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of mineral land grants to the Northern Pa
U. S. COURTS. cific Railroad in Montana and Idaho
Providing an additional Circuit Judge ($20,000). Feb. 26, 1895.
in the Seventh Judicial District. Feb. & Amending the law relative to sales of
1895. isolated lands, and defining what are iso Providing an additional Circuit Judge lated lands. Feb. 26, 1895.
in the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Feb. 18, For the relief of bona fide purchasers of 1895. land in California. Mar. 1, 1895.
Relative to appeals on injunctions car. Granting the Mount Vernon Barracks ried to the Circuit Court of Appeals. Military Reservation to Alabama, Mar.
Feb. 18, 1895. 1, 1895.
Dividing Indian Territory into three Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior
judicial districts. Mar. 1, 1895. to correct errors where double allotments Amending the act regulating the liens of land have erroneously been made to an of judgments and decrees of U. s. Courts. Indian. Jan. 26, 1895.
Mar. 2. 1895. Authorizing sale of certain lands in
Salaries of Judges and other officers of Montgomery Co., Ark., to the Methodist courts of Indian Territory. ($50,000). Episcopal Church South, for camp grounds. Mar. 2, 1895. Feb. 12, 1895. Giving power to appoint commissioners
MISCELLANEOUS. to take proof in land cases. Mar. 2, 1895. Mexican Soldiers: Extending limitation
Granting o Mississippi 23,040 acres for of time for applying for the relief of cerIndustrial institute and College for Girls. tain volunteer and regular soldiers of the Mar. 2, 1895.
Mexican War. Mar. 2, 1895. Grant to Mississippi of 4,680 acres of American University: Amending the act land for the use of the agricultural and of incorporation relative to trustees. Mar. mechanical college for colored persons. 2, 1895. Feb. 20, 1895.
Authorizing the Commissioners of the Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy Soldiers' Home, District of Columbia, to to certify to the Secretary of the Interior, sell the asylum lot on Pascagoula Bay, for restoration to the public domain, lands
Miss. Feb. 8, 1895. in the States of Alabama and Mississippi
Authorizing the Secretary of War to not needed for naval purposes. Mar. 2,
issue four condemned cannon and pro1895.
jectiles to be used in ornamenting the RAILROADS.
Union and Confederate plot at Oakwood
Cemetery, Chicago. Jan. 25, 1895. Amending the Interstate Commerce Act Establishing a life-saving station at so to permit joint interchangeable 5,000
City Point, Boston Harbor, Mass. Feb. mile tickets, with special privileges as to
19, 1895. the amount of free baggage. Feb. 8, 1895. Granting cannon to the Iowa Histori
Granting right of way through Arlington cal Museum, Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 21, reservation for electric railway purposes. 1895, Dec. 8, 1894.
North Dakota: Amending the act relaGranting right of way to the Forest tive to terms and returns of pending City and Sioux City R. R. through the actions, etc., of District and Circuit Sioux Indian Reservation. Feb. 12, 1895. Courts, and fees, etc., of officers of same.
Granting to Gila Valley, Globe and Feb. 4, 1895. Northern R. R. right of way through the Readjusting the salaries and allowances San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona. of the postmasters at Guthrie, Oklahoma Feb. 18, 1895.
City and Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Feb. 19. Incorporating the Capital Railway Com 1895. pany, March 2, 1895.
Venezuelan claims: Directing the SecreGiving right of way to Kansas City, tary of State to apply all accretions of Pittsburg and Gulf R. R. through Indian the fund to the payment of the new Territory and extending time of construc awards. Jan. 21, 1895. tion. March 2, 1895.
Amending the act for the opening of Incorporating the Washington and Mary certain abandoned military reservations, land R. R. March 2, 1895.
and extending preference right of homeREGISTRY FOR VESSELS.
stead settlers. Feb. 15, 1895. Granting American registry to the for
U. S. Mints: Providing for the coin
age of gold and silver at the branch eign built steamships Athos, Claribel and
mint, Denver, Col. Feb. 20, 1895. Empress and barks Archer and Linda.
Portland Universal Exposition (Oregon): Jan. 16, 1895.
Exempting articles of foreign exhibitors Providing that the register of vessels
from payment of duties. Jan. 8, 1895. may have space and tonnage added for use
An appropriation of $30,000 for the comin foreign ports. Jan. 21, 1895. Granting American registry to barken
pletion of the equestrian statue of General tine J. H. Hamlen. Feb. 4, 1895.
W. T. Sherman, provided that said statue shall not be located on
the Capitol Repealing the law providing for bonds grounds. March 2, 1895. for registry of vessels; amends the law
See "Copyright Law." relative to certificates of registry and provides a penalty for not giving up such certificate in certain cases; amends the
JOINT RESOLUTIONS. law relative to the employment of vessels
ARMY. in trade whereby the revenue laws may be Reviving the grade of lieutenant-general, defrauded, and provides that no licensed providing that when the grade shall have yachts shall engage in any trade nor in once been filled and become vacant, the any way violate the revenue laws. Jan. joint resolution shall thereafter expire and 16, 1895.
be of no effect. Feb. 5, 1895.
D., LL. D., D. C. L. ($1,500). Mar. 2, Joint resolution authorizing foreign ex
1895. hibitors at the Cotton States and Inter
Extending time for taking testimony in national Exposition to be held in Atlanta,
relation to the value of the improvements Ga., in 1895, to bring to this country for
of the Monongahela Nav, Co., on the eign laborers from their respective coun
Monongahela River, Penn. Mar. 2, 1895. tries, for the purpose of preparing for and
Directing payment to West Virginia of making their exhibits.
$181,306 93 under the act to credit and
pay to the several States and Territories BRITISH GUIANA-VENEZUELA.
moneys collected under the direct tax That the President's suggestion that levied by Act of Congress of Aug. 5, 1861. Great Britain and Venezuela refer their Mar. 2, 1895. dispute as to boundaries to friendly arbi To provide for the printing of a digest tration be earnestly recommended to the of the laws and decisions relating to the favorable consideration of both parties appointment, salary, and compensation of in interest. Feb. 20, 1895.
officials of the United States courts. Mar. SENATE AND HOUSE.
2, 1895. ($2,000). To pay the officers and employes of the
Calling on the President to take such Senate and House of Representatives their
measures as he may deem necessary to
consummate the agreement between the respective salaries for December on Dec.
Governments of Spain and the United 20. Dec. 15, 1894.
States for the relief of Antonio Maximo MISCELLANEOUS.
Mora, a naturalized citizen of the United Extending time for report of Board of States. Mar. 2, 1895. Engineers of the Army on the survey of Extending time in which members of canal routes from Lake Erie to the Ohio the 53d Congress may distribute docuRiver. Dec. 24, 1894.
ments to the meeting of the next ConDonating two obsolete_cannon to the gress. Mar. 2, 1895. cities of Allegheny and Pittsburg, Penn. See "Income Tax. Jan. 12, 1895.
Providing for the expenditure of $10,000 for dredging Everett Harbor, Washing- | ANALYSIS OF THE MORE IMton. Feb. 1, 1895,
PORTANT ACTS OF THIRD To print 1,000 copies each of volumes 1 to 15 of the decisions of Interior De
SESSION LIIID CONpartment relating to public lands and
GRESS. pensions. Feb. 8, 1895. Authorizing Secretary of War to make
ARMY. a survey of Kalamazoo River from Lake The Army Appropriation bill of FebruMichigan to Saugatuck. Feb. 13, 1895. ary 12, 1895, provides that there shall be
To restore the status of the Missouri mi no appointment of major in the Pay Delitia who served during the Civil War. partment until the number in that grade Feb. 15, 1895.
is reduced to twenty, and thereafter fixes To return to Michigan the flags of cer the limit of such grade to twenty; also tain regiments of Michigan volunteers. that the number of commissaries of subFeb. 18, 1895.
sistence of the rank of captain be limited To complete the connection between St. to eight, and that no appointments shall Joseph Harbor and Benton Harbor, Mich. be made to that grade until the number Feb. 18, 1895.
is reduced to eight. It also provides for To confirm the enlargement of the Red the establishment of a military post at Cliff Indian Reservation in the State of Spokane, Wash. Also the maximum alWisconsin, made in 1863, and for the al lowance to any officer travelling under lotment of same. Feb. 20, 1895.
orders shall be 4 cents a mile, and in adAuthorizing the Secretary of War to de- diton thereto the actual cost of transportaliver condemned cannon to various Grand tion paid by the officer, exclusive of parArmy Posts for use in decorating lots set lor-car or sleeping-car fare and transfers. apart for the burial of ex-soldiers. Feb. The Act of March 2, 1895, makes ap26, 1895.
propriations for fortifications and other Donating cannon, muskets, etc., to Ore works of defence, for the armament gon State Soldiers' Home, for celebra thereof, for the procurement of heavy tions, etc. Feb. 26, 1895.
ordnance for trial and service, etc. It Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy also authorizes the Secretary of War, to deliver unserviceable or condemned within his discretion, to establish a millcannon to the Mayor of Burlington, Ver tary post at such point on Puget Sound, mont, to be used in decorating Battery and one at or near Bismarck, N. D., as Park. Feb. 27, 1895.
shall, in his judgment, best subserve the Authorizing Secretary of War to deliver public interests, provided that not less cannon to the committee of the National than 640 acres of land suitable for the Encampment G. A. R., Louisville, Ky., purposes shall be donated free of cost to for furnishing badges to the delegates. the United States in each instance. The Mar. 2, 1895.
Secretary of War is also authorized, on To fill vacancies in Board of Regents of the application of the Governor of MichiSmithsonian Institution. Feb. 27, 1895. gan, to turn over to that State, for use as
In reference to the free zone along the a State park, and for no other purpose, northern frontier of Mexico and adjacent the military reservation and buildings to the United States. Mar. 1, 1805.
and the lands of the National Park on Granting permission for the erection of Mackinac Island; provided, that whena bronze statue at Washington, D. C., in ever the State ceases to use the land for honor of Professor Samuel D. Gross, M. the purpose aforesaid, it shall revert to
the United States. The Secretary is also shall be punishable in the first offence by authorized to set apart 160 acres of land imprisonment for not more than two years that may no longer be required for mill or by a fine of not more than one thousand tary purposes, in the Fort D. A, Rus dollars, or both, and in the second and sell Military Reservation in the said after offences by such imprisonment only. State for the use of the said State for agricultural fair and industrial exposi
INCREASE OF THE NAVY. tion grounds, and for other public pur The Appropriation Act of March 2, 1895, poses. That the lands so set apart are provided: "That for the purpose of furhereby granted to the State of Wyoming: ther increasing the naval establishment of Provided. That the entry and selection of the United States the President is hereby lands under the provisions of this act authorized to have constructed by conshall be construed as being in part satis tract two seagoing coast-line battle-ships faction of the grant of lands to the State designed to carry the heaviest armor and of Wyoming for charitable, educational, most powerful ordnance upon a displacepenal and reformatory institutions under ment of about ten thousand tons, to have the provisions of Section 11 of the Act of the highest practicable speed for vessels Congress of July 10, 1890.
of their class, and to cost, exclusive of CANALS.
armament, not exceeding four million
dollars each; and six light-draft composite The Act of March 2, 1895, authorized
gun-boats of about one thousand tons disthe President to appoint a board of three placement, to be fixed by the Secretary of persons with power to meet and confer with any similar committee which may
the Navy, and no one of which shall cost
more than two hundred and thirty thoube appointed by the Government of Great Britain or of the Dominion of Canada,
sand dollars, or in all for said six gun
boats, and who shall make inquiry and report eigthty thousand
one million three hundred and
dollars, exclusive whether it is feasible to build such canals
armanent, and not more than two of said as shall enable vessels engaged in ocean
gunboats shall be built in one yard, or by commerce to pass to and fro between the great lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, with
one contracting party, and in each case
the contract shall be awarded by the Secan adequate and controllable supply of water
retary of the Navy to the lowest best refor continual use; where such canals can be most conveniently located,
sponsible bidder; and three torpedo boats, the probable cost of the same, with esti
at a cost of not exceeding one hundred and mates in detail; and it any part of the
seventy-five thousand dollars each; and,
subject to the same should be built in the territory of
provisions hereinafter Canada, what regulations or treaty ar: said torpedo boats shall be built on or near
made, one seagoing battle-ship and one of rangements will be necessary between the United States and Great Britain to
the coast of the Pacific Ocean, or in the waters connecting therewith, and
one preserve the free use of such canal to the people of this country at all times; and
torpedo boat on the Mississippi River, and all necessary facts and considerations re
one torpedo boat on the coast of the Gulf lating to the construction and future use
of Mexico; and in the construction of all of deep-water channels between the Great
said vessels all of the provisions of the Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. The per
Act of August 3, 1886, entitled, 'An Act sons so appointed shall serve without com
to increase the naval establishment,' as pensation in any form, but they shall be
to materials for said vessels, their enpaid their actual travelling and other
gines, boilers, and machinery, the con
tracts under which they are built, except necessary expenses, not exceeding in all ten thousand dollars, for which purpose
as to premiums, which are not to the said sum of ten thousand dollars, or
offered, the notice of any proposals for the so much thereof as may be necessary, is
same, the plans, drawings, and specifica
tions therefor, and the method of executhereby appropriated. The President may, in his discretion,
ing said contracts, shall be observed and detail as one of such persons an officer followed, and said vessels shall be built in of the Army or Navy.
compliance with the terms of said Act, See "Nicaragua Canal."
save that in all their parts said vessels
shall be of domestic manufacture: ProLOTTERY LAW.
vided, that if it shall appear to the satisThe Act of March 2, 1895, enacted that faction of the President of the United any person who shall cause to be brought States, from the biddings for the conwithin the United States from abroad, for
tracts for either of said torpedo boats, and the purpose of disposing of the same, or for one of the foregoing battle-ships to be deposited in or carried by the mails of built on the Pacific Coast, when the same the United States, or carried from one shall be opened and examined by him, State to another in the United States, that the said torpedo boats or battle-ships any paper, certificate, or instrument pur cannot be constructed at a fair cost at the porting to be or represent ticket, places fixed in the proposals and bidchance, share, or interest in or dependent dings, he may authorize the construction upon the event of a lottery, so-called gift of said torpedo boats, or any of them, or concert, or similar enterprise, offering the battle-ship, the biddings for which prizes dependent upon lot or chance, or provide for building upon the Pacific shall cause any advertisement of such Coast, elsewhere in the United States, lottery, so-called gift concert, or similar subject to the limitations as to cost here. enterprise, "offering prizes dependent upon inbefore provided; and any of the ships, lot or chance, to be brought into the Unit-gunboats, and torpedo boats provided for ed States, or deposited in or carried by the in this Act may be constructed of steel mails of the United States, or transferred or other metal, or of alloy, except where from one State to another in the same, it is otherwise provided in this Act, ana
one of said battle-ships shall be named ing Office may have thirty days' leave of Kearsarge.'
absence, with pay, each year; with pro PENSIONS.
rata leave to those who serve fractional
parts of the year. The Public Printer, The Act of March 2, 1895, provides that chief clerk, foreman of printing or bindfrom and after September 28, 1892, the ing, and their assistants, are forbidden to accrued pension to the date of the death have any interest, direct or indirect, in the of any pensioner, or of any person entitled publication of any newspaper or periodical, to a pension having an application there or in any printing, binding, etc., or in any for pending, and whether a certificate contracts for supplies, under a penalty of therefor shall issue prior or subsequent to imprisonment and fine upon conviction. the death of such person, shall, in the
The pay for composition is limited to fifty case of a person pensioned, or applying
cents per 1,000 ems; to pressmen, 50 for pension, on account of his disabilities
cents per hour, and to printers and bookor service,' be paid, first, to his widow; binders 40 cents per hour. If employed on second, if 'there is no widow, to his child night work an extra allowance of 20 per or children under the age of sixteen years cent is made. Apprentices, not to exceed at his death; third, in case of a widow,
twenty-five at any one time, may be emto her minor children under the age of ployed. The superintendent of documents sixteen years at her death. Such accrued
in the Interior Department is abolished, pension shall not be considered a part of and public documents will no longer be the assets of the estate of such deceased furnished to that department
for distribuperson, nor be liable for the payment of tion; provided, that the distribution of the the debts of said estate in any
census reports shall be continued and whatsoever, but shall inure to the sole completed under existing laws and regulaand exclusive benefit of the widow or
tions. children. And if no widow or child sur
There are 100 sections in the Act, most vive such pensioner, and in the case of of which
define the manner and number of his last surviving child who was such publications and how they shall be disminor at his death, and in case of a de
tributed. pendent mother, father, sister, or brother,
REVENUE MARINE. no payment whatsoever of their accrued pension shall be made or allowed except The Appropriation Act of March 2, 1895, so much as may be necessary to reimburse provides for a medical board to "examine the person who bore the expense of their and report upon all officers of the Revenue last sickness and burial, if they did not Cutter Service who, through no vicious leave sufficient assets to meet such ex habits of their own, are now incapacitated pense. And the mailing of a pension by reason of the infirmities of age or phycheck, drawn by a pension agent in pay sical or mental disability to efficiently perment of a pension due to the address of form the duties of their respective offices. a pensioner, shall constitute payment in
And such officers as, under the terms of the event of the death of a pensioner this act, may be reported by said board subsequent to the execution of the vouch to be so permanently incapacitated shall er therefor. And all prior laws relating be placed on waiting orders out of the line to the payment of accrued pension are of promotion, with one-half active duty hereby repealed.
pay, and the vacancies thereby created in The Pension Appropriation bill of March the active list of the officers shall be filled 2, 1895 repealed the law which went into by promotion in the order of seniority, as effect July 1, 1893, providing that no pen now provided by law: Provided, however, sion shouid be paid to a non-resident who that no such promotion shall be made untii is not a citizen of the United States, ex the professional qualifications of the cancept for actual disabilities incurred in the didate shall have been determined by writservice. It also enacted that pensioners ten examination before a board of officers receiving less than $6 per month, for any
of the Revenue Cutter Service convened degree of pensionable disability, shall by the Secretary of the Treasury for that have their pensions increased to that purpose: Provided further, that the numamount; and provided that the law should ber of officers upon the active list now aunot be retroactive
thorized by law shall not be increased by PUBLIC PRINTING.
this act." An act of January 12, 1895, provides for a Joint Committee on Printing, con
THE MORA CLAIM. sisting of three members from each House
The Spanish Cabinet on July 31, 1895, of Congress. It has power to adopt such
resolved to pay the long-standing claim measures as may be deemed necessary
of Antonio Maximo Mora to the United to remedy any neglect or delay in the exe- States, amounting to $1,500,000. The paycution of the public printing; to reprint a ment was made on September 14, 1895. limited number of bills; to fix upon stand
It appears that during an insurrection in ards of paper for public printing, and to Cuba a valuable sugar plantation owned award contracts therefor, and to have by Mora, who claimed to be an American control of the arrangement and style of citizen, was confiscated by the Spanish the "Congressional Record," etc. The officials. Mora appealed to the authoriPublic Printer must be a practical printer ties at Washington for redress, and as and versed in the art of bookbinding, and long ago as 1886 the Spanish Government is appointed subject to confirmation by the agreed to pay $1,500,000 in settlement. Senate, with a salary of $4,500 a year. He The claim was pressed by every Adminmust also furnish a bond to the amount of istration of the United States after that, $100,000 for the faithful performance of but the opposition in the Spanish Cortes, his duties.
influenced by public opinion in Spain, preThe employes of the Government Print- I vented the payment.
THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL of the parity of values of the two metals, CONVENTION.
so that the purchasing and debt-paying
power of the dollar, whether of silver, The tenth Republican National Conven gold or paper, shall be at all times equal. tion met at Minneapolis on June 7, 1892. The interests of the producers of the counJ. Sloat Fassett, of New York, was try, its farmers and its workingmen, deelected temporary chairman, and
mand that every dollar, paper or coin, McKinley, jr., of Ohio, permanent chair issued by the Government shall be as man. The following platform was unani good as any other. We commend the wise mously reported on June 10 from the Com and patriotic steps already taken by our mittee on Resolutions, Joseph B. Foraker, Government to secure an international of Ohio, chairman, and was unanimously conference to adopt such measures as will adopted by the convention at the evening insure a parity of value between gold and session:
silver for use as money throughout the
world. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM,
FREE BALLOT AND FAIR COUNT.Adopted at Minneapolis, June 10, "We demand that every citizen of the
United States shall be allowed to cast one 1892.
free and unrestricted ballot in all public "The representatives of the Republicans elections, and that such ballot shall be of the United States, assembled in general counted and returned as cast; that such convention on the shores of the Missis laws shall be enacted and enforced as will sippi River, the everlasting bond of an secure to every citizen, be he rich or poor, indestructible Republic, whose most glor native or foreign born, white or black, ious chapter of history is the record of the
this sovereign right guaranteed by the Republican party, congratulate their coun Constitution. The free and honest poputrymen on the majestic march of the Na lar ballot, the just and equal repretion under the banner's inscribed with the sentation of all the people, as well as principles of our platform of 1888, vindi their just and equal protection under the cated by victory at the polls and pros laws, are the foundation of our republiperity in our fields, workshops and mines, can institutions, and the party will never and make the following declaration of relax its efforts until the integrity of the principles:
ballot and the purity of elections shall be PROTECTION.-"We reaffirm the Amer fully guaranteed and protected in every ican doctrine of protection. We call at State. tention to its growth abroad. We main SOUTHERN OUTRAGES.--"We tain that the prosperous condition of our
nounce the continued inhuman outrages country is largely due to the wise revenue
perpetrated upon American citizens for legislation of the Republican Congress. political reasons in certain Southern States We believe that all articles which cannot
of the Union. be produced in the United States, except
FOREIGN RELATIONS.-"We favor luxuries, should be admitted free of duty, and that on all impor is coming into com
the extension of our foreign commerce, petition with the products of American
the restoration of our mercantile marine labor there should be levied duties equal
by home-built ships and the creation of to the difference between wages abroad
a Navy for the protection of our National
interests and the honor of our flag: the and at home. We assert that the prices of manufactured articles of general con
maintenance of the most friendly relasumption have been reduced under the
tions with all foreign Powers, entangling operations of the tariff act of 1890. We
alliances with none; and the protection et
the rights of our fishermen. We reaffirm denounce the efforts of the Democratic majority of the House of Representatives
our approval of the Monroe Doctrine, and to destroy our tarifr laws piecemeal, as
believe in the achievement of the maniis manifested by their attacks upon wool,
fest destiny of the Republic in its broadlead and lead ores, the chief products of
est sense. We favor the enactment of a number of States, and we ask the peo
more stringent laws and regulations for ple for their judgment thereon.
the restriction of criminal, pauper and RECIPROCITY.-"We point to the suc
contract immigration. cess of the Republican policy of reciproc
MISCELLANEOUS.-"We favor Ity, under which our export trade has cient legislation by Congress to protect vastly increased, and new and enlarged the life and limbs of employes of transmarkets have been opened for the prod portation companies engaged in carrying ucts of our farms and workshops. We on interstate commerce, and recommend remind the people of the bitter opposition legislation by the respective States that of the Democratic party to this practical
will protect employes engaged in State business measure, and claim that, exe commerce, and in mining and manucuted by a Republican Administration, facturing. sur present laws will eventually give us "The Republican party has always been rontrol of the trade of the world.
the champion of the oppressed, and reengSILVER, -"The American people, from nizes the dignity of manhood, irrespective tradition and interest, favor bimetallism, of faith, color or nationality; it sympaand the Republican party demands the thizes with the cause of Home Rule in use of both gold and silver as standard Ireland, and protests against the persecu. money, with such restrictions and under tion of the Jews in Russia. much provisions, to he determined by "The ultimate reliance of free popular 1erilation, as will secure the maintenance
government is the intelligence of the