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tions mado by Confess for that fiscal year, or Involve the government in any contract or obligation for the future payment of money m c-xcess 01 such appropriations unless such contract or obligation 19 authorized by taw. Nor shall any department or ofacer of the government accept voluntary sorvlce for the government or employ personal service in excess of that authorized by law, except In cases of sudden emergency, invoivDeficiency tng the loss of human life or the destruction of prapert^ Ail
Appropriations. appropriations made for the fulfilment of <^1^ orations W expressly authorized by law, or for objects required or
authorized by law without reference to the amounts annually appropriated therefor, shall, on or before the beginning of each fiscal year, be so apportioned by monthly or other allotments as to prevent undue expenditures in one portion of the year that may .require deficiency or additional appropriations to complete the service of the fiscal year; and all euch apportionments shall be adhered to except when waived or modified In specific case* by the written order of-pe head of the Executive Department or other government establishment having control of the expenditure, but this provision shall not apply to the contingent appropriations of the Senate or House of Representatives; and all such waivers or modifications, together with the reasons therefor, shall bo communicated to Congress In connection with estimates for any additional appropriations required on account thereof. Any person violating any provision of this section snail be summarily removed from office and may also be punished .by a lino of not less^ than $100 or by imprisonment for not less than one month."
An act approved February lf 1905. provided that the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture should, from and after the passage of said act. execute or cause to be executed all laws affecting public I anas heretofore or. Transfer hereafter reserved under the provisions of Section 24 of the act.
of Forest entitled "An act to repeal the timber culture laws, and for Ovhcr
Reserves feo purposes/' approved March 3, 18?1, and acts supplemental to and , Agricultural amendatory thereof, after such lands have been so reserved, cxDenastment. cepting such lav/s as affect the surveying, prospecting, locating,
appropriating, entering, relinquishing, reconveying, certifying, or, patenting of any of such lands. Pulp wood or wood pulp manufactured from timber in the district of Alaska may Ids exported therefrom. Forest supervisors, and rangers-shall be selected, when practicable, from qualified citizens of the. States or Territories In which the said reserves, respectively, are situated. Rights of way for the construction and maintenance of dams, reservoirs, water plants ditches, flumes, pipes, tunnels and canals, within and across the forest reserves of the United States, are hereby granted to citizens and corporations of tne United States for municipal or mining purposes, and for the purposes of the milling and reduction of ores, during the period of their beneficial use, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and subject to the laws of the' State or Territory in which said reserves are respectively situated Ali money received from the sale of any products or the use of any land or resources of said forest reserves shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States and for a period of five years from the passage 01 this act shah constitute a special fund available, until expended, as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, for the protection, administration* improvement and extension of federal forest reserves.
A joint resolution, approved February 9. 190CV authorized the Director of the Census to collect and publish in connection with the ginners' reports of cotton production provided for in Section 9 of an act of Congress entitled Cotton and "An act to provide for a permanent Census Office," approved March Divorce 6, 1902. statistics of the consumption of cotton, the surplus of cotton.
Statistics, held by the manufacturers, and the quantity of cotton exported, the statistics to be summarized as of September 1 each year so as to show the cotton production and consumption of the preceding year. And the Director of the Census shall make semi-monthly publication of the amount of cotton ginned in lieu Of the monthly reports which he-now makes. The Director of the Census is also' authorized and directed to collect and publish the statistics of and relating to marriage and divorce in the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia since January 1, 1SS7: Provided, that such statistics as now required bv law to be collected be used so far as it is practicable to do so.
An act -approved February 9, 190f», to take effect July 1, 1905, provided that in lieu of the list in duplicate of passengers now prescribed by Section 9 of the act approved August £, 1832t entitled "An aet to regulate the carLists of riage of passengers by sea;" the master shall submit for inspection PasscDsrers to the officer of customs who first makes demand therefor, and shall at Sea. subsequently doliver with his manifest of cargo on entry, a correct list signed and verified on oath by the master, of all passengers taken on board the vessel at any foreign port or place, specifying, in the manner to bo prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, the*1 name of each passenger, age (if a child of eight years or under), sex, married or single, location of compartment or space occupied during the voyage (if the passenger be other than a cabin passenger), whether a citizen of the United States, number of pieces of baggage, and if any passenger die on the voyage the list shall specify the name, age, and cause of death of each deceased passenger.
An act approved February IK 19r»l>, provided that the amendment to Section 4 472 of the Rev ted Statutes, approved February 20, 19u\, be amended to read aa follows" "Nothing In the foregoing or following sections of this act shall prihibit the transportation of eteam vessels or gasolene or any of the products of petroleum 1TMTM carJle<3 J»7 motoT vehicles <commonly known as automobiles) using the same as a source of niotivo power: Provided, however, that all fire, if anytin su^h TMnS4 A / . „ or automobiles be extinguished immediately after entering "tho
£?StemhSLl* ££ V€M& an>? fhat the same be not relilht<^ until immediately
<m feteamboats. before said vehicle shall leave the vessel: Provided further that
any owner, master, agent, or other person having charge ofe passenger steam vessels shall have the right to refuse to transport automobile vehicles the tanksi of which contain gasolene, naphtha, or other dangerous burning fluids." Q iS?e P^^i1^' Executive and Judicial Appropriation act, approved February 3, 1905, provided that no part of any money appropriated by it or any other act rw^<TM * Slml] bQ- used for Purchasing, maintaining, driving, or operating Carriages for any carriage or vehicle <other than those for the use of the PresiOfficial Use. dent of the United States, the heads of the executive department^ twnon . ,, an.d the secretary to the President, and other than those used for transportation oi property belonging to or in the custody of the United States') for the personal or official use of any officer or employe of any of the executive departments or other government establishments at Washington, District of Columbia, unless the same shall be specifically authorized by law or provided for In terms by appropriation of money/ and all such carriages and vehicles so procured and used for official purposes shall have conspicuously painted thereon at all times the lull name of the executive department or other branch of the public service to which ihe same belong ■ and" in the service of which the same are used.
An act approved February 8, 1905, provided that the act of February « 1897, entitled 'An act to prevent the carrying of obscene literature from one State or'Terrltory into another," be amended so as to read: "It shall be unlawful for Obscene , any person to deposit with any express company or other common carrier -Literature, for carriage from one State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia into any other Stace or Territorv of the United States or the District of Columbia, or from any place in or ' subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to a foreign country, or from any place in or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States through a foreign country to any place hi or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, or who ehall cause to be brought into any place in or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States from any foreign country, any obscene;' lewd, or lascivious book, pamphlet, picture, paper, letter, writing, print, or other' matter of indecent character, or any article or thing designed or intended for' the prevention of conception, or procuring of abortion, or any written or printed card, letter, circular, book, pamphlet, advertisement, or notice of any kind giving information, directly or indirectly, where, how or of whom, or by what means apy ,of the hereinbefore mentioned articles, matters, or things may be obtained or •made; and any person who shall knowingly deposit, or -cause to be deposited, with any express company or other common carrier for carriage from one State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to any other State or Territory of the United States, or for carriage from any- place in or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to a foreign country, or from any place in or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States through any foreign country, to any place in or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, or who shall take from such express company or other common carrier with intent to sell, distribute, or circulate any matter or thing herein forbidden to be deposited for 'carriage shall for each offence, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $5,000 or fnrprisoned at hard labor not m-ose than live years, or both, at the discretion of the court/'
An act approved February 28, 1905, amended section 5,146 of ihe Revised Statutes relating to qualifications of directors of national banking associations so as to read: "Sec. 5,146. Every director must, during his National Bank whole term of service, be a citizen of the United States, and at Directors. least three-fourths of the" directors must have resided in the
State, Territory, or district in which the association is located for at least one year immediately preceding their election and must be residents therein during their continuance in office. Every director must own in his own right at least ten shares of the capital stock of the association of which he is a director, unless the capital of the bank shail not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, in which case he must own in his own right at least five shares of such capital stock. Any director who ceases to be the owner of the required number of shares of stock, or who becomes in any other manner disqualified, shall thereby vacate his place."
The Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation act., approved February 3, 1905, appropriated $30,000 for compensation Special Foreign Trade Agents, at not more than $10 a day and actual necessary
travelling expenses of special agents to investigate trade conditions abroad, with the object of promoting the foreign commerce of the United States, the results of such investigation to be reported to Congress.
An act approved March 3, 1905, provided that when the territorial government of Hawaii ehall cede to the United States in perpetuity a suitable tract of land one mile square, more or less, on the leper reservation TLeprosy in Hawaii, at Molokai, Hawaii, there shall be established thereon a hospital station and laboratory of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service of the United Statoe for the study of the methods ,of transmission, cause and treatment of leprosy. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to cause the erection upon such site of saleable and necessary buUdIngs for the purposes of thlst act, at a cost not to exceed $100,000. The surgeon general ia authorized to receive at such station such patients afflicted with leprosy as may be committed to his care under legal authorization of the Territory of Hawaii, not to exceed forty in number to be under treatment at any time, said patients to remain under the jurisdiction of the said surgeon general, or his agent, until returned to the proper authorities of Hawaii. The surgeon general of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service of the United States is authorized to detail o.r appoint, for the purposes of. these investigations and treatment, such medical officers, acting assistant surgeons, pharmacists and employes as may be necessary for said purposes
A joint resolution approved February 28, 1905, authorized the Secretary of
War to deliver to the proper authorities of trie respective States,
Confederate in which the regiments which bore those colors were organized,
Flags Returned, certain Union and. Confederate battle flags now in the custody
of the War Department, for such final disposition as the afore-.
said proper authorities may determine. . j
The Agricultural Appropriation actf approved March 3, 1905, provided that any person who shall knowingly issue or publish any counterfeit weather forecasts or warnings of weather conditions, falsely representing Counterfeit such forecasts or warnings to have been issued or published
Weather Forecasts, by the Weather Bureau, or other branch of the government service, or shall molest or interfere with any weather or storm flag or weather map or bulletin displayed or Issued by the United States Weather bureau, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction: thereof, £ or each offence, be fined in a sum not exceeding $500, or be imprisoned not to exceed ninety days, or be both fined and imprisoned, in the discretion of the court. ■ •*
An act approved February 21, 1905. made it-unlawful for any person, partnership, association, or corporation engaged in commerce among the several States, Territories, District of Columbia, and possessions of Frandnlenfc the United States, or with any foreign country, to stamp any
Assay Stamps on gold, silver, or goods manufactured therefrom, and which are" Gold and Silver intended and used in such commerce, with the words "UnitedWares, States assay," or with any words, phrases, or devices calculated to convey the impression that the United States Govern-' ment has certified to the fineness or quality of such gold or silver, or of the gold or silver contained in any'of "the goods manufactured therefrom. Each andevery such stamp shall constitute a separate offenfce. The penalty for such misrepresentation is to bfe a fine of not more than $5,000 or improsinment for not more than one year, or both, at the discretion of the court. Any gold, silver, or goods manufactured therefrom after the date of. the passage of :this act, bearing' any of the stamps, words, phrases, or devices prohibited to be used under' section one hereof, and being in the course of transportation from one State to. another, or to or from a Territory, the District of Columbia, or possessions of the United States, shall be forfeited to the United States, and may be seized and condemned by like proceedings as those provided by law for the forfeiture, selzaro and condemnation of property imported into the United States contrary to law.
An act approved Februarj' 23, 1905, authorized the President of the United States to causo to be prepared bronze medals of honor, with suitable emblematic devices, which shall be bestowed upon any persons who shall hereafter by extreme" daring, endanger their own lives in saving, or Mfe Savern endeavoring to save, lives from any wreck, disaster", or grave on Railroads, accident, or in preventing or endeavoring to prevent such wreck* disaster or grave accident, upon any railroad within the United States engaged in interstate commerce: Provided, that no award of said medal shall be made tt any person until sufficient evidence of his deserving shall have been furnished Mid placed on file, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the President of the United States. The President is also authorized to issue to any person to whom a medal of honor may be awarded under the provisions of this act a rosette or knot, to be worn In lieu of the medal", and a ribbon to be worn with the medal; said rosette or knot and ribbon to be each of a pattern to be prescribed foV the President of the United States: Provided, that whenever a ribbon issued under the provisions of this act shall have been lost, destroyed, or rendered unfit for use without fault or neglect on the part oC the person to whom it was issued, a new ribbon shall be issued to such person without charge therefor.
An act approved March 3, 1905, authorized the Secretary of War to sell, at the prices at which they are listed for the army, upon the request of the Governors of the several States and Territories, such magazine rifles beRifle CluS>s. longing to the United States as are not necessary for the equipment of the army and the organized militia, for the use of rifle clubs formed under regulations prepared by the national board for the promotion of rifle practice and approved by the Secretary of War. The Secretary of War Is also authorized m his discretion to sell to the several' States and Territories, as prescribed in Section 17 of the act approved January 21, 1903, for the use of said •clubs ammunition, ordnance stores, and equipments of the government standard at the prices at which they are Hsled for the army. The practice of the rifle \\ clubs herein provided shall be carried on in conformity to regulations prescribed II by the national board for the promotion of rifle practice, approved by the Secretary of War, and the results thereof shall be filed In the office of the Military Secretary of the Army.
Other acts and joint resolutions approved included the following: Providing for the appointment of an additional Circuit Judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, for the appointment of an additional judge in the Northern Miscellaneous, District of Illinois, the creation of an additional district in Illinois, to be known as the Eastern District, and changing the boundaries of the other districts; to divide the State of Washington into two judicial districts; to authorize the appointment of an additional judge for the district of New-Jersey; to authorize the appointment of an additional Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit; to authorize the appointment of an additional associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona; incorporating the American Academy in Rome; incorporating the American National Red Cross; accepting the recession by the State of California of the Yosemite Valley Grant and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove in the Yosemite National Park; to incorporate the trustees of the grand encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America; to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in the district of Alaska; authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to accept the torpedo boats Stringham and Goldsborough; to extend the western boundary line of the State of Arkansas; to exclude from the Yosemite National Park, California-, certain lands and to include them in the Sierra Forest Reserve; extending the time within which actions for the recovery of duties paid in Porto Rico may be brought In the Court of Claims under the act of April 29, 1902; authorizing the construction of a steam revenue cutter adapted to service in the waters of Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, North Carolina; amending an act approved August 13, 1894, entitled "An act for the protection of persons furnishing materials and labor for the construction of public works"; causing certain lands heretofore withdrawn from market for reservoir purposes to be restored to the public domain, subjeet to entry under the homestead law, with certain restrictions; amending Section 787 of the Revised Statutes of the United States .relating to bonds on imports; enablin-g^the Secretary of Agriculture to establish and maintain quarantine districts, ~ to , permit and regulate the movement of cattle and other live stock" therefrom, and for other purposes; prohibiting importation or interstate transportation of insect pests, and the use of the United States mails for that purpose; amending the act relating to the printing and distribution of public documents.
TREATIES WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
The Senate ratified on January 11, 1906, a treaty providing for the arbitration of pecuniary claims signed at the City of Mexico on January 30, 1902, Pan-American by representatives of the United States, the Argentine Republic,
Arbitration. Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chili, the Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Salvador^ Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The text of the treaty is as follows:
Art. 1. The high contracting parties agree to submit to arbitration all claims for pecuniary loss or damage which may be presented by their respective citizens, and which cannot be amicably adjusted through diplomatic channels and when said claims are of sufQcient Importance to warrant the expenses of arbitration.
Art. 2. By virtue of the faculty recognized by Article 26 of the Convention of The Hague for the pacific settlement of international disputes, the high contracting parties agree to submit to the decision of the permanent Court of Arbitration established by said convention, all controversies which are the subject matter of the present treaty, unless both parties should prefer that a special jurisdiction be organized, according to Article 21 of the convention referred to. If a case is submitted to the Permanent Court of The Hague, the high contracting parties accept the provisions of the said convention, in so far as they relate to the organization of the Arbitral Tribunal, and with regard to the procedure to be followed, and to the obligation to comply with the sentence.
Art. 3. The present treaty shall not be obligatory except upon those States which have subscribed to the convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes, signed at The Hague, July 29, 1890, and upon those which ratify the protocol unanimouslv adopted bv the Republics represented in the Second International Conference of American States, for their adherence to the conventions signed at The Hague, July
Art' 4 If for any cause whatever, the Permanent Court of The Hague should not be opened to one or more of the high contracting parties, they obligate themselves to stipulate in a special treaty, the rules under which the tribunal shall be established as well as its form of procedure, which shall take cognizance of the- questions referred to in Article 1 of the present treaty.
\rt 5 This treaty shall be binding on the States ratifying it, from the date .. TMhinh five signatory governments have ratified the same, and shall be in force for fivP viars. The ratification of this treaty by the signatory States shall be transmitted to the Government of the United States of Mexico, which shall notify the other crnvPvriTT^nt« af the ratifications it may receive.
governments oi tne ra^ Guatemala on April 25, 1902; by Salvador May 19, 1902; hv PorS October 29, 1903; by Honduras July 6, 1904. It became effective on-the ratification by uVeUnited States and was proclaimed March 24. 1005,
The Senate ratified an extradition treaty with Haiti on December 15, 1904; an extradition treaty with Paaama on Jaxroary 6, 1905; a treaty with Norway amending' the extradition treaty of Juno 7, 1803, on January 6, 1905; a treaty for the protection of trademarks with Luxemburg on February 3, 1900, and a treaty with Great Britain relinquishing extra-territorial rights in Zanzibar on March 8, 1905,
APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE SO, 1904, 1006
10ne-half of the amounts for the District of Columbia payable by the United States, except amounts for the water 'department (estimated for 1006 at $137,720), which are payable from the revenues ef the water department. ^Includes all expense,-? of the postal service payable from postal revenues and out of the Treasury. 3No amount is estimated for rivers and harbors for 1906 except the "sum. of $8,442,390 to meet contracts authorized by law for river and harbor improvements included in the sundry civil estimates for 3006. -"In addition to this amount, the sum of $10,544; 132 is appropriated in the sundry civil act to carry out contracts authorized by law for river and harbor improvements for 1006. DIn addition to this amount, the sum of $7,872,200* is appropriated in the sundry civil act to carry out contracts authorized by law for river and harbor improvements for 1005. «This amount includes $8,442,306 to meet contracts authorized by law for river and harbor improvements for 1000. 'This amount includes $10,544,132 to carry out contracts authorized by law for river' and harbor improvements for 1906, £Thls amount includes $7,872,200 to carry out contracts authorized by law for river and harbor -improvements' for 1905. flThis amount is estimated. 10This amount includes $4,500,000 for expenses of collecting revenue from customs, $4,500,000 for payment of pensions, and $14,062,466 77 for the naval establishment. "This is the amount submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury in the annual estimates for the fiscal year 1906, the exact amount appropriated not being ascertainable until two years after the close of the fiscal year. This amount ^includes estimated amount of $57,000,000 to meet sinking fund obligations for 1006, and $30 000,000 estimated redemptions of national bank notes in 1006 out of deposits by banks* for that purpose. 12In addition to this amount, contracts are authorized to be entered into, subject to future appropriations by Congress, as follows: By the District of Columbia act, $130,400; by the naval act, $8,800,000; bv the river and harbor act $17,184,657 63; by the sundry civil act. $655,000; in all, $26,770.057 63. "In addition to this amount, contracts are authorized to be entered into, subject to future appropriation,?- by Congress, as follows: By tbe District of Columbia, act, $1,460 000- bv the naval act, $22,526,000; by the sundry civil act, $7,850,000; bv the act of March 3 1003 (public buildings act), $5,153,850 34; in ail, $36,080,850 34. *J*This amount includes $56,500,000 estimated to meet the requirements of the sinking fund. "No river and harbor bill passed for 1004, but $20.22S,150 50 was appropriated in the sundry civil act for river and harbor contracts. * includes $20,228,150 CO for river and harbor contract's for 1004. 17Amount submitted by the -Secretary of the Treasury in the estimates for 3003-'04, the exact amount not being ascertainable until two years after the close of the fiscal year. l8In addition to this amount contracts are, authorized to be entered into subject to future appropriations by Congress, as follows: Bv District of Columbia net, $1,460,000; by the naval appropriation act, $22,526,000: by*sundry civil act %l 830 000; by the act of March 3, 1003 (public buildings act). $5,353,859 34: in nil '*%k 0S0;S59 34. ieFor 1904-'0C. 2»For 3004-05 and prior years. ^Regular annual•■appropriations-. _a3Annual_ appropriations. JsRegmar_and pea maneut annual appropriations