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TREATIES AND PROCLAMATIONS

RELATING TO

NONCONTIGUOUS TERRITORY,
CUBA AND SANTO DOMINGO

AND TO MILITARY AFFAIRS

SIXTIETH CONGRESS-MARCH 4, 1907, TO MARCH 3, 1909

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WAR DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS,

Document No. 353.

NOTE.

Senate Document, No. 105, Fifty-eighth Congress, second session, comprises :

First. All legislation enacted by the Congress of the United States during the period embraced between March 4, 1897, the beginning of the first session of the Fifty-fifth Congress, and March 3, 1903, the date of the adjournment of the Fifty-seventh Congress, concerning the Philippines, Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Samoan Islands, Guam, and Cuba, the late Spanish-American war, and the Army and Navy of the United States.

Second. All proclamations issued by the President, and treaties entered into by the United States during the said period, concerning any of the abovementioned islands, together with the treaty providing for “ Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of certain areas of land and water for naval or coaling stations in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda," ratified October 6, 1903, and the proclamation of the President, dated December 17, 1903, of the “Commercial Convention between the United States and Cuba.”

Senate Document No. 204, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, contains:

First. All legislation enacted by the Fifty-eighth Congress of the United States, March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905, pertaining to Alaska, Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, the Isthmian Canal Zone, the Midway Islands, the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico, and Samoa (Tutuila).

Second, All treaties and conventions entered into by the United States during the same period which affect any of the above territory.

Third. All proclamations issued by the President during the same period concerning any of the above territory.

Fourth. All claims originating during the Spanish-American war or in any of the territory mentioned, the payment of which was authorized by said Congress.

Fifth. All legislation enacted by the Fifth-eighth Congress pertaining to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission and to such claims as have been finally adjudicated by it.

Sixth. Certain legislation enacted by said Congress affecting the organization and discipline of the Army and Navy.

Seventh. A list of leading cases, with statements and syllabi, which arose in or relate to the insular and isthmian possessions of the United States, and Cuba, heard and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States between January 1, 1898, and December 3, 1906.

Senate Document No. 47, Sixty-first Congress, first session, includes: First. All data similar to that contained in Senate Document No. 204, Fiftyninth Congress, second session, during the period from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1907, the term of the Fifty-ninth Congress, and the several treaties, modus vivendi, and proclamation, between January 1, 1898, and July 25, 1907, showing the relations between the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Second. A list of leading cases, with statements and syllabi, which arose in or relate to the noncontiguous territory and isthmian possessions of the United States, Alaska, and Cuba, heard and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States between January 1, 1907,4 and June 1, 1909.

* No cases bearing on the subjects embraced in this compilation were decided between December 3, 1906, and January 1, 1907.

Third. Official opinions of the Attorney-General of the United States rendered during the period from January 1, 1898, to June 17, 1908, upon questions of interest to the noncontiguous territory of the United States, and Cuba.

Fourth. A list of the principal officials of the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Tutuila (Samoa), and Cuba on December 1, 1908.

The present volume contains:

First. All legislation enacted by the Sixtieth Congress, March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909, pertaining to the noncontiguous territory of the United States.

Second. All treaties and conventions affecting any of the said territory entered into by the United States during the same period, and,

Third. All proclamations concerning any of such territory issued by the President during said period.

CONTENTS.

Page.

Sirtieth Congress, first session.

An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appro-

priations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred

and eight, and for prior years, and for other purposes. (February 15,

1908, Public No. 24, chap. 27, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 8).

An act for the relief of the Alaska Pacific Railway and Terminal Com-

pany. (March 11, 1908, Public No. 50, chap. 80, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 41)-

An act to increase the efficiency of the personnel of the Revenue-Cutter

Service. (April 16, 1908, Public No. 96, chap. 145, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1,

p. 61)

An act relating to the liability of common carriers by railroad to their

employees in certain cases. (April 22, 1908, Public No. 100, chap. 149,

35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 65)--

An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of

the Indian Department, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various

Indian tribes, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June

thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine. (April 30, 1908, Public No. 104,

chap. 153, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 70).

An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the protection of game in

Alaska, and for other purposes," approved June seventh, nineteen hun.

dred and two. (May 11, 1908, Public No. 111, chap. 162, 35 Stat. L.,

pt. 1, p. 102) -

An act making appropriation for the support of the Army for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine. (May 11, 1908,

Public No. 112, chap. 163, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 106 )----

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year

ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and for other pur-

poses. (May 13, 1908, Public No. 115, chap. 166, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 127)-

An act authorizing the construction of bridges across navigable waters,

and to extend the time for the construction of bridges across navigable

waters, and to legalize the construction of bridges across navigable

waters. (May 20, 1908, Public No. 124, chap. 180, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1,

p. 166) ---

An act making appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for

the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine.

(May 21, 1908, Public No. 127, chap. 183, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 171)-----

An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial

expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,

nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes. (May 22, 1908,

Public No. 130, chap. 186, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 184) --

An act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the

fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine. (May

23, 1908, Public No. 136, chap. 192, 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 251)----

An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Govern-

ment for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and

nine, and for other purposes. (May 27, 1908, Public No. 141, chap. 200,

35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 317).

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