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Red Cross buildings, D. C. Joint Resolution To grant authority for the erection of temporary build

ings at the headquarters of the American Red Cross, Washington, District of Columbia.

May 22, 1917..... Appropriations, Military Academy. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Military

Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for other purposes. May 29, 1917......

....... ............... Railroad car service. An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate commerce,”

as amended, in respect of car service, and for other purposes. May 29, 1917......... Pneumatic mail-tube service. Joint Resolution Making immediately available moneys appropriated

for the investigation of the pneumatic mail-tube service in the Act approved March third,

nineteen hundred and seventeen. June 1, 1917... ........ Smithsonian Institution, temporary buildings. Joint Resolution Authorizing the Board of Regents

of the Smithsonian Institution to permit the Secretary of War to erect temporary buildings

in the Smithsonian Grounds. June 9, 1917......... War Risk Insurance, crews, etc. An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the estab

lishment of a Bureau of War Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department," approved Sep

tember second, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and for other purposes. June 12, 1917.. Appropriations, sundry civil expenses. An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses

of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen,

and for other purposes. June 12, 1917...... Home guards, arming, etc. An Act To authorize the issue to States and Territories and the Dis

trict of Columbia of rifles and other property for the equipment of organizations of home

guards. June 14, 1917.... Appropriations, urgent deficiencies. An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies

in appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments on account of war expenses for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for other

purposes. June 15, 1917..... Espionage, etc. An Act To punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, the neutrality,

and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce

the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes. June 15, 1917..... Army, Engineer Corps. Joint Resolution Relating to the service of certain retired officers of the Army. June 15, 1917.......

................................... Federal Reserve Act amendments. An Act To amend the Act approved December twenty-third,

nineteen hundred and thirteen, known as the Federal Reserve Act, as amended by the Acts of August fourth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, August fifteenth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, March third, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and September seventh, nineteen

hundred and sixteen. June 21, 1917..................... Panama Canal, pay of Governor. Joint Resolution to correct an error in the sundry civil appro

priation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighteen. June 21, 1917..... Niagara River, water diversion. "Joint Resolution Extending the time within which the "Joint

resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to issue temporary permits for additional diver

sions of water from the Niagara River" shall remain in effect. June 30, 1917........ Condemning lands for military uses. An Act To authorize condemnation proceedings of lands for

military purposes. July 2, 1917... Quarter dollar Coin. An Act Providing for the modification of the designs of the current quarter

dollar. July 9, 1917........ Public Health officers, war service. Joint Resolution To fix the status and rights of officers of the

Public Health Service when serving with the Coast Guard, the Army, or the Navy. July

9, 1917.............. Appropriations, Congressional employees. An Act Making appropriations for certain session

employees of the Senate and House of Representatives. July 17, 1917... Public lands, mining assessments. Joint Resolution To relieve the owners of mining claims who

have been mustered into the military or naval service of the United States as officers or en

listed men from performing assessment work during the term of such service. July 17, 1917.. Army, Signal Corps aviation, etc. An Act To authorize the President to increase temporarily the

Signal Corps of the Army and to purchase, manufacture, maintain, repair, and operate air

ships, and to make appropriations therefor, and for other purposes. July 24, 1917......... Bridge, Arkansas River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Sebastian bridge district

to construct a bridge across the Arkansas River, at the foot of Garrison Avenue, at Fort Smith,

Arkansas. July 27, 1917........... Aviation site, San Diego Bay, Cal. An Act Authorizing the President to take possession, on behalf

of the United States, for use as sites for permanent aviation stations for the Army and Navy and for aviation school purposes, of the whole of North Island in the harbor of San Diego, Cali

fornia, and for other purposes. July 27, 1917............................................ Public lands, homestead residence, etc. An Act For the relief of homestead entrymen or settlers who

enter the military or naval service of the United States in time of war. July 28, 1917...... Bridge, Wabash River. An Act To authorize the county of Cass, in the State of Indiana, to construct

a bridge across the Wabash River east of the city of Logansport, at a point known as Cedar or

Rock Island, in said Wabash River. July 28, 1917..... Bridge, Bayou Macon. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Pritchard-Wheeler Lumber

Company, of Wisner, Louisiana, to construct a bridge across Bayou Macon, in Louisiana, at a point east of the town of Wisner, Louisiana. July 28, 1917.....

Bridge, Little River. An Act To authorize the construction, maintenance, and operation of a bridge

across Little River, at or near the foot of the gar hole about one-half mile south of the Jones

boro, Lake City and Eastern Railway bridge across Little River, Arkansas. August 3, 1917.. Public lands, desert-land entries. An Act For the protection of desert-land entrymen who enter the

military or naval service of the United States in time of war. August 7, 1917...... Appropriations, rivers and harbors. An Act Making appropriations for the construction, repair, and

preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes. August 8,

1917................................................................................ Interstate Commerce Commission. An Act To amend the Act to regulate commerce, as amended,

and for other purposes. August 9, 1917........ Interstate commerce, preferential shipments, etc. An Act To amend the Act to regulate commerce, as

amended, and for other purposes. August 10, 1917....................................... Food survey. An Act To provide further for the national security and defense by stimulating

agriculture and facilitating the distribution of agricultural products. August 10, 1917.... Food, fuel, etc., conservation. An Act To provide further for the national security and defense by

encouraging the production, conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food

products and fuel. August 10, 1917....... Dam, Mermentau River. An Act To authorize and empower the Southwest Louisiana Waterways

Association, of the State of Louisiana, to construct a lock and dam in Mermentau River, in

the State of Louisiana. September 19, 1917....... Willapa Harbor and River, Wash. Joint Resolution For improving Willapa Harbor and River, “Washington. September 19, 1917... .........

............ Second Liberty Bonds, etc. An Act To authorize an additional issue of bonds to meet expenditures

for the national security and defense, and, for the purpose of assisting in the prosecution of the war, to extend additional credit to foreign Governments, and for other purposes. Septem

ber 24, 1917.............. Bridge, Arkansas River. An Act Extending the time for the construction of a bridge across the

Arkansas River between the cities of Little Rock and Argenta, Arkansas. September 25,

1917........ Treasury Department, D, C., building. An Act To authorize the construction of a building for the

use of the Treasury Department. September 27, 1917.... Bridge, Tug Fork, Big Sandy River. An Act To extend the time for constructing a bridge across

the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River near Warfield, Kentucky, and Kermit, West Virginia, authorized by an Act approved January twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

September 28, 1917................................................................... Bridge, Saline River. An Act To authorize the construction, maintenance, and operation of a

bridge across the Saline River, at or near Suttons Ferry, Arkansas. October 1, 1917...... Aircraft Board. An Act To create the Aircraft Board and provide for its maintenance. October

1, 1917....... Public lands, potassium de posits. An Act To authorize exploration for and disposition of potassium. October 2, 1917.....

............. War Revenue Act. An Act To provide revenue to defray war expenses, and for other purposes.

October 3, 1917...
Bridge, Mobile Bay. An Act To authorize the Gulf Ports Terminal Railway Company, a corporation

existing under the laws of the State of Florida, to construct a bridge over and across the head-
waters of Mobile Bay and such navigable channels as are between the east side of the Bay

and Blakely Island, in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, Alabama. October 5, 1917........
Bridge, Red River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Gainesville Red River Bridge

Company to construct a bridge across Red River. October 5, 1917.....
Bridge, Fox River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the city of Elgin, Illinois, to con-

struct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Fox River at Elgin. October 5, 1917...... Bridge, Mississippi River. An Act Extending the time for the construction of a bridge across the

Mississippi River in Aitkin County, Logan Township, State of Minnesota. October 5, 1917. Repatriation. “An Act Defining the status of citizens of the United States who have entered the

military or naval services of certain countries during the existing war in Europe. October 5,

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Port Angeles, Wash., land transfer. An Act Authorizing the county of Clallam, in the State of

Washington, to convey to the city of Port Angeles certain lands. October 5, 1917......... Bridge, Mississippi River. An Act Authorizing the counties of Cass and Itasca, Minnesota, to con

struct a bridge across the Mississippi River between said counties. October 5, 1917........ Bridge, Mississippi River. An Act Authorizing the counties of Itasca and Cass, Minnesota, to con

struct a bridge across the Mississippi River in said counties. October 5, 1917........ Bridge, Arkansas River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to Webbers Falls Railroad Com

pany, a corporation, its successors and assigns, to construct a bridge across the Arkansas River, between the towns of Webbers Falls and Gore, in the State of Oklahoma. October 5, 1917....................

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Bridge, Waccamaw River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to The Whiteville Lumber

Company to construct a bridge across Waccamaw River. October 5, 1917....
National bank notes. An Act To amend the laws relating to the denominations of circulating

notes by national banks and to permit the issuance of notes of small denominations, and
for other purposes. October 5, 1917...

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Public lands, mining assessments. Joint Resolution To suspend the requirements of annual assess

ment work on mining claims during the years nineteen hundred and seventeen and nine

teen hundred and eighteen. October 5, 1917... Congressional employees' salaries, October, 1917. Joint Resolution Authorizing the payment of

October salaries to officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives on

the day of adjournment of the present session. October 5, 1917........
Navy, air station site. An Act To provide for the acquisition of an air station site for the United

States Navy. October 6, 1917.........
Bridge, Little Kanawha River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Gilmer-Pittsburgh

Coal Company to construct a bridge across the Little Kanawha River. October 6, 1917..
Appropriations, urgent deficiencies. An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in

appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and

prior fiscal years, on account of war expenses, and for other purposes. October 6, 1917.. Immediate transportation, Northgate, N. Dak. “An Act For the establishment of Northgate, in the

State of North Dakota, as a port of entry for immediate transportation without appraisement

of dutiable merchandise. October 6, 1917. Army, pay allotments. An Act Making further provision for the allotment of pay of officers, en

listed men, and civilian employees of the Army, and for other purposes. October 6, 1917. Bridge, Little River. An Act To authorize the construction, maintenance, and operation of a bridge

across Little River, in Poinsett County, Arkansas, at or near the section line between sec

tions thirty-five and thirty-six, township eleven north, range six east. October 6, 1917.. Explosives. An Act To prohibit the manufacture, distribution, storage, use, and possession in

time of war of explosives, providing regulations for the safe manufacture, distribution,

storage, use, and possession of the same, and for other purposes. October 6, 1917...... Bridge, Flint River. An Act Extending the time for the construction of a bridge across Flint River,

in the State of Georgia. October 6, 1917...... Navy, lost property. An Act To provide for the reimbursement of officers, enlisted men, and others

in the naval service of the United States for property lost or destroyed in such service.

October 6, 1917......
Public lands, affidavits. An Act Providing for an amendment to section twenty-two hundred and

ninety-three of the Revised Statutes, allowing homestead and other public land affidavits
to be taken before the military commander of any person engaged in military or naval

service of the United States. October 6, 1917......... Public building, Durant, Okla. An Act Amending the Act to increase the limit of the cost of

certain public buildings, and so forth. October 6, 1917... Coastwise trade, foreign registry vessels, etc. An Act Giving the United States Shipping Board power

to suspend present provisions of law and permit vessels of foreign registry and foreign-built vessels admitted to American registry under the Act of August eighteenth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to engage in the coastwise trade during the present war and for a period of one hundred and twenty days thereafter, except the coastwise trade with Alaska. October

6, 1917...... Army, gratuity to retired list. An Act To provide for the payment of six months' gratuity to the

widow, children, or other previously designated dependent relative of retired officers or

enlisted men on active duty. October 6, 1917....... Bridge, Mahoning River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Trumbull Steel Com

pany, its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches

thereto across the Mahoning River, in the State of Ohio. October 6, 1917...... Army, staff officers, Reserve Corps, etc. An Act To authorize the issuance of Reserve Corps and

National Army commissions in the lower grades of staff corps and to remove the fixed age

limits requiring the discharge of Reserve Corps officers. October 6, 1917...
Navy, liquor, etc., prohibition at camps. An Act To promote the efficiency of the United States

Navy. October 6, 1917......
Navy courts martial. An Act To provide for the service of officers of auxiliary naval forces on

naval courts. October 6, 1917..............
Army, chaplains. An Act Authorizing appointment of chaplains at large for the United States

Army. October 6, 1917............
Patents, withholding issue, etc. An Act To prevent the publication of inventions by the grant of

patents that might be detrimental to the public safety or convey useful information to the
enemy, to stimulate invention, and provide adequate protection to owners of patents, and

for other purposes. October 6, 1917.................................
Bridge, Tug River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Wolf Creek Lumber Company

to maintain a bridge already constructed across Tug River. October 6, 1917............... Judicial Code, State workmen's compensation laws. An Act To amend sections twenty-four and

two hundred and fifty-six of the Judicial Code, relating to the jurisdiction of the district
courts, so as to save to claimants the rights and remedies under the workmen's compensation

law of any State. October 6, 1917.......
Obsolete ordnance, North Carolina. An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to donate to the State

of North Carolina two brass cannon, with carriage. October 6, 1917........
Bridge, Arkansas River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress for the construction of a bridge

and approaches thereto across the Arkansas River between the cities of Little Rock and
Argenta. October 6, 1917...

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Page. Bridge, Rio Grande. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the city of El Paso, Texas, to

construct a bridge across the Rio Grande River within or near the city limits of El Paso, Texas, such construction to be made with the consent and cooperation of the Republic of Mexico. October 6, 1917.....

396 Army, Medical and Dental Corps. An Act To provide for the promotion of first lieutenants in the

Regular Army and National Guard to the grade of captain, and respecting the Dental Corps

of the Army and medical and dental students, and for other purposes. October 6, 1917.. 397 Navy ration. An Act To amend section fifteen hundred and eighty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States. October 6, 1917........

397 Navy, ratings, artificer branch. An Act To establish certain new ratings in the United States Navy, and for other purposes. October 6, 1917.....

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397 Army, provisional use of Cavalry. An Act To authorize the President to organize provisionally as

Field Artillery or Infantry and to use as Field Artillery or Infantry during the existing

emergency such regiments of Cavalry as he may designate. October 6, 1917......... 398 War Risk Insurance, Army and Navy. An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the

establishment of a Bureau of War Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department,'' approved

September second, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and for other purposes. October 6, 1917. 398 Trading with the enemy. An Act To define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for

other purposes. October 6, 1917...... Irrigation, Rio Grande project, N. Mex. and Tex. Joint Resolution To authorize the Secretary of

Interior to expend funds in New Mexico and Texas for drainage purposes. October 6, 1917. 426 Customs, distilled spirits imports. Joint Resolution Authorizing and directing the Secretary of

the Treasury to permit the entry of distilled spirits into bonded warehouses under bond, conditioned for the export of such distilled spirits to some foreign country within one year from the date of entry into the United States. October 6, 1917.....

427 Army lands for Ordnance Department. Joint Resolution Authorizing the expenditure of money

upon lands purchased for use of the Ordnance Department of the Army without reference to section three hundred and fifty-five of the Revised Statutes. October 6, 1917......... 427

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