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December 24, 1890.

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CHAP. 30.-An act to provide for the purchase of a site, and the erection of a public building thereon, at Rock Island, in the State of Illinois.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Rock Island, III. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Public buiding, etc. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to Site.

acquire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site and cause to Building. be erected thereon a suitable building, including fire-proof vaults,

heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, for the use and accommodation of the United States post-office and other Government offices, in the city of Rock Island and State of Illinois, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators and approaches, complete, not to

exceed the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. Proposals to be ad- Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited vertised for.

by public advertisement in one or more of the newspapers of said city of largest circulation for at least twenty days prior to the date

specified in said advertisement for the opening of said proposals. Responses.

Proposals made in response to said advertisement shall be addressed and mailed to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall then cause

the said proposed sites, and such others as he may think proper to Examination, etc., by designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury DeTreasury agent. partment, who shall make written report to said Secretary of the

results of said examination, and of his recommendation thereon, and the reasons therefor, which shall be accompanied by the original proposals and all maps, plats, and statements which shall have come into his possession relating to the said proposed sites.

If, upon consideration of said report and accompanying papers, the

Secretary of the Treasury shall deem further investigation necessary, Appointment of com- he may appoint a commission of not more than three persons, one of

whom shall be an officer of the Treasury Department, which commis

sion shall also examine the said proposed sites, and such others as the Hearings.

Secretary of the Treasury may designate, and grant such hearings in relation thereto as they shall deem necessary; and said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their conclusion in the premises, accompanied by all statements, maps, plats, or documents taken by or submitted to them, in like manner as hereinbefore provided in re

gard to the proceedings of said agent of the Treasury Department; Determination of lo- and the Secretary of the Treasury shall thereupon finally determine cation.

the location of the building to be erected. Compensation of The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Sec

retary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars per

day and actual traveling expenses: Provided, however, That the Treasury member. member of said commission appointed from the Treasury Department

shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses. No expenditure until No money shall be used for the purpose mentioned until a valid valid title, etc., pass. title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States,

nor until the State of Illinois shall have ceded to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service

of civil process therein. Open space.

The building shall be unexposed to danger from fire by an open space of at least forty feet on each side, including streets and alleys.

Approved, December 24, 1890.

Examination and report.

commissioners.

Proviso.

December 24, 1890. CHAP. 31.-An act to provide for the purchase of a site, and the erection of a

public building thereon, at Racine, in the State of Wisconsin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Racine, Wis. United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary Public building, etc. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to ac

Site.

vertised for

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quire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site, and cause to
be erected thereon a suitable building, including fire-proof vaults, Building.
heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, for the
use and accommodation of the United States custom-house, post-office,
and other Government offices, in the city of Racine and State of Wis-
consin, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heat- Cost.
ing and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, complete,
not to exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited Proposals to be adby public advertisement in one or more of the newspapers of said city of largest circulation for at least twenty days prior to the date specified in said advertisement for the opening of said proposals.

Proposals made in response to said advertisement shall be ad- Responses. dressed and mailed to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall then cause the said proposed sites, and such others as he may think proper to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury Examination, etc., Department, who shall make written report to said Secretary of the by Treasury agent. results of said examination, and of his recommendation thereon, and the reasons therefor, which shall be accompanied by the original proposals and all maps, plats, and statements which shall have come into his possession relating to said proposed sites.

If, upon consideration of said report and accompanying papers, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem further investigation necessary, he may appoint a commission of not more than three persons, one of Appointment of comwhom shall be an officer of the Treasury Department, which commission shall also examine the said proposed sites, and such others as the Secretary of the Treasury may designate, and grant such hear- Hearings. ings in relation thereto as they shall deem necessary; and said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the Examination and reSecretary of the Treasury written report of their conclusions in the port. premises, accompanied by all statements, maps, plats, or documents taken by or submitted to them, in like manner as hereinbefore provided in regard to the proceedings of said agent of the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall thereupon finally Determination of lodetermine the location of the building to be erected.

The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Sec- Compensation of retary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars per day and actual traveling expenses: Provided, however, That the member of said commission appointed from the Treasury Department Treasury member. shall be paid only his actual travelirg expenses.

No money when appropriated shall be expended under the provi- No expenditure until sions hereof until a valid title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Wisconsin shall have ceded to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service of civil process therein.

The building shall be unexposed to danger from fire by an open Open space. space of at least forty feet on each side, including streets and alleys,

Approved, December 24, 1890.

cation.

commissioners.

Proviso.

CHAP. 32.-An act for a public building at Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

December 24, 1890. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Sheboygan, Wis. of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to pur- Public building, etc. chase or otherwise procure a suitable site and cause to be erected thereon, at the city of Sheboygan, in the State of Wisconsin, a substantial and commodious public building, with fire-proof vaults, for Building. the use and accommodation of the collector of customs, post-office,

Site.

Cost.

and for other Government uses.

The site and building thereon, when completed upon plans and specifications to be previously made and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed in

cost the sum of fifty thousand dollars; nor shall any site be purchased No purchase of site until estimates for the erection of a building which will furnish until building esti sufficient accommodations for the transaction of the public business,

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and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum herein Limitation. limited after the site shall have been purchased and paid for, shall

have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury; and no purchase of site nor plan for said building shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury involving an expenditure exceeding the

said sum of fifty thousand dollars for site and building: Provided, Na expenditureuntil That no money to be appropriated for said building shall be used valid title, etc., pass. until a valid title to the site selected, which site shall leave the

building unexposed to danger from fire in adjacent buildings by an open space of at least fifty feet, including streets and alleys, shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Wisconsin shall have ceded jurisdiction over the same for all purposes, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, except for the enforcement of the criminal laws of the State and the service of civil process therein.

Approved, December 24, 1890.

Proviso.

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Construction op. tional.

December 26, 1890. CHAP. 33.- An act authorizing the city of Albany, in the county of Linn, State

of Oregon, to construct a bridge across the Willamette River, in said State.

Be it enacted by the Senate und House of Representatives of the Albany, Linn Co.: United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Willamette River at Albany, in the county of Linn, State of Oregon, be authorized and Albany, Oreg.

Wagon and foot, or permitted to build a wagon and foot bridge across the Willamette wagon, foot, and rail. River, at such point as may be selected opposite the said city, and road bridge,

between the counties of Linn and Benton, in said State of Oregon.

Such bridge may also, at the option of said city, be so constructed as Proviso.

to be available as a railroad bridge: Provided, That in either case Free navigation. said bridge shall not interfere with the free navigation of said river, Litigation.

and in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction, or alleged obstruction, to the free navigation of said river by reason of the construction of said bridge, the cause may be tried before the circuit court of the United States in and for the district in whose jurisdiction any portion of said obstruction or bridge may be.

SEC. 2. That such bridge, built under the provisions of this act, may, at the option of the city of Albany, be built as a draw-bridge,

or with unbroken, continuous spans, provided if such bridge shall Spans.

be made with unbroken, continuous spans the main span shall be over the main channel of such navigable river, and shall be of such width and the lowest part of the superstructure shall be of such

height above extreme high-water mark as the Secretary of War may Piers.

prescribe, and such bridge shall be at right angles to, and its piers

parallel with, the channel or current of said river. And if such Draw-bridge open- bridge, built under this act, shall be constructed as a draw-bridge ing.

the same shall be constructed with the opening over the center or Width, etc. channel of the river, and shall be of such width and character of

construction as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and the piers of such bridge shall be parallel with the current, and the draw of

such bridge shall be over the main or deep channel of the river: Opening of draw. Provided also, That said draw shall be opened promptly upon a rea

sonable signal for the passage of boats, and in no case shall unneces

sary delay occur in opening said draw. Lights, etc.

And said city of Albany shall maintain at its own expense, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals on such bridge as the

Provisos.

Piers.
Draw.

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tion.

Light-House Board shall prescribe: Provided also, That said bridge, at the option of the said city of Albany, may be used for the passage Optional toll or free of wagons or vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals and foot bridge. passengers for such reasonable rate of toll as may be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War, but the same may, at the option of the city of Albany, be a free bridge for the passage of vehicles and foot passengers thereon.

SEC. 3. That the bridge authorized to be constructed under this Lawfủl structure and act shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known post-route. as a post-route, and shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post-roads in the United States, and no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, troops, or munitions of war of the United States or for other passengers or freight Railroad charges. passing over said bridge than the rate per mile paid for transportation over any railroad leading to said bridge. And the United States shall have the right of way for a postal telegraph across said bridge Postal telegraph. and its approaches.

Said bridge shall be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation on navigable rivers as the Security of navigaSecretary of War shall prescribe. To secure that object the said city of Albany shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his exam- Secretary of War to ination and approval, a design and drawing of such bridge, and a approve plans, etc. map of the location, giving, for the space of one mile above and one mile below the location, the topography of the banks of the river, the shore lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the current at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed and channel of the stream, and the location of any other bridge or bridges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject. And until the said plans and location of the bridge are approved by the Secretary of War the bridge shall not be built, and any change made Change in plan. in the plans of such bridge during the progress of the work thereon shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.

SEC. 4. That such alterations or changes as may be required by Structural changes. the Secretary of War or Congress in the bridge constructed under the provisions of this act shall be made by the said city of Albany at its own expense, and at any time after the completion of such bridge the said city of Albany may, at its option, surrender and Optional transfer, transfer to the counties of Linn and Benton, in the State of Oregon, ton counties, etc. said bridge and the entire control and management thereof, in which event and in case of the acceptance thereof by said counties they shall thereafter be subject to all the obligations and conditions imposed upon the city of Albany by the provisions of this act.

SEC. 5. That said city of Albany, or any county or counties, cor- Aids to navigation. poration, or persons owning, controlling, or operating the bridge built under the authority of this act shall build and maintain at all times as accessory works to said bridge such booms, piers, dikes, guard-fences, and similar devices as may be necessary to insure at all times a permanent channel for a sufficient distance above and below the bridge site, and for guiding of rafts, steam-boats, and other water-craft safely under or through said bridge, as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War.

SEC. 6. That in case the bridge authorized by this act shall be con- Use by railroad com. structed to provide for the passage of railroad trains, then all rail- panies. road companies desiring the use of the bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of railway trains or cars over the same, and over the approaches thereto, upon the payment of a reasonable compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridge and the several railroad companies, or any one of them, desiring such use fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid, and upon rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters at issue between them

etc., to Linn and Ben.

Terms.

Commencement and

shall be decided by the Secretary of War upon a hearing of the alle

gations and proofs of the parties; and equal privileges in the use of Use by telegraph, said bridge and approaches shall be granted to all telegraph and teletc., companies.

ephone companies.

SEC. 7. That this act shall be null and void if actual construction completion.

of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within two years

and completed within four years from the date of approval thereof. Amendment, etc. SEC. 8. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby

expressly reserved; and the right to require the entire removal of the bridge constructed under the provisions of this act, at the expense of the owners thereof, whenever Congress shall decide that the public interests require it, is also expressly reserved.

Approved, December 26, 1890.

Removal.

Locations.

Draw or span.

Provisos.

December 26, 1890. CHAP. 34.-An act authorizing the Bowling Green and Northern Railroad

Company to bridge Green and Barren Rivers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Bowling Green and United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be company may bridge lawful for the Bowling Green and Northern Railroad Company, a ers, kana Barren Riv. corporation created and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Kentucky, to build

or cause to be built a bridge across Green River at a point near the mouth of Bear Creek; also one across Barren River near Graham's Landing, or at such other points as

may be selected by the said railroad company and approved by the Railway bridges.

Secretary of War, and to lay on or over said bridge or bridges railway tracks, for the more perfect connection of the railway tracks they may hereafter build, to the points to be selected for crossing said rivers.

SEC. 2. That any bridge or bridges built under the provisions of this act may, at the option of said railway company, be built as a draw-bridge or with unbroken or continuous spans: Provided, That

if any such bridge or bridges shall be built with unbroken and continuSpans.

ous spans the spans thereof over and above the channels of said river Length, etc. or rivers shall not be less than two hundred feet in length in the clear,

and the main span or spans shall be over the main channels of the

above-mentioned rivers. The lowest part of the superstructure of Height.

said bridges shall be of such height above extreme high-water mark, as understood at the points of location, as the Secretary of War

may prescribe, and if any such bridge is constructed as a low bridge, Draw-openings, etc. it shall have such clear height and be provided with draw-openings

of such width and at such location as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War. The bridges shall be at right angles to and their

piers parallel with the current of the rivers: And provided also, That Optional use for said bridges, at the option of the corporation or company by which wagons and foot-pas they may be built, may be used for the passage of wagons and

vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals and for foot-passengers, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War.

SEC. 3. That any bridge or bridges authorized to be constructed under this act shall be lawful structures, and shall be recognized and known as post-routes, and they shall enjoy all the rights and

privileges of other post-roads in the United States, upon which also Railroad charges.

no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States, or for through passengers or freight passing over said bridge or bridges and approaches, than the rate per mile paid for

transportation over the railroads leading to said bridge or bridges; Postal telegraph, etc. and the United States shall have the right of way for postal telegraph

and telephone purposes without charge therefor across said bridge or bridges and approaches.

Piers, etc.

sengers.

Tolls,

Lawful structures and post-routes.

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