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August 23, 1871.

CHAP. LXXXIV.--An Act for the relief of R. B. Ferguson, appropri

ating ninety-five dollars and three cents for furnishing medicines to the poor of the Fifth ward.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the sum of ninety-five dollars and three pay to Ferguson cents be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the wished the poor.

furgeneral fund to enable the Governor to pay R. B. Ferguson said amount; which amount is in fall for the quarter ending July fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

Approved August 23, 1871.

CHAP. LXXXV.-- in Act making an appropriation for whitewashing the August 23, 1871.

police station-houses of the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the sum of five hundred dollars, or so

Appropriation for much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is tiun-houses.

whitewashing stahereby, appropriated, out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, to pay the expense for the current year of whitewashing the police station-houses of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in view of the emergency existing on account of the unclean, and, therefore, unhealthy condition of said buildings, and the necessity for their immediate purification, this act shall go

into effect on and after its passage.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Act to take effect at once.

August 23, 1871.

CHAP. LXXXVI.-An Act making an appropriation to repair the District

Armory. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the sum of one thousand dollars be, and Appropriation. the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of making necessary repairs on the Armory of the District; the money to be paid out of the general fund and expended Bard of Public under the direction of the Board of Public Works.

Approved August 23, 1871.

To be expended under direction of

August 23, 1871.

CHAP. LXXXVII.- An Act to open and seuer Eighih strect, from Bound

ary street north. De it enacted by the Isgislative Assembly of the District of Board of Public Columbia, That the Board of Public Works be, and they sewer Eighth Street are hereby, authorized to open and sewer Eighth street

west.

Appropriation,

west, from Boundary street north, one hundred feet above “Grant avenue;" and to enable them to comply with the requirements of this act, the sum of three thousand three hundred dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the county fund.

Approved August 23, 1871.

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vate purposes.

enterprises.

CHAP. LXXXVIII.-An Act to prevent the use of public lamps for pricate

purposes. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Public lamps not Columbia, That from and after the passage of this act it to be used for pri.

shall be unlawful for any person or persons to use any public lamps as a sign for business purposes, by painting thereon letters or any other device, or by substituting for a street-lamp any other lamp upon a public lamp-post, or

by placing a transparency over or around any lamp, unless Unless by special in cases where special permission shall have been granted ernor for charitable by the Governor in aid of any benevolent enterprise de

voted exclusively to some charitable purpose; and any

person or persons offending against this act shall be liable, Penalty. upon conviction thereof, to a penalty of not less than five

nor more than ten dollars for each and every such offense, the said fines to be collected and applied in the same manner as other fines are collected and applied.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the superintendpropriating public lamps to be notified ent of lamps be, and he is hereby, directed to notify all

persons who are now appropriating any public lamp or lamps to private purposes, to desist therefrom and remove

all business device they may have painted and placed upon Penalty for fail. any public lamp; and if, in ten days from the time of such

notice, such device shall not have been removed, the person or persons so offending shall be subject to the penalty imposed by the first section of this act, for each and every week that they shall have failed to comply with the order or request of the said superintendent.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Persons now ap.

to desist.

ure so to do.

August 23 1871.

CHAP. LXXXIX.--An Act authorizing the commissioners of the sinking

find to pay interest on bonds of the cities of Washington and Georgetorn and the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the commissioners of the sinking fund be,

Appropriation.

Washington bonds.

and they are hereby, authorized to pay at maturity the payment, at matuinterest on all bonds issued by authority of the late cor- and Danish oronida porations of the cities of Washington and Georgetown and trict, authorized. bonds issued by the District of Columbia.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That a sum sufficient for the payment of the interest on the bonds of the corporation of Washington be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the fund levied and collected for the payment of the interest on said bonds, and if the amount of said fuud is insufficient, a sum sufficient to make up the deficiency is hereby appropriated out of the Washington fund.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a sum sufficient to pay the interest accruing on the bonds of the city of Georgetown be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out Georgetown bohds. of the Georgetown fund. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a sum sufficient

Appropriation. to pay the interest accruing on the bonds of the District of Columbia be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the general fund.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Appropriation.

Bonds of District,

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Measures for the

CHAP. XC.- An Ad for the improvement of the harbor of Georgetown,

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, authorized and requested to institute immediate measures to re- improvement of move any and all obstructions in the harbor of George. authorized. town, in order to secure the safety and convenience of vessels navigating those waters, and that the sum of six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, Appropriation. be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the Georgetown fund.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, requested to cause a separate account to ditures to be kept. be kept of the expenditures on this work, and that the same be laid before Congress with the request that the quested to reim

burse the outlay. District be reimbursed for the outlay.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Account of expen

Congress to be re

August 23, 1871.

CHAP. XCI.-- An Art in relation to the storage of petroleum and other oils.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That it shall not be lawful for any person or

at one time.

Not more than 500 persons to warehouse or hold in any building or shed leum, &c., to be within the District of Columbia more than five hundred stored in one place

gallons, at any one time, of petroleum, coal-oils, and burnPenalty. ing-fluids, under a penalty of a fine not exceeding five

hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for the term of six

months in the jail of the District. Repealing clause. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts

of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved August 23, 1871. .

August 23, 1871.

Works to lay water

, Second street west.

CHIAP. XCII.-- An Act to provide for the laying of sereral water-minns.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Board of Public Columbia, That the Board of Public Works be, and is maits of shree hereby, authorized and requested to cause to be laid a street east, I street water-main in H street south, between Four-and-a-half

and Seventh streets west ; and also water-mains on Thirteenth street east, from Pennsylvania avenue to I street south, and in I street south, from Eleventh street to Thirteenth street east; also, lay a water-main in Second street west, between H street north and Massachusetts avenue;

and that a sufficient sum is hereby appropriated out of Appropriation.

the water fund to pay the expenses of the same, said fund to be reimbursed by such assessments and collections on all lots and parts of lots bordering on the line of said water-mains as is authorized by existing law.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Assessments.

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sive payment on acount of sewer.

CHAP. XCIII.- An Act for the relief of John O'Connor.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Appropriation 19 Columbia, That the sum of nineteen dollars and fifty-five o Conner for cxeus cents be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, payable

out of the general fund of the city of Washington, to enable the Governor to canse said sum to be paid to John O'Conner, to reimburse him for an excessive payment on account of the Fourth street sewer.

Approved August 23, 1871.

August 23, 1871.

CHAP. XCIV.-An Ad to change the name of Cherry street, in the city of

Georgetown, D, C., to Grace street,
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of
Columbia, That the street in Georgetown, District of Co-

lumbia, known as Cherry street, shall be hereafter named and known as Grace street.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Cherry street, Georgetown, changed to Grace street.

CHAP. XCV.-An Act appropriating from the general fund a sufficient August 23, 1871.

sum of money to complete the abutments of West and P street bridge.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so Appropriation to

pay for West and P much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is street bridge. hereby, appropriated out of the general fund, in order to enable the Governor to pay for the erection and completion of the abutments of West and P street bridge: Provided, That the city of Georgetown shall pay no more of said appropriation than her just and fair proportion thereof.

Approved August 23, 1871.

Proviso.

August 23, 1871.

CHAP. XCVI.- An Act making an appropriation for the contingent ex

penses of the Council and House of Delegates. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That in order to defray the ordinary and con- Appropriation for tingent expenses of the Council and the House of Dele- Council and House

of Delegates. gates the sum of three thousand ($3,000) dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the general fund, as a contingent fund for the Council, to be expended under the direction of the president of the Council; and six thousand ($6,000) dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the general fund, as a contingent fund for the House of Delegates, to be expended by the speaker of the House of Delegates, (said expenditures on the part of the House of Delegates to be submitted to an auditing committee to be appointed by the House of Delegates,) from which sums the contingent expenses of the respective houses shall be paid.

Approved August 23, 1871,

August 23, 1871.

CHAP. XCVII.- An Act providing for the purchase of certain market

sites, and the erection thereon of certain markets. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of Columbia, That the Committees on Markets of the two kets, with Goveruor. houses of the Legislative Assembly are constituted a com- ket sites.

Committee on Mar

to select two nar

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