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TITLE XIX.

PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO SEVERAL

CLASSES OF OFFICERS.

Sec. 1778.
Taking oaths, acknowledgments, etc.

Provisions for acknowledgment of deeds, etc., in the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico, affecting land in the District of Columbia or any Territory, are contained in Act March 22, 1902, c. 273, set forth below.

ACT MARCH 22, 1902, c. 273.
An Act for the Acknowledgment of Deeds and Other Instruments

in the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico Affecting Land Situate
in the District of Columbia or Any Territory of the United States.

(32 Stat. 88.) Acknowledgments in Philippine Islands and Porto Rico of deeds, etc.,

affecting land in District of Columbia or any Territory. Be it enacted, &c., That deeds and other instruments affecting land situate in the District of Columbia or any Territory of the United States may be acknowledged in the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico before any notary public appointed therein by proper authority or any officer therein who has ex officio the powers of a notary public: Provided, That the certificate by such notary in the Philippine Islands or in Porto Rico, as the case may be, shall be accompanied by the certificate of the attorney-general of Porto Rico or the governor or attorney-general of the Philippine Islands to the effect that the notary taking said acknowledgment was in fact the officer he purported to be.

Act March 22, 1902, c. 273, 32 Stat. 88.

Sec. 1790.

ACT FEB. 24, 1899, c. 187, § 4. Officers, clerks, etc., permanently incapacitated; prohibition of civil pension roll, etc.

The first sentence of this section, as set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1217, providing that the appropriations made should not be available for the compensation of persons permanently incapacitated, is repeated in the same language in the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation acts for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1903, and June 30, 1904, Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, § 4, 32 Stat, 171, and Act Feb. 25, 1903, c. 755, $ 3, 32 Stat. 906.

[CIVIL SERVICE.]

ACT JAN. 16, 1883, c. 27, § 7.
Appointments and promotions to be made upon examinations.

The additional clerks on the temporary rolls and other employés rendered necessary because of increased work incident to the war with Spain, authorized by various acts, as stated in the note under this section in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1222, are transferred to the classified service by Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, § 3, set forth below.

Immigrant inspectors and other immigration officers, clerks, and employés are to be appointed, and their compensation fixed and raised or decreased from time to time, in accordance with the provisions of this act, by a provision of Act March 3, 1903, c. 1012, § 24, post, under Title XXIX, “Immigration,” subtitle "Regulation and Restriction of Immigration in General.”

Employés of the Census Office who are appointed to the permanent Census Office established by Act March 6, 1902, c. 139, post, under Title xxxi, “The Census," are placed, without further examination, under the provisions of this act and the amendments thereto and the rules established thereunder, and all new appointments to the permanent clerical force in the Census Office are to be made in accordance with the requirements of this act, by provisions of section 5 of said act,

ACT APRIL 28, 1902, c. 594, $ 3.
Temporary clerks and employés transferred to classified service.

That the additional clerks on the temporary rolls and other employees rendered necessary because of increased work incident to the war with Spain, and under the Act of June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, providing for war expenditures and for other purposes, heretofore appointed and who are now employed in the several departments of the Government, are hereby transferred to the classified service as of their present grade or rate of compensation, respectively, and shall be continued in the several departments where now employed, without further examination, subject, however, to transfer, promotion, or removal the same as other clerks and employees in the classified service. And the several appropriations herein made for such clerks and employees under the several departments and offices shall be available for payment of the salaries of all clerks and employees transferred to the classified service under this provision. And the appropriations made for such temporary clerks and employees for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two shall also be available for payment of the salaries of all such clerks and employees hierein transferred for the balance of the current fiscal year.

Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, § 3, 32 Stat. 171.

This section is part of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, cited above.

TITLE XX.

FLAG AND SEAL.

Sec. 1793.
Seal of the United States.

An appropriation to enable the Secretary of State to have the Great Seal of the United States recut was made by the deficiency appropriation acts for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, Act July 1, 1902, c. 1351, 32 Stat. 552, and Act March 3, 1903, c. 1006, 32 Stat. 1032.

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Title XXI.

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING

, THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS

BUILDINGS (AND

[ GROUNDS, PARKS, AND

RESERVATIONS.]

Sec. 1797.
[Amended. Act April 28, 1902, C. 594.]

This section is amended by Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, to read as set forth below.

ACT APRIL 28, 1902, c. 594.
Chief of Engineers to have charge of public buildings and grounds.

Section seventeen hundred and ninety-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 1797. That the Chief of Engineers shall have charge of the public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the President, through the War Department, except those buildings and grounds which are otherwise provided for by law; and when it shall be made to appear to the said Chief of Engineers, or to the officer under his direction having immediate charge of said public buildings and grounds, that any person or persons is in unlawful occupation of any portion of said public lands in the District of Columbia, it shall be the duty of said officer in charge thereof to notify the marshal of the District of Columbia in writing of such unlawful occupation, and the said marshal shall thereupon cause the said trespasser or trespassers to be ejected from said lands, and shall restore possession of the same to the officer charged by law with the custody thereof.”

Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, 32 Stat. 152. This is a provision of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, cited above.

The use of public buildings, other than the Capitol and the White House, for public ceremonies is forbidden by a further provision of the same act, set forth below.

The temporary use of certain grounds and reservations for playgrounds may be authorized, by a provision of Act Aug. 30, 1890, c.

837, § 1, re-enacted by Act March 3, 1903, c. 1007, set forth below. Use of public buildings for ceremonies of inauguration of President or

other public function forbidden. That hereafter no public building, or the approaches thereto, other than the Capitol building and the White House, in the District of Columbia, shall be used or occupied in any manner whatever in connection with ceremonies attending the inauguration of President of the United States, or other public function, except as may hereafter be expressly authorized by law.

Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, 32 Stat. 152.

This is a further provision of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, cited above.

Sec. 1815.
ACT MARCH 3, 1903, c. 1012, § 34.
Intoxicating liquors not to be sold in Capitol.

Sec. 34. That no intoxicating liquors of any character shall be sold within the limits of the Capitol building of the United States.

Act March 3, 1903, c. 1012, $ 34, 32 Stat. 1221.

This section is a part of an act to regulate immigration, cited above, other provisions of which are set forth post, under Title XXIX, "Immigration.”

Sec. 1816.
Repairs, etc., of Capitol.

The office of Architect of the Capitol is designated Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds by the provision of Act Feb. 14, 1902, c. 17, set forth below.

Further provisions relating to furniture for the House of Representatives are contained in Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, set forth below.

ACT FEB. 14, 1902, c. 17.
Superintendent of Capitol Building and Grounds; powers; appoint-

ment. Hereafter the office of Architect of the Capitol shall be designated as Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds, and the Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds shall hereafter exercise all the power and authority heretofore exercised by the Architect of the Capitol, and he shall be appointed by the President: Provided, That no change in the architectural features of the Capitol building or in the landscape features of the Capitol grounds shall be made except on plans to be approved by Congress.

Act Feb. 14, 1902, c. 17, 32 Stat. 20.

This is a provision of the urgent deficiency appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, cited above.

The power and authority previously exercised by the Architect of the Capitol, which by this provision are to be exercised by the Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds, were conferred by Rev. St. $ 1816, and subsequent provisions set forth under that section and Rev. St. g 1817, in Comp. St. 1901, pp. 1236–1239.

Further powers in regard to furniture for the House of Representatires are conferred by the provision of Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, set forth below.

The construction of a building for committee rooms, folding room, and Other offices for the House of Representatives, and for necessary Office rooms for members thereof, such construction and the letting of contracts, including the employment of all necessary skilled and other service, to be under the control of the Superintendent of the Capitol Build

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