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of Panama into the Pacific Ocean to the distance of three marine miles from mean low-water mark, and also of all islands within said zone, and in addition thereto the group of islands in the Bay of Panama named Perico, Naos, Culebra, and Flamenco, and, from time to time, of any lands and waters outside of said zone which may be necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and protection of the said canal, or of any auxiliary canals or other works necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and protection of said enterprise, the use, occupation, and control whereof were granted to the United States by article two of said treaty. The said zone is hereinafter referred to as “ the Canal Zone.” The payment of the ten millions of dollars provided by article fourteen of said treaty shall be made in lieu of the indefinite appropriation made in the third section of the Act of June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and is hereby appropriated for said purpose.

SEC. 2. That until the expiration of the Fifty-eighth Congress, unless provision for the temporary government of the Canal Zone be" sooner made by Congress, all the military, civil, and judicial powers as well as the power to make all rules and regulations necessary for the government of the Canal Zone and all the rights, powers,' and authority granted by the terms of said treaty to the United States shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President shall direct for the government of said Zone and maintaining and protecting the inhabitants thereof in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and religion.

Approved, April 28, 1904. [33 U. S. Stats., 429.)

An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the

Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for other purposes.

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Hereafter the accounts for the Isthmian Canal Commission shall be audited by the Auditor for the War Department.

Approved, February 3, 1905.

[33 Stat., 647.]

An Act Fixing the status of merchandise coming into the United States from the Canal

Zone, Isthmus of Panama.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all laws affecting imports of articles, goods, wares, and merchandise and entry of persons into the United States from foreign countries shall apply to articles, goods, wares, and merchandise and persons coming from the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, and seeking entry into any State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.

Approved, March 2, 1905. [33 U. S. Stats., 843.]

An Act Making appropriations to supply, deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for prior years, and for other puposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and five, and for prior years, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:

LEGISLATIVE.

That so much of the sum appropriated by the Act approved April twentyeighth, nineteen hundred and four, to defray the expenses of the Commission created by that Act, remaining unexpended, may be expended by said Com

mission under the direction of the chairman of said Commission for the further investigation of the matters for which said Act provided, but no expenditure beyond said unexpended balance shall be made; and the Commission is hereby revived and continued until the beginning of the next session of Congress.

Approved, March 3, 1905. (33 U. S. Stats., 1246.]

An Act Making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

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RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN.

Relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, and shipwrecked American seamen in the Territory of Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, and the Philippine Islands, thirty thousand dollars.

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FOREIGN HOSPITALS AT PANAMA.

Annual contributions toward the support of the foreign hospitals at Panama, five hundred dollars, to be paid by the Secretary of State upon the assurance that suffering seamen and citizens of the United States will be admitted to the privileges of said hospitals.

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An Act Supplemental to an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of a

canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans," approved June twentyeighth, nineteen hundred and two, and making appropriation for Isthmian Canal construction, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the two per cent bonds of the United States authorized by section eight of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans," approved June twenty-eight, nineteen hundred and two, shall have all the rights and privileges accorded by law to other two per cent bonds of the United States, and every national banking association having on deposit, as provided by law, such bonds issued under the provisions of said section eight of said Act approved June twenty-eight, nineteen hundred and two, to secure its circulating notes, shall pay to the Treasurer of the United States, in the months of January and July, a tax of one-fourth of one per cent each half year upon the average amount of such of its notes in circulation as are based upon the deposit of said two per cent bonds; and such tax shall be in lieu of existing taxes on its notes in circulation imposed by section fifty-two hundred and fourteen of the Revised Statutes.

SEC. 2. That there is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of eleven million dollars to continue the construction of the Isthmian Canal, to be expended under the direction of the President in accordance with the said Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and for each and every purpose connected with the same, the said sum to continue available until expended : Provided, That all expenditures from the appropriation herein made shall be reimbursed to the Treasury of the United States out of the proceeds of the sale

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of bonds authorized in section eight of the said Act approved June twentyeighth, nineteen hundred and two.

Sec. 3. That the President shall annually, and at such other periods as may be provided, either by law or by his order, require full and complete reports to be made to him by the persons appointed or employed by him in charge of the government of the Canal Zone, the construction of the Isthmian Canal, and the operation of the Panama Railroad, including an itemized account of all moneys received and expended, which said reports shall be by the President transmitted to Congress. The President shall annually cause to be made, by the persons appointed and employed by him in charge of the government of said Canal Zone and the construction of said canal, estimates of expenditures and appropriations, in detail as far as practicable, which estimates shall cover all annual salaries paid to persons employed on said work, excepting laborers and skilled laborers, and shall be submitted to Congress in the manner provided in section five of the Act entitled “ An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, and for other purposes.” And no money shall be expended for any of the purposes of constructing and maintaining said Isthmian Canal, or for any expenses incident thereto, except in accordance with appropriations made by Congress.

Approved, December 21, 1905. [34 Stat., 5.]

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for prior years, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and six, and for prior years, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:

THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.

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To continue the construction of the Isthmian Canal, to be expended under direction of the President in accordance with an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans," approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, as follows:

For miscellaneous material purchases in the United States, one million dollars;

For miscellaneous material purchases on the Isthmus and miscellaneous expenditures, consisting of hotel and hospital and other supplies, transportation of labor from West Indies, four hundred thousand dollars ;

For amounts to pay the Panama Railroad Company for material and services, including construction of second main track, two hundred thousand dollars;

For Isthmus pay rolls, two million one hundred thousand dollars;

For salaries, incidental expenses, rents, cable and telegraph service in the United States, covering Washington office, including Commissioners, offices of assistant purchasing agents at New Orleans, New York, and Tacoma, seventyfive thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of the money herein appropriated shall be paid to any Commissioner as compensation in addition to his salary as Commissioner ;

For new equipment purchases, one million five hundred and sixty-five thousand seven hundred and eighty-six dollars; in all, five million three hundred and forty thousand seven hundred and eighty-six dollars, which shall continue available until expended : Provided, That all expenditures from the appropriation herein and hereinafter made for the Isthmian Canal shall be paid from, or reimbursed to the Treasury of the United States out of, the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized in section eight of the said Act approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two.

To be used as an advance to the Panama Railroad Company to pay for the reequipment of that company, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

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The provisions of the Act entitled "An Act relating to the limitations of the hours of daily service of laborers and mechanics employed upon the public works of the United States and of the District of Columbia," approved August first, eighteeen hundred and ninety-two, shall not apply to alien laborers employed in the construction of the Isthmian Canal within the Canal Zone.

PAYMENT TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILLIAM M. BLACK: For payment to Lieutenant Colonel William M. Black, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, fifty per centum additional compensation to pay proper, for services rendered to the Isthmian Canal Commission in the Isthmus of Panama from April ninth, nineteen hundred and three, to March twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four, being an equalization of pay similar to that paid other officers detailed with the Commission, and in pursuance of the understanding at the time when the assignment to duty with the Commission was tendered and accepted, one thousand two hundred and eighty-five dollars and thirty-two cents, to be paid from the appropriations herein made for the Isthmian Canal.

PAYMENT TO LIEUTENANT MARK BROOKE: For payment to Lieutenant Mark Brooke, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, fifty per centum additional compensation to pay proper, for services rendered to the Isthmian Canal Commission in the Isthmus of Panama from April ninth, nineteen hundred and three, to March twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four, being an equalization of pay similar to that paid other officers detailed with the Commission, and in pursuance of the understanding at the time when the assignment to duty with the Commission was tendered and accepted, five hundred and seventythree dollars and ninety-eight cents, to be paid from the appropriations herein made for the Isthmian Canal.

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An Act Making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

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RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN.

Relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, and shipwrecked American seamen in the Territory of Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, and the Philippine Islands, thirty thousand dollars.

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FOREIGN HOSPITALS AT PANAMA.

Annual contributions toward the support of the foreign hospitals at Panama, five hundred dollars, to be paid by the Secretary of State upon the assurance that suffering seamen and citizens of the United States will be admitted to the privileges of said hospitals.

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Approved, June 16, 1906. [34 Stat., 295.]

Joint Resolution Providing for the purchase of material and equipment for use in the con

struction of the Panama Canal.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That purchases of material and equipment for use in the construction of the Panama Canal shall be restricted to articles of domestic production and manufacture, from the lowest responsible bidder, unless the President shall, in any case, deem the bids or tenders therefor to be extortionate or unreasonable.

Approved, June 25, 1906. [34 Stat., 835.]

An Act For the acknowledgement of deeds and other instruments in Guam, Samoa, and the

Canal Zone to affect lands in the District of Columbia and other Territories.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 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 islands of Guam and Samoa or in the Canal Zone before ny notary public or judge, appointed therein by proper authority, or by any officer therein who has ex officio the powers of a notary public: Provided, That the certificate by such notary in Guam, Samoa, or the Canal Zone, as the case may be, shall be accompanied by the certificate of the governor or acting governor of such place to the effect that the notary taking said acknowledgment was in fact the officer he purported to be; and any deeds or other instruments affecting lands so situate, so acknowledged since the first day of January, nineteen hundred and five, and accompanied by such certificate shall have the same effect as such deeds or other instruments hereafter so acknowledged and certified.

Approved, June 28, 1906. [34 Stat., 552.]

An Act To provide for the construction of a lock canal connecting the waters of the At

lantic and Pacific oceans, and the method of construction.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a lock canal be constructed across the Isthmus of Panama connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, of the general type proposed by the minority of the Board of Consulting Engineers, created by order of the President dated January twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and five, in pursuance of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans," approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two.

Approved, June 29, 1906. [34 Stat., 611.)

An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, namely:

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To continue the construction of the Isthmian Canal, to be expended under the direction of the President in accordance with an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans,” approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two: Provided, That no part of the sums herein appropriated shall be used for the construction of a canal of the so-called sea-level type, as follows:

For salaries of members, officers, and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, including inspectors of material, examiners, assistant purchasing and shipping agents, and all other employees in the United States, two hundred and fifty-one thousand and sixty-three dollars and thirty-three cents ;

For incidental expenses, including rents, cable and telegraph service, supplies, stationery and printing, and actual necessary traveling expenses in the United States (including rent of the Panama Canal building in the District of Columbia, twelve thousand dollars, and text-books and books of reference, one thousand dollars), one hundred and seventeen thousand one hundred and seventynine dollars and thirty-six cents;

For pay of officers and employees other than skilled and unskilled labor on the Isthmus, for the construction and engineering and administration departments, two million six hundred and fifty thousand five hundred and twelve dollars;

For skilled and unskilled labor on the Isthmus, for the departments of construction and engineering and administration, nine million fifty thousand six hundred and sixty-one dollars;

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