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An act making appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1914, approved February 28, 1913.,

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1914, and for other purposes, approved March 4, 1913...

An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the

fiscal year 1913, and for prior years, and for other purposes, approved March

4, 1913...

An act making appropriations for certain expenses incident to the first session

of the Sixty-third Congress, and for other purposes, approved May 1, 1913...

An act providing certain legislation for the Tanama ('alifornia Exposition to

be held in San Diego, Cal., during the year 1915, approved May 22, 1913...

An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1914, and for other purposes, approved June

23, 1913...

An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations

for the fiscal year 1913, and for other purposes, approved October 22, 1913...

Joint resolution for recognition of the services of the late David Du B. Gaillard,

lieutenant colonel, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, as a member of

the Isthmian Canal Commission, and for the relief of Mrs. Katherine Davis

Gaillard, approved December 22, 1913....

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to prohibit the importation and use of

opium for other than medicinal purposes,” approved February 9, 1909,

approved January 17, 1914..

An act to authorize the Fresident of the United States to locate, construct, and

operate railroads in the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes, approved

March 12, 1914..

An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations

for the fiscal year 1914, and for prior years, and for other purposes, approved

April 6, 1914..

An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1915, approved April 27, 1914..

An act to amend section 5 of “An act to provide for the opening, maintenance,

protection, and operation of the Panama Canal and the sanitation and gov-
ernment of the Canal Zone," approved August 24, 1912, approved June 15,

1914...

An act to authorize and direct Col. George W. Goethals, governor of the Canal

Zone, and formerly chairman and chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal

Commission, to investigate certain claims of the McClintic-Marshall Con-

struction Co., approved June 24, 1914....

An act making appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, approved June 30, 1914..

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1915, and for other purposes, approved June 30, 1914...

Joint resolution extending appropriations for the necessary operations of the

Government and of the District of Columbia under certain contingencies,

approved June 30, 1914...

Joint resolution to continue the provisions of a joint resolution approved June

30, 1914, entitled “Joint resolution extending appropriations for the necessary

operations of the government and of the District of Columbia under certain

contingencies," approved July 16, 1914..

An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial ex-

penses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, and for

other purposes, approved July

16, 1914.

An act for the relief of Mary E. Goodley, approved July 17, 1914..

An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, and for other purposes, approved August

1, 1914...

An act to provide for the admission of foreign-built ships to American registry

for the foreign trade, and for other purposes, approved August 18, 1914...

An act to present the steam launch Louise, now employed in the construction

of the Panama Canal, to the French Government, approved August 25, 1914..

An act to provide for the registration of, with collectors of internal revenue, and

to impose a special tax upon, all persons who produce, import, manufacture,

compound, deal in, dispense, sell, distribute, or give away opium or coca

leaves, their salts, derivatives, or preparations, and for other purposes, ap-

proved December 17, 1914..

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An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for

the fiscal year 1915 and prior years, and for other purposes, approved January

25, 1915..

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An act for the relief of John Burrows, approved February 27, 1915..

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An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, and for other purposes, approved March 3,

1915....

110

An act to authorize aids to navigation and other works in the Lighthouse Serv-

ice, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1915.

114

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1916, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1915.

114

An act for the relief of F. W. Theodore Schroeter, approved March 3, 1915. 114

An act for the relief of L. V. Thomas, approved March 3, 1915.

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An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial ex-

penses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, and for

other purposes, approved March 4, 1915....

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An act inaking appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1916, approved March 4, 1915.

115

An act making appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, approved March 4, 1915..

115

An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the

fiscal year 1915, and for prior years, and for other purposes, approved March 4,

1915..

116

An act to provide for recognizing the services of certain officers of the Army,

Navy, and Public Health Service for their services in connection with the

construction of the Panama Canal, to extend to certain of such officers the

thanks of Congress, and for other purposes, approved March 4, 1915.

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An act making appropriations to supply further urgent deficiencies in appro-

priations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, and prior years, and for other

purposes, approved February 28, 1916..

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An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial ex-

penses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and for

other purposes, approved May 10, 1916....

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An act for making further and more effectual provision for the national defense,

and for other purposes, approved June 3, 1916..

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An act making appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, approved July 1, 1916..

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An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes, approved July 1,

1916..

119

An act for the relief of Joseph A. Buckholdt, approved August 4, 1916.

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An act for the relief of Olaf Nelson, approved August 8, 1916..

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An act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes, approved August 11, 1916. 124

An act extending certain privileges of canal employees to other officials on the

Canal Zone and authorizing the President to make rules and regulations

affecting health, sanitation, quarantine, taxation, public roads, self-propelled

vehicles, and police powers on the Canal Zone, and for other purposes, includ-

ing provision as to certain fees, money orders, and interest deposits, approved

August 21, 1916....

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An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes, approved August 29, 1916..... 126

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1917, and for other purposes, approved August 29, 1916....

126

An act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering

injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes, ap-

proved September 7, 1916.....

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An act to establish a United States Shipping Board for the purpose of encouraging,

developing, and creating a naval auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant

marine to meet the requirements of the commerce of the United States with

its Territories and possessions and with foreign countries; to regulate carriers

by water engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United States;

and for other purposes, approved September 7, 1916..

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An art making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, and prior fiscal years, and for other purposes,

approved September 8, 1916 ...

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An act to regulate the immigration of aliens to, and the residence of aliens in,

the United States, approved by passage after veto; by the House of Repre-

sentatives, February !, 1917; by the Senate, February 5, 1917...:

An act making appropriations for fortifications and other works of defense, for

the armament thereof, for the procurement of heavy ordnance for trial and

service, and for other purposes, approved February 14, 1917.

An act authorizing transfer of certain retired Army officers to the active list,

approved February 23, 1917..

An act making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, approved March 3, 1917.....

An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial ex-

penses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for

other purposes, approved March 3, 1917.....

An act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1918, approved March 4, 1917..

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1918, and for other purposes, approved March 4, 1917...

An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and prior fiscal years, and for other pur-

poses, approved April 17, 1917.

An act to amend section 10 of chapter 2 of the Criminal Code, approved May 7,

1917...

Joint resolution authorizing the President to take over for the United States

the possession and title of any vessel within its jurisdiction, which at the

time of coming therein was owned in whole or in part by any corporation,

citizen, or subject of any nation with which the United States may be at

war, or was under register of any such nation, and for other purposes, ap-

proved May 12, 1917...

An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes, approved May 12, 1917...

An act to temporarily increase the commissioned and warrant and enlisted

strength of the Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes, approved

May 22, 1917..

An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes, approved June

12, 1917...

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 30, 1917, and for other purposes, approved June

15, 1917...

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 pur-

poses, approved June 15, 1917...

Joint resolution to correct an error in the sundry civil appropriation act for the

fiscal year 1918, approved June 21, 1917...

An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations

for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and prior fiscal years, on account of

war expenses and for other purposes, approved October 6, 1917...

An act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for other

purposes, approved October 6, 1917.....

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TREATIES RELATING TO THE PANAMA CANAL.

Convention as to ship-canal connecting Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, 1850.

(Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.) Concluded April 19, 1850; ratification advised by the Senate May 22, 1850; ratified by the President May 23, 1850; ratifications exchanged July 4, 1850; proclaimed July 5, 1850.

ARTICLES.

I. Declarations as to control of canal, occupation of territory, and commercial advantages.

II. Neutrality of canal in case of war.
111. Protection of construction,
IV. Mutual influence to facilitate construction,

V. Guarantee of neutrality.
VI. Cooperation of other States.
VII. Mutual encouragement to speedy construction,
VIII. Protection to other communications.

IX. Ratification. The United States of America and Her Britannic Majesty, being desirous of consolidating the relations of amity which is so happily subsist between them, by setting forth and fixing in a Convention their views and intentions with reference to any means of communication by ship canal, which may be constructed between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by the way of the River San Juan de Nicaragua and either or both of the Lakes of Nicaragua or Managua, to any port or place on the Pacific Ocean,-The President of the United States has conferred full powers on John M. Clayton, Secretary of State of the United States; and Her Britannic Majesty on the Right Honorable Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, a member of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, Knight Commanier of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Her Britannic Majesty to the United States, for the aforesaid purpose; and the said Plenipotentiaries having exchanged their full powers, which were found to be in proper form, have agreed to the following articles :

ARTICLE I.

The Governments of the United States and Great Britain hereby declare, that neither the one nor the other will ever obtain or maintain for itself any exclusive control over the said Ship Canal; agreeing that neither will ever erect or maintain any fortifications commanding the same, or in the vicinity thereof, or occupy, or fortify, or colonize, or assume or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito Coast, or any part of Central America ; nor will either make use of any protection which either affords or may afford, or any alliance which either has or may have, to or with any State or l’eople for the purpose of erecting or maintaining any such fortifications, or of occupying, fortifying, or colonizing Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito Coast, or any part of Central America, or of assuming or exercising dominion over the same; nor will the United States or Great Britain take advantage of any intimacy, or use any alliance, connection or influence that either may possess with any State or Government through whose territory the said Canal may pass, for the purpose of acquiring or holding, directly or indirectly, for the citizens or subjects of the one, any rights or advantages in regard to commerce or navigation through the said canal which shall not be offered on the same terms to the citizens or subjects of the other.

ARTICLE II.

Vessels of the United States or Great Britain, traversing the said Canal shall, in case of war between the contracting parties, be exempted from blockade, detention or capture, by either of the belligerents; and this provision shall ex

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tend to such a distance from the two ends of the said Canal as may hereafter be found expedient to establish.

ARTICLE III.

In order to secure the construction of the said Canal, the contracting parties engage that, if any such Canal shall be undertaken upon fair and equitable terms by any parties having the authority of the local Government or Governments through whose territory the same may pass, then the persons employed in making the said Canal and their property used, or to be used, for that object, shall be protected, from the commencement of the said Canal to its completion, by the Governments of the United States and Great Britain, from unjust detention, confiscation, seizure or any violence whatsoever.

ARTICLE IV.

The contracting parties will use whatever influence they respectively exercise, with any State, States or Governments possessing, or claiming to possess, any jurisdiction or right over the territory which the said Canal shall traverse, or which shall be near the waters applicable thereto; in order to induce such States, or Governments, to facilitate the construction of the said Canal by every means in their power; and furthermore, the United States and Great Britain agree to use their good offices, wherever or however it may be most expedient, in order to procure the establishment of two free Ports,-one at each end of the said Canal.

ARTICLE V.

The contracting parties further engage that, when the said Canal shall have been completed they will protect it from interruption, seizure or unjust confiscation, and that they will guarantee the neutrality thereof, so that the said Canal may forever be open and free, and the capital investell therein, secure. Nevertheless, the Governments of the United States and Great Britain, in according their protection to the construction of the vid Canal, and guaranteeing its neutrality and security when completed, always understand that, this protection and guarantee are granted conditionally, and may be withdrawn by both Governments, or either Government, if both Governments or either Government, should deem that the persons or company, undertaking or managing the same, adopt or establish such regulations concerning the traffic thereupon, as are contrary to the spirit and intention of this Convention,-either by making unfair discriminations in favor of the commerce of one of the contracting parties over the commerce of the other, or by imposing oppressive exactions or unreasonable tolls upon passengers, vessels, goods, wares, merchandise, or other articles. Neither party, however, shall withdraw the aforesaid protection and guarantee without first giving six months notice to the other.

ARTICLE VI.

The contracting parties in this Convention engage to invite every State with which both or either have friendly intercourse, to enter into stipulations with them similar to those which they have entered into with each other; to the end that all other States may share in the honor and advantage of having contributed to a work of such general interest and importance as the Canal herein contemplated. And the contracting parties likewise agree that, each shall enter into Treaty stipulations with such of the Central American States, as they may deem advisable, for the purpose of more effectually carrying out the great design of this Convention, namely,—that of constructing and maintaining the said Canal as a ship-communication between the two Oceans, for the benefit of mankiul, on equal terms to all, and of protecting the same; and they, also, agree that, the good offices of either shall be employed, when requested by the other, in aiding and assisting the negotiations of such treaty stipulations; and, should any differences arise as to right or property over the territory through which the said Canal shall pass,-between the States or Governments of Central America,-and such differences should, in any way, impede or obstruct the execution of the said Canal, the Governments of the United States and Great Britain will use their good offices to settle such differences in the manner best suited to promote the interests of the said Canal, and to strengthen the bonds of friendship and alliance which exist between the contracting parties.

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