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Ordnance--Continued

Contracts for, 265
Deficiency funds for certain, petitions,

303, 304
Depot, site for, 118
Heavy, 235
Naval, 257

Petitions, 303, 304
Purchase from private sources, petitions,

216
Various, petitions, 110, 139, 145

See also Guns.
Ordnance and Gunnery Committee Select, records

of, 237
Ordnance Bureau, Navy, 250
Ordnance Committee, Joint, expenditures of,

182
Ordnance Department, expenditures and appro-

priations for, 35
Ordway, Albert, photo negatives of, petitions,

238
Ordway, N. G., report on malfeasance of, 175
Ore, iron, petitions, 224
Oregon

Contested elections in, 227, 286
Development problems in, petitions, 326
Geological survey of, 129
Indian wars, expendi tures for, 137
Indians in, affairs of, 177

Petitions, 324
Laws of, codification, 129
Occupation of Territory of, petitions, 104,

105, 106
Ordnance depot in, 118
Railroads, 103, 177
Statehood for, 143
Swamplands in, 266

Various, petitions, ill
Oregon and California Railroad, 221
Oregon and California Railway Co., timber-

lands of, petitions, 355
Oregon Central Railroad, forfeiture of land

grant to, petitions, 239
Oregon Pacific Railroad, 185, 205, 221
Oregon Trail

Centennial of blazing, petitions, 425
Commemoration of, petitions, 325

Monuments and markers for, petitions, 348
Organ rolls, copyrights on, petitions, 326
Orient

Federal court in, to create, petitions, 315

Trade with, petitions, 303
Origin, Introduction, and Prevention of

Epidemic Diseases, Select Committee on
Petitions referred to, 217, 224

Records of, 224, 222
Orleans Navigation Co., 56

Petitions, 58
Orphanages, petitions, 238
Orphans of Union soldiers, industrial homes

and training schools for, petitions, 179,

194
Orth, Godlove s., election contest, 219

Osage Indians
Affairs of, 177
Ceded lands of, 211
Enrollment of, 331
Investigation, 339
Leases of, exploitation of, petitions, 340
Tribal subjects of, 320

Various, petitions, 158
Osteopathy, petitions, 323
Oswego, N. Y., Collector of Customs at, 219
Oswego and Erie Canals, petitions, 159
Otero, Miguel A., election contest, 136
Otey, Peter J., election contest, 279
Oto Indians, reservation lands of, 287
Ottawa Indians

Citi zenship for, 102

Various, 162
Ottawa University, 191
Owego Turnpike Co., Milford and, petitions, 15
Owen, Ruth Bryan, election contest, 390
Owens, W. C., election contest, 279
Ownership of Pan Electric Telephone Stock by

Certain Public officers, Select Committee
to Investigate the facts Concerning, re-

cords of, 2441
Oscygenating apparatus, patent for, 205
Ozark National Forest, abolition, petitions,

335
Pacheco, Romualdo, election contest, 211
Pacific Cable Co., 257, 287
Pacific coast
Atlantic coast and, steamship service be-

tween, petitions, 348
Defense of, 321

Petitions, 326, 349, 420
Geological survey of, petitions, 146
Light and fog stations on, petitions, 348
Naval academy for, petitions, 355, 367
Naval base for, petitions, 355, 373
Navy yard on, site for, 266
Panama and, steamship service between,

petitions, 334
Pacific Fleet, base and headquarters for,

petitions, 420
Pacific mail service, petitions, 146
Pacific Mail Steamship Co., investigation of,

192, 200
Petitions, 201
Pacific military and naval establishments, to

strengthen, petitions, 349
Pacific Northwest

Indian tribal matters, 170

River and harbor projects, petitions, 326
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean and, line of communication,

57
Cable under, petitions, 303
Railroads to, 114, 118, 129, 138, 144, 212

Petitions, 116, 125, 139, 140, 146
Telegraph line to, 129, 212

Petitions, 121
Pacific Railroad

Appropriations for, 189

Pacific Railroad--Continued

Bill concerning, alteration of text, 129
Committee on. See Pacific Railroad Commit-

tee.
Investigation of, 205
Oregon branch, 185
Southwest branch, 165
Various, 114, 118, 129, 138, 1444, 236
Petitions, 116, 125, 139, 140, 146, 167,

174
See also Railroads.
Pacific Railroad Committee (select and standing)

Administration, 177
Appointments to, 184
Petitions referred to, 140, 146, 153, 167,

174, 180, 201, 207, 216, 223, 239, 253,

276, 284
Records of , 138, 144, 151, 171, 177, 184,

191, 199, 205, 212, 220, 228, 235, 243,

250, 258, 266, 273, 281, 288, 296
Pacific-to-Atlantic telegraph line, 129
Page, Charles H., election contest, 242
Page, George, patent to, petitions, 159, 165
Paint, 334

Petitions, 324
Paintings, historical and commemorative, 331,

346
Palmer, Samuel, diving bell of, petitions, 36
Pamphlets, postage on, 103

Free mailing of, petitions, 173
Pan American Exposition, petitions, 292
Pan-American Medical Congress, 265

Petitions, 268
Pan-American Neutral Rights Conference, peti-

tions, 354
Pan American Railway, 307
Pan-American Scientific Congress, 320
Pan Electric Telephone Co., ownership of

stock by public officials, select commit-

tee to investigate, 2444
Panama
Affairs of, 307
Mission to See Panama Congress,
Pacific Coast and, steamship line between,

petitions, 334
Panama, Isthmus of

Canal across, 87
Line of communication through, 57

Railroad across, 113
Panama Canal
Construction of, materials for, petitions,

324, 325
Defense of, petitions, 334, 347
Inquiries to workers on, 338
Peace monument at, 346

Petitions, 348
Various, 287, 320

Petitions, 341, 372
Panama Canal Act, free toll provision, peti-

tions, 348
Panama Canal Exposition, 331
Panama Canal Zone
Affairs in, 339
Employees in, grievances, petitions, 348

Panama Canal Zone--Continued
Forts and batteries in, nami ng of, peti-

tions, 349
Panama Congress, U. S. mission to, 56

Appropriations for, 57
Panama-Pacific Exposition, petitions, 333, 349
Papago Indians, water supply, petitions, 297
Paper

Cornstalks for making, 318
Duty on, 189, 214, 289

Petitions, 166, 327, 335
Importation of, petitions, 26
Material to make, 318

Petitions, 166, 224
Procurement of, petitions, 68
Papers
Accompanying. See Accompanying papers under

each Congress from the 39th through the

79th,
Committee. See Committee reports and papers

under all Congresses from the Ist
through the 36th and Committee papers
under all Congresses from the 37th

through the 79th.
Delivered by Clerk, record of, 106
Private, seizure of, petitions, 194
Registers of certain, 292, 299, 304, 311,

317, 328, 336
Requests for, 172
Received from Committees, register. See

Records under Committees.
Received from Senate, registers. See under

Senate.
Referred to Committees, register of. See

Records under Committees.
Sent to Senate, registers. See under

Senate.
Withdram, iecord of, 107

See also Documents and Records.
Paraguay

Affairs of, 183

Relations with, 142
Parcel post, 308, 314, 332, 339

Petitions, 298, 310, 316, 326, 342
Parcel-post convention with Cuba, petitions,

383, 388
Pardon Attorney's Office, appropriation for,

189
Paris, Exposition, 211

Petitions, 283, 333
Parker, A. R., compensation for, 163
Parker, Austin, extension of patent to, peti-

tions, 125, 132
Parker, Zebulon, extension of patents to,

petitions, 125, 132
Parker's water wheels. See Hydraulic power.
Parkersburg, W. Va., bridge at, 320
Parks. See National parks and Parks under

District of Columbia.
Parliament, English, correspondence and papers

presented in, 176
Parrett, William F., election contest, 256
Parrillo, Dan, election contest, 370
Parsons, John M., election contest, 330

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Passenger rates. See Rates.
Passenger regulations at Bremerhaven, Germany,

127

Passes
Railroad, 364

Petitions, 316
Water, 288, 296, 308

Petitions, 291
Passport fees, petitions, 392
Passports, petitions, 372
Patent Fund, use of, petitions, 105
Patent Office

Appropriations for, 233
Agricultural Bureau of, appropriations and

expenditures of, to inquire into, 156
Agricultural report, to print in German,

petitions, 160
Buildings for, construction, 87
Clerks in, petitions, 88, 159
Efficiency of, petitions, 326
Expenses of, 156, 29
Investigation of, u14

Petitions, 115
Separation of, petitions, 239
Staff, petitions, 326
Wing for, petitions, 105
Patented articles, royalties on, petitions, 201
Patents, Commissioner of, charges against,

156, 164, 206
Patents and patent rights
Appeals court for, to establish, 250

Petitions, 326
Appropriations for, 20, 219, 233
Bill relating to, 30
Claims, 86, 109, 114

Petitions, lli, 145
Compulsory licensing, 412
Extension of, 118
Petitions, 105, 125, 132, 134, 152, 167,

223, 230, 239
Fees on, petitions, 239
Foreign, petitions, 326
Granted to certain persons, 321
Infringement penalties, petitions, 326
Land. See under Lands.
Laws. See under Laws.
Legislation on, 56, 281
Models of, 321
Naval, petitions, 152
Pooling of, 407
Protection of, petitions, 125
U. S. abroad, petitions, 326
Various, 137, 150, 396
Petitions, 29, 30, 32, 33, 40, 63, 68,

73, 86, 88, 153, 217
See also Inventions.
Patents Commissioner

Annual report of, 243, 288

Investigation of office of, 164
Patents Committee
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to. See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses from the 58th
through the 79th except the 61st
through the 65th.

Patents Committee-Continued
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congres888 from the
25th through the 61st except the both,
12d, mith, 53d, and 57th; and the 78th

Congress.
Records of. See Committee reports and papers

under all Congresses from the 25th
through the 36th except the 27th and
Committee papers under all Congresses
from the 37th through the 79th except
the Loth, 59th, 62, 63, 64th, and

65th.
Patterson, Commodore Daniel T., petitions, 36
Patterson, James O., election contests, 313,

319, 330
Patterson, Josiah, election contest, 286
Patterson School, Walter B., playground for,

428
Patton, John, election contest, 13
Patrick, Luther, election contest, 423
Paul, John, election contests, 233, 370
Paupers, immigration of , petitions, 124, 131
Paymasters, military, compensation of, peti-

tions, 159, 230
Payment of Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay,

Select Committee on
Petitions referred to, 231, 240
Records of, 222, 237
Payne, D. L., and others, attempted settlement

of Indian Territory by, 235
Peace, promotion of, petitions, 246, 354, 372.

See also International disputes.
Poace conference, international, petitions,

342
Peace congress, proposed, 227

Petitions, 230
Peace monument, 346
Pearce, Giles O., election contests, 279, 330
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, improvement, petitions,

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326

Pearson, Richmond, election contest, 294
Peck, James H., impeachment, 69
Peelle, Stanton J., election contest, 234
Peking, China, American college at, proposed,

176
Pelham, J. P., election contest, 306
Penal institutions, 242
Pendleton, John 0., election contest, 256
Poni tentiaries, 76, 114, 128, 325, 334
Goods made in, 273
Petitions, 291
Labor in, petitions, 341

Report on, 56
Pennsylvania

Arsenals, taxation of, 82
Citizens of v. John Sergeant, election

contest, 61
Defense of, medals to militia and volunteer

troops for, 273
Elections in

Claims in connection with, 136
Contested, 61, 91, 118, 155, 169, 204,

211, 29, 264, 286, 307, 338, 380,
395, 400

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Pennsylvania Continued

Federal courts in, 149
Mail routes in, petitions, 29, 159, 165
Members from, seating, 14, 370, 386
National foundry in, 150
Post offices in, petitions, 132

Rivers and harbors of, 282
Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Improvement, 76, 102

Petitions, 104
Railway on, petitions, 131
Pensi on agents and agencies, 212

Petitions, 315, 322, 326, 333
Pension Bill, passage over President's veto,

petitions, 246
Pension Office

Appropriations for, 157, 233
clerk, removal of , 98
Functions of, to transfer, petitions, 238
Transfer of certain records to, 212

Peti tions, 216
Pensioners, list of, 66
Pensions
Applications for, to prevent taking fees

for, petitions, 324
Appropriations and funds for, 62, 67, lbh,

210, 219, 233, 241, 256, 263, 278, 312
Case files loaned, receipts for, 407, 412,

418
Cases, physicians' fees in, petitions, 246
China Relief Expedition, petitions, 355, 388
Civil War. See under Civil War.
Funds for certain. See Appropriations and

funds, above.
Individual or class. See under names of

individuals or groups.
Laws. See under Laws.
Legislation, 265

Petitions, 260, 309
Liberalization of, petitions, 230, 238
Mexican War. See under Mexican War.
Military and naval. See pensions, Pensions

Committee, Military Affairs Committee,

and Naval Affairs Committee.
old-age. See Social security.
One-dollar-d-day, petitions, 334.
Papers, supporting, index to, 174
Payments, 77, 222

Arrears in, petitions, 134
Flexible, petitions, 432
Various, 77

Petitions, 225, 246
Philippine Insurrection. See Philippine

Insurrection.
Plans for, petitions, 260
Privateer, 62, 67
Prize money, payments of, petitions, 132
Railroad, petitions, 396, 397
Rates, revision of, petitions, 240
Recommendation of the GAR concerning, 246
Records relating to, transfer of, 212
Restoration of certain, petitions, 401, 403
Revolutionary. See Revolutionary Pensions

Committee.

Pensions Continued
Spanish American War. See under Spanish

American War.
Suspension of, to forbid, petitions, 276
Time for filing, petitions, 230, 253
War of 1812. See under War of 1812.
Various, 57, 65, 76, 77, 81, 136, 142, 163,

210, 219, 229, 242, 353
Petitions, 30, 37, 68, 105, 126, 131,

132, 134, 167, 194, 223, 236, 231,
240, 246, 253, 260, 334, 341, 349,

355, 361, 388, 421, 432
See also Bounties, Pensions and Revolution-

ary Claims Committee, and Pensions Com-

mittee.
Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay, Select Conmi t-

tee on Payment of
Petitions referred to, 225

Records of, 229
Pensions, Select Committee on Payment of, 22
Pensions and Revolutionary Claims Committee
Petitions referred to, 33, 36, 40, 45, 49,

53
Records of, 32, 35, 39, 43, 48, 52

Reports of, record of transcribed, 33, 55
Pensions Committee
Papers to accompany bills and resolutions

referred to. See Accompanying papers
under all Congresses Trom the 58th

through the 19th.
Petitions referred to, 230, 239, 316, 326,

335, 342, 349, 355, 388, 407, 420, 426,

432, 438
Policies of, 407
Records of. See Committee papers under all

Congresses from the 17th through the
79th except the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th,

71st, and 730.
Peoples U. S. Bank, St. Louis, Mo., fraud

order issued against, 314
Peoria Indians, 250
Percussion cap and lock, payment for use of,

petitions, 131
Percussion primers, 199
Perdido River, claims to land between the

kississippi River and, 87
Père Marquette, statue of, petitions, 309
Père Marquette Railroad, investigation of,

petitions, 348
Perea, Francisco, election contest, 162
Perfume, tax or tariff on, 222

Petitions, 224, 231
Periodicals
Postage on, 103

Petitions, 73, 194, 201, 310, 335
Reprints of books in, 258
Tariff or taxes on, 222, 231

Petitions, 208, 2244
Various, petitions, 231, 239

See also Newspapers.
Perkans, Frances, impeachment, 421
Perkins, Jared, election contest, 118
Pernambuco, Brazil, consul at, 220

Perry, Commodore Oliver H.
Flagship of, petitions, 360

Victory of, centennial, petitions, 333
Personal property, taxation of certain,

petitions, 130
Personal rights, petitions, 325
Personnel, Government. See Government

employees.
Persons living on boats, licensing of, peti-

tions, 276
Peru

Legation in, claim of Secretary to, 155

Relations with Chile, investigation, 227
Pests, farm, 411
Peters, S. R., election contest, 234
Petersburg, Va., collection district at, 169
Peterson, Hugh, election contest, 428
Petition books, 11, 15, 19, 25, 41, 46, 50,

54, 60, 61, 69, 74, 79, 84, 89, 95, 106,
106, 112, 117, 121, 126, 134, 140, 147,
153, 161, 167, 174, 181, 187, 217, 231,
247, 328, 336, 343, 350, 361, 368, 373,
378, 384, 389, 393, 104, 109, 115, 121,

426, 433, 439
Petitions and memorials

Delivered by Clerk, record of, 100
Handed in but not presented, 89, 100, 106
Index to certain, 108, 174, 187, 209, 254
List of referred, 77
Record of certain received, 89, 100
Receipt of, repeal of rule, forbidding, 100
Referred, list of, 420
Right to submit, abridgment, petitions, 94
Tabling of certain, 89
Withdrawal of, 96
See also Petitions and memorials under each

Congress except the 2d and 30.
Petroleum and petroleum derivatives
Barrels for, free transportation for,

petitions, 260
Regulation of industry, petitions, 408
Tariff or taxes on, 179

Petitions, 173, 180, 335, 355
See also Oil.
Pettilbone, Daniel

Patent for welding, 43

Plan for warming public buildings, 35
Pettibone, George, kidnaping of, petitions,

316
Pharmacists, petitions, 323
Pharmacy corps, petitions, 432
Phelan, James, election contest, 256
Phelps, Bill, petitions, 146
Phelps, Timothy G., election contest, 256
Philadelphia, Pa.
Centennial Exhibition at, 200

Petitions, 208, 229
Courts, sites for, petitions, 133
Election in, 207
Electrical Exhibition at, 233
Electricians' Conference at, 241
Immigration station for, petitions, 323
Importers of, petitions, 78
Mint, removal of, petitions, 133

Philadelphia, Pa. --Continued
Naval asylum, 212

Petitions, 105
Naval depot at, petitions, 104
Post office, petitions, 132, 133
Quartermaster's depot at, charges against

clothing inspector, 211
Warden and harbormaster at, offices of, 183
Philadelphia Commercial Museum, appropriations

for, petitions, 297
Philadelphia Immigration Station, pier for,

petitions, 340
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Drydock at, petitions, 88, 105

Waterfront at, to enlarge, 156
Philippine Insurrection, veterans and sur-

vivors of, pensions for, 355, 388
Philippine Islands
Affairs in, petitions, 108

Report on (Taft), 320
Church claims, report on, 320
Cigars and tobacco from, tariff on, peti-

tions, 316, 335, 349
Friar lands in, 341
Independence of, petitions, 341, 392
Massacre in, petitions, 388
Sugar from, tariff, petitions, 316
Tariff matters with, 316, 327, 335, 349
Trade with
Registry of American vessels engaged in,

petitions, 316
Regulation of, 307
Volunteer officers in, travel, pay, peti-

tions, 316
Various, 313, 339, 345, 352, 381, 386, 391,

395, 400, 406, 412, 417, 423

Petitions, 290, 292, 324, 354, 414, 419
Philippine Scouts, 31/1
Phillips, Benjamin, petitions of, 79
Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, peti-

tions from, 133
Phonograph records, copyrights on, petitions,

326

Photographic negatives, Rand and Ordway

collection, petitions, 238
Photographs

Copyrights on, petitions, 326

Taxation, petitions, 173
Physically handicapped persons, petitions, 437
Physicians
Homeopathic, petitions, 291
Petitions from certain, 79
Tax paid by, petitions, 388

See also Surgeons.
Piankashaw Indians, 250
Pickett, Thaddeus, election contest, 256
Piedmont Railroad, 198
Pierce, Franklin, impeachment, petitions, 140
Piers, 142, 296
Petitions, 58, 63, 78, 83, 88, 99, 100, 110,

119, 130, 145, 260
Pike, A. F., election contest, 198
Pike, Zebulon, compensation for, 26
Pilot Law, petitions, 93

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