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An Act To provide for the temporary government of the Canal Zone at Panama, the protection of the canal works, 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 President is hereby authorized, upon the acquisition of the property of the New Panama Canal Company and the payment to the Republic of Panama of the ten millions of dollars provided by article fourteen of the treaty between the United States and the Republic of Panama, the ratifications of which were exchanged on the twenty-sixth day of February, nineteen hundred and four, to be paid to the latter Government, to take possession of and occupy on behalf of the United States the zone of land and land under water of the width of ten miles, extending to the distance of five miles on each side of the center line of the route of the canal to be constructed thereon, which said zone begins in the Caribbean Sea three marine miles from mean low-water mark and extends to and across the Isthmus 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 artiele 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 regu. lations 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.

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Approved, February 3, 1905.

An Act Fixing the status of merchandise coming into the United States from the Canal Zone, Isthums 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 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 twenty-eighth, 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 twentyeight, 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 pot 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 of bonds authorized in section eight of the said Act approved June twenty-eighth, 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, pineteen 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.

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:

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THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.

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 pur

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chasing agents at New Orleans, New York, and Tacoma, seventy-five 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.

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, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, shall not apply to alien laborers employed in the construction of the Isthmian Canal within the Canal Zone.

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

An Act For the acknowledgment 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 any 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.

An Act To provide for the construction of a lock canal connecting the waters of the Atlantio and Pacifio

oceans, and the method of construction.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asseňbled, 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.

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:

THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.

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 socalled 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 seventy-nine dollars and thirtysix 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 sixtyone dollars;

For purchase and delivery of material, supplies, and equipment for the construction and engineering and administration departments on the Isthmus-of Panama, nine million thirty-two thousand eight hundred and fourteen dollars and twenty-four cents;

To continue the reequipment of the Panama Railroad, to be disbursed directly under the Isthmian Canal Commission, one million dollars; no part of said sum shall have been so expended until the obligation of the Panama Railroad Company for the full amount thereof and drawing four per cent interest payable to the United States shall have been delivered to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States and by him accepted.

For miscellaneous expenditures, cable and telegraph service, stationery and printing, and traveling and incidental expenses on the Isthmus for the construction and engineering and administration departments, four hundred and thirty-four thousand five hundred and fifty dollars;

For pay of officers and employees other than skilled and unskilled labor in the service of the government of the Canal Zone, six hundred thousand dollars;

For skilled and unskilled labor in the service of the government of the Canal Zone, fifty thousand dollars;

For material, supplies, equipment, new buildings, and contingent expenses for account of the government of the Canal Zone, three hundred and eighteen thousand two hundred dollars;

For pay of officers and employees other than skilled and unskilled labor engaged in the health and sanitation department on the Isthmus, five hundred and fifty thousand dollars;

For skilled and unskilled labor engaged in the health and sanitation department on the Isthmus of Panama, five hundred and seventy-nine thousand and sixty-eight dollars:

For material, supplies, equipment, new buildings, and contingent expenses of the health and sanitation department on the Isthmus, eight hundred and twenty-two thousand three hundred and sixty-seven dollars and fifteen cents;

In all, twenty-five million four hundred and fifty-six thousand four hundred and fifteen dollars and eight cents: Provided, That all expenditures from the appropriation herein 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.

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

Sec. 4. The provisions of an 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, eighteen hạndred and ninety-two, and of an Act entitled "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," approved February twenty-seventb, nineteen hundred and six, shall not apply to unskilled alien laborers and to the foremen and superintendents of such laborers, employed in the construction of the Isthmian Canal within the Canal Zone.

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Approved, June 30, 1906.

(Extract from the act of Congress entitled "An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of

the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, 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 eight, namely:

THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.

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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.

For salaries of members, officers, and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, including assistant purchasing and shipping agents, and all other employees in the United States, one hundred and eighty-four thousand dollars;

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), sixtynine thousand dollars; For

pay, of officers and employees on the Isthmus, other than skilled and unskilled labor, including civil engineers, superintendents, instrumentmen, transitmen, levelmen, rodmen, draftsmen, timekeepers, mechanical and electrical engineers, supervisors, clerks, accountants, stenographers, storekeepers, messengers, office boys, foremen and subforemen, watchmen, wagon masters, stewards, hospital dispensers, internes, nurses, and attendants, including those necessarily and temporarily detailed for duty away from the Isthmus, for the departments of construction and engineering, auditing, disbursing, and labor, quarters and subsistence, two million seven hundred and seventy-two thousand dollars;

For skilled and unskilled labor on the Isthmus, including engineers, conductors, firemen, brakemen, electricians, teamsters, cranesmen, machinists, blacksmiths and other artisans, and their helpers, janitors, sailors, cooks, waiters, and dairymen, for the departments of construction and engineering, accounting, disbursements, and labor, quarters and subsistence, seven million nine hundred and ninety thousand dollars;

For purchase and delivery of material, supplies, and equipment, including cost of inspecting material and of paying traveling expenses incident thereto, whether on the Isthmus or elsewhere, and such other expenses not in the United States as the Commission deems necessary to best promote the construction of the Isthmian Canal, for the departments of construction and engineering, auditing, disbursing, and labor, quarters and subsistence, nine million forty-six thousand dollars;

To continue the equipment and construction of the Panama Railroad, to be disbursed directly under the Isthmian Canal Commission, one million three hundred and eightyfive thousand dollars; no part of said sum shall be expended until the obligation of the Panama Railroad Company for the full amount thereof and drawing four per centum interest payable to the United States shall have been delivered to the Secre. tary of the Treasury of the United States and by him accepted;

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