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David H. Smith (D.), : . . H nSville, Joseph S. Sherley (D.) . . Louisville.
J. L. Rhinock (D.) . . . . . . Covington,
South Trimble (D.) . . . . . . Frankfort.
Adolph Meyer (D.) . . . . . . New-Orłeans.
MARY FAA ND.
Ifrank C. Wachter (R.). . Baltimore., ohn Gill, jr. (D.) . . . . . . . Baltimore. Sydney E. Mudd (R.) . . . . La Plata. George A. Pearre (R.) . . . Cumberland. MASSA CHUSETTS.
Geo. P. Lawrence (R.) . . North Adams. Fredk. H. Gillett (R.) . . . Springfield, Rockwood Hoar (FR.) . . . . Worcester, Chas. Q. Tirrell (R.) . . . . Natick.
Butler Ames (R.) . . . . . . . LOwell.
A. P. Gardner (R.) . . . . . . Hamilton,
. John A. Sullivan CD.) . . . Bostolt.
. Greene (R.) . . . ... Fall Rioer. MICHIGA. N. Edwin Denby (R.) . . . . . . Detroit. C. E. Townsend (R.} . . . Jackson. Wash'n Gardner (R.) . . . . Albion, Edw. L. Hamilton (R.)... Niles. Win. Alden Smith §:#. Rapids. Samtres W. Smith. (R.) . . Pontiac. Henry McMoran (R.) . . . . Port Huron. Jos. W. Fordney (F.) . . . . Saginaw, Roswell P. Bishop (H.) . . Ludington. George A. Loud (R.) . . . . Oscoda. A. B. Darragh (R.) . . . . . . St. Louis. H. O. Young (R.) . . . . . ... Ishperning,
BMINNESOTA. Jas, A. Tawney (R.) . . . . Winona. Jas, T. McCleary (Bt..] . . Mankato, C. R. EDavis (R.). to 5 . . . . . St. Peter, Fred, C. Stevens (R.) . . . St. Paul. Loren Fletcher (R.} . . . . . Minneapolis. C. B. BuckIman (R.) . . . . Elittle Palls. A. J. Volstead (E.) . . . . . Grant te Falls, J. Adam Bede (R.) . . . . . . Pine City. H. Steenergon (R.) . . . . . . Crookston.
E. S. Cartdier, jr. (D.) . .
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
4. F. B. Fulkerson (R.). ... St. Joseph, 5. Edward C. Ellis (R.).... Kansas City. 6. D. A. De Armond (D.) ... Butler. ‘. John Welborn (R.) . . . . . . Lexington, 8. D. W. Shackelford (D.). Jefferson City. || 9. Shamp Clarlo. (D.) . . . . . . . Bowling Green.]] 10. Richard Bartholdt (R.).. St. Louis. | 11. John T. Hunt (D.) . . . . . . St. Louis. 12. E. E. Wood (D.) . . . . . ... St. Louis. 13. M. R. Rhodes (R.} . . . . . . Potosi. 14. William T. Tindall (R.). Sparta, 15. Cassius M. Shartel (R.). Neosho, $6. Arthur P. Murphy (R.). Crocker. MONTANA, At Large—J. M. Dixon (Ft.). Missoula, NFBRASKA, *E. M. Pollard (R.) . . . . . Nehawk J. L. Kennedy (R.) . . . . . . Omaha. J. J. McCarthy (R.) . . . . . Ponca. |E. H. Hinshaw (R.,) . . . . Fairbury. G. W. Norris. (R.) . . . . . . . McCook, M. P. Kinkaid (R.) . . . . . O’Neill, NEHVAD A.
M. Van Winkie (R.) . . . . Jersey City.
George E. Waldo (R.? . . . Prooklyn. W. M. Calder (R.) . . . . . . Brooklyn, J. J. Fitzgerald (D.). . . . New-York, T. D. Sullivan (D.) . . . ... New-York, H. M. Gołdfogle (D.) . . . . New-York. William Sulzer (D.) . . . . . New-York. Wrm, R. Hearst- (D.) . . . . New-York. . W. Bourke Cockran (D.). New-York, , Herbert Parsons (R.) ... • New-York. . Charles A. Towne (D.) . . New-York. J., Van V. Olcott (R.) ... New-York. . Jacob Ruppert, jr. (D.) . . New-York. Wm. S. ninet (R.) . . . ... New-York, . J. A. Goulden (D ). . . . . . New-York, E. Andrus (R.) . . . . Yonkers, . T. W. Bradley (R.)...... Walden. J. H. Ketcham (R.)..... Dover Piatriš. Wm. H. Draper (R.)... . .ansłngburg. G. N. Southwick (R.)... Albany. 24. F. J. Lefevre (RL) . . . . ... New-Paltz. L. N. Littauer (R.) . . . . . Gloversville. W. H. Flack (R.) . . . . . . . Malone. Jag. S. Sherrnan (R.) , ... Utica. Chas. L. Knapp (R.).... Lowvisie. . M. E. Driscoll (R.) . . . . . . Syracuse. John W. Dwight (R.) . . . . Dryden. 31, Serexto E. Payne (R.).... Auburn. 32. Jas. B. Perkins (R.) . . . . Rochester. 33. J. Sloat Fassett (R.).... Elmira. 34. J. W. Wadsworth (R.) . . Geneseo. 35. Wm. H. Pyan (D.). . . . . . Buffalo. 36 DeA. S. Aiexander (R.). Buffalo, 37. E. B. Vreeland (R.A. . . . . Sa NORTH CAROLINA, • * H. John Pi. SmaII (D.) . . . . . Washington. 2. Claude Kitchio (D.) . . . ... Scotland Neck. 3. Chag. P. Thornas (D.) . . . Newberm.
2. H. P. Goebel (FR.) . . . Cincinnati, 8. Iłobert M. Nevin (R.) . . . Dayton. 4. H. C. Garber (D.) . . . . . . . Greenville, 5. W. W. Campbell (Ft.) . . . Napoleon. 6. T. E. Scroggy (R.). . . . . . Xenia. 7. J. Warren Keifer (R.)... Springfield. 8, Ralph D. Cole (R.) . . . . . . Findlay. 9. Jas. H. Southard (R.) ... Toledo. 10. Henry T. Bannon (R.) , . Portsmouth, 11, C. H. Grosvenor (R.), ... Athens. 12. E. L. Taylor, jr. (R.) . . . Columbus. 13. G. E. Mouser (R.) . . . . . . . Marlon. 14, A., R. Webber (R.) . . . . . . Elyria. 15. B. G. Dawes (R.) . . . . . . . Marietta. 16, Capell L. Weems (R.) . . . St. Clairsville. 17. M. . L. F. Smyser (R.) . . . Wooster. 18, James Rennedy (R.}..... Youngstown. 19. W. A. Thomas (R.) . . . . . . Niles. 20. J. A. Beidler (R.) . . . . . . . Willoughby, , 21. T. E. Burton (R.) . . . . . ... Cleveland.
-- QFREGOIN. 1. Binger Hermann (R.). . . . Roseburg. 2. J. N. Williamson (Fr.) . . . Prineville.
1. H. H. Bingham (R.) . . . . . Philadelphia. 2. Robert Adarus, jr. (R.). . Philadelphia, 3. George A. Castor (R.)... Philadelphia. - 4. Reuben O. Moon (R.). . . . Philadelphia. 5. E. De V. Morrell (R.). ... Philadelphia. 6. Geo. D. McCreary (R.). Philadelphia. 7. Thomas S. Butler (R.).. West Chester. 8. Irving P. Wanger (R.)... Norristown. 9, H. Burd Cassel -(R.) . . . . Marietta. 10. Thomas H. Dale (R.). ... Seranton. 1]. H. W. Palmer (R.) . . . . . . Wilkesbarre. 12. Geo. R. Patterson (R.).. Ashland. T 13. M. C. L. Kline (D.) , . . . . Allentown. 14. Mial E. Lilley (R.). . . . . , TOwanda, 15. Elias Deemer (R.} . . . . . . , Williamsport, 16. E. W. Samuels (R, ) . . . . . Mt. Carmel, 17. T. M. Mahon (R.). . . . . . . Chambersburg 18. M. E. Olmsted (R.) . . . . . . Harrisburg, 19. J. M. Reynolds (R.) . . . . . Bedford,
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20. D. F. Lafeam (R.). . . . . . York. 21. S. R. Dresser (R.), ....., Bradford,
22. George F. Huff (R.), ...
23. Allen F. Cooper (R.) . . . . Uniontown. 24. Ernest F. Acheson (R.).. Washington,
25. Arthur L. Bates (R.), 26, G. 27
31. James F. Burke (R.).... Pittsburg. 32. A. J. Barchfeld (R.)... .#
RHODE ISLAND. P.L. D. Granger (D.). . Providence. Adin B. Capron (R.) . . . . Stillwater,
SOUTH CAROLINA. George S. Legare (D.)... Charleston. J. O. Patterson (D ) . . . . . Barnwell. . D. Wyatt Aiken (D.) , ... Abbeville, Joseph T. Johnson (D.) . . Spartanburg.
5. David E. Finley (D.). ... Yorkville,
6. J. E. Ellerbe (D.). . . . . ... Sellers,
7. A F. Lever (D.) . . . . . . . . Lexington.
Morris Sheppard (D.) . . . . Texarkana.
Gordon Russell (D.) . . . . . Tyler. Choice B. Randell (D.3 . . Sherman. Jack Beall (D.). . . . . . . . . Waxahackie. Scott Field (D.). . . . . . . . . Calvert. A. W. Gregg (D.) : . . . . . . Palestine. *John M. Moore (J.D.). . . . Richmond, Geo. F. Burgess (D.) : . . . Gonzales. . Albert S. Burleson (D.).. Austin. . Robert L. Henry (D.). . . Waco, . O. W. Gillespie (L.) . . . . . Fort Worth. 3. John H. Stephens (D.) . . Vernon.
Carter Glass (D.) . . . . . . . . Lynchburg. James Hay (D.) . . . . . . . . . Madison. John F. Rixey (D.) . . . . . . Brandy. Campbell Slemp (R.) . . . . Big Stone Gap. Idenry D. Flood (D.) , ... Appomattox. WASHINGTO.N. Large—W. L. Jones (R.). North Yakima. || F. W. Cushman (R.) . . . . Tacoma, W. E. Humphrey (H.). ... Seattle. WEST VIRGINLA. B. R. Dovener (R.) . . . . . . Wheeling, *Thomas B. Davis (D.). Keyser. Jos. Holt Gaines (R.) . . . Charlestory, H. C. Woodyard (R.) . . . . Spencer. James A. Hughes (R.) . . Huntington. WISCONSIN. Henry A. Cooper (P.) . . . Racine, H. C. Adams (R.) . . . . . . . Madison. J. W. Babcock (R.) . . . . . . Necedah. Theobald Otjen (R.) . . . . . Milwaukee. W. H. Stafford (R.). . . . . Milwaukee. B C. H. Weisse (D.). . . . . . . Sheboygan I" is | John J. Esch (R.) . . . . . . . La. Crosse. J. H. Davidson (R.) . . . . . Oshkosh, . Edward S. Minor (R.)... Sturgeon Bay. . , Webster E. Brown (R.). . Rhinelander, John J. Jenkins (R.) . . . . Chippewa Fall: ; OMING
WY $ Frank W. Mondell (R.)... Newcastle,
ARIZON A. , Mark. A. Smith (D.) . . . . . Tucson.
'To fill vacancy caused by resignati i. to”
caused by deatn o y gnation of F. B. Bran Jagee (R.).
L. Brooks (D.} . . . . . . San Augustine.' §
. James L. Slayden (D.)... San Antonio. . .
*To fill vacancy caused by resignation || *To fill vaeancy caused by resignation of Elmer j.
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NEW-MEXICO, ** ETAWAII. W. H. Andrews (R.) , ... Albuquerque. J. R. Kalanianaole (R.). Honolulu. - * PORTO RICO. o OKLAHOMA. (Regident Commissioner.) Bird S. Maguire (R) . . . . Guthrio. Tulio Larrinaga (R.)
THE FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS.
.PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE THIRD SESSION.—Dec. 5, 1904, to March 4, 1905.
Att act approved February 6, 1905, entitled “An act to amend an act approved July 1, 1902, entitled ‘An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the & affairs of the civil government in the Philippine Islands and Public omprovements for other purposes,’ and to amend an act approved March 8, in the Philippines, 1902, entitled "An act temporarily to provide revenue for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,” and to amend an act approved March 2, 1903, entitled ‘An act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage System in the Philippine Islands,’ and to provide for the more efficient administration of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other || purposes,” provided in its first and second sections that all bonds issued by the government of the Philippine Islands, or by its authority, shall be exempt from taxation by the government of the United States, or by the government of the Philippiné Islands or of any political or municipal subdivision thereof, or, by any State, or by any county, municipality or other municipal subdivision of any State or Territory of the United States, or by the District of Columbia. For the purpose of providing funds to construct port and harbor works, bridges, roads, buildings for provincial and municipal Schools, courthouses, penal institutions, and other public improve— ments for the development of the Philippine Islands by the general government thereof, the said government is authorized from time to time to incur indebtedness, borrow money, and to issue and sell therefor (at not less than par value in gold coin of the United States) registered or coupon bonds of such denominations and payable at such time or times, not later than forty years after the date of the approval of this act, as may be determined by said government, with interest thereon not to exceed 4% per centurn per annum; provided, that the entire indebtedness of said government created by the authority conferred by this section shall not exceed at any one time the sum of $5,000,000; and provided further, that the law of said: government creafing the indebtedness and authorizing the issue of the bonds unde this section shall be approved by the President of the United States, Section 3 provided that Section 66 of the act of Congress approved July 1, 1902, . entitled “An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,’’ is hereby amended to read as follows: "'Section 66, That for the purpose of providing funds to construct necessary sewer and drainage facilities, to secure a sufficient supply of water ando necessary buildings for primary public schools in municipalities, the government of the Philippine Islands may, where current taxation is inadequate for the purpose, Under such limitations, terms and conditions as it may prescribe, authorize, by appropriate legislation, to be approved by the President of the United States, any municipality of said islands to incur indebtedness, borrow money and to issue and sell (at not less than par value in gold coin of the United States) registered or coupon bonds, in, such amount and payable at Such time as may be determined to be neces— sary by the government of said islands, with interest thereon not to exceed 5 per centum per annum; provided, that the entire indebtedness of any municipality shali not exceed 5 per centum of the assessed valuation of the real estate in said municipality, and any obligation in excess of such limit shall be null and void.” , Śection 4 provided that for the purpose of aiding in the construction, equipment, operation and maintenance of such ...railroads, , using steam, electricity, or other power, in the Philppine Islands as the Philippine government may hereafter specifically authorize, the said government is empowered to enter into a contract of guaranty with any railroad company organized pursuant to the laws of said, govern— ment or of the United States or any State thereof undertaking to construct, equip, operate and maintain any such railroad, whereby the said government shall guarantee interest, at not exceeding 4 per centum per annum upon first lien bonds to be issued by such company, properly, secured by, mortgage or deed of trust upon the said rall– road, its equipment, franchises and other property, real, personal and mixed, then || owned and othereafter to be acquired. Such contract of guaranty shall be signed on | behalf of said government by the governor-general thereof, and on behalf of the railroad company undertaking the construction, equipment, maintenance and opera— || tion of said railroad by the chief officer thereof, thereunto duly authorized by, the stockholdiers and directors of the same, and shall contain, among others, the follow- || vision 8: ing #: That the total amount of bonds the interest upon, which is to be guar-l anteed shall in no event exceed the amount, actually...investoù in cash in the con- ; striction and equipment of such railroad, to be determined, as hereinafter provided. . . ; §ond. That no debt except as above provided shall be incurred by the said || undertaking railroad company, its successors 9 assigns, by which a lien shall be || | rooted upon such railroad, its equipment or other property, prior to the Hen of said ||
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government to secure the repayment of the interest paid by it under said guaranty, Without the congent of the Congress. Third. That the said railroad shall be constructed and equipped within the time limited in the first instance by the Philippine government, or any extension of said - * time granted by said government for good cause shown. > Conditions of Fourth. That after the construction and equipment of said railRailroad road in accordance with the foregoing provisions and all others of Construction. the contract of guaranty, the railroad shall apply its gross & Armings as follows: First, to the necessary operating expenses, including reasonable expenses of the corporation; second, to the necessary and ordinary repairs of said railroad and its equipment; third, to such betterments and extraordinary repairs of said railroad or equipment as may be first by the governor—general of the islands, in writing, expressly consented to; fourth, to the payment of the interest on the bonds, the interest on which to any extent shall have been guaranteed by the Philippine government under this section. The contract of guaranty shall be in substance indorsed upon said bonds and signed by the treasurer of said government, and the said contract of guaranty shall not be executed except •upon satisfactory proof of the completion of the railroad in sections of not Jess than twenty continuous miles each, and in such proportion, to be fixed from time to time , by said government, as the actual capital invested in completed road . and acquired equipment shall bear to the capital required for the completion and equipment Of the entire road, to be determined by the said government. All payments made under any such guaranty shall be from the time the game are paid a lien upon said rail— road and its property then owned and thereafter to be acquired subject only to the lion of the mortgage or deed of trust executed to secure the bonds, the interest upon which shall have been so guaranteed, and the total surm paid under such guaranty shall at the expiration thereof be payable to said Philippine government upon demand, and in desault of such payment the said lien shall be immediately fore— closeable. Provided, that in no event shall the total annual contingent liability of Sail government, under the guaranties authorized by this section at any time exceed the sum of $1,200,000, and no such guaranty shall continue for a longer period than thirty years. * , * *- - 4. Tor the further security of the Philippine government said government shall declare the proper rules for ascertaining clearly the cash capital actually invested in said railroads and the net, income actually received on said capital so invested, “and shall provide for Supervision by said Philippine government, through the auditing, engineering and railroad bureaus thereof and by such other agencies as may be fixed by law, of the conduct of the finances of the road, and of its location, con– struction, operation and maintenance. The Philippine government shall appoint two members of the board of directors of Sany undertaking company the interest on whose bonds shall be guaranteed as provided in this section. Euch such railroad company shall make such reports from tilne to time as to its receipts and expenditures, in such form and substance and sworn to by such officials, as may be prescribed by the Philippine government. The Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands shall have
Original and exclusive jurisdiction in all actions, proceedings or suits at law or in equity, brought by the Philippine government against any person or corporation involving the construction of this section or any right existing under, duty enjoined or act prohibited by said section or any col;tract made in pursuance thereof; and jurisdiction is hereby vested in the Supreme Court to make such order, to enter such judgment or, decree and to take such proceedings in enforcement thereof as may be proper. During, the vacations of said court the chief justice - or any judge thereof shall have all, the power to grant restraining orders, orders of injunction, to appoint receivers, or to do any other act under authority here granted, that a judge of a court of general jurisdiction Inay do in the vacation of court. Seetion 74 of an act entitled “An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, , and for other purposes,” approved July 1, 1902, so far as the same is not in conflict with the provisions of this section, is hereby made applicable to the Sorporation; the interest upon, whose bonds or any part thereof shall be guaranteed urder the provisions hereof.
Section 5 provided that material, imported into the Philippine Islands for the comstruction and equipment of railroads therein may, in the discretion of the general government of Sald islands, under rules and regulations to be by it preseribed. be admitted o Of #. il t] 1 &
Section provided that the immigration laws of the United States i the Philippine Islands shall be administered by the officers of the o o ment thereof designated by appropriate legislation of Said government, and all moneys collected under said law as, duty or head tax, on alien immigrants coming into so; islands shall, not be coyered into the general fund of the Treasury of the Uni. States, but shall be paid into the treasury of said islands to be used and eXpended for the government and benefit of said islands,
Section 7 authorized the government of the Philippine Islands to prese * compensation for the chief justice and associate justices of the §r...”.” §: islands, not to exceed $10,500 for the ghief justice and $10,000 for each associo
justice per annum. Whenever, by reason of temporary disability
Compensation of any judge of the Supreme court or by reason of vacanciós occurring for Judges. therein, a quorum of the Court shall not be present for business the - governor-general of , said islands is authorized to designate a judge or ... judges of the got of, first instance in , the islands to sit on. act temporarily as a judge or judges of the supreme court in order to constitute
a quorum of said Supreme Court for business. If a judge so designated shall not have his Utsual place of residence at the city of Manila, he shall be allowed his travelling expenses from his usual place of residence to Manila and return and the sum of 10 pesos, Philippine currency, a day for the period during , which he is engaged in the Supreme Court, the period to be catculated from the time he leaves # h is usual place of residence until his return from Manila, * Section 8 declared that the civil governor of the Philippine Islands shall hereafter be known as the governor—general of the Philippine Islands. t Section 9 amended at length the sections of the act approved July 1, 1902, relattag to the filing of claims to mineral or saline lands. Section iO provided that Section 8 of an act of Congress approved March 2, 1903, entitled “An act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Philippine Islands,” is hereby amended by striking out the word “ten” in, said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words “sive hundred,” so that said section when amended shall read as follows: “Section 8. That the treasurer of the Philippine Islands is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to receive. deposits of the standard silver, coins, of one peso authorized by this sct to be coined, at the treasury of the government of said islands or any of , its branches, in Sums of not less than | 20 pesos, and to issue silver certificates therefor in denominations of not less than | 2 pesos nor more than 500 pesos, and coin. so deposited shall be retained in the treasury and held for the payment of such certificates on, demand, and used for no other purpose. Such certificates shall be, receivable for customs, taxes and for in 11 public dues in the Philippine - Islands, and when so received may be reissued, and when held by any banking association in said islands' may be counted as a part of its iawful reserve.’’ , • -. - t • . - i. # Section 11 authorized the government of the Philippine Islands to modify, sus| pend or repeal the provisions respecting tonnage dues set forth in Sections 14 and 15 of an act entitled “An act to revise and amend the tariff laws of the Philippine Archipelago,” enacted by the Philippine Commission on September 17, 1901, and con– firmed by an act of Congress approved March 8, , 1902, entitled “An act temporarily to provide revenue for the Philippines Islands, and for other purposes.” - * An act approved March 3, 1905, entitled “An act to revise and amend the : * * . . . - tariff laws of the Philippine Islands,” put into force on May #| Philippine Tariff. 2, 1905, new tariff rates on imports to and exports from the
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archipelago. • * * * - - t i * * * - . By an act approved. Feb. 3, . 1905, the laws of the United i: Extradition. States covering the extradition of fugitives from justice from foreign countries were extended to the Philippines. : An act approved March 2, 1905, entitled “An act fixing the status of merchandise coming into the United States from the Canat Zone, | Merchandlse . Isthmus of Panama,” provided that all laws affecting imports # from the Panama of articles, goods, Wares and merchandise and entry of persons: Ilês 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. By five acts approved March 3, 1905, and taking effect July 1, 1905, Congress revised the statutes relating to steamboat inspections and safety of steamboat - travel. The first of these provided that section forty-four hundred : Steamboat and five of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, arid it is | |Inspection hereby, amended to read as follows: “Sec. 4,405. The supervising Reforms. inspectors and the Supervising Inspector-General shall assemble as a board once in each year, at the city of Washington, District of Columbia, on the third Wednesday in January, and at such other times as the Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall prescribe, for joint consultation, and Hishall assign to each of the supervising inspectors the Hm its of territory within | which he shall perform his duties. The board shall establish all necessary regu| lattons required to carry out in the most effective manner the provisions of this title, and such regulations, when approved by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, shall have the force of law. The supervising. Inspector for the district embracing the Pacific Coast shall not be under obligation to attend the meetings |; of the board oftener than once in two years; but when he does not attend such # meeting. he shalf make his communications thereto, in the way of a report, in such manner as the board shall prescribe: Provided, that the Secretary of Com| merce and Labor may at any time call in session, after reasonable public notice, # a meeting of an executive committee, to be composed of the Supervising InspectorGeneral and any two supervising inspectors, which committee, with the approval of the gaid Secretary, shall have power to aiter, amend, add to, or repeal any of the rules and regulations made, with the approval of the Secretary of Cómmerce | and Labor, by the board of supervising inspectors, either by virtue of this section| or under any power granted by this title, , or any amendments thereof, such ... iteraton, amendment, additson, or repeal, when approved by , the said secretary, to have the force of law. and to continue in effect until thirty days after the ... journment of the next meeting of the board of...supervisin; inspectors. The of egoing powers of such executive, committee, acting with the said secretary, loaff also extend to the approval of the instruments, machines and equipments -o,-red to in section forty-four hundred and ninety-one of this totle.” one second provided that section forty-four hundred and seven teen of the rtex-taej. §totates of the United States be amended to read as follows: “Sec. 4,417. | rive too inspectors shall, once in every year, at least, oarefully inspect the hull