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Washington. Samuel H. Plles............. Republican...Seattle ........ March 4, 1905..March 3. 19 Wesley L. Jones............ Republican... North Yakima March 4, 1909.. March 3, 19

West Virginia. Stephen B. Elkins........... Republican... Elkins ........ March 4, 1895..March 3, 19 Nathan B. Scott............. Republican...Wheeling ..... March 4, 1899.. March 3, 18

Wisconsin. Robert M. La Follette...... Republican... Madison ....... March 4. 1905..March 3, 19 Isaac Stephenson ........... Republican...Marinette .....May 17, 1907.. March 3, 19

Wyoming. Francis E. Warren.......... Republican...Cheyenne ..... Nov. 18, 1890..March 3, 19 Clarence D. Clark ........... Republican... Evanston ..... Jan. 23, 1895..March 3, 19

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. JOSEPH G. CANNON (R.), Illinois, Speaker.

.......... $12,9 LALEXANDER MCDOWELL (R.), Pennsylvania, Clerk .

5.0 Salary of each Representative, Delegate and Resident Commissioner, $7,500.

Republicans, 219; Democrats, 170; vacancies, 2; total, 391.
Alabama.

| 10. T. W. Hardwick (D.)... Sandersville. George W. Taylor (D.)..Demopolis. 11. Wm. G. Brantley (D.).. Brunswick. 2. S. H. Dent, jr. (D.)..... Montgomery.

Idaho. 3. Henry D. Clayton (D.).. Eufala. 4. William B. Craig (D.).. Selma.

At Large-T. R. Hamer (R.) St. Anthony. 8. J. Thomas Heflin (D.).. Lafayette.

Illinois. 6. R. P. Hobson (D.)...... Greensboro. 1. M. B. Madden (R.)..... Chicago. 7. John L. Burnett (D.)...Gadsden.

2. James R. Mann (R.)... Chicago. 8. Wm. Richardson (D.)... Huntsville.

3. Wm. W. Wilson (R.)... Chicago. 9. O. W. Underwood (D.).. Birmingham.

4. J. T. McDermott (D.).. Chicago. Arkansas,

6. A. J. Sabath (D.)....... Chicago. 1. R. Bruce Macon (D.)....Helena.

6. 1William J. Moxley (R.). Chicago. 2. W. A. Oldfield (D.)..... Batesville.

7. Fred Lundin (R.)....... Chicago. 3. J. C. Flovd (D.)........ Yellville.

8. Thos. Gallagher (D.).... Chicago. 4. Ben Cravens (D.)........Fort Smith. 9. Henry S. Boutell (R.).. Chicago.

Charles C. Reid (D.).... Morrillton. 10. George E. Foss (N.)....Chicago. 6. J. T. Robinson (D.).....Lonoke.

H. M. Snapp (R.)...... Joliet. 7. R. Minor Wallace (D.).. Magnolia. 12. Chas. E. Fuller (R.).... Belvidere. California.

13. Frank 0. Lowden (R.).. Oregon. W. F. Englebright (R.). Nevada City.

14. James McKinney (R.)... Aledo. D. E. McKinlay (R.).... Santa Rosa.

15. George W. Prince (R.)...Galesburg. 3. Jos. R. Knowland (R.).. Alameda.

8. Joseph V. Graff (R.).... Peoria. 4. Julius Kahn (R.)....... San Francisco. 17. J. A. Sterling (R.)......Bloomington 5. E, A. Hayes (R.)....... San Jose.

J. G. Cannon (R.)...... Danville. 6. J. C. Needham (R.)..... Modesto.

19. W. B. McKinley (R.)... Champaign. 7. James McLachlan (R.). Pasadena.

20. H. T. Rainey (D.)...... Carrollton. 8. S. C. Smith (R.)....... Bakersfield.

21. Jas. M. Graham (D.).... Springfield.

22. W. A. Rodenberg (R.).. East St. Lou Colorado.

Martin D. Foster (D.)...Olney At Large-Ed. T. Taylor (D). Glenwood Spgs P. T. Chapman (R.).... Vienna.

1. Atterson W. Rucker (D.) Ft. Logan. 25. N. B. Thistlewood (R.). Cairo.
2. John A. Martin (D.).... Pueblo.

Indiana
Connecticut.

1. John W. Boehne (D.)... Evansville. Large-J. Q. Tilson (R)... New Haven.

2. William A. Cullop (D.). Vincennes. E. Stevens Henry (R.). Rockville.

3. William E. Cox (D.)...Jasper. N. D. Sperry (R.)...... New Haven.

4. Lincoln Dixon (D.)..... North Verno 3. Edwin W. Higgins (R.) Norwich.

6. Ralph W. Moss (D.).... Brazil. 4. Ebenezer J. Hill (R.)... Norwalk.

6. W. To. Barnard (R.).... Newcastle. Delaware.

Chas. A. Korbly (D.).. Indianapolis. At Large-Wm.H. Heald(R). Wilmington. 8. J. A. M. Adair (D.).... Portland. Florida.

9. M. A. Morrison (D.).... Frankfort. 1. S. M. Sparkman (D.)... Tampa.

10. E. D. Crumpacker (R.). Valparaiso.

11. Geo. W. Rauch (D.).... Marion. 2. Frank Clark (D.)....... Gainesville. 3. Dannitte H. Mays (D.).. Monticello.

12. Cyrus Cline (D.)........ Anola.

13. Henry A. Barnhart (D.) Rochester. Georgia. 1. C. G. Edwards (D.).... .Savannah.

Iowa,
James M. Griggs (D.).. Dawson.

. C. A. Kennedy (R.)..... Montrose. 3. D. M. Hughes (D.).... Danville.

2. A. F. Dawson (R.)......Preston. 4. Wm. C. Adamson (D.).. Carrollton.

8. Charles E. Pickett (R.). Waterloo. 5. L. F. Livingston (D.)... Covington,

. Gilbert N. Haugen (R.).. Northwood. 6. Chas. L. Bartlett (D.).. Macon.

James W. Good (R.)... Cedar Rapids Gordon Lee (D.)........ Chickamauga.

N. E. Kendall (R.)..... Albia. 8. Wm. M. Howard (D.)... Lexington.

7. John A. T. Hull (R.)... Des Moines. 9. Thomas M. Bell (D.). ...Gainesville.

8. W. D. Jamieson (D)... Shenandoah. 1 Elected November 23, 1909, to succeed William Lorimer (R.), resigned.

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Walter I. Smith (R.)... Comcil Bluffs. 2. W. S. Hammond (D.).. St. James.
Frank P. Woods (R.)... Estherville. 3. C. R. Davis (R.)....... St. Peter.
E. H. Hubbard (R.).... Sioux City.

Fred C. Stevens (R.)....St. Paul.
Kansas.

5. F. M. Nye (R.)......... Minneapolis.

C. A. Lindbergh (R.)... Little Falls. D. R. Anthony, jr., (R.) Leavenworth.

A. J. Volstead (R.)..... Granite Falls. C. F. Scott (R.)........ Iola.

. B. Miller (R.)..... .. Duluth. P. P. Campbell (R.).... Pittsburg. James M. Miller (R.)... Council Grove.

H. Steenerson (R.)..... Crookston. W. A. Calderhead (R.).. Marysville.

Mississippi. Wm. A. Reeder (R.)....Logan.

1. E. S. Candler, jr. (D.).. Corinth. Edmond H. Madison (R. Dodge City. 2. Thomas Spight (D.).....Ripley. Victor Murdock (R.).... Wichita.

B. G. Humphreys (D.).. Greenville.
Kentucky.

4. T. U. Sisson (D.)....... Winona. Ollie M. James_(D.) ... Marion.

M. Byrd (D.)..... .. Philadelphia. A. O. Stanley (D.)... ... Henderson.

6. E. J. Bowers (D.).......Bay St. Louis. R. Y. Thomas, jr. (I .)..Central City.

W. A. Dickson (D.).....Canterville. Benj. Johnson (D.)..... Bardstown.

J. W. Collier (D.)...... Warren, Swagar Sherley (D.).... Louisville,

Missouri. J. L. Rhinock (D.)..... Covington.

Jas. T. Lloyd (D.)...... Shelbyville. J. C. Cantrill (D.)... .. Georgetown.

Wm. W. Rucker (D.)... Keytesville. Harvey Helm (D.)... ... Stanford.

J. W. Alexander (D.)... Gallatin. J. B. Bennett (R.)...... Greenup.

C. F. Booher (D.)....... Savannah. J. W. Langley (R.).....Spurlock.

Wm. P. Borland (D.)... Kansas City, D. C. Edwards (R.).... London. Louisiana.

C. W. Hamlin (D.).....Springfield. i Albert Estopinal (D.).... New Orleans.

8. D. W. Shackelford (D.). Jefferson City. 1s. L. Gilmore (D.).... New Orleans.

Champ Clark (D.)...... Bowling Green. Robert F. Broussard(D.) New Iberia.

Richard Bartholdt (R.) ..St. Louis. i J. T. Watkins (D.)..... Minden.

11. P. F. Gill (D.).......... St. Louis. i Jos. E. Ransjell (D.)...L. Providence.

H. M. Coudrey (R.)... ..St. Louis. R. C. Wickliffe (D.).... St. Francisville 13. Politte Elvins (R.)......Elvins. · A. P. Pujo (D.)........ Lake Charles. Chas. A. Crow (R.)... .. Caruthersville. Maine.

15. Chas. H. Morgan (R.)...Joplin.

16. A. P. Murphy (R.).... ..Rolla. Amos L. Allen (R.)..... Alfred. John P. Swasey (R.).... Canton.

Montana, Edwin C. Burleigh (R.) Augusta.

At Large-C. N. Pray (R.). Fort Benton. F. E. Guernsey (R.).... Dover.

Nebraska.
Maryland.

1. John A. Maguire (D.)...Lincoln. J. H. Covington (D.)... Easton.

G. M. Hitchcock (D.)...Omaha. J. F. C. Talbott (D.)... Towson.

3. James P. Latta (D.).... Tekamah. John Kronmiller (R.)... Baltimore.

4. E. H. Hinshaw (R.).... Fairbury. John Gill. jr. (D.)...... La Plata.

G. W. Norris (R.).... .. McCook, - Sydney E. Mudd (R.)... La Plata.

6. M. P. Kinkaid (R.).....O'Neill. - George A. Pearre (R.).. Cumberland.

Nevada,
Massachusetts.

At Large-George A. Bartlett
Geo. P. Lawrence (R.). .North Adams.

(Ď.) .................. Tonopah. Fredk. H. Gillett (R.).. Springfield. C. G. Washburn (R.)...Worcester.

New Hampshire. Chas. Q. Tirrell (R.)....Natick.

. Sulloway (R.).... Manchester. Butler Ames (R.)....... Lowell.

D. Currier (R.)...... Canaan. A. P. Gardner (R.).. .. Hamilton.

New Jersey. Ernest W. Roberts ( R.) Chelsea.

1. H. C. Loudenslager (R.).Paulsboro. Sainl. W. McCall (R.).. Winchester.

2. John J. Gardner (R.)... Atlantio City, J. A. Keliher (D.).......Boston.

3. B. F. Howell (R.).......N. Brunswick. J. F. O'Connell (D.).....Boston.

Ira W. Wood (R.)...... Trenton. A. J. Peters (D.)........Boston.

5. Chas. N. Fowler (R.)... Elizabeth. John W. Weeks (R.).... Newton.

6. William Hughes (D.)....Faterson. Wm. S. Greene (R.).... Fall River.

7. R. Wayne Parker (R.)..Newark. Wm. c. Lovering (R.)...Taunton.

8. Wm. H. Wiley (R.).....East Orange, Michigan.

9. E. F. Kinkead (D.).....Jersey City. - Edwin Denby (R.)...... Detroit.

James A. Hamill (D.).. Jersey City. C. E. Townsend (R.)....Jackson.

New York, Wash'n Gardner (R.)....Albion.

1. W. W. Cocks (R.)...... Old Westbury. Edw. L. Hamilton (R.).Niles.

2. G. H. Lindsay (D.)..... Brooklyn, Gerrit J. Diekema (R.). Holland.

3. Otto G. Foelker (R.)....Brooklyn. Samuel W. Smith (R.)...Pontiac.

Charles B. Law (R.)....Brooklyn. Henry McMoran (R.)....Port Huron.

5. Richard Young (R.).....Brooklyn, Jog. W. Fordney (R.)... Saginaw.

6. W. M. Calder (R.)......Brooklyn. Jas. C. McLaughlin (R.) Muskegon.

7. J. J. Fitzgerald (D.).... New York. George A. Loud (R.)....Oscoda.

8. D. J. Riordan (D.)..... New York. E S. Dodds (R.)........Mt. Pleasant.

9. H. M. Goldfogle (D.)... New York. H. 0. Young (R.)....... Ishpeming.

10. William Sulzer (D.). .... New York. Minnesota

C. V. Fornes (D.).......New York. 1. Jas. A. Tawney (R.).... Winona.

12. Michael F. Conroy (D.). New York. Elected March 30, 1909, to fill vacancy caused by death of R. C. Davey (D.). . A. De Armond (D.) died November 23, 1909.

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13. Herbert Parsons (R.)... New York. 2. Joel Cook (R.)..........Philadelphia 14. Wm. Willett, jr. (D.)... New York. 3. J. Hampton Moore (R.). Philadelphia 15. J. Van V. Olcott (R.)....New York. 4. Reuben O. Moon (R.)... Philadelphia 16. F. B. Harrison (D.).....New York.

5. W. W. Foulkrod (R.)... Philadelphia . Wm. S. Bennet (R.).... New York. 6. Geo. D. McCreary (R.).. Philadelphia 18. J. A. Goulden (D.)......New York.

Thomas S. Butler (R.).. West Cheste 19. John A. Andrus (R.).... Yonkers.

8. Irving P. Wagner (R.).. Norristown. . T. W. Bradley (R.).....Walden.

9. W. W. Griest (R.)......Lancaster. 21. Hamilton Fish (R.)..... Garrison.

10. T. D. Nichols (D.)......Scranton. 22. Wm. H. Draper (R.).... Lansingburg. 11. Henry W. Palmer (R.).. Wilkes-Barr 23. G. N. Southwick (R.)... Albany.

12. Alfred B. Garner (R.)..Ashland. . G. W. Fairchild (R.)... Oneonta.

13. J. H. Rothermel (D.)...Reading. 25. Cyrus Durey (R.)....... Johnstown. 14. C. C. Pratt (R.)......... New Milford 26. Geo. R. Malby (R.).....Ogdensburg. 15. Wr 1. B. Wilson (D.)....Blossburg. . C. S. Millington (R.).... Herkimer.

16. J. G. McHenry (D.)... Benton. 28. Chas. L. Knapp (R.)....Lowville.

17. K, Focht (R.).......Lewisburg. 29. M. E. Driscoll (R.).....Syracuse.

18. M. E. Olmsted (R.)..... Harrisburg. 30. John W. Dwight (R.)... Dryden.

19. J. M. Reynolds (R.)....Bedford. 31. Sereno E. Payne (R.).. Auburn.

20. D. F. Lafean (R.)...... York. 32. Jas. B. Perkins (R.).... Rochester. 21. C. F. Barclay (R.)......Sinnemahon 33. J. Sloat Fassett (R.).... Elmira.

22. George F. Huff (R.).... Greensburg. 34. Jas. S. Simmons (R.)... Niagara Falls. | 23. Allen F. Cooper (R.).... Uniontown. 35. Daniel A. Driscoll (D.)..Buffalo.

24. John K. Tener (R.)..... Charleroi. 36. DeA. S. Alexander (R.). Buffalo.

25. Arthur L, Bates (R.)... Meadville. 7. E. B. Vreeland (R.).....Salamanca. 26. A. M, Palmer (D.)......Stroudsburg

27. J. N. Langham (R.).... Indiana. North Carolina.

28. N. P. Wheeler (R.).....Endeavor. 1. John H. Small (D.)......Washington.

29. Wm. H. Graham (R.)...Allegheny. 2. Claude Kitchin (D.)..... Scotland Neck 30. John Dalzell (R.).......Pittsburg. 3. Chas. R. Thomas (D.).... Newbern.

31. James F. Burke (R.)....Pittsburg. 4. Edward W. Pou (D.).... Smithfield, 32. A. J. Barchfeld (R.).... Pittsburg. 5. J. M. Morehead (R.)...... Greensboro.

Rhode Island. 6. H. L. Godwin (D.)........Dunn. 7. Robert N. Page (D.)...... Biscoe.

1. W. P. Sheffield (R.).... Newport. 8. Chas. H. Cowles (R.)... Wilkesboro. 2. Adin B. Capron (R.).... Stillwater. 9. E. Y. Webb (D.)..........Shelby.

South Carolina. 10. J. G. Grant (R.)........ Hendersonville 1. George S. Legare (D.).. Charleston.

2. J. O'H. Patterson (D.).. Barnwell. North Dakota.

3. Wyatt Aiken (D.).......Abbeville. At Large-L. B. Hanna (R.). Fargo.

4. Joseph T. Johnson (D.). Spartanburg A. J. Gronna (R.)........ Lakota.

5. David E. Finley (D.)....Yorkville. Ohio.

6. J. E. Ellerbe (D.)......Sellers.

7. A. F. Lever (D.)........ Lexington. 1. Nicholas Longworth (R.) Cincinnati. 2. Herman P. Goebel (R.)..Cincinnati.

South Dakota, 3. James M. Cox (D.)..... Dayton.

At Large-C. H. Burke (R.) Pierre. 4. W. E. Touvelle (D.).... Celina.

At Large-E. W. Martin (R) Deadwood. 5. T. T. Ansberry (D.).... Defiance.

Tennessee. 6. M. R. Denver (D.)...... Wilmington. 1. W. P. Brownlow (R.)... Jonesboro. 7. J. Warren Keifer (R.)... Springfield. 2. R. W. Austin (R.)......Knoxville. 8. Ralph D. Cole (R.)..... Findlay.

3. John A. Moon (D.)..... Chattanooga 9. Isaac R. Sherwood (D.)...Toledo.

4. Cordell Hull (D.). ...... Crossville. 10. A. R. Johnson (R.)....... Ironton.

5. W. C. Houston (D.).....Woodbury. 11. Albert Douglas (R.). .... Chillicothe. . J. W. Byrnes (D.)......Nashville. 12. E. L. Taylor, jr. (R.).. Columbus.

Lemuel P. Padgett (D.). Columbia. 13. Carl C. Anderson (D.)... Fostoria.

Thetus W. Sims (D.)....Linden. 14. Willam G. Sharp (D.).... Elyria.

9. F. J. Garrett (D.)...... Dresden. 15. James Joyce (R.)....... Cambridge.

G. W. Gordon (D.)......Memphis. 16. D. A. Hollingsworth (R.) Cadiz.

Texas. 17. W. A. Ashbrook (D.)....Johnstown.

1. Morris Sheppard (D.). ...Texarkana. 18. James Kennedy (R.).... Youngstown.

2. Martin Dies (D.)........ Beaumont. 19. W. A. Thomas (R.).... Niles.

3. Gordon Russell (D.).....Tyler. 20. Paul Howland (R.).... Cleveland.

4. Choice B. Randell (D.)..Sherman. 21. 1J. H. Cassidy (R.)..... Cleveland,

Jack Beall (D.)......... Waxahachie. Oklahoma.

6. Rufus Hardy (D.).......Corsicana.

7. A. W. Gregg (D.).......Palestine. 1. Bird S. McGuire (R.)... Pawnee.

8. John M. Moore (D.).....Richmond. 2. R. T. Morgan (R.)...... Woodward.

9. Geo. F. Burgess (D.)....Gonzales. C. E. Creager (R.)...... Muskogee.

10. Albert S. Burleson (D.). Austin. Chas. D. Carter (D.).... Ardmore.

1. Robert L. Henry (D.)... Waco. 5. Scott Ferris (D.)........ Lawton.

12. O. W. Gillespie (D.)....Fort Worth. Oregon.

13. John H. Stephens (D.).. Vernon. 1. W. C. Hawley (R.).... Salem.

14. James L. Slayden (D.). . San Antonio. 2. W. R. Ellis (Ř.)........ Pendleton.

15. John N. Garner (D.)....Uvalde.

16. W. R. Smith (D.)....... Colorado. Pennsylvania.

Utah. 1. H 1 Bingham (R.).... Philadelphia At Large-Jos. Howell (R.). Logan.

1 Elected April 20, 1909, to succeed T. E. Burton (R.), resigned.

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Vermont.

4. Wm. J. Cary (R.)....... Milwaukee. 1. David J. Foster (R.)....Burlington. 5. W. H. Stafford (R.).... Milwaukee. 2. Frank H. Plumly (R.).. Northfield.

C. H. Weisse (D.)......Sheboygan Fils Virginia.

John J. Esch (R.)....... La Crosse. 1. William A. Jones (D.)..Warsaw.

8. J. H. Davidson (R.)....Oshkosh. 2. Harry L. Maynard (D.). Portsmouth. 9. Gustav Kuestermann(R.)Green Bay. 3. John Lamb (D.).........Richmond. 10. E. A. Morse (R.)........ Antigo.

11. Irvine L. Lenroot (R.). . Superior. 5. E. W. Saunders (D.). ... Rocky Mount.

Wyoming. B. Carter Glass (D.).......Lynchburg. Frank W. Mondell (R.), .Newcastle. 7. Jarres Hay (D.).........Madison, B. C. C. Carlin (D.)........ Alexandria.

DELEGATES. 9. C. Bascom Slemp_(R.). .Big Stone Gap.

Alaska. 0. Henry D. Flood (D.). ... Appomattox. Jas. Wickersham (R.).... Newcastle. Washington.

Arizona, 1. Wm. E. Humphrey (R.). Seattle.

R. H. Cameron (R.)......Flagstafr.
2. ?W. W. McCredie (R.).. Vancouver.
3. Miles Poindexter (R.)... Spokane.

Hawail.
West Virginia.

J. K. Kalania naole (R.)..Honolulu. 1. W. P. Hubbard (R.)....Wheeling.

Now Mexico. 2. Geo. C. Sturgiss (R.)... Morgantown. W. H. Andrews (R.)...... Albuquerque. 3. Jos. Holt Gaines (R.)... Charleston.

RESIDENT COMMISSIONERS.
4. H. C. Woodyard (R.)... Spencer.
5. James A. Hughes (R.)..Huntington.

Philippine Islands.
Wisconsin.

Benito Legarda (Prog.)...Manila, 1. Henry A. Cooper (R.)... Racine.

Manuel Quezon (Nat.)... Manila. 2. John M. Nelson (R.).... Madison.

Porto Rico 3. A. W. Kopp (R.)........ Platteville.

Tulio Larrinaga (Union.). San Juan.

'THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS. ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE SECOND SESSION, DECEMBER 7, 1908,

TO MARCH 4, 1909. The Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation Act, approved March

3, provided that after March 3, 1909, the compensation of President's Salary. the President of the United States shall be $75,000 per

annum. The Sundry Civil Appropriation Act, approved March 3, provided that imnediately upon the receipt of the regular annual estimates of appropriations

needed for the various branches of the government it shall be the Budget duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to estimate as nearly as may Reforms. be the revenues of the government for the ensuing fiscal year, and

if the estimates for appropriations, including the estimated amount lecessary to meet all continuing and permanent appropriations, shall exceed the stmated revenues the Secretary of the Treasury shall transmit the estimates to Congress as heretofore required by law, and at once transmit a detailed statement of all of said estimates to the President, to the end that he may, in giving Contress information of the state of the Union and in recommending to their considration such measures as he may judge necessary, advise the Congress how in his udgment the estimated appropriations could with least injury to the public service le reduced so as to bring the appropriations within the estimated revenues, or, if luch reduction be not in his judgment practicable without undue injury to the vublic service, that he may recommend to Congress such loans or new taxes as nay be necessary to cover the deficiency.

An act, approved February 17, provided that section 4 of the act entitled 'An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive and judicial ex

penses of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1908, lalary of and for other purposes," approved February 26, 1907, fixing the anleeretary nual compensation of heads of executive departments, be repealed f State. in so far as the same relates to the annual compensation of the

Secretary of State; and the annual compensation of the Secretary of ftate shall be at the rate of eight thousand dollars. On and after March 4, 1909, here shall be no emoluments attached to the office of Secretary of State other than hose which by the law in force on the first day of May, 1904, belonged and were ben attached to said office. This act took effect March 4, 1909.

The Naval Appropriation Act, approved March 3, authorized the construclon of two first-class battleships to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not

exceeding six million dollars each, similar in all essential characIncrease of teristics to the battleship authorized by the act making approhe Navy.. priations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30,

1908. It also authorized the construction of five torpedo-boat detroyers, to have the highest practicable speed, and to cost, exclusive of armament,

IF. R. Lassiter, (D.) died October 31, 1909. 2Elected November 2, 1909, to fill facancy caused by death of F. W. Cushman (R.)

and the annual the annual coments, be repe

The Naval AJASS battleships to contrs each, similar in a act** making

not to exceed eight hundred thousand dollars each, and one fleet collier, of fourt knots trial speed, when carrying not less than twelve thousand five hundred t of cargo and bunker coal, to cost not exceeding nine hundred thousand dollars. F submarines and three destroyers were also authorized.

An act, approved February 9, provided that after the first day of April, 19 it shall be unlawful to import into the United States opium in any form or a

preparation or derivative thereof: Provided, That opium a The Opium preparations and derivatives thereof, other than smoking opium Traffic. opium prepared for smoking, may be imported for medicinal p

poses only, under regulations which the Secretary of the Treasi is hereby authorized to prescribe, and when so imported shall be subject to duties which are now or may hereafter be imposed by law. If any person s fraudulently or knowingly import or bring into the United States, or assist in doing any opium or any preparation or derivative thereof contrary to law, shall receive, conceal, buy, sell, or in any manner facilitate the transportati | concealment, or sale of such opium or preparation or derivative thereof after ! portation, knowing the same to have been imported contrary to law, such opi or preparation or derivative thereof shall be forfeited and shall be destroyed, the offender shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five thousand dollars nor than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment for any time not exceeding two years, both. Whenever, on trial for a violation of this section, the defendant is shown have, or to have had, possession of such opium or preparation or derivative there such possession shall be deemed sufficient evidence to authorize conviction unl the defendant shall explain the possession to the satisfaction of the jury.

An act, approved February 18. amended section 714 of the Revised Statutes as to read: "When any judge of any court of the United States appointed

hold his office during good behavior resigns his office, after hav Pensions of held a commission or commissions as judge of any such court Federal courts at least ten years continuously, and having attained the Judges. of seventy years, he shall, during the residue of his natural 1

receive the salary which is payable at the time of his retirem for the office that he held at a time ten years before his resignation.”

A joint resolution, approved March 3, requested the President to renew ne tiations with the government of Russia to secure, by treaty or otherwise, uniform

of treatment and protection to American citizens holding pa Passports in ports duly issued by the authorities of the United States, in or Russia.

that all American citizens shall have equal freedom of travel a

sojourn in such country without regard to race, creed or religi faith, including a provision that the honoring or viséing of passports when duly sued and held by citizens of the United States shall not be withheld because or account of the race, creed or religious faith of their holders.

An act, approved February 27, amended the third paragraph of the seve section of the act entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administrat

of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, & Philippine for other purposes," approved July 1, 1902, to read as 1 Legislature, lows:

“Sec. 7-The legislature shall hold annual sessions, co mencing on the first Monday of February in each year and continuing not exceed ninety days thereafter (Sundays and holidays not included) and the first meet of the legislature shall be held upon the call of the governor within ninety days al the first election: Provided, That the Philippine Legislature after its first me ing as herein provided may by law fix a date other than the first Monday of Feb ary in each year for the commencement of its annual sessions: And provided i ther, That if at the termination of any session the appropriations necessary for support of government shall not have been made, an amount equal to the st appropriated in the last appropriation bills for such purposes shall be deemed to appropriated; and until the legislature shall act in such behalf the treasurer m with the advice of the governor, make the payments necessary for the purpo aforesaid."

The River and Harbor Appropriation Act, approved March 3, created a comn || sion known as the National Waterways Commission, composed of members of i

Sixtieth Congress who shall be members of the Sixty-first Cong! Waterways as well, as follows: Five members of the Senate, to be appoin Commission, by the presiding officer thereof; seven members of the House

Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker. It shall be duty of this commission to investigate questions pertaining to water transportat and the improvement of waterways, and to recommend to Congress action u these subjects. The term of the commission shall expire on March 4, 1911. ! commission shall report from time to time to Congress, and shall at the conclus of its la bors submit a final report: Provided, That a preliminary report shall made not later than January 1, 1910, which report, with all other reports. embrace such material and information obtained in the course of the investiga as shall be of value; also the conclusions reached by said commission on the sevi subjects investigated.

Among the other acts and joint resolutions approved were the following: propriating $800,000 for the relief of citizens of Italy; to impose a tax upon alcoh

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