Official Congressional Directory

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896
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Includes maps of the U.S. Congressional districts.

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Page 253 - Agriculture, the general designs and duties of which shall be to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with Agriculture, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate and distribute among the people, new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 254 - States, engaged in the transportation of passengers or property wholly by railroad, or partly by railroad and partly by water, when both are used under a common control, management or arrangement, for a continuous carriage or shipment...
Page 240 - In no manner discriminate against any port or place; and at such ports and places within the United States as have no quarantine regulations under State or municipal authority, where such regulations are, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, necessary to prevent the Introduction of contagious or Infectious...
Page 247 - ... as their internal arrangements are concerned, and after their completion has exclusive control of the same, and makes all contracts for and superintends all the work done under it. BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS. The duties of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts comprise all that...
Page 249 - Education are to collect such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and to diffuse such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 251 - ... collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce and navigation, the reporting of temperature and rainfall conditions for the cotton...
Page 38 - Pa. , in the class of 1882, and taught school for six years; deciding upon the profession of the law, he entered the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and...
Page 255 - All claims founded upon the Constitution of the United States or any law of Congress, except for pensions, or upon any regulation of an Executive Department, or upon any contract, express or implied, with the Government of the United States, or for damages, liquidated or unliquidated, in cases not sounding in tort, in respect of which claims the party would be entitled to redress against the United States either in a court of law, equity, or admiralty if the United States were suable...
Page 253 - Commission to aid the President, as he may request, in preparing suitable rules for carrying the act into effect. It is further made " the duty of all officers of the United States...
Page 255 - Congress gave to the court jurisdiction over " claims to indemnity upon the French Government arising out of illegal captures, detentions, seizures, condemnations, and confiscations prior to the ratification of the convention between the United States and the French Republic concluded on the 3oth day of September, 1800." The time of filing claims is limited to two years from the passage of the act, and all claims not presented within that time are forever barred. The court finds the facts and the...

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