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268 FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. I. Gus. 248-250. 1892. description, not to exceed two dollars per ton; upon passengers, not to exceed five dollars each, as shall be from time to time determined by Ifroviso. _ the President: Provided, That no tolls shall be charged or collected j,‘({,f’;,“‘fx§‘j,,?‘(§gl'{j,‘;;j upon freight or passengers carried to and lauded at Ogdensburg, or gms. N- Y- any port west of Ogdensburg, and south of a line drawn from the northern boundary of the State of New York through the Saint Lawrence River, the Great Lakes, and their connecting channels to the northern boundary of the State of Minnesota. G¤¤=>¤ri¤¤ cfm11s- Sec. 2. All tolls so charged shall be collected under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, who may require the master of each vessel to furnish a sworn statement of the , amount and kind of cargo and the number of passengers carried and rmsmnimnmuou. the destination of the 83.1118, and such proof of the actual delivery of such cargo or passengers at some port or place within the limits above named as he shall deem satisfactory; and until such proof is furnished such freight and passengers may be considered to have been renew tuna. landed at some port or place outside of those limits, and the amount of tolls which would have accrued if they had been so delivered shall constitute a lien, which may be enforced against the vessel in default wherever and whenever found in the waters of the United States. Approved, July 26, 1892. ·T¤!y‘26. 1892- CHAP. 249.-Au act to authorize the Postmaster-General to provide mail service, wi and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United pfssn Semin. _ States of Am-erica in Congress assembled, That after providing by general b.,;.,,,,°,,,`f,.,;_.$,'?°f,‘,{§.¥f,€; advertisement for the transportation of the mails in any State or Terri-

  • =i¤*>¤·¤¤¤·· tory as authorized by law, the Postmaster-General may secure any mail

service that may become necessary before the next general advertisement for said State or Territory by posting notices, for a period of not less than ten days, in the post·ofIices at the termini of any route to be let, and upon a bulletin board in the Post-Oiiice Department, inviting proposals, in such form and with such guaranty as may be prescribed by the Postmaster—General, for the performance of the proposed service. Cvnmcrs- The contract for such service shall be made to run to the end of the " contract term under the general advertisement, shall be made with the lowest bidder whose proposal is in due form, and who, under the law, rqupmi-y service is eligible as a bidder for such postal service. Temporary service ren- °“ ‘“"“’° °' °°“"°°’*· dered necessary by reason of the failure of any bidder or contractor to perform the service awarded him under this act may be employed by the Postmaster-General without advertisement, at arate which he may deem reasonable, at the expense of any such failing bidder or contractor. Ihepem- Sec. 2. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. Approved, July 26, 1892. July 26, 1B92. CHAP. 250.-—-An act to provide for the care of dependent children in the District r····—r·"·w of Columbia. and to create a. board of children’s guardians. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represezztatives-of the United _mmm of mum- States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be created, in ""},{m_, _,,- www-S and for the District of Columbia, a board to be known as the board of chilg¤¤rdi¤¤»- dren’s guardians, composed of nine members who shall serve without compensation, the said board to be a body politic and corporate and to havelthe powers and to be constituted in the manner hereinafter provider . Appmrmm. Sec. 2. That the members of the board of children’s guardians shall be appointed by the judges of the police court and the judge holding