Report of the Chief Signal Officer, United States Army, to the Secretary of War

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1872

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Page 161 - Any telegraph company now organized, or which may hereafter be organized, under the laws of any state, shall have the right to construct, maintain, and operate lines of telegraph through and over any portion of the public domain of the United States, over and along any of the military or post roads of the United States, which have been or may hereafter be declared such by...
Page 162 - 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 nine, namely: THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.
Page 161 - ... companies at an appraised value, to be ascertained by five competent, disinterested persons, two of whom shall be selected by the Postmaster-General of the United States, two by the company interested, and one by the four so previously selected.
Page 162 - An act to aid in the construction of telegraph lines, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes...
Page 6 - Division of Telegrams and Reports for the benefit of Commerce and Agriculture.
Page 162 - ... in their transmission over the lines of any telegraph company to which has been given the right of way, timber, or station lands from the public domain shall have priority over all other business, at such rates as the Postmaster General shall annually fix.
Page 161 - ... departments of the government of the United States and their officers and agents shall, in their transmission over the lines of any of said companies, have priority over all other business, and shall be sent at rates to be annually fixed by the postmastergeneral.
Page 138 - In wheeled vehicles, it should be carried by hand, supported by a strap over the shoulder, or held upright between the legs ; but it should not be allowed to rest on the floor of the carriage, for a sudden jolt might break the tube. If carried on horseback, it should be strapped over the shoulders of the rider, where it is not likely to be injured, unless the animal is subject to a sudden change of gait. When about to be used, it should be taken from its cnse, and, while screwed up, gently inverted...
Page 162 - Congress assembled, that the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories of the United States, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and on the...
Page 161 - ... its posts, piers, stations and other needful uses In the construction, maintenance, and operation of said lines of telegraph, and may pre-empt and use such portion of the unoccupied public lands subject to pre-emption through which Its said lines of telegraph may be located as may be necessary for its stations, not exceeding forty acres for each station ; but such stations shall not be within fifteen miles of each other.

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