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buildings. The quantity of produce now stored in the market buildings is very large and constantly increasing, and the space now used for making ice is wanted for the storage of produce, while the ice needed can be more advantageously manufactured elsewhere.
This measure has the approval of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, as will be seen by the following communication: OFFICE COMMISSIONERS OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
Washington, June 18, 1906. Dear Sir: The Commissioners of the District of Columbia have the honor to submit the following on House bill 20178, Fifty-ninth Congress, first session, “In relation to the Washington Market Company,” which you referred to them for examination and report.
The object of the bill is to authorize the Washington Market Company, in addition to its other corporate powers, to manufacture ice in connection with its market busi
The Washington Market Company was incorporated by an act of Congress approved May 20, 1870, to carry on a market business, and the powers granted in the act of incorporation are generally those pertaining to market companies. The Commissioners are informed that there being some doubt as to the right of the company under its present charter to manufacture ice this legislation is desired. It is stated that a great deal of ice is needed for market purposes, which can be more adequately and economically furnished to dealers by the market company than could otherwise be obtained
The Commissioners know of no objection to the granting of the additional privilege contemplated in the bill to the market company. Very respectfully,
HENRY B. F. MACFARLAND,
President Board of Commissioners District of Columbia. Hon. J. W. BABCOCK,
Chairman Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives
CONGRESS, | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SERVICE ON FOREIGN CORPORATIONS.
JANUARY 25, 1907.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.
Mr. OLCOTT, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, sub
mitted the following
[To accompany S. 7170.)
The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 7170) to amend an act relating to service on foreign corporations, approved June 30, 1902, entitled " An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia,'” report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it do pass when amended as follows:
Page 1, strike out all of lines 3, 4, 5, and 6, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
That the second paragraph of section fifteen hundred and thirty-seven of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia be, and the same is hereby, amended so that it shall.
The proposed amendment simply adds the words "or employee" to the list of persons upon whom service can be made on foreign corporations which have no place of business in the District.
Section 1537, when amended as proposed in the legislation herewith reported, will read as follows:
Sec. 1537. Service on foreign corporations: In actions against foreign corporations doing business in the District all process may be served on the agent of such corporation or person conducting its business, or, in case he is absent and can not be found, by leaving a copy at the principal place of business in the District, or, if there be no such place of business, by leaving the same at the place of business or residence of such agent in said District, and such service shall be effectual to bring the corporation before the court.
When a foreign corporation shall transact business in the District without having any place of business or resident agent therein, service upon any officer or agent or employee of such corporation in the District shall be effectual as to suits growing out of contracts entered into or to be performed, in whole or in part, in the District of Columbia or growing out of any tort heretofore or hereafter committed in the said District.
OPENING OF MILLS AVENUE.
JANUARY 25, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.
Mr. ALLEN, of Maine, from the Committee on the District of Columbia,
submitted the following
[To accompany H. R. 9326.)
The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9326) for the widening of Mills avenue NE. from Rhode Island avenue to Twenty-fourth
street, report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it do pass when amended as follows:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the following:
That under and in accordance with the provisions of sections four hundred and ninety-one a to four hundred and ninety-one n, both inclusive, of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia, within sixty days after xhe passage of this act the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to institute, in the supreme court of the District of Columbia a proceeding in rem to condemn the land that may be necessary for the opening of Mills avenue with a width of fifty feet from Rhode Island avenue to its intersection with Twenty-fourth street northeast; said condemnation to be wholly to the westerly of the present easterly side of the private road known as Mills avenue.
Sec. 2. That assessments shall be made by the jury as benefits as contemplated in section four hundred and ninety-one g of the subchapter of the code hereinbefore referred to: Provided, That the total amount found to be due and awarded as damages, plus the cost and expenses of the proceedings, shall be assessed by the said jury as benefits.
SEC. 3. That the sum of three hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of the revenues of the District of Columbia to provide the necessary funds for the costs and expenses of the condemnation proceedings taken pursuant hereto, to be repaid to the District of Columbia from the assessment for benefits when the same are collected, and a sufficient sum to pay the amounts of all judgments and awards is hereby appropriated out of the revenues of the District of Columbia.
SEC. 4. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to prepare a new highway plan for that portion of the District of Columbia lying west of said Mills avenue, north of Frankfort street, east of Twentieth street, and south of Rhode Island avenue northeast, under the provisions contained in the act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled “ An act to provide a permanent system of highways in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of cities," and an amendment to said act, approved June twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight; that upon the completion and recording of said new highway plan it shall take the place of and stand for any previous plan for said portion of the District of Columbia.
Amend the title so as to read “For the opening of Mills avenue northeast from Rhode Island avenue to Twenty-fourth street.”
The amendment recommended by your committee in the nature of a substitute is for the purpose of bringing the proposed legislation in harmony with sections 491a to 491n, inclusive, of the code of law for the District of Columbia, these sections regulating proceedings for the condemnation of land for streets.
As the opening of this street is considered to be of advantage mainly to the immediate section of the city through which the new street will extend, provision has been made in section 2 of the substitute so that the property benefitted will be assessed to cover the amount awarded as damages for land taken as well as for the costs and expenses of the condemnation proceedings, which entire amount will be returned to the District revenues, as it will be assessed as benefits, and the District of Columbia will ultimately bear no portion of the expense for this improvement.
The purpose of the proposed legislation is to open a street, to be known as Mills avenue, from Twenty-fourth street to Rhode Island avenue NE., with a width of 50 feet.
There is at the present time a private road, 25 feet in width, extending from Twenty-fourth street to Rhode Island avenue, known as “Mills avenue," and named after Clarke Mills, the noted sculptor, who opened the private highway and permitted its use by the public some twenty years ago. The bill reported by your committee proposes to take not only that private thoroughfare but 25 feet additional from the southwesterly side of the private road, which is acreage property, to make the width 50 feet.
Your committee gave a hearing on this measure, at which it was demonstrated that the opening of this street is absolutely necessary for the convenience of the people residing in that immediate vicinity, who, together with 90 per cent of the residents of Langdon, use the private road in going to and from their homes to the electric car line on Rhode Island avenue, by which access is had to the city.
Your committee has received a large number of letters from the persons residing in that locality, also petitions and resolutions of the Northeastern Suburban Citizens' Association, all indorsing the bill and urging prompt and favorable consideration by Congress.
Your committee incorporates as a part of its report the following petition, signed by some 60 residents and property owners of Langdon living near or adjacent to the proposed new street, which advances a number of reasons for the necessity of the enactment into law of the bill herewith reported, as follows:
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 2, 1907. The COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
SIRS: We the undersigned residents and property owners of Langdon, D. C., living near or adjacent to Mills avenue, or owners of property located on or near said avenue, respectfully petition your honorable body for the considerate attention as soon as practicable to House bill No. 9326, now pending before your committee, which provides for the widening of Mills avenue NE., from Rhode Island avenue to Twenty-fourth street, in the District of Columbia.
We beg to submit the following as some of the reasons for the desirability of such early and favorable action:
It is more traveled than any other street of that vicinity.