eral incorporation acts, permit persons to associate themselves together as bodies corporate for mining, manufacturing, and other industrial pursuits, and for conducting the business of insurance, banks of discount and deposit (but not of issue) loan, trust, and guarantee associations, and for the construction or operation of rail-roads, wagon-roads, irrigating ditches, and the colonization and improvement of lands in connection therewith, or for colleges, semenaries, churches, libraries, or any other benevolent, charitable, or scientific association."
SEC. 6. That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to abridge the power of Congress to annul any law passed by a Territorial legislature, or to modify any existing law of Congress requiring in any case that the laws of any Territory shall be submitted to Congress.
SEC. 7. That all acts and parts of acts hereafter passed by any Territorial legislature in conflict with the provisions of this act shall be null and void.
APPROVED, July 30, 1886.
February 3, 1887
A BILL to regulate the electoral count was introduced in the Senate, December 8, 1885, by Edmunds of Vermont, and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. The bill was reported on the 17th without amendment, and February 2, after debate, was recommitted. A substitute was reported on the 25th, and March 17 passed the Senate. The bill with amendments was reported in the House April 15, but the session closed without further action. December 9 the bill was taken up, and, with various amendments, passed. A conference committee settled the final form of the bill.
REFERENCES. -- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XXIV, 373-375. For the proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 49th Cong., and the Cong. Record. The text of the Senate bill is in the Record, March 17; the amendments reported in the House are in ibid., December 9, 1886. See also House Report 1638, 49th Cong., 1st Sess.