Mr. Gresham to Mr. Bayard.
Washington, January 25, 1895.
Your 374 received. Act 1890 provides that it shall take effect at a time to be fixed by the President, by proclamation issued for that purpose. The President issued proclamation declaring that act should go into force March 1, the effect being the same as if the act had declared it should take effect on that date; and the President’s power in the matter is exhausted.