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particularly said section of land, if surveyed, and, if unsurveyed, shall describe the same as nearly as possible without a survey; which said declaration shall be supported by the affidavit of at least two credible witnesses, establishing to the satisfaction of the register or receiver the fact that said lands are of the character described in this act.
And at any time within the period of two years after filing said decla- Lassen County, ration, and upon making satisfactory proof of the reclamation of said Cal.; when entry of lands in may be
tract of land in the manner aforesaid, before the register and the re- made, location, ceiver of said land office, such person shall be entitled to enter or locate &c. the reclaimed section, or any part thereof, in the same manner as in cases where public lands of the United States are subject to entry, at a price not exceeding one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, and shall receive a patent therefor.
-lands in said
SEC. 2. That all lands within said county of Lassen, exclusive of timber lands and of mineral lands, which do not produce grass, or which county defined. will not, without such reclamation, produce some agricultural crop, shall be deemed desert lands within the meaning of this act. [March 3, 1875.]
AN ACT FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
13. Moneys of District to be deposited in United States Treasury; how drawn.
14. Commissioners may reduce, adjust, and equalize salaries.
15. Notice of sales for special-improvement taxes to be advertised twice a week for three weeks.
Be it enacted, &c. (1)
16. Bonds, certificates, &c., redeemed, to be
18. Registered bonds may be issuedi n denomina-
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 501.
SEC. 13. (2) That the treasurer of the District, upon receiving any Moneys of Dismoneys, shall forthwith deposit the same in the Treasury of the United trict to be deposited in United States; and said moneys thus deposited shall be drawn, from the Treas States Treasury; ury of the United States, only in such sums and at such times as the how drawn. same shall be actually required, and only for the expenditures author- 1878, June 11, ch. ized by law, and only upon warrants of the accounting officers of the 180, § 4. District, issued under the direction of the commissioners of the District ch. 134. § 2. or their successors in office.
1881, March 3,
SEC. 14. (2) That the commissioners of the District or their successors Commissioners in office are hereby authorized to reduce, adjust, and equalize the pay may reduce, ador salaries of all officers or employees payable from the funds of the Dis- Just, and equalize trict government in whole or in part: Provided, however, That the aggregate sum of pay and salaries shall not be increased beyond the present aggregate amount of pay and salaries.
to be advertised
SEC. 15. (2) That the third section of the act of the legislative assem- Notice of sales bly of the District of Columbia entitled "An act prescribing the mode for special-imof assessment for special improvements, and providing for the collec-provement taxes tion thereof," approved August tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy- twice a week for one, shall be, and is hereby, amended so that the sales under said law three weeks. shall be advertised twice a week for three successive weeks, instead of as heretofore required.
SEC. 16. (2) That the commissioners of the District of Columbia and Bonds, certifithe commissioners of the sinking fund of said District shall destroy by cates, &c., reburning all bonds, sewer certificates and other obligations of every kind deemed to be destroyed. of the city of Washington the city of Georgetown or the District of
NOTES.-(1) The omitted sections of this act provide for the assessment and collection of a tax for one year.
(2) These sections (13-16) are repeated in the act of 1876, ch. 180, where the sections of these same numbers are identical with those found in this act.
Columbia whatsoever heretofore paid or redeemed by either of said boards under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury and shall preserve the evidence thereof as shall be prescribed by said Secretary.
Registered bonds SEC. 18. That the three-sixty-five registered bonds of the District of may be issued in Columbia, authorized by acts of Congress, approved June twentieth, $1,000 and $5,000. eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and February twentieth, eighteen 1874, June 20, ch. hundred and seventy-five, in lieu of coupon bonds, may be issued in de337, § 7. nominations of one thousand dollars and five thousand dollars. [March
1875, Feb. 20, ch. 3, 1875.]
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 507.
Tax on circulat
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO ADJUST AND REMIT
CORPORATIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (1)
Tax on circulating notes, &c., of mining and other
Ten per cent. tax on notes of persons, State banks, &c., to apply to evidences of indebtedness.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is ing notes, &c., of hereby, authorized and directed to settle and release any claims for tax mining and other on circulation of evidences of indebtedness made against any mining, corporations, except banks, prior manufacturing or other corporations other than against any national to Nov., 1873, to be banking-association, State bank, or banking-association, by such corporemitted. rations paying the tax, without penalty, that shall have accrued thereon since November first, eighteen hundred and seventy-three;
And that the provisions of section three thousand four hundred and twelve of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall not be construed in pending cases, except as to national banking-associations, to apply to such evidences of indebtedness issued and reissued prior to the passage of this act, but said section shall be construed as applying to such evidences of indebtedness issued after the passage hereof. [March 3, 1875.]
NOTE.-(1) This act is printed in full in the second edition of the Revised Statutes, after § 3412.
March 3, 1875.
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF GENERAL SAMUEL W. CRAWFORD, AND TO FIX THE
18 Stat. L., 512.
Officers retired before March 3, 1875, for disability
-to be continued, although they accept office in diplomatic or consular service.
Be it enacted, &c.
from wounds in ac
SEC. 2. That all officers of the Army who have been heretofore retired before March 3, by reason of disability arising from wounds received in action shall be 1875, for disability considered as retired upon the actual rank held by them, whether in tion; rank of, on the regular or volunteer service, at the time when such wound was reretired list. ceived, and shall be borne on the retired list and receive pay hereafter R. S., § 1254. accordingly; and this section shall be taken and construed to include 15 Opin. Att'yGen., 83, 199, 209, those now borne on the retired list placed upon it on account of wounds
15 C. Cls., 151.
received in action:
Provided, That no part of the foregoing act shall apply to those officers who had been in service as commissioned officers twenty-five years at the date of their retirement; nor to those retired officers who had lost an arm or leg, or has an arm or leg permanently disabled by reason of resection, on account of wounds, or both eyes by reason of wounds received in battle ;
And every such officer now borne on the retired list shall be continued thereon notwithstanding the provisions of section two (1) chapter thirty-eight act of March thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; And be it also provided that no retired officer shall be affected by this act, who has been retired or may hereafter be retired on the rank held by him at the time of his retirement;
And that all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and are hereby, repealed. [March 3, 1875.]
NOTE.-(1) The provisions of § 2 of the act of 1868, ch. 38 (15 Stat. L., 58), here referred to, are incorporated into Revised Statutes in § 1223, noted in the margin.
AN ACT EXTENDING THE PRIVILEGE OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TO THE REGENTS
Regents of Smithsonian Institution may have use of Library of Congress.
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 512.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Joint Committee of both Houses of Congress on the Library be authorized to extend the use of the books in the Smithsonian InstiLibrary of Congress to the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution resi dent in Washington on the same conditions and restrictions as members of Congress are allowed to use the Library. [March 3, 1875.]
tution may have use of Library of Congress.
R. S., § 94.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR THE RESTORATION TO HOME-
1. Unoccupied, &c., lands of Ottawa and Chip-
- remainder temporarily subject to home-
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Certain Indians may enter 80 acres of land in
Remaining lands to be restored to market.
3. Settlers on lands reserved by treaty with Ot-
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 516.
[SECTION 1], [Sup.] [That the act approved June tenth, eighteen Unoccupied, &c., hundred and seventy-two, entitled (1) "An act for the restoration to land of Ottawa and market of certain lands in Michigan," be, and hereby is, amended so as Chippewa Indians; patents to be issued to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cause patents to be issued of part to certain to three hundred and twenty members of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Indians of Michigan, for the selections found to have been made by R. S., § 2313them, but which were not, prior to the passage of said act, regularly Substitute 1876, reported and recognized by the Secretary of the Interior and Commis- May 23, ch. 105. sioner of Indian Affairs;
Remainder temhomestead laws.
And the remainder of said lands not disposed of, and not valuable mainly for pine-timber, shall be subject to entry under the homestead- porarily subject to laws, for one year from the passage of this act;
And the lands remaining thereafter undisposed of shall be offered for residue to be sale at a price not less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre.]
SEC. 2. That all Indians who have settled upon and made improvements on section ten, in township forty-seven north, of range two east, may enter 80 acres and section twenty-four in township forty-seven north, of range three of land in Michiwest, Michigan, shall be permitted to enter not exceeding eighty acres each, at the minimum price of land, upon making proof of such settlement and improvement before the register of the land-office at Marquette, Michigan;
NOTE.-(1) The act of 1872, ch. 424 (17 Stat. L., 381), here referred to, is incorporated into Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin. The first section of this act is superseded by a subsțitute; act of 1876, ch. 105.
Remaining lands to be restored to
Settlers on lands
And when said entries shall have been completed in accordance herewith, the remaining lands embraced within the limits of said section shall be restored to market.
SEC. 3. That all actual, permanent, bona-fide settlers on any of the reserved by treaty lands reserved for Indian purposes under the treaty with the Ottawa with Ottawa and and Chippewa Indians of Michigan of July thirty-first, eighteen hunmay enter home- dred and fifty-five, shall be entitled to enter not exceeding one hundred steads within 90 and sixty acres of land, either under the homestead-laws or to pay the days. minimum price of land, on making proof of his or her settlement and Treaty (11 Stat. continued residence before the expiration of ninety days from the pasL., 621). R. S., §§ 2313- sage of this act:
Provided, That such settlers do not claim any of the lands heretofore patented to Indians, or in conflict with the selections found to have been made by Indians referred to in the first section of this act, and shall have settled upon said lands prior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. [March 3, 1875.]
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 517.
Part of Mackinac
Island set apart as a national park.
management of park under Secretary of War.
AN ACT TO SET APART A CERTAIN PORTION OF THE ISLAND OF MACKINAC IN THE
[SECTION 1], That so much of the island of Mackinac, lying in the Straits of Mackinac, within the county of Mackinac, in the State of Michigan, as is now held by the United States under military reservation or otherwise, (exepting the Fort Mackinac and so much of the present reservation thereof as bounds it to the south of the village of Mackinac, and to the west, north and east respectively by lines drawn north and south, east and west, at a distance from the present fort flagstaff of four hundred yards,) hereby is reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a national public park, or grounds, for health, comfort, or pleasure, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people;
And all persons who shall locate or settle upon or occupy the same, or any part thereof, except as herein provided, shall be considered trespassers, and removed therefrom.
SEC. 2. That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the Secretary of War, whose duty it shall be as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the care and management of the same. Such regulations shall provide for the preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition.
Secretary may The Secretary may in his discretion, grant leases for building purlease parts for poses, of small parcels of ground, at such places in said park as shall buildings for visitrequire the erection of buildings for the accommodation of visitors for terms not exceeding ten years; all of the proceeds of said leases and all other revenues derived from any source connected with said park, to be expended, under his direction, in the management of the same and in the construction of roads and bridle paths therein.
-shall provide He shall provide against the wanton destruction of game or fish found against destruc- within said park and against their capture or destruction for any pur tion of game. poses of use or profit.
He also shall cause all persons trespassing upon the same after the Secretary of War passage of this act to be removed therefrom, and generally shall be au- to cause removal of thorized to take all such measures as shall be necessary or proper to fully carry out the objects and purposes of this act.
SEC. 3. That any part of the park hereby created shall at all times Use of park for be available for military purposes, either as a parade or drill ground, in military purposes. time of peace, or for complete occupation in time of war, or whenever
war is expected, and may also be used for the erection of any public
buildings or works:
Provided that no person shall ever claim or receive of the United Act may be alStates any damage on account of any future amendment or repeal of tered without liathis act, or the taking of said park, or any part thereof, for public pur- bility for damages. poses or use. [March 3, 1875.]
AN ACT TO ANNEX CERTAIN LANDS TO RESERVATION NUMBERED TWO, OCCUPIED BY
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 518.
Land annexed to
Lands annexed to grounds of Agricultural Department in District of Columbia. Be it enacted, &c., That the public ground which lies immediately north of reservation numbered two, now in the occupancy of the Department grounds of Agricultural Departof Agriculture, made by the filling-up of the canal, be, and the same is ment in District hereby, attached to and shall hereafter be a part of the said reservation of Columbia. numbered two, in the occupancy of the said Department of Agriculture. [March 3, 1875.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SETTLERS ON LANDS WITHIN RAILROAD LIMITS. Settlers who have paid for lands in railroad grants forfeited may locate on any unoccupied lands, &c.
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 519.
Settlers who have paid for lands
Be it enacted, &c., That where any actual settler who shall have paid for any lands situate within the limits of any grant of lands by Congress in railroad grants to aid in the construction of any railroad, the price of such lands being forfeited may lofixed by law at double minimum rates, and such railroad lands having cate on any unocbeen forfeited to the United States and restored to the public domain cupied lands, &c. for failure to build such railroad, such person or persons shall have the R. S., §§ 2279, 2281. right to locate, on any unoccupied lands, an amount equal to their original entry, without further cost, except such fees as are now provided by law in preëmption cases: Provided, That when such location is upon double minimum lands, one-half the amount only shall be taken. [March 3, 1875.]
1874, April 15,
1876, July 24, ch.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PONTON WAGON-BRIDGE ACROSS
1. Ponton wagon-bridge across Mississippi, at Dubuque, Iowa, provided for.
Be it enacted, &c.
March 3, 1875.
18 Stat. L., 522.
[SECTION 1], That it shall be lawful for any person or persons, company or corporation, authorized by the laws of Iowa, Illinois, or Wis- sissippi, at Duconsin, to construct a pile and ponton wagon-bridge across the Mississippi buque, Iowa, proRiver at or near the city of Dubuque, in the State of Iowa, so as to vided for.