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ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION
THE YEAR 1874.
[NOTE.-The omitted chapters and parts of chapters are private, special, local, or temporary acts not
In the margin and in the notes, the letters R: S. refer to the Revised Statutes, and STAT. L. to the
Rep., followed by text in brackets, indicates that the part so inclosed is repealed, and
Sup., that the part following in brackets is superseded, by acts noted in margin, or referred to in the notes.]
AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIMITATION OF STEAM PRESSURE OF VESSELS USED EX January 6, 1874.
CLUSIVELY FOR TOWING AND CARRYING FREIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Steam-pressure allowed to be carried by freight may be above standard, by permission, &c.
Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam," &c., approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, (1) so far as they relate to the limitation of steam pressure of steamboats used exclusively for towing and carrying freight on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, are hereby so far modified as to substitute for such boats one hundred and fifty pounds of steam pressure in place of one hundred and ten pounds, as provided in said act for the standard pressure upon standard boilers of forty-two inches diameter, and of plates of one-quarter of an inch in thickness;
18 Stat. L., 2.
Steam pressure allowed to be carried by freight and sissippi River.
tow boats on Mis
R. S., § 4420.
And such boats may, on the written permit of the supervising in- may be above spector of the district in which such boats shall carry on their business, standard, by perbe permitted to carry steam above the standard pressure of one hun- mission, &c. dred and ten pounds, but not exceeding the standard pressure of one hundred and fifty pounds to the square inch. [January 6, 1874.]
NOTE.- (1) The provisions of the act of 1871, ch. 100 (16 Stat. L., 445), here referred to, as modified by the act of 1872, ch. 2 (17 Stat. L., 23), are incorporated into Revised Statutes in section 4420 noted in the margin.
AN ACT TO SO AMEND THE LAWS RELATIVE TO INTERNAL REVENUE AS TO ALLOW
Distillery warehouses, how may be used by successor in business.
Spirits belonging to former occupant to be separated by partition.
Lien for tax not impaired; but bond of successor
January 8, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 2.
Be it enacted, &c., That when from death or from any other cause there shall be a change in the person, firm or company engaged in the business houses, how may of distilling at any distillery, and the person firm or company that by be used by succes
sor in business.
R. S., § 3271.
Spirits belonging to former occupant to be separated by partition. R. S., § 3293.
1880, May 28, ch. 108, § 4.
reason of such change ceases to carry on said business at such distillery has at the time of such change spirits in the distillery warehouse, it shall be lawful for the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, upon the written consent of the surviving principals and sureties interested, and under such rules and regulations, and upon such other conditions, as he may prescribe, to permit the succeeding person, firm or company to use the distillery warehouse on the premises in the same manner as if it did not contain distilled spirits belonging to the original person, firm or company after setting apart and separating, by a secure and unbroken partition such portion of it as may be necessary for the storage and safekeeping of the spirits distilled by the original person, firm or company, during the period allowed by law for the removal of distilled spirits from distillery warehouses, or until said spirits are removed, and the tax paid thereon within that time:
Provided, That nothing herein contained shall impair or in any way Lien for tax not affect the lien existing at the time of such change under section one of impaired; but bond the internal revenue act of July twenty eighteen hundred and sixtyof successor may be approved notwith-eight as amended, or other liabilities under any internal revenue law, but the existence of such lien shall be no ground for refusing to approve standing. R. S., 3251, the bond of the succeeding person, firm or company, anything in section 3260, 3262. eight of the said act of July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, as amended, to the contrary notwithstanding. (1) [January 8, 1874.]
NOTE.-(1) The provisions of the act here referred to, 1868, ch. 186, §§ 1, 8 (15 Stat. L., 125, 128), and the amendments to the same, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes, in the sections noted in the margin.
AN ACT REPEALING THE INCREASE OF SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AND
Repeal of law increasing salaries; restoring for. Amounts in excess of former salaries, not paid or
Repeal of law in- Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the act of March third, eighteen creasing salaries; hundred and seventy-three, entitled "An act making appropriations for restoring former legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the compensation. 1873, March 3, year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four," (1) as
14 C. Cl. 78.
Amounts in excess of former salaries, not paid or returned, to be covered into Treasury.
provides for the increase of the compensation of public officers and employees, whether members of Congress, Delegates, or others, except the President of the United States and the Justices of the Supreme Court, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and the salaries, compensation, and allowances of all said persons, except as aforesaid, shall be as fixed by the laws in force at the time of the passage of said act:
Provided, That mileage shall not be allowed for the first session of the Forty-third Congress;
That all moneys appropriated as compensation to the members of the Forty-second Congress, in excess of the mileage and allowances fixed by law at the commencement of said Congress, and which shall not have been drawn by the members of said Congress respectively, or which having been drawn, have been returned in any form to the United States, are hereby covered into the Treasury of the United States, and are declared to be the moneys of the United States absolutely, the same as if they had never been appropriated as aforesaid. [January 20, 1874.]
NOTE.-(1) The act here referred to and repealed, 1873, ch. 226 (17 Stat. L., 486), is incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the numerous provisions which set forth the salaries of different officers as there established. In the second edition of the Revised Statutes (1878) tables are printed on pages 1093-1097, showing the salaries affected by this act, so far as they appear on the books of the First Comptroller, with the amount of each before and after its passage. To these should be added the Capitol police, who are paid out of the contingent funds of the two Houses of Congress, in accordance with appropriations made from year to year. R. S., §§ 1821, 1822. See Bradshaw's case, 14 C. Cls., 78.