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Boone and Marion, and the country lying west of Missouri and Ar- Arkansas judi

cial districts. kansas, known as the Indian Territory. The eastern district includes the residue of said State."

- eastern.

5 Dill., 392, That section five hundred and fifty-six be amended so as to read as Clerks in eastern follows: (2)

district. Substi“SEC. 556. In the eastern district of Arkansas, there shall be appointed "R. S., 5556.

tute fortwo clerks of the district court thereof, one of whom shall reside and keep his office at Little Rock, and the other shall reside and keep his office at Helena."

That section five hundred and seventy-two be so amended as to pro- Terms of court in vide for the holding of the regular terms of court in the eastern and castern district.

R. S., 9 572. western districts of Arkansas, as follows: (2)

In the eastern district of Arkansas, at Little Rock, on the first Monday in April and October, and at Helena on the second Monday in March and October. In the western district of Arkansas, at Fort Smith on the first Mon. - in western dis

trict. Substituto day in February, May, August, and November.

for

R.S., Ø 572. That section five hundred and seventy-one be amended so as to read

District courts as follows: (2)

in Arkansas, Mig"SEC. 571. The district courts for the western district of Arkansas, olina, and

sissippi, South Car

West the eastern district of Arkansas at Helena, the northern district of Mis- Virginia to have sissippi, the western district of South Carolina, and the district of West circuit-court juris

diction. Virginia, shall have in addition to the ordinary jurisdiction of district

R. S., 571. courts, jurisdiction of all causes, except appeals and writs of error, which are cognizable in a circuit court, and shall proceed therein in the same manner as a circuit court." (January 3 1, 1877.]

NOTE.—(2) The amendments here made aro incorporated into the second edition of the Revised Statates in the sections referred to in the margin.

CHAPTER 58.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC

PRINTING AND BINDING FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, AND FOR OTHER PUR-
POSES.

Feb. 16, 1877. 19 Stat. L., 231.

Pay of printers and book binders by Public Printer.

Be it enacted, &c.

That from and after the close of the present session of Congress the Pay of printers public printer shall pay no greater price for composition than fifty and book-binders

by Public Printer. cents per thousand ems and forty cents per bour for time work to print

R. S., Ø 3763. ers and book-binders. (February 16, 1877.]

1876, July 31, ch. 246, Ø 1, par. 1.

14 C. Cls., 200.

CHAPTER 60.

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TIME OF HOLDING THE OCTOBER TERM OF THE UNITED

STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA.

Feb. 17, 1877.

19 Stat. L., 232. District court of Nebraska to be held second Monday in November. Be it enacted, &c., That the fall term of the United States district District court of court for the district of Nebraska shall hereafter be held on the second Nebraska to be Monday in November in each year, instead of the “Wednesday after held. 20 Monday in

2d

. the second Tuesday in October," as now provided by law. (February R. S., 9572. 17, 1877.]

1878, June 19, ch. 315.

CHAPTER 69.

Feb. 27, 1877. 19 Stat. L., 240.

AN ACT TO PERFECT THE REVISION OF THE STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES, (1) AND

OF THE STATUTES RELATING TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

ments.

pay, &c.

SECTION 1.

SECTION 1.

Par. 43. R. S., 1480. Grades of staff-officers of AMENDMENTS TO REVIBED STATUTES.

Navy; how filled, &c. Par. 1. R. S., $197. Inventories for supplies in 44. R. S., $ 1602. Assistant quartermaster of departments not to include stationery,

Navy; rank. &c., for Congressional Librafy.

45. R. S., $ 2034. Verbal error corrected. 2. R. S., '$ 215. Chief clerk of War Depart- 46. R.S., 2055. Salary of Indian agent. ment; his appointment and duties.

47. R. S., 2073. Verbal error corrected. 3. R. S., 9225. In settling accounts of com. 48. R. S., $ 2139. Sale of liquor in Indian manding officers of companies, affida

country: vit by officers of lose to be received, &c. 49. R. S., $ 2450. Suspended entries on publei 4. R. S., $ 252. Repeal.

lands to be decided by Secretary of In 5. R. S., 259. Reports of statistics.

terior, &c. 6. R. S. 317. Duties of Commissioner of

50. R. S., $ 2451. Same. Customs.

51. R. S., $ 2504. Duty on sulphur-flowers. 7. R. S., $335. Bureau of Statistics.

52. R. S., 2505. - on skips, &c., repealed. 8-11. R. S. $$ 354, 637, 702, 838. Verbal errors 53. R. S., 2508. Verbal error corrected. corrected.

54. R. S., 2514. Same. 13. R. S., $ 875. On letters rogatory from for

55. R. S., 2517. Collection districts and eign countries, witnesses may be com

ports, alterations in. pelled to appear, &c.

56. R. S., § 2518. Collector of port to reside 13, 14. R. S., 99 1094, 1097. Errors corrected.

at Bangor. 15. R. S., $ 1102. Surgeons to cavalry regi. 57. R. S., $ 2519. Collectors in Maine, how

may agree upon boundaries of certain 16. R. S., ( 1110. Ordnance sergeants.

districts. 17. R. S. $ 1118. Felons not to be enlisted in 58. R. S., § 2527. Collection district of Fall Army.

River. 18. R. S., 91126. Chaplains.

59. R. S., $ 2530. Employés in appraiser's of. 10. R. S., $ 1131. Inspectors-general reduced

fice in Boston. to four

60. R. S., Ø 2536. In New York district, sur. 20. R. S., § 1132. Appointment in Quarter.

veyors for ports of Cold Spring and master's Department to be from Army.

Jefferson to be appointed.
In absence of chiefs of bureaus in War 61. R. S., 2545. Employés in appraiser's of.
Department, who to act.

fice in Pbiladelphia.
21. R. S., $ 1136. In purchase of property for 62-64. R. S., 99 2555, 2578, 2579. Verbal errors
public buildings, title deeds to be fur.

corrected. nished Attorney-General, and his opin. 65. R. S., $ 2582. Wilmington, Cal., instead ion had, &c.

of San Pedro, a port of delivery. 22. R. S., $ 1137. Forage and wagon masters' 66. R. S., $ 2585. vessels going to or from,

need not report at San Francisco. 23. R. S., § 1139. Quartermaster-General to 67, 68. R. S., 99 2587, 2598. Typographical errors render accounts quarterly.

corrected 24. R. S., 1162. Chief of Ordnance may en

69. R. S., 92619. Bonds of collectors, naval list what men.

officers, and surveyors; form of. 25. R. S., § 1163. - to detail enlisted men to

70. R. S., 9 2659. Commissions of collectors corps, &c

on hospital dues. 26. R. S., § 1167. Officers of Ordnance De

71. R. S., S 2660. Additional compensation to partment and those intrusted with

collectors of Plymouth, Gloucester, and stores, &c., to make returns to Chief of

Nantucket.
Ordnance.

72. R. S., Ø 2675. Compensation of certain col. Chief of Ordnance to make rules.

lectors. 27. R. S., § 1174. Supervision of cooking in 73. R. S., $ 2691. Limit of pay of certain col. Army.

lectors. 28. R. S., § 1191. Quartermaster-General not 74. R. S., 5 2702. Typographical error liable for money in hands of subordi.

rected. nates.

75. R. S., 2720. Limit of pay of surveyors. 29. R. S., $ 1207. Promotion of lieutenants 76. R. S., 2727. Geveral appraisers abol. of Engineer Corps.

isbed. 30. R. S., 1220. Clothing issued to regi. 77. R. S., $ 2742. Pay of gaugers at Boston. ments may be altered to fit, and ex

78. R. S., $ 2746. Additional pay to deputy pense, how paid.

collectors and surveyors at San Fran. 31. R.'S., § 1221. Return of clothing and camp

cisco. equipage.

79. R. S., $ 2810. Verbal error corrected. 32. R. S., 91224. Officers of Army not to en

80. R. S., $ 2819. Goods for Bayport may be gage in civil service, &c., interforing

entered at Cedar Keys, and not at Saint with military duties.

Marks. 33. R. S., $ 1259. Retired officers to receive

81. R. S., 2820. Verbal error corrected. no extra pay when assigned to Soldiers' 82. R. S., 62821. Goods for Houston may be Hone.

entered at Galveston. 34. R. S., 9 1260. — nor when detailed to serve 83. R. S., $ 2822. Goods for Natchez not to be as college professors.

entered at New Orleans. 35. R. S., $ 1270. Commutation of forage. 84, 85. R. S., 592826, 2841. Verbal errors correct- mounted officers to receive pay of cav.

ed. alry officers.

86. R. S., § 2865. Smuggling or using false, 36. R. S., § 1279. Pay of artificers and wagon.

&c., invoices; how punisbeil. ers.

87. R. S.. 9 2909. Repeal of, additional duty, - of principal assistant in Ordnance Bu.

&c.

88. R. S., 2936. Verbal error corrected. 37. R. S., $ 1280. Pay of enlisted men.

89. R. S., 2978. Exportation for draw back. 38. R. S. 1289. Travel pay of discharged

90. R.S., 2984. Verbal error corrected. officers.

91. R. S., 2988. Reports of goods in ware39. R S., § 1290. - of discharged soldiers.

bouses not to be published. 40. R. S., $ 1337. Pay of instructors of en- 92. R. S., $2989. Regulations of bond and gineers.

warehouse system. 41. R. S., $ 1342, Art. 26. Punishment for 93. R. S., 9 3001, Remission of additional challenges by officers and soldiers.

duty on failure to transport goods in 42. R. S., § 1375. Pay of assistant in Bureau

bond from one district to another. of Medicine and Surgery in Navy. NOTE.—(1) The amendments, paragraphs 1-184, are incorporated in the second edition of the Revised Statutes. See Wright's case, 15 C. Cls., 80.

cor.

reau.

SECTION 1.

SECTION 1. Par. 14. R. S., 9 3002. Goods at Brownsville for

- additional tax on vessels when any offi. export to Mexico.

cer is an alien. 95. R. S., 3003. Verbal error corrected. Par. 141. R. S., 94264. Space required on vessels 96. R. S., $3005. Goods at Brownsville for

for steerage passengers on steam ves. export to Mexico.

sels; provisions concerning. 97. R. S., 9 3009. Duties may be paid in coin 142-146. Verbal errors corrected. certíticates.

147. R. S., 84320. License of vessels for coast. 98. R. S., $ 3011. Duties not to be recovered

ing trade or fisheries not subject to six back without protest and appeal.

cents per ton duty. 99. R. S., 9 3083. Verbal error corrected.

148. R. S., 4347. Verbal error corrected. 100. R. S., 3090. Same.

149. R. S., 4381. Same. 101. R. S., 93100. Inspection of baggago and

Fees collected of masters of vessels; how articles of passengers, &c.

disposed of to surveyors, collectors, 102. R. S., $ 3105. Verbal error corrected.

and naval oflicers. 103. R. S.; 3120. Regulations of coasting 150-161. Verbal errors corrected. trado on Lake Michigan.

162. R. S., 4575 Copy of shipping articles 104. R. S., $ 3140. In internal-revenue laws,

to be obtained of collectors.
"person" includes partnerships, com- 163. R. S., $4605. Verbal error corrected.
panies, &c.

164. R. S., 4620. Special counsel in prize 105. R. S., $ 3141. Verbal error corrected.

cases; repeal. 106-116. Same.

165, 166. Verbal errors corrected. 117. R. S., $ 3433. Spirits for use in manufact. 167. R. S., $ 4770. Repeal of provisions as to ure of medicine in bonded warehouses

duplicates of lost checks. for exportation not to be removed, &c. 168. R. S., 94787. Artificial limbs to be sup118. R. S., 9 3456. Verbal error corrected.

plied to what officers, &c. 119. R. S. 3473. Duties may be paid in coin 169. R. S., $ 4790. - commutation for. certificates.

170. R. S., 9 4791. - transportation to obtain, 120-122. Verbal errors corrected.

171-174. R. S., $$ 5020, 5174, 5211, 5225. Verbal er123. R. S., $ 3618. Proceeds of sale of supplies

rors corrected.
to otficers, &c., of Army not to be cov- 175. R. S., $ 5269. Penalty for refusing to
ered into Treasury.

transmit certain public dispatches by 124. R. S., $ 3620. Disbursing officers to pay

telegraph companies; how recovered. only by check drawn in favor of cred. 176-180. R. S., 99 5291, 5292, 5293, 5309, 5413. Ver. itors.

bal errors corrected. 125. R. S., 9 3622. Verbal error corrected.

181. R. S., $ 5455. Enticing desertions from 126. R. S., 3625. Commissionert of Customs

military or naval service.
to certify accounts of delinquent offi. 182-184. R. S., 59 5470, 5479, 5579. Verbal errors
cers to Solicitor of Treasury.

corrected.
127. R. S., $ 3663. Verbal error corrected.
128. R. S., $3672. Statement of sale of old

REVISED STATUTES OF DISTRICT OF materials not to include supplies sold

COLUMBIA. officers, &c.

SECTION 2. 129. R. S., § 3689. Error of reference correct. Par. 1-4. R. S., $$ 192, 195, 309, 312. Verbal errors ed.

corrected. 130. R. S., 9 3692. Proceeds of sale of stores to

5. R. S., § 322. Police commissioners to be Army officers, &c.; how disposed of.

appointed with advice of Senate. 131. R. S., $3714. Contractors for military or

6. R. S., 9 415. Verbal error corrected. naval supplies to render accounts.

7. R.S., $467. Recorder of deeds to be ap132-134. Verbal errors corrected.

pointed with advice of Senate. 135. R. S., $ 3743. Certain contracts to be de- 8, 9. R. S., ($ 476, 717. Verbal errors corrected. posited with

Commissioner of Customs. 10. R. S., $ 754. Supreme court of District in 136. R. S., 3772. Verbal error corrected.

general term. 137. R. S., $ 3802. Same.

11. R.'s., 9 763. Jurisdiction of supreme 138. R. S., S3915. Special postal stamps or en.

court of District. velopes for departments.

12-18. R. S., 99,764, 765, 780, 811, 841, 843, 847. 139. R. S., $ 4203. Verbal error corrected.

Verbal errors corrected.
140. R. S., 4219. Tonnage duties ; rates of. 19. R. S., $ 873. Compensation of jurors.

— additional tax on vessels from foreign 20-23. R. S., $$ 897, 1193, 1283, 1288. Verbal er.
ports.

rors corrected.
- rights under treaties not impaired.
Be it enacted, &c.

[SECTION 1], That for the purpose of correcting errorors and sup- Amendments to plying omissions in the act entitled "An act to revise and consolidate Revised Statutes. the Statutes of the United States in force on the first day of December, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three," so as to make the same truly express such laws, the following amendments are hereby made therein:(1)

(Par. 1.] Section one hundred and ninety-seven is amended by insert- Inventories of ing at the end of the section the words except supplies of stationery supplies in depart

ments not to inand fuel in the public offices and books, pamphlets, and papers in the clude stationery, Library of Congress.”

&c., for Congressional Library.

R. S., s 197. (Par. 2. Section two hundred and fifteen is amended by adding at Chiof clerk of the end of the section the following:

War Department; There shall be in the said Department an inferior officer, to be ap; and duties.

his appointment pointed by the said principal officer to be employed therein as he shall R. S., $ 215. deem proper, and to be called the chief clerk in the Department of War, 1874, March 4, and who, whenever the said principal officer shall be removed from ch. 44. office by the President of the United States, or in any other case of

1874, June 20, ch.

328, 1, par. 14. vacancy, shall during such vacancy, have the charge and custody of all records, books, and papers, appertaining to the said Department."

NOTE6.-(1) These amendments and corrections are incorporated into the seco on of the Re. vised Statutes in their proper places. See Wright's case, 15 C. Cls., 80.

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In settling ac- Par. 3.) Section two hundred and twenty-five is amended by adding counts of com- at the end of the section the following: manding officers of companies, affida- In settling the accounts of the commanding officer of a company for vit by officers of clothing and other military supplies, the affidavit of any such officer loss to be received, may be received to show the loss of vouchers or company books, or &c.

any matter, or circumstance tending to prove that any apparent defiR. S., | 225.

ciency was occasioned by unavoidable accident or lost in actual service, without any fault on his part, or that the whole or any part of such clothing and supplies had been properly and legally used and appropriated ; and such affidavit may be considered as evidence to establish the facts set forth, with or without other evidence, as may seem to the

Secretary of War just and proper under the circumstances of the case." Repeal of. [Par. 4.] Section two hundred and fifty two is struck out. R. S., 252.

Reports of sta- [Par. 5.] Section two hundred and fifty-nine is amended by striking tistics.

out, in the fourth line, the word "agriculture.” R.S., Ø 259. Duties of Com

[Par. 6.] Section three hundred and seventeen is amended by adding missioner of Cus- thereto the following: toms, R.S., 317.

“And shall perform all the acts and exercise all the powers, relating to the receipts from customs and the accounts of collectors and the other officers of the customs or connected therewith, devolved by sec

tion two hundred and sixty-nine upon the First Comptroller in regard Bureau of Sta- to other receipts and other accounts.” tistics.

[Par. 7.] Section three hundred and thirty-five is amended by striking R.S., 0 335. Verbal error.

out, in the fourth line the word "agriculture." R. S., \ 354. [Par. 8.] Section three hundred and fifty-four is amended by inserting

after the word " questions” in the second line, the word “of.” R. S., 637. [Par. 9. Section six hundred and thirty-seven is amended by insert

ing after the word “circuit” in the ninth line, the word “court. R. S., 0 702. [Par. 10.] Section seven hundred and two is amended by inserting,

after the word “ cause" in the eleventh line, the word " when". R. S., ý 838. [Par. 11.) Section eight hundred and thirty-eight is amended by insert

ing after the word “be” in the first line, the word “the”. On letters roga

[Par. 12.] Section eight hundred and seventy-five is amended by adtory from foreign ding at the end of the section the following: (2) courts witnesses

" When letters rogatory are addressed from any court of a foreign may be compelled to appear, &c. country to any circuit court of the United States, a commissioner of

R. S.,'Ø Ø 875, such circuit court designated by said court to make the examination of 4071.

the witnesses mentioned in said letters, shall have power to compel the witnesses to appear and depose in the same manner as witnesses may

be compelled to appear and testify in courts." Verbal error. [Par. 13.) Section one thousand and ninety-four is amended by strikR. S., ý 1094. ing out the word "post", in the twenty fifth line, before the words "ord

nance sergeant”. R. S., Ø 1097. [Par. 14. Section one thousand and ninety-seven is amended by Surgeons to cav- inserting, in the second line, after the word "who", the word “shall”. alry regiments.

[Par. 15.] Section eleven hundred and two is amended by striking out, R.S., 1102.

after the word “majors”, in the second line, the words “one surgeon, one assistant surgeon”; and in the seventh line after the word “the”,

insert the words • seventh, eighth": Ordnance ser

[Par. 16.] Section eleven hundred and ten is amended by striking out geants. R. S., 0 1110.

the word “post" before the words "ordnance sergeants” in the first line. Felors not to be [Par. 17.] Section eleven hundred and eighteen is amended by strikenlisted in Army. ing out the words “ any criminal offence” in the third line, and inserting R. S., ý 1118.

the words " a felony”. Chaplains. [Par. 18. Section eleven hundred and twenty-six is amended by R. S., ý 1126.

inserting a comma after the word "post", in the first line. Inspectors-gen- [Par. 19.) Section eleven hundred and thirty-one is amended by inserteral.

ing, after the word “ cavalry” in the second line, the words “provided R. S., $ 1131,

16 Opin. Atty. no promotion shall be made until the number of inspectors-general is Geu., 638.

reduced to four”.

NOTE.--(2) The amendment here added to $ 875 has no connection with the subject matter of that section, but is supplementary to the provisions of 6 4071.

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[Par. 20.) Section eleven hundred and thirty two is amended by ad- Appointments in ding at the end of the section the following:

Quarter master's “All appointments in the Quartermaster's Department shall be made bepartment to be

from Army. from the Army.

R. S, ý 1132. During the absence of the Quartermaster-General, or the chief of any In absence of military bureau of the War Department, the President is authorized to chiets of bureaus

in War Departempower some officer of the department or corps whose chief is absent ment who to act. to take charge thereof, and to perform the duties of Quartermaster-Gen- R. S., Ø 178. eral, or chief of the department or corps, as the case may be, during such absence."

[Par. 21.) Section eleven hundred and thirty-six is amended by adding In purchase of at the end of the section the following:

property for public " It shall be the duty of all officers of the United States having any tle-deeds to be for

buildings, &c., ti. of the title-papers (property purchased, or about to be purchased, for nished Attorneyerection of public buildings) in their possession, to furnish them forth. General and his with to the Attorney-General. No public money shall be expended until opinion had;

R. S., ☺ 355, the written opinion of the Attorney-General shall be had."

1136. (Par. 22.] Section eleven hundred and thirty-seven is amended by Forage and waginserting, in the third line, after the word "service” the following : on masters' pay, “who shall be entitled to receive each forty dollars per month and three &c;

R. S., 1137. rations per day, and forage for one horse".

(Par. 23.) Section eleven hundred and thirty-nine is amended by adding Quartermasterat the end of the section the following: “And he shall account to the Secre

accounts quartertary of War at least once in three months for all property and money that ly. may pass through his hands, or the hands of his subordinate officers.” R.S., 0 1139.

[Par. 24.) Section eleven hundred and sixty two is amended by strik- Chief of Ording out all after the word “many” in the first line and inserting the banco may enlist

what men. following: “sergeants of ordnance, corporals of ordnance, and first and

R. S., 0 1162. second class privates of ordnance, as the Secretary of War may direct."

[Par. 25.] Section eleven hundred and sixty three is amended by strik: - to detailenlisted ing out, in the third line, the words “prirates of first class”, and insert. men to corps, &c.

R. S., j 1163. ing the words "ordnance enlisted men”, in lieu thereof.

(Par. 26.] Section eleven hundred and sixty seven is amended by in- Officers of Ordserting at the end thereof the following words:

nance Department

and those intrust“Every officer of the Ordnance Department, every ordnance-store ed with stores,&c., keeper, every post ordnance sergeant, each keeper of magazines, arsenals, to make returns to and armories, every assistant and deputy of such, and all other officers, Chief of Ordnance. agents, or persons who shall have received or may be entrusted with any

R. S., \ 1167. stores or supplies, shall quarterly, or oftener if so directed, and in such manner and on such forms as may be directed or prescribed by the Chief of Ordnance, make true and correct returns to the Chief of Ordnance of all ordnance-arms, ordnance-stores, and all other supplies and property of every kind, received by, or intrusted to them and each of them, or which may in any manner come into their and each of their possession or charge.

“The Chief of ordnance, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Chief of OrdWar, is hereby authorized and directed to draw up and enforce in his nance to make

rules, &c. department a system of rules and regulations for the government of the Ordnance Department, and of all persons in said department, and for the safe-keeping and preservation of all ordnance property of every kind, and to direct and prescribe the time, number, and forms of all returns and reports, and to enforce compliance therewith."

(Par. 27.] Section eleven hundred and seventy-four is amended by in- Supervision of serting, after the word “line” in the second line, the words “under such cooking in Army.

R. S., ) 1174. rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War".

(Par. 28.] Section eleven hundred and ninety-one is amended by add- Quartermastering at the end of the section the following:

General not liablo

for money in hands * But the Quartermaster General shall not be liable for any money or of subordinates. property that may come into the hands of the subordinate officers of his R. S., \ 1191. department."

[Par. 29.) Section twelve hundred and seven is amended by inserting Promotion of after the word "engineers” in the first line, the words or Ordnance lieutenants of EnCorps".

gineer Corps.

R. S., \ 1207. Nore.See note on page 263.

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