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AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF
Time for expenditures, &c., on mining claims located prior to May 10, 1872, extended to January 1, 1875. Time for expendBe it enacted, &c., That the provisions of the fifth section (1) of the itures, &c., on act entitled "An act to promote the development of the mining resources mining claims lo- of the United States," passed May tenth, eighteen hundred and seventycated prior to May 10, 1872, extended two, which requires expenditures of labor and improvements on claims located prior to the passage of said act, are hereby so amended that the time for the first annual expenditure on claims located prior to the passage of said act shall be extended to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-five. [June 6, 1874.]
to Jan. 1, 1875. R. S., § 2324.
NOTE.-(1) The provisions of the act of 1872, ch. 152, § 5 (17 Stat. L., 92), here referred to, are incorporated into Revised Statutes, § 2324, noted in the margin.
NECESSITY OF ISSUING PATENTS FOR CERTAIN PRIVATE LAND-CLAIMS IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
June 6, 1874.
AN ACT OBVIATING THE
Title of lands in
3. State to provide for safe-keeping of records, &c.
Commissioner of General Land Office to have powers of recorder, &c.
[SECTION 1], That all of the right, title, and interest of the United by acts of Con- States in and to all of the lands in the State of Missouri which have at gress, public officers, &c., released any time heretofore been confirmed to any person or persons by any in fee to equitable act of Congress, or by any officer or officers, or board or boards of commissioners, acting under and by authority of any act of Congress, sball be, and the same are hereby, granted, released, and relinquished by the United States, in fee-simple, to the respective owners of the equitable titles thereto, and to their respective heirs and assigns forever, as fully and as completely, in every respect whatever, as could be done by patents issued therefor according to law.
98 U. S. R., 203.
SEC. 2. That nothing contained in the first section of this act shall, ing valid rights, in any manner, abridge, divest, impair, injure or prejudice any valid right, title or interest of any person or persons in or to any portion or part of the lands mentioned in said first section; and this act shall in no wise affect any lands or lots heretofore relinquished to the United States. SEC. 3. That whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall be of the of land titles in opinion that the public interest no longer requires the continuance of Missouri may be the office of recorder of land titles in Missouri, he may close and discon1876, ch. 246, tinue the same, (1) and all of the records, maps, plats, field-notes, books, papers, and everything else concerning, pertaining, or belonging to said office of recorder, shall be delivered to the State of Missouri:
Office of recorder
State to provide Provided, however, (2) That said State shall provide by law for the for safe-keeping of reception and safe-keeping of said records, maps, plats, field-notes, records, &c. R. S., 66 2218- books, papers, and everything else belonging to said office of recorder, as public records, and for the allowance of free access to the same by the authorities of the United States, for the purpose of taking extracts therefrom, or making copies thereof, without charge of any kind :
Commissioner of General Land Of fice to have powers
of recorder, &c.
And provided further, That when said office of recorder shall be closed and discontinued as aforesaid, the Commissioner of the General LandOffice shall forever thereafter possess and exercise all of the powers and authority and perform all the duties of said recorder. [June 6, 1874.]
NOTES.-(1) The office of recorder of land titles for Missouri was abolished by law, by act of 1876, ch. 246, par. 8.
(2) The State of Missouri, by act of April 28, 1877, made provisions for the reception and safe-keeping of the records, maps, &c., of the recorder's office, as by this act required.
AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND ESTABLISH A PONTOON-RAILWAY-BRIDGE ACROSS THE MIS-
June 6, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 62.
at Prairie du Chien
1875, March 3, ch. 203.
- draws of, to be
[SECTION 1], That the railway pontoon bridge across the Mississippi toon-bridge across River, and an island therein, communicating with the Milwaukee and Mississippi River Saint Paul railway at Prairie du Chien, in the State of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee and Saint Paul railway at North McGregor, in the State of Iowa, be, and is hereby, legalized and declared a lawful structure: Provided, That the said John Lawler and the said Prairie du Chien and McGregor Railway Company, their successors and assigns, shall maintained, openkeep up and maintain a suitable pontoon draw of not less than three ed promptly, &c. hundred and ninety-six feet in length in the eastern channel, and one of not less than four hundred and eight feet in length in the principal or western channel of said river; and that said draws shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signal, for the passage of boats or rafts; but in no case shall unnecessary delay occur in opening the said draws before or after the passage of trains;
And that the said parties shall maintain, at their own expense, from sunset to sunrise, throughout the year, such lights on said bridge as may be required by the Light-House Board, for the security of naviga
bridge to be lighted."
R. S., §§ 46534658.
SEC. 2. That all railway companies desiring to use said pontoon bridge railway compashall have, and be entitled-to, equal rights and privileges in the passage nies to have right of the same, and in the use of the machinery and fixtures thereof, and to use of, on conditions prescribed by of all approaches thereto, under and upon such terms and conditions as Secretary of War; shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War upon hearing the allega- and United States tions and proofs of the parties in case they shall not agree; and the to have certain United States shall have the right of way for postal telegraph purposes right of way, of transportation, across said bridge; also, no higher charge shall be made for the trans & &c. mission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for the transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to said bridge;
And in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or alleged - litigation obstruction to the navigation of the river, created by the construction cerning, in what of said bridge under this act, the cause or question arising may be tried courts to be had. before the district court of the United States of any State in which
any portion of said obstruction or bridge touches.
plan of construc
SEC. 3. That the right to alter or amend this act, so as to prevent or Right to alter remove all material obstructions to the navigation of said river is hereby this act reserved; expressly reserved, without any liability of the government for damages and on account of the alteration or amendment of this act, or on account of the tion, how may be prevention or requiring the removal of any such obstructions; and if any made. change be made in the plan of construction of said pontoon bridge, such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War; and any change in the construction, or any alteration of said bridge, that may be directed at any time by Congress or the Secretary of War, shall be made at the cost and expense of the owners thereof.
SEC. 4. That the bridge heretofore authorized to be erected across Bridge over Misthe Mississippi River at or near Clinton, Iowa, by section one of an act sissippi River near entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Clinton, Iowa, may be a pile and Mississippi River at or near the town of Clinton, in the State of Iowa,
pontoon bridge, and other bridges across said river, and to establish them as post roads," subject to this act. approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, may be con1872, ch. 73, structed and maintained as a pile and pontoon bridge, subject to the terms, restrictions and requirements contained in the foregoing sections of this act:
and ch. 281 (17
Stat. L., 44, 215).
-with only one
Provided, That in the bridge mentioned in this section only one draw draw, to be located shall be required unless otherwise determined by the Secretary of War, by Secretary of which draw shall be located as he may direct, and be not less than four hundred and eight feet in width. [June 6, 1874.]
June 8, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 63.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING CORRECTIONS TO BE MADE IN ERRORS OF PRIZE-LISTS.
Prize-money allowed to officers serving as division-commanders and fleet-ca] tains from April, 1861.
Prize-money alBe it enacted, &c., That the second and third paragraphs of the tenth lowed to officers section of the navy-prize law, approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred serving as division and sixty-four, (1) which relate to the shares of commanders of divisions commanders and and fleet-captains, shall apply to officers serving in those positions from fleet-captains from April, 1861, and April, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, (the commencement of the late how paid. war,) and the shares shall be paid in the manner as provided for division4631, commanders in said second paragraph, said payments to be made out of the naval pension fund; and all acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. [June 8, 1874.]
R. S. pars. 1, 2.
NOTE. (1) The provisions of the act of 1864, ch. 174, § 10 (13 Stat. L., 309), here referred to, are incorporated into Revised Statutes in the section noted in the margin.
June 9, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 64.
AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE EXPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, AND AMENDATORY
1. Distilled spirits may be withdrawn from
Exporter to notify collector of arrival at port
-to file export entry.
- to give bond.
Be it enacted, &c.
Collector of port to transmit to collector of
Transportation bond, when to be canceled.
2. Expense of stamp to be ten cents.
Distilled spirits may be withdrawn [SECTION 1], That whenever the owner or owners of distilled spirits from bonded ware- shall desire to withdraw the same from any distillery bonded warehouse house for export for exportation under existing law, such owner or owners may at their by giving transoption, in lieu of executing an export bond as now provided by law, give portation bond. a transportation bond with sureties satisfactory to the collector of internal revenue, and under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, conditioned for the due delivery thereof on board ship at a port of exportation to be named therein;
S., 66 3329,
1877, March 3, ch. 114, § 5.
1879, March 1,
ch. 125, § 10. 1879, Dec. 20, ch. 1. 16 Opin. Att'y Gen., 634.
Exporter to no
And in such case, on arrival of the spirits at the port of export, the tify collector of ar- exporter or owner at that port shall immediately notify the collector of rival at port of ex- the port of the fact, setting forth his intention to export the same, and the name of the vessel upon which the same are to be laden, and the port to which they are intended to be exported.
-to file exportentry.
- to give bond.
He shall, after the quantity of spirits has been determined by the gauger and inspector, file with the collector of the port an export-entry verified by his oath or affirmation.
He shall also give bond to the United States, with at least two sureties, satisfactory to the collector of customs, conditioned that the prin
cipal named in said bond will export the spirits as specified in said entry to the port designated in said entry, or to some other port without the jurisdiction of the United States.
Collector of port
to transmit to col
And upon the lading of such spirits, the collector of the port, after proper bonds for the exportation of the same have been completed by lector of internal the exporter or owner at the port of shipment thereof, shall transmit to revenue clearance the collector of internal revenue of the district from which the said spirits certificate and were withdrawn for exportation, a clearance certificate and a detailed gauger's report. report of the gauger, which report shall show the capacity of each cask in wine-gallons, and the contents thereof in wine-gallons, proof gallons, and taxable gallons.
Upon receipt of the certificate and report, and upon payment of tax Transportation on deficiency, if any, the collector of internal revenue shall cancel the bond, when to be transportation bond."
The bond required to be given for the landing at a foreign port of Export bond, distilled spirits shall be cancelled upon the presentation of satisfactory when to be canproof and certificates that said distilled spirits have been landed at the port of destination named in the bill of lading or any other port without the jurisdiction of the United States or upon satisfactory proof that after shipment the same were lost at sea without fault or neglect of the owner or shipper thereof.
SEC. 2. That on and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, for the expense of providing and affixing the stamps to each cask containing distilled spirits for exportation, there shall be charged ten cents for each stamp instead of twenty-five cents as now required by law. [June 9, 1874.]
Expense of stamp to be ten
R. S., § 3330. 1880, May 28, ch. 108, § 16.
AN ACT IN REFERENCE TO THE OPERATIONS OF THE SHIPPING COMMISSIONERS' ACT,
APPROVED JUNE SEVENTH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO.
Vessels in coastwise trade, with certain exceptions, exempt from provisions of shipping commission.
June 9, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 64.
Vessels in coast
Be it enacted, &c., That none of the provisions of an act entitled (1) "An act to authorize the appointment of shipping commissioners by the wise trade, with several circuit courts of the United States to superintend the shipping exempt from procertain exceptions, and discharge of seamen engaged in merchant ships belonging to the visions of shipping United States, and for the further protection of seamen" shall apply to commissioners' sail or steam vessels engaged in the coastwise trade, except the coast- R. S., §§ 2174, wise trade between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, or in the lake-going 4501-4520, 4523trade touching at foreign ports or otherwise, or in the trade between the 4529, 4531-4536, United States and the British North American possessions, or in any 4538-4545, 45494555, 4565-4572, case where the seamen are by custom or agreement entitled to partici- 4592-4597, 4599, pate in the profits or result of a cruise, or voyage. [June 9, 1874.] 4600, 4602-4607, NOTE. (1) The act of 1872, ch. 322 (17 Stat. L., 262), here referred to, is incorporated into Revised Stat- 4609, 4610, 4612. utes in the sections noted in the margin. 2 Lowell, 381.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE AREA OF THE MILITARY RESERVATION OF FORT SANDERS,
1. Fort Sanders military reservation in Wyoming, bounds of.
2. Survey of, to be made.
3. Land outside of reservation open to entry.
Be it enacted, &c.
- settlers on, to make proof and payment for
[SECTION 1], That the military reservation of Fort Sanders, in the Territory of Wyoming, is hereby reduced in area, and the said reserva
tion shall, after the passage of this act, be limited and bounded as follows: Beginning at the point where the old stage road to Salt Lake crosses the Big Laramie River, and running thence east four miles; thence south four and five tenths miles; thence in a west southwest direction to the junction of what is known as the Five Mile Creek with the present south line of the reserve; thence along this creek to its junction with the Big Laramie River; thence along said Big Laramie River, to the place of beginning.
Fort Sanders; SEC. 2. That immediately after the passage of this act it shall be the survey of, to be duty of the officer commanding the military department of the Platte, under the direction of the Secretary of War, to cause a direct survey of said reservation to be made in conformity with the provisions of the first section of this act, and to have posts or monuments planted at each of the corners thereof, and so marked that they will indicate the boundaries of said reservation.
Land outside of
SEC. 3. That the lands heretofore constituting the Fort Sanders milireservation open tary reservation outside of the limits of the new reservation, as defined to entry. in section one of this act, shall be held to be and have been subject and R. S2257, liable to the operation of the laws of the United States, in the same manner and to the same extent as if the same had never been included within the limits of said reservation:
&c., 2289, &c.
-settlers on, to
Provided, That in all cases where any of said last mentioned lands make proof and would be subject to entry under the pre-emption and homestead laws of payment for pre- the United States, the actual settlers on said lands shall have the right emption and homestead within six and privilege to make proof and payment for their respective claims, under the provisions of the pre-emption and homestead laws, by filing their declaratory statements, as provided by existing laws, at any time within six months from the passage of this act. [June 9, 1874.]
June 11, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 66.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CONSULAR AND DIPLOMATIC SERVICE OF
Secretaries of legation and messenger at Paris to have allowance
from moneys collected for transmis
sion of invoices. R. S., § 1687.
Sureties on bonds of certain
Be it enacted, &c.
Par. 1.] The Secretary of State is authorized to allow and pay to the secretary of legation and to the second secretary of legation and to the messenger of the legation in Paris, from the moneys collected at the legation for the transmission of consular invoices, an amount not to exceed in the aggregate six hundred dollars in any one year, to be divided and distributed as the Secretary of State may direct, (1) provided that the surplus receipts are sufficient for that purpose.
[Par. 2.] The bonds which consular officers who are not compensated
NOTE.-(1) Under this provision the Secretary of State directed the money to be divided equally consuls to be such among the three persons named.