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DANISH DOMINIONS.-Saint Thomas.
GERMANY.-Hamburg; Bremen; Dresden.
CLASS V.-At $2,000 per annum.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Cork; Dublin; Leeds; Dundee; Leith; Toronto; Hamilton; Halifax; Saint John's (New Brunswick); Kingston (Jamaica); Coaticook; Nassau (New Providence); Cardiff; Port Louis (Mauritius).
SPANISH DOMINIONS.-San Juan (Porto Rico).
DOMINION OF THE NETHERLANDS.—Rotterdam.
GERMANY.-Sonneberg; Nuremberg; Barmen; Cologne; Chemnitz;
TURKISH DOMINIONS.-Beirut; Smyrna.
CLASS VI.-At $1,500 per annum.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Bristol; New Castle; Auckland; Gibraltar; Cape
SPANISH DOMINIONS.-Cadíz; Malaga; Barcelona.
GERMANY.-Munich; Stuttgart; Mannheim.
DOMINIONS OF THE NETHERLANDS.-Amsterdam.
ITALY.-Genoa; Naples; Leghorn; Florence; Palermo; Messina.
SAN DOMINGO.-San Domingo.
CLASS VII.-At $1,000 per annum.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Ceylon; Gaspe Basin; Southampton; Windsor (Nova
UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA.—Sabanilla.
BRAZIL.-Para; Rio Grande del Sul.
HONDURAS.-Ruatan and Truxillo.
PORTUGUESE DOMINIONS.-Santiago (Cape Verde Islands).
clerks at consu
R. S., § 1704.
1881, Feb. 24, ch.
For allowance for clerks at consulates, forty-two thousand six hundred dollars, as follows:
For the consul-general at Havana and the consul at Liverpool, each a sum not exceeding the rate of three thousand dollars for any one year; and to the consuls general at London, Paris, and Shanghai, each a sum not exceeding the rate of two thousand dollars for any one year; to the consuls-general at Berlin, Vienna, Frankfort, and Montreal, and to the consuls at Hamburg, Bremen, Leipsic, Lyons, Manchester, Beirut, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Chemnitz, Sheffield, Sonneberg, Dresden, Havre, Marseilles, Fayal, Nuremberg, Leith, Naples, Singapore, Stuttgart, Mannheim, and Tunstall, each a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars for any one year:
Provided, That the total sum expended in any one year shall not exexpended in one ceed the amount herein appropriated.
year not to exceed
Fees for ship
For expenses of shipping and discharging seamen at Liverpool, Lonping and discharg- don, Cardiff, Belfast, and Hamburgh, to be allotted as may seem proper ing seamen at certain ports to be to the Secretary of State, six thousand dollars: Provided, That the fees paid into Treasury. collected at these ports for shipping and discharging seamen shall be paid into the Treasury as required by law.
Salaries of inter
For salaries of the interpreters to the following consulates: at Shangpreters in Japan, hai, two thousand dollars, and at Tien-Tsin, Foochow, and Kanagawa, at one thousand five hundred dollars each, six thousand five hundred dollars.
China, and Siam.
For salaries of the interpreters to the consulates at Hankow, Amoy, Canton, and Hong-Kong, at seven hundred and fifty dollars each, three thousand dollars.
For salaries of the interpreters to twelve other consulates in China, Japan, and Siam, at five hundred dollars each, six thousand dollars.
- of marshals in For salaries of the marshals for the consular courts in Japan and Japan, China, China, Siam, and Turkey, including loss by exchange, seven thousand Siam, and Turkey. dollars.
consular officers to
Prices current to Every consular officer shall furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury, be furnished by or to such officers of the customs as he may direct, as often as may be Secretary of Treas- required, the prices current of all articles of merchandise usually exported to the United States from the port or place in which he is stationed; and authority is hereby vested in the Secretary of the Treasury 1879, Jan'y 27, to require a compliance with this provision; but this provision shall not have the effect to impair the provisions of section seventeen hundred and twelve of the Revised Statutes.
R. S., § 1712. ch. 28.
Salaries of Span
For salaries and expenses of the United States and Spanish Claims ish Claims Com- Commission, namely: For commissioner, three thousand dollars; for counsel, three thousand dollars; for secretary, nine hundred dollars; for messenger, three hundred dollars; for contingent expenses, seven hundred and fifty dollars; making in all the sum of seven thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.
And the salaries provided in this act for the officers within named respectively shall be in full for the annual salaries thereof from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight; And all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
[June 7, 1878.]
lished by this act
to be in full after
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FREE ENTRY OF ARTICLES IMPORTED FOR EXHIBITION
June 6, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 99.
Works of art,
exhibition or for
Be it enacted, &c., That all works of art, collections in illustration of the progress of the arts, science or manufactures, photographs, works &c., for permanent in terra-cotta, Parian, pottery or porcelain and artistic copies of antiques public monuments in metal or other material hereafter imported in good faith for perma- by societies admitnent exhibition at a fixed place by any society or institution established ted free of duty. for the encouragement of the arts or science, and not intended for sale, R. S., § 2512. 16 Opin. Att'ynor for any other purpose than is hereinbefore expressed, and all such Gen., 486. articles, imported as aforesaid, now in bond, and all like articles imported in good faith by any society or association for the purpose of erecting a public monument and not for sale shall be admitted free of duty under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe:
Provided, That the parties importing articles as aforesaid shall be required to give bonds, with sufficient sureties, under such rules and reg--bond in such ulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, for the pay- case required. ment of lawful duties which may accrue should any of the articles aforesaid be sold, transferred, or used contrary to the provisions and intent of this act. [June 6, 1878.]
Bankrupt law repealed. R. S., §§ 49725132.
1874, June 22, ch.
Be it enacted, &c., That the bankrupt law approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, title sixty-one, Revised Statutes, and an act entitled (1) "An act to amend and supplement an act entitled An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States, approved March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and 390. for other purposes, approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy-four", and all acts in amendment or supplementary thereto or in explanation thereof, be, and the same are hereby, repealed: Provided, however, That such repeal shall in no manner invalidate or Pending cases affect any case in bankruptcy instituted and pending in any court prior not affected. to the day when this act shall take effect; but as to all such pending cases and all future proceedings therein, and in respect of all pains, penalties, and forfeitures which shall have been incurred under any of said acts prior to the day when this act takes effect, or which may be thereafter incurred, under any of those provisions of any of said acts which, for the purposes named in this act, are kept in force, and all penal actions and criminal proceedings for a violation of any of said NOTE. (1) The act of 1867, ch. 176 (14 Stat. L., 517), and supplementary acts here referred to, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin.
acts, whether then pending or thereafter instituted, and in respect of all rights of debtors and creditors (except the right of commencing original proceedings in bankruptcy), and all rights of, and suits by, or against assignees, under any, or all of said acts, in any matter or case which Act takes effect shall have arisen prior to the day when this act takes effect (which shall Sept. 1, 1878. be on the first day of September, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-eight), or in any matter or case which shall arise after this act takes effect, in respect of any matter of bankruptcy authorized by this act to be proceeded with after said last named day, the acts hereby repealed shall continue in full force and effect until the same shall be fully disposed of, in the same manner as if said acts had not been repealed. [June 7, 1878.]
June 7, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 100.
President to ap
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AN ACT REGULATING THE APPOINTMENT OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, COMMISSION-
[SECTION 1], That the President of the United States shall nominate point fifteen jus- and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint fifteen tices of peace in District Columbia. justices of the peace within and for the District of Columbia. Said jusR. S., vol. 2, Dist. tices of the peace shall be assigned as follows: two in the city of George Col., § 990-1034. town, one in Tennallytown, one in Brightwood, one in Uniontown, and ten in the city of Washington. Their term of office shall be four years, subject to removal for cause.
They shall respectively have the jurisdiction, exercise the powers and functions, and perform the duties as now provided by law for said officers respectively. Said justices of the peace, shall be the successors of the justices of the peace who now hold office in said District, and shall proceed in and close up all such unfinished business of their predecessors as may be brought to their attention by any party in interest, who shall present a transcript of the same, as hereinafter provided.
And in like manner they shall proceed in and close up all unfinished business of any predecessor in office appointed under this act.
Disposition of Upon resignation or the expiration of the term of office, they shall records, &c., on make, certify, and deliver transcripts of any proceeding on their docket termination of office, &c. to any party in interest, or shall deliver said docket, together with all papers in all unfinished business, to their successors in office, at their option, and account for all moneys in their hands.
Justices in office
at time of passage of this act.
Upon the death or removal of any justice of the peace appointed under this act, his docket, books, and papers of office shall be delivered to his immediate successor in office.
SEC. 2. The terms of office of all justices of the peace, now in office within and for the District of Columbia shall end on the thirtieth day after the approval of this act.
They shall issue no process returnable on or after that day, and shall deposit their docket, books, papers, and records pertaining to their office in the office of the clerk of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, who shall, on demand of the parties in interest, deliver to them transcripts, duly certified, together with all papers left or filed with them by said parties in said case or proceeding.
SEC. 3. The supreme court of the District shall have authority to Supreme court of appoint not exceeding twenty constables, who shall hold office for four District may appoint twenty conyears, subject to be removed by said court for cause, upon hearing. stables. And said constables shall be the successors of the constables now holding office in the said District.
The term of office of all constables now in office in said District shall end on the thirtieth day after the approval hereof, and they shall, on or before said day, return all process which may be held by them duly executed (except as hereafter provided), and pay over to the proper parties all moneys in their hands;
R. S., vol. 2, Dist. Col., § 1035-1040.
All constables may duly execute and return all writs and processes in their hands at the time of such expiration of their term of office. SEC. 4. The supreme court of the District of Columbia shall have to fix and apthe power to fix the amount and form of the bonds, and approve the prove bonds of justices of peace and same, to be given by said justices of the peace and constables, and make constables, and such further regulations as may be necessary to complete the transfer may remove of the existing business from the present justices of the peace to those stables, &c. appointed under this act, and for the return of any writ, execution, or other process by the present justices of the peace to those appointed under this act, and may remove constables from office for willful violation of law, or for misconduct, or for incompetency.
sioners of deeds in
SEC. 5. The President of the United States is hereby authorized to appoint as many commissioners of deeds throughout the United States as appoint commishe may deem necessary, with powers to take the acknowledgment of deeds States, &c. for the conveyance of property within the said District, administer oaths, and take depositions in cases pending in the courts of said District in the manner prescribed by law; to whose acts, properly attested by their hands and seals of office, full faith and credit shall be given.
The President shall also have power to appoint such number of notaries public, residents of said District, as in his discretion the business of the District may require;
Said commissioners of deeds and notaries public to hold their offices for the period of five years, removable at discretion.
SEC. 6. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent with any of the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed. [June 7, 1878.]
- and notaries
public in District. R. S., vol. 2, Dist. Col., § 62.
Terms of office of commissioners and notaries. Repeal.
AN ACT EXPLANATORY OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE OF THE
Territories not prohibited from creating towns, Acts confirmed. cities, and municipal corporations.
Private rights, &c.; how affected.
June 8, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 101.
Be it enacted, &c., That the words "the legislative assemblies of the several Territories shall not grant private charters or especial privileges" prohibited from creating towns, in section eighteen hundred and eighty-nine of the Revised Statutes of cities, and municithe United States shall not be construed as prohibiting the legislative pal corporations. assemblies of the several Territories of the United States from creating R. S., § 1889. towns, cities, or other municipal corporations, and providing for the government of the same, and conferring upon them the corporate powers and privileges, necessary to their local administration, by either general or special acts;
And that all general and special acts of such legislative assemblies heretofore passed creating and providing for the government of towns, cities, or other municipal corporations, and conferring such rights, powers and privileges upon the same, as were necessary to their local administration, be, and the same are hereby, ratified and confirmed and declared to be valid, any law to the contrary notwithstanding, subject, however, to amendment or repeal hereafter by such Territorial assemblies.