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R. S., § 1697.
by salaries are required by the thirteenth section of the act of August as Secretary of eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, (2) to enter into, shall here- State may apafter be made with such sureties as the Secretary of State shall approve. prove. [Par. 3.] That Schedules B and C in section three of the act entitled "An act to regulate the diplomatic and consular systems of the United States," approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, (2) shall, from and after the first day of July next, read as follows:
The agent and consul-general at Cairo shall be entitled to compensation for his services at the rate of four thousand dollars per annum. 1875, March 3, ch. 153. 1878, The consuls-general at London, Paris, Havana, and Rio Janeiro shall each be entitled to compensation for their services at the rate of six thousand dollars per annum.
See 1879, Jan. 27, ch. 28.
The consuls-general at Calcutta and Shanghai shall each be entitled to compensation for their services at the rate of five thousand dollars Shanghai. per annum.
The consul-general at Melbourne shall be entitled to compensation - Melbourne. for his services at the rate of four thousand five hundred dollars per
The consuls general at Kanagawa, Montreal, and Berlin shall each be Kanagawa, entitled to compensation for their services at the rate of four thousand Montreal, Berlin. dollars per annum.
The consuls general at Vienna, Frankfort, Rome, and Constantinople - Vienna, Frankshall each be entitled to compensation for their services at the rate of fort, Rome, Constantinople. three thousand dollars per annum.
The consuls-general at Saint Petersburg and Mexico shall each be -Saint Petersentitled to compensation for their services at the rate of two thousand burg, Mexico. dollars per annum.
The consul at Liverpool shall be entitled to compensation for his services at the rate of six thousand dollars per annum.
The following consulates shall be divided into seven classes, to be known, respectively, as classes one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, into classes. and the consuls at such consulates shall each be entitled to compensation for their services per annum at the rates respectively specified herein, to wit:
CHINA.-Fowchow, Hankow, Canton, Amoy, Chiu-Kiang, Tien-Tsin, —of class 2.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Manchester, Glasgow, Bradford, Demerara.
(2) The provisions here referred to of the act of 1856, ch. 127 (11 Stat. L., 52), are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin.
- of class 3.
-of class 4.
BARBARY STATES -Tripoli, Tunis, Tangiers.
JAPAN.-Nagasaki, Osako, and Hiogo.
UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA.-Panama, Colon, (Aspinwall.)
GREAT BRITAIN.-Birmingham, Sheffield, Belfast, Singapore, Tunstall.
SPANISH DOMINIONS.-Trinidad de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba.
DANISH DOMINIONS.-Saint Thomas.
GERMANY.-Hamburg, Bremen, Dresden.
- of class 5.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Leeds, Southampton, Dundee, Leith, Cork, Dublin,
1875, March 3, RUSSIA.-Odessa, Amoor River.
SPANISH DOMINIONS.-San Juan, (Porto Rico.)
DOMINION OF THE NETHERLANDS.-Rotterdam.
1876, Feb. 18, ch. GERMANY.-Sonneberg, Nuremberg, Barmen, Chemnitz, Leipsic, Aix
- of class 6.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Bristol, New Castle, Auckland, Gibraltar, Malta,
FRENCH DOMINIONS.-Nantes, Nice, La Rochelle, Algiers, Martinique.
PORTUGUESE DOMINIONS.-Fayal, (Azores,) Oporto, Funchal.
DOMINIONS OF THE NETHERLANDS.-Amsterdam.
DANISH DOMINIONS.-Santa Cruz, Copenhagen.
GERMANY.-Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart.
ITALY.-Genoa, Leghorn, Florence, Palermo, Messina, Naples.
SAN DOMINGO.-San Domingo.
[See Schedule C, in act of 1878, June 4, ch. 155.]
GREAT BRITAIN.-Ceylon, Gaspe Basin, Windsor, (Nova Scotia.)
PORTUGUESE DOMINIONS.-Santiago, (Cape Verde Islands.)
FRIENDLY AND NAVIGATOR'S ISLANDS.-Apia.
- of class 7.
1876, Feb. 18, ch.
1878, Feb. 11, ch.
Madagascar, San Juan del Norte.
SEC. 2. That there shall be allowed for the hire of clerks, when actually expended therefor, as follows:
To the consul general of Havana and consul at Liverpool, each a sum not exceeding the rate of three thousand dollars for any one year; And to the consuls-general of 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, Stuttgart, and Tunstall, each a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars for any one year.
Clerk-hire allowed to certain consuls-general and consuls. R. S., § 1704. 1878, June 4, ch. 155.
SEC. 3. That the President shall be, and is hereby, authorized to appoint interpreters to the consulates at Shanghai, Tien Tsin, Fowchow, consulates in and Kanagawa, and to allow them salaries not to exceed, in either case, appointment and the rate of two thousand dollars a year;
And to appoint interpreters to the consulates at Hankow, Amoy, Canton, and Hong-Kong, and to allow them salaries not to exceed, in either case, the rate of seven hundred and fifty dollars a year;
And also to allow, at his discretion, a sum not exceeding the rate of five hundred dollars for any one year to any one consulate in China or Japan, respectively, not herein named, for expenses of interpretation; and that section six of the act entitled "An act to regulate the diplo matic and consular systems of the United States," approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, is hereby repealed. (1)
R. S., § 1692. 1878, June 4, ch.
officers to be estab
SEC. 4. That the Secretary of State (2) shall, as soon as practicable, Time of transit establish and determine the maximum amount of time actually neces- allowed to diplosary to make the transit between each diplomatic and consular post and matic and consular the city of Washington, and vice versa, and shall make the same public. lished by Secretary He may also, from time to time, revise his decision in this respect; but of State, &c. in each case the decision is to be in like manner made public. ̄ (2) R. S., § 1742. NOTES.-(1) Section 6 of the act of 1856, ch. 127 (11 Stat. L., 55), here repealed, forms § 1692 of the Revised Statutes, which therefore seems to be superseded or repealed by the provisions of this act. (2) See note on following page.
Allowance of And the allowance for time actually and necessarily occupied by each time not to be ex- diplomatic and consular officer who may be entitled to such allowance ceeded, &c.
Salary of consular clerks after
shall in no case exceed that for the time thus established and determined, with the addition of the time usually occupied by the shortest and most direct mode of conveyance from Washington to the place of residence in the United States of such officer.
SEC. 5. That from and after the first day of July next, the annual five years' service. Salary of consular clerks who shall have remained continuously in service as such for the period of five years and upward shall be one thousand two hundred dollars.
R. S., § 1704.
SEC. 6. (3) That any vice-consul who may be temporarily acting as ing as consuls to consul during the absence of such consul may receive compensation, tion though aliens. notwithstanding that he is not a citizen of the United States. R. S., § 1703,
NOTES. (2) Under the provision of section 4 on preceding page, the Secretary of State established the following as the maximum amount of time actually necessary to make the transit between the city of Washington and the diplomatic and consular ports named:
Great Britain.-British possessions-Continued.
Winnipeg, fifteen days.
Gaspé Basin, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, six days.
Greece, thirty-five days.
Guatemala, thirty days.
Hawaiian Islands, thirty days.
Hayti, fifteen days.
Honduras, twenty-five days.
Italy, twenty-five days.
Japan, forty days.
Liberia, forty days.
Madagascar, seventy days.
City of Mexico, eighteen days.
Batavia, Java, sixty days.
Portugal, twenty-five days.
Fayal, thirty days.
Funchal, thirty days.
Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, forty days.
(3) The provision of this section seems to have reference to that part of section 21 of the act of 1856, ch. 127 (11 Stat. L., 60), which provided that compensation to officers mentioned in Schedules B and C should not apply to the payment of any such officer who shall not be a citizen of the United States, but which was omitted from the Revised Statutes as the section was incorporated therein in section 1744.
AN ACT TO FORFEIT CERTAIN PUBLIC LANDS GRANTED TO THE STOCKTON AND COP-
Lands granted to Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad forfeited, and to be sold as public lands.
June 15, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 72.
forfeited and to be
Be it enacted, &c., That all lands which were granted by Congress in Lands granted the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to the Stockton and Cop- to Stockton and peropolis Railroad, to aid in the construction of a railroad from the city Copperopolis R.R., of Stockton to the town of Copperopolis, in the State of California, sold as public and which have not been patented by the United States to said com- lands. pany under said grant, which has expired by limitation, are hereby de- 1867, ch. 189 (14 clared forfeited to the United States, and these lands shall hereafter be S. L., 548). disposed of as other public lands of the United States. [June 15, 1874.]
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY FOR THE FISCAL
1. Actual traveling expenses only to be paid employés of United States.
2. Balances of appropriations for Quartermas ter's and Commissary Departments prior to July 1, 1872, to be carried to surplus fund. Be it enacted, &c.
2. Certain claims for stores furnished Army by
June 16, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 72.
Provided, That only actual traveling expenses shall be allowed to any person holding employment or appointment under the United expenses only to States, and all allowances for mileages and transportation in excess of of United States. be paid employés the amount actually paid are hereby declared illegal; and no credit R. S., §§ 74, 829, shall be allowed to any of the disbursing officers of the United States 830, 1273, 1289, for payment or allowances in violation of this provision. 1290, 1566, 2651, 3157.
1875, Feb. 22, ch. 95, § 7; March 3, ch. 133. 1876, June 30, ch. 159, par. 1; July 24, ch. 226, § 2. 14 Opin. Att'y Gen., 681. 14 C. Cls., 380.
SEC. 2. That all balances of appropriations, for whatever account, Balances of apmade for the service of the Departments of the Quartermaster General propriations for and of the Commissary General of Subsistence, prior to July first, Quartermaster's eighteen hundred and seventy-two, which on the thirtieth day of June, Departments prior Commissary eighteen hundred and seventy-four, shall remain on the books of the to July 1, 1872, to Treasury, shall be carried to the surplus fund, except such as the Audi- be carried to surtor of the Treasury whose duty it is to settle accounts against such plus fund. appropriations shall certify to the Secretary of the Treasury to be necessary in the settlement of such accounts as have been reported to him for payment by the Quartermasters and the Commissary Departments pending in his office.
R. S., § 3691. 1874, June 23, ch. 455, § 1, par. 8. 1-78, April 30,
for stores furnished
And the Quartermaster General, Commissary General, and Third Certain claims Auditor of the Treasury shall continue to receive, examine, and con- Army by loyal citsider the justice and validity of such claims as shall be brought before izens during rebelthem under the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, lion, how considand the acts amendatory thereof; and the Secretary of the Treasury ered, shall make report of each claim allowed by them, at the commence- Stat. L., 381). 1864, ch. 240 (13 ment of each session of Congress, to the Speaker of the House of Rep- 1867, ch. 57 (14 resentatives, who shall lay the same before Congress for consideration. Stat. L., 397). [June 16, 1874.]
1871, ch. 21, § 27 (17 Stat. L., 12). §§ 300 A, 300 B.
Resolutions of 1866, Nos. 50, 99; 1869, No. 5; 1871, No. 50. R. S.,