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1878, Dec. 21, States", approved March second, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, Res. No. 1, p. 481. to be printed and bound, shall be disposed of by the Secretary of State as follows:
To the President of the United States, four copies, one of which shall *be for the library of the Executive Mansion, and one copy for the use of the Commissioner of Public Buildings;
To the Vice-President of the United States, two copies;
To each Senator, Representative, and Delegate in Congress, to the Secretary of the Senate and to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, one copy;
To the librarian of the Senate, for the use of Senators, one hundred and twenty copies;
To the librarian of the House, for the use of Representatives and Delegates, four hundred and ten copies;
To the Senate of the United States, for distribution, seven hundred and sixty copies;
To the House of Representatives, for distribution, two thousand nine hundred and twenty copies;
To the Library of Congress, fourteen copies, including four copies for the law library;
To the Department of State, for the use of legations and consulates, three hundred and eighty copies;
To the Treasury Department, including those for the use of officers of customs, two hundred and eighty copies;
To the War Department, including five copies for the use of the Military Academy at West Point, fifty-five copies;
To the Navy Department, including three copies for the library of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, a copy for the library of each navy-yard in the United States, a copy for the Brooklyn Naval Lyceum, and a copy for the library of the Naval Institute at Charlestown, Massachusetts, seventy copies;
To the Department of the Interior, including those for the use of the surveyors-general and registers and receivers of land offices, two hundred and fifty-five copies;
To the Department of Justice, including those for the use of the Chief and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, the judges and officers of the United States and Territorial courts, four hundred and fifty copies; To the Department of Agriculture, five copies; to the Smithsonian Institution, two copies;
To the Government Printing Office, two copies;
And the Secretary of State shall supply deficiencies and offices newly created.
And that the residue of said fifteen thousand volumes, together with State to keep cop- any further number thereafter printed and bound, shall, by the Secretary of State, be sold at the cost of paper, press-work, and binding, with ten per centum added thereto;
ies for sale.
may make arrangements with booksellers.
And said Secretary is authorized to make arrangements with booksellers to keep on sale said Revised Statutes, to be sold as aforesaid, for such part of the ten per centum above actual cost as he may deem just and reasonable.
And whenever the said residue of said fifteen thousand copies shall be ies to be printed exhausted, said Secretary shall cause another five thousand copies to be printed and bound, at the expense of the United States, to be sold in like manuer, unless otherwise disposed of by order of Congress;
The cost of the same to be paid from the general appropriation for printing. [May 22, 1878.]
JOINT RESOLUTION TO PAY THE LABORERS KNOWN AS CLOAK-ROOM MEN AND TO·
Eight cloak-room men of House of Representatives to be employed, &c.
Be it resolved, &c., That ten laborers known as cloak-room men of the House of Representatives, who clean the hall of the House daily, are entitled to pay as laborers *
Provided, That hereafter eight laborers only be employed as session laborers on the roll of the Doorkeeper of the House, to perform said labor and that they be paid at the same rate as other session laborers. [May 31, 1878.]
Eight cloakroom men of House
of Representatives to be employed, &c.
R. S., § 53.
JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ISSUE OF ARMS TO TERRITORIES.
Be it resolved, &c., That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to cause to be issued to each of the Territories of the United States (in addition to arms and ammunition the issue of which has been heretofore provided for), such arms not to exceed one thousand in number as he may deem necessary, and ammunition for the same not to exceed fifty ball cartridges for each arm:
Provided, That such issue shall be only from arms owned by the Gov. ernment of the United States which have been superseded and no longer issued to the Army:
And provided further, That said arms shall be issued only in the following manner, and upon the following conditions, namely, upon the requisition of the governors of said Territories showing the absolute necessity for arms for the protection of citizens and their property against hostile Indians within or of Indian raids into such Territories: And provided further, That the said governor or governors of said Territories to whom the said arms may be issued shall give good and sufficient bond or bonds for the return of said arms, or payment therefor, at such time as the Secretary of War may designate, as now provided for by law. [June 7, 1878.]
JOINT RESOLUTION TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO PURCHASE PLATE
Materials for steam-boilers for Navy may be purchased without advertisement.
notices of, to principal dealers. - subject to test.
June 14, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 253.
Be it resolved, &c., That on and after the passage of this act, the Sec- Materials for retary of the Navy be, and he is hereby authorized to purchase at the steam-boilers for lowest market price, such plate iron and other material as may enter Navy may be purinto the construction of steam boilers for the Navy without advertising for bids to furnish the same:
Provided, That he shall cause to be sent to the principal dealers and manufacturers of iron and such other materials as may be required specifications of the quality description and character of such iron and materials so required:
And provided further, That such plate iron and materials shall be subjected to the same tests and inspection as now provided for and which inspection and tests shall be made publicly and in presence of such bidders or their authorized agents as may choose to attend at the making thereof. [June 14, 1878.]
chased without ad
R. S., § 3718. notices of, to principal dealers.
subject to test. R. S., § 4430.
ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION
THE YEARS 1878-1879.
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 S. L. and STAT.
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RANK OF THE SENIOR INSPECTOR-GENERAL.
Senior Inspector-General to rank as brigadier-general.
Dec. 12; 1878. 20 Stat. L., 257.
Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the rank of the senior inspector-general of the United States army shall be brig. or-General to rank adier-general; but no pay or allowances shall be made to said officer other than from the date of appointment under this act: And provided, That nothing herein enacted shall authorize any increase in the number or the rank of the other officers of the InspectorGeneral's Department as fixed by the first section of the act of June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. [December 12, 1878.]
R. S., § 1131.
458, § 1.
16 Opin. Att'y638.
AN ACT TO CORRECT AN ERROR OF ENROLLMENT IN BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS.
Hot Springs Commission; how appointed, &c.
-and bath-houses, &c.
Rate of tax per tub.
Rights not prejudiced.
Limitation of number of bath-tubs to be supplied,
Fraction of lots.
Titles on condition.
Springs dedicated to United States.
Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hun dred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay for clerk hire, engineering, marshal's fees, salaries, and other expenses of the Hot Springs Commission;
Dec. 16, 1878. 20 Stat. L., 258.
Appropriation for Hot Springs commission.
Hot Springs And the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorCommission; how ized to appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate, three disappointed, &c. 1877, March 3, creet, competent, and disinterested persons, who shall constitue a board of commissioners, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum, who shall hold their offices for the period of one year from the date of their appointment, and shall have the same powers and authority in all respects as was provided for the commissioners appointed under the act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act in relation to the Hot Springs reservation in the State of Arkansas"; which act is hereby revived and continued in full force for the purpose of enabling said board of commissioners to take possession of all records, papers, and proofs, and to determine the claims presented to the board of commissioners appointed under said act, whose term of office has expired, and to do and perform all other acts and duties authorized by said act.
Secretary of Interior to give lease of Arlington Hotel.
-and bath-houses, &c.
1877, March 3, ch. 108, § 4. 1878, June 20, ch.
359, § 1, par. 15.
Rate of tax per tub.
Rights not preju
And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to lease to the present proprietors of the Arlington Hotel or their assigns the grounds, not exceeding one acre, now occupied by them, for a period of ten years, unless otherwise provided by law, at an annual rental of one thousand dollars.
And he is further directed to lease the bath-houses of a permanent nature now upon the Hot Springs reservation to the owners of the same, and lease to any person or persons upon such terms as may be agreed on, sites for the building of other bath-houses for the term of five years, unless otherwise provided by law, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe;
And the tax imposed shall not exceed fifteen dollars per tub per annum, including land rent:
Provided, That said leases shall in no way prejudice any legal right that any person or persons may have acquired under the act hereby revived and continued, to any improvements on said ground:
And provided further, That to prevent monopoly, no bath-house or number of bath- hotel shall be supplied with more than enough water for forty bath-tubs tubs to be sup- of the usual size, unless there shall be more than enough hot-water to plied, &c. supply all other demands for the same, in which case no single establishment shall be allowed more than forty bath-tubs of the usual size: And provided further, That the superintendent shall provide and maintain a sufficient number of free baths for the use of the indigent, and the expense thereof shall be defrayed out of the rentals herein before provided for.
Fractions of lots.
Titles on condition.
In cases where fractions of lots are made by straightening, widening or laying out streets, the commissioners shall have power to determine the disposal of the same, giving the preference to the owners of abutting lots:
Provided, That all titles given or to be given by the United States shall explicitly exclude the right to the purchaser of the land, his heirs or assigns, from ever boring thereon for hot water;
And the Hot Springs, with the reservation and mountain are hereby cated to United dedicated to the United States, and shall remain forever free from sale 1877, March 3, or alienation. [December 16, 1878.]
ch. 108, § 4.
Dec. 21, 1878.
AN ACT CHANGING THE TIME OF HOLDING THE TERMS OF THE UNITED STATES CIR-
20 Stat. L., 259.
Circuit court to be held at Parkersburg, W. Va., in January and June.
Circuit court to Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter the Circuit Court of the United be held at Parkers- States for the district of West Virginia shall be held at Parkersburg on burg, W. Va., in January and June, the tenth days of January and June.
R. S., § 658.