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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 Mili. tary 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. Secretary of 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 Secreies for sale.

tary of State, be sold at the cost of paper, press-work, and binding,

with ten per centum added thereto; - may make ar- And said Secretary is authorized to make arrangements with bookrangements with sellers to keep on sale said Revised Statutes, to be sold as aforesaid, for booksellers.

such part of the ten per centum above actual cost as he may deem just

and reasonable. Additional cop

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 when needed.

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.]

NUMBER 24.

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PAY THE LABORERS KNOWN AS CLOAK-ROOM MEN AND TO May 31, 1878. PLACE THEM ON THE DOORKEEPER'S ROLL.

20 Stat. L., 252. 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 Eight cloakHouse of Representatives, who clean the hall of the House daily, are of Representatives entitled to pay as laborers

to be employed, Provided, That hereafter eight laborers only be employed as session &c. laborers on the roll of the Doorkeeper of the House, to perform said R. S., Ø 53. labor and that they be paid at the same rate as other session laborers. [May 31, 1878.]

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NUMBER 26.

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ISSUE OF ARMS TO TERRITORIES.

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June 7, 1878. Additional arms to be issued to Territories.

20 Stat. L., 252. Be it resolved, &c., That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to Additional arms cause to be issued to each of the Territories of the United States (in ad- to be issued to Terdition to arms and ammunition the issue of which has been heretofore ritories.

R. S., Ø 1667. provided for), such arms not to exceed one thousand in number as he

1878, May 16, ch. may deem necessary, and ammunition for the same not to exceed fifty 106. ball cartridges for each arm:

Resolutions Provided, That such issue shall be only from arms owned by the Gov. 1876, No. 13, p. 253; ernment of the United States which have been superseded and no longer 1878, No. 13, p. 386.

p. ; issued to the Army:

And provided further, That said arms shall be issued only in the fol. lowing 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 safficient 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.]

NUMBER 30.

JOINT RESOLUTION TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO PURCHASE PLATE

IRON AND OTHER MATERIAL USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF STEAMBOILERS
FOR THE UNITED STATES NAVY.

June 14, 1878. 20 Stat. L., 253.

Materials for steam boilers for Navy may be pur- - notices of, to principal dealers. chased without advertisement.

- subject to test. 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 pur: into the construction of steam boilers for the Navy without advertising vertisement. for bids to furnish the same:

R. S., 03718. Provided, That he shall cause to be sent to the principal dealers and noticos of, to manufacturers of iron and such other materials as may be required principal dealers. 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 sub: -Aubject to test. jected to the same tests and inspection as now provided for and which R. 8., 94430. inspection and tests shall be made publicly and in presence of such bid. ders or their authorized agents as may choose to attend at the making thereof. (June 14, 1878.

GENERAL LAWS

OF THE

UNITED STATES

ENACTED BY THE

FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION

IN

THE YEARS 1878-1879.

NOTE.—The omitted chapters and parts of chapters are private, special, local, or temporary acts not of general interest.

In the margin and in the notes, the letters R. S. refer to the Revised Statutes, and S. L. and STAT. L. to the Statutes at Large

CHAPTER 2.

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RANK OF THE SENIOR INSPECTOR-GENERAL.

Dec. 12; 1878. Senior Inspector-General to rank as brigadier-general.

20 Stat. L., 257. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the rank Senior Inspectof 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 as brigadier - gen

eral. other than from the date of appointment under this act:

R. S., 0 1131. And provided, That nothing herein enacted shall authorize any in- 1874, June 23, ch. crease in the number or the rank of the other officers of the Inspector

458, Ø 1. General's Department as fixed by the first section of the act of June

16 Opin. Atty

Gen., 638. twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. [December 12, 1878.]

CHAPTER 5,

AN ACT TO CORRECT AN ERROR OF ENROLLMENT IN BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS.

FOR SUNDRY CIVIL EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END-
ING JUNE THIRTIETH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-NINE, AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES.

Dec. 16, 1878. 20 Stat. L., 258.

Hot Springs Commission ; how appointed, &c. Limitation of number of bath-tubs to be supplied,
Secretary of Interior to give lease of Arlington

&c. Hotel.

Free baths. - and bath-houses, &c.

Fraction of lots. Rate of tax per tub.

Titles on condition. Rights not prejudiced.

Springs dedicated to United States. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hun. Appropriation dred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appro. for Hot Springs

; priated to pay for clerk hire, engineering, marshal's fees, salaries, and commission. other expenses of the Hot Springs Commission;

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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 ch. 108.

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 Con. gress 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 In- And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to lease to the terior to give lease of Arlington Hotel. 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 bath-houses, And he is further directed to lease the bath-houses of a permanent &c. 1877, March 3,

nature now upon the Hot Springs reservation to the owners of the same, ch. 108, 4.

and lease to any person or persons upon such terms as may be agreed 1878, June 20, ch. on, sites for the building of other bath-houses for the term of five years, 359, 1, par. 15. unless otherwise provided by law, under such rules and regulations as

he may prescribe; Rate of tax per And the tax imposed shall not exceed fifteen dollars per tub per antub.

num, including land rent: Rights not preju- Provided, That said leases shall in no way prejudice any legal right diced.

that any person or persons may have acquired under the act hereby re

vived and continued, to any improvements on said ground: Limitation of 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 estab

lishment shall be allowed more than forty bath-tubs of the usual size: Free baths. And provided further, That the superintendent shall provide and main

tain a sufficient number of free baths for the use of the indigent, and the expense thereof shall be defrayed out of the rentals hereinbefore

provided for. Fractions of lots. 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 abut.

ting lots: Titles on condi- Provided, That all titles given or to be given by the United States tion.

shall explicitly exclude the right to the purchaser of the land, his heirs

or assigns, from ever boring thereon for hot water; Springs dedi

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 States. 1877, March 3, or alienation. [December 16, 1878.]

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CHAPTER 9.

Dec. 21, 1878. AN ACT CHANGING THE TIME OF HOLDING THE TERMS OF THE UNITED STATES CIR

CUIT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA. 20 Stat. L., 259.

Circuit court to bo 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.

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