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obtain the statistics required by this act through official records, paying therefor such sum as may be found necessary, not exceeding the amount which is by this act authorized to be paid to enumerators for a similar service, namely, two cents for each death thus returned.
Experts may be Whenever he shall deem it expedient, the Superintendent of Census employed to collect may withdraw the schedules for manufacturing and social statistics from facts as to manu- the enumerators of the several subdivisions, and may charge the collecfacturing and social statistics in tion of these statistics upon experts and special agents, to be employed certain cases. without respect to locality. Experts; their employment, oath, duties, pay, &c.
Schedules of in
And said Superintendent may employ experts and special agents to investigate in their economic relations the manufacturing, railroad, fishing, mining, and other industries of the country, and the statistics of telegraph, express, transportation, and insurance companies, as he may designate and require.
And the Superintendent of Census shall, with the approval of the terrogatories to be Secretary of the Interior, prepare schedules containing such interrogaprepared. tories as shall, in his judgment, be best adapted to elicit this information, with such specifications, divisions, and particulars under each head as he shall deem necessary to that end.
Such experts and special agents shall take the same oath as the enuthority of experts merators of the several subdivisions, and shall have equal authority and agents. with such enumerators in respect to the subjects committed to them, and they shall receive compensation at rates to be fixed by the Superintendent of Census with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the same shall in no case exceed six dollars per day and actual traveling expenses
when to be completed.
SEC. 19 The enumeration required by this act shall commence on the commence first first Monday of June, and be taken as of that date, and each enumeraMonday in June, tor shall prosecute the canvass of his subdivision from that date for1880, and to be prosecuted each ward on each week-day without intermission, except for sickness or other urgent cause; and any unnecessary cessation of his work shall 1880, April 20, be sufficient ground for his removal and the appointment of another ch. 57, § 4. person in his place; and any person so appointed shall take the oath required of enumerators, and shall receive compensation at the same rates. And it shall be the duty of each enumerator to complete the enumeration of his district, and to prepare the returns hereinbefore required to 1880, April 20, be made, and to forward the same to the supervisor of his district on or before the first day of July, eighteen hundred and eighty, and in any city having over ten thousand inhabitants under the census of eighteen hundred and seventy, the enumeration of population shall be taken within two weeks from the first Monday of June; and any delay beyond the dates above respectively, on the part of any enumerator, shall be sufficient cause for withholding the compensation to which he would be entitled by compliance with the provisions of this act, until proof satisfactory to the Superintendent of Census shall be furnished that such delay was by reason of causes beyond the control of such enumerator.
ch. 57, §§ 4, 6.
ch. 57, § 7.
SEC 20. The sum of three millions of dollars is hereby fixed and limlimited to three ited as the maximum cost of the census herein provided for, exclusive of printing and engraving, and it shall not be lawful for the Secretary. 1880, April 20, of the Interior or the Superintendent of Census to incur any expense "of or obligation whatever, in respect to said census, in excess of that sum. And the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for printing and other preliminary expenses is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated which sum shall form part of the three millions fixed as the cost of the census.
Information may SEC. 21. The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized whenever be obtained from he may think proper, to call upon any other department or officer of the other departments. government for information pertinent to the enumeration herein required. States taking SEC. 22. That if any State or Territory, through its duly appointed census between officers or agents, shall, during the two months beginning on the first
Monday of June of the year which is the mean between the decennial upon depositing censuses of the United States is by this act directed to be taken, take copy thereof with Secretary of Inteand complete a census in all respects according to the schedules and rior may have payforms of enumeration in the census of the United States and shall de- ment toward exposit with the Secretary of the Interior, on or before the first of Sep- penses. tember following, a full and authentic copy of all schedules returned and reports made by the officers and agents charged with such enumeration, then the Secretary of the Treasury shall, upon receiving a certificate from the Secretary of the Interior, that such schedules and reports have been duly deposited, pay, on the requisition of the governor of such State or Territory, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to fifty per centum of the amount which was paid to all supervisors and actual enumerators within such State or Territory at the United States census next preceding, increased by one half the percentage of gain in population in such State or Territory between the two United States censuses next preceding:
Provided: That the blank schedules used for the purposes of the enumeration herein provided for shall be similar, in all respects of form and size of heading and ruling, to those used in the census of the United States.
SEC. 23. The Superintendent of Census, with the consent of the Pres- Supervisors and ident, may at any time, remove any supervisor of census, and fill any be removed and vacancy thereby caused or otherwise occurring;
And the supervisor of census may, with the consent of the Superintendent of Census remove any enumerator in his district, and fill the vacancy thereby caused or otherwise occurring;
And in such cases but one compensation shall be allowed for the entire service, to be apportioned among the persons performing the same in the discretion of the Superintendent of Census.
suses to be taken act.
SEC. 24. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions Subsequent cenof this act are hereby repealed; and all censuses subsequent to the according to this tenth census shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of this act unless Congress shall hereafter otherwise provide. [March 3, 1879.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN PENSIONERS.
Be it enacted, &c., That all pensioners now on the pension-rolls, or who may hereafter be placed thereon, for amputation of either leg at the hip joint, shall receive a pension at the rate of thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents per month from the date of the approval of this act. [March 3, 1879.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SOLDIERS AND SAILORS BECOMING TOTALLY BLIND IN
Pension to soldiers and sailors who become totally blind.
March 3, 1879. 20 Stat. L., 484.
Pension to soldiers and sailors
Be it enacted, &c., That the act of June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventy eight, entitled "An act to increase the pensions of certain who become totalsoldiers and sailors who have lost both their hands or both their feet, ly blind. or the sight of both eyes, in the service of the country", be so construed R. S, § 4697, as to include all soldiers and sailors who have become totally blind from 4698. causes occurring in the service of the United States.
[March 3, 1879.] 1878, June 17, ch.
AN ACT TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF INFECTIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
March 3, 1879.
20 Stat. L., 484.
1879, June 2, ch.
1. National Board of Health established; mem-
-meetings, president of, rules, &c.
Be it enacted, &c.
2. duties of
3. Reports of, to Congress; Academy of Science requested to co-operate.
[SECTION 1], That there shall be established a National Board of Health of Health estab- to consist of seven members, to be appointed by the President, by and lished; members, with the advice and consent of the Senate, not more than one of whom compensation, &c. R. S., § 4792- shall be appointed from any one State, whose compensation, during the time when actually engaged in the performance of their duties under this act, shall be ten dollars per diem each and reasonable expenses, and of one medical officer of the Army, one medical officer of the Navy, one medical officer of the Marine Hospital Service, and one officer from the Department of Justice, to be detailed by the Secretaries of the sev eral Departments and the Attorney General, respectively, and the officers so detailed shall receive no compensation.
1879, July 1, ch. 61.
-meetings, president of, rules, &c.
- duties of.
1879, June 2, ch.
1879, June 14,
Res. No. 6, p. 502.'
quested to co-operate.
Said board shall meet in Washington within thirty days after the pas sage of this act and in Washington or elsewhere from time to time upon notice from the president of the board, who is to be chosen by the members thereof, or upon its own adjournments, and shall frame all rules and regulations authorized or required by this act, and shall make or cause to be made such special examinations and investigations at any place or places within the United States, or at foreign ports, as they may deem best, to aid in the execution of this act and the promotion of its objects. SEC. 2. The duties of the National Board of Health shall be to obtain information upon all matters affecting the public health, to advise the several departments of the government, the executives of the several States, and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, on all questions submitted by them, or whenever in the opinion of the board such advice may tend to the preservation and improvement of the public health.
Reports of, to SEC. 3. That the Board of Health with the assistance of the Academy Congress; Acad- of Science, which is hereby requested and directed to cooperate with emy of Science re- them for that purpose, shall report to Congress at its next session a full statement of its transactions, together with a plan for a national public health organization, which plan shall be prepared after consultation with the principal sanitary organizations and the sanitarians of the several States of the United States, special attention being given to the subject of quarantine, both maritime and inland, and especially as to regulations which should be established between State or local systems of quarantine and a national quarantine system. * [March 3, 1879.]
March 3, 1879.
20 Stat. L., 650.
Agents to inves
AN ACT FOR THE ALLOWANCE OF CERTAIN CLAIMS REPORTED BY THE ACCOUNTING
SEC. 2. That the agents appointed under the provisions of sections tigate certain two and three of the act approved July fourth, eighteen hundred and furnished Army by sixty four, entitled "An act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of
claims for stores
Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quarter- loyal citizens durmaster stores and subsistence supplies furnished to the Army of the ing the rebellion United States," and acts amendatory thereof, to investigate and report oaths. may administer
upon all claims filed under said act, are hereby authorized to administer oaths and affirmations and to take depositions of witnesses.
285. 1875, Feb.
R. S., §§ 300 A, 300 B.
1874, June 16, ch. 18, ch. 80. pars. 7, 8. Such claims not
before January, 1880, for
SEC. 3. That all claims not presented and filed under said act, and the acts amendatory thereof, prior to the first day of January, anno presented Domini eighteen hundred and eighty, shall be forever barred. [March ever barred. 3, 1879.]
R. S., §§ 300 A, 300 B.
1864, ch. 240 (13 Stat. L., 381).
1874, June 16, ch.
1875, Feb. 18, ch. 80, pars. 7, 8.
JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE December 21, 1878.
UNITED STATES TO THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
Revised Statutes, second edition, to be distributed to Post-Office Department officers.
20 Stat. L., 487.
Revised Statutes (2d edition) to be distributed to PostOffice Department officers.
1878, March 2, Res. 1878, No. 2, p.
Be it resolved, &c., That out of the fifteen thousand copies of the new edition of the first volume of the Revised Statutes of the United States required by the fourth section of the "Act to provide for the preparation and publication of a new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United States," approved March second, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, to be printed and bound, the Secretary of State shall furnish to the ch. 82. Post-Office Department, upon the requisition of the Postmaster-General not exceeding two hundred and fifty copies for the use of the officers and special agents of the department and for postmasters at offices of free delivery; no provision having been made for the Post Office Department in the "Joint resolution providing for the distribution and sale of the new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United States," approved May twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight. [December 21, 1878.]
JOINT RESOLUTION RELEASING THE REVERSIONARY CLAIM AND INTEREST OF THE
Reversionary interest in certain lands in Michigan released to State.
March 3, 1879. 20 Stat. L., 490.
Be it resolved, &c., That the United States hereby releases to the State Reversionary inof Michigan any and all reversionary interest which may remain in the terest in certain United States in such of the lands granted to, and acquired by the said released to State. lands in Michigan State of Michigan by act of Congress of June third, eighteen hundred 1856, ch. 44 (11 and fifty-six, and certified to the said State in accordance with the said Stat. L., 21). act, as were granted to aid the construction of the road from Grand Haven to Flint, and thence to Port Haron.
This release shall not in any manner affect any legal or equitable rights in said lands, which have been acquired, but all such rights shall be and remain unimpaired. [March 3, 1879.]