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Jurors may be
hundred persons, possessing the qualifications prescribed in section eight hundred of the Revised Statutes, which names shall have been placed therein by the clerk of such court and a commissioner, to be appointed by the judge thereof, which commissioner shall be a citizen of good standing, residing in the district in which such court is held, and a well-known member of the principal political party in the district in which the court is held opposing that to which the clerk may belong, the clerk and said commissioner each to place one name in said box alternately, without reference to party affiliations, until the whole number required shall be placed therein.
But nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent any judge drawn from boxes from ordering the names of jurors to be drawn from the boxes used by the State authorities in selecting jurors in the highest courts of the State; And no person shall serve as a petit juror more than one term in any one year, and all juries to serve in courts after the passage of this act shall be drawn in conformity herewith:
used by State au-
Provided, That no citizen possessing all other qualifications which are on account of race or may be prescribed by law shall be disqualified for service as grand or petit juror in any court of the United States on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
or color, &c.
Attorney-General to include in
SEC. 3. That the Attorney-General shall include in his annual report in his report state- a statement of all payments or expenditures during any fiscal year out ment of payments, of any appropriation fund subject to requisitions by him. [June 30, 1879.]
R. S., § 384.
June 30, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 44.
AN ACT RELATING TO VESSELS NOT PROPELLED BY SAIL OR INTERNAL MOTIVE POWER
Vessels not propelled by sail or internal power not Flat boats, barges, &c., not required to be enrolled,
Vessels not proBe it enacted, &c., That the provisions of title fifty of the Revised Statpelled by sail or utes of the United States shall not be so construed as to require the internal power not to pay enrolling or payment of any fee or charge for the enrolling or licensing of vessels, license fee. built in the United States and owned by citizens thereof, not propelled Flat boats, by sail or by internal motive power of their own, and not in any case carrying passengers, whether navigating the internal waters of a state required to be en- or the navigable waters of the United States, and not engaged in trade rolled, registered, with contiguous foreign territory, nor shall this or any existing law be construed to require the enrolling, registering or licensing of any flat R. S., 4311- boat, barge or like craft for the carriage of freight, not propelled by sail 4390, 4132, 4312, or by internal motive power of its own, on the rivers or lakes of the 16 Opin. Att'y- United States. [June 30, 1879.]
or licensed in certain cases.
June 30, 1879. 21 Stat. L., 45.
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,
Promotion of engineers in Army above colonel restored.
Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the (1) act of June tenth, eighteen engineers in Army hundred and seventy-two, chapter four hundred and twenty-six, volume above colonel re- seventeen, page three hundred and eighty-two, Statutes at Large, as prohibits promotion in the Corps of Engineers above the rank of colonel, and all other acts prohibiting said promotion, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. [June 30, 1879.]
R. S., § 1151.
NOTE. (1) The provision of the act of June 10, 1872, ch. 426 (17 Stat. L., 382), here referred to, is incorporated into the Revised Statutes, and forms the last paragraph of § 1151, which this act repeals.
AN ACT TO PRESCRIBE THE TIMES FOR HOLDING THE CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS
[SECTION 1], That the regular terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States in the district of Kentucky shall be held at the times and places following, to wit:
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 45.
Terms of circuit
and district courts in Kentucky; when and where to
At Covington, on the second Monday in May and the first Monday in be held. December;
R. S., §§ 572, 658,
At Louisville, on the third Monday in February and the first Mon- 577. day in October;
At Frankfort, on the first Monday in January and the second Monday
And at Paducah, on the first Monday in April and the third Monday in November.
SEC. 2. The terms of said courts shall not be limited to any particu--not limited in lar number of days, nor shall it be necessary to adjourn by reason of the number of days, intervention of term elsewhere; but the court intervening may be adjourned until the business of the court in session is concluded.
SEC. 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal section five hundred and seventy-eight of the Revised Statutes. [July 1, 1879.] of district court to
be held for crimi-
AN ACT TO GRANT ADDITIONAL RIGHTS TO HOMESTEAD SETTLERS ON PUBLIC LANDS
WITHIN RAILROAD LIMITS IN THE
Odd sections of public lands granted in aid of railways in Missouri and Arkansas opened to settlers under homestead laws to extent of 160 acres each. Settlers heretofore restricted to 80 acres may have additional 80 acres.
STATES OF MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS
without fees, &c.
Odd sections of
Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the odd sections within the limits of any grant of public lands to any railroad public lands grantcompany in the States of Missouri and Arkansas, or to such States ed in aid of railrespectively, in aid of any railroad where the even sections have been ways in Missouri granted to and received by any railroad company or by such states opened to settlers respectively in aid of any railroad shall be open to settlers under the under homestead homestead laws to the extent of one hundred and sixty acres to each laws to extent of settler;
160 acres each.
And any person who has under existing laws taken a homestead on Settlers heretoany section within the limits of any railroad grant in said States, and fore restricted to who by existing laws shall have been restricted to eighty acres, may additional 80 acres. 80 acres may have enter under the homestead laws an additional eighty acres adjoining the land embraced in his original entry, if such additional land be subject to entry; or if such person so elect, he may surrender his entry to the United States for cancellation, and thereupon be entitled to enter lands under the homestead laws the same as if the surrendered entry had not been made.
And any person so making additional entry of eighty acres, or new - without fees or entry after the cancellation of his original entry, shall be permitted to commissions. do so without payment of fees or commissions;
And the residence of such person upon and cultivation of the land residence, &c.; embraced in his original entry shall be considered residence and culti- how reckoned, vation for the same length of time upon and of the land embraced in
his additional or new entry, and shall be deducted from the five year's
residence and cultivation required by law:
Provided, That in no case shall patent issue upon an additional or new bave occupied homestead entry under this act until the person has actually, and in conformity with the homestead laws, occupied, resided upon, and cultivated the land embraced therein at least one year. [July 1, 1879.]
same one year.
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 46.
of Health to pro
cure rooms, &c.
1879, March 3,
1879, June 2, ch. 11.
-printing of, to be done at Government Printing Office.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE OFFICE-ROOMS FOR THE NATIONAL BOARD OF HEALTH, AND FOR
[SECTION 1], That the National Board of Health is hereby authorized and empowered to procure suitable and sufficient offices in the city of Washington for the transaction of its business, at a rental not to exceed the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum.
And said board is also authorized to pay the sum of two hundred and twenty-five dollars for the rent of building number fourteen hundred and five G street, northwest, in the city of Washington, used by the National Board of Health for offices, from the third day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, to the third day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.
SEC. 2. That the necessary printing of the National Board of Health be done at the Government Printing Office, upon the requisition of the Secretary of the board, in the same manner and subject to the same R. S., §§ 3785, provisions as other public printing for the several departments of the
-to have report
Provided, That the cost of said printing shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars per annum.
SEC. 3. That the National Board of Health is hereby authorized and of former Board of empowered to have printed and bound ten thousand copies of the report Medical Experts, of the Board of Medical Experts created by former act of Congress, &c., printed. which report shall include the report of Doctors Bemiss and Cochran and Engineer Hardee, upon the yellow-fever epidemic of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight; six thousand copies of the same to be furnished the House of Representatives, two thousand copies to the Senate, and the residue to the National Board of Health:
Provided, That the cost of publication and binding said report shall not exceed the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars.
And the said board is hereby authorized to pay Doctors Bemiss and Cochran and Engineer Hardee ten dollars per day, for the preparation of their said report, for the period of two months: Provided, That the same shall be completed and submitted to the board within that time. -to pay stenogra- SEC. 4. That the National Board of Health is hereby authorized and pher of Board of directed to pay to Frank J. Taylor, for services as stenographer to the Experts. Board of Medical Experts in reporting evidence of medical men and others touching the causes, introduction, and spread of epidemic diseases within the United States, and for preparing the same for publication, the sum of five hundred and forty dollars, said sum being the amount allowed him by the Committee on Epidemic Diseases.
- chief clerk of, to
SEC. 5. That the chief clerk of the National Board of Health shall act act as disbursing as disbursing agent for the board, and shall give bond, conformably to section one hundred and seventy-six of the Revised Statutes, for the faithful performance of that duty, and for such service he shall receive three hundred dollars per annum, in addition to his salary as chief clerk, and the Board of Health may, with the approval of the Secretary of the
Treasury, pay to its secretary such sum, in addition to his pay as a member of the board, as it may deem proper, not exceeding one hundred dollars per month.
National Board of Health may
SEC. 6. That section three of the act approved June second, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled "An act to prevent the introduction erect quarantine of contagious or infectious diseases within the United States", be amended buildings, rent as follows: At the end thereof insert: houses, acquire
1879, June 2, ch.
"And the Board of Health shall have power, when they may deem it land, &c., as means necessary with the consent and approval of the Secretary of the-Treas- portation of disof preventing imury as a means of preventing the importation of contagious or infectious ease. diseases into the United States, or into one State from another, to erect temporary quarantine buildings and to acquire on behalf of the United 11, § 3. States titles to real estate for that purpose, or to rent houses, if there be any suitable, at such points and places as are named in such section". SEC. 7. That all the money hereinbefore authorized to be expended and all contracts made and liabilities incurred by the National Board of how paid. Health shall be paid out of the appropriation of five hundred thousand dollars made in the act of Congress entitled "An act to prevent the introduction of contagious or infectious diseases into the United States" approved June second, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine. [July 1, 1879.]
1879, June 2, ch.
July 1, 1879. 21 Stat. L., 47.
Secretary of In
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF THE LOW GROUNDS IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS, CHAPTER NINETY-SIX, APPROVED MAY SEVENTH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO. Secretary of Interior vested with power to convey certain low grounds in Washington, D. C. Be it enacted, &c., That the powers and duties heretofore in and by the third section of the act of Congress, approved May seventh, eight- terior vested with power to convey een hundred and twenty-two, to wit, chapter ninety-six, of the first ses- certain low sion of the seventeenth congress, devolved upon and vested in "the grounds in Washmayor of the city of Washington for the time being", be, and the same ington, D. C. hereby are, vested in and devolved upon the Secretary of the Interior, 96, $ 3' (3 Stat. L., 1822, May 7, ch. who shall execute the deeds thereby required, under his hand and 691). official seal, when it shall appear to him that the persons applying for such deeds are duly entitled to have the same:
Provided, nevertheless, this act shall not be so construed as to create or revive any right lost by lapse of time. [July 1, 1879.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SETTLERS ON THE PUBLIC LANDS IN DISTRICTS SUBJECT
1. Homestead and pre-emption settlers whose crops are injured by grasshoppers may be absent, under regulations, &c.
2. time may be extended for making proof and payment.
Be it enacted, &c.
Provisions of act to apply to settlers under
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 48.
[SECTION 1], That it shall be lawful for homestead and pre-emption settlers on the public lands, and in all cases where pre-emptions are pre-emption setauthorized by law, where crops have been or may be destroyed or seri
NOTES. (1) Previous acts permitting settlers to be absent from their lands in specified years, on account of injury by the grasshoppers, are as follows: 1874, June 18, ch. 308; 1874, December 28, ch. 10; 1876, May 20, ch. 102; 1876, June 19, ch. 134; 1877, March 3, ch. 127; 1878, June 1, ch. 148, and 1878, June 14, ch. 190.
tlers whose crops are injured
by grasshoppers ously injured by grasshoppers, to leave and be absent from said lands, may be absent one under such rules and regulations, as to proof of the same, as the Comyear under regulations, &c. missioner of the General Land Office shall prescribe;
R. S., §§ 22572288, 2289-2317.
-time for making
may be extended.
But in no case shall such absence extend beyond one year continuously;
And during such absence no adverse rights shall attach to said lands. such settlers being allowed to resume and perfect their settlement as though no such absence had occurred.
SEC 2. That the time for making final proof and payment by preproof and payment emptors whose crops shall have been destroyed or injured as aforesaid, may, in the discretion of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, be extended for one year after the expiration of the term of absence provided for in the first section of this act;
Provisions of act
to apply to settlers
under the timber act.
R. S., §§ 2464
1874, March 13, ch. 55. 1876, May
And all the rights and privileges extended by this act to homestead and pre-emption settlers shall apply to and include the settlers under an act entitled "An act to encourage the growth of timber on Western prairies" approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, (2) and the acts amendatory thereof. [July 1, 1879.]
20, ch. 102. 1878, June 14, ch. 190.
NOTE. (2) The act of 1873, March 3, ch. 277 (17 Stat. L., 606), and the provisions amendatory thereof, to encourage the growth of timber, here referred to, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin. But new provisions on the subject were made by the act of 1874, March 3, ch. 55; act of 1876, May 20, ch. 102, and still later by the act of 1878, June 14, ch. 190, § 2.
July 1, 1879. 21 Stat. L.,
AN ACT TO PUT SALTS OF QUININE AND SULPHATE OF QUININE ON THE FREE LIST.
Quinine and Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the salts and sulphate importation of salts of quinine and sulphate of quinine shall be exempt of quinine exempt from customs duty. from customs duties; and all laws inconsistent herewith are hereby R. S., § 2504, 2d repealed. [July 1, 1879.]
June 14, 1879. 21 Stat. L., 50.
JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO PLACE VESSELS
Secretary of Navy, on request of National Board of Health, may place vessels at disposal of quarantine authorities, &c.
Secretary of Be it resolved, &c., That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, Navy, on request of authorized, in his discretion, at the request of the National Board of National Board of Health, to place gratuitously, at the disposal of the commissioners of Health, may place vessels at disposal quarantine, or the proper authorities at any of the ports of the United of quarantine au- States, to be used by them temporarily for quarantine purposes, such thorities, &c. vessels or hulks belonging to the United States as are not required for 1879, March 3, other uses of the national government, subject to such restrictions and regulations as the said Secretary may deem necessary to impose for the preservation thereof. [June 14, 1879.]