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Be it enacted, &c.
Census of tribe [SECTION 1], That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby in Nebraska and authorized and directed to cause a census of the tribe of Winnebago Wisconsin to be Indians, now residing in Nebraska and Wisconsin to be taken; said taken. enrollment to be made upon separate lists; the first to include all of said tribe now residing upon or who draw their annuities at the tribal reservation in Nebraska, and the second to embrace all of said tribe now residing in the State of Wisconsin.
Stat. L., 172).
Annuities, &c., SEC. 2. That upon the completion of the census of the Winnebago heretofore appro- Indians in Wisconsin, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and priated to be disbursed by Secreta- directed to expend for their benefit the proportion of the tribal annuities ry of Interior pro due to and set apart for said Indians under the act of June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, of the appropriations for the tribe of 1864, ch. 148 (13 Winnebago Indians for the fiscal years eighteen hundred and seventy1874, ch. 389; four, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, eighteen hundred and seventy1875, ch. 132 (18 six, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, eighteen hundred and seventyStat. L., 170, 444). eight, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and eighteen hundred and 1876, ch. 289; 1877, ch. 101 (19 eighty, amounting to ninety thousand six hundred and eighty-nine dolStat. L., 194, 288). lars and ninety-three cents; 1878, ch. 142; 1879, ch. 87 (20 Stat. L., 82, 312). 1880, ch. 85 (21 Stat. L., 128).
And the Secretary of the Interior shall also expend for the benefit of said Indians, out of the sum of forty-one thousand and twelve dollars and seventy-four cents now in the Treasury to the credit of the Winnebago tribe of Indians, and accruing under treaty appropriations for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-three and prior years, such sum as may upon the completion of said census, be found necessary to equalize the payments between the two bands on account of the payment of the sum of one hundred thousand dollars in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two from the principal funds of the tribe to the Winnebagoes in Nebraska. And all of the said sums shall be paid prorata to those persons whose names appear upon the census-roll of the Winnebagoes of Wisconsin, heads of families being permitted to receive the full amount to which all the members of the family are entitled: Provided, That before any person shall be entitled to the benefits that they have accruing under this act, it shall be made to appear that the person claimtaken up home- ing its benefits, or the head of the family to which such person belongs, steads, &c. has taken up a homestead in accordance with the said act of March 1875, March 3, third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, or that, being unable to fully ch. 131, § 15.
Claimants to benefits to show
comply with the said act by reason of poverty, he or she has made a selection of land as a homestead, with a bona fide intention to comply with said act, and that the money applied for will be used to enter the lands so selected, and for the improvement of the same.
SEC. 3. That in the future distribution of the annuities of the said tions of annuities; tribe of Winnebago Indians, a pro-rata division, according to the num1863, ch. 53 (12 ber of each band as shown by said census, shall be made between that Stat. L., 658). portion of said tribe in Nebraska and that portion in Wisconsin; and the moneys belonging to each shall be annually distributed to the members of said bands respectively, in the manner provided by the fifth section of the act of February twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, entitled "An act for the removal of the Winnebago Indians, and for the sale of their reservation in Minnesota for their benefit."
Indians in Wiscon
Adjustment of SEC. 4. That for the purpose of equitably adjusting the amount due amount between to the Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin, under the act of June twentysin and those in fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, from that portion of the tribe residing in Nebraska, and arising from the failure of the Department of 1864, ch. 148 (13 the Interior to set aside from year to year the proportion of the tribal Stat. L., 172). fund belonging to said Wisconsin Winnebagoes, as provided in said act, from the date of the passage of the same to the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and the payment of the full amount of the same to the Winnebagoes of Nebraska for such period, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to have an account between said portions of the Winnebago tribe of Indians stated, basing the same upon the census herein provided for, charging the Winnebagoes in Nebraska with the full
amount found to be due to the Wisconsin Winnebagoes under said act for the period named, and crediting them with the amount actually expended in the removal and subsistence of the Wisconsin Winnebagoes at the date of their removal to Nebraska in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three;
And the balance found in favor of the Winnebagoes of Wisconsin, Balance found whatever the amount may be, shall hereafter be held and considered as in favor of Indians a debt due to them from that portion of the tribe residing in Nebraska; secured, &c. in Wisconsin; how and until said debt shall have been extinguished the Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be deducted annually from the proportion of annuity moneys due to the Winnebagoes in Nebraska, and to be paid to the Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin, such proportion of the share of annuities belonging to the said Winnebagoes of Nebraska as he may deem right and proper:
Provided, however, That such sum shall not be less than seven thou-- amount of. sand dollars per annum.
SEC. 5. That the titles acquired by said Winnebagoes of Wisconsin Titles of Wisconin and to the lands heretofore or hereafter entered by them under the sin Indians to lands inalienable, provisions of said act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy- &c., and free from five, shall not be subject to alienation or incumbrance, either by volun- tax for twenty tary conveyance or by the judgment, decree, or order of any court, or years. subject to taxation of any character, but shall be and remain inaliena- 1875, March 3, ble and not subject to taxation for the period of twenty years from the ch. 131, §§ 15, 16. date of the patent issued therefor.
And this section shall be inserted in each and every patent issued under the provisions of said act or of this act. [January 18, 1881.]
AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSORS OF MATHEMATICS IN THE
This section to be inserted in patents under act.
Jan. 20, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 317.
Professors of mathematics in Navy to pass physical and professional examination before appointment. Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter no person shall be appointed a professor of mathematics in the Navy until he shall have passed a physical mathematics in examination before a board of naval surgeons, and a professional exam- ical and profesNavy to pass physination before a board of professors of mathematics in the Navy, to be sional examinaconvened for that purpose by the Secretary of the Navy, and received tion before apa favorable report from said boards. [January 20, 1881.] pointment. R. S., § 1400.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE AWARD OF AND COMPENSATION FOR PUBLIC ADVERTISING
1. Public advertisements in District of Columbia; to what papers to be given and at what rate of pay.
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That all advertising required by existing laws to be done in the District of Columbia by any of the departments of the gov. ernment shall be given to one daily and one weekly newspaper of each of the two principal political parties and to one daily and one weekly neutral newspaper:
Provided, That the rates of compensation for such service shall in no case exceed the regular commercial rate of the newspapers selected; nor shall any advertisement be paid for unless published in accordance with section thirty-eight hundred and twenty-eight of the Revised Statutes.
Jan. 21, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 317.
In District of Columbia: public advertising in; to what papers to be given and at what rate of pay.
R. S., § 38263828.
1875, Feb. 18, ch. March 3, ch. 128. 80, 1, par. 1;
1876, July 31, ch. 246, par. 2.
1878, May 17, ch. 107, 4; June 20, ch. 359, par. 6.
SEC. 2. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby Repeal. repealed. [January 21, 1881.]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EMPLOYMENT OF AN INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING IN AND
Jan. 25, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 318.
In District of Columbia, inspector of plumbing to
Plumbing regulations to be enforced by health officer; penalty for violation of.
In District of Co- Be it enacted, &c., That there shall be appointed by the Commissionlumbia, inspector ers of the District of Columbia an inspector of plumbing for said Disof plumbing to be trict, whose duty it shall be, to inspect all houses in course of erection, 1878, June 11, ch. and pass upon the plumbing and sewerage of said houses.
Plumbing regu- And the health officer of the District of Columbia is hereby authorlations to be enforced by health ized, under direction of the Commissioners, to execute and enforce regulations governing plumbing, house drainage, and the ventilation of house sewers;
1878, June 11, ch. 180, §§ 3, 8.
penalty for violation of.
And any person who shall neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements of the said regulations when promulgated shall be punishable by a fine of from twenty-five to two hundred dollars for each and every such offense, or in default of payment of fine to imprisonment for thirty days. [January 25, 1881.]
Jan. 28, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 321.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE OF THE REVISED
In District of Columbia, telephone companies may be formed as other companies are formed.
In District of Co- Be it enacted, &c., That section five hundred and fifty-three of the lumbia, telephone Revised Statutes relating to the District of Columbia be, and is hereby, companies may be formed as other amended by inserting the word "telephone" after the word "transpor companies are tation", so as to read as follows: formed.
"SEC. 553. Any three or more persons who desire to form a company for the purpose of carrying on any kind of manufacturing, agricultural, R. S. Dist. Col., mining, mechanical, insurance, mercantile, transportation, telephone, or marketing business, in the District, or savings bank therein, may make, sign, and acknowledge, before some officer competent to take the acknowledgment of deeds, and file in the office of recorder of deeds, a certificate in writing, in which shall be stated". [January 28, 1881.]
Assay-office cstablished at Saint Louis, Mo.
R. S., §§ 343-345, 3495-3570, 3600,
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN ASSAY-OFFICE IN THE CITY OF SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI.
1. Assay-office established at Saint Louis, Mo.
2. to be provided for in post-office building.
[SECTION 1], That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and required to establish an assay-office at Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri; the said office to be conducted under the provisions of an act entitled (1) "An act revising and amending the laws relative to the mints, assay-offices, and coinage of the United States," approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.
- to be provided SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and for in post-office directed to set apart sufficient room for said assay-office in the governbuilding. ment building in Saint Louis, now used for a post-office and custom-house, and provide the same with the necessary fixtures and apparatus, at a cost not exceeding ten thousand dollars, which sum is hereby appropri ated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. [February 1, 1881.]
NOTE. (1) The provisions of the act of 1873, ch. 131 (17 Stat. L., 424), here referred to, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin, and the act is thereby repealed."
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATIVE TO THE SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE OF VES-
Vessels used by common carriers not subject to forfeiture, &c., for violation of revenue laws, &c., committed without privy of owner or master.
Feb. 8, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 322.
Vessels used by
Be it enacted, &c., That no vessel used by any person or corporation, as common carriers, in the transaction of their business as such common common carriers carriers, shall be subject to seizure or forfeiture by force of the provis- feiture, &c., for vinot subject to forions of title thirty-four of the Revised Statutes of the United States olation of revenue unless it shall appear that the owner or master of such vessel, at the laws, &c., committime of the alleged illegal act, was a consenting party or privy thereto. ted without privy [February 8, 1881.]
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FURNISHING OF CERTAIN PUBLIC DOCUMENTS TO SOL-
Be it enacted, &c., That section forty-eight hundred and thirty-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same is hereby, repealed and re-enacted to read as follows:
"The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall cause to be sent to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Dayton, in Ohio, and to the branches at Augusta, in Maine, Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, Hampton in Virginia, and the Soldiers' Home at Knightstown Springs, near Knightstown, in Indiana, each, one copy of each of the following documents: The journals of each House of Congress at each and every session; all laws of Congress; the annual messages of the President, with accompanying documents; the daily Congressional Record, and all other documents or books which may be printed and bound by order of either House of Congress;
of owner or master.
R. S., § 2797, 2807, 2867, 2872, 2874, 2887, 2893, 3059, 3061, 3062, 3101, 3104.
- to be furnished
And the Public Printer is hereby authorized and directed to furnish to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Represent- by Public Printer. atives the documents referred to in this section." [February 8, 1881.]
AN ACT TO GRANT TO THE CORPORATE AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF COUNCIL Bluffs,
part may be leased.
Carr Lake, Iowa, granted to city of Council Bluffs
Feb. 9, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 323.
Carr Lake, Iowa,
granted to city of public use.
Council Bluffs for
But leases not exceeding ten years may be granted for portions of said -part may be premises, all incomes derived from leases of privileges to be expended leased.
in the preservation and improvement of the property or the roads lead
The premises to be managed by the said corporate authorities, or such -- how managed. commissioners as they may elect, and who shall receive no compensation for their services. [February 9, 1881.]
Feb. 14, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 324.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TIME FOR HOLDING CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS OF THE
In Virginia, cir- [SECTION 1], That the United States circuit and district courts of the cuit and district United States for the western district of Virginia, held at Danville, in courts of western the State of Virginia, shall hereafter be held at said city of Danville district; when to be held at Dan- commencing on Tuesday after the third Monday in June and on Tuesday after the third Monday in November of each year, instead of the times now fixed by law.
R. S., §§ 572, 658. 1878, June 11, ch. 182.
SEC. 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. This act shall be in force from its passage. [February 14, 1881.]
Feb. 15, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 325.
Forts Reading and Crook reservations restored to public domain. Patents confirmed.
Rights of settlers affirmed.
AN ACT TO RESTORE THE LANDS INCLUDED IN THE FORT READING AND FORT CROOK
1. Forts Reading and Crook reservations restored
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Patents confirmed.
3. Rights of settlers affirmed.
[SECTION 1], That the lands included in the Fort Reading military reservation and in the Fort Crook military reservation in the State of California, are hereby restored to the public domain.
SEC. 2. That all patents heretofore issued to any lands within the Fort Reading military reservation and Fort Crook military reservation are hereby confirmed.
SEC. 3. That the rights of all settlers on said reservation, to acquire title under the homestead and pre-emption laws, are hereby recognized and affirmed to the extent such settlers would have acquired by settling on public lands. [February 15, 1881.]
AN ACT TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT SECTIONS TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVEN-
Maine customs districts.
trict; what to
[SECTION 1], That section twenty-five hundred and seventeen of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by inserting after the word "sixty-nine," in the third line of the first clause of said section, the following words:
"Excepting those towns, plantations, and townships lying on the line of the European and North American Railway," so that said clause, as amended, shall read as follows:
"First. The district of Aroostook, to comprise the county of Aroostook as bounded on the twenty-second day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, excepting those towns, plantations, and townships