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AN ACT MAKING THE CITY OF CHATTANOOGA, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, A PORT
Chattanooga, Tenn., a port of delivery.
Be it enacted, &c., That the city of Chattanooga, in the State of TenTenn., a port of de- nessee, is hereby made a port of delivery, with a surveyor at a salary livery, with a sur- of three hundred and fifty dollars per annum and the customary fees. And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to carry this act into effect. [February 28, 1881.]
Feb. 28, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 373.
AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE ATLANTA, GEORGIA, A PORT OF DELIVERY.
Atlanta, Ga., a port of delivery, with privileges of surveyor at.
Be it enacted, &c., That Atlanta, in the State of Georgia, be, and is Atlanta, Ga., a hereby, constituted a port of delivery; and that the privileges of immeport of delivery, with privileges of diate transportation of dutiable merchandise conferred by the act of inland transporta- June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled "An act to amend tion in bond, &c. the statutes in relation to immediate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes", be, and the same are hereby, extended to said port;
R. S., § 2559.
1880, June 10, ch.
-surveyor at. R. S., § 2560.
And there shall be appointed a surveyor of customs to reside at said port, who shall receive a salary to be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum. [Febru ary 28, 1881.]
Charge for melt
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THIRTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOUR OF THE RE
Charge for melting or refining bullion to be fixed by Director of Mint.
Be it enacted, &c., That section thirty-five hundred and twenty-four ing or refining of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by striking bullion to be fixed by Director of out of said section the words "for melting and refining when bullion is below standard," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "for melting or refining bullion." [March 1, 1881.]
R. S., § 3524.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE POST OFFICE DEPART-
March 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 374.
Par. 3. Railways refusing to provide cars, &c., to have pay reduced.
[Par. 1.] Hereafter the Postmaster-General shall cause advertisements of all general mail-lettings of each State and Territory to be conspicuously posted in each post-office in the State and Territory embraced in said advertisements for at least sixty days before the time of such general letting; and no other advertisement of such lettings shall be required; but this provision shall not apply to any other than general mail-lettings.
[Par. 2.] And whenever it shall become necessary to employ temporary service on any mail route, it shall be the duty of the PostmasterGeneral to advertise for bids, or proposals, for such service by posting notices in the post offices at the termini of such route and upon a bulletin-board in a public-place in the Post-Office Department building at Washington in the District of Columbia for at least ten days prior to such letting.
Railways refusing to provide cars, &c., to have pay
R. S., § 4002. 1876, July 12, ch.
1878, June 17, ch.
[Par. 3.] And hereafter when any railroad company fail or refuse to provide railway post-office cars when required by the Post-Office Department, or shall fail or refuse to provide suitable safety-heaters and safety-lamps therefor, with such number of saws and axes to each car for use in case of accident as may be required by the Post-Office Department, said company shall have its pay reduced ten per centum on 179, § 1, par. 2. the rates fixed in section four thousand and two of the Revised Statutes, 259, § 1, par, 4. as amended by act of July twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, entitled "An act making appropriations. for the service of the Post- 206, § 1, par. 2. Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and for other purposes," and as further amended by the act of June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventyeight, entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes."
[March 1, 1881.]
1880, June 11, ch.
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SETTLERS UPON THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE LANDS IN
Settlers on Absentee Shawnee lands, Kansas, may purchase same.
March 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 377.
Settlers on Ab
Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of the joint resolution approved April seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, (1) for the relief of the sentee Shawnee settlers upon the Absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas, be, and they here- lands, Kansas, may purchase by are, extended so as to allow any bona fide settler now occupying said same. lands, and having made improvements thereon, or the heirs at law of 1875, Jan. 11, ch. such, who is a citizen of the United States, or who has declared his in- 14. tention to become such according to the naturalization laws, to purchase for cash the land so occupied and improved by him, not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres in each case, at not less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre, at any time within one year after the passage of this act, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, and that any lands not claimed by such settlers at the expiration of that period shall be offered at public sale at the minimum rate of two dollars and fifty cents per acre, notice of such sale to be given by public advertisement of not less than thirty days; and, further, that any tracts not then sold shall be thereafter subject to private entry at the same minimum:
Provided, however, That the proceeds of such sales shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of the treaty between the United States and the said Shawnee Indians, proclaimed November second, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. [March 1, 1881.]
NOTE. (1) The resolution of 1869 (16 Stat. L., 53), here referred to, is printed in this volume as a note to act of 1875, January 11, ch. 14., p. 123.
March 2, 1881. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO CHANGE THE NAME.
OF VESSELS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
vessels to be changed.
Be it enacted, &c. Secretary of SECTION 11, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and hereby is, Treasury may per- authorized to permit the owner or owners of any vessel duly enrolled mit naines of ves and found seaworthy and free from debt to change the name of the same
be . R. S., \ 4179. when in his opinion there shall be sufficient cause for so doing. - to make rules SEC 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury shall establish such rules therefor.
and regulations and procure such evidence as to the age, condition, where built, and pecuniary liability of the vessel as he may deem necessary to prevent injury to public or private interests: and when permission is granted by the Secretary he shall cause the order for the change of name to be published at least in four issues in some daily or weekly paper at the place of register; and the cost of procuring evidence and advertising the change of name to be paid by the person or persons desiring such change of name. (March 2, 1881.]
March 2, 1881. AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LIFE-SAVING STATION AT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. 21 Stat. L., 379.
Lifo-saving station at Louisville, Ky. Life-saving sta- Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed tion at Louisville, to establish a life-saving station at Louisville, Kentucky, with such Ky.
R. s., 90 4242- equipments and organization as he may think proper, and whatever 4251.
amount is necessary for said purpose is hereby appropriated out of any 1874, June 20, ch. money not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That said amount shall 344. 1878 , June 18, ch. not exceed the sum heretoforo appropriated for such station. (March
March 3, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 380.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE OF THE REMAINDER OF THE RESERVATION OF
THE CONFEDERATED OTOE AND MISSOURIA TRIBES OF INDIANS, IN THE STATES
SECTION 1. Lands of Otoe and Missouria Indians in Kan. - in case of lots exceeding 160 acres by a gas and Nebraska to be sold, &c.
fraction, &c. 2. — to be appraised.
- price per acre. 3. how to be sold.
4. Proceeds of sale; how disposed of. deferred payments for.
5. Removal and location of Indians. Be it enacted, &c. Lands of Otoo (SECTION 1], That with the consent of the Otoe and Missouria Tribes and Missouria In- of Indians, expressed in open council, the Secretary of the Interior is dians in Kansas authorized to cause to be surveyed and sold the remainder of the reserand Nebraska to be sold.
vation of said Indians lying in the States of Kansas and Nebraska. 1876, Aug. 15, ch. 308. 1879, March 3, ch. 190. - to be appraised. SEC. 2. That the lands so surveyed shall be appraised by three com
missioners, one of whom shall be designated by said Indians in open
council, and the other two by the Secretary of the Interior. - how to be sold. SEC. 3. That after the survey and appraisement of said lands, the
Secretary of the Interior shall be, and hereby is, authorized to offer the same for sale through the United States public-land office at Beatrice, Nebraska, in tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, for cash, to actual settlers, or persons who shall make oath before the register or the receiver of the land-office at Beatrice, Nebraska, that they intend to occupy the land for authority to purchase which they make application, and who shall within three months from the date of such application make a permament settlement upon the same, in tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to each purchaser:
Provided, That, if in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, it - deferred payshall be more advantageous to sell said lands upon deferred payments, monts for. he may, with the consent of the Indians expressed in open council, dispose of the same upon the following terms as to payments, that is to say: One-quarter in cash, to become due and payable at the expiration of three months from the date of the filing of an application as hereinbefore required, one-quarter in one year, one-quarter in two years, and one quarter in three years from the date of sale, with interest at the rate of five per centum per annum; but in case of default in the cash payment as herein before required, the person thus defaulting shall forfeit absolutely his right to the tract for the purchase of which he has applied:
And provided further, That whenever any person shall apply under – in case of lots the provisions of this act to purchase a tract containing a fractional ex- exceeding one huncess over one hundred and sixty acres, if the excess is less than forty dred and sixty acres, is contiguous, and results from inability in the survey to make acres by a fraction, township and section lines conform to the boundary lines of the reservation, his application shall not be rejected on account of such excess; but if no other objection exists the purchase shall be allowed as in other cases: And provided further. That no portion of said land shall be sold at
Price per acre. less than the appraised value thereof, and in no case less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre.
SEC. 4. That the proceeds of the sale of said lands shall be placed to Procoeds of sale; the credit of said Indians in the Treasury of the United States, and how disposed of. shall bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, which income shall be annually expended for the benefit of said Indians under direction of the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Interior may, with the consent of Removal and lothe Indians, expressed in open council
, secure other reservation lands cation of the Inupon which to locate said Indians, cause their removal thereto, and ex- dians. pend such sum as may be necessary for their comfort and advancement in civilization, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, including cost of surveys and expense of removal, the same to be drawn from the fund arising from the sale of their reservation lands under the act ap. proved August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. [March 3, 1881.]
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL
EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH,
of employés, &c., for lighting, hoat.
subject to control of Speaker.
demanding illegal foes in pension
styled Commissioner of Railroads.
for official postage-stamps.
Be it enacted, &c.
Par. 1.] Hereafter the electrician, together with everything pertain- . Architect of Caping to the electrical machinery and apparatus, and all laborers and itol to have direc
tion of employés, others connected with the lighting, heating, and' ventilating the House, &c., for lighting,
heating, &c., shall be subject exclusively to the orders, and in all respects under the House of Repre- direction, of the Architect of the Capitol, subject to the control of the sentatives, subject to control of Speaker; and no removal or appointment shall be made except with his Speaker.
R. S., § 1817.
287, par. 4.
And all engineers and others who are engaged in heating and venti1876, Aug. 15, ch. lating the House shall be subject to the orders, and in all respects under the direction, of the Architect of the Capitol, subject to the control of the Speaker; and no removal or appointment shall be made except with his approval.
[Par. 2.] The provisions of section fifty-four hundred and eighty-five agents, attorneys, of the Revised Statutes shall be applicable to any person who shall vio&c., demanding illate the provisions of an act entitled "An act relating to claim agents and attorneys in pension cases," approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.
legal fees in pen
Railroads; title of. 1878, June 19, ch. 316.
Salaries of Uni
[Par. 3.] OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF RAILROAD ACCOUNTS .— For Auditor, who shall hereafter be styled Commissioner of Railroads,
[Par. 4.] That hereafter the salaries appropriated for the United ted States judges States judges(1) in the foregoing paragraphs, and judges of the Court payable monthly of Claims, and of the Territories, may be paid monthly. R. S., §§ 554, 607, 676, 714, 1049, 1882,
Heads of depart- SEC. 2. That the Secretaries, respectively, of the Departments of ments may make State, of the Treasury, War, Navy, and of the Interior, and the Attorneyrequisitions for official postage General, are authorized to make requisitions upon the PostmasterGeneral for the necessary amount of official postage-stamps for the use of their departments, not exceeding the amount stated in the estimates submitted to Congress; and upon presentation of proper vouchers therefor at the Treasury, the amount thereof shall be credited to the appropriation for the service of the Post-Office Department for the same fiscal year.
SEC. 4. That all acts or parts of acts inconsisient or in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. [March 3, 1881.]
NOTE.-(1) The judges named in theparagraphs here referred to are the judges of the Supreme Court, the circuit judges, the district judges, the judges of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and judges retired under the provisions of R. S., § 714.
March 3, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 414.
Salary of Super
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPLY DEFICIENCIES IN THE APPROPRIATIONS
1. Par. 1. Salary of Superintendent of Govern-
Par. 2. Secretary of Treasury may appoint in-
4. Census of Miami Indians in Indiana, &c.
Payments to Indians from funds, &c.
Be it enacted, &c.
Enumerator to take oath.
List of benficiaries.
5. Agent to make payments.
Receipt for moneys.
Agent's compensation, oath, and bond.
[Par. 1.] The salary of the said superintendent [of the Government intendent of Gov. Hospital for the Insane] is hereby fixed at four thousand dollars per annum as originally provided in act of March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
R. S., § 4839.