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seventy privates, who shall receive the pay of engineer soldiers of simi-
1, par. 1. 1878, June 18, ch. 263, § 1. 1879, June 23, ch. 35.
Provided Signal Service men shall not receive extra duty pay unless — extra pay of. specially directed by the Secretary of War.
[Par. 9.] For constructing, under the direction of the Secretary of Military teleWar, a military telegraph line from Bismarck to Fort Ellis, via the graph line from Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, connecting Fort Buford, Fort Keogh, Bismarck to Fort and Fort Custer, and from Fort Sully to Fort Keogh, via Deadwood, fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
And the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to pay the expenses of operating and keeping the said telegraph line in repair out of moneys appropriated and to be appropriated for the maintenance of the Army: Provided, however, That private dispatches of lawful nature may be transmitted over said line whenever the same is not needed for public use, at reasonable rates, not to exceed the usual rates charged by pri vate telegraph companies, the proceeds thereof to be accounted for and paid into the Treasury of the United States;
And the said telegraph line shall be maintained and operated under such proper rules and orders as the Secretary of War may direct for the benefit of the public service.
R. S., § 223.
private dispatches may be
to be maintained, &c., under di
rection of Secretary of War.
[Par. 10.] Hereafter only such trees, shrubs, and plants shall be propagated at the greenhouses and nursery [on the public grounds of Wash- houses, &c., in ington] as are suitable for planting in the public reservations, to which Washington; what purpose only the said productions of the greenhouses and nursery shall trees, &c., may be be applied. propagated at. R. S., § 1827. Not more than
[Par. 11.] No more than twenty-five dollars shall be paid per streetlamp for gas [for lighting the Executive Mansion and public grounds in $25 to be paid for Washington]; and in case a contract cannot be made at that rate, the gas for street lamp, engineer in charge is hereby authorized to substitute other illuminating Washington. material, and to use so much of the sum hereby appropriated as may be &c., lamps in necessary for that purpose.
[Par. 12.] Support of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers Provided, That all purchases of supplies exceeding the sum of one thousand dollars at any one time shall be made upon public tender after due advertisement:
National Home for teer Soldiers to be made upon public tender, except, &c. R. S., § 48254837.
Machine for test
[Par. 13.] The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to cause the machine built for testing iron and steel to be set up and applied to the ing iron and steel testing of iron and steel for all persons who may desire to use it, upon Secretary of War the payment of a suitable fee for each test; the table of fees to be ap- for use by all perto be set up by proved by the Secretary of War, and to be so adjusted from time to sons on payment time as to defray the actual cost of the tests as near as may be;
[Par. 14.] That the sum of sixty-five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- bridge across Miswise appropriated, to aid in the construction and completion of a free sissippi River at wagon-bridge, with stone abutments, or stone and iron abutments, and iron superstructure, across the Mississippi River at or near Fort Snel- 22, ch. 405, note on Fort Snelling. ling, between the military reservation of the United States upon which p. 89. See 1874, June said fort is situated and a point nearly opposite said fort, in the county of Ramsey, Minnesota:
Provided, That such bridge shall be constructed without the expendi ture of any other or greater sum of money from the Treasury of the United States:
Provided also, That the hight of said bridge shall be at least sixty--height and spans eight feet above high-water mark, and that a span of at least two hun- of.
houses and sites for
dred feet in the clear be provided from the right or Fort Snelling bank of said river toward the left bank thereof:
Provided further, That said bridge shall be and forever remain, a public highway, free to the United States of America and to all the people thereof.
That the location of said bridge, and the plans, specifications, and estimates for the construction and completion thereof, shall be approved by the Secretary of War.
And whenever the said bridge shall have been fully completed as hereinbefore provided, opened to travel, and irrevocably dedicated as a public highway, free to the United States of America and all the people thereof, the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to the persons entitled to receive the same by reason of the construction of said bridge, or to the commissioners authorized to build said bridge, the said sum of sixty-five thousand dollars, which sum is hereby appropriated for said purpose:
Provided, That said bridge, when constructed, shall be kept in good order and repair by the county of Ramsey, Minnesota; and the United States shall never be liable to any expense in the maintenance or repair of said bridge.
That the commissioners authorized to build said bridge under a special act of the legislature of Minnesota, entitled "An act to authorize and provide for the construction of a free bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Fort Snelling, and to lay out suitable roads and approaches thereto", approved March second, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and the acts amendatory thereof, and their successors, be, and they are hereby, authorized to abut said bridge upon the lands of the United States known as the Fort Snelling military reservation, and to construct and maintain an abutment thereon for said bridge, at such point as the Secretary of War shall approve, and to survey locate, open and maintain public roads or highways from said bridge;
For which purpose a right of way not exceeding one hundred feet in width, from said bridge, across said military reservation, upon such line or lines as the Secretary of War shall direct or approve, is hereby given and granted to said commissioners and their successors.
Secretory of In- [Par. 15.] He [the Secretary of the Interior] is further directed to lease terior to lease bath- the bath houses of a permanent nature now upon the Hot Springs Resbath-houses at Hot ervation, to the owners of the same and lease to any person or persons, Springs. upon such terms as may be agreed on, sites for the building of other bath-houses, for the term of five years, unless otherwise provided by law, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe; and the tax imposed shall not exceed fifteen dollars per tub per annum including rent:
1877, March 3, ch. 108, § 4.
1878, Dec. 16, ch.
Removal of Apache and Ute Indians to New
[Par. 16.] That the sum of five thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of the removal of the band of Ute Indians at Cimarron, New Mexico, to the reservation of that tribe in Colorado; and also to remove the band of Apaches at the same place to the Mescalero Apache reservation at Fort Stanton, New Mexico; and the President shall cause the removal of said Indians within thirty days after the passage of this act,
And thereafter no rations or annuities shall be issued to said Indians tions, &c., not to except at the agencies of their respective reservations.
be issued except at
1880, April 23,
see divided into
[Par. 17.] That the act entitled "An act to provide for the appointdistrict of Tennes- ment of a District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee and for two divisions. R. other purposes" approved June fourteen, eighteen hundred and seventy S., §547. 1878, June eight, be, and the same is hereby, amended as follows: 14, ch. 196.
The Western District of Tennessee is hereby divided into two divisions which shall be known as the Eastern and Western divisions thereof.
of Tennessee: eastern division and
terms of courts
The Eastern division shall include the counties of Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Gibson, Henderson, Henry Madison, McNairy, Hardin, Dyer, Lake, Crockett, Weakley, and Obion, and terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for said District shall be held therein therein. at the town of Jackson, in the County of Madison at least twice in each 1879, March 3, year at such times as the judges thereof shall respectively fix, whenever ch. 182, par. 15. the authorities of said county or town shall provide suitable buildings therefor free of any expense to the United States.
The remaining counties embraced in said District shall constitute the western division Western division thereof, and terms of the district and circuit courts of and terms of courts the United States for said district shall be held therein at the times and place now prescribed by law.
All suits not of a local character which shall be hereafter brought in the district or circuit court of the United States for the Western district of Tennessee, against a single defendant, or where all the defend. ants reside in the same division of said district shall be brought in the division in which the defenda[e]nt or defendants reside, but if there are two or more defendants residing in different divisions, such suit may be brought in either division, and duplicate writs may be sent to the other defendants.
Suits in said district; in which division to be brought.
The Clerk issuing such duplicate writs shall endorse thereon that it is a true copy of a writ sued out in the proper division of the District in certain cases. and the original and duplicate writs when executed and returned into the office from which they shall have issued shall be proceeded in as one suit, and all issues of fact in such suits shall be tried in the division where the suit is so brought.
The Clerks of the Circuit and district courts for said district shall Deputy clerks each appoint a deputy of their respective courts at the place in the for castern divisEastern division of said district where their said courts are required to be held, who shall in the absence of the Clerk, exercise all the powers, and perform all the duties of Clerk within said division:
Provided, That the appointments of such deputies shall be approved by the Court for which they shall be respectively appointed and may be annulled by such Court at its pleasure.
R. S., §§ 558, 624.
Deputy marshal for eastern division.
The marshal of said district shall also appoint a deputy for said Eastern division, who shall reside therein, and in the absence of the marshal, perform all the duties devolved upon the marshal by law. * * * R. S., § 780. [Par. 18.] That the Postmaster-General be, and he is hereby, authorPostmaster-Genized to adopt a uniform canceling ink or other appliance for canceling uniform canceling eral may adopt stamps which experiments and tests have proved or may prove to be ink or appliance for the most practicable and the best calculated to protect the revenues of the canceling stamps. department from the frauds practiced upon it, to be used in all the post-offices where stamps are canceled, and he is hereby authorized to distribute said canceling ink or other appliance in the same manner as other supplies are now distributed to the different post-offices in the United States; And to this end the Postmaster-General is hereby authorized to usé any funds of said department heretofore applicable:
Provided, The same shall not increase the expenditures of said department for the purposes named in this section. [June 20, 1878.]
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN OF THE RE-
Gardiner and Richmond, Me., to be ports of delivery.
Be it enacted, &c., That section twenty-five hundred and seventeen of the Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby amended by inserting in article ten, after the words "Bowdoinham", the words "Gardiner and Richmond".(1) [June 20, 1878.]
NOTE. (1) The amendment makes Gardiner and Richmond ports of delivery, and not ports of entry as the title of this act would indicate.
R. S., § 3921.
June 20, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 243.
Richmond, Me., to be ports of delivery. R. S., § 2517, art.
June 20, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 243.
agents, &c., in
pension cases not
than $10 fee, and
AN ACT RELATING TO CLAIM AGENTS AND ATTORNEYS IN PENSION CASES
1. Attorneys, agents, &c., in pension cases not
Be it enacted, &c.
-fees of, not to be deducted and paid to, by pension agent. 2. Repeal.
[SECTION 1], It shall be unlawful for any attorney, agent or other person to demand or receive for his services in a pension case a greater sum than ten dollars.
to receive more No fee contract shall hereafter be filed with the Commissioner of Penfee-contracts not sions in any case.
to be filed, &c.
In pending cases in which a fee contract has heretofore been filed, if R. S., 4785, the pension shall be allowed, the Commissioner of Pensions shall ap1879, Jan. 25, ch. prove the same as to the amount of the fee to be paid at the amount specified in the contract.
23, § 4.
1881, March 3, ch. 130, par. 2
-fees of, not to be
Sections forty-seven hundred and sixty-eight forty-seven hundred and deducted and paid sixty-nine and forty-seven hundred and eighty-six of the Revised Statto, by pension utes shall not apply to any case or claim hereafter filed, nor to any pendR. S., §§ 4768, ing claim in which the claimant has not been represented by an agent or attorney prior to the passage of this act.
SEC. 2. Section forty-seven hundred and eighty-five of the Revised Statutes is hereby repealed. [June 20, 1878.]
March 9, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 248.
JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ISSUING ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE TERRI-
Arms to be issued to Idaho.
Arms to be is
sued to Idaho.
R. S., § 1667.
Be it resolved, &c., That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, empowered to issue arms and ammunition to said Territory, upon the 1878, May 16, ch. requisition of its governor, under provision of joint resolution approved July third, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. [March 9, 1878.]
See Res. 1876, No. 13, p. 253; 1877, No. 7, p. 302.
March 28, 1878. 20 Stat. L.,
JOINT RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE TIME FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE TAX ON
DISTILLED SPIRITS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.(1)
1. Tax on spirits payable on withdrawal from
2. Time for payment of tax and withdrawal of
Be it resolved, &c.
3. Tax to bear interest after spirits are ware housed one year.
-how collected in such case.
4 Act not to apply to grape-brandy.
Tax on spirits [SECTION 1], (Rep.) [That the tax on all distilled spirits hereafter payable on with- entered for deposit in distillery warehouses shall be due and payable drawal from ware- before and at the time the same are withdrawn therefrom, and within
house within three
NOTE. (1) This resolution is repealed by act of 1880, May 28, ch. 108, § 4.
three years from the date of the entry for deposit therein; and ware- years, and bond housing bonds hereafter taken under the provisions of section thirty-two given accordingly. R. S., § 3293. hundred and ninety-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States 1879, March 1, shall be conditioned for the payment of the tax on the spirits as specified ch. 125, § 5. in the entry, and the interest on the tax, if any has accrued under the provisions of this resolution, before removal from the distillery warehouse, and within three years from the date of said bonds.]
Time for pay
be extended. R. S., § 3293.
SEC. 2. (Rep.) [That the time within which distilled spirits heretofore entered for deposit in distillery warehouses are required to be ment of tax and withdrawal of spirwithdrawn therefrom pursuant to the conditions of any warehousing its now in warebond, taken within one year prior to the passage of this resolution, upon houses; how may the entry of such spirits into such warehouse under the provisions of section thirty-two hundred and ninety-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shall, on written request being made, as herein specified be extended for a period not exceeding three years from the date of the entry of such spirits into the warehouse; but such extension shall not be made in any case unless there shall be indorsed upon, or appended to, the warehousing bond a written request therefor, and an acknowledgment of their liability, under the terms of said bond, for the period for which the extension is granted, together with interest on the tax if any has accrued under the provisions of this resolution, as if the same were inserted in the body of said bond, to be duly executed by the principal and sureties in the bond, and acknowledged by each of them before a collector or deputy collector of internal revenue, or some other officer authorized by law to take the acknowledgment of deeds:
Provided, That the sureties on said bond are, at the time of such request, satisfactory to the collector, and, if not satisfactory, or if the sureties shall refuse to make the request and acknowledgment aforesaid, that an additional or new warehousing bond, with sureties satisfactory to the collector, shall be given.]
SEC. 3. (Rep.) [That in case of the non-payment of the tax on any distilled spirits within one year from the date of the original warehousing bond for such spirits, interest shall accrue upon said tax at the rate of five per centum per annum from and after the expiration of said year until the tax shall be paid.
Such interest shall be collected with the tax in such manner as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, shall prescribe :
terest after spirits terest after spirits
Tax to bear in
are warehoused one year.
Provided, That the tax or duty paid on all distilled spirits when the how collected in same are withdrawn shall be the amount of duty and tax which would have been paid, if paid when such distilled spirits was placed in bond with such accrued interest thereon.]
Act not to apply
1877, March 3,
SEC. 4. (Rep.) [That the provisions of this resolution shall not apply to grape-brandy warehoused under the provisions of an act entitled to grape-brandy. "An act relating to the production of fruit-brandy, and to punish frauds ch. 114. connected with the same", approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.] [March 28, 1878.]
NOTE.-The above act is repealed by act of 1880, May 28, ch. 108, § 4.
JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF THE NEW EDI-
Distribution of second edition of Revised Statutes.
- may make arrangements with booksellers.
May 22, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 251.
Resolved, &c., That the fifteen thousand copies of the new edition of the first volume of the Revised Statutes of the United States required second edition Reby the fourth section of the "Act to provide for the preparation and publication of a new edition of the Revised Statutes of the United ch. 82.
vised Statutes. 1877, March 2,