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boundary to the western boundary of said State; thence north on said western boundary to the fourth standard parallel south; thence east along said parallel to the northeast corner of township twenty-one south, range thirty-one west, and thence south to the place of beginning, in the State of Kansas, shall constitute an additional land district, to be called the southwestern land district, the location for the office of which shall be designated by the President of the United States, and shall by him from time to time be changed, as the public interest may seem to require.
R. S., § 2234
SEC. 2. That the President be, and he hereby is, authorized, when- Register and reever the public interest shall require, to appoint, in accordance with ceiver. existing laws authorizing appointment to office, a register and a receiver 2247. for the district hereby created, who shall each be required to reside at the site of the office for said district, have the same powers, responsibilities, and emoluments, and be subject to the same acts and penalties which are, or may be, prescribed by law in relation to other land-offices of the United States.
SEC. 3. That all sales and locations made at the offices of the districts in which the lands embraced in this district have hitherto been included, situated wholly within the limits of this district, which shall be valid and right in other respects up to the day on which the new office shall go into operation, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed. [March 3, 1881.]
Business of the old districts confirmed.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE MODE OF PURCHASING TOBACCO FOR THE UNITED STATES
Tobacco for Navy; how to be purchased.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, directed to cause all purchases of tobacco for the use of the Navy to be made in the city of Washington, and as follows:
In the month of February or March of each year the Secretary of the Navy shall cause proposals for bids for supplying the Navy with tobacco during the next year to be advertised thirty days in one daily newspaper in each of the cities of New York, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, North Carolina, Saint Louis, Louisville, Nashville, Hartford, Connecticut, Detroit, Cairo, Illinois, and Chicago; said tobacco to be manufactured during the months of June, July, August, and September; the bids to be accompanied by samples of the tobacco which each bidder may propose to furnish. The lowest bid for furnishing tobacco equal to the United States Navy standard now in use shall be accepted. [March 3, 1881.]
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREPARATION OF CLASSIFIED ABRIDGMENTS OF ALL
[SECTION 1], That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, out of any moneys belonging to the patent fund ments of letters in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under the patent. direction of the Commissioner of Patents in the preparation of classified abridgments of all letters patent of the United States.
- how printed and distributed.
to be sold at cost.
SEC. 2. That the said abridgments shall be printed, and one copy of each shall be furnished to each Senator, Representative, and Delegate in Congress; one copy to each of eight public libraries to be designated by each Senator, Representative and Delegate; and two copies to the Library of Congress; and also copies to such foreign governments, libraries, and learned societies as the Commissioner of Patents may designate: Provided, That copies shall be sold at the cost of printing, and all sums received from such sale shall, on or before the first day of each month, be paid into the Treasury. [March 3, 1881.]
AT ACT TO GRADUATE THE PRICE AND DISPOSE OF THE RESIDUE OF THE OSAGE IN-
Osage Indian trust lands, &c., in Kansas, to be sold. | Assent of Indians required.
Be it enacted, &c., That all of the lands known as the Osage Indian trust and diminished reserve lands, lying east of the sixth principal meridian, in the State of Kansas, remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty one, shall be offered for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at not less than seventyfive cents per acre;
And all of said lands remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty two, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than fifty cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-three, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than twenty-five cents per acre; And all of said lands remaining unsold after the last said public offering shall be subject to be disposed of by cash entry at twenty-five cents per acre, and the Secretary of the Interior may offer the same as aforesaid, in such quantities as may seem to him best; and may make all needful regulations, including the publication of notice of sale, as he may deem proper to carry out the provisions of this act:
Provided, however, That no proceeding shall be taken under this act until at least two-thirds of the adult males of said Osage Indian tribes shall assent to the foregoing provisions. [March 3, 1881.]
March 3, 1881. 21 Star. L., 510.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX OF THE REVISED
Be it enacted, &c., That section fourteen hundred and eighty-six of the rank of officers in Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by inserting after Navy. the word "accordingly", at the end of the section the words,
Limiting former provision.
R. S., § 1486.
"Provided, That nothing in this section shall be so construed as to give to any officer of the staff corps precedence of, or a higher relative rank than that of, another staff officer in the same grade and corps, and whose commission in such grade and corps antedates that of such offi cer." [March 3, 1881.]
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN, OF
Homestead settlers allowed additional time, for climatic reasons, to commence residence.
Be it enacted, &c., That section numbered twenty-two hundred and ninety-seven, of title numbered thirty-two, be amended by adding thereto the following proviso, namely:
March 3, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 511.
tlers allowed additional time, for climatic reasons, to
R. S., § 2297.
Provided, That where there may be climatic reasons the Commissioner commence resiof the General Land Office may, in his discretion, allow the settler twelve dence. months from the date of filing in which to commence his residence on said land under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. [March 3, 1881.]
AN ACT AMENDATORY OF AND SUPPLEMENTARY TO "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE
STATES AT FORT WAYNE, INDIANA", APPROVED JUNE EIGHTEENTH, EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT.
1. Two terms of district and circuit courts at Fort Wayne.
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Clerk and marshal and their duties.
March 3, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 511.
Two terms of dis
[SECTION 1], That there shall be two terms each of the United States district and circuit courts for the district of Indiana, held in the city of trict and circuit Fort Wayne, Indiana, said terms to begin on the second Tuesday in June and December.
SEC. 2. The clerk of the district and circuit courts for the district of Indiana, and marshal and district attorney for said district, shall perform the duties appertaining to their offices respectively for said courts, and said clerk and marshal shall appoint deputies, who shall reside and keep their offices at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Said deputies shall keep in their offices such records as appertain to their offices, and said deputy clerk shall keep in his office full records of all actions, proceedings, and judgments in said courts. [March 3, 1881.]
courts at Fort
R. S., §§ 572, 658. 1878, June 18, ch. 269.
Clerk and marshal and their dep
1879, March 3, ch. 182, § 1, par. 14.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PORT OF DELIVERY AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN THE STATE OF
March 3, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 512.
Be it enacted, &c., That Indianapolis in the State of Indiana be and the Indianapolis, same is hereby constituted a port of delivery; and that the privileges Ind., created a port of immediate transportation of dutiable merchandise conferred by the privileges of inof delivery, with act of June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled "An act to land transporta amend the statutes in relation to immediate transportation of dutiable tion in bond. goods, and for other purposes" be and the same are hereby extended to said port;
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. [March 3, 1881.]
616 1881, MAR. 3; CHAP. 160; RES. 1880, DEC. 18, 1881, JAN. 27, Nos. 1, 3. [46TH CONG.
March 3, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 513.
In District of Columbia, church property released from taxes.
- orphan asylums
AN ACT TO CONSTRUE AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO RELIEVE THE CHURCHES AND
In District of Columbia, church property released -orphan asylums in, exempt from taxation. from taxes.
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That upon the payment on or before the first day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty one, of all taxes and assessments levied since the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy four, upon church property used for parsonage purposes in the District of Columbia, all taxes and assessments levied upon said parsonage property prior to said first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy four, together with any and all penalties, costs, and interest that may have accrued thereon, shall be, and hereby are, remitted and released.
SEC. 2. That all taxes and assessments heretofore levied upon orphan in, exempt from asylums, and on the grounds actually occupied thereby, together with all penalties, costs, and interest that may have accrued thereon, shall be, and hereby are remitted and released; and said asylums and grounds shall hereafter be exempt from taxation while so occupied :
Provided, That all other real estate belonging to such institutions shall still be held for assessment and taxation, and for all previous assessments and taxes. [March 3, 1881.]
Dec. 18, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 515.
JOINT RESOLUTION DIRECTING ONE COPY OF CONGRESSIONAL RECORD TO BE SENT
Congressional Record to be sent free to legations abroad.
Resolved, &c., That the Public Printer be and he is hereby authorized Record to be sent and directed to forward free of charge one copy of the daily Congresfree to legations sional Record to each of our legations abroad. Commencing at the beR. S., $$ 504, ginning of this session and continuing each day until the fourth day of March eighteen hundred and eighty-one. [December 18, 1880.]
Jan. 27, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 515.
JOINT RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CONGRESSIONAL
Congressional Resolved, &c., That the Public Printer be authorized to furnish the Record to be fur- Chief Justice and each of the associate justices of the Supreme Court of nished justices, the United States, and the clerk and marshal of the court with a curclerk, and marshal rent copy of the Daily Congressional Record, and at the end of each session a bound copy of the proceedings of Congress for such session.
of Supreme Court.
R. S., § 3760.
-and to Reporter of Senate.
And the public Printer shall also furnish to the Official Reporter of the Senate five bound copies of the Congressional Record for each ses sion. [January 27, 1881.]
JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING THE INDEX OF
Index to Congressional Record to be printed semi-
- by whom prepared.
- compensation for preparation.
Feb. 8, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 516.
Resolved, &c., That the Joint Committee on Printing be, and they are Index to Conhereby, authorized and directed to make the necessary provisions and gressional Record arrangements for hereafter issuing the index of the Congressional Rec- to be printed semimonthly. ord semi-monthly during the sessions of Congress, beginning with next R. S., § 78. ensuing session.
That the Public Printer be, and he is hereby, directed to print and distribute the same number of copies of said semi-monthly index as he prints and distributes of the daily issue of the Record, and to the same persons and in the same manner.
how distributed. R. S., §§ 504,
That the Public Printer shall employ such person to prepare said in--by whom predex as shall be designated by the Joint Committee on Printing, who pared. shall also fix and regulate the compensation to be paid by the Public Printer for the said work and direct the form and manner of its publication :
Provided however, That the compensation allowed for preparing said semi-monthly index, including their compilation into a session index, for preparing. shall not exceed the average total amount now allowed by the Joint Committee on Printing for compiling the session index. [February 8, 1881.]
JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC PRINTER TO PRINT REPORTS OF THE
Report of Commissioner of Fisheries to be printed,
-number and distribution of.
Feb. 14, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 517.
Resolved, &c., That the Public Printer be, and he hereby is, instructed Reports of Comto print and stereotype, from time to time, the regular number of nine- missioner of Fishteen hundred copies of any matter furnished him by the United States eries to be printed, Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries relative to new observations, dis- R. S., § 4391coveries, and applications connected with fish-culture and the fisheries, 4398. to be capable of being distributed in parts, and the whole to form an annual volume or bulletin not exceeding five hundred pages.
number and dis
The edition of said annual work shall consist of five thousand copies, of which two thousand five hundred shall be for the use of the House tribution of. of Representatives, one thousand for the use of the Senate, and one thousand five hundred for the use of the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries. [February 14, 1881.]
JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF EIGHTEEN
Foreign governments to be invited to be repre sented at international exhibition of 1883.
-without liability of the United States for ex-
March 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 518.
Resolved, &c., That whenever the President shall deem the preparations which shall have been made therefor adequate, he is hereby author- ments to be invited ized and requested, in the name of the United States, to invite all to be represented foreign governments to be represented at and take part in the interna- exhibition of 1883. tional exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and 1880, April 23, mine to be held under the direction of the United States International ch. 60.