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nal revenue to be
Suspension of In case of the supervision (3) of a collector, under the power hereby collectors of inter- conferred, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall, as soon therereported to Presi- after as practicable, report the case to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury for such action as he may deem proper.
Special agents in
1878, June 19, ch. 329, § 1, par. 7.
And sections twenty-six hundred and forty-nine, twenty-six hundred and fifty, and twenty-six hundred and fifty-one of the Revised Statutes, and all laws and parts of laws authorizing the Se retary of the Treasury to appoint special agents to be employed in the customs service and classifying them and regulating the duties of said agents, shall be so modified as to authorize the appointment of only twenty special agents, each of whom shall receive a compensation of not exceeding eight dollars per day, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, and actual traveling expenses when actually employed in the duties of such agency. Packages of spir- And sections thirty-three hundred and twenty-one of the Revised its filled on prem- Statutes, and thirty-three hundred and twenty-three, so far as the latter dealer to be relates to wholesale liquor-dealers' packages filled on the premises of stamped under wholesale liquor dealers, shall, from and after ten days from the passage regulations of of this act, be repealed; and packages of distilled spirits filled on the Commissioner; re- premises of any wholesale liquor dealer shall thereafter be stamped R. S., § 3321. under such rules and regulations as the Commissioner of Internal ReveR. S., 3323, in nue may prescribe.(4)
ises of wholesale
Duties of store- That the Secretary of the Treasury may, upon the recommendation of keeper and gauger the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, impose the duties of storekeeper may be united in one officer, who and gauger upon one officer, where the amount of spirits produced at shall have commis- the distillery, to which such officer may be assigned, is not sufficient, sion and give bond. in the judgment of the Commissioner to warrant the employment of two R. S., 3153, officers to perform the separate duties of storekeeper and gauger.
The Secretary of the Treasury may issue a commission to such officer as storekeeper and gauger, but the compensation for his services as storekeeper and gauger shall be that of storekeeper only.
And the said officer shall before entering upon the discharge of such duties, give a bond in the penal sum of not less than five thousand dollars for the faithful performance of the combined duties of storekeeper and gauger.
[Par. 7.] So much of section thirty-five hundred and ninety-five of urer at Charleston the Revised Statutes as provides for the appointment of an assistant R. S., 3595, treasurer of the United States at Charleston is hereby repealed from 3608, 3615. and after September, thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six; Depositories of And the Secretary of the Treasury is directed to discontinue, from public money at said date, the depositories at Buffalo, New York Santa Fe, New Mexico, Buffalo, Santa Fé, and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Number of clerks SEC. 3. That whenever, in the judgment of the head of any department, of higher grade the duties assigned to a clerk of one class can be as well performed by a may be diminished and of lower in- clerk of a lower class or by a female clerk, it shall be lawful for him to dicreased, within ap- minish the number of clerks of the higher grade and increase the number propriation, &c. of the clerks of the lower grade within the limit of the total appropriaR. S., §§ 161, 163, tion for such clerical service: 167.
and their widows
Discharged sol- Provided, That in making any reduction of force in any of the execudiers and sailors tive departments, the head of such department shall retain those persons and orphans to be who may be equally qualified who have been honorably discharged from preferred in retain the military or naval service of the United States, and the widows and ing clerks, &c. orphans of deceased soldiers and sailors.
R. S., § 1754.
SEC. 5. That the executive officers of the Government are hereby prolaborers, &c., not hibited from employing any clerk, agent, engineer, draughtsman mesto be employed in departments be- senger watchman, laborer, or other employee, in any of the executive
yond provisions of law.
NOTES.-(3) This word should be suspension, instead of supervision, as the context shows, and as it was in the former act on this subject, but it is engrossed on the roll as here printed.
R. S., § 171.
(4) These amendments have been incorporated into the second edition of the Revised Statutes in the sections referred to.
departments in the city of Washington, or elsewhere beyond provision made by law.
Penalty for offi
SEC. 6. That all executive officers or employees of the United States not appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Sen- cers not appointed ate, are prohibited from requesting, giving to, or receiving from, any ing to or receiving by President givother officer or employee of the Government, any money or property or from other officers other thing of value for political purposes;
And any such officer or employee who shall offend against the provisions of this section shall be at once discharged from the service of the United States;
And he shall also be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.
money, &c., for
1877, Feb. 27, ch. 69, par 138.
SEC. 9. (5) That the Secretaries respectively of the Departments of Postage - stamps State, Treasury, War, Navy, and Interior, and the Attorney-General, how obtained. for Departments; are authorized to make requisitions upon the Postmaster-General for R. S., § 3915. the necessary amount of 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. [August 15, 1876.]
NOTE.-(5) This section is repeated in act of 1877, ch. 102, § 2 (19 Stat. L., 319), and in act of 1878, ch. 359, § 2 (20 Stat. L., 206).
15 Opin. Att'yGen., 262.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT AND CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF
[Par. 1.] Hereafter there shall be no appropriation made for the subsistence of said [Sioux] Indians, unless they shall first agree to relinquish all right and claim to any country outside the boundaries of the permanent reservation established by the treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight for said Indians;
Aug. 15, 1876. 19 Stat. L., 176.
No further appropriations to be made for Sioux Indians until they release certain claims; nor unless they receive supplies at places des
And also so much of their said permanent reservation as lies west of the one hundred and third meridian of longitude, and shall also grant ignated." right of way over said reservation to the country thus ceded for wagon Treaty (15 Stat. or other roads, from convenient and accessible points on the Missouri L., 635). River, in all not more thau three in number;
And unless they will receive all such supplies herein provided for, and provided for by said treaty of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, at such points and places on their said reservation, and in the vicinity of the Missouri River, as the President may designate; and the further sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to be expended under the direction of the President of the United States for the purpose of carrying into effect the foregoing provision:
And provided also, That no further appropriation for said Sioux In- nor until ardians for subsistence shall hereafter be made until some stipulation, rangements are agreement, or arrangement shall have been entered into by said Indians made for their self
with the President of the United States, which is calculated and designed to enable said Indians to become self-supporting:
Contracts for [Par. 2.] Hereafter contracts for transportation [of goods for the various transportation of tribes of Indians] involving an expenditure of more than one thousand Indian supplies to dollars shall be advertised and let to the lowest bidder.
be advertised for
and given to lowest bidder. R. S., § 2083. 1875, March 3, ch. 132, § 7. 1877, March 3, ch. 101.
In contracts in
Indian service proposals, &c., to be filed and Secretary to report to Con
- abstract to be filed with Second Comptroller. R. S., § 468, 469,
SEC. 3. That in all lettings of contracts in connection with the Indian service, the proposals or bids received shall be filed and preserved; And in the annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, there shall be embodied a detailed and tabular statement of all bids and proposals received for any services, supplies, or annuity-goods for the Indian service, together with a detailed statement of all awards of contracts made for any such services, supplies, and annuity goods for which said bids or proposals were received;
And an abstract of all bids or proposals received for the supplies or services embraced in any contract shall be attached to, and filed with, the said contract when the same is filed in the office of the Second Comptroller of the Treasury.
Estimates for In- SEC. 4. That hereafter the estimates for appropriations for the Indian dian appropria- service shall be presented in such form as to show the amounts required tions; how pre- for each of the agencies in the several States or Territories, and for said States and Territories respectively.
R. S., § 3669.
Appointment SEC. 5. And hereafter the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall have and regulation of the sole power and authority to appoint Traders to the Indian tribes Indian traders by and to make such rules and regulations as he may deem just and proper R. S., $$ 463, specifying the kind and quantity of goods and the prices at which such goods shall be sold to the Indians.
Purchase of In- SEC. 6. That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall advertise for dian supplies to be all supplies after advertisement, except, &c. R. S., 463,
Provided, that the purchase of supplies for sixty days may be made in open market.
And provided further that to meet any exigency of the service purchases may be made in open market to an extent not to exceed two thousand dollars at any one time. [August 15, 1876.]
Aug. 15, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 200.
AN ACT TO CARRY INTO EFFECT A CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF
Certain products of Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands admitted free of duty.
Be it enacted, &c., That whenever the President of the United States of Hawaiian or shall receive satisfactory evidence that the legislature of the Hawaiian admitted free of Islands have passed laws on their part to give full effect to the produty. visions of the convention between the United States and his Majesty R. S., § 2504, 2d the King of the Hawaiian Islands, signed on the thirtieth day of Janued., pp. 468, 473, ary, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, he is hereby authorized to issue 476, 478, 480. his proclamation declaring that he has such evidence; and thereupon, from the date of such proclamation, (1) the following articles, being the growth and manufacture or produce of the Hawaiian Islands, to wit, Arrow-root; castor oil; bananas; nuts; vegetables, dried and undried, preserved and unpreserved; hides and skins, undressed; rice; pulu; seeds; plants; shrubs, or trees; muscovado, brown, and all other unre.
NOTE.-(1) On the 9th of September, 1876, the President issued his proclamation declaring that he had evidence that the Hawaiian Islands had passed laws to give effect to the convention here referred See articles of convention and reciprocity and proclamation hereinafter printed, 1876, No. 7, and articles following same, page 626.
fined sugar, meaning hereby the grades of sugar heretofore commonly imported from the Hawaiian Islands, and now known in the markets of San Francisco and Portland as "Sandwich Island sugar;" syrups of sugar-cane, melado, and molasses; tallow,
Shall be introduced into the United States free of duty so long as the said convention shall remain in force. [August 15, 1876.]
AN ACT RELATING TO PARTITION OF REAL ESTATE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
1. Partition of lands among tenants in common in District of Columbia; how made.
Be it enacted, &c.
2. Court may decree sale and division of proceeds.
Aug. 15. 1876.
19 Stat. L., 202.
ants in common in
[SECTION 1], That all tenants in common and coparceners of any estate in lands tenements, or hereditaments, equitable as well as legal, lands among tenwithin the District of Columbia, may, in the discretion of the Court, be District of Columcompelled in any court of competent jurisdiction, to make, or suffer par- bia; how made. tition of such estate or estates.
In proceedings for partition all persons in interest shall be made parties in the same manner as in cases of equity jurisdiction.
And in proceedings for partition under this act, the court may in addition to the powers herein conferred, exercise such powers as are or may be conferred by virtue of the general equity jurisdiction of the court.
SEC. 2. That the court, in all cases, in decreeing partition, may, if it satisfactorily appears that said lands and tenements, or any estate or interest therein, cannot be divided without loss or injury to the parties interested, decree a sale thereof, and a division of the money arising from such sale among the parties, according to their respective rights and interests.
SEC. 3. That in all such sales, unless the court shall by special order direct or require on good cause shown, that the sale be made for cash, the purchase money shall be payable, one third on day of sale, one-third in one year, and one-third in two years thereafter, with interest, the deferred payments to be secured to the parties, according to their respective interests, by good and sufficient mortgage upon the premises so sold, which shall be subject to the approval of the court. [August 15, 1876.]
Court may decree sale and divis ion of proceeds.
In case of sale, how payments to ?be made.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE ISSUE OF ARTIFICIAL LIMBS TO DISABLED SOLDIERS, SEA-
1. Soldiers and sailors maimed to have artificial limbs, &c., once in five years.
2. to have transportation furnished to obtain them.
Be it enacted, &c.
This act not subject to provisions of former
Aug. 15, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 203.
Soldiers and sail
[SECTION 1], That every officer, soldier, seaman and marine, who, in the line of duty, in the military or naval service of the United States, ors maimed to shall have lost a limb, or sustained bodily injuries, depriving him of the limbs, &c., once in use of any of his limbs, shall receive once every five years an artificial five years. limb or appliance, or commutation therefor, as provided and limited by R. S., § 4787, existing laws, under such regulations as the Surgeon-General of the 4788. Army may prescribe;
1877, Feb. 27, ch. 69, par, 168.
Soldiers, &c., to have transporta
tion to obtain artificial limbs.
R. S., § 4791.
Act not subject to provisions of former act, 1874, June 18, ch. 299.
And the period of five years shall be held to commence with the filing of the first application after the seventeenth day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy.
SEC. 2. That necessary transportation to have artificial limbs fitted shall be furnished by the Quartermaster General of the Army, the cost of which shall be refunded out of any money appropriated for the purchase of artificial limbs:
Provided That this act shall not be subject to the provisions of an act entitled "An act to increase pensions," approved June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. [August 15, 1876.]
AN ACT [an act] TO INCREASE THE CAVALRY FORCE OF THE UNITED STATES, TO AID IN
SUPPRESSING INDIAN HOSTILITIES
Number of enlisted men in cavalry may be increased. Increase not to continue after Indian hostilities
Number of en- Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United States be, and he listed men in cav- is hereby, empowered to increase the number of enlisted men to one alry may be in- hundred for each company of such regiments of cavalry as may be em. R. S., § 1102, ployed in existing Indian hostilities and as in his opinion may require
- adding not more Provided, That not more than twenty-five hundred enlisted men shall than 2,500 men to thus be added at any one time to the twenty five thousand authorized Army above limit by the act approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy1876, July 24, ch. 8ix, making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven:" And provided further, That on the cessation of existing Indian hostilcontinue after In- ities, the number of enlisted men in the Army shall be reduced to the dian hostilities number now established by law; and provided that the reduction shall not be made from the cavalry force of the Army. 1876.]
Increase not to
Aug. 15, 1876.
19 Stat. L., 204.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROMOTION OF COMMODORES ON THE RETIRED LIST OF THE
Commodores who were citizens of States in rebellion and adhered to the Union, &c., may be promoted to rear-admirals on retired list.
Be it enacted, &c., That Section one thousand four hundred and sixty
who were citizens of the Revised Statutes, to wit: (!)
of States in rebel-
to the Union, &c.,
"There may be allowed upon the retired list of the Navy nine rearadmirals by promotion on that list:
Provided, That this section shall not prevent the Secretary of the Navy from promoting to the grade of rear-admiral on the retired list, in addition to the number herein provided, those commodores who have commanded squadrons by order of the Secretary of the Navy, or who have performed other highly meritorious service," be amended by adding thereto the following words:
"Or who, being at the outbreak of the late war of the rebellion citizens of any State which engaged in such rebellion, exhibited marked fidelity to the Union in adhering to the flag of the United States." [August 15, 1876.]
NOTE.-(1) This amendment is incorporated in § 1460 of the Revised Statutes, in the second edition.