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ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION
THE YEAR 1874.
[NOTE.-The omitted chapters and parts of chapters are private, special, local, or temporary acts not
In the margin and in the notes, the letters R. S. refer to the Revised Statutes, and STAT. L. to the
Rep., followed by text in brackets, indicates that the part so inclosed is repealed, and
Sup., that the part following in brackets is superseded, by acts noted in margin, or referred to in the notes.]
AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIMITATION OF STEAM PRESSURE OF VESSELS USED EX-
Steam-pressure allowed to be carried by freight may be above standard, by permission, &c.
January 6, 1874. 18 Stat. L., 2.
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Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of an act entitled "An act to provide for the better security of life on vessels propelled in whole or allowed to be carin part by steam," &c., approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hun- ried by freight and dred and seventy-one, (1) so far as they relate to the limitation of steam sissippi River. pressure of steamboats used exclusively for towing and carrying freight R. S., § 4420. on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, are hereby so far modified as to substitute for such boats one hundred and fifty pounds of steam pressure in place of one hundred and ten pounds, as provided in said act for the standard pressure upon standard boilers of forty-two inches diameter, and of plates of one-quarter of an inch in thickness;
And such boats may, on the written permit of the supervising in- may be above spector of the district in which such boats shall carry on their business, standard, by perbe permitted to carry steam above the standard pressure of one hun- mission, &c. dred and ten pounds, but not exceeding the standard pressure of one hundred and fifty pounds to the square inch. [January 6, 1874.]
NOTE.-(1) The provisions of the act of 1871, ch. 100 (16 Stat. L., 445), here referred to, as modified by the act of 1872, ch. 2 (17 Stat. L., 23), are incorporated into Revised Statutes in section 4420 noted in the margin.
AN ACT TO SO AMEND THE LAWS RELATIVE TO INTERNAL REVENUE AS TO ALLOW January 8, 1874.
DISTILLERY WAREHOUSES TO BE CONTINUED IN USE AFTER CHANGES HAVE OC-
Distillery warehouses, how may be used by suc- Lien for tax not impaired; but bond of successor
cessor in business.
may be approved notwithstanding.
18 Stat. L., 2.
Be it enacted, &c., That when from death or from any other cause there Distillery wareshall be a change in the person, firm or company engaged in the business houses, how may of distilling at any distillery, and the person firm or company that by be used by succes
sor in business.
R. S., § 3271.
Spirits belonging to former occupant to be separated by partition. R. S., § 3293. 1880, May 28, ch.
108, § 4.
reason of such change ceases to carry on said business at such distillery
Provided, That nothing herein contained shall impair or in any way
NOTE.-(1) The provisions of the act here referred to, 1868, ch. 186, §§ 1, 8 (15 Stat. L., 125, 128), and
January 20, 1874.
18 Stat. L., 4.
AN ACT REPEALING THE INCREASE OF SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AND
Repeal of law increasing salaries; restoring for-
Amounts in excess of former salaries, not paid or
Repeal of law in- Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the act of March third, eighteen
14 C. Cl. 78.
cess of former salaries, not paid or returned, to be covered into Treasury.
Provided, That mileage shall not be allowed for the first session of the
That all moneys appropriated as compensation to the members of the Amounts in ex- Forty-second Congress, in excess of the mileage and allowances fixed by law at the commencement of said Congress, and which shall not have been drawn by the members of said Congress respectively, or which having been drawn, have been returned in any form to the United States, are hereby covered into the Treasury of the United States, and are declared to be the moneys of the United States absolutely, the same as if they had never been appropriated as aforesaid. [January 20, 1874.]
NOTE.-(1) The act here referred to and repealed, 1873, ch. 226 (17 Stat. L., 486), is incorporated into
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUN- January 22, 1874.
DRY CIVIL EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE
18 Stat. L., 5.
Debates of Congress to be printed under direction of Joint Committee on Printing. Be it enacted, &c., That the act entitled "An an act making appropri- Debates of Conations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year under direction of gress to be ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other under direction of purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, on Printing. be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding to the proviso (1) in the 1873, Mar. 3, ch. clause of said act relating to the public printing and binding the follow- 227; ing words: "and of the House of Representatives." [January 22, 1874.]
NOTE.-(1) The provision here referred to in act of 1873, ch. 227 (17 Stat. L., 510), is incorporated into the Revised Statutes, § 78.
R. S., § 78.
AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PRINTING OF THE BIENNIAL REGISTER COMMONLY January 23,
CALLED THE BLUE BOOK.
Biennial Register; 1,500 copies to be printed.
Be it enacted, &c., (Sup.) [That in lieu of the number of copies of the Biennial Register now authorized by law to be printed, the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, directed to cause to be printed fifteen hundred copies of the said work.] [January 23, 1874.]
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO MY FOR REPORTING THE DEBATES AND PRO- January 28, 1874.
Provided, (Sup.) [That from and after the passage of this act a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars shall be paid for reporting the proceedings of each House of Congress for any one Congress, under the direction of the respective Houses; and all laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.] [January 28, 1874.]
18 Stat. L., 5.
Pay for report
ing proceedings of
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE.
January 29, 1874. 18 Stat. L.,6. Be it enacted, &c., That the office of Deputy Commissioner of Internal Two deputy comRevenue, made vacant by the death of General B. J. Sweet, be, and the missioners of Intersame is hereby, abolished; and that the Secretary of the Treasury may, nal Revenue only: upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, nated First Depu-one to be desigdesignate one of the two remaining deputy commissioners as First Dep- ty. uty Commissioner, who shall perform the duties and be paid only the R. S., §§ 235, 322. salary prescribed for the office of deputy commissioner hereby abolished. [January 29, 1874.]