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JOINT RESOLUTION TO PAY THE LABORERS KNOWN AS CLOAK-ROOM MEN AND TO
Eight cloak-room men of House of Representatives to be employed, &c. Be it resolved, &c., That ten laborers known as cloak-room men of the House of Representatives, who clean the hall of the House daily, are entitled to pay as laborers Provided, That hereafter eight laborers only be employed as session laborers on the roll of the Doorkeeper of the House, to perform said labor and that they be paid at the same rate as other session laborers. [May 31, 1878.]
May 31, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 252.
Eight cloakroom men of House
of Representatives to be employed, &c.
R. S., § 53.
JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ISSUE OF ARMS TO TERRITORIES.
Be it resolved, &c., That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to cause to be issued to each of the Territories of the United States (in addition to arms and ammunition the issue of which has been heretofore provided for), such arms not to exceed one thousand in number as he may deem necessary, and ammunition for the same not to exceed fifty ball cartridges for each arm:
Provided, That such issue shall be only from arms owned by the Government of the United States which have been superseded and no longer issued to the Army:
And provided further, That said arms shall be issued only in the fol lowing manner, and upon the following conditions, namely, upon the requisition of the governors of said Territories showing the absolute necessity for arms for the protection of citizens and their property against hostile Indians within or of Indian raids into such Territories: And provided further, That the said governor or governors of said Territories to whom the said arms may be issued shall give good and sufficient bond or bonds for the return of said arms, or payment therefor, at such time as the Secretary of War may designate, as now provided for by law. [June 7, 1878.]
JOINT RESOLUTION TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO PURCHASE PLATE
June 14, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 253.
Be it resolved, &c., That on and after the passage of this act, the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby authorized to purchase at the steam-boilers for lowest market price, such plate iron and other material as may enter Navy may be purinto the construction of steam boilers for the Navy without advertising vertisement. for bids to furnish the same:
Provided, That he shall cause to be sent to the principal dealers and manufacturers of iron and such other materials as may be required specifications of the quality description and character of such iron and materials so required:
And provided further, That such plate iron and materials shall be subjected to the same tests and inspection as now provided for and which inspection and tests shall be made publicly and in presence of such bid. ders or their authorized agents as may choose to attend at the making thereof. [June 14, 1878.]
chased without ad
R. S., § 3718. notices of, to principal dealers.
subject to test.
R. S., § 4430.
ENACTED BY THE
FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION
THE YEARS 1878-1879.
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 S. L. and STAT.
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RANK OF THE SENIOR INSPECTOR-GENERAL.
Senior Inspector-General to rank as brigadier-general.
Dec. 12, 1878. 20 Stat. L., 257.
Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the rank of the senior inspector-general of the United States army shall be brig- or-General to rank as brigadier-genadier-general; but no pay or allowances shall be made to said officer eral. other than from the date of appointment under this act:
And provided, That nothing herein enacted shall authorize any increase in the number or the rank of the other officers of the InspectorGeneral's Department as fixed by the first section of the act of June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. [December 12, 1878.]
R. S., § 1131.
458, § 1.
16 Opin. Att'yGen., 638.
AN ACT TO CORRECT AN ERROR OF ENROLLMENT IN BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS
Hot Springs Commission; how appointed, &c.
-and bath-houses, &c.
Rate of tax per tub.
Rights not prejudiced.
Limitation of number of bath-tubs to be supplied,
Fraction of lots.
Titles on condition.
Springs dedicated to United States.
Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hun dred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay for clerk hire, engineering, marshal's fees, salaries, and other expenses of the Hot Springs Commission;
Dec. 16, 1878.
20 Stat. L., 258.,
Appropriation for Hot Springs commission.
Hot Springs And the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorCommission; how ized to appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate, three disappointed, &c. 1877, March 3, creet, competent, and disinterested persons, who shall constitue a board
Secretary of Interior to give lease of Arlington Hotel.
--and bath-houses, &c.
1877, March 3, ch. 108, § 4. 1878, June 20, ch.
359, § 1, par. 15.
Rate of tax per tub.
Rights not preju
of commissioners, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum, who shall hold their offices for the period of one year from the date of their appointment, and shall have the same powers and authority in all respects as was provided for the commissioners appointed under the act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act in relation to the Hot Springs reservation in the State of Arkansas"; which act is hereby revived and continued in full force for the purpose of enabling said board of commissioners to take possession of all records, papers, and proofs, and to determine the claims presented to the board of commissioners appointed under said act, whose term of office has expired, and to do and perform all other acts and duties authorized by said act.
And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to lease to the present proprietors of the Arlington Hotel or their assigns the grounds, not exceeding one acre, now occupied by them, for a period of ten years, unless otherwise provided by law, at an annual rental of one thousand dollars.
And he is further directed to lease the bath-houses of a permanent nature now upon the Hot Springs reservation to the owners of the same, and lease to any person or persons 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 land rent:
Provided, That said leases shall in no way prejudice any legal right that any person or persons may have acquired under the act hereby revived and continued, to any improvements on said ground:
And provided further, That to prevent monopoly, no bath-house or number of bath- hotel shall be supplied with more than enough water for forty bath-tubs tubs to be sup- of the usual size, unless there shall be more than enough hot-water to plied, &c. supply all other demands for the same, in which case no single establishment shall be allowed more than forty bath-tubs of the usual size: And provided further, That the superintendent shall provide and maintain a sufficient number of free baths for the use of the indigent, and the expense thereof shall be defrayed out of the rentals herein before provided for.
Fractions of lots.
Titles on condition.
In cases where fractions of lots are made by straightening, widening or laying out streets, the commissioners shall have power to determine the disposal of the same, giving the preference to the owners of abutting lots:
Provided, That all titles given or to be given by the United States shall explicitly exclude the right to the purchaser of the land, his heirs or assigns, from ever boring thereon for hot water;
And the Hot Springs, with the reservation and mountain are hereby cated to United dedicated to the United States, and shall remain forever free from sale 1877, March 3, or alienation. [December 16, 1878.]
ch. 108, § 4.
Dec. 21, 1878.
AN ACT CHANGING THE TIME OF HOLDING THE TERMS OF THE UNITED STATES CIR-
20 Stat. L., 259.
Circuit court to be held at Parkersburg, W. Va., in January and June.
Circuit court to Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter the Circuit Court of the United be held at Parkers- States for the district of West Virginia shall be held at Parkersburg on burg, W. Va., in January and June, the tenth days of January and June.
R. S., § 658.
And when either of said dates shall fall on Sunday the term shall commence on the following Monday.
And all pending cases, process, rules, and proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner and with the same effect as to time as if this act had not passed. [December 21, 1878.]
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY FOR
Jan. 20, 1879. 20 Stat. L., 260.
Adjutant at Military Academy; pay of.
Be it enacted, &c., That
For pay of adjutant, in addition to pay as first lieutenant, three hundred dollars:
Provided, That the sum paid to said officer shall not exceed one sand eight hundred dollars per annum.
[January 20, 1879.]
Adjutant at Military Academy. thou--pay of.
R. S., § 1335.
AN ACT TO DIVIDE THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI INTO TWO DIVISIONS, AND
1. Missouri; western judicial district divided into eastern and western divisions.
2. Jurisdiction of offenses; jurors.
3. of civil suits.
Be it enacted, &c.
4. Deputy clerk of circuit and district court;
5. Suits; how transferred.
[SECTION 1], The western district of Missouri is hereby divided into two divisions, which shall be known as the eastern and western divisions of the western district of Missouri.
Jan. 21, 1879.
20 Stat. L., 263.
ern judicial dis
trict divided into
R. S., § 540.
The western division shall include the counties of Andrew, Atchison,
And a term of the district court and circuit of the United States for said district shall be held therein at the city of Kansas on the third Monday in May and the third Monday in October of each year.
courts where to be held. R. S., §§ 572, 658. eastern division,
The remaining counties embraced in said district shall constitute the eastern division thereof and the terms of the district and circuit courts and where courts of the United States for said district shall be held therein at the times to be held. and place now prescribed by law.
R. S., 572,658.
SEC. 2. All offenses hereafter committed in either of said divisions Jurisdiction of shall be cognizable and indictable within the division where committed; offenses; jurors. and all grand and petit jurors summoned for service in each division
shall be inhabitants thereof.
And all offenses heretofore committed within said district shall be prosecuted and tried as if this act had not passed.
SEC. 3. All civil suits not of a local character which shall be here--of civil suits. after brought in the district or circuit courts of the United States for the western district of Missouri in either of said divisions, against a single defendant, or where all the defendants reside in the same division of said district, shall be brought in the division in which the de