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AN ACT TO PRESCRIBE THE TIMES FOR HOLDING THE CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS
1. Terms of circuit and district courts in Kentucky; when and where to be held.
3. Monthly terms of district court to be held for
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 45.
2. - not limited in number of days, &c.
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That the regular terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States in the district of Kentucky shall be held at the times and places following, to wit:
At Covington, on the second Monday in May and the first Monday in December;
R. S., §§ 572, 658,
At Louisville, on the third Monday in February and the first Mon- 577. day in October;
At Frankfort, on the first Monday in January and the second Monday in June;
And at Paducah, on the first Monday in April and the third Monday in November.
SEC. 2. The terms of said courts shall not be limited to any particu--not limited in lar number of days, nor shall it be necessary to adjourn by reason of the number of days, intervention of term elsewhere; but the court intervening may be ad- &c. journed until the business of the court in session is concluded.
SEC. 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal section five hundred and seventy-eight of the Revised Statutes. [July 1, 1879.] of district court to
be held for crimi-
AN ACT TO GRANT ADDITIONAL RIGHTS TO HOMESTEAD SETTLERS ON PUBLIC LANDS
Odd sections of public lands granted in aid of railways in Missouri and Arkansas opened to settlers under homestead laws to extent of 160 acres each. Settlers heretofore restricted to 80 acres may have additional 80 acres.
- without fees, &c.
Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the odd Odd sections of sections within the limits of any grant of public lands to any railroad public lands grantcompany in the States of Missouri and Arkansas, or to such States ed in aid of railrespectively, in aid of any railroad where the even sections have been ways in Missouri granted to and received by any railroad company or by such states opened to settlers respectively in aid of any railroad shall be open to settlers under the under homestead homestead laws to the extent of one hundred and sixty acres to each laws to extent of settler;
160 acres each.
And any person who has under existing laws taken a homestead on Settlers heretoany section within the limits of any railroad grant in said States, and fore restricted to who by existing laws shall have been restricted to eighty acres, may additional 80 acres. 80 acres may have enter under the homestead laws an additional eighty acres adjoining the land embraced in his original entry, if such additional land be subject to entry; or if such person so elect, he may surrender his entry to the United States for cancellation, and thereupon be entitled to enter lands under the homestead laws the same as if the surrendered entry had not been made.
- without fees or commissions.
And any person so making additional entry of eighty acres, or new entry after the cancellation of his original entry, shall be permitted to do so without payment of fees or commissions; And the residence of such person upon and cultivation of the land residence, &c.; embraced in his original entry shall be considered residence and cultivation for the same length of time upon and of the land embraced in his additional or new entry, and shall be deducted from the five year's residence and cultivation required by law:
Provided, That in no case shall patent issue upon an additional or new bave occupied homestead entry under this act until the person has actually, and in conformity with the homestead laws, occupied, resided upon, and cultivated the land embraced therein at least one year. [July 1, 1879.]
same one year.
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 46.
of Health to procure rooms, &c.
1879, March 3,
1879, June 2, ch.
-printing of, to
be done at Government Printing Office.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE OFFICE-ROOMS FOR THE NATIONAL BOARD OF HEALTH, AND FOR
[SECTION 1], That the National Board of Health is hereby authorized and empowered to procure suitable and sufficient offices in the city of Washington for the transaction of its business, at a rental not to exceed the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum.
And said board is also authorized to pay the sum of two hundred and twenty-five dollars for the rent of building number fourteen hundred and five G street, northwest, in the city of Washington, used by the National Board of Health for offices, from the third day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, to the third day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.
SEC. 2. That the necessary printing of the National Board of Health be done at the Government Printing Office, upon the requisition of the Secretary of the board, in the same manner and subject to the same R. S., §§ 3785, provisions as other public printing for the several departments of the government:
- to have report
Provided, That the cost of said printing shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars per annum.
SEC. 3. That the National Board of Health is hereby authorized and of former Board of empowered to have printed and bound ten thousand copies of the report Medical Experts, of the Board of Medical Experts created by former act of Congress, &c., printed. which report shall include the report of Doctors Bemiss and Cochran and Engineer Hardee, upon the yellow-fever epidemic of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight; six thousand copies of the same to be furnished the House of Representatives, two thousand copies to the Senate, and the residue to the National Board of Health:
Provided, That the cost of publication and binding said report shall not exceed the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars.
And the said board is hereby authorized to pay Doctors Bemiss and Cochran and Engineer Hardee ten dollars per day, for the preparation of their said report, for the period of two months: Provided, That the same shall be completed and submitted to the board within that time. to pay stenogra- SEC. 4. That the National Board of Health is hereby authorized and pher of Board of directed to pay to Frank J Taylor, for services as stenographer to the Experts. Board of Medical Experts in reporting evidence of medical men and others touching the causes, introduction, and spread of epidemic diseases within the United States, and for preparing the same for publication, the sum of five hundred and forty dollars, said sum being the amount allowed him by the Committee on Epidemic Diseases.
- chief clerk of, to
SEC. 5. That the chief clerk of the National Board of Health shall act act as disbursing as disbursing agent for the board, and shall give bond, conformably to section one hundred and seventy-six of the Revised Statutes, for the faithful performance of that duty, and for such service he shall receive three hundred dollars per annum, in addition to his salary as chief clerk, and the Board of Health may, with the approval of the Secretary of the
Treasury, pay to its secretary such sum, in addition to his pay as a member of the board, as it may deem proper, not exceeding one hundred dollars per month.
of Health may
SEC. 6. That section three of the act approved June second, eighteen National Board hundred and seventy-nine, entitled "An act to prevent the introduction erect quarantine of contagious or infectious diseases within the United States", be amended buildings, rent as follows: At the end thereof insert: houses, acquire
1879, June 2, ch.
"And the Board of Health shall have power, when they may deem it land, &c., as means of preventing imnecessary with the consent and approval of the Secretary of the Treas- portation of disury as a means of preventing the importation of contagious or infectious ease. diseases into the United States, or into one State from another, to erect temporary quarantine buildings and to acquire on behalf of the United 11, § 3. States titles to real estate for that purpose, or to rent houses, if there be any suitable, at such points and places as are named in such section". SEC. 7. That all the money hereinbefore authorized to be expended and expenditures of; all contracts made and liabilities incurred by the National Board of how paid. Health shall be paid out of the appropriation of five hundred thousand dollars made in the act of Congress entitled "An act to prevent the introduction of contagious or infectious diseases into the United States", approved June second, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine. [July 1, 1879.]
1879, June 2, ch.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF THE LOW GROUNDS IN THE CITY OF
July 1, 1879. 21 Stat. L., 47.
Be it enacted, &c., That the powers and duties heretofore in and by Secretary of Inthe third section of the act of Congress, approved May seventh, eight- terior vested with power to convey een hundred and twenty-two, to wit, chapter ninety-six, of the first ses- certain low sion of the seventeenth congress, devolved upon and vested in "the grounds in Washmayor of the city of Washington for the time being", be, and the same ington, D. C. hereby are, vested in and devolved upon the Secretary of the Interior, 96, 3' (3 Stat. L., 1822, May 7, ch. who shall execute the deeds thereby required, under his hand and 691). official seal, when it shall appear to him that the persons applying for such deeds are duly entitled to have the same:
Provided, nevertheless, this act shall not be so construed as to create or revive any right lost by lapse of time. [July 1, 1879.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SETTLERS ON THE PUBLIC LANDS IN DISTRICTS SUBJECT
TO GRASSHOPPER INCURSIONS. (1)
1. Homestead and pre-emption settlers whose crops are injured by grasshoppers may be absent, under regulations, &c.
2.- time may be extended for making proof and payment.
Be it enacted, &c.
Provisions of act to apply to settlers under
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 48.
Homestead and pre-emption set
[SECTION 1], That it shall be lawful for homestead and pre-emption settlers on the public lands, and in all cases where pre-emptions are tlers whose crops authorized by law, where crops have been or may be destroyed or seri
NOTES. (1) Previous acts permitting settlers to be absent from their lands in specified years, on account of injury by the grasshoppers, are as follows: 1874, June 18, ch. 308; 1874, December 28, ch. 10; 1876, May 20, ch. 102; 1876, June 19, ch. 134; 1877, March 3, ch. 127; 1878, June 1, ch. 148, and 1878, June 14, ch. 190.
by grasshoppers ously injured by grasshoppers, to leave and be absent from said lands, may be absent one under such rules and regulations, as to proof of the same, as the Comyear under regulamissioner of the General Land Office shall prescribe; tions, &c.
R. S., § 22572288, 2289-2317.
-time for making proof and payment may be extended.
Provisions of act
But in no case shall such absence extend beyond one year continuously;
And during such absence no adverse rights shall attach to said lands, such settlers being allowed to resume and perfect their settlement as though no such absence had occurred.
SEC 2. That the time for making final proof and payment by preemptors whose crops shall have been destroyed or injured as aforesaid, may, in the discretion of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, be extended for one year after the expiration of the term of absence provided for in the first section of this act;
And all the rights and privileges extended by this act to homestead to apply to settlers and pre-emption settlers shall apply to and include the settlers under an act entitled "An act to encourage the growth of timber on Western R. S., §§ 2464- prairies" approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, (2) and the acts amendatory thereof. [July 1, 1879.]
1874, March 13, ch. 55. 1876, May
20, ch. 102. 1878, June 14, ch. 190.
NOTE. (2) The act of 1873, March 3, ch. 277 (17 Stat. L., 606), and the provisions amendatory thereof, to encourage the growth of timber, here referred to, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin. But new provisions on the subject were made by the act of 1874, March 3, ch. 55; act of 1876, May 20, ch. 102, and still later by the act of 1878, June 14, ch. 190, § 2.
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 48.
AN ACT TO PUT SALTS OF QUININE AND SULPHATE OF QUININE ON THE FREE LIST.
Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act the salts and sulphate importation of salts of quinine and sulphate of quinine shall be exempt of quinine exempt from customs duties; and all laws inconsistent herewith are hereby R. S., § 2504, 2d repealed. [July 1, 1879.] ed., p. 480.
from customs duty.
June 14, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 50.
Health, may place
JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO PLACE VESSELS
Secretary of Navy, on request of National Board of Health, may place vessels at disposal of quarantine authorities, &c.
Secretary of Be it resolved, &c., That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, Navy, on request of authorized, in his discretion, at the request of the National Board of National Board of Health, to place gratuitously, at the disposal of the commissioners of vessels at disposal quarantine, or the proper authorities at any of the ports of the United of quarantine au- States, to be used by them temporarily for quarantine purposes, such thorities, &c. vessels or hulks belonging to the United States as are not required for 1879, March 3, other uses of the national government, subject to such restrictions and regulations as the said Secretary may deem necessary to impose for the preservation thereof. [June 14, 1879.]
JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO COMMITTEE CLERKS, PAGES, AND OTHER EM-
Court of Claims to be provided with rooms, and those which it has heretofore occupied in Capitol to be arranged for committees.
July 1, 1879.
21 Stat. L., 55.
Court of Claims
SEC. 2. That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be provided namely:
with rooms, and those which it has heretofore occu
For suitable and necessary rooms for the use and accommodation of pied in the Capitol the Court of Claims, which the Secretary of the Interior is hereby au- to be arranged for thorized and directed to procure, five thousand dollars, or so much committees. R. S., § 1051. thereof as may be necessary. (1)
For arranging and furnishing as Committee-rooms for the use of the Senate and House to be allotted equally as nearly as practicable, the rooms in the Capitol now occupied by the Court of Claims, the sum of two thousand dollars.
[July 1, 1879.]
NOTE.-(1) Under this provision the Court of Claims removed to the building occupied in part by the Department of Justice, on Pennsylvania avenue, No. 1509. (See Historical Notice in 14 Ct. Cs., R. 1, preceding the rules.