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SEC. 3. Said southern district shall be, and hereby is, divided into two divisions, to be known as the eastern and the western division of the southern district of Ohio.
The eastern division shall consist of twenty-nine counties, to wit: Union, Delaware, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Fayette, Franklin, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Athens, Hocking, Fairfield, Licking, Perry, Muskingum, Morgan, Washington, Noble, Monroe, Belmont, and Guernsey;
And the western division shall consist of the remaining counties in said district.
But no additional clerk or marshal shall be appointed in said district. SEC. 4. All suits not of a local nature in the circuit and district courts against a single defendant, inhabitant of said State, must be brought in the division of the district where he resides; but if there are two or more defendants residing in different divisions of the district, such suits may be brought in either division.
All issues of fact in said suits shall be tried at a term of the court held in the division where the suit is so brought.
division to be commenced.
SEC. 5. All prosecutions for crimes or offenses hereafter committed in either of the sub-divisions shall be cognizable within such division; and offenses; in which all prosecutions for crimes or offenses heretofore committed within either of said counties taken as aforesaid from the northern district, or committed in the southern district as hitherto constituted, shall be commenced and proceeded with as if this act had not been passed.
SEC. 6. Actions or proceedings now pending at Cincinnati, in said district, which would under this act be brought in the eastern division in Cincinnati may of said district, may be transferred, by the consent of all the parties, to said eastern division; and in case of such transfer, all papers and files therein, with copies of all journal entries, shall be transferred to the deputy clerk's office at Columbus, and the same shall be proceeded with in all respects as though it originally commenced in the eastern division. SEC. 7. All grand and petit jurors summoned for service in each division shall be residents of such division.
Residence of ju
All mesne and final process subject to the provisions herein before contained issued in either of said divisions may be served and executed either division may in either or both of the divisions.
be served in the other.
Removal of suits
to which division.
SEC. 8. In all cases of removal of suits from the courts of the State of Ohio to the courts of the United States in the southern district of from State courts; Ohio, such removal shall be to the United States courts in the division in which the county is situated from which the removal is made; And the time within which the removal shall be perfected in so far as it refers to or is regulated by the terms of the United States courts, shall be deemed to refer to the terms of the United States courts in such division.
SEC. 9. This act shall be in force from and after the first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty;
And all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. [February 4, 1880.]
When act takes effect.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVERSION OF NATIONAL GOLD BANKS. National gold banks may become currency banks. | Date of organization certificates.
Feb. 14, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 65. National gold banks may be
Be it enacted, &c., That any national gold bank organized under the provisions of the laws of the United States, may, in the manner and subject to the provisions prescribed by section fifty-one hundred and come currency fifty-four of the Revised Statutes of the United States, for the conversion R. S., §§ 5133, of banks incorporated under the laws of any State, cease to be a gold 5154, 5185. bank, and become such an association as is authorized by section fifty
Date of organization certificates.
one hundred and thirty-three, for carrying on the business of banking, and shall have the same powers and privileges, and shall be subject to the same duties, responsibilities, and rules, in all respects, as are by law prescribed for such associations:
Provided, That all certificates of organization which shall be issued under this act shall bear the date of the original organization of each bank respectively as a gold bank. [February 14, 1880.]
Feb. 24, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 66.
Deputy collector of customs at Lake Charles, La.
R. S., § 2569.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO APPOINT A DEPUTY
Deputy collector of customs at Lake Charles, La.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a deputy-collector at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, State of Louisiana, who shall have power to enter and clear all vessels coming to that port. [February 24, 1880.]
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF COLORED EMIGRANTS.
March 5, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 66.
State to another
Contributions for colored emigrants from one State
to another admitted free of duty.
-conditions of free admission.
Be it enacted, &c., That all clothing and other articles, being charitafor colored emi- ble contributions or the avails of charitable contributions, imported in grants from one good faith for the relief or aid of colored persons who may have emiadmitted free of grated from their homes to other States, and not for sale, and all such articles imported and now in bond, shall be admitted free of duty under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe: Provided, That such articles shall be delivered only to State or municipal corporations, or to some society or institution established for charitable purposes.
When act takes effect.
And provided further, That the importers or consignees of such articles shall give such security as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe for the payment of lawful duties on such articles, should any of them be sold, or used contrary to the provisions and intent of this act.
This act shall take effect from its passage and remain in force until February first, eighteen hundred and eighty-one. [March 5, 1880.]
March 10, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 67.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THREE THOUSAND AND TWENTY OF THE REVISED
Manufactures in part of wood entitled to draw- Cans filled with domestic products entitled to back on export when imported material exceeds drawback on export; when, &c.
Be it enacted, &c., That section three thousand and twenty of the Repart of wood enti- vised Statutes be so amended as to read as follows: tled to drawback
SEC. 3020. Where fire-arms, scales, balances, shovels, spades, axes, imported material hatchets, hammers, plows, cultivators, mowing-machines, and reapers, exceeds half value. manufactured with stock or handles made of wood grown in the United R. S., § 3019. States, are exported for benefit of drawback under the preceding section, Substitute for such articles shall be entitled to such drawback in all cases where the R. S., § 3020. imported material exceeds one-half of the value of the material used.
And where cans, manufactured in whole or in part of imported mate- Cans filled with rial, filled with products grown or produced in the United States, are domestic products entitled to drawexported for benefit of such drawback, the same shall, in all cases, be back on export; entitled to the drawback provided for in the preceding section where when, &c. the imported material used in the manufacture of such cans shall equal R. S., § 3019, seventy per centum of the value of all the material used in the manufacture thereof. [March 10, 1880.]
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND SECRETARY OF WAR
Secretary of War to appoint seventy additional clerks for Surgeon-General's Office.
March 16, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 67.
That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint Secretary of War seventy additional clerks, forty for the office of the Surgeon-General, at to appoint seventy additional clerks a salary of eighty-three and one-third dollars per month each, and thirty for Surgeon-Genclerks for the office of the Adjutant-General, at a salary of one hundred eral's office. dollars per month each; and purchase furniture for the use of said clerks in the office of the Surgeon General at a cost not exceeding one thousand dollars; and that said clerks shall be exclusively engaged in preparing and making reports to expedite the settlement of pension applications called for by the Commissioner of Pensions, [March 16, 1880.]
R. S., § 215. 1874, June 19, ch. 328, § 1, par. 20.
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN ACTUAL SETTLERS ON THE KANSAS TRUST AND
March 16, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 68.
Settlers on Kan
[SECTION 1], That the persons included in the provisions of section one of the act approved July five, eighteen hundred and seventy-six sas Indian lands entitled, "An act providing for the sale of the Kansas Indian lands in may pay newlyappraised value. Kansas to actual settlers, and for the disposition of the proceeds of the 1876, July 5, ch. sale", or the heirs, legal representatives and assigns of said persons, 168. shall be permitted to complete the payment for the lands to which they are entitled under said act, at the newly appraised value as ascertained and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, under section three of said act, and in completing such payment credit shall be given for all sums heretofore paid as principal and interest, which sums shall be considered as constituting one instalment upon the present appraised value at the date when the last payment thereof was made;
And the balance shall be paid in three equal instalments, the first to payment; how be paid on or before the first day of January eighteen hundred and made. eighty-one, and the remaining instalments shall be payable annually
from the date of the first;
Each instalment to draw interest at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the date when the last payment heretofore made, was received by the district office:
Settlers on Kan
Provided, That if any of said persons have failed to make payment sas Indian lands in heretofore of any portion of the purchase money, as required under the possession, who have not paid, to act aforesaid, or the act of June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and make entry before seventy-four, relating to these lands, such persons, their heirs, legal January, 1881, to representatives or assigns, being in possession thereof shall be required, pay by install prior to the first day of January eighteen hundred and eighty-one, to ments, give bond, make entry and pay for their respective claims in three equal instal1874, June 23, ch. ments, the first on the day of entry and the remaining instalments annually from that date and drawing interest at the rate of six per centum per annum until paid; bond being required in case of timbered lands to prevent waste as in section one of said act;
Lands not in
And where such persons their heirs legal representatives or assigns possession may be are not in possession of said lands then the same may be entered as others of the said Kansas Indian lands, by actual settlers only.
Those who have
mer acts may pay
SEC. 2. That all persons who have made entries under section two of entered under for- the act of June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, relating newly-appraised to these lands, may complete their payments upon such entries at the newly appraised value thereof in the same manner and upon the same 1874, June 23, ch. terms, credits, and limitations as are provided in section one of this 471, § 2.
-failing to make entries to forfeit rights, and lands to be sold.
1876, July 5, ch. 168, § 5.
SEC. 3. That the terms of the proviso of section two of the act of July fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, relating to default and forfeiture shall extend to all entries and requirements under the provisions of this act.
SEC. 4. Actual settlement on any of said lands shall be regarded as ment on contigu- sufficient in all cases where the claimant actually resides on contiguous ous land, &c., suf- land to which he holds the legal title, and has heretofore cultivated and made valuable improvements on his adjoining claim, in good faith, for the purpose of a home for himself:
Provided, Said claimant shall in all other respects comply with the law and the regulations issued thereunder by the General Land Office. [March 16, 1880.]
April 1, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 69.
Fort Ripley reservation land turn
tary of Interior, ex
AN ACT TO RESTORE TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN THE MILITARY RESERVATION KNOWN
[SECTION 1], That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authored over to Secre- ized and required to turn over to the Department of the Interior all of cept strips granted the military reservation known as the Fort Ripley reservation, in the to Western Rail- State of Minnesota, except a strip or tract of land fifty feet in width road Company. from the centre of the railroad track on each side of said track of the 1857, ch. 99 (11 Western Railroad Company of Minnesota, as the said track is located Stat. L., 195). 1865, ch. 105 (13 and constructed, being a distance of about fifteen miles across said reservation on the east side of the Mississippi River;
Stat. L., 526).
Together with a tract of land fifteen hundred feet in length and three hundred feet in width for depot and station purposes at the present location of the Fort Ripley side track, the same being for right of way for said railroad as heretofore granted by acts of Congress in the years eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and eighteen hundred and sixty-five and which is hereby granted for that purpose.
SEC. 2. All the lands embraced in said Fort Ripley reservation hereby Fort Ripley resrequired to be turned over to the Secretary of the Interior shall be sub. ervation: subject ject to entry by actual settlers under the pre-emption and homestead to entry under preemption and laws as minimum lands, of the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents homestead laws. per acre, from and after the passage of this act.
R. S., § 22572289, 2317. Rights of pres
date from settlement.
The rights of all actual settlers entitled to the benefits of the preemption or homestead laws who now occupy said lands shall date from ent occupiers to the day of their actual settlement thereon; and in perfecting their titles thereto under the homestead or pre-emption laws the time such settlers have occupied and improved their said lands shall be allowed: Provided, That all persons who purchased and paid for any of said lands at the sale authorized by the War Department in the year anno Domini eighteen hundred and fifty-seven and paid therefor the minimum price of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre shall be entitled to patents for the same without further payment:
persons who have paid minimum price to have patents.
And provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior shall, prior Tracts having to offering any quarter section, half quarter section, or quarter quar- ing thereon to be government buildter section whereon are situate any public buildings or improvements, appraised and sold erected or made by the government, cause the said tracts with the at not below apimprovements thereon to be appraised by three disinterested persons, praisal. and upon his approval of such appraisement shall dispose of said tracts
at not less than the appraised value.
SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of Repeal. this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. [April 1, 1880.]
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO DEPOSIT CERTAIN FUNDS
Secretary of Interior may deposit Indian trust Interest; how payable; permanent appropriation
April 1, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 70.
Indian trust funds
1874, June 22, ch.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is Secretary of Inhereby, authorized to deposit, in the Treasury of the United States, any terior may deposit and all sums now held by him, or which may hereafter be received by in Treasury. him, as Secretary of the Interior and trustee of various Indian tribes, on R. S., § 3659. account of the redemption of United States bonds, or other stocks and securities belonging to the Indian trust-fund, and all sums received on 388, par. 2. account of sales of Indian trust lands, and the sales of stocks lately pur- 122. chased for temporary investment, whenever he is of the opinion that 1880, May 11, ch. the best interests of the Indians will be promoted by such deposits, in 85, § 6. lieu of investments;
1876, June 10, ch.
And the United States shall pay interest semi-annually, from the date Interest; how of deposit of any and all such sums in the United States Treasury, at payable; perma nent appropriathe rate per annum stipulated by treaties or prescribed by law, and such tion for same. payments shall be made in the usual manner, as each may become due, without further appropriation by Congress. [April 1, 1880.]
HERRING IN THE POTOMAC
AN ACT FOR PROTECTION OF THE POTOMAC FISHERIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUM-
April 6, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 71.