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In District of Columbia, certain
from May 30 to .January 1.
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That it shall not be lawful to fish with fyke-net, poundfishing in Potomac net, stake-net, weir, float-net, gill-net, haul-seine, or any other contriv River prohibited ance stationary or floating, in the waters of the Potomac River within the District of Columbia, after the thirtieth day of May in any year. During fishing SEC. 2. That during the fishing season, namely, from the first day of season, time be- January to the thirtieth day of May in every year, there shall be obSaturday and mid- served in each week, a closed season, beginning at sundown on Saturnight Sunday day evening, and ending at midnight on Sunday night during which closed, &c.
Black bass or salmon not to be taken except with hook and line.
Shad or herring
time it shall be unlawful to lay out any haul seine or float net or to fish the same, and all stake-nets, and the leaders of all hedges or pounds, fyke-nets and weirs shall be lifted clear of the water so as to allow unobstructed passage to the fish:
Provided, That in the case of weirs it will be sufficient to remove a section of the hedging next the pound or pen, not less than twelve feet in length.
SEC. 3. That it shall be unlawful for any person to take, in any other manner than by angling, or with the out line, any fish of the species known as "black bass" or "salmon".
SEC. 4. That it shall be unlawful for any person to have in possession not to be sold, &c., or expose for sale in the District of Columbia, after the tenth day of June in any year, fish of the shad or herring species (fresh) under a penalty of five dollars for every fish so exposed or found in possession.
Penalty; disposition of fines; pay
Act does not pro
SEC. 5. That any person who shall offend against any of the provis ions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon sufficient proof thereof in the Police Court or other court of the District shall be fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense and shall forfeit to the District his nets, boats and other apparatus, which shall be sold and the proceeds of such sales and all fines accruing under this act shall be paid into the Treasury, and therefrom, to the informer, in each case where conviction ensues, shall be paid the sum of ten dollars:
Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit anhibit fishing with gling or fishing with the out line, or to prevent the Commissioner of Fish the nor and Fisheries, or his agents, from taking from the waters named, in sioner of Fisheries any manner desired, fish of any kind for scientific purposes or for the from taking fish. purposes of propagation. [April 6, 1880.]
April 7, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 71.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE TRANS-
Postmaster-General not to expedite any mail service at rate of pay exceeding 50 per cent. of contract.
Provided, That the Postmaster General shall not hereafter have the eral not to expe- power to expedite the service under any contract either now existing dite any mail servor hereafter given to a rate of pay exceeding fifty per centum upon the exceeding 50 per contract as originally let.
ice at rate of pay
cent. of contract.
AN ACT GIVING THE CONSENT OF CONGRESS TO AN AGREEMENT OR COMPACT ENTERED
Cession of part
Whereas the general assembly of the State of Vermont at its October ses sion, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six, passed an act which of town of Fair was approved on the twenty-seventh day of November of the same year, State of New York. Haven, Vt., to declaring that "all that portion of the town of Fair Haven, in the county Preamble. of Rutland, and State of Vermont, lying westerly from the middle of the deepest channel of Poultney River as it now runs, and between the middle of the deepest channel of said river and the west line of the State of Vermont as at present established, is hereby ceded and relinquished to the State of New York in full and absolute right and jurisdiction."
And also declaring that "this act shall not take effect until the State of New York shall have assented to the same, nor until the same shall have been approved by an act of the Congress of the United States"; and
Whereas "the people of the State of New York represented in senate and assembly" did by act approved March twentieth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, enact that "sovereignty and jurisdiction over all that portion of the town of Fair Haven, in the county of Rutland and State of Vermont, lying westerly from the middle of the deepest channel of Poultney River, as it now runs, and between the middle of the deepest channel of said river and the west line of the State of Vermont, as at present established", "and the same is described in an act of the legislature of the State of Vermont entitled 'An act annexing that portion of the town of Fair Haven, lying west of Poultney River, to the State of New York' and approved by the governor of the said State of Vermont November twenty-seventh, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and the cession of the same to the State of New York is hereby accepted by the State of New York"; and also enacting that "this act shall take effect when the Congress of the United States shall consent to such cession and annexation": Therefore,
Be it enacted, &c., That the consent of the Congress of the United assented to by States is hereby given to the said agreement, compact, and cession, and Congress. every part and article thereof. [April 7, 1880.]
AN ACT RELATING TO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN THE TERRITORIES.
1. Justices of the peace in Territories to fill vacancies; how appointed.
Be it enacted, &c.
April 16, 1880.
Justices of peace
fill vacancies; how
[SECTION 1], That when from any cause there shall be a vacancy in the office of justice of the peace in any of the Territories of the United in Territories to States, it shall be lawful to fill such vacancy by appointment or election, in such manner as has been or may be provided by the governor and legislative assembly of such Territory:
Provided, That such appointee, or person elected to fill such vacancy, shall hold office only until his successor shall be regularly elected and qualified as provided by law.
SEC. 2. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. [April 16, 1880.]
R. S., § 1856.
to hold only till successors are elected, &c.
April 20, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 75.
1879, March 3,
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR TAKING THE TENTH
[SECTION 1], That all mail matter of whatever class, relative to the census and addressed to the Census Office, to the Superintendent, his ch. 195. chief clerk, supervisors or enumerators, and indorsed, "Official business, Mail matter for, to pass free; pen- Department of the Interior, Census Office", shall be transported free alty for unauthor- of postage; and if any person shall make use of any such indorsement ized use of indorse- to avoid the payment of postage on his private letter, package, or other matter in the mail, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of three hundred dollars, to be prosecuted in any court of competent jurisdiction.
1879, March 3, ch. 195, § 16.
not to be taken.
SEC. 2. That the seventeeth section of an act entitled "An act to proto naturalization vide for the taking of the tenth and subsequent censuses" be amended by striking out so much thereof as provides that schedule one contain an inquiry as to the naturalization of foreign-born persons, and that schedule four contain an inquiry relating to the ownership of the public debt of the United States, by whom owned, and the respective amounts: Provided, That the Superintendent of the Census shall collect and collate, as far as possible, by experts and agents and from officers of the R. S., § 2206, government, information in relation to the ownership of the public debt
Inquiries concerning ownership of public debt.
Sched. 1, 4.
1879, March 3, ch. 195, § 17. Fiscal year of corporations.
1879, March 3, ch. 195, § 17.
of the United States.
SEC. 3. That section seventeen of the act aforesaid be so amended as to allow the report which the Superintendent of the Census is required to obtain from railroad corporations, incorporated express companies, telegraph companies, and insurance companies to be made for the fiscal year of the incorporation or company having its termination nearest to the first of June, eighteen hundred and eighty.
Enumeration; SEC. 4. That section nineteen of the aforesaid act shall be amended when to com- so as to require the enumeration to commence upon the first day of June, mence. Popula- eighteen hundred and eighty, and further so as to require that the cities to be taken enumeration of population in cities having over ten thousand inhabitants shall be taken within two weeks from the first day of June, eighteen 1879, March 3, hundred and eighty.
tion in certain
in two weeks.
ch. 195, § 19.
ch. 195, § 5. Enumerator of
Enumerator not SEC. 5. That section five of the act aforesaid shall be amended so as resident in dis- to allow that in case it shall occur in any enumeration district that no trict; when may person qualified to perform and willing to undertake the duties of be appointed. 1879, March 3, enumerator resides in that district, the supervisor may appoint any fit person, resident in the county, to be the enumerator of that district. SEC. 6. That section nine of the act aforesaid be, and the same hereby population of dis- is, so amended as to require each enumerator, immediately after comtrict to file lists pleting the enumeration of the population of his district and before forwith clerk of court, warding the same to the supervisor, to make and file in the office of the 1879, March 3, clerk of the county court or in the office of the court or board adminisch. 195, § 9. tering the affairs of the county to which his district belongs a list of the names, with age, sex, and color, of all persons enumerated by him, which he shall certify to be true, and for which he shall be paid at the rate of ten cents for each one hundred names.
He shall give notice by written advertisement at three or more public Enumerators: to places in his district that he will be at the court house of said county on give notice of time and place for corthe fifth day after filing said list, not including Sunday, from nine o'clock rection of errors, ante meridian to six o'clock post meridian and the following day for the &c. purpose of correcting his enumeration by striking out or adding the designation of persons improperly enumerated or omitted; and on the days so designated he shall, in accordance with said notice, proceed to correct, on such reliable information as he may obtain, all omissions and mistakes in such enumeration, and to that end he may swear and examine witnesses, who shall testify subject to the pains and penalties of perjury.
The result of such inquiry for correction and the whole number of per- - to make known sons by him enumerated, he shall make known to the bystanders, if any. to bystanders the result. And the time given enumerators by said act to make return to super--time for return visors is hereby extended fifteen days.
And each enumerator shall be paid for his services in correcting his schedule of inhabitants as required by this act a sum to be fixed by the Superintendent of Census, in no case to exceed two dollars and fifty cents per day.
And that the oath of office prescribed by section seven of said act be so amended as to authorize and require the making and filing the list of inhabitants as required by this act.
1879, March 3, ch. 195, § 19. -pay.
1879, March 3, ch. 195, § 10.
oath of office amended. 1879, March 3, ch. 195, § 7. Appropriation to
1879, March 3,
SEC. 7. That to pay the enumerators for the additional services required by this act, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand pay enumerators. dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same hereby ch. 195, $ 20. is, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
SEC. 8. The Superintendent of Census shall collect and publish the statistics of the population, industries resources of the district of Alaska, Alaska to be colwith such fullness as he may deem expedient, and as he shall find practicable under the appropriations made, or to be made, for the expenses of the tenth census. [April 20, 1880.]
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHING OF TERMS OF COURT IN THE DISTRICT
1. In Colorado, circuit and district courts; when and where to be held.
2. Summons and attendance of jurors.
3. Records of district court in divisions to be kept by clerk of district court.
Be it enacted, &c.
Jurisdiction of district court.
4. Repeal of former act.
[SECTION 1], That terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of Colorado shall be held at the times and places hereinafter designated, namely:
At Denver, on the first Tuesday in May and the first Tuesday in October in each year;
At Pueblo, on the first Tuesday in March in each year;
At Del Norte, on the first Tuesday in September in each year.
shall be held at the same time and place, grand and petit jurors sum- attendance of jumoned to attend in either of said courts may serve in the other of said rors. courts, and but one grand or petit jury shall be summoned to attend on said courts at one and the same time;
But this provision shall not prevent either of said courts from procuring the attendance of several panels of jurors successively, as the business of the courts may require.
Records of dis- SEC. 3. The records of the district court in the several divisions of the trict court in di- district of Colorado, as declared by the act approved February fifteenth, visions to be kept by clerk of district eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled "An act to provide for holding terms of the circuit and district courts in the district of Colorado", shall be kept and retained in the clerk's office of the district court of Colorado;
Jurisdiction of listrict court.
And the district court sitting at the places mentioned in this act respectively, shall have jurisdiction of actions, civil and criminal, heretofore brought and now pending at any such place.
Pending actions Actions, suits, and proceedings pending and undetermined in the disin southern and trict court for the southern and western divisions, as declared by said act, of which a circuit court has jurisdiction exclusive of the district court, may be certified into the circuit court sitting at the same place, for further proceedings therein and for final hearing or trial thereof.
Repeal of act of 1879, Feb. 15, ch.
SEC. 4. The act mentioned in the last section is repealed, but such repeal shall not affect the power of the courts to proceed according to the terms thereof in any action, suit, or proceeding now pending therein and undetermined, or according to the terms of this act. [April 20, 1880.]
April 23, 1880.
21 Stat. L., 77.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CELEBRATING THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
[SECTION 1], That in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of national exhibi- the treaty of peace and the recognition of American Independence, an tion to be held in international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil New York in 1883. and mine, be held under the direction of the United States Internation
Commission, a corporation to be created by this act, in the city of New York, in the State of New York, in the year eighteen hundred and eightythree, to be continued so long as shall be in its judgment advantageous, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained and subject always to the supervision and under the auspices of the Government of the United States.
SEC. 2. That a commission, to consist of two commissioners from each and incorporators. State and one from each Territory of the United States, and one from the District of Columbia, together with the members of the committee of finance, as provided in section ten, and the following named persons, to wit, Hugh J. Jewett, Edwin D. Morgan, William Hoyt, Henry G.