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to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, military and other purposes,' approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," the following words, namely:

R. S., §§ 5256, 5257, 5262.

Officers and

use roads and tele

"And any officer or agent of the companies authorized to construct the aforesaid roads, or of any company engaged in operating either of agents required to said roads, who shall refuse to operate and use the road or telegraph graph as continunder his control, or which he is engaged in operating for all purposes uous line, and to of communication, travel, and transportation, so far as the public and allow equal adthe Government are concerned, as one continuous line, or shall refuse, vantages, &c., to each road, under in such operation and use, to affo:d and secure to each of said roads penalty. equal advantages and facilities as to rates, time, or transportation, without any discrimination of any kind in favor of, or adverse to, the road or business of any or either of said companies, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and may be imprisoned not less than six months.

If Union Pacific

and branches fail

3 Dillon, 524.

In case of failure or refusal of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, or either of said branches, to comply with the requirements of this act Railroad Company and the acts to which this act is amendatory, the party injured or the to comply with this company aggrieved may bring an action in the district or circuit court act, parties agof the United States in the Territory, district, or circuit in which any grieved may have portion of the road of the defendant may be situated, for damages on action for damaccount of such failure or refusal; and, upon recovery, the plaintiff ages shall be entitled to judgment for treble the amount of all excess of freight and fares collected by the defendant, and for treble the amount of damages sustained by the plaintiff by such failure or refusal; and for each and every violation of or failure to comply with the requirements of this act, a new cause of action shall arise; and in case of suit in any such Territory, district, or circuit, process may be served upon any agent of the defendant found in the Territory, district, or circuit in which such suit may be brought, and such service shall be by the court held to be good and sufficient;

And it is hereby provided that for all the purposes of said act, and of the acts amendatory thereof, the railway of the Denver Pacific Rail way and Telegraph Company shall be deemed and taken to be a part and extension of the road of the Kansas Pacific Railroad, to the point of junction thereof with the road of the Union Pacific Railroad Company at Cheyenne, as provided in the act of March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. [June 20, 1874.]

Denver Pacific

Road part of Kan-
sas Pacific.
1869, ch. 127 (15
Stat. L., 324).

CHAPTER 332.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TRANSFERRING THE CONTROL OF
CERTAIN TERRITORIAL PENITENTIARIES TO THE SEVERAL TERRITORIES IN WHICH
THE SAME ARE LOCATED,” APPROVED JANUARY TWENTY-FOURTH, EIGHTEEN HUN-

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2, and given to marshals of United States.

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1. Control of penitentiaries in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming transferred from Territories. Be it enacted, &c. Control of peni[SECTION 1], That the act entitled (1) "An act transferring the con- tentiaries in Montrol of certain Territorial penitentiaries to the several Territories in tana, Idaho, and which the same are located," approved January twenty-fourth, eighteen Wyoming transhundred and seventy-three, be, and the same is hereby, amended by ferred from Terristriking out the words Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming wherever the R. S., § 1936, same occur in said act, and the said act shall hereafter have no applica- 1937. bility to the Territories of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.

NOTE.-(1) The act of 1873, ch. 63 (17 Stat. L., 418), here referred to, is incorporated into the Revised Statutes, sections 1936, 1937, noted in the margin.

tories.

of United States.

Control of cer- SEC. 2. That the penitentiaries in the Territories of Montana, Idaho, tain penitentiaries and Wyoming, shall continue under the care and control of the marshal given to marshals of the United States for said Territories, under and pursuant to the proR. S., § 1892- Visions of the act entitled "An act in relation to certain territorial penitentiaries," approved January tenth, eighteen hundred and seventyone; (2) which said last mentioned act is hereby revived and reënacted so far as the same applies to the Territories of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. [June 20, 1874.]

1895.

1880, June 16, ch. 235, par. 4.

NOTE.-(2) The act of 1871, ch. 15 (17 Stat. L., 398), is incorporated into the Revised Statutes in sections 1892-1895, noted in the margin, and this act repeals the exception which forms the last clause of § 1892.

CHAPTER 333.

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Contract for publishing laws of

United States ter

minated.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION OF THE REVISED STATUTES AND THE LAWS OF
THE UNITED STATES.

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[SECTION 1], That the existing contract or contracts between the Secretary of State on the part of the United States, and Charles C. Little, Augustus Flagg, Henry T. Miles, and John Bartlett, of Boston, known Resolutions 1845, as the firm of Little, Brown and Company, dated the twenty-eighth day No. 10 (5 Stat. L., of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and all other contracts between 798); 1850, No. 17 the United States or any officer thereof with said firm of Little, Brown (9 Stat. L., 564); 1866, No. 17 (14 and Company, respecting the printing or publication of the laws of the Stat. L., 352). United States, are hereby declared to be determined, pursuant to the powers therein reserved.

Revised Statutes SEC. 2. That the Secretary of State is hereby charged with the duty (first edition), how of causing to be prepared for printing, publication and distribution the prepared for print- Revised Statutes of the United States enacted at this present session of ing, publication, Congress; that he shall cause to be completed the head notes of the sev1874, Dec. 28, ch. eral titles and chapters and the marginal notes referring to the statutes from which each section was compiled and repealed by said revision; and references to the decisions of the courts of the United States explaining or expounding the same, and such decisions of State courts as he may deem expedient, with a full and complete index to the same.

9.

82.

26.

1877, March 2, ch. 1878, March 9, ch.

15 C. Cl., 86.

-title of.

And when the same shall be completed, the said Secretary shall duly certify the same (Rep.) (1) [under the seal of the United States], and when printed and promulgated as hereinafter provided, the printed volumes shall be legal evidence of the laws and treaties therein contained, in all the courts of the United States, and of the several States and Territories.

SEC. 3. That the revision of the statutes of a general and permanent nature, with the index thereto, shall be printed in one volume, and shall be entitled and labeled "Revised Statutes of the United States;" and the revision of the statutes relating to the District of Columbia; to postroads, and the public treaties in force on the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, with a suitable index to each, shall be published in a separate volume, and entitled and labeled "ReNOTE. (1) These words are stricken out by act of 1874, December 28, ch. 9, § 1.

vised Statutes relating to District of Columbia and Post-Roads. Public Treaties."

at Government

SEC. 4. That the Secretary of State shall cause the two volumes to be Revised Statutes stereotyped and such number of each volume to be printed and substan- to be stereotyped tially bound at the Government Printing Office as he may deem needful, Printing Office for for public distribution as hereinafter provided, and for sale by his office. distribution and SEC. 5. That he shall, in like manner, cause to be edited, printed, pub- sale. lished and distributed pamphlet copies of the statutes of the present and Laws of each seseach future session of Congress, to the officers and persons hereinafter sion of Congress to provided, and bound copies of the laws of each Congress to the number be edited, printed, of two thousand copies to be distributed in the manner now provided by law, and uniform with the said edition of the Revised Statutes. SEC. 6. That at the close of every session of Congress the Secretary of State shall cause to be distributed pamphlet copies of the acts and resolves of Congress for that session, edited and printed in the manner aforesaid, as follows:

&c.

of

Pamphlet copies acts and resolves Congress to be dis

of each session of

tributed.

To the President and Vice President of the United States, two copies R. S., §§ 386, 387, each;

To each Senator, Representative, and Delegate in Congress, one copy; To the Librarian of the Senate, for the use of Senators, one hundred and twenty-six copies;

To the Librarian of the House, two hundred and fifty copies, for the use of the Representatives and Delegates;

To the Library of Congress, fourteen copies;

To the Department of State, including those for the use of legations and consulates, six hundred copies;

To the Treasury Department, two hundred copies;

To the War Department, including those for the use of officers of the Army, two hundred copies;

To the Navy Department, including those for the use of officers of the Navy, one hundred copies;

To the Department of the Interior, including those for the use of the surveyors-general and registers and receivers of public land offices, two hundred and fifty copies;

To the Post-Office Department, fifty copies;

To the Department of Justice, including those for the use of the chief and associate justices, the judges and the officers of the United States and territorial courts, four hundred and twenty-five copies;

To the Department of Agriculture, ten copies;

To the Smithsonian Institution, five copies;

To the Government Printing Office, two copies;

To the governors and secretaries of Territories, one copy each;

To be retained in the custody of the Secretary of State, one thousand copies;

And ten thousand copies shall be distributed to the States and Territories in proportion to the number of Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Congress to which they are at the time entitled.

498.

close of each Con

SEC. 7. That after the close of each Congress the Secretary of State Bound copies of shall have edited, printed and bound a sufficient number of the volumes Statutes at Large containing the Statutes at Large enacted by that Congress to enable him to be distributed at to distribute copies, or as many thereof as may be needed, as follows: gress. To the President of the United States, four copies, one of which shall be for the library of the Executive Mansion, and one copy shall be for 130, § 9. the use of the Commissioner of Public Buildings;

To the Vice President of the United States, one copy;

To each Senator, Representative, and Delegate in Congress, one copy; To the librarian of the Senate, for the use of Senators, one hundred and fourteen copies;

To the librarian of the House, for the use of Representatives and Delegates, four hundred and ten copies;

To the Library of Congress, fourteen copies, including four copies for the law library;

1875, March 3,

Printed copies of statutes to be evi

dence.

Revised Statutes

per cent. added.

To the Department of State, including those for the use of legations and consulates, three hundred and eighty copies;

To the Treasury Department, including those for the use of officers of customs, two hundred and sixty copies;

To the War Department, including a copy for the Military Academy at West Point, fifty copies;

To the Navy Department, including a copy for the library at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, a copy for the library of each navy-yard in the United States, a copy for the library of the Brooklyn Naval Lyceum, and a copy for the library of the Naval Institute at Charlestown, Massachusetts, sixty-five copies;

To the Department of the Interior, including those for the use of the surveyors-general and registers and receivers of public land-offices, two hundred and fifty copies;

To the Post-Office Department, fifty copies;

To the Department of Justice, including those for the use of the chief and associate justices, the judges and the officers of the United States and territorial courts, four hundred and twenty-five copies;

To the Department of Agriculture, five copies;

To the Smithsonian Institution, two copies;

To the Government Printing Office, one copy;

And the Secretary of State, shall supply deficiencies and offices newly created.

SEC 8. That the said printed copies of the said acts of each session and of the said bound copies of the acts of each Congress shall be legal evidence of the laws and treaties therein contained, in all the courts of the United States and of the several States therein.

SEC. 9. That the said laws of each session of Congress shall also be and laws of each stereotyped and printed for sale, as provided in respect to the said resession to be sold vised statutes. And the copies of the said revised statutes and of the at cost of paper, press-work, and said laws of each session of Congress, as issued from time to time, shall binding, with 10 be respectively sold at the cost of the paper, press work and binding, with ten per cent. thereof added thereto, to any person applying for the 1875, Feb. 18, ch. 84. same. And the proceeds of all sales shall be paid into the Treasury. 1875, March 3, ch. 130, § 9. Revision of In- SEC. 10. That the Secretary of State shall cause all the copies of the dian treaties to be Revision of Indian treaties made by Thomas J. Durant, now printed to bound and depos- be bound, and the same shall be deposited with the Secretary of the Interior, for the use of the Departments and officers of the Government. [June 20, 1874.]

ited with Secretary of Interior.

June 20, 1874.

18 Stat. L., 115.

Fee of pension

CHAPTER 335.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE PAYMENT OF INVALID AND OTHER PEN-
SIONS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH, EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE.

Fee of pension agents to be 25 cents for preparing vouchers and administering oaths.
Be it enacted, &c.

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Provided further, That the fees for preparing vouchers and adminisagents to be 25 tering oaths, which are now by law thirty cents in each case, shall herecents for preparing vouchers and ad- after be twenty-five cents for the same and no more. [June 20, 1874.] ministering oaths. R. S., § 4782. 1878, June 14, ch. 188, par. 2. 1879, March 3, ch. 187.

CHAPTER 337.

AN ACT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND FOR OTHER

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-to keep certain books, records, &c.

may appoint assistant engineers.

-not to receive additional salary.

Be it enacted, &c.

SECTION

-not deemed to hold civil office.
Compensation of surveyor, &c.

Assistant surveyor's office abolished.

4. Penalty for non-payment of taxes when due.
Collection of taxes in arrear, and proceed-
ings for sale of property taxed.

7. Bonds with interest at 3.65 per cent. per an-
num to be issued by sinking-fund commis-
sioners.

-exempt from taxation.

faith of United States pledged for.

to be numbered and registered.

- prevention of fraudulent issue of.

may be changed for other indebtedness.

8. Certain authority of board of public works
repealed, and no more certificates to be
issued.
Commissioners, of which governor was a
member, continned.

9.

10.

Act of District legislature authorizing issue
of certain bonds approved.

June 20, 1874.

18 Stat. L., 116.

Executive, legis

[SECTION 1], That all provisions of law providing for an executive, board of public for a secretary for the District, for a legislative assembly, for a board of works, &c., of Dispublic works, and for a delegate in Congress in the District of Colum- trict of Columbia bia are hereby repealed: Provided, That this repeal shall not affect the abolished. term of office of the present Delegate in Congress.(1)

R. S., vol. 2 Dist. Col., §§ 2-71,74-84. District Commissioners to be

of,

SEC. 2. That the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is hereby authorized to appoint a commission, consisting of three persons, who shall, until otherwise provided appointed; powers by law, exercise all the power and authority now lawfully vested in the 1878, March 3, governor or board of public works of said District, except as herein- ch. 180. after limited; and shall be subject to all the restrictions and limitations now imposed by law on said governor or board;

And shall have power to apply the taxes or other revenues of said -how to apply District to the payment of the current expenses thereof, to the support

revenues.

1875, March 1, of the public schools, the fire department, and the police, and to the ch. 117. payment of the debts of said District secured by a pledge of the securi- 1878, March 3, ties of said District or board of public works as collateral, and also to ch. 180, § 3. the payment of debts due to laborers and employees of the District and board of public works;

And for that purpose shall take possession and supervision of all the offices, books, papers, records, moneys, credits, securities, assets, aud accounts belonging or appertaining to the business or interests of the government of the District of Columbia and the board of public works, and exercise the power and authority aforesaid;

But said commission, in the exercise of such power or authority, shall make no contract, nor incur any obligation other than such contracts and obligations as may be necessary to the faithful administration of the valid laws enacted for the government of said District, to the execution of existing legal obligations and contracts, and to the protection or preservation of improvements existing, or commenced and not completed, at the time of the passage of this act.

to have possession, &c., of offices, records of District government.

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not to make certain contracts.

All taxes heretofore lawfully assessed and due on to become due shall Taxes to be colbe collected pursuant to law, except as herein otherwise provided; but lected but not hysaid commissioners shall have no power to anticipate taxes by a sale pothecated. 1878, June 11, or hypothecation of any such taxes, or evidence thereof: Provided, That ch. 180, § 3. nothing in this clause contained shall affect any provisions of law au

(1) The laws of Congress relating to the District of Columbia were revised and included in the first part of the second volume of the Revised Statutes, with post-roads and treaties, but that does not contain the laws of the legislative assembly of the District, which was created by the act of 1871, ch. 62 (16 Stat. L., 419), and abolished by this act.

1879, June 21, ch. 33.

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