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amount found to be due to the Wisconsin Winnebagoes under said act, for the period named, and crediting them with the amount actually expended in the removal and subsistence of the Wisconsin Winnebagoes at the date of their removal to Nebraska in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three;
And the balance found in favor of the Winnebagoes of Wisconsin, whatever the amount may be, shall hereafter be held and considered as in favor of Indians in Wisconsin; how a debt due to them from that portion of the tribe residing in Nebraska; and until said debt shall have been extinguished the Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be deducted annually from the proportion of annuity moneys due to the Winnebagoes in Nebraska, and to be paid to the Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin, such proportion of the share of annuities belonging to the said Winnebagoes of Nebraska as he may deem right and proper:
Provided, however, That such sum shall not be less than seven thousand dollars per annum.
Titles of Wiscon
SEC. 5. That the titles acquired by said Winnebagoes of Wisconsin in and to the lands heretofore or hereafter entered by them under the sin Indians to provisions of said act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy- &c., and free from lands inalienable, five, shall not be subject to alienation or incumbrance, either by volun- tax for twenty tary conveyance or by the judgment, decree, or order of any court, or years. subject to taxation of any character, but shall be and remain inaliena- 1875, March 3, ble and not subject to taxation for the period of twenty years from the ch. 131, §§ 15, 16. date of the patent issued therefor.
And this section shall be inserted in each and every patent issued under the provisions of said act or of this act. [January 18, 1881.]
AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSORS OF MATHEMATICS IN THE
This section to be inserted in patents under act.
Jan. 20, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 317.
Professors of mathematics in Navy to pass physical and professional examination before appointment. Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter no person shall be appointed a professor of mathematics in the Navy until he shall have passed a physical mathematics in examination before a board of naval surgeons, and a professional exam- ical and profesNavy to pass physination before a board of professors of mathematics in the Navy, to be sional examinaconvened for that purpose by the Secretary of the Navy, and received tion before ap a favorable report from said boards. [January 20, 1881.] pointment. R. S., § 1400.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE AWARD OF AND COMPENSATION FOR PUBLIC ADVERTISING
1. Public advertisements in District of Columbia; to what papers to be given and at what rate of pay.
Be it enacted, &c.
Jan. 21, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 317.
In District of Columbia: public what papers to be given and at what R. S., §§ 3826
[SECTION 1], That all advertising required by existing laws to be advertising in; to done in the District of Columbia by any of the departments of the government shall be given to one daily and one weekly newspaper of each of the two principal political parties and to one daily and one weekly neutral newspaper:
Provided, That the rates of compensation for such service shall in no case exceed the regular commercial rate of the newspapers selected; nor shall any advertisement be paid for unless published in accordance with section thirty-eight hundred and twenty-eight of the Revised Statutes.
SEC. 2. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. [January 21, 1881.]
1878, May 17, ch. 107, 4; June 20, ch. 359, par. 6. Repeal.
Jan. 25, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 318.
In District of Co
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EMPLOYMENT OF AN INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING IN AND
In District of Columbia, inspector of plumbing to
Plumbing regulations to be enforced by health officer; penalty for violation of.
Be it enacted, &c., That there shall be appointed by the Commissionlumbia, inspector ers of the District of Columbia an inspector of plumbing for said Disof plumbing to be trict, whose duty it shall be, to inspect all houses in course of erection, 1878, June 11, ch. and pass upon the plumbing and sewerage of said houses.
And the health officer of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized, under direction of the Commissioners, to execute and enforce regulations governing plumbing, house drainage, and the ventilation of house sewers;
And any person who shall neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements of the said regulations when promulgated shall be punishable by a fine of from twenty-five to two hundred dollars for each and every such offense, or in default of payment of fine to imprisonment for thirty days. [January 25, 1881.]
Jan. 28, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 321.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE OF THE REVISED
In District of Columbia, telephone companies may be formed as other companies are formed. In District of CoBe it enacted, &c., That section five hundred and fifty-three of the lumbia, telephone Revised Statutes relating to the District of Columbia be, and is hereby, companies may be formed as other amended by inserting the word "telephone" after the word "transporcompanies are tation", so as to read as follows: formed.
Substitute for R. S. Dist. Col., § 553.
"SEC. 553. Any three or more persons who desire to form a company for the purpose of carrying on any kind of manufacturing, agricultural, mining, mechanical, insurance, mercantile, transportation, telephone, or marketing business, in the District, or savings bank therein, may make, sign, and acknowledge, before some officer competent to take the acknowledgment of deeds, and file in the office of recorder of deeds, a certificate in writing, in which shall be stated". [January 28, 1881.]
Feb. 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 322.
Assay-office established at Saint Louis, Mo.
R. S., §§ 343-345,
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN ASSAY-OFFICE IN THE CITY OF SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI.
1. Assay-office established at Saint Louis, Mo.
2. to be provided for in post-office building.
[SECTION 1], That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and required to establish an assay-office at Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri; the said office to be conducted under the provisions of an act entitled (1) "An act revising and amending the laws relative to the mints, assay-offices, and coinage of the United States," approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.
to be provided SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and for in post-office directed to set apart sufficient room for said assay-office in the governbuilding. ment building in Saint Louis, now used for a post-office and custom-house, and provide the same with the necessary fixtures and apparatus, at a cost not exceeding ten thousand dollars, which sum is hereby appropri ated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. [February 1, 1881.]
NOTE. (1) The provisions of the act of 1873, ch. 131 (17 Stat. L., 424), here referred to, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the sections noted in the margin, and the act is thereby repealed.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATIVE TO THE SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE OF VES-
Vessels used by common carriers not subject to forfeiture, &c., for violation of revenue laws, &c., committed without privy of owner or master.
Feb. 8, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 322.
Be it enacted, &c., That no vessel used by any person or corporation, as Vessels used by common carriers, in the transaction of their business as such common common carriers carriers, shall be subject to seizure or forfeiture by force of the provis- feiture, &c., for vinot subject to forions of title thirty-four of the Revised Statutes of the United States olation of revenue unless it shall appear that the owner or master of such vessel, at the laws, &c., committime of the alleged illegal act, was a consenting party or privy thereto. ted without privy [February 8, 1881.]
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FURNISHING OF CERTAIN PUBLIC DOCUMENTS TO SOL-
Public documents to be sent to the several homes -to be furnished by Public Printer.
Be it enacted, &c., That section forty-eight hundred and thirty-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same is hereby, repealed and re-enacted to read as follows:
"The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall cause to be sent to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Dayton, in Ohio, and to the branches at Augusta, in Maine, Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, Hampton in Virginia, and the Soldiers' Home at Knightstown Springs, near Knightstown, in Indiana, each, one copy of each of the following documents: The journals of each House of Congress at each and every session; all laws of Congress; the annual messages of the President, with accompanying documents; the daily Congressional Record, and all other documents or books which may be printed and bound by order of either House of Congress;
And the Public Printer is hereby authorized and directed to furnish to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives the documents referred to in this section." [February 8, 1881.]
of owner or master.
R. S., § 2797, 2807, 2867, 2872, 2874, 2887, 2893, 3059, 3061, 3062, 3101, 3104.
AN ACT TO GRANT TO THE CORPORATE AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF COUNCIL Bluffs,
Be it enacted, &c., That there shall be, and is hereby, conveyed to the corporate authorities of the city of Council Bluffs, in the State of Iowa, and their successors in office, the title of the United States to the me andered lake, situated in sections twenty-nine and thirty-two, of township number seventy-four, Pottawatamie County, in the State of Iowa, known as Carr Lake, upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation; shall be inalienable for all time;
Feb. 9, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 323.
Carr Lake, Iowa,
granted to city of
But leases not exceeding ten years may be granted for portions of said part may be premises, all incomes derived from leases of privileges to be expended leased.
in the preservation and improvement of the property or the roads lead
The premises to be managed by the said corporate authorities, or such -- how managed. commissioners as they may elect, and who shall receive no compensation for their services. [February 9, 1881.]
Feb. 14, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 324.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TIME FOR HOLDING CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS OF THE
In Virginia, cir[SECTION 1], That the United States circuit and district courts of the cuit and district United States for the western district of Virginia, held at Danville, in courts of western the State of Virginia, shall hereafter be held at said city of Danville district; when to be held at Dan- commencing on Tuesday after the third Monday in June and on Tuesday after the third Monday in November of each year, instead of the times now fixed by law.
R. S., §§ 572, 658. 1878, June 11, ch. 182.
SEC. 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. This act shall be in force from its passage. [February 14, 1881.]
Feb. 15, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 325.
AN ACT TO RESTORE THE LANDS INCLUDED IN THE FORT READING AND FORT CROOK
[SECTION 1], That the lands included in the Fort Reading military and Crook reserva- reservation and in the Fort Crook military reservation in the State of tions restored to California, are hereby restored to the public domain.
Rights of settlers affirmed.
SEC. 2. That all patents heretofore issued to any lands within the Fort Reading military reservation and Fort Crook military reservation are hereby confirmed.
SEC. 3. That the rights of all settlers on said reservation, to acquire title under the homestead and pre-emption laws, are hereby recognized and affirmed to the extent such settlers would have acquired by settling on public lands. [February 15, 1881.]
Feb. 17, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 325.
AN ACT TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT SECTIONS TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVEN-
Maine customs districts.
1. Maine customs districts.
Aroostook district; what to comprise.
Be it enacted, &c.
Bangor district; what to comprise. 2. collector and deputy collectors in.
[SECTION 1], That section twenty-five hundred and seventeen of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by inserting after the word "sixty-nine," in the third line of the first clause of said section, the following words:
"Excepting those towns, plantations, and townships lying on the line of the European and North American Railway," so that said clause, as amended, shall read as follows:
"First. The district of Aroostook, to comprise the county of Aroostrict; what to took as bounded on the twenty-second day of February, eighteen huncomprise. dred and sixty-nine, excepting those towns, plantations, and townships
R. S., § 2517.
lying on the line of the European and North American Railway, in which Houlton shall be the only port of entry."
Also, that said section twenty-five hundred and seventeen be further amended by inserting after the word "forty-seven," in the fourth line of the sixth clause thereof the following words:
"And the several towns, plantations, and townships in the counties of Aroostook and Washington lying on the line of the European and North American Railway," so that said clause, as amended, shall read as follows:
"Sixth. The district of Bangor, to comprise the counties of Penobscot and Piscataquis and the town of Frankfort, in the county of Waldo, as bounded on the third day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and the several towns, plantations, and townships in the counties of Aroostook and Washington lying on the line of the European and North American Railway, in which Bangor shall be the port of entry and delivery, and Frankfort and Hampden ports of delivery."
Bangor district; what to comprise. R. S., § 2517.
SEC. 2. That the sixth clause of section twenty-five hundred and eighteen of the Revised Statutes be amended so as to read as follows: deputy collectors "Sixth. In the district of Bangor, a collector, who shall reside at Bangor; a deputy collector, who shall reside at Frankfort; and a deputy collector, who shall reside at Vanceboro." [February 17, 1881.]
R. S., § 2518. 1877, Feb. 27, ch 69, par. 56.
AN ACT TO GRANT LANDS TO DAKOTA, MONTANA, ARIZONA, IDAHO, AND WYOMING
Lands granted to Dakota, Montana, Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming for university purposes. -to be sold only at auction, and not below ap praisal.
- proceeds of; how invested.
Feb. 18, 1881.
.21 Stat. L., 326.
Be it enacted, &c., That there be, and are hereby, granted to the Terri- Lands granted tories of Dakota, Montana, Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming respectively, to Dakota, Monseventy-two entire sections of the unappropriated public lands within tana, Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming each of said Territories, to be immediately selected and withdrawn from for university pursale and located under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, poses. and with the approval of the President of the United States, for the use and support of a university in each of said Territories when they shall be admitted as States into the Union:
Provided, That none of said lands shall be sold except at public auction, and after appraisement by a board of commissioners, to be ap. pointed by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided further, That none of said lands shall be sold at less than the appraised value, and in no case at less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre:
Provided, That the funds derived from the sale of said lands shall be invested in the bonds of the United States and deposited with the Treasurer of the United States; that no more than one-tenth of said lands shall be offered for sale in any one year;
to be sold only at auction, and not below appraisal.
proceeds; how invested. tenth only to be sold annually.
That the money derived from the sale of said lands, invested and de- -use of money deposited as hereinbefore set forth, shall constitute a university fund; rived from. that no part of said fund shall be expended for university buildings, or the salary of professors or teachers, until the same shall amount to fifty thousand dollars, and then only shall the interest on said fund be used for either of the foregoing purposes until the said fund shall amount to one hundred thousand dollars, when any excess, and the interest thereof, may be used for the proper establishment and support respectively of said universities. [February 18, 1881.]