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Marshals. For compensation of the district marshals of the United States, eleven
thousand seven hundred dollars. Warden of For salary of the warden of the jail in the District of Columbia, two jail.
thousand dollars. Court of Court of Claims. - For salaries of five judges of the court of claims, Claims.
at four thousand dollars each; the chief clerk, three thousand dollars; and Salaries of judges, &c. assistant clerk, two thousand dollars ; bailiff, one thousand five hundred
dollars ; and messenger thereof; in all, twenty-seven thousand three hun
dred and forty dollars. Stationery. For stationery, books, fuel, labor, and other contingent and miscellaReporting de- neous expenses, three thousand dollars ; for reporting the decisions of the cisions.
court, clerical hire, labor in preparing and superintending the printing of the seventh volume of the reports of the court of claims, to be paid on
the order of the court, one thousand dollars. Judgments; To pay judgments of the court of claims, four hundred thousand dol
no part for lars : Provided, That no part of this sum shall be paid upon any judgment George Chorpen- rendered in favor of George Chorpenning growing out of any service renning.
dered in carrying the mail.
Department of Justice.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Pay of Attor Office of the Attorney-General. - For compensation of the Attorneyney-General, General, eight thousand dollars ; solicitor-general, seven thousand five solicitor-general, assistants, &c.
hundred dollars ; three assistant attorneys-general, at five thousand dollars each ; solicitor of internal revenue, five thousand dollars ; naval solicitor and judge-advocate general, three thousand five hundred dollars ; examiner of claims, three thousand five hundred dollars ; law clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars ; chief clerk, two thousand two hundred dollars ; stenographic clerk, two thousand dollars ; one clerk, two thousand dollars ; seven clerks of class four ; additional for disbursing clerk, two hundred dollars ; two clerks of class three, one clerk of class two, one clerk of class one, one messenger, two assistant messengers, and two watch
men; in all, seventy-three thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars. Office of solici Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury. - For compensation of the tor of treasury, solicitor of the treasury, three thousand five hundred dollars; assistant .
solicitor, three thousand dollars ; chief clerk, two thousand dollars ; one clerk of class four, three clerks of class three, three clerks of class two, one clerk of class one, one messenger, and one laborer; in all, twenty-two
thousand and sixty dollars. Contingent ex For contingent expenses of the Department of Justice, viz.: Fuel, labor, penses.
stationery, and miscellaneous items, fifteen thousand dollars ; for rent of building, fifteen thousand dollars; for furniture and law-books, six thou
sand dollars. Commissioners Commissioners to codify the Laws of the United States. — For compento codify the laws.
sation of three commissioners to codify the laws of the United States, fifteen thousand dollars.
For incidental and contingent expenses for clerk-hire, stationery, and
miscellaneous items, three thousand dollars. British claims United States and British Claims Commission. — For the compensacommission.
tion and expenses of the United States and British claims commission,
forty-nine thousand one hundred and sixty dollars. Civil service. To enable the President of the United States to perfect and put in
force such rules regulating the civil service as may, from time to time, be
adopted by him, twenty-five thousand dollars. Heads of ex Sec. 2. That after the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and ecutive depart- seventy-two, it shall be the duty of each head of an executive department include in annual of the government, and of all other public officers who have heretofore had estimates sums printing and binding done at the congressional printing office for the necessary for
use of their respective departments or public offices, to include in their
annual estimates for appropriations for the next fiscal year such sum or printing and sums as may to them seem necessary “ for printing and binding, to be binding. executed under the direction of the congressional printer."
Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the congressional printer, when Congressional Congress shall have made an appropriation for any department or public printer to open office, to be expended “for printing and binding, to be executed under the
an account with
each department, direction of the congressional printer,” to cause an account to be opened &c., for which an with each of said departments or public offices, on which he shall charge appropriation has for all printing and binding ordered by the heads of said departments or printing, &c. public offices, in accordance with the schedule of prices established in accordance with law, and it shall not be lawful for him to cause to be executed any printing or binding the value whereof shall exceed the amount appropriated for such purpose. And the congressional printer is Clerk. hereby authorized to employ a clerk of class two to have charge of said accounts ; and that he make a detailed report of each account with depart- Report. ments or public offices to Congress in his annual report.
Sec. 4. That all acts and parts of acts prescribing and limiting the Certain limit number of congressional documents to be printed for the use of any head to number of
documents reof department or public office are hereby repealed.
pealed. Sec. 5. That all proceeds of sales of old material, condemned stores, Proceeds of supplies, or other public property of any kind, shall hereafter be depos- sales of old maited and covered into the treasury as miscellaneous receipts, on account to be used and of " proceeds of government property," and shall not be withdrawn or applied. applied except in consequence of a subsequent appropriation made by See 1872, ch. 348. law; and a detailed statement of all such proceeds of sales shall be in- Detailed statocluded in the appendix to the book of estimates. But this section shall ment.
This section not be held to repeal the existing authority of law in relation to marine not to apply to, hospitals, revenue-cutters, the clothing fund of the navy, or the sale of &c. commissary stores to the officers of the army. And it shall be the duty Register of of the register of the treasury to furnish to the proper accounting Treasury to furofficers copies of all warrants covering such proceeds, where the same warrants, &c. may be necessary in the settlement of accounts in their respective offices.
Sec. 6. That the public grounds surrounding the Capitol shall be en- Public grounds larged according to the plan approved by the committees on public around the Cap
itol to be enbuildings of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, larged. which plan is hereby directed to be deposited in the custody of the Sec- Plan. retary of the Interior) by extension between First street east and First street west, in the following manner: northwardly to the south side of What to be North B street, and southwardly to the north side of South B street,
See Post, p. 537. including, in addition to so much of the reservations, avenues, and streets as are necessary for such extension, the two squares designated on the plan of the city of Washington as numbers six hundred and eightyseven and six hundred and eighty-eight, respectively.
Sec. 7. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to The Secretary purchase, from the owner or owners thereof, at such price, not exceeding of the Interior to its actual cash value, as may be mutually agreed on between the Secre- owners such pritary and such owner or owners, and not exceeding the appraisal made by vate property as the commission of nine in their report to Robert Ould, United States may be neces
&c. district attorney for the District of Columbia, on the twenty-first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, such private property as may be necessary for carrying this act into effect, the value of the property Limit as to 80 purchased to be paid to the owner or owners thereof, out of any price. money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, on the requisition of said Secretary: Provided, That before such payment shall be made, the Sufficient conowner or owners of the property purchased shall, by good and sufficient veyances before deed or deeds, in due form of law, and approved by the Attorney-General payment. of the United States, fully release and convey to the United States all
their and each of their several and respective rights in said titles to such
lands and property so purchased. If property can Sec. 8. That if the Secretary of the Interior shall not be able to agree not be obtained with the owner or owners of any private property needed for the purby mutual agreement, the su poses of this act upon the price to be paid therefor, or if for any other preme court of
cause he shall be unable to obtain the title to any such property by the District of Columbia to pro- mutual agreement with the owner or owners thereof, it shall be his duty vide for making to make application to the supreme court of the District of Columbia, a just appraise- which court is hereby authorized and required, upon such application, in ment thereof.
such mode, and under such rules and regulations as it may adopt, to make a just and equitable appraisement of the cash value of the several interests of each and every owner of the real estate and improvements thereon necessary to be taken for the public use in accordance with the provisions of this act, and to which the Secretary has been unable to
obtain the title by mutual agreement with the owner or owners thereof. Upon payment, Sec. 9. That the fee-simple of all premises so appropriated for public value, the free of use, of which an appraisement shall have been made under the order and the premises to direction of said court, shall, upon payment to the owner or owners, revest in the United spectively, of the appraised value, or in case the said owner or owners States, &c.
refuse or neglect for fifteen days after the appraisement of the cash value of said lands and improvements by said court to demand the same from
the Secretary of the Interior, upon depositing the said appraised value Interior to make in the said court to the credit of such owner or owners, respectively, be payment.
vested in the United States. And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and required to pay to the several owner or owners, respectively, the appraised value of the several premises as specified in the ap
praisement of said court, or pay into court by deposit, as hereinbefore Appropriation. provided, the said appraised values ; and the sum necessary, not exceed
ing four hundred thousand dollars, for such purpose is hereby appropri
ated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : ProCertain mate, vided, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to sell at inges in the soldat public auction such materials in the buildings in squares numbers six hunpublic auction. dred and eighty-seven and six hundred and eighty-eight as are not neces
Proceeds of sary for the public works in this District; and further, that the moneys sales, how to be realized
by such sales shall be applied to the improvement and extension applied.
of the Capitol grounds. Court to de Sec. 10. That said court may direct the time and manner in which termine the time possession of the property condemned shall be taken or delivered, and and manner of the taking and
may, if necessary, enforce any order or issue any process for giving posdelivery of the session. The cost occasioned by the inquiry and assessment shall be condeinned prop- paid by the United States, and, as to other costs which may arise, they Costs.
shall be charged or taxed as the court may direct. Proceedings Sec. 11. That no delay in making an assessment of compensation, or where there are in taking possession, shall be occasioned by any doubt which may arise ownership of the as to the ownership of the property, or any part thereof, or as to the inproperty, &c. terests of the respective owners, but in such cases the court shall require
a deposit of the money allowed as compensation for the whole property When posses- or the part in dispute. In all cases, as soon as the United States shall sion may be have paid the compensation assessed, or secured its payment, by a deposit taken.
of money, under the order of the court, possession of the property may
be taken. Certain rail Sec. 12. That the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company road companies and the Metropolitan Railroad Company be, and they are hereby retracks from, &c. quired to remove their tracks, respectively, from the Capitol grounds, as
hereby established, and to run the same as they may be directed, from time to time, by the officer in charge of the public buildings and grounds,
as the grading and filling up of said grounds may render necessary. That Commission to a commission, consisting of the Secretary of the Interior, the chief engireport a plan to neer of the army, and the officer in charge of public buildings and
grounds, is hereby authorized and directed to examine and report to Con- remove locomogress, prior to the second Monday of December next, a plan by which tive railroad track
in front of westthe locomotive railroad track in front of the western entrance of the
ern entrance of Capitol shall be removed, with due regard to the rights of all parties Capitol. concerned, and by which proper connections with other railroads may be made.
Sec. 13. That from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred Salaries of secand seventy-two, the annual salaries of the second comptroller, of the cond comptroller, register, and of the supervising architect of the treasury department, vising architect, shall be four thousand dollars each; and the annual salary of the judges and of the judges of the court of claims shall be four thousand five hundred dollars each, claims estaband a sufficient sum to carry into effect the provisions of this section to lished. the end of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, is hereby appropriated.
APPROVED, May 8, 1872.
CHAP. CXLI.–An Act to provide for the Removal of the Kansas Tribe of Indians to the May 8, 1872.
Indian Territory, and to dispose of their Lands in Kansas to actual Settlers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to cause to be inakaans an dikatile appraised and sold so much of the lands heretofore owned by the Kansas to be appraised tribe of Indians in the State of Kansas, and which was ceded to the and sold. United States in trust in the treaty made by the United States and said Vol. xii. p. 1111. Indians proclaimed November seventeenth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty, and which remain unsold, in the following manner, viz.: The Mode of apsaid Secretary shall appoint three disinterested and competent persons, praisement, &c. who shall, after being duly sworn to perform said service faithfully and impartially, personally examine and appraise said lands by legal subdivisions of one hundred and sixty acres or less, separately from the value of any improvements on the same, and also the value of said improvements, distinguishing between improvements made by members of said Indian tribe, the United States, and white settlers, and make return thereof to the commissioner of Indian affairs: Provided, That •the Appraisement Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, set aside any appraise- may be set aside. ments that may be made under the provisions of this section, and cause a new appraisement to be made.
SEC. 2. That each bona fide settler at the time occupying any portion Bona-fide setof said lands and having made valuable improvements thereon, or the tlers, kes, and heirs at law of such, who is a citizen of the United States, or who has purchase not over declared his intention to become such, shall be entitled, at any time within 160 acres of such one year from the approval of said appraisement, to purchase, for cash, lands and imthe land so occupied and improved by him, not to exceed one hundred and the appraised sixty acres in each case, at the appraised value thereof, including the ap- value. praised value of any improvements which may have been made by the United States or any of said Indians on the same, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.
Sec. 3. That all the lands mentioned in the first section of this act now Occupied lands occupied by bona-fide settlers, as mentioned in the second section of this unsold after one act, remaining unsold at the expiration of one year from the approval of sold at public said appraisement, shall be sold at public sale, after due advertisement, to sale. the highest bidder for cash, in tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres; and all the lands mentioned in the first section of this act which Unoccupied shall be unoccupied by bona-fide settlers at the date of such appraisement lands may be may be sold at any time after the approval of said appraisement, at pub- proval of aplic sale, after due advertisement, to the highest bidder for cash, in tracts praisement. not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe: Provided, That in Limit to price. Do case shall any of the lands mentioned in this act be sold at less than
Lands unsold their appraised value: And provided further, That the Secretary of the after, &c.
Interior may, in his discretion, open any of said lands remaining unsold after having been publicly offered to cash entry at their appraised value,
subject to the rights of bona-fide settlers as provided for in this act: Proceeds of Provided, however, That the proceeds of the sale of said lands and imsales of lands how to be ap
provements, after paying the expenses of said appraisement and sale, shall plied.
be applied in accordance with the provisions of said treaty in the payment of the liquidated indebtedness of said Kansas tribe of Indians pro rata as the same shall be received, and the excess, if any, shall be distri
buted to the said Indians, per capita, in money. The diminished Sec. 4. That if said Kansas tribe of Indians shall signify to the Presireserve of the Kansas Indians
dent of the United States their desire to sell their diminished reserve, as to be appraised indicated in said treaty, including lands held in severalty and in common, and sold, &c., and to remove from the State of Kansas, and shall so agree in such manif, &c. Mode of ap
ner as the President may prescribe, the Secretary of the Interior may praisement and cause the same to be appraised in legal subdivisions as hereinbefore prosale.
vided for the appraisement of the so-called “trust lands,” and sold in quantities not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres at not less than its
appraised value, after due notice, to the highest bidder or bidders on sealed Improvements. bids, including improvements of every character, and no preference shall
be given to settlers on any part of said diminished reserve, and the appraised value of any improvements on any part of said diminished
reserve made by any member of said tribe shall be paid to him or her in Proceeds of person, and the residue of the proceeds of said sales shall belong to said sales.
tribe in common, fifty per centum of which shall be placed to their credit on the books of the treasury, and bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, said interest to be paid to them semi-annually for the term of twenty years, after which period the principal shall be paid to the members of said tribe per capita, and the remaining fifty per centum of the proceeds of sales as aforesaid shall be used in providing and improving
for them new homes in the Indian Territory, and in subsisting them until Adult mem they may become self-sustaining: Provided, That if any adult member of bers of tribe desiring to re
said tribe to whom an allotment was assigned under the provision of artimain upon the cles one and two of said treaty of November, eighteen hundred and sixty, reservation, may shall desire to remain upon the same, such member of said tribe shall, their allotment, upon satisfying the Secretary of the Interior that he or she is the person exempt, &c. to whom such allotment was originally assigned, and that he or she has,
since the date of such assignment, continued to occupy and cultivate the same, be entitled to demand and receive for such allotment a patent in feesimple ; but such land so patented shall be exempt from levy, taxation, or sale during the natural life of such Indian.
APPROVED, May 8, 1872.
May 8, 1872. CHAP. CXLII. – An Act to fund certain Liabilities of the City of Washington, existing
June first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to limit the Debt of and Taxation in the District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain float- States of America in Congress assembled, That the commissioners of the trust funds and the sinking-fund
of the District of Columbia, duly appointed under the laws City of Washing of the said District, be, and are hereby, authorized to fund the liabilities ton to be funded. of the city of Washington, consisting of the floating debts and trust-funds
found to be due on the first of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, not Limit. exceeding one million one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, by the audit
ing commission appointed to ascertain the amount of said liabilities, and reported by said commission to the legislative assembly under date of
November eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and January third, Bonds to be
eighteen hundred and seventy-two; and for that purpose the said com188ued; missioners are hereby directed to issue registered or coupon bonds of the
denominations, said District of Columbia, in denominations of fifty dollars, or any multi