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AN ACT TO FIX THE TIMES FOR HOLDING THE DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURTS OF
Feb. 18, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 326.
1. District and circuit courts of western district
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That the district and circuit courts of the United States within and for the western district of Texas shall be holden at the times hereinafter specified, namely:
At Austin, commencing on the first Tuesdays in January and June; At San Antonio, commencing on the first Tuesdays in March and October;
At Brownsville, commencing on the fourth Tuesdays in April and November.
SEC. 2. That all laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SEC. 3. That this act take effect on the first day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-one. [February 18, 1881.]
Feb. 23, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 330.
Circuit and dis
trict courts to be
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE TERMS OF THE UNITED STATES CIR-
Circuit and district courts to be held at Concord, N. H., instead of Exeter.
Be it enacted, &c., That the terms of the United States circuit and disheld at Concord, trict courts now held at Exeter, for and within the district of New HampN. H., instead of shire, be, and the same hereafter shall be held at Concord in said district. (1) [February 23, 1881.]
R. S., §§ 572, 658.
NOTE. (1) The Revised Statutes, §§ 572, 658, require these terms to be held: the district court on the third Tuesday in June and December, and the circuit court on the eighth day of October.
Feb. 23, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 331.
Appropriations, according to which is to be made up.
Book of Estimates
- for active list of officers.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NAVAL SERVICE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
1. Appropriations for Navy, according to which
Be it enacted, &c.
2. In Navy, boys between ages of 14 and 18 may be enlisted with consent of parents or guard. ians.
[SECTION 1], That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the naval service of the government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, and for other purposes:
For the pay of the Navy, for the active list, namely: For one Admiral, one ViceAdmiral, twelve rear-admirals, eight chiefs of bureau (commodores), twenty-four commodores, forty-seven captains, ninety commanders, eighty lieutenant-commanders, two hundred and eighty lieutenants, one hundred and one masters, ninety-five ensigns, seventy-five midshipmen, fifteen medical directors, fourteen medical inspectors, fifty surgeons, seventy-three passed assistant surgeons, sixteen assistant surgeons, twelve pay-directors, thirteen pay-inspectors, fifty paymasters, thirty-one passed assistant paymasters, twenty assistant paymasters, sixty-nine chief engineers, ninety-six passed assistant engineers, forty-two assistant engineers, fifty-four cadet-engineers (graduates), twenty-four chaplains, eleven professors of mathematics, ten naval constructors, five assistant naval constructors, ten civil engineers, two hundred and four warrantofficers, forty-one mates, two hundred and sixty-eight cadet-midshipmen (on proba tion), one hundred and five cadet-engineers, and one hundred and three cadet-midshipmen (not graduates); in all, three million nine hundred and one thousand one hundred dollars.
For pay of the retired-list, namely: For forty-one rear-admirals, twenty-one com- - for retired list of modores, eighteen captains, seventeen commanders, fourteen lieutenant-commanders, officers. eight lieutenants, eleven masters, five ensigns, two midshipmen, twenty-two medical directors, one medical inspector, two surgeons, five passed assistant surgeons, eight assistant surgeons, nine pay-directors, one pay-inspector, three paymasters, two passed assistant paymasters, two assistant paymasters, seven chief engineers, nineteen passed assistant engineers, twenty-five assistant engineers, seven chaplains, six professors of mathematics, three naval constructors, eight boatswains, four gunners, thirteen carpenters, and eleven sailmakers; in all, six hundred and eighty-seven thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.
For pay to petty-officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, landsmen, and boys, including for petty officers men in the engineers' force, and for the Coast Survey service, not exceeding eight and men. thousand two hundred and fifty in all, two million four hundred and ninety thousand dollars.
For two secretaries, one to the Admiral and one to the Vice-Admiral, clerks to fleet--for secretaries, clerks, paymasters, paymasters of vessels, clerks at inspections, navy-yards, and stations, extra pay, exchange, and extra pay to men enlisted under honorable discharge; commission and interest, mileage, &c. transportation of funds, exchange and mileage, and for the payment of any such officers as may be in service either upon the active or retired list, during the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, in excess of the numbers for each class provided for in this act, and for any increase of pay arising from different duty, as the needs of the service may require, four hundred and eighty six thousand seven hundred and twenty-five dollars;
Deficiency in pay
And should the sums herein before appropriated for the pay of the officers on the active and retired lists of the Navy be insufficient, then, and in that case, the Secre- from unexpended baltary of the Navy is here authorized to use any and all balances which may be due, or become due, to "pay of the Navy" from the other bureaus of the department for that
And hereafter the estimates for pay of the Navy shall be submitted in the book of estimates in detailed classifications and paragraphs, after the manner above set forth.
Book of esti
mates to follow
above classification, &c. R. S., §§ 429, 3660, 3666. 1875, March 3, ch. 129, § 3.
SEC. 2. That section fourteen hundred and eighteen, fourteen hundred In Navy, boys between ages of and nineteen, and fourteen hundred and twenty of the Revised Statutes, fourteen and eightas heretofore amended relating to enlistment of minors in the naval een may be enlistservice, be, and hereby are, amended by striking out the word "fifteen" ed with consent of and inserting in its stead the word "fourteen" [February 23, 1881.]
parents or guard
R. S., §§ 14181420.
1879, May 12, ch.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CONSULAR AND DIPLOMATIC SERVICE OF
Clerks at consulates.
Rates of compensation of.
Be it enacted, &c.
- total allowance for any one year.
For allowance for clerks at consulates, fifty-seven thousand four hundred dollars, as follows:
Feb. 24, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 339.
Clerks at consulates.
Rates of compen
R. S., § 1704.
For the consul at Liverpool, a sum not exceeding the rate of two thousand five hundred dollars for any one year; and for the consuls-general sation. at London, Paris, Havana, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro, each a sum not exceeding the rate of two thousand dollars for any one year; for 155. the consuls-general at Berlin, Frankfort, Vienna, and Kanagawa, and 1879, June 27, ch. for the consuls at Hamburg, Bremen, Manchester, Lyons, Hong-Kong, 28, p. 400. Havre, and Chemnitz, each a sum not exceeding the rate of one thousand five hundred dollars for any one year; for the consul-general at Montreal, and the consuls at Bradford and Birmingham, each a sum not exceeding the rate of one thousand two hundred dollars for any one year; for the consuls-general at Calcutta and Melbourne, and for the consuls at Leipsic, Sheffield, Sonneberg, Dresden, Marseilles, Nurem berg, Tunstall, Antwerp, Bordeaux, Colon (Aspinwall), Glasgow, and Singapore, each a sum not exceeding the rate of one thousand dollars for any one year; for the consuls at Belfast, Barmen, Leith, Dundee, Matamoras, and Halifax, each a sum not exceeding the rate of eight
Total rate for any one year.
hundred dollars for any one year; for the consul-general at Mexico, and for the consuls at Beirut, Naples, Stuttgart, Florence, Mannheim, Prague, Zurich, Panama, and Demerara, each a sum not exceeding the rate of six hundred dollars for any one year:
Provided, That the total sum expended in any one year shall not exceed the amount herein appropriated.
[February 24, 1881.]
Feb. 24, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 346.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY FOR THE FISCAL
Par. 1. Lieutenant-General of Army to have $100
Be it enacted, &c.
- cost; how determined.
Par. 3. In issue of forage, no discrimination to be made against officers east of Mississippi River.
[Par. 1.] That the allowance for commutation of quarters to the Lieueral of Army to tenant-General of the Army shall be one hundred dollars per month. have $100 a month
for commutation of quarters. R. S., § 1270. 1877, Feb. 27, ch. 69, par. 35. 1878, June 18, ch. 263, § 9. 1879, June 23, ch. 35, § 1, par. 2.
In sales of stores in Army, 10 cent. to be added to cost, except, &c. S., 66 1144,
[Par. 2.] That to the cost of all stores and other articles sold to officers and men, except tobacco, as provided for in section eleven hundred and forty-nine of the Revised Statutes, ten per centum shall be added to cover wastage, transportation, and other incidental charges, save that subsistence supplies may be sold to companies, detachments, and hos1879, June 23, ch. 35, § 1, par. 4. pitals at cost prices, not including cost of transportation, upon the cer1880, May 4, ch. tificate of an officer commanding a company or detachment, or in charge of a hospital, that the supplies are necessary for the exclusive use of such company, detachment, or hospital:
Cost; how determined.
In issue of forage,
And provided further, That the cost price of each article shall be understood in all cases of sales to be the invoice price of the last lot of that article received by the officer by whom the sale is made.
[Par. 3.] That there shall be no discrimination in the issue of forage no discrimination against officers serving east of the Mississippi River, provided they are to be made against officers east of Mis- required by law to be mounted, and actually keep and own their ani
AN ACT CONCERNING SETTLEMENT OF BOUNDARY LINES BETWEEN NEW YORK AND
Boundary line between New York and Connecti-
Existing titles to property not affected..
Whereas, commissioners duly appointed on the part of the State of New York, and commissioners duly appointed on the part of the State of Connecticut, for the purpose of settling the boundary line between said States, did execute an agreement in the words following, to wit:
"Memorandum of agreement by and between the subscribers, commissioners of the States of New York and Connecticut, respectively, to settle the question of the bound
aries between said States, being thereunto authorized by the resolutions of said States, respectively, passed by them as hereunto annexed.
That is to say, we, Allen C. Beach, secretary of State, Augustus Schoonmaker, attorney-general, and Horatio Seymour, junior, State engineer and surveyor, commissioners of the State of New York; and wc, Origen S. Seymour, Lafayette S. Foster, and William T. Minor, commissioners of the State of Connecticut, have agreed, and do hereby agree, to fix, determine, and establish the boundaries between our respective States, subject to the approval and ratification of the legislatures of our respective States, in the following manner:
We agree that the boundary on the land constituting the western boundary of Connecticut and the eastern boundary of the State of New York shall be, and is, as the same was defined by monuments erected by commissioners appointed by the legislature of the State of New York, and completed in the year eighteen hundred and sixty; the said boundary line extending from Byram Point, (formerly called Lyons Point) on the south to the line of the State of Massachusetts on the north.
And we further agree that the boundary on the sound shall be, and is, as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of the channel about six hundred feet south of the extreme rocks of Byram Point, marked number 0 on appended United States Coast Survey chart; thence running in a true southeast course three and one quarter statute miles; thence in a straight line (the arc of a great circle) northeasterly to a point four statute miles true south of New London Light House; thence northeasterly to a point marked number one on the annexed United States Coast Survey chart of Fisher's Island Sound, which point is on the long east three-quarters north sailing course drawn on said map, and is about one thousand feet northerly from the Hammock or N. Dumpling Light House; thence following the said east three-quarters north sailing course as laid down on said map, easterly to a point marked number two on said map; thence southeasterly toward a point marked number three on said map, so far as said States are coterminus:
Existing titles to
Provided, however, That nothing in the foregoing agreement contained shall be construed to affect existing titles to property, corporeal or incorporeal, held under grants property not affected. heretofore made by either of said States, nor to affect existing rights which said States, or either of them, or which the citizens of either of said States, may have by grant, letters patent, or prescription of fishing in the waters of said sound, whether for shell or floating fish, irrespective of the boundary line hereby established, it not being the purpose of this agreement to define, limit, or interfere with any such right, rights, or privileges, whatever the same may be.
"In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand to this instruinent, and to a duplicate thereof, December eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine. [Signed by the parties.
Whereas said agreement has been confirmed by the legislatures of said States of New York and Connecticut respectively: Therefore,
Be it enacted, &c., That the consent of the Congress of the United Consent of ConStates be, and hereby is, given to said agreement, and to each and ev[e]ry gress given and boundaries appart thereof; and the boundaries established by said agreement are proved. hereby approved: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed-saving rights of to impair or in any manner to affect any right of the United States or United States, &c. jurisdiction of its courts in and over the islands or waters which form the subject of said agreement. [February 26, 1881.]
AN ACT DEFINING THE VERIFICATION OF RETURNS OF NATIONAL BANKS. Reports of national banks may be sworn to before - if not an officer of the bank. notary public.
Feb. 26, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 352.
notary public. R. S., § 5211.
Be it enacted, &c., That the oath or affirmation required by section Reports of nafifty-two hundred and eleven of the Revised Statutes, verifying the re- tional banks may turns made by national banks to the Comptroller of the Currency, when be sworn to before taken before a notary public properly authorized and commissioned by the State in which such notary resides and the bank is located, or any other officer having an official seal, authorized in such State to administer oaths, shall be a sufficient verification as contemplated by said section fifty-two hundred and eleven:
Provided, That the officer administering the oath is not an officer of who is not an the bank. [February 26, 1881.]
officer of the bank.
Feb. 28, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 373.
AN ACT MAKING THE CITY OF CHATTANOOGA, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, A PORT
Chattanooga, Tenn., a port of delivery.
Be it enacted, &c., That the city of Chattanooga, in the State of TenTenn., a port of de- nessee, is hereby made a port of delivery, with a surveyor at a salary livery, with a sur- of three hundred and fifty dollars per annum and the customary fees. veyor, &c. R. S., §§ 2568, And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to carry this act into effect. [February 28, 1881.]
Feb. 28, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 373.
AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE ATLANTA, GEORGIA, A PORT OF DELIVERY.
Atlanta, Ga., a port of delivery, with privileges of surveyor at.
Be it enacted, &c., That Atlanta, in the State of Georgia, be, and is Atlanta, Ga., a port of delivery, hereby, constituted a port of delivery; and that the privileges of immewith privileges of diate transportation of dutiable merchandise conferred by the act of inland transporta- June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled "An act to amend tion in bond, &c. the statutes in relation to immediate transportation of dutiable goods, R. S., § 2559. and for other purposes", be, and the same are hereby, extended to said 1880, June 10, ch. 190. port;
-surveyor at. R. S., § 2560.
And there shall be appointed a surveyor of customs to reside at said port, who shall receive a salary to be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum. [Febru ary 28, 1881.]
March 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 374.
Charge for melt
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THIRTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOUR OF THE RE
BULLION WHEN AT OR ABOVE STANDARD.
Charge for melting or refining bullion to be fixed by Director of Mint.
Be it enacted, &c., That section thirty-five hundred and twenty-four ing or refining of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by striking bullion to be fixed out of said section the words "for melting and refining when bullion is by Director of Mint. below standard," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "for melting or refining bullion." [March 1, 1881.]
R. S., § 3524.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE POST OFFICE DEPART-
March 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 374.
[Par. 1.] Hereafter the Postmaster-General shall cause advertisements of all general mail-lettings of each State and Territory to be conspicuously posted in each post-office in the State and Territory embraced in said advertisements for at least sixty days before the time of such general letting; and no other advertisement of such lettings shall be required; but this provision shall not apply to any other than general mail-lettings.