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[Par. 2.] And whenever it shall become necessary to employ tempo- Temporary mail rary service on any mail route, it shall be the duty of the Postmaster- service; how adGeneral to advertise for bids, or proposals, for such service by posting R. S., § 3941. notices in the post offices at the termini of such route and upon a bulletin-board in a public-place in the Post-Office Department building at Washington in the District of Columbia for at least ten days prior to such letting.
Railways refusing to provide cars, &c., to have pay
1878, June 17, ch.
[Par. 3.] And hereafter when any railroad company fail or refuse to provide railway post-office cars when required by the Post-Office Department, or shall fail or refuse to provide suitable safety-heaters and safety-lamps therefor, with such number of saws and axes to each car R. S., § 4002. for use in case of accident as may be required by the Post-Office De- 1876, July 12, ch. partment, said company shall have its pay reduced ten per centum on 179, § 1, par. 2. the rates fixed in section four thousand and two of the Revised Statutes, 259, § 1, par, 4. as amended by act of July twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post- 206, § 1, par. 2. Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and for other purposes," and as further amended by the act of June seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventyeight, entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes."
[March 1, 1881.]
1880, June 11, ch.
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SETTLERS UPON THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE LANDS IN
Settlers on Absentee Shawnee lands, Kansas, may purchase same.
March 1, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 377.
Settlers on Ab
lands, Kansas, may purchase
Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of the joint resolution approved April seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, (1) for the relief of the sentee Shawnee settlers upon the Absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas, be, and they hereby are, extended so as to allow any bona fide settler now occupying said same. lands, and having made improvements thereon, or the heirs at law of 1875, Jan. 11, ch. such, who is a citizen of the United States, or who has declared his in- 14. tention to become such according to the naturalization laws, to purchase for cash the land so occupied and improved by him, not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres in each case, at not less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre, at any time within one year after the passage of this act, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, and that any lands not claimed by such settlers at the expiration of that period shall be offered at public sale at the minimum rate of two dollars and fifty cents per acre, notice of such sale to be given by public advertisement of not less than thirty days; and, further, that any tracts not then sold shall be thereafter subject to private entry at the same minimum:
Provided, however, That the proceeds of such sales shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of the treaty between the United States and the said Shawnee Indians, proclaimed November second, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. [March 1, 1881.]
NOTE. (1) The resolution of 1869 (16 Stat. L., 53), here referred to, is printed in this volume as a note to act of 1875, January 11, ch. 14., p. 123.
March 2, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 377.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO CHANGE THE NAME
Secretary of Treasury may permit names of vessels to be changed. R. S., § 4179. -to make rules therefor.
1. Secretary of Treasury may permit names of 2. to make rules therefor.
Be it enacted, &c.
[SECTION 1], That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized to permit the owner or owners of any vessel duly enrolled and found seaworthy and free from debt to change the name of the same when in his opinion there shall be sufficient cause for so doing.
SEC 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury shall establish such rules and regulations and procure such evidence as to the age, condition, where built, and pecuniary liability of the vessel as he may deem necessary to prevent injury to public or private interests: and when permission is granted by the Secretary he shall cause the order for the change of name to be published at least in four issues in some daily or weekly paper at the place of register; and the cost of procuring evidence and advertising the change of name to be paid by the person or persons desiring such change of name. [March 2, 1881.]
March 2, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 379. Life-saving sta
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LIFE-SAVING STATION AT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed tion at Louisville, to establish a life-saving station at Louisville, Kentucky, with such Ky. R. S., §§ 4242- equipments and organization as he may think proper, and whatever amount is necessary for said purpose is hereby appropriated out of any money not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That said amount shall not exceed the sum heretofore appropriated for such station. [March 2, 1881.]
1874, June 20, ch. 1878, June 18, ch.
March 3, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 380.
Lands of Otoe
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE OF THE REMAINDER OF THE RESERVATION OF
[SECTION 1], That with the consent of the Otoe and Missouria Tribes and Missouria In- of Indians, expressed in open council, the Secretary of the Interior is dians in Kansas authorized to cause to be surveyed and sold the remainder of the reservation of said Indians lying in the States of Kansas and Nebraska. 1876, Aug. 15, ch. 308. 1879, March 3, ch. 190.
and Nebraska to be sold.
-to be appraised.
-how to be sold.
SEC. 2. That the lands so surveyed shall be appraised by three commissioners, one of whom shall be designated by said Indians in open council, and the other two by the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 3. That after the survey and appraisement of said lands, the Secretary of the Interior shall be, and hereby is, authorized to offer the same for sale through the United States public-land office at Beatrice, Nebraska, in tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, for cash,
to actual settlers, or persons who shall make oath before the register or the receiver of the land-office at Beatrice, Nebraska, that they intend to occupy the land for authority to purchase which they make application, and who shall within three months from the date of such application make a permament settlement upon the same, in tracts not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to each purchaser:
Provided, That, if in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, it shall be more advantageous to sell said lands upon deferred payments, ments for. he may, with the consent of the Indians expressed in open council, dispose of the same upon the following terms as to payments, that is to say: One-quarter in cash, to become due and payable at the expiration of three months from the date of the filing of an application as hereinbefore required, one-quarter in one year, one-quarter in two years, and one quarter in three years from the date of sale, with interest at the rate of five per centum per annum; but in case of default in the cash payment as hereinbefore required, the person thus defaulting shall forfeit absolutely his right to the tract for the purchase of which he has applied:
And provided further, That whenever any person shall apply under — in case of lots the provisions of this act to purchase a tract containing a fractional ex- exceeding one huncess over one hundred and sixty acres, if the excess is less than forty dred and sixty acres, is contiguous, and results from inability in the survey to make acres by a fraction, township and section lines conform to the boundary lines of the reservation, his application shall not be rejected on account of such excess; but if no other objection exists the purchase shall be allowed as in other
And provided further. That no portion of said land shall be sold at less than the appraised value thereof, and in no case less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre.
Price per acre.
Proceeds of sale;
SEC. 4. That the proceeds of the sale of said lands shall be placed to the credit of said Indians in the Treasury of the United States, and how disposed of. shall bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, which income shall be annually expended for the benefit of said Indians under direction of the Secretary of the Interior.
Removal and lo
SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Interior may, with the consent of the Indians, expressed in open council, secure other reservation lands cation of the Inupon which to locate said Indians, cause their removal thereto, and ex- dians. pend such sum as may be necessary for their comfort and advancement in civilization, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, including cost of surveys and expense of removal, the same to be drawn from the fund arising from the sale of their reservation lands under the act approved August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. [March 3, 1881.]
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL
Par. 1.] Hereafter the electrician, together with everything pertaining to the electrical machinery and apparatus, and all laborers and others connected with the lighting, heating, and ventilating the House,
March 3, 1881.
21 Stat. L., 385.
Architect of Capitol to have direc&c., for lighting, tion of employés,
heating, &c., shall be subject exclusively to the orders, and in all respects under the House of Repre- direction, of the Architect of the Capitol, subject to the control of the sentatives, subject to control of Speaker; and no removal or appointment shall be made except with his
R. S., § 1817.
287, par. 4.
And all engineers and others who are engaged in heating and venti1876, Aug. 15, ch. lating the House shall be subject to the orders, and in all respects under the direction, of the Architect of the Capitol, subject to the control of the Speaker; and no removal or appointment shall be made except with his approval.
[Par. 2.] The provisions of section fifty four hundred and eighty-five agents, attorneys, of the Revised Statutes shall be applicable to any person who shall vio&c., demanding illegal fees in penlate the provisions of an act entitled "An_act relating to claim agents sion cases. and attorneys in pension cases," approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.
R. S., § 5485. 1878, June 20, ch. 367.
Railroads; title of. 1878, June 19, ch. 316.
Salaries of Uni
[Par. 3.] OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF RAILROAD ACCOUNTS.- For Auditor, who shall hereafter be styled Commissioner of Railroads,
[Par. 4.] That hereafter the salaries appropriated for the United ted States judges States judges(1) in the foregoing paragraphs, and judges of the Court payable monthly. of Claims, and of the Territories, may be paid monthly.
554, 607, 676, 714, 1049, 1882. Heads of departments may make requisitions for official postage stamps.
R. S., § 3915.
SEC. 2. That the Secretaries, respectively, of the Departments of State, of the Treasury, War, Navy, and of the Interior, and the AttorneyGeneral, are authorized to make requisitions upon the PostmasterGeneral for the necessary amount of official postage-stamps for the use of their departments, not exceeding the amount stated in the estimates 1877, Feb. 27, ch. submitted to Congress; and upon presentation of proper vouchers therefor at the Treasury, the amount thereof shall be credited to the appropriation for the service of the Post-Office Department for the same fiscal year.
69, par. 138.
SEC. 4. That all acts or parts of acts inconsisient or in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. [March 3, 1881.]
NOTE. (1) The judges named in theparagraphs here referred to are the judges of the Supreme Court, the circuit judges, the district judges, the judges of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and judges retired under the provisions of R. S., § 714.
March 3, 1881. 21 Stat. L., 414.
Salary of Super
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPLY DEFICIENCIES IN THE APPROPRIATIONS
Enumerator to take oath.
List of benficiaries.
5. Agent to make payments.
Receipt for moneys.
Agent's compensation, oath, and bond.
[Par. 1.] The salary of the said superintendent [of the Government intendent of Gov- Hospital for the Insane] is hereby fixed at four thousand dollars per annum as originally provided in act of March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.
R. S., § 4839.
[Par. 2.] Provided, That hereafter the Secretary of the Treasury may appoint inspectors of customs at a compensation less than three dollars per day when, in his judgment, the public service will permit.
Secretary of Treasury may ap point inspectors of customs at less than $3 a day. R. S., § 2605. SEC. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior shall appoint a competent Census of Miami and proper person to take a census and make a list of the Miami In- Indians in Indiana,
SEC. 3. [Appropriates $221,257.86 for the Miami Indians.]
dians residing in Indiana, or elsewhere, who are entitled to participate &c. 1879, March 3,
in the distribution of said principal sum, as provided by article four of ch. 195. the treaty that was made between the United States and the Miami Treaty (10 Stat. Indians on the fifth day of June, eighteen hundred and fifty four, as L., 1093). amended in the Senate.
Before taking such census, publication shall be made requiring all persons claiming under said treaty to make known their claim to such person so appointed, within a time specified in the notice, and failing so
to do, they shall be forever barred.
When said census shall be so made, it shall be the duty of the person List to distinso appointed to make such enumeration and list to report the same to guish males and the Secretary of the Interior, distinguishing in his report between males females, &c. and females, and between those over twenty-one years of age and those under twenty-one years, which list so made, when approved by the Secretary of the Interior, shall stand as the true list of the persons entitled
to share in the payments provided for in this act;
And each person named in said list shall be entitled to receive the Payments to Insame amount, irrespective of age or sex, payments for minors to be paid dians from funds, to the guardians legally appointed, as hereinafter provided, under the laws of the State or Territory in which said minors reside:
Provided, however, That any minor who may be a resident of the Indian Territory and a beneficiary of said fund may receive his or her share thereof, as the case may be, through a guardian appointed by any court having probate jurisdiction in the State of Kansas.
- to minors.
The person appointed to make such enumeration and list shall, before entering on such duty, take and subscribe an oath that he will make a take oath. true and correct enumeration and report of said Indians according to the best information he can obtain, said oath to be administered and certified to by a United States commissioner or a clerk of a court of record;
And he shall receive as his compensation therefor the sum of five dollars per day and his actual and necessary traveling and other expenses while en gaged in said duty, not to exceed four hundred dollars:
Provided, That no persons other than those embraced in the corrected list agreed upon by the Miami Indians of Indiana, in the presence of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in June, eighteen hundred and fiftyfour, comprising three hundred and two names as Miami Indians of Indiana, and the increase of families of persons indicated in said corrected list, shall be recipients of the money hereby appropriated.
List of benefi
Agent to make
SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Interior shall appoint some suitable person as an agent of the United States to make payment to each of said payments. Miami Indians who shall be more than twenty-one years of age whose name shall be borne on the list prepared as aforesaid the amount that he or she, as the case may be, shall be entitled to receive;
And he, in like manner, shall pay to the guardian of each minor whose name shall appear on said list the amount that said minor shall be en- minors. titled to receive: Provided, however, That no payment shall be made to any guardian as such until he produce and deliver to the agent from whom he shall receive such payment the certificate of the judge of the court, attested by the seal of the same, certifying that such guardian has been duly appointed and qualified as such, and given bond, secured by unincumbered freehold surety, in the penalty of not less than three times the amount he shall receive from the United States on account of the payment so to be made for the benefit of said ward, which certificate shall be filed by said agent at the time of making of his report and final settlement. A copy of said list so prepared as aforesaid shall be fur