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the appointments of this Department shall be so arranged as to be Appointments. equally distributed between the several States of the United States, Territories, and the District of Columbia, according to population.
That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to detail Cholera in a medical officer of the Army to investigate and report upon the re. Mexico, &c. ported existence and spread of cholera in Mexico and near the frontier of Texas, and should such epidemic invade the United States during the present year, it shall be the duty of said officer to give timely notice of the advance and spread of the disease, and to compile complete records of said epidemic, and to report the same through the President to Congress; and to defray the necessary expenses of this investigation, the sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may be required, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War.
SEC. 3. That to carry into effect the provisions of section three of the Force to be emact entitled "An act fixing the amount of United States notes, provid. ployed in carrying
out provisions of ing for a redistribution of the national.bank currency, and for other 1874343. s. 3. purposes " approved June twentieth, eighteen lundred and seventy-four, ante, 123. ibe Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to appoint the following force, to be employed under his direction, namely : In the office of the Treasurer: one superintendent, three thousand five hundred dollars; Office of the two principal tellers and one principal book-keeper, at two thousand six hundred dollars each ; one assistant principal book-keeper at two thou. sand five hundred dollars; two assistant tellers, at two thousand two hundred dollars each ; two clerks of class four; two clerks of class three; tour clerks of class two; forty-fourclerks of class one; twenty-one clerks, at one thousand dollars each ; sixty clerks, at nine huudred dollars each ; four messengers ; five assistant messeugers; and three persons to be employed at four hundred and thirty-two dollars each ; for wbich the sum of one hundred and sixty-six thousand six hundred and filty six dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
In the office of the Comptroller of the Currency : One superintendent, Office of the at two thousand four hundred dollars ; one teller and one principal Comptroller of the book-keeper, at two thousand four hundred dollars each ; one assistant
int Currency. book-keeper, at two thousand two hundred dollars ; one clerk of class four; four clerks of class one; twenty clerks, at nine hundred dollars each ; and one messenger; for which the sum of thirty-four thousand eight hundred and forty dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. And at the end of each month, the Secretary of the Treasury shall re-imburse the Treas. ury to the full amount paid out under the provisions of this section by transfer of said amount from the deposit of the national banking-associations with the Treasury of the United States; and at the end of each fiscal year he shall transfer from said deposit to the Treasury of the United States such sum as may have been actually expended under his direction for stationery, rent, fuel, light, and other necessary incidental expenses which bave been incurred in carrying into effect the the provisions of the said section of the above named act.
SEC. 4. That for experiments in testing iron and steel, including Experiments in the cost of any machine built for such purpose, the sum of fifty thou. testing iron and sand dollars is hereby appropriated; and the further sam of twenty. sect. five thousand dollars provided " for improved machinery and instru. 1873, c. 229. v. 17. ments for testing American iron and steel” in the act entitled “An p. 543. act making appropriatious for the support of the Army for the year Appropriation ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four” approved made available. March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, is hereby continued and made available for such purpose; and that the President be, and hereby is authorized to appoint a board, to consist of one officer of Board. the engineers of the United States Army, one officer of ordnance of the United States Army, one line officer of the United States Navy, one engineer of the United States Navy, and three civilians who shall
be experts; and it shall be the duty of said board to convene at the earliest practicable moment, at such place as may be designated by the President, for the purpose of determining, by actual tests, the strength and value of all kinds of iron, steel and other metals which may be submitted to them or by them procured, and to prepare tables which will exhibit the strength and value of said materials for constructive
and mechanical purposes, and to provide for the building of a suitable Proviso. machine for establishing such tests: Provided, That no officers in the
pay of the Government shall be entitled to, or receive, any additional Compensation. compensation by reason of any services rendered in connection with Secretary.
this board ; but one of the civil experts sball act as secretary of the
board, and shall be entitled, nnder this act to such compensation as the Proviso.
President may deem proper and fit: Provided, That not more than fif.
teen thousand dollars of the sum herein provided shall be used for the Expenses. expenses of such board.
Participation of Sec. 5. To enable the Executive Departments of the Government Executive Depart- and the Smithsonian Institution to participate in the International Exments and Smith- hibition of eighteen hundred and seventy-six, the following sums are sovian Institution in International
may hereby appropriated, namely: For the Interior Department, one hun. Exhibition. dred and fifteen thousand dollars; for the Treasury Department, five
thousand dollars ; for the Post-Office Department five thousand dollars; for the Agricultural Department, fifty thousand dollars; for the Smith. sonian Institution, sixty-seven thousand dollars ; for the United States Commission of Food. Fishes, five thousand dollars; for the War Department, one hundred and thirty-three thousand dollars; for the Navy Department, one hundred thousand dollars; for show.cases, shelving, stationery, postage, telegrams, expressage, and other necessary inci. dental expenses, twenty-five thousand dollars; in all, five hundred and five tbousand dollars; to be disbursed under the direction of the board on Executive Departments appointed in pursuance of the presidential order of January twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. And authority is hereby given to the heads of the several Executive Departments to display at the International Exhibition of eighteen hun. dred and seventy-six, under such conditions as they may prescribe, subject to the provisions of section seven of the act of June first, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, all such articles in store or under the control of
said Departments as may be necessary or desirable to render such colProviso.
lection complete and exhaustive: Provided, That should it become Erection of build necessary to erect any building or part of a building for said exhibition, ings.
on the part of the Government, the same shall be paid for, pro rata, out of the sums appropriated to the several Departments, the United States Commission of Food-Fishes and the Treasury and Post Office Departments excepted, the cost of the building not to exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and at the close of the exhibition, said building
shall be sold and the proceeds covered into the Treasury as miscellaProviso.
neous receipts : And provided further, That the sums hereby appro. priated sball cover the entire expense to which the United States Gov. erument shall be subjected on account of said exbibition, except the sum
appropriated in this act for printing the certificates of stock of said Limitation on exhibition ; and the board on Executive Departments is forbidden to expenditures,
expend any larger sum than is set down herein for each Departmeut, or to enter into any contract or engagement that shall result in any such increased expenditure; and no money shall be taken by any Depart
ment for the purposes of this exhibition as aforesaid from any other Proviso.
appropriations except the one hereby made: And further provided, That of the sum hereby appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand
dollars shall be immediately available. R. S., 25, p. 5, SEC. 6. That section twenty-five of the Revised Statutes prescribing modified.
the time for holding elections for Representatives to Congress, is hereby modified so as not to apply to any State that has not yet changed its
day of election, and whose constitution must be amended in order to effect a change in the day of the election of State officers in said State. SEC. 7. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby,.
One month's pay
to discharged authorized to pay, when discharged one months pay to such clerks and employees in the Executive Departments in Washington, D. C., as shall be discharged at the close of the present fiscal year, without fault on their part, but by reason of the reductions made necessary by the legis. lation of the present session of Congress : Provided, That the amount Proviso. paid under this section sball be deducted from the salary of any person receiving the same who shall be re-appointed within six months of the date of such discharge ; and so much money as is necessary is hereby appropriated.
SEC. 8. That in any action now pending, or which may be brought Actions against against any person for or on account of anything done by him while an officers of Conofficer of either House of Congress in the discharge of his official duty, are in executing any order of such House, the district attorney for the district within which the action is brought, on being thereto requested by the officer sued, shall enter an appearance in behalf of such officer; and Provisions a pall provisions of the eighth section of the act of July twenty-eighth, plicable of 1866. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled “An act to protect the revenue, C. 293, s. 8, v. 14, and for other purposes," and also all provisions of the sections of former po acts therein referred to, so far as the same relate to the removal of suits, the withholding of executions, and the paying of judgments against revenue or other officers of the United States, shall become applicable to such action and to all proceedings and matters whatsoever counected therewith, and the defense of such action shall thenceforth be conducted under the supervision and direction of the Attorney General.
SEC. 9. That the Secretary of State shall cause the statutes at large Sale of Statutes enacted by each Congress, which sball be edited and printed pursuant at Large. to the provisions of section seven of the act entitled "An act for pub- o
i 1874, c. 373, ss. 7,
; 9, ante, 114. licatiou of the Revised Statutes and the laws of the United States," approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, to be stereotyped and offered for sale in the same manner and on the same terms as is provided in and by section nine of said act herein mentioned in respect to the laws of each session of Congress. That the provisions of section two of the act entitled "An act providing for the distribution of the Revised Statutes,” approved February eighteenth, eighteen
1875, c. 84, s. 2, ante, hundred and seventy-five, shall apply to the statutes at large enacted by 32 each Congress and to the laws of each session of Congress, to be pub- utes. lished pursuant to said act of June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, in the same manner as if specially mentioned therein. That the Congressional Printer be, and he is bereby directed, in causing to be binding. printed and bound an edition of the laws at the close of the session for the use of the Senate and the House of Representatives, to print the same from the stereotype plates of the edition prepared under the direction of the Department of State, with the index thereof; and so much of the 1864, c. 155, v. 13, act entitled "An act to expedite and regulate the printing of public docu. P. 104. ments, and for other purposes," approved June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, as requires the preparation of an alphabetical index, under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, be and R. S., s. 2688, p. the same is hereby, repealed.
532, amended. SEC. 10. That section two thousand six hundred and eighty-eight of the Compensation of Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by inserting at the surveyors of cusend thereof as follows: “ That hereafter the maximum compensation of toms. each surveyor of customs, performing the duties of collectors of customs, shall be five thousand dollars a year, out of any and all fees and Redemption of emolaments by him received."
bonds. R. S., 3694
3697, p. 735. SEC. 11. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, at o such times as may be necessary, for the purpose of obtaining bonds for the sinking-fund, in compliance with sections three thousand six hundred and ninety-four to three thousand six hundred and ninety-seven, inclusive, of the Revised Statutes of the United States, to give public
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notice that he will redeem, in coin, at par, any bonds of the United States, bearing interest at the rate of six per centum, of the kind known as five-twenties; and in three months after the date of such public
otice, the interest on the bonds so selected and called for payment
shall cease. Bound volumes SEC. 12. That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Patents to of specifications furnish, free of cost, one copy of the bound volumes of specifications and and drawings of a Patent-Office.
drawings of patents published by the Patent Office, to each of the Executive Departments of Government, upon the request of the head thereof.
Approved, March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1875. CHAP. 131.-An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropria
tions for fiscal years ending Jupe thirtieth, eighteen liundred and seventy-five, and
prior years, and for other purposes. Deficiency ap. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United propriation for Sear ending June States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be. 30, 1875, and for and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury prior years. not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations
for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and for former years, and for other purposes, namely:
Reporting de bates of Senate.
For reporting proceedings and debates of the Senate to the close of the current fiscal year, eight thousand one hundred and twenty-five
dollars. Clerks of committees, pages, la
For clerks to committees and pages, eight thousand dollars; for labor, bor, folding docu- fifteen thousand dollars; for folding documents three thousand dollars; ments.
for horses and wagons, five hundred dollars. To enable the Clerk of the
House to pay clerks of committees of the House, eight thousand dolCapitol police.
lars, to be added to the contingent fund of the House.
To make up deficiency for Capitol police for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, as follows: For one captain, eighty-eight dollars; for three lieutenants, at two hundred dollars each, six hundred dollars; for twenty-seven privates, at one hundred and eighty-four dollars each, four thousand nine hundred and sixtyeight dollars; and three privates in charge of Botanic Garden, at one. hundred and eighty-four dollars each, five hundred and fifty-two dollars; making, in all, six thousand two hundred and eight dollars.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Fees of counsel To enable the Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay counsel and stenographer fees in the case of J. B. Stewart versus James G. Blaine, J. B. Stewart in suits against James G. Blaine versus N. G. Ord way, and the habeas corpus case of R. B. Irwin, namely: and N. G. Ordway, to William E. Chandler and A. J. Bentley, one thousand five hundred and case of R. B. dollars : Samuel Shllabarger, one thousand dollars; George P. Fisher, Irwin,
one thousand dollars; and J. 0. Clephane, court stenographer, for reporting, two hundred and seventy-one dollars and fifty cents; in all, three thousand seven hundred and seventy-one dollars and fifty cents; the same to be disbursed under the direction of the Committee on Accounts, and to be added to the miscellaneous item of the contingent
fund of the House. Temporary clerks To enable the Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay the temto committees of
porary clerks to committees their full compensation from January twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, to the first day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, under the resolution of the House of Representatives of December ninth, eighteen hundred and serentythree, six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
To enable the Select Committees on Political Affairs in Alabama, Stenographers to Mississippi, and Louisiana, to pay stenographers employed by them as Selec
omnloved by them as Select Committees
on Affairs in Alafollows: For the Alabama committee, three thousand five hundred dol. bn lars; for the Mississippi committee, one thousand eight hundred dollars; and Louisiana. for the Louisiana committee, two thousand eight hundred dollars; in all, eight thousand one hundred dollars; to be paid upon accounts to be approved and certified by the chairmen of those committees respectively.
For reporting proceedings and debates of the House of Representa- Reporting de tives to the close of the current fiscal year, eight thousand one hundred bates of House. and twenty-five dollars.
For salary of the departmental telegraph operators at the Capitol Salaries of defrom December seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, to June partmental telethirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, at one hundred dollars per capi
Capitol. month, one half of the same to be paid by the Secretary of the Senate to the operator for the Senate and one half of the same to be said by the Clerk of the House to the operator for the House, a sufficient sum is hereby appropriated.
For salary of the assistant postmaster of the House for the current Salary of assistfiscal year, two hundred and eighty-eight dollars.
ant postmaster of
House. To enable the Clerk of the House to pay to the clerk to the Commit. Pay of clerk of tee on Invalid Pensions one month's extra compensation, one hundred Committee on Inand eighty dollars.
valid Pensions. To enable the Clerk of the House to pay for extra clerical services in Extra clerical the Committee on War Claims rendered necessary by the reports of the services in Com
mittee on War Commissioners of Claims, five hundred dollars.
Claims. for clerks to committees, five thousand and three hundred dollars.
Clerks to com
mittees. For cartage, seven hundred and thirty-seven dollars.
Cartage. For folding documents, including pay of follers in the folding rooms Folding docuand materials, six thousand and two hundred dollars; and for folding ments. room under Doorkeeper, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That this amount shall be used to pay additional folders in the Doorkeeper's department up to the seventh of December, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.
For two official reporters of committees, one thousand two hundred Official reporters and forty-seven dollars and eighty-three cents.
of committees. To the miscellaneous item of the contingent fund, ten thousand dol. Contingent fund. lars.
For paying.teller for the Sergeant-at-Arms, Ilouse of Representatives, Paying-teller for three hundred dollars for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen Sergeant-at-Arms. hundred and seventy-five, and three hundred dollars for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.
To enable the Clerk to pay the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House for the Horses and caruse of horses and carriages for the present and next fiscal years, eight- riages for Sergeant
at-Arms. een hundred and twenty-five dollars.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
To refund to the commissioners of the District of Columbia the amount Refunding to paid by them on account of salaries of the commissioners of the District commissioners. of Columbia, to January first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, seven thousand five hundred and twenty-eight dollars and sixty-six cents; on account of salaries of assistant engineers, to January first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-six dol. lars and sixteen cents; on account of expenses of the board of audit, including salaries of the clerks, &c., to January first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, twenty-five thousand four hundred and eighty-six dol. lars and sixty-three cents; on account of printing and trimming threesixty-five bonds, act June twentieth, eleven thousand four hundred and fifty-one dollars and twenty-five cents; total amount, forty-six thousand two hundred and two dollars and seventy cents.