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R. S., 1682, p. 294, That the following be added to section one thousand six hundred and amended.
eighty-two: Guatemala, &c., And he shall receive compensation at the rate of ten thousand dol. salary of minister lars per annum." to.
Approved, March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1875.
CHAP. 154.-An act to amend section numbered three thousand three hundred and
forty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States in relation to affixing starnps on brewers casks.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United R. S., 3342, p. 655, States of America in Congress assembled, That section numbered three ainended.
thousand three hundred and forty-two of the Revised Statutes be
amended so as to read as follows: Brewers' stamps, Tbat every brewer shall obtain, from the collector of the district in bow procured, af- which his brewery or brewery-warehouse is situated, and not otherwise fixed, and cane celed,
unless such collector shall fail to furnish the same upon application to him, the proper stamps, and shall affix, upon the spigot-hole in the head of every hogshead, barrel, keg, or other receptacle in which any fermented liquor is contained, when sold or removed from such brewery or warehouse, (except in case of removal under permit, as hereinafter provided,) a stamp denoting the amount of the tax required upon such fermented liquor, which stamp shall be destroyed by driving through the same the faucet through which the liquor is to be withdrawn, or an air-faucet of equal size, at the time the vessel is tapped, in case the ves. sel is tapped through the other spigot-hole, (of which there shall be but two, one in the head and one in the side,) and shall, also, at the time of affixing such stamp, cancel the same by writing or imprinting thereon the name of the person, firm, or corporation by whom such liquor was made, or the initial letters thereof, and the date when canceled. Every brewer who refuses or neglects to affix and cancel the stamps required by law in the manner aforesaid, or who affixes a false or fraudulent
stamp thereto, or knowingly permits the same to be done, shall pay a Penalty.
penalty of one hundred dollars for each barrel or package on which such omission or fraud occurs, and be imprisoned not more than one year,
Approved, March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1875.
CHAP. 155.---An act to amend section fourteen hundred and twenty-two of the
Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the better government of the
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United R. S., 1422, p. 250, States of America in Congress assembled, That section fourteen hundred amended.
and twenty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States be
amended to read as follows: Men sent home SEC. 1422. That it shall be the duty of the commanding officer of any piration of
ion of fleet, squadron, or vessel acting singly, when on service, to send to an term of enlistment in Navy.
Atlantic or to a Pacific port of the United States, as their enlistment may have occurred on either the Atlantic or Pacific coast of the United States, in some public or other vessel, all petty-officers and persons of inferior ratings desiring to go there at the expiration of their terms of
enlistment, or as soon thereafter as may be, unless, in his opinion, the Detention beyond detention of such persons for a longer period should be essential to the term,
public interests, in which case he may detain them, or any of them,
until the vessel to which they belong shall return to such Atlantic or Persons enlisted Pacific port. All persons enlisted without the limits of the United without limits of States may be discharged, on the expiration of their enlistment, either charge, detention.
15 in a foreign port or in a port of the United States, or they may be
detained as above provided beyond the term of their enlistment; and
that all persons sent home, or detained by a commanding officer, Men subject to according to the provisions of this act, shall be subject in all respects to regulations the laws and regulations for the government of the Navy until their
in returnordischarge. return to an Atlantic or Pacific port and their regular discharge; and all persons so detained by such officer, or re-entering to serve until the return to an Atlantic or Pacific port of the vessel to which they belong, shall in no case be held in service more than thirty days after their . 10w, wou
How long held
now arrival in said port; and that all persons who shall be so detained rival beyond their terms of enlistment or who shall, after the termination of their enlistment, voluntarily re-enter to serve until the return to an Atlantic or Pacific port of the vessel to which they belong, and their regular discharge therefrom, shall receive for the time during which Additional p a y they are so detained, or shall so serve beyond their original terms of for detention servenlistment, an addition of ove-fourth of their former pay : Provided, Thissection to be That the shipping articles shall hereafter contain the substance of this contained in shipsection.
ping-articles. Approved, March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1875.
CHAP. 156.-An act to promote economy and efficiency in the marine-hospital
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas. Scheduloof averury shall cause to be prepared a schedule of the average number of sea- age bumber of seamen required in the safe and ordinary navigation of registered, enrolled,
men required for and licensed vessels of the United States, basing such schedule upon tored, &c., vessóls. the differences in rig, tonnage, and kind of traffic. And from and after the completion and publication of said schedule, hospital-dues, at the Hospital-dues to rate and for the periods prescribed in sections four thousand five be paid for average hundred and eighty-five and four thousand five hundred and eighty."
number. seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shall be assessed R. S., 4585, 4587, and collected, from the master or owner of each vessel subject to such" dues, upon the average number of seamen as set forth in said schedule: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be held to debar masters or owners of vessels froin deducting such dues from each seamau's wages, as by law now authorized.
SEC. 2. That from and after May first, eighteen hundred and seventy:. Seaman's tim efive, every vessel subject to hospital-tax, except vessels required by law
book to be kept on
a vessels subject to to carry crew-lists, shall have and keep on board, subject to inspection hospital-tař, exand verification at all times by any officer of the customs, a seaman's cept. time-book, which shall be furnished by the Treasury Department; and in which time-book shall be entered the name, date of shipment, and Entries in timedate of discharge of every seaman employed o board such vessel ; and book. the master or owner of any vessel subject to hospital-tax, vessels carry. ing crew-lists as above excepted, shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty Pevalty for omisdollars for each and every seaman found employed on board his vessel sions. without a corresponding entry in said time-book ; and the sums so forfeited shall be collected by the collector of customs upon the sworn Collection and
tion of statement of the customs-officers who make the inspections, and shall API be paid into the Treasury to the credit of the marine-hospital fund, for
penalty. the general purposes of which fund said sums are hereby appropriated.
SEC. 3. That term “seaman,” wberever employed in legislation relat Term “seaman.” ing to the marine-hospital service, shall be held to include any person employed on board in the care, preservation, or navigation of any vessel, or in the service, on board, of those engaged in such care, preservation, or navigation.
SEC. 4. That the Secretary of the Treasury may rent or lease such Leasing of hosmarine-hospital buildings, and the lands appertaining thereto, as he may pital-buildings. deem advisable in the interests of the marine-hospital service; and the Appropriation of proceeds of such rents or leases are hereby appropriated for the said proceeds, service,
Insane of mer- SEC. 5. That insane patients of said service sball be admitted into cbant marine.
the Government Hospital for the Insane upon the order of the Secretary of the Treasury, and shall be cared for therein until cured or until removed by the same authority; and the charge for each such patient shall not exceed four dollars and fifty cents a week, which charge shall
be paid out of the marine-hospital fund. Sick and disabled SEC. 6. That sick and disabled seamen of foreign vessels and of vesseamen of foreign sels not subject to hospital dues may be cared for by the marine hospital vessels, &c. service at such rates and under such regulations as the Secretary of the
Treasury may prescribe. Supervising Sur- SEC. 7. That the compensation of the Supervising Surgeon of the geon of marine- United States marine-hospital service shall be paid out of the marinehospital service; salary, how paid.
; hospital fund, and the salary of the supervising surgeon shall be four
thousand dollars a year. Repeal of incon- SEQ. 8. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are bistent acts. hereby repealed.
Approved, March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1675.
CHAP. 157.- An act to abolish the consulate at Amoor River and establish a con
sulate at Vladivostock, Russia, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Consulate at States of America in Congress assembled, That Amoor River, in Russia, Amoor River dis- be discontinued as a consulate of class five, in schedule B, as the same continued. was amended by chapter two hundred and seventy-five of the laws of
1874, c. 275, ante, the first session of tbo Forty-tbird Congress; and that Vladivostock be p. 69.
Conenlate at Via, a consulate of class five, in schedule B, and that the consul at Vladi. divostock.~ vostock and the consuls at Fayal and Auckland be, and they severally
Consols at Vla- hereby are, exempted from the prohibition to engage in business and divostock, Fayal, trade embraced in sections one thousand six hundred and pinety-nine empted from pro
and one thousand and seven hundred of the Revised Statutes of the hibition, &c.
Approved, March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1875.
CHAP. 158.-An act to establish certain post-roads.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Post-roads estab. States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be, and are, lished in
established as post-roads :
From Grove Hill, via Bashi, to Nanafalia.
From Tucson, via Tres Alamos, Camp Grant, Goodwin, and Safford, to Clifton.
From Fayetteville, to Vinita in Indiana Territory,
From Fayetteville, via West Fork and Taney, to the Narrows.
From Saint Charles, via Crockett's Bluff, Mount Adams, Wellborn, and Preston Bluff, to Aberdeen.
From Alma, via Tarrytown, Belinont, the Narrows, Peters's, Deans, Arnett Carter's store, to Fayetteville.
From Arkadelphia, via Fairview, to Camden.
From Batesville, via Oak Flat, Witt's springs, and Cassville, to
From Indian Bay, via Lawrenceville, to Holly Grove.
From Prescott, via Wallaceburgh, Nashville and Mount Rose, to Ultima
From Augusta in Woodruff county, to Russell on the Saint Louis,
From Wittsburgh to Newport.
From Pine Flat to Geyser Springs.
Froio Georgetown, via Berthoud Pass, Hot Sulphur Springs, and white River agency, to Salt Lake City.
From Canon city to Rosita.
From New London, via Groton, Thames Navy-Yard and Gales Ferry, to Norwich.
From Collinsville, via Canton Centre, to North Clayton.
From Sioux Falls, via Pennington, Rosendale, to Pipe Stone and Lake
From Lake Kampeska, the terminus of the Chicago and Northwestern
GEORGIA :— .
From Gainesville, via Brown's Bridge, to Cumming.
From Carrolton, via Turkey Creek, Beech Creek, Buchanan, and Will. iams' Mills, to Cedar Town.
From Newnan, via Luthersville, to Greenville.