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March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 170.-An act to extend the time within which the board of audit for the

District of Columbia may receive, audit, and allow certain claims that have never been presented to said board.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the board of audit consti. Time extended tuted by the act entitled "An act for the government of the District of for auditing cer

.tain claims against Columbia, and for other purposes," approved June twentieth, eighteen District of Colun hundred and seventy-four, may receive, audit, and allow just claims bia. against said District of the first and second classes mentioned in the sixth section of said act, and claims for refunding sewer-taxes, not. 1894 3:39 withstanding the limit of time for presentation contained in said act, ante, p. 118.' Res. and in the joint resolution to continue said board of audit, approved No. 2, post, 523. December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-four: Provided, That such claims shall be presented prior to the first day of July next

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 171.-An act granting the right of way through the public lands to construct

and maintain a railroad.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the right of way through Right of way the public lands is hereby granted to Daniel P. Holland, the proprietor granted to Daniel of the Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad, his associates, suc.

. P. Holland for

Jacksonville, Pencessors and assigns, for the construction of a railroad in the States of sacola and Mobilo Florida and Alabama from the present terminus of said railroad on the Railroad. Apalachicola River, in the State of Florida, through the States of Florida and Alabama, to the city of Mobile, Alabama; and from a point on the line of said railroad to the city of Pensacola; and froin a point opposite the corporate limits of the city of Jacksonville, on the Saint John's River, to the city of Saint Augustine, Florida; and the right, power, and authority are hereby granted to said Daniel P. Holland, his successors, assigns, or associates to take from the public lands adjacent to the line of said railway, to the extent of one hundred feet in width on each side of the central line of said road where it may pass Rivht to materi. through the public lands, material for the construction and maintenance als. hereof; and the necessary grounds for stations and depots, or other . Grounds for staliecessary places, such as turn-outs and water-stations, are hereby tious, &c. granted to said Daniel P. Holland, his successors or assigns, to an amount not exceeding twenty acres for each ten miles in length of main line of railroad where it may pass through the public lands: Provided, That within one year from the passage of this act the said Daniel P. Holland, proprietor of the Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad,

Acceptance and his successors, assigns, or associates shall file with the Secretary of the map of route; Interior bis acceptance of this act and the map of the routes exhibiting when to be filed. the line of the road and the right to take material shall cease upon the Righ completion of the said road.

als; when to cease. SEC. 2. That said railroad shall be a post-route and a military road, Said road to be a and Congress at any time may fix rates of tariff' for troops, materials of post-route and mil; war, and mails, and may add to, alter, or amend this act.

itary road; tariff

of rates. SEC. 3. That all acts and parts of acts conflicting with this act be, and Repeals. they are hereby, repealed.

SEC. 4. That if the said road shall not be completed and put in opera. Time allowed for tion within five years after the passage of this act all rights herein completion. granted shall cease and determine.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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March 3, 1875. CHAP. 172.-An act ivr the further security of navigation on the Mississippi River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Shear-booms on States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, bridge-piers on and he is hereby, authorized and directed to inquire into the expediency Mississippi.

of causing shear-booms to be placed on the upper end of all or any bridgepiers on the Mississippi River, for the better security and convenience of the navigation of said river for rafts of logs and timber, with specific report in each case.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 173.-An act to amend au act entitled "An act to incorporate the Washington

and Georgetown Railroad Company", approved May seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventy two

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Washington and States of America in Congress assembled, That the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company, ex- Georgetown

ox: Georgetown Railroad Company may extend its tracks in Washington tension of. City, District of Columbia, from Seventh street west, down Water street,

to the intersection of P street south; thence along said P street to the Coincidence of west side of the Arsenal gate: Provided, That wherever the foregoing route with Anacos- route may coincide with the route of the Anacostia and Potomac River tia and Potomac Railroad, on Water street or elsewhere in the District, or connect porRiver Railroad, 1 one track.

Id, tions of such route, but one set of tracks shall be used by both com

panies; which are hereby authorized and empowered to use such tracks

in common, upon such fair and equitable terms as may be agreed upon Terms of joint

by said companies; and in the event the said companies fail to agree use.

upon satisfactory terms, either of said companies may apply by petition to the supreme court of the District of Columbia, wbich shall provide for proper notice to and hearing of all parties interested, and shall have power to determine the terms and conditions upon which, and the regulations under which, the company hereby incorporated shall be entitled so to use and enjoy the tracks of such other street railroad company,

and the amount and manner of compensation to be paid therefor: And How track in provided further, That neither of the companies using such track in comcommon to be used. mon shall be permitted to make the track so used in common the depot

or general stopping place to await passengers, but shall only be entitled to use the same for the ordinary passage of their cars, with the ordinary halts for the taking up and the dropping of passengers; And provided further, Tbat said railroad track shall conform to the grade established by the board of public works of the District of Columbia

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 174.-An act to provide for the sale of the buildings and grounds known

as the Detroit Arsenal, in the State of Michigan,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Detroit arsenal, States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, Michigan, to be and he is hereby, authorized and directed to transfer to the custody sold. "Manner and and control of the Secretary of the Interior, for sale for cash, according terms of sale. to the existing laws of the United States relating to the public lands,

after appraisement, to the highest bidder, after giving not less than ninety days' notice of the time and place of such sale in three of the most prominent newspapers published in said State, and at not less

than the appraised value, the buildings and grounds known as the Subdivision of Detroit Arsenal in the State of Michigan : Provided, That the Secrethe property. tary of the Interior shall cause the said property to be subdivided into

tracts of not more than forty acres each, or into town lots with proper

streets to render the same accessible: And provided further, That each Subdivisions to subdivision, together with any buildings, building materials, or other bo sold separately. property thereon shall be appraised and offered separately, at public outcry, to the highest bidder, and in case any subdivision or subdivisions shall remain unsold, the sale shall be postponed from time to time until Postponement of the entire tract shall be disposed of as hereinbefore provided.

sales. Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 175.-An act to amend an act entitled "An act to revive with amendments an act to incorporate the medical society of the District of Columbia" approved July seventh eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled "An act 1838, c. 26, s. 3, to revive with amendments an act to incorporate the medical society ;0, P. 222, of the District of Columbia” which was approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, be amended in the third section thereof by striking out the word “gentlemen” and inserting instead thereof, the word “persons."

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 176.-An act authorizing the Wisconsin Central Railroad Company to

straighten the line of their road.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent and approval Wisconsin Cenof Congress are hereby given to the Wisconsin Central Railroad Com: 1

" pany may change pany to build that portion of their road which lies between Portage line City and Stevens Point on the line adopted by the act of the legislature of Wisconsin, approved February tenth, eighteen hundred and seventyfive, instead of the line adopted by the act of the legislature of Wisconsin, April ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, chartering the Portage and Superior Railroad Company: Provided, That no portion of the Lands outside lands belonging to said grant situated south of Stevens Point, and of ten miles limit which may be found outside of the ten-mile limits, measured from the of modified line. modified line of said road, shall pass to said company under its grant, but such lands shall revert to the United States and become part of the public domain, to be disposed of as other public lands, and the acceptance of the provisions of this act by said company shall be held to be a relinquishment of the same; And provided further, That this act No new grant by shall not be construed as increasing said grant, or as granting to said this act. company and lands whatever.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 177.-Au act amendatory of the act approved March. 3, 1873 entitled “An March 3, 1875. act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at Saint — Louis, in the State of Missouri

1873, c. 302, v. 17,

p. 616. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Saint Clair and Caron. Saint Clair and delet Bridge Company be, and the same is hereby, authorized and em. Carondelet Bridge powered, in constructing the bridge authorized by the act of which this con act is amendatory, to erect over the main channel of said river two straight continuous spans of not less than four hundred and fifty feet Spans, how to be each in the clear, of the pier, at low water mark, the said two spans to constructed. be placed over the main channel instead of "the two spans over the main channel of the river" required by the act of which this act is amendatory; provided, That any bridge built under the provisions of

this act, or the act of which this act is amendatory, shall not be con

structed of arch spans. Cahokia Bend, SEC. 2. That if the said corporation accept the bridge site, numbered when to be closed. "2" on the plan and survey submitted to the Secretary of War, the com

pany shall be required to close Cahokia Bend by a dam or similar work Plan to be sub- to hold the channel against the western bluffs abore the bridge: And mitted, &c. provided further, That after the said company shall have accepted the

site and definitely planned the bridge with its piers, the plan sball be

submitted to the Secretary of War for his approval. And in maintainConditions, &c., ing and operating said bridge it shall be subject to all the conditions and of operating restrictions imposed by the act of which this is amendatory.

Right of amend- SEC. 3. That Congress shall at all times have the right to amend or ment, &c.

repeal this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3. 1875. CHAP. 178.-An act for the relief of General Samuel W. Crawford, and to fix the

rank and pay of retired officers of the Army.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United S. W. Crawford, States of America in Congress assembled, That the retirement as a colonel, “etired as briga- on February nineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, for disaHier-general.

bility on account of a wound received in battle, of Brevet Major General S. W. Crawford, United States Army, be, and the same hereby is, so amended that the said Crawford shall be retired and be borne on the

retired list of the Army as a brigadier general, be baving held the rank Commencement

ent of brigadier general at the time he was wounded : Provided, That his of pay.

retired pay as brigadier general shall commence from the passage of

this act.

retired SEC. 2. That all officers of the Army who have been beretofore retired for disability from by reason of disability arising from wounds received in action shall be wounds in action, considered as retired upon the actual rank held by them, whether in lauk of, on retired the regular or volunteer service, at the time when such wound was list.

received, and shall be borne on the retired list and receive pay hereafter accordingly; and this section shall be taken and construed to include

those now borne on the retired list placed upon it on account of wounds Proviso.

received in action : Prorided, That no part of the foregoing act shall Application of apply to those officers who had been in service as commissioned officers

twenty-five years at the date of their retireinent; nor to those retired officers who had lost an arm or leg, or has an arm or leg permanently disabled by reason of resection, on account of wounds, or both eyes by

reason of wounds received in battle ; and every such officer now borne

8.%, on the retired list shall be continued thereon notwithstanding the prov. 15, p. 58.

visions of section two chapter thirty-eight act of March thirty, eighteen Proviso. hundred and sixty-eight; and be it also provided that no retired officer

Application of shall be affected by this act, who has been retired or may hereafter be act.

retired on the rank held by him at the time of his retirement; and Repeals.

that all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and are hereby, repealed.

Approred, March 3, 1875.

act.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 179.-An act extending the privilege of the Library of Congress to the

Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Use of Library States of America in Congress assembled, That the Joint Committee of by Regents of both Houses of Congress on the Library be authorized to extend the Smithsonian Iusti

use of the books in the Library of Congress to the Regents of the Smithtution.

sonian Institution resident in Washington on the same conditions and restrictions as members of Congress are allowed to use the Library.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 180.-An act to change the name of the pleasure yacht “Dolly Varden” to March 3, 1875.

“ Clochette." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the owner of the pleasure Name of vacht yacht « Dolly Varden," of Boston, Massachusetts, be authorized to “Dolly Varden" change the name of said boat to “ Clochette," and that from the pas changed to “ Clo

chette." sage of this act she be entitled to registry by that name.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 181.-An act to authorize the acceptance in behalf of the United States of

America, of certain real property, occupied by the United States Consul, at Tunis.

March 3, 1875.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Title to consul's

ce at Tunis United States be, and he is hereby authorized to accept in behalf

accepted. of this government, the title to the residence now, and for many years occupied by the consul of the United States at Tunis, which title bas been courteously offered by his Highness the Bey of Tunis.

SEC. 2. That when the proper muniment of the title aforesaid shall Deposit of munihave been furnished, it be lodged in the Department of State.

ment of title. Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 182.-An act to incorporate the inland and seaboard voasting company of

the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That John W. Thompson, Corporators of William G. Metzerott, Samuel Bacon, William Stickpev, A. H. Herr. Inland and SeaWilliam B. Todd, J. H. Baxter, A. B. Stoughton, William Thompson,

board Coasting

M, Company of Disand their associates and successors or a majority of them, be and are trict of Columbia. hereby created and constituted a body politic and corporate by the Dame and style of the luland and Seaboard Coasting Company of the District of Columbia, by which pame said company may sue and be sued, may have a common seal, and generally may have and possess the rights and privileges usually possessed by similar companies; provided And this act of incorporation is granted upon the express condition that nothing herein shall be construed to exempt the property of said Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company from taxation under Taxation. tlie laws of the several localities in which it may transact its business.

SEC. 2. That the capital stock of the said company shall not be less Capital stock. than one hundred thousand dollar por more than one million dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each; and the said company is authorized and empowered to run vessels propelled by steam

Route and busior other power between the cities of Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria, and New York, including the ports on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, and the tributaries thereof, and to prosecute a general coasting-trade in the transportation of passengers and freight of every description, subject to the rules and regulations and laws of the United States or the several States through which its boats may pass, or in which it may transact business; and the said company is also

real estate and conauthorized to purchase hold, and convey such real and personal estate as may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this act, and wharves, &c. to purchase or construct such docks, wharves, and buildings as may be necessary for its own use. It shall not issue any note, token, device, Not to issue curscrip or other evidence of debt to be used as a currency.

rency. SEC. 3. That the affairs of the said company shall be managed by a Board of directboard of directors, nine in number, who shall be stockholders, and be ors. elected annually, and hold office until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified; and the said directors, five of whom shall

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