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constitute a quorum, shall elect one of their number to be president of

the board, who shall also be president of the company: and the board Secretary and shall also choose a secretary and treasurer, and choose or provide for treasurer.

the appointment of such officers and agents as they may deem necessary. By-laws, &c. The board of directors may make such by-laws, rules and regulations

not inconsistent with this act or the laws of the United States or the several States through which its boats may pass or in which it may transact business, as they conceive to be proper respecting the disposi

tion and management of the stock, property estate and effects of the Vacancies in company; and in case of a vacancy occurring in the board by death board.

resignation, or otherwise the vacancy shall be filled by the remaining President and directors. No person shall be a director or president who is not a stockdirectors to be holder and any person ceasing to be a stockholder shall cease to be a stockholders.

director. Every stockholder in the said company shall be individually Liability for liable for debts of and claims accruing against the company to an debts.

amount equal to the amount of stock hie inay hold therein Meeting for or- SEC. 4. That the persons named in the first section of this act or a ganization,

majority of them may call a meeting of the stockholders for the purpose of organizing the said company at such time and place as they may determine upon after advertising the time and place of meeting for ten days in one or more newspapers published in the city of Washington; and at said meeting and all other meetings of the stock.

holders, every share of the stock shall entitle the holder thereof to one Votes.

vote, to be given in person or by proxy. General meetings of the stockAnnual meetings. holders for the election of directors shall be held annually thereafter;

and it shall be the duty of the directors to give ten days notice of the time and place of holding such meetings by advertising in one or more newspapers published in Washington; and all votes given for directors shall be counted and certified by a committee of stockholders who are not directors.

SEC. 5. That this act may at any time be altered or amended or repealed by Congress.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 183.--An act to provide for the construction of military roads in Arizona.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation for States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby certain military appropriated, from any money in the Treasury of the United States not roads in Arizona.

otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars to be used under the direction of the Secretary of War, in the construction of military roads in the Territory of Arizona, as follows, namely, From Fort Whipple to Camp McDowell, with a branch to Camp Verde, and from Fort Whipple to Skull Valley direct

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 184.-An act relating to a site for a public building at Jersey City, in the

State of New Jersey

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Site for public States of America in Congress assembled, That The Secretary of the Treasbuilding in Jersey ury be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase at private sale, or by City, N.J. 1873, c. 295, v. 17, condemnation II neces

19. condemnation if necessary, a suitable site for the public building to be p. 613.

crected in Jersey City, in the State of New Jersey, provided for by act

of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three; Proceedings for the proceedings to condemn to be instituted in the district court of the condemnation; United States for the district of New Jersey, and conducted under the where and how

"direction of the said court so far as practicable, in the manner prescribed

irontion of the comid con taken.

by the act of the legislature of the State of New Jersey, entitled “ An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and regulate the same," approved April second, eighteen bundred and seventy-three, or such other mode of condemnation, as shall be in pursuance of the laws of said State, and as the said court may determine upon, Provided, . Limit of cost. That the cost of said site shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the said act of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 185.-An act providing for the payment of certain employees of the House March 3, 1875.

of Representatives. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums, or so Appropriations. much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, namely:

To enable the Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay fourteen Disabled soldiers disabled soldiers in the service of the House from December seventh, in service of House. eighteen hundred and seventy-four, to April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, six thousand dollars.

For the pay of five pages, from December seventh, eighteen hundred Pages. and seventy-four, to April first, eigbteen hundred and seventy-five, one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

For the pay of seven folders from July first, eighteen hundred and sev. Folders. enty-four, to December first, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, three thousand nine hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents; also, for the pay of six colored laborers from December seventh, eighteen

Colored laborers. hundred and seventy-four, to April first, eighteen hundred and seventyfive, one thousand four hundred dollars.

These amounts to be disbursed under the direction of the Committee Disbursement of on Accounts of the House of Representatives.

appropriation. Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 186.---An act to restore Captain John C. Beaumont of the United States Navy, March 3, 1875.

to his original position on the Navy Register. Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United John C. B e a u States be, and he is hereby authorized to restore John C. Beaumont,

onmont mont restored to

by original position Captain in the United States Navy, now on the active list, to his origi- on Navy Register. nal position on the Navy Register, next above Captain Charles H. B. Caldwell.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1873.

CHAP. 187.-An act for the relief of Major N. H. McLean, late of Adjutant Generals

department, United States Army.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and is Nathaniel H. Mchereby, authorized to appoint Major Nathaniel H. McLean, late of the

be Lean, appointment

of, in AdjutantUnited States Army to fill the first vacancy which may occur in the General's Departlowest grade of the Adjutant Generals department, or if he shall deem ment authorized. it best, to reinstate and retire him with the rank to which he would have attained in service at the date of the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 188.-An act to amend the act entitled “An act for the restoration to hone

stead-entry and to market of certain lands in Michigan," approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 1872, c. 424, v. 17, States of America in Congress assembled, That the act approved June p. 381, amended. tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled “An act for the res

toration to market of certain lands in Michigan," be, and hereby is,

amended so as to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cause patents Ottawa and to be issued to three hundred and twenty members of the Ottawa and Chippewa tribes; Ch

es; Chippewa Indians of Michigan, for the selections found to have been certain members to bave patents.

made by them, but which were not, prior to the passage of said act, reg. made by the

ularly reported and recognized by the Secretary of the Interior and Residue of lands,

Commissioner of Indian Affairs; and the remainder of said lands not disposal of.

disposed of, and not valuable mainly for pine-timber, shall be subject to entry under the homestead-laws, for one year from the passage of this act; and the lands remaining thereafter undisposed of shall be offered for sale at a price not less than two dollars and fifty cents per

acre. Indians settling SEC. 2. That all Indians who have settled upon and made improveon certain sections ments on section ten, in township forty-seven north, of range two east, in Michigan,. to and section twenty-four in township forty-seven north, of range three enter lands in lieu, &c.

west, Michigan, shall be permitted to enter not exceeding eighty acres each, at the minimum price of land, upon making proof of such settlement and improvement before the register of the land-office at Marquette, Michigan; and when said entries shall have been completed in accord. ance herewith, the remaining lands embraced within the limits of said

sections shall be restored to market. Settlers on lands SEC. 3. That all actual, permanent, bona fide settlers on any of the reserved by treaty lands reserved for Indian purposes under the treaty with the Ottawa with Ottawa, and and Chippewa Indians of Michigan of July thirty-first, eighteen hun. Chippewa Indians, v. 11, p. 621.

dred and fifty-five, shall be entitled to enter not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres of land, either under the homestead laws or to pay the minimum price of land, on making proof of his or her settlement and

continued residence before the expiration of ninety days from the pasProviso.

sage of this act: Provided, That such settlers do not claim any of the lands heretofore patented to Indians, or in conflict with the selections found to have been made by Indians referred to in the first section of this act, and shall have settled upon said lands prior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-four,

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 189.--An act to correct a clerical error in the act granting the right of way

through the public lands to the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company, approved

June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. Denver and Rio Whereas in the third session of the Forty-second Congress, the com. Grande Railway mittee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the Company.

error in amendments to the bill (S. 984) granting the right of way through the act 1872, c. 354, v. public lands to the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company, sub. 17, p. 339, cor- mitted as part of their report the recommendation that the second prorected.

viso in the amendment of the House of Representatives adding provisoes

to the end of the bill be stricken out and the following words be inserted : · Words to be in- “And provided further, That the said Denver and Rio Grande Railway serted.

Company is hereby recognized as a lawful corporation from the date of its incorporation under the laws of Colorado, and all the powers, privileges, and franchises by said laws conferred upon said coinpany are hereby expressly ratified, confirmed, and legalized as existing from said date of incorporation ; but beyond such recognition, ratification, and confirmation of and to said company, this act shall not be construed as affirming or denying the rights of Territories to pass laws for the incorporation of railway.companies;" which report of said committee of conference was concurred in by both Houses; and

Whereas in transcribing the bill, the said second proviso in the amendment of the House of Representatives was not stricken out, and the above-quoted words were not inserted and do not appear in the law upon the statute-books: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representotives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the said words above quoted shall be considered and taken as they were intended to be, and they are hereby made a part of said act approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 190.-An act to authorize the purchase of a site for a public building at March 3, 1875.

Topeka, Kansas. 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- Site for public ury be authorized and directed to purchase at private sale, or procure

building in Tope

10 ka, Kansas. by condemnation, a suitable tract of ground in the city of Topeka, Kan. sas, as a site for a fire-proof building for the accommodation of the United States district and circuit courts, post office, pension agency, land office and other Government offices in said city ; said tract of land Appropriation. not to exceed in cost the sum of ten thousand dollars, which sum is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated but the same sball not be available until a valid title to the land sball be vested in the United States, por until the State of Relinquishment Kansas shall relinquish its jurisdiction over the same, and all right to tionde

of State jurisdictax or assess the same while owned by the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 191.-- An act to set apart a certain portion of the island of Mackinac in

the Straits of Mackinac, within the State of Michigan, as a national park

March 3, 1875.

nac Island set

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the island of Part of MackiMackinac, lying in the Straits of Mackinac, within the county of Mack- nac

apart as a national ipac, in the State of Michigan, as is now held by the United States vark, under military reservation or otherwise, (excepting the Fort Mackinac and so much of the present reservation thereof as bounds it to the south of the village of Mackinac, and to the west, north and east respectively by lines drawn north and south, east and west, at a distance from the present fort flag-staff of four hundred yards,) hereby is reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a national public park, or grounds, for health, comfort, and pleasure, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people; and all persons who shall locate Trespassers. or settle upon or occupy the same, or any part thereof, except as herein provided, shall be considered trespassers, and removed therefrom.

SEC. 2. That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of Control and the Secretary of War, whose duty it shall be as soon as practicable, to management of make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary park. or proper for the care and management of the same. Such regulations Regulations. shall provide for the preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition. The Secretary may in his Leases. discretion, grant leases for building purposes, of small parcels of ground, at such places in said park as shall require the erection of buildings for

passers.

the accommodation of visitors for terms not exceeding ten years; all of the proceeds of said leases and all other revenues derived from any source connected with said park, to be expended, under his direction,

in the management of the same and in the construction of roads and Preservation of bridle paths therein. He shall provide against the wanton destruction game and fish. of game or fish found within said park and against their capture or

destruction for any purposes of use or profit. He also shall cause all Removal of tres

persons trespassing upon the same after the passage of this act to be removed therefrom, and generally shall be authorized to take all such measures as shall be necessary or proper to fully carry out the objects

and purposes of this act. Use of park for SEC. 3. Tbat any part of the park hereby created shall at all times military purposes. be available for military purposes, either as a parade or drill ground, in

time of peace, or for complete occupation in time of war, or whenever

war is expected, and may also be used for the erection of any public No claim against buildings or works: Provided that no person shall ever claim or eceive United States for of the United States any damage

of the United States any damage on account of any future amendment damages.

or repeal of this act, or the taking of said park, or any part thereof, for public purposes or use.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 192.--An act to donate to the State of Oregon a public building.lot, and

material situated at The Dalles, Oregon.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Mint- building, States of America in Congress assembled, That the mint-building, mate&c., at The Dalles, rial and lot on which

Dalles, rial, and lot on which it is located, at The Dalles, Oregon, be, and the donated to Oregon. Proviso.

** same are hereby, donated to the State of Oregon : Provided, That the

donation is made on the condition that said building and lot shall be appropriated by the State of Oregon to the use of some educational or charitable institution.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 193.-An act to make an appropriation for public buildings at Covington,

Kentucky. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred

Public buildings and fifty thousand dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated for the comin Covington, Ky. pletion of public buildings at Covington, Kentucky.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 194.-An act to annex certain lands to reservation numbered two, occupied

by the Department of Agriculture.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain public States of America in Congress assembled, That the public ground which lands annexed to lies iminediately north of reservation numbered two, now in the occureservation occu- n pied by Depart- pa

pancy of the Department of Agriculture, made by the filling-up of the inent of Agricul. canal, be, and the same is hereby, attached to and shall hereafter be a ture.

part of the said reservation numbered two, in the occupancy of the said Department of Agriculture.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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