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CHAP. 195.-An act to donate a certain portion of the military reservation of Fort March 3, 1875.

Brady to school-district number one, in township of Sault Sainte Marie, and State of Michigan for school purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a certain portion of the Certain portion military reservation of Fort Brady, situate in the county of Chippewa, of military reserand State of Michigan, containing one and twenty-six hundredths acres, d

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onated to and bounded on the north by Portage street, on the east by Churchi school-district of street, on the south by Ridge street and on the west by the west line of Sault Sainte Marie. said military reservation, be, and the same is hereby, donated to schooldistrict numbered one in township of Sault Sainte Marie, in the county and State aforesaid, for school purposes, and for no other purpose.

SECTION 2. That so much of Portage street, Church street and Ridge Streets establish:street, in the village of Sault Sainte Marie, as is so represented upon a ed. map of said village filed in the General Land-Office, as shall embrace the portion of ground aforesaid be established as such streets.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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CHAP. 196.-An act for the relief of settlers on lands within railroad limits. March 3, 1875. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That where any actual settlerSettlers within who shall have paid for any lands situate within the limits of any grant limits of railroad of lands by Congress to aid in the construction of any railroad, the

grants forfeited to

may price of such lands being fixed by law at double minimum rates, and locate on any unsuch railroad lands having been forfeited to the United States and re- occupied lands, &c. stored to the public domain for failure to build such railroad, such person or persons shall have the right to locate, on any unoccupied lands, an amount equal to their original entry, without further cost, except such fees as are now provided by law in preëmption cases: Provided, Proviso. That when such location is upon double minimum lands, one-half the amount only shall be taken.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 197.-An act for the relief of the Holy Crossmission in the Territory of Dakota. March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Holy Cross MisInterior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to withdraw from sion, Dakota ; cersale or settlement, under the provisions of the pre-emption and home- ta

home tain lands occu

pied by, withstead laws of Congress, one hundred and sixty acres of the public lands drawn from sale. situated in sections thirteen and eighteen, township one hundred and thirty-eight, range forty-nine, and section eighteen, township one hundred and thirty-eight, range forty-eight, as were included within the limits originally claimed and improved for the mission school-buildings, church, cemetery, and so forth, now occupied by the founders of the Holy Cross Mission at said place: Provided, That said land shall include all school and church buildings and the cemetery thereon occupied.

SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior shall be further authorized Grant to Holy to grant, to the said Holy Cross Mission board, the aforesaid land, for Cross Mission. the sole and exclusive use of said IIoly Cross Mission: Provided, That this act shall not affect any bona fide claimant to said lands or any portion thereof.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 198.-An act authorizing the Second National Bank of Watkins, New York,

and the Slater National Bank of North Providence, Rhode Island, to change their pames.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Second National States of America in Congress assembled, That the name of the Second Bank of Watkins, National Bank, of Watkins, New York, shall be changed to the Wat. N. Y., change of kins National Bank whenever the board of directors of said bank shall

accept the new name by resolution of the board, confirmed by a vote of two-thirds of the stockholders, and cause a copy of such resolution, duly authenticated, to be filed with the Comptroller of the Currency: Provided, That such acceptance be made within six months after the passage of this act; and that all expenses of such change, including

that of printing and engraving, be paid by said bank. Devolution of lia- SECTION 2. That all debts, demands, liabilities, rights, privileges, and bilities and rights. powers of the Second National Bank of Watkins, New York, shall

devolve upon and inure to the Watkins National Bank whenever such

change of name is effected. Slater National SECTION 3. That the name of the Slater National Bank of North Bank of North Providence, Rhode Island, shall be changed to the Slater National Providence, R. I, Bank, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, whenever the board of directors of change of name.

said bank shall accept the new name by resolution of the board, con. firmed by a vote of two-thirds of the stockholders, and cause a copy of such action, duly authenticated, to be filed with the Comptroller of the Currency : Provided, That such acceptance shall be made within six months after the passage of this act, and that all expenses incident to the proposed change, including engraving, shall be borne and paid by

said bank. Devolution of lia- SECTION 4. That all the debts, demands, liabilities, rights, privileges, bilities and rights. and powers of the Slater National Bank of North Providence, shall

inure to the Slater National Bank of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, wherer : such change of name is effected

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 199.-An act to authorize the consolidation of the Auburn City National

Bank and the First National Bank of Auburn, New York

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Auburn City Na- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Auburn City National tional Bank of Au- Bank of Auburn. New

Ano Bank of Auburn, New York, is hereby authorized to be merged into and burn, N. Y., consolidation with First consolidated with the First National Bank of Auburn, New York, whenNational Bank of ever the board of directors of each of the said banks, shall accept such Auburn,

merger and consolidation by resolution of the board, confirmed by a vote of three fourths of the stockholders respectively, at meetings called for that purpose, and cause a copy of such action, daly authenticated, to be filed with the Comptroller of the Currency. Provided, That such acceptance be made within six months after the passage of this act, and that all expenses incident to the proposed consolidation including engraving, shall be borne and paid by the First National Bank of

Auburn, New York Dovolution of lia- SECTION 2. That all the debts, demands, liabilities, rights, privileges, bilities and rights. and, powers, of the Auburn City National Bank, of Auburn, and the

First National Bank of Auburn, shall devolve upon and inure to the First National Bank of Auburn, New York, whenever such consolidation is effected

Approved, March 3, 1875..

CHAP. 200.-An act to anthorize the change of the name of the Second National

Bank of Jamestown, New York.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the name of the Second Second National National Bank of Jamestown, New York, shall be changed to the "City Bar

to tholicite Bank of James

town, N.Y., chango National Bank of Jamestown New York” whenever the board of direct- of name. ors of said bank shall accept the new name by resolution of the board, confirmed by a vote of two-thirds of the stockholders, and cause a copy of such resolution duly authenticated to be filed with the Comptroller of the Currency: Provided, That such acceptance be made within six months after the passage of this act, and that all expenses of such change including that of printing and engraving, be paid by the said bank.

SEC. 2. That all the debts, demands, liabilities, rights, privileges, and Devolution of liapowers of the Second National Bank of Jamestown, New York, shall bilities and rights. devolve upon and inure to the “City National Bank of Jamestown, New York," whenever such change of name is effected.

Approred, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 201.-An act to authorize the trustees of The Free Young Men's Benevolent March 3, 1875.

Association" to sell and convey square numbered two hundred and seventy-two, in the city of Washington.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Guerdon Snowden, Henry Trustees of “The Logan, Anthony Ilickman, Joseph Shorter, and Hamilton Martin, trus- Free Young Men's

benevolent Assotees of “The Free Youngmen's Benevolent Association" of the city of

ociation" of the city of ciation," &c., auWashington, in the District of Columbia, and also trustees of “ The thorized to sell Colored Union Benevolent Association" of said city, and their succes. burial ground. sors in office be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to subdivide, sell, and convey a certain square of ground in said city, known and described as square numbered two hundred and seventytwo, now held by said trustees for the said associations, and heretofore used in part as a burial ground for the dead, free and discharged from any trust expressed or implied, and free from any right, title, or claim, of any and all lot-holders in said burial-ground; that all conveyances made in pursuance of any sale made by virtue hereof shall pass a feesimple for the part of said square so conveyed; that the said trustees shall, out of the proceeds of said sales, pay and discharge the encumbrances existing upon said square; and the surplus thereof they shall Application of apply for the benefit and improvement of "Mount Pleasant Plains Cem- proceeds. etery", in said District of Columbia. Nothing in this act shall be con. strued to create any claim against the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 202.-An act to provide for the re-publication of tho First Volume of the March 3, 1875..

Patent-Office Gazette.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of Pat-

“Official Ga

* zetteof Patentents be, and he is bereby, authorized to have printed, at the Govern- Office, printing of. ment Printing Office, the letter-press of the first year of the “ Official at Government Gazette,” for the use of the Patent Office.

Printing-Office. Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 203.-An act to authorize the construction of a ponton wagon-bridge across March 3, 1875.

the Mississippi River, at or near the city of Dubuque, in the State of Iowa. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for any Ponton wagonperson or persons, company or corporation, authorized by the laws of bridge across MisIowa, Illinois, or Wisconsin, to construct a pile and ponton wagon-bridge fruct a pile and nonton 'wgcon bridge sissippi, at Du

o buque, Iowa. across the Mississippi River at or near the city of Dubuque, in the State of Iowa, so as to connect with the opposite shore of the said river, in either of the States of Wisconsin or Illinois; said bridge to be built sub. ject, except as herein modified, to all the terms, requirements, and limitations contained in the act entitled “An act to legalize and establish

1874, c. 224, ante, a ponton railway bridge across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, 62 and to authorize the construction of a similar bridge at or near Clinton, Iowa," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, so far as they may be applicable thereto.

SEC. 2. That the bridge shall be constructed with a suitable ponton- Construction of draw of not less than five hundred feet in width, located over the main bridge. channel of the river: Provided, That said bridge shall not be built or commenced until the plan and specifications for its construction have Plan to be subbeen submitted to the Secretary of War for his approval, nor until he mitted. shall approve the plan and location of said bridge; and it any change Clanges in plan. be made in the plan of construction of said bridge at any time, such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War; and any change in the construction, or any alteration of said bridge that may be directed at any time by Congress or the Secretary of War, shall be made at the cost and expense of the owners thereof.

SEC. 3. That Congress, may at any time alter, amend or repeal this Right of amendact.

ment, &c. Approved, March 3, 1875.

RESOLUTIONS.

[No. 1.] Joint resolution filling an existing vacancy in the Board of Regents of Dec. 18, 1874.

the Smitbsonian Institution. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the existing vacancy in the George Bancroft Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, of the class other appointed Regent than members of Congress, shall be filled by the appointment of George Bancroft, of the city of Washington, in place of William T. Sherman, resigned.

Approved, December 18, 1874.

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titution.

[No. 2.] Joint resolution to continue the board of audit to examine and audit the

unsunded or floating debt of the District of Columbia.

Dec. 21, 1874.

title to claims

Be it resolved ly the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, Tbat the board of audit Board of audit constituted by section six of the act entitled “An act for the govern. District of Columment of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes," approved

bia continued.

1874. c. 337. ante. June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, be continued until 116. otherwise provided by law with all the powers and duties specified in said section, and with compensation to the members of the board at a rate proportioned, according to time, to that granted in said act, and payable as therein provided; and the time for presenting claims is Presentation of hereby extended for the period of thirty days from this date; and claims. · persons baving sustained damages to real estate, but failed to present the same to the board of public works, may present the same for audit and allowance within the time above limited, is specified in the seventh class of claims mentioned in said sixth section : Provided, That when Jurisdiction of the title to claims evidenced by certificates of the auditor of the board suits involving of public works is involved in suits now pending in any court of competent jurisdiction, such court shall not be ousted of jurisdiction in respect of such question of title; and after the board of avdit shall have Certificates to ascertained the amount, if any, due upon any such claim, the certificates

h claim the certificates issue to successful

party in suit. of said board of audit shall be issued and be convertible in favor only of the person finally adjudged in such suit to be entitled thereto, and when said party may by law bave execution of such judgment or decree.

SEC. 2. That said board of audit shall proceed forth with to examine Examination of and audit the accounts of the treasurer and auditor of the late board of accounts of treaspublic works according to the provisions of the said act entitled “ An urer an

board of public act for the government of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes” approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventyfour, as required by said act, and shall specifically report whether the Report on acaccounts of said treasurer were so kept from day to day as to show his counts; what to

contain. payments of currency or bonds, to whom paid, and on what authority; whether or not the moneys and other assets which were received by or were under the control of said treasurer, have been properly accounted for by said treasurer; and what, if any, of such moneys or other assets have been paid out or disposed of by said treasurer without auditor's warrants or certificates therefor; what, if any, payments were made without evidence that the same were made for or on account of the public improvements in the District of Columbia made by the said Board of Public Works; what, if any, payments were made upon illegal

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