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Treasury member. member of said commission appointed from the Treasury Department

shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses. No expenditure until No money shall be used for the purpose mentioned until a valid valid title. etc., pass.

title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Missouri shall have ceded to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service

of civil process therein. Open space. The building shall be unexposed to danger from fire by an open

space of at least forty feet on each side, including streets and alleys.

Approved, January 2, 1891.

Site.

January 2, 1891. CHAP. 45.-An act providing for a public building in South Bend, Indiana.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the South Bend, Ind. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Public building, etc.

of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to purchase, procure by condemnation proceedings, or otherwise provide a

site, and cause to be erected thereon, in the city of South Bend, in Building.

the State of Indiana, a suitable building for the use and accommodation of the postoffice and other Government offices in said city, with

fire proof vaults. The site and the building thereon, when completed Plans, etc. according to plans and specifications to be previously approved by

the Secretary of the Treasury, not to exceed the cost of seventy-five thousand dollars: Provided, that there shall be an open space of not

less than forty feet upon every side of said building, including streets No expenditure until and alleys, and that no part of said sum shall be expended until a valid title, etc., pass. valid title to said site shall be vested in the United States and the

State of Indiana shall cede to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service of any civil process therein.

Approved, January 2, 1891.

Cost.

Proviso.
Open space.

Reidsville, N. C.

Site.

January 2, 1891. CHAP: 46.-An act to provide for the erection of a public building at Reidsville

North Carolina.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Public building, etc. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pur

chase or otherwise provide a suitable site for and cause to be erected Building

thereon a substantial and commodious building, with fire proof vaults extending to each story, for the use and accommodation of the post office, the United States courts, custom-house, internalrevenue offices, and other Government offices, at Reidsville, in the State of North Carolina. The site and building thereon, when completed upon plans and specifications to be previously made and

approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed in cost No purchase of site the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars; nor shall any site be puruntil building estimates approved.

chased until estimates for the erection of a building which will furnish sufficient accommodations for the transaction of the public business, and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum herein limited after the site shall have been purchased and paid for, shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury; and no purchase of site nor plan for said building shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury involving an expenditure exceeding the

Cost.

Limitation.

Proviso.

sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for site and building; and the site purchased shall leave the building independent and unexposed to danger from fire in adjacent buildings by an open space of not Open space. less than forty feet, including streets and alleys: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be expended until a valid title to said site shall No expenditure until

valid title, etc., pass. be vested in the United States, nor until the State of North Carolina, shall cede to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service of civil process therein.

Approved, January 2, 1891.

CHAP. 47.-An act for the erection of a public building at Rome, Georgia. January 2, 1891.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary

Public building, etc. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase or otherwise provide a suitable site and cause to be erected Site. thereon a substantial and commodious building, with fire-proof vaults Building. extending to each story, for the use and accommodation of the United States post-office and other offices of the Government at Rome, Georgia, the site and building thereon, when completed upon plans and specifications to be previously made and approved by the Plans, etc. Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed in cost the sum of fifty Cost. thousand dollars, nor shall any site be purchased until estimates for No purchase of site the erection of a building which will furnish sufficient accommoda- mates approved. tions for the transaction of the public business, and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum herein limited after the site shall have been purchased and paid for, shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be expended until a valid title to the said site shall be Noexpenditure unti vested in the United States, nor until the State of Georgia shall cede valid title, etc., pass. to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service of civil process therein.

Approved, January 2, 1891.

Limitation,

Proviso.

January 5, 1891.

CHAP. 50.-AN ACT for the erection of a public building at the city of Bloomington, Illinois.

Site.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Bloomington, Ill.

Public building, etc. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase, acquire by condemnation, or otherwise provide a site, and cause to be erected thereon a substantial and commodious building, with Building. fire-proof vaults, for the use and accommodation of the post-office, internal-revenue office, and for other Government uses, at the city of Bloomington in the State of Illinois. The site and building thereon, when completed upon plans and specifications to be previously made and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed in cost the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars; nor shall Cost. any site be purchased until estimates for the erection of a building No purchase of site

until building esti. which will furnish sufficient accommodation for the transaction of

mates approved. the public business, and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum herein limited after the site shall have been purchased Limitation. and paid for, shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury; and no purchase of site nor plan for said building shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury involving an expenditure

exceeding the said sum of seventy-five thousand dollars for site and

building; and the site purchased shall leave the building unexposed Open space. to danger from fire by an open space of at least forty feet, including Proviso.

streets and alleys: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be exNo expenditure until pended until a valid title to the said site shall be vested in the United valid title, etc., pass. States, nor until the State of Illinois shall cede to the United States

exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shaîl be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State, and the service of civil process therein.

Approved, January 5, 1891.

Name, etc.

Powers, etc.

January 7, 891. CHAP. 60.-An act to incorporate The King Theological Hall.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the District of Columbia. United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thomas Un

The King Theologi- derwood Dudley, William Paret, J. Houston Eccleston, John A.
cal Hall incorporated.
Incorporators.

King, Henry E. Pellew, and J. C. Bancroft Davis be, and they are
hereby, declared to be a body politic and corporate, with perpetual
succession in deed or in law to all intents and purposes whatsoever
by the name, style, and title of The King Theological Hall, by which
name and title said body politic and corporate shall be competent, for
the purposes of this act only, at law and in equity, to take to itself
any estate whatsoever in any messuage, lands, tenements, heridita-
ments, goods, chattels, moneys, and other effects, by gift, devise,
grant, donation, bargain, sale, conveyance, assurance, or will; and
the same to grant, bargain, sell, transfer, assign, convey, assure, de- ,
mise, declare, to use and farm let, and to place out on interest, for
the use of said Hall, in such manner as shall be deemed most bene-
ficial to said institution; and to receive the same, their rents, issues,
and profits, income and interest, and to apply the same for the proper
use and benefit of the said Hall; and by the same name to sue and be
sued, to implead and be impleaded, in any courts of law and equity,
in all manner of suits, actions, and proceedings whatsoever, and gen-

erally, by and in the same name, to do and transact, all and every, Proviso.

the business touching or concerning the premises: Provided, That Limit of income. the same do not exceed the value of twenty-five thousand dollars

net annual income over and above and exclusive of the receipts for

the education and support of the students of said Hall. Government by trus- SEC. 2. That the government of the body politic and corporate

hereby created shall be vested in a board of not less than five trustees,

who shall be elected by the corporators at a meeting of which at least Filling of vacancies. five days' previous notice shall have been given. In case of any

vacancy caused by the death, resignation, or removal of any trustee

a new trustee shall be elected by the surviving or remaining trustees, Removal from office. and any trustee may be removed from office by the unanimous vote

of all the remaining trustees. The board of trustees shall adopt a common seal, which they may alter at pleasure, under and by which

all deeds, diplomas, and acts of the Hall shall pass and be authentiBy-laws.

cated, and may enact by-laws for the government and regulation of the institution, and change the same from time to time. All meetings of said board may be called in such manner as the trustees shall prescribe, and a majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a less number may adjourn from

time to time. Purpose.

SEC. 3. That the Hall is established for the purpose of fitting

students to become ministers in the Protestant Episcopal Church in Appointments. the United States. The trustees may appoint such officers they

think fit for the management of the affairs of the corporation, including instructors, tutors, professors, and lecturers, and may prescribe

tees.

Seal,

Meetings.

their duties and fix their salaries and tenure of office. They may also Duties, salaries, etc. confer such degrees and grant such diplomas as are usually conferred Degrees, etc. and granted in other similar institutions.

SEC. 4. That the said corporation shall not employ its funds or in- Employment of come, or any part thereof, in banking operations, or for any purpose funds, etc. or object other than those expressed in this act; and that nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to prevent Congress from Amendment, etc. altering, amending, or repealing the same.

Approved, January 17, 1891.

CHAP. 61.-An act to supply a deficiency in the appropriation for public print- January 8, 1891. ing and binding for the first half of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Deficiency approprisums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same are ation for printing, etc. hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, namely:

PUBLIC PRINTING AND BINDING

Printing and binding.

To supply a deficiency for the first half of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one. in the appropriation for the public printing, for the public binding, and for paper for the public printing, including the cost of printing the debates, the proceedings of Congress in the Congressional Record, and for lithographing, mapping, and engraving for both Houses of Congress, including the salaries or compensation of all necessary clerks or employees for labor (by the day, piece, or contract), and for all the necessary materials which may be needed in the prosecution of the work, three hundred and sixty-nine thousand dollars. To supply a deficiency in the appropriation to pay twenty per Extra pay for night

work. centum in addition to the amount paid for day labor to the employees of the Government Printing Office who were exclusively employed on the night forces of said office during the first session of the Fifty-first Congress, thirteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary

SENATE.

Senate,

mileage of Senators.

cers, etc.

For compensation and mileage of Senators, sixteen thousand seven Compensation and hundred and seventy-eight dollars and sixty-two cents.

For compensation of officers, clerks, messengers and others in the compensation of offservice of the Senate, thirty-nine thousand two hundred and fortyfive dollars and fifty-two cents. For stationery and newspapers for Senators, six hundred dollars.

Stationery, etc. For miscellaneous items, exclusive of labor, ten thousand dollars. For purchase of furniture, two thousand dollars.

Furniture. For materials for folding, three thousand dollars.

Folding materials. For expenses of maintaining and equipping horses and mail-wagons Horses and wagons. for carrying the mails, eight hundred dollars.

Miscellaneous.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

House of Represent

atives. To pay all session employees of the House of Representatives Pay of session em

ployees. authorized by the act making appropriations for the legislative, executive and judicial expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and for other Laws, ist sess., 51st purposes, approved July eleven, eighteen hundred and ninety, to the Cong., pp. 21,232.

Stationery.

Fuel, etc.

end of the present session of Congress, thirty-three thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars and fifty-seven cents.

For allowance to members of the House of Representatives for stationery, three hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For fuel and oil for heating apparatus, two thousand two hundred and sixty-five dollars.

For miscellaneous items and expenses of special and select Committees, twenty-five thousand dollars.

Approved, January 8, 1891.

Miscellaneous

January 12, 1891.

CHAP. 63.-An act for the erection of a public building in the city of Pawtucket,
Rhode Island.

Cost.

vertised for.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Pawtucket, R.I. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Public building, etc. the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to acquire, Site.

by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site, and cause to be Building.

erected thereon a suitable building, including fire-proof vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, for the use and accommodation of the United States post-office and other Government offices, in the city of Pawtucket and State of Rhode Island, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, complete,

not to exceed the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. Proposals to be ad- Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited

by public advertisement in one or more of the newspapers of said city of largest circulation for at least twenty days prior to the date

specified in said advertisement for the opening of said proposals. Responses.

Proposals made in response to said advertisement shall be addressed and mailed to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall then

cause the said proposed sites, and such others as he may think proper Examination, etc., by to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury Treasury agent.

Department, who shall make written report to said Secretary of the results of said examination, and of his recommendation thereon, and the reasons therefor, which shall be accompanied by the original proposals and all maps, plats, and statements which shall have come into his possession relating to the said proposed sites.

If, upon consideration of said report and accompanying papers,

the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem further investigation necesAppointment of com- sary, he may appoint a commission of not more than three persons,

one of whom shall be an officer of the Treasury Department, which commission shall also examine the said proposed sites, and such

others as the Secretary of the Treasury may designate, and grant Hearings. such hearings in relation thereto as they shaủl deem necessary; and

said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, Examination and re- make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their con

clusion in the premises, accompanied by all statements, maps, plats, or documents taken by or submitted to them, in like manner as

hereinbefore provided in regard to the proceedings of said agent of Determination of lo- the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall

thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be

erected. Compensation of The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Sec

retary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars per

day and actual traveling expenses: Provided, however, That the Treasury member. member of said commission appointed from the Treasury Depart

ment shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses. Noexpenditure until No money shall be used for the purpose mentioned until a valid

title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Rhode Island shall have ceded to the United

mission.

port.

cation.

commissioners,

Proviso.

valid title, etc., pass.

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