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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 Appointment of necessary, 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 Hearings. grant such hearings in relation thereto as they shall deem necessary;

and said commission shall, within thirty days after such examinaExamination and tion, make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their

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

as herein before 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

Secretary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars

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

partment shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses. No expenditure un 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 Illinois 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 serv

ice 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 12, 1891.

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January 13, 1891. CHAP. 70.-An act to amend section twelve hundred and twenty-five of the

Revised Statutes, concerning details of officers of the Army and Navy to educational institutions.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Detail of Army and United States of America in Congress assembled, That Section twelve leges, etc.

hundred and twenty-five of the Revised Statutes, concerning details R.S., sec. 1225, p. 216, of office of the Army and Navy to educational institutions, be,

and the same is hereby, amended so as to permit the President to detail, under the provisions of said act, not to exceed seventy-five officers of the Army of the United States; and the maximum num

ber of officers of the Army and Navy to be detailed at any one time Vol. 5, pp. 491, 192, under the provisions of the act passed September twenty-sixth, amended.

eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, amending said section twelve

hundred and twenty-five of the Revised Statutes, is hereby increased Proviso.

to eighty-five: Provided, That no officer shall be detailed to or mainDetails only where tained at any of the educational institutions mentioned in said act military instruction.

where instruction and drill in military tactics is not given: Provided Detail of engineer further, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent officers of the Navy. the detail of officers of the Engineer Corps of the Navy as professors Vol. 20, p. 322. in scientific schools or colleges as now provided by Act of Congress

approved February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventynine, entitled "An act to promote a knowledge of steam-engineering and iron shipbuilding among the students of scientific schools or colleges in the United States.

Approved, January 13, 1891.

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CHAP. 72.-An act for the erection of a public building at Sioux City, Iowa. January 15, 1891.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- Sioux City, Iowa.

Public building, etc. tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase or acquire by condemnation a site for, and cause to be erected thereon, a suitable building with fire-proof vaults therein, for the accommodation of the United States district and circuit courts, post-office, custom-house, internal revenue office, and other Government offices, at the city of Sioux City, Iowa. The plans, Plans, estimates, etc. specifications, and full estimates for said building shall be previously made and approved according to law and shall not exceed, for the site and building complete, the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited Proposals to be adby public advertisement in one or more of the newspapers of said vertised for. city of largest circulation for at least twenty days prior to the date specified in said advertisement for the opening of said proposals.

Proposals made in response to said advertisement shall be addressed Responses. and mailed to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall then cause the said proposed sites, and such others as he may think proper to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury Examination, etc. by Department, who shall make written report to said Secretary of the Treasury agent. 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 necessary, he may appoint a commission of not more than three persons, Appointment of comone of whom shall be an officer of the Treasury Department, which mission. commission shall also examine the said proposed sites, and such others as the Secretary of the Treasury may designate, and grant such hearings in relation thereto as they shall deem necessary; and Hearings. said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their conclusion in the premises, accompanied by all statements, maps, plats, pori. or documents taken by or submitted to them, in like manner as herein before provided in regard to the proceedings of said agent of the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be erected. cation.

The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Sec- Compensation of comretary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars per day and actual traveling expenses: Provided, however, That the member of said commission appointed from the Treasury Depart- Treasury member. ment shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses.

No money shall be used for the purpose mentioned until a valid Noexpenditure until title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, valid title, etc., pass. nor until the State of Iowa 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.

The building shall be unexposed to danger from fire by an open Open space. space of at least forty feet on each side, including streets and alleys.

Approved, January 15, 1891.

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CHAP. 73.-An act for the relief of the inhabitants of the town of Gallup, Bernalillo County, Territory of New Mexico.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Gallup. Bernalillo United States of America in Congress assembled, That the probate

Entry of town-site judge of Bernalillo County, Territory of New Mexico, be, and is in trust for occupants hereby, authorized to enter in trust for the occupants and inhabi

tants of the town of Gallup, for town-site purposes, the southeast Description, etc. quarter of section sixteen, township fifteen north, of range eighteen

west, of New Mexico principal meridian, subject to the provisions R.S., secs. 2387-2389, of sections twenty-three hundred and eighty-seven, twenty-three

hundred and eighty-eight, and twenty-three hundred and eightynine of chapter eight of the Revised Statutes of the United States

relating to town sites. Indemnity school SEC. 2. That upon the passage of this act the Territory of New lands.

Mexico, through its proper officer, shall be, and is hereby, authorized

to select as indemnity for said land, and in full satisfaction thereof, R.S., sec. 1946, p. 341. and for the purposes stated in section nineteen hundred and forty

six of the Revised Statutes, one quarter section of one hundred and sixty acres of public lands at any office in said Territory, said selections to be made according to legal subdivisions and contiguous.

Approved, January 15, 1891.

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January 16, 1891. CHAP. 74.-An act to authorize the Treasurer of the United States to receive

and keep on deposit funds of the Soldiers' Home in the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Soldiers' Home, DC United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Treasurer custodian of funds, of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to

receive and keep on deposit, subject to the checks or drafts of the treasurer of the Soldier's Home in the District of Columbia, all funds which may now be under the control of the said Treasurer of the Soldier's Home, or may hereafter be furnished him or in any manner come into his possession for use in defraying the current expen

ses of maintaining the said Soldiers' Home, and, upon the request Transfer of funds to of said treasurer of the Soldiers' Home, there shall be transferred, New York.

from funds to his credit with the United States Treasurer, and placed to his credit with the assistant treasurer of the United States in New York City, New York, such sums as he may require monthly or quarterly for payments on account of “out-door relief” to members of the said Soldiers' Home residing at a distance therefrom.

Approved, January 16, 1891.

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January 19, 1891. CHAP. 76.-An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to authorize the

construction of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad in the District of Columbia."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Baltimore and Po: United States of America in Congress assembled, That the construcings, etc., in Washing: tion, maintenance, and use for railway purposes of the turn-outs. ton, D. C., may be and sidings of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, now Vol. 14, p. 387; vol. 16, extending from its lii between the Anacostia or Eastern Branch of

the Potomac River and the Long Bridge, in the city of Washington, Side tracks, etc.der into the several squares of ground known and designated on the galized

plat of the city of Washington as follows: Square seven hundred and thirty-seven; square seven hundred and thirty-nine; square six hundred and ninety-five; square north west of square six hundred and ninety-five; square west of square six hundred and ninety-five; square north of square six hundred and ninety-seven; square east of square six hundred and forty-two; square north of square six

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hundred and forty-two; square six hundred and forty-one; square five hundred and thirty-six; square four hundred and ninety-three; square south of square four hundred and sixty-three; square four hundred and sixty-four; square three hundred and eighty-six; square two hundred and sixty-seven; and square south of square two hundred and sixty-seven; is hereby authorized, but Congress may at any Revocation, time revoke said authority, said tracks to be maintained in such manner as will least obstruct the public streets, avenues, or alleys Street obstruction. on which said tracks are laid, and to be under the general supervis- Supervision. ion of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

SEC. 2. That it sti we the duty of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, facilities elsewhere. whenever they consider it a public benefit, to grant the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company permission to lay, maintain, and use side-tracks and sidings from the main line or lines of said railroad into any real estate in the said city abutting on the streets or avenues on which such line of such company is or may be situated, east of Four-and-a-half street and south of Virginia and Maryland avenues, which may be used or occupied for manufacturing, commercial, or other business purposes by, parties desiring the use of such facilities. Such side-tracks or sidings shall be laid and maintained under the direction of said Commissioners, and in such manner as shall least obstruct the use of the public streets for ordinary purposes: Provided, That the right to revoke the use of said side tracks or sidings is reserved to Congress.

Revocation. SEC. 3. That the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire, subject to the approval Acquisition of land of said Commissioners, for the purposes of its business any one or ness.

by company, for busimore of the squares of ground in the city of Washington south of Description, etc. the line of the said railroad and north of L street and east of Delaware avenue and north of the Eastern Branch and east of Thirteenth street southeast, and any one or more squares, as shall be approved by the said Commissioners, abutting on the line of said railroad on Maryland and Virginia avenues, east of Four-and-a-half street and south of its main track on Virginia avenue, and west of Twelfth street southwest, and to extend, maintain, and use tracks from convenient points on the line of said railroad into the said property, and to cross such streets as may be necessary for that purpose, and Crossing streets. to construct thereon such facilities as may be necessary for its business as a common carrier, and approved by said Commissioners, and to maintain such facilities in connection therewith; such tracks, where they cross streets, to be laid and maintained under the direction of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and in such manner as shall least obstruct the use of said streets for ordinary purposes. The right to remove such tracks is hereby reserved to

Removal of tracks. Congress. And in case said company shall be unable for any reason to acquire such properties or any portion thereof by purchase they may be acquired by said company in the manner provided by sections numbered from six hundred and forty-eight to six hundred ceedin... and sixty-three, both inclusive, of the Revised Statutes, relating to 663, pp. 78, 79. the District of Columbia; but nothing herein contained shall author. Excepted property. ize the condemnation of any church or school property or property of the United States : Provided, That nothing contained in this act, and no expenditure that may be made by said railroad company Sixth street station hereunder shall be held or construed to give said company any right retention, legal or equitable not now possessed to retain the passenger station of said company on Sixth street.

SEC. 4. That Congress hereby reserves the right to alter, amend, Amendment, etc. or repeal this act. Approved, January 19, 1891.

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January 19, 1891. CHAP. 77.-An act to enable the Secretary of the Interior to carry out, in part,

the provisions of An act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder, and for other purposes," approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and making appropriations for the same and

for other purposes. Preamble.

Whereas in accordance with section twenty-eight of the act of March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder, and for other purposes (public one hundred and forty-eight), the President of the United States has made known, by proclamation, that satisfactory proof has been presented to him that the consent of the different bands of the said Sioux Nation of Indians to the said act has been obtained in the manner and form required by the said twelfth article of the treaty of April twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight: Therefore,

Be it enacted by t", Senate and House of Representatives of the Sioux Indian Reser: United States of Ai rica in Congress assembled. That the following vation, Dak., appropriations, etc. sums, or so much t ereof as may be necessary, be, and the same are

hereby, appropriatel, out of any moneys in the Treasury not othermediately avail. wise appropriated, to be immediately available to enable the Secre

tary of the interior to comply with and carry out certain provisions Vol. 5, pp. 888-899. of the act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred

and eighty-nine (public one hundred and forty-eight, Statutes twenty-five, page eight hundred and eighty-eight), and for other purposes:

For the erection of day and industrial schools, providing furniture

and other necessary articles, and pay of teachers, in accordance with Vol, 15, pp. 637, 038. article seven of the treaty of April twenty-ninth, eighteen hun

dred and sixty-eight, which said article of treaty is continued in Vol. 25, pp. 894,895.

force for twenty years by section seventeen of the above-mentioned

act of March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine: Provided, Compulsory attend. That as fast as school facilities are furnished the Secretary of the

Interior is hereby authorized and required to compel all children between the ages of six and sixteen to attend the schools on the reservation at least nine months in the year, except such as may be attend

ing school elsewhere, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Schoolhouses. For the erection of fifteen school buildings, provided for in artiVol. 25, p. 896. cle twenty of the above-mentioned act of March second, eighteen

hundred and eighty-nine, fifteen thousand dollars. Payment for ponies To enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay to such individual to follans of Staveling Indians of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Agencies as he River agencies. shall ascertain to have been deprived by the authority of the United

States of ponies in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, at the Prorisos. rate of forty dollars for each pony: Provided, That the sum paid to To be accepted in each individual Indian under this provision shall be taken and

accepted by such Indian in full compensation for all loss sustained by such Indian in consequence of the taking from him of ponies as aforesaid : And provided further, That if any Indian entitled to such compensation shall have deceased the sum to which such Indian would be entitled shall be paid to his heirs at law, according to the laws of the State of Dakota, two hundred thousand dollars.

To enable the Secretary of the Interior to purchase for the Sioux Additional beef ra- Nation of Indians additional beef required for issue, the rations having

been reduced on account of reduced appropriation for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, one hundred

thousand dollars. Santee Sioux in Ne. To enable the Secretary of the Interior to purchase lands for such braska.

Purchase of lieu of the Santee Sioux Indians in Nebraska as have been unable to severalty lands.

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