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Compensation 'of

The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Seccommissioners.

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

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

ment shall be pai 1 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 Massachusetts 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 21, 1891.

January 21, 1891.

CHAP. 87.-An act to provide for enlarging the proposed public building at Savannah, Georgia; the purchase of another site, if practicable, and for the sale of the present site.

Savannah, Ga.

Public building, site, etc. ed.

creased.

Site.

New site.

vertised for.

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

gress approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, Vol. 24, p. 105, amend- authorizing the erection of a public building for the use and accom

modation of the United States circuit and district courts and post

office, and other Government uses, in the city of Savannah and State Limit of cost in- of Georgia, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to increase

the limit of cost of site and building, including fire-proof vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches com

plete, from two hundred thousand dollars to four hundred thousand Building.

dollars, in order to provide for the enlargement of the building contemplated by present plans, and if found practicable the purchase of another site, and the sale of the site situated about one hundred and seventy-two feet on York street and ninety feet on Abercorn street, in said city.

SEC. 2. That should it be deemed practicable to select another site

for said building it shall be purchased, acquired by condemmation, Proposals to be ad- or otherwise provided, upon the following conditions: 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 for at

least fourteen days prior to the date specified in the advertisements Responses. for opening the proposals. The proposals made in response to said

public advertisements at the time named in the advertisements, or

within ten days subsequent thereto, shall be received, opened, and Appointment of com- considered by a commission of three persons, who shall be appointed

by the Secretary of the Treasury, and it shall be the duty of said commission to forward to the Secretary of the Treasury, within forty

days from the date named in the advertisements for opening the proReport.

posals, a written report with the original proposals, maps, and so forth, and the oaths prescribed by act of Congress approved June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and to definitely state in said report the site selected by them, and their selection of the

site shall be final; and each commissioner shall be allowed a comCompensation of pensation for his services of an amount within the discretion of the

Secretary of the Treasury, said compensation not to exceed two hun

dred dollars, and actual traveling expenses, to each commissioner. Open space. The building shall be unexposed to danger from fire by an open space

of at least thirty-six feet on each side including streets and alleys. Sale, etc., of present SEC. 3. That should another site be selected under the provisions

herein contained the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby,

mission.

Final selection.

commissioners.

site.

authorized and directed to sell, either at private or public sale the land owned by the United States known as a site for the United States court-house and post-office, situated about one hundred and seventy-two feet on York and ninety feet on Abercorn streets, in the city and State aforesaid, and to make a quit-claim deed to the purchaser thereof.

SEC. 4. That should it not be deemed practical, on account of cost Enlargement of or otherwise, to select another site for said building, the building on

present buildir, the present site shall proceed upon a plan enlarged to the limit of Limit of cost infour hundred thousand dollars, incluing the incidental and necessary expenses thereof.

SEC. 5. That the appropriations heretofore made, shall be available Appropriations made for the purposes of this act.

Approved, January 21, 1891.

creased.

available.

Portland, Oreg.
Public building, etc.

Site.

.

vertised for.

Responses.

Examination, etc.,

CHAP. 91 –An act to provide for the construction of a public building at Port- January 24, 1891. land, Oregon.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to acquire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site, and cause to be erected thereon a suitable building, including fire-proof vaults, Building. heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, for the use and accommodation of the custom-house, and other Government offices, in the city of Portland and State of Oregon, the cost of Cost. said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, complet», not to exceed the suin of five hundred thousand dollars.

Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited Proposals to be ad 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 specitied in said advertisement for the opening of said proposals.

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 to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury Department, who shall make written report to said Secre- by Treasury ageut. tary 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 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 per- Appointment of comsons, 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 such hearings in relation thereto as they shall deem necessary; Hearings. and said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their Report. 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 the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be Determination floerected.

The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Sec- Compensation of retary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars per

commissioners. day and actual traveling expenses: Provided, however, That the

mission.

Examination.

cation.

Proviso

No expenditure until valid title, etc., pass.

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

ment shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses.

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 Oregon 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 24, 1891.

etc.

Halt from District revenues.

January 24, 1891. CHAP. 92.-An act to provide the assessor of the District of Columbia with plats

of subdivisions outside the cities of Washington and Georgetown.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the District of Columbia. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of outside Washington, five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, Appropriation for

and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the providing

Treasury not otherwise appropriated, one half to be charged against the revenues of the District of Columbia, to enable the Commissioners thereof to provide the office of the assessor of taxes with plats or maps of all subdivisions of land in said District outside the

cities of Washington and Georgetown. Plat data.

SEC. 2. That said plats or maps shall show the subdivided tracts of land by courses and distances; they shall show the areas of the lots and squares therein, and the dimensions of the streets and avenues, and such other data as may be necessary to enable the assessor to

locate and assess such land and the improvements thereon, Such Plats to be bound, plats shall be conveniently arranged, indexed, and bound in volumes

of convenient size; and the Commissioners are hereby authorized to Sale of copies of sell copies of said plats at the cost of the paper, press-work, and plat book.

binding, and ten per centum additional, the proceeds of sales thereof to be turned into the Treasury, as other District revenues are, and applied towards re-imbursing this appropriation.

Approved, January 24, 1891.

eic.

January 28, 1891.

CHAP. 98.-An act to authorize the Secretary of War to loan certain cannon to the Saratoga Monument Association.

Association of certain cannon

goyne.

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

of War be, and is hereby, authorized to loan to the Saratoga Monucaptured from Bur- ment Association the following cannon, and so forth, captured from

General Burgoyne at Saratoga, and now on hand at the Watervliet Arsenal, West Troy, New York, namely, four twelve-pounder guns, one eight-inch howitzer, one twenty-four pounder howitzer, one eightinch mortar, and one twenty-four pounder mortar, all bronze:

Provided, That the Secretary of War shall cause the four twelveTo be mounted. pounder guns to be mounted on suitable carriages before their delivExpense of removal ery: Provided, That said cannon shall be removed from said arsenal from Watervliet Ar without expense to the United States Government. senal,

Approved, January 26, 1891.

Provisos.

January 28, 1891.

Site.

Cost.

vertised for.

CHAP. 99.-An act to provide for the purchase of a site and the erection of a public building thereon at Sioux Falls, in the State of South Dakota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Sioux Falls, S. Dak. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to

Public building, etc. acquire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site and cause to be erected thereon a suitable building, including fire-proof vaults, Building. heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, for the use and accommodation of the United States courts, post-office, and other Government offices, in the city of Sioux Falls and State of South Dakota, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators and approaches, complete, not to exceed the sum of one 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 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., Department, who shall make written report to said Secretary of the by 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 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 said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their con- Report. clusion 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 the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall there

Determination of loupon finally determine the location of the building to be erected.

The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Compensation of Secretary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars commissioners. 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, por until the State of South Dakota 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 26, 1891.

Examination.

Hearings.

cation.

Proviso.

valid title, etc., pass.

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FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. II. Chs. 100, 101. 1891.

Staunton. Va.
Public building, etc.

Site.

Cost.

January 20, 1891. CHAP. 100.--An act for the erection of a public building at the city of Staunton,

Virginia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pur.

chase or otherwise provide a site, and cause to be erected thereon a Building

substantial and commodious building, with fire-proof vaults, for the
use and accommodation of the post-office and internal-revenue office,
and for other Government uses, at the city of Staunton, Virginia.
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 No purchase of site thousand dollars ; nor shall any site be purchased until estimates until huildinsa esti. for the erection of a building which will furnish sufficient accommoapproved.

dations for the transaction of the public business, and which shall Limit of building 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 Limit of total cost. involving an expenditure exceeding the said sum of seventy-five

thousand dollars for site and building; and the site purchased shall Open space. leave the building unexposed to danger from fire by an open space Proriso.

of at least forty feet, including streets and alleys: Provided, That No expenditure until no part of said sum shall be expended until a valid title to the said valid title, etc., pass. site shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Vir

ginia 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 26, 1891.

cost.

January 26, 1891.

St. Albans. Vt.

Site.

('ost.

vertised for.

CHAP. 101.-An act to provide for the purchase of a site, and the erection of a public building thereon, at Saint Albans, in the State of Vermont.

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

acquire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site, and cause Building. to be 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 custom-house, post-
office, and other Government offices in the city of Saint Albans, and
State of Vermont, the cost of said site and building, including said
vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus elevators, and approaches,

complete, not to exceed the sum of sixty thousand dollars. Proposals to be ad

Proposals for the sale of lands 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 Exasuination etc., by to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury

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 said proposed sites.

If, upon consideration of said report and accompanying papers,

the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem further investigation necAppointment of com

essary, he may appoint a commission of not more than three persons,

mission.

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