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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; 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 thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be cabietermination of loerected.

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 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, nor until the State of Vermont 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.

Proviso.

valid title, etc., pass.

Akron, Ohio.

Site.

Estimates, etc.

CHAP. 102.-An act for the erection of a public building at Akron, Ohio.

January 26, 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 is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase, or provide by condemnation, a site for, and cause to be erected thereon, a suitable building, with' fire-proof vaults therein, for the Building. accommodation of the post-office and other Government offices, at the city of Akron, State of Ohio. The plans, 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 cost. sum of seventy-five thousand dollars : Provided, That the site shall leave the building unexposed to danger from fire in adjacent buildings by an open space of not less than forty feet, including streets

Open space. and alleys ; and no money appropriated for this purpose shall be

No expenditure unavailable until a valid title to the site for said building shall be pass. vested in the United States, nor until the State of Ohio 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 the said State and the service of civil process therein.

Approved, January 26, 1891.

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CHAP. 103.-An act to provide for the construction of a public building at January 20, 1891.
Davenport, Iowa.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Davenport, Iowa.
of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pur Public building, etc.
chase, acquire by condemnation, or otherwise provide a site and

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Responses.

cause to be erected thereon a suitable, commodious, and substantial Building

building, including fire-proof vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, for the use and accommodation of the United States post-office, internal-revenue office, and other Gov

ernment offices, in the city of Davenport and State of Iowa. The Cost.

cost of the site and the building, including fire-proof vaults, heating

and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, complete, not Proposals to be ad- to exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars. Proposals for vertised 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 advertisement for opening the proposals. The proposals made in response to said public advertisement, at the time named in the advertisement, or within

ten days subsequent thereto, shall be received, opened, and considAppointment of ered by a commission of three persons, who shall be appointed by

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

days from the date named in the advertisement 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 Determination of lo- state in said report the site selected by them, and their selection of Compensation of the site shall be final, and each commissioner shall be allowed a com

pensation for his services of an amount within the discretion of the Limit.

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 forty feet on each side, including streets and alleys.

Approved, January 26, 1891.

commission.

commissioners.

Cost.

vertised for.

January 27, 1891. CHAP. 109.-An act to provide for the purchase of a site, and the erection of a

public building thereon, at Mankato, in the State of Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Mankato, Minn, United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary Publie building, etc.

of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to acSite.

quire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, a site and cause to Building. 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 courts, post-office, and other Government offices, in the city of Mankato and State of Minnesota, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, com

plete, not to exceed the sum of ninety 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., to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the Treasury by 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 said proposed sites.

If, upon consideration of said report and accompanying papers,

the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem further investigation necesAppointment of 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 Examination, as the Secretary of the Treasury may designate, and grant such hearings in relation thereto as they shåll deem necessary; and said Hearings. commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the Secretary of the Treasury written report of their conclusion Report. 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 the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall Determination of lo

eommission,

cation. thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be erected. The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by the Sec- Compensation of

commissioners. retary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six dollars per day and actual traveling expenses : Provided, however, That the Proriso. 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 No expenditure un. title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, pass. nor until the State of Minnesota 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 27, 1891.

til valid title, etc..

CHAP. 113.-An act to amend section one hundred and eighty of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

February 6, 1891.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section one Temporary appointhundred and eighty of the Revised Statutes of the United States, be, by death, etc., of heals

of Departments. and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

R.S., Sec. 180, p. 29, A vacancy occasioned by death or resignation must not be tem- amended. porarily filled under the three preceding sections for a longer period Limit increased. than thirty days.

Approved, February 6, 1891.

Pueblo, Colo.

Site.

CHAP. 114.-An act to provide for the purchase of a site, and the erection of a February 7, 1891. public building thereon, at Pueblo, in the State of Colorado.

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

Publie building, eto. 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 United States post-office and other Government offices, in the city of Pueblo and State of Colorado, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, complete, not to exceed the sum of two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited Proposals to be ad.

vertised for. 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.

Proposals made in response to said advertisement shall be ad- Responses. dressed and mailed to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall then

Cost.

mission.

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

Treasury Department, who shall make written report to said Secretary of the results of said examination, and of his recommendation thereon, and of 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 futher investigaAppointment of com- tion necessary, he may appoint a commission of not more than three

persons, one of whom shall be an officer of the Treasury DepartExamination. ment, 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 examinaReport.

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 the Treasury Department; and the Secretary of the Treasury Determination of lo- shall thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be Compensation of erected.

The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed by

the Secretary of the Treasury, but the same shall not exceed six Prociso.

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

Department shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses. Noexpenditure until valid title, etc., pass.

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 Colorado 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, February 7, 1891.

cation.

commissioners,

War may accept donation of land.

February 7,1891.

CHAP. 115.-An act making an appropriation for the construction of new buildings and the enlargement of the military post at Plattsburgh, New York.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the alilitaryeh post at United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable the Enlargement of, etc. Secretary of War to enlarge the military post at Plattsburgh, New Pust. p. 875.

York, to the capacity of twelve companies, and for beginning the 'Buildings. construction of the necessary buildings, barracks, quarters, kitchen,

mess-hall, stables, storehouses, and magazines, there is hereby approAppropriation,

priated, from any money in the Treasury of the United States not

otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars. Secretary of

SEC. 2. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to accept, free of cost to the United States, a donation of a tract of not less than five hundred acres of land for a target range and other military purposes at or near the post of Plattsburgh Barracks, New York:

Provided, That in his judgment the said tract of land is found to be Suitability, valid in all respects adequate and suitable to meet the wants of the post, title, etc.

and that the title shall have been declared valid by the AttorneyNoexpenditure prior General of the United States: And provided further, That no part

of said sum hereby appropriated shall be expended until the aforesaid tract of land shall have been conveyed to and accepted by the United States.

Approved, February 7, 1891.

Provisos.

to conveyance and acceptance.

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CHAP. 116.-An act making an apportionment of Representatives in Congress February 7, 1891. among the several States under the Eleventh Census.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Ämerica in Congress assembled, That after the third Number and ap. of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the House of Repre- presentatives in Con sentatives shall be composed of three hundred and fifty-six members, gress. to be apportioned among the several States as follows:

Alabama, nine.
Arkansas, six.
California, seven.
Colorado, two,

Connecticut, four. • Delaware, one.

Florida, two.
Georgia, eleven.
Idaho, one.
Illinois, twenty-two.
Indiana, thirteen.
Iowa, eleven.
Kansas, eight.
Kentucky, eleven.
Louisiana, six.
Maine, four.
Maryland, six.
Massachusetts, thirteen.
Michigan, twelve.
Minnesota, seven.
Mississippi, seven.
Missouri, fifteen.
Montana, one.
Nebraska, six.
Nevada, one.
New Hampshire, two.
New Jersey, eight.
New York, thirty-four.
North Carolina, nine.
North Dakota, one.
Ohio, twenty-one.
Oregon, two.
Pennsylvania, thirty.
Rhode Island, two.
South Carolina, seven.
South Dakota, two.
Tennessee, ten.
Texas, thirteen.
Vermont, two.
Virginia, ten.
Washington, two.
West Virginia, four.
Wisconsin, ten.
Wyoming, one.

SEC. 2. That whenever a new State is admitted to the Union the Representatives as.
Representative or Representatives assigned to it shall be in addition signed to new states.
to the number three hundred and fifty-six.
SEC. 3. That in each State entitled under this apportionment the

Election by districts, number to which such State may be entitled in the Fifty-third and each subsequent Congress shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory and containing as nearly as practicable an equal number of inhabitants. The said districts shall be equal to the number of the Representatives to which such State may be entitled in Congress, no one district electing inore than one Representative.

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