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The candidate hav. ing the highest

The person having the greatest number of legal votes number of votes to shall be declared by the Governor to be duly elected, and be duly electod.

a certificate thereof shall be given accordingly; and the Constitution and all the laws of the United States, which are not locally inapplicable, shall bave the same force and effect within the said District of Columbia as elsewhere within the United States.

DISBURSING OFFICERS.

(General Clause 67.)

To give security under direction of

SEC. 35. And be it further enacted, Thall all officers to be. the Secretary of the appointed by the President of the United States, by and intrusted to them. with the advice and consent of the Senate, for the District

of Columbia, who, by virtue of the provisions of any law now existing, or which may be enacted by Congress, are required to give security for moneys that may be intrusted to them for disbursement, shall give such security at such time and in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

VALUATION OF DISTRICT PROPERTY.

(General Clause 68.)

All real estate in

erty, to be valued reported to Congress by the Governor.

Sec. 36. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a the epistrict excopt valuation taken in the District of Columbia of all real every five years atid estate belonging to the United States in said District, ex

cept the public buildings, and the grounds which have been dedicated to the public use as parks and squares, at least once in five years, and return thereof shall be made by the Governor to the President of the Senate and . Speaker of the House of Representatives on the first day of the session of Congress held after such valuation shall be taken, and the aggregate of the valuation of private property in said District, whenever made by the authority of the Legislative Assembly, shall be reported to Congress by the Governor: Provided, That all valuations of property belonging to the United States shall be made by such persons as the Secretary of the Interior shall appoint, and under such regulations as he shall prescribe.

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.

(General Clause 69.)

by the President.

To hold office four years.

control,

Sec. 37. And be it further enacted, That there shall be in Comyosition of the the District of Columbia, a Board of Public Works, to bers to be appointed consist of the Governor, who shall be president of said board; four persons, to be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall be a civil engineer, and the others citizens and residents of the District, having the qualifications of au elector therein; one of said board shall be a citizen and resident of Georgetown, and one of said board shall be a citizen and resident of the county outside of the cities of Washington and Georgetown.

They shall hold office for the term of four years, unless sooner removed by the President of the United States.

The Board of Public Works shall have entire control of, of what to havo and make all regulations which they shall deem necessary for keeping in repair, the streets, avenues, alleys, and sewers of the city, and all other works which may be intrusted to their charge by the Legislative Assembly or Congress.

They shall disburse upon their warrant all moneys appropriated by the United States, or the District of Colum- coming into their bia, or collected from property-holders, in pursuance of sources. law, for the improvement of streets, avenues, alleys, and sewers, and roads and bridges, and shall assess in such manner as shall be prescribed by law, upon the property adjoining and to be especially benefited by the improvements authorized by law and made by them, a reasonable proportion of the cost of the improvement, not exceeding one-third of such cost, which sum shall be collected as all other taxes are collected. They shall make all necessary regulations respecting

construction of prithe construction of private buildings in the District of vate buildings. Columbia, subject to the supervision of the Legislative Assembly.

How and for what

hands from various

To regulate the

(General Clauşe 70.) All contracts made by the said Board of Public Works All contracts mado shall be in writing, and shall be signed by the parties to the board to be

Powerofthe board as to contracts.

making the same, and a copy thereof shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the District;

And said Board of Public Works shall have no power to make contracts to bind said District to the payment of any sums of money except in pursuance of appropriations made by law, and not until such appropriations shall have been made.

(General Clause 71.)

Members of board not to be interested made,

All contracts made by said board in which any memin any contracts ber of said board shall be personally interested shall be

id, and no payment shall be made thereon by said District or any officers thereof.

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(General Clause 72.)

Board

to make

dent.

On or before the first Monday in November of each Assemtis and Presi. year, they shall submit to each branch of the Legislative

Assembly a report of their transactions during the preceding year, and also furnish duplicates of the same to the Governor, to be by hiin laid before the President of

the United States for transmission to the two houses of Each appointed Congress; and shall be paid the sum of two thousand five $2,500 per annum,

hundred dollars each annually.

member to receive

COMPENSATIONS, HOW PAID.

(General Clause 73.)

the District,

Sec. 38. And be it further enacted, That the officers hereOfficers appointed by the President to in provided for, who shall be appointed by the President, ted States all others by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall

be paid by the United States by appropriations to be made by law as hereinafter provided ; and all other officers of said District provided for by this act shall be paid by the

District: Provided, That no salary shall be paid to the cer of army serving Governor as a member of the Board of Public Works in Works draw no pay. addition to his salary as Governor, nor shall any officer of

the army appointed upon the Board of Public Works receive any increase of pay for such service.

Governor nor offi

ELECTION FRAUDS.

(General Clause 73.)

Illegalities at elections.

Sec. 39. And be it further enacted, That if, at any election hereafter held in the District of Columbia, any person shall knowingly personate and vote, or attempt to vote, in the name of any other person, whether living, dead, or fictitious;

Or vote more than once at the same election for any candidate for the same office;

Or vote at the place where he may not be entitled to vote;

Or vote without having a lawful right to vote;

Or do any unlawful act to secure a right or opportunity to vote for himself or any

other

person; Or by force, threats, menace, or intimidation, bribery, reward, or offer, or promise thereof, or otherwise unlawfully prevent any qualified voter of the District of Columbia from freely exercising the right of suffrage;

Or by any such means induce any voter to refuse to exercise suchøright;

Or compel or induce, by any such means, or otherwise, any officer of any election in said District to receive a vote from a person not legally qualified or entitled to vote;

Or interfere in any manner with any officer of said elections in the discharge of his duties;

Or by any unlawful means induce any officer of an election, or officer whose duty it is to ascertain, announce, or declare the result of any such election, or give or make any certificate, document, or evidence in relation thereto, to violate or refuse to comply with his duty, or any law regulating the same;

Or knowingly or willfully receive the vote of any person not entitled to vote;

Or refuse to receive the vote of any person entitled to vote,

Or aid, counsel, procure, or advise any such voter, person, or officer to do any act hereby made a crime;

Or to omit to do any duty the omission of which is hereby made a crime, or attempt to do so, every such per- born.

Penalties-fine or imprisonment,

Or

son shall be deemed guilty of a crime, and shall, for such crime, be liable to prosecution in any court of the United States of competent jurisdiction, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both, in the discretion of the court, and shall pay the costs of prosecution.

WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN CITY CIIARTERS, AND

THE LEVY COURT.

(General Clause 74.)

Washington and

June 1, 1871.

Levy Court to bo aholished that date,

also on

City limits remain,

SEC. 40. And be it ofurther enacted, That the charters of ters to be repealed the cities of Washington and Georgetown shall be repealed,

on and after the first day of Juve, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and all offices of said corporations abolished at that date;

The Levy Court of the District of Columbia and all offices connected therewith sball be abolished on and after said first day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-one ; but all laws and ordinances of said cities, respectively, and of said Levy Court, not inconsistent with this act, shall remain in full force until modified or repealed by Congress or the Legislative Assembly of said District;

That portion of said District included within the present limits of the city of Washington shall continue to be known as the city of Washington, and that portion of said District included within the limits of the city of Georgetown shall continue to be known as the city of Georgetown;

And the Legislative Assembly shall have power to levy bly hereafter to levy

a special tax upon property, except the property of the Upon what prop- Government of the United States, within the city of Wash

ington, for the payment of the debts of said city; and upon property, except the property of the Government of the United States, within the limits of the city of Georgetown, for the payment of the debts of said city; and upon property, except the property of the Government of the United States, within said District, not included within the limits of either of said cities, to pay any debts owing by that portion of said District: Provided, That the char- .

Legislative Assem

special tax.

erty.

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