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done at such sittings shall be recorded in the minutes of the criminal court.

SEC. 2. That section eight hundred and sixty-one of chapter twenty. In Distrct of Cofour of the Revised Statutes of the District of Columbia be, and the lumbia; jurors may same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

have served within “ SEC. 861. It shall be good cause of principal challenge to any person a year before. called to serve as a talesman on a petit jury at any term of the criminal Substitute for or circuit courts of the District of Columbia, that he has served as such

R.. S. of Dist. juror in the trial of a cause in either of said courts at any time within

Col., § 861. one year next before his being so called and challenged.

And whenever paper, on which is written the name of any person, when persons shall be drawn from the jury-box, and such person by reason of being drawn as jurors do challenged, or for any other reason, shall not serve as a juror at the term

not serve, their

na mes to be refor or at which he shall have been so drawn, the clerk of the supreme turned to jurycourt of the District of Columbia (unless otherwise ordered by the justice box. presiding in the court for which such name was drawn) shall replace the

R. S. of Dist. said paper in the jury-box, folded or rolled up in the manner prescribed

Col., $ 853. by section eight hundred and fifty-three of said chapter, subject to be drawn again from said jury-box with the other papers therein."

. SEC. 3. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent herewith are herewith Repeal. repealed. (June 8, 1880.]

CHAPTER 161.

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE AND THIRTY

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED
STATES.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 167.

SECTION

SECTION 1. Bonds given on withdrawal of tobacco, snuff, 2. Collectors of internal revenue to keep record and cigars for export; when and how may

of manufacturers of tobacco and snuff. be canceled.

-- to enter copies of inventories and returns. Penalty for relanding in United States to. - to cause mavufactories to be numbered, &c.

bacco, snuff, or cigars shipped for export. Be it enacted, &c.

[SECTION 1], That section thirty-three hundred and eighty-five of the Bonds given on Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by striking out all withdrawal of toof said section after the word “ shipment” where it occurs in the twenty- cigars for export; seventh line, and insert in lieu of the part stricken out the following: when and how may

“Upon the presentation to the collector of internal revenue of a de- be canceled. tailed report from the inspector of customs, and a certificate from the R. S., \ 3385. collector of customs at the port from which the goods are to be exported, that the goods removed from the manufactory under bond, and described in the permit of the collector of internal revenue, have been received by the said collector of customs, and that said goods were duly laden on board of a foreign-bound vessel, naming the vessel, and the said merchan. dise was entered on the outward-manifest of said vessel, and that said vessel and cargo were duly cleared from said port, and on the payment of the tax on deficiency, if any, the bonds which have been, or shall hereafter be, required to be given under the provisions of this section, shall be canceled.

Every person who, with the intent to defraud the revenue laws of the Penalty for reUnited States, relands or causes to be relanded, within the jurisdiction landing in United of the United States, any manufactured tobacco, snuff, or cigars which snuff

, or cigar's have been shipped for exportation under the provisions of this act, with- shipped for export. out properly entering such tobacco, snuff, or cigars at a custom-house, and paying the proper customs and internal revenue taxes thereon, or who receives such relanded tobacco, snuff, or cigars, and every person who aids or abets in such relanding or receiving of such tobacco, snuff, or cigars, shall, on conviction, be fined not exceeding five thousand dol

lars or imprisoned not more than three years; and all tobacco, snuff, or

cigars so relanded shall be forfeited to the United States." Collectors of in- SEC. 2. Tbat section thirty-three hundred and fifty-seven of the Reternal revenue to vised Statutes of the United States be amended and re-enacted so as to keep record of

read as follows: manufacturers of tobacco and snuff. “Every collector shall keep a record in a book or books provided for

Substitute for the purpose, to be open to the inspection of any person, of the name and R. S., $ 3357.

residence of every person engaged in the manufacture of tobacco or snuff in his district, the place where such manufacture is carried on, and the

number of the manufactory. - to enter copies And he shall enter in said record, under the name of each manufactof inventories and nrer, a copy of every inventory required by law to be made by such

manufacturer, and an abstract of his monthly returns. - to cause mand- And he shall cause the several manufactories of tobacco or spuff in factories to be numbered, &c.

his district to be numbered consecutively, which numbers shall not be thereafter changed, except for reasons satisfactory to himself and approved by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. [June 9, 1880.]

CHAPTER 162.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 168.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SAINT PAUL AND CHICAGO SHORT LINE RAILWAY COM

PANY TO CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE ACROSS LAKE SAINT CROIX, AND TO ESTABLISH
IT AS A POST-ROAD.

SECTION
1. Bridge across Lake Saint Croix, between Wis.

consin and Minnesota, may be built.
- not to interfere with navigation.
- in case of litigation, in what court actions

may be brought.
2. -- how may be built.

if built with unbroken spans; elevation, &c.

if built as a draw-bridge; how constructed Draw to be opened promptly for passage of

boats.

SECTION
3. United States to have right of way, and shall

not be charged discriminating rate for trans

portation, &c. 4. All railway companies to have equal rights of

passage.
5. Plans and specifications.
Congress may direct changes in construc-

tion.
6. - may amend or repeal act.

Be it enacted, &c. Bridge across SECTION 1), That it shall be lawful for the Saint Paul and Chicago Lake Saint Croix, Short Line Railway Company, a corporation created and existing under sin and Minnesota, and by virtue of the laws of the State of Wisconsin, to build a bridge may be built by across the Lake Saint Croix from such point in township number twenty. Saint Paul and six north, of range twenty west of the fourth principal meridian, in the Line Railway county of Pierce and State of Wisconsin, as may be hereafter selected by Company.

said railway company, to such point in the county of Washington, in the State of Minnesota, as may hereafter be selected by said railway company, and to lay on or over said bridge, railway tracks for the more perfect connection of its railway tracks as they may hereafter be built to the points aforesaid on either side of said lake under the limitations

and conditions herein: - not to interfere Provided, That said bridge shall not interfere with the free navigation with navigation of said lake beyond what is necessary in order to carry into effect the

rights and privileges hereby granted, - in case of litiga- And in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or alleged tion, in what court obstruction to the free navigation of said lake, the cause shall be tried actions may be before the district court of the United States for the district of Minbrought.

nesota or the western district of Wisconsin. -how may be SEC. 2. That any bridge built under the provisions of this act may, built.

at the option of said railway company, be built as a draw-bridge with

a pivot or other form of draw, or with unbroken or continuous spans : if built with un- Provided, That if the said bridge shall be made with unbroken and broken spans; ele- continuous spans, it shall not be of less elevation in any case than fifty vation, &c.

feet above extreme high-water mark as understood at the point of location to the bottom chord of the bridge; nor shall the span of said bridge be less than two hundred feet in length, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of the lake, and the main span shall be over the main channel of the lake and not less than two hundred feet in length:

And provided also, That if any bridge built under this act shall be Lake Saint Croix constructed as a draw-bridge, the same shall be constructed as a pivot bridge, if built as a

draw-bridge; how draw-bridge with a draw over the main channel of the lake at an ac- constructed. cessible and navigable point, and with spans of not less than one hun. dred and sixty feet in the clear at low-water surface on each side of the central or pivot pier of the draw; and the next adjoining spans to the draw shall be not less than one hundred and forty feet, and said spans shall not be less than ten feet above extreme high-water mark, and not less than thirty feet above low-water mark, measuring to the bottom chord of the bridge; and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of the lake:

And provided also, That said draw shall be opened promptly, upon Dra w to be reasonable signal, for the passage of boats, and in no case shall unnec-opened promptly

for passage of essary delay occur in opening said draw-bridge during or after the pas- boats. sage of trains.

SEC. 3. That any bridge constructed under the provisions of this act – to be a post. and according to its limitations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be route; United known and recognized as a post-route, upon which also no higher charge right of way, and shall be made for the trausmission over the same of the mails, the troops, shall not be and the munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid charged discrimifor their transportation over the railroads or public highways leading nating rato for to the said bridge, and the United States shall have the right of way

transportation, &c. for postal telegraph purposes across said bridge.

SEC. 4. That all railway companies desiring to use said bridge shall All railway comhave and be entitled to equal rights and privileges in the passage of the panies to have same and in the use of the machinery and fixtures thereof, and of all the equal rights of

passage. approaches thereto, under and upon such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War upon hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties in case they shall not agree.

SEC. 5. That the plan and specifications with the necessary drawings of Plans and specisaid bridge shall be submitted to the Secretary of War for his approval,

fications. and until he approve the plan and location of said bridge it shall not be built or commenced, and should any change be made in the plan of said bridge during the progress of the work thereon such changes shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War;

And all changes in the construction of said bridge that may be di- Congress may directed by Congress shall be made at the cost and expense of the owners rect changes in thereof.

SEC. 6. That the right to alter, amend or repeal this act as in the — may amend or judgment of Congress the public good may require and to compel the repeal act. removal of any obstructions to navigation caused by said bridge at the expense of the persons or corporations taking the benefit of this act, is hereby reserved. (June 9, 1880.]

OHAPTER 163.

AN ACT CONFIRMING THE TITLE TO BLOCK NUMBERED FOURTEEN, IN BAKER CITY, June 9, 1880. OREGON, TO BAKER COUNTY.

21 Stat. L., 169. Title confirmed to Baker County, Oregon, of certain land. Be it enacted, &c., That the title to so much of block fourteen, in Baker Title confirmed City, Oregon, as the United States has title to, be, and the same is to Baker County, hereby, confirmed to the county of Baker, Oregon, and that a patent be pregon, of certain issued to the said county therefor, without prejudice to the right of any adverse claimant to any part thereof. (June 9, 1880.]

CHAPTER 164.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 169.

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO AND TWENTY

THREE HUNDRED AND ONE OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES,
IN RELATION TO THE SETTLER'S AFFIDAVIT IN PRE-EMPTION AND COMMUTED
HOMESTEAD ENTRIES.

Pre-emption and homestead claimants' oath; before whom may be taken, &c. Pre-emption and Be it enacted, &c., That the affidavit required to be made by sections homesteail claim- twenty-two hundred and sixty-two and twenty-three hundred and one whom may be of the Revised Statutes of the United States, may be made before the taken, &c. clerk of the county court or of any court of record, of the county and

R. S., Ø Ø 2262, State or district and Territory in which the lands are situated; and if 2291, 2301. 1877, March 3, be made in a similar manner in any adjacent county in said State or Ter

said lands are situated in any unorganized county, such affidavit may ch. 122.

ritory, and the affidavit so made and duly subscribed shall have the same force and effect as if made before the register or receiver of the proper land district; and the same shall be transmitted by such clerk of the court to the register and receiver with the fee and charges allowed by law. [June 9, 1880.]

CHAPTER 166.

AN ACT TO RESTORE PENSIONS IN CERTAIN CASES.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 170.

Pensions allowed prior to July 25, 1866, not to be

reduced by subsequent acts.

– to be restored if already reduced.

Pensions allowed Be it enacted, &c., That section three of an act entitled “An act inprior to July 25, creasing the pensions of widows and orphans, and for other purposes", duced by subse approved July twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and section quent acts.

thirteen of an act entitled "An act relating to pensions", approved July R. S., 4712. twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and section forty1866, ch, 235 (14 seven hundred and twelve of the Revised Statutes, shall not operate to Stat. L., 230). 1868, ch. 264 (15

reduce the rate of any pension which had actually been allowed to the Stat. L., 235).

commissioned, non-commissioned, or petty officers of the Navy or their widows or minor children, prior to the twenty-fifth day of July, eight

een hundred and sixty-six; - to be restored if

And the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to restore all already reduced.

such pensions as have already been so reduced to the rate originally granted and allowed, to take effect from the date of such reduction. (June 9, 1880.]

CHAPTER 167.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 170.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE MAILS BETWEEN EAST SAINT
LOUIS, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND SAINT LOUIS, IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI.

Transportation of mails between Saint Louis and East Saint Louis to be let to lowest bidder.

Transporta tion

Be it enacted, &c., That the Postmaster-General he, and he hereby is, of mails between Saint Louis and authorized to treat the transportation of mails between East Saint Louis East Saint Louis and the Union Depot in Saint Louis, Missouri, as other than railroad to be let to lowest service, and to pay for the same to the lowest bidder therefor, having bidder.

due regard to the efficiency of the service, out of any appropriation R, S., $$ 3941, available for the purpose. (June 9, 1880.] 3942.

CHAPTER 169.

AN ACT TO GRANT TO THE CORPORATE AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF COUNCIL BLUFFS,

IN THE STATE OF IOWA, FOR PUBLIC USES, A CERTAIN LAKE OR BAYOU SITUATED
NEAR SAID CITY.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 171.

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Be it enacted, &c., That there shall be, and is hereby, conveyed to the Lake or bayou corporate authorities of the city of Council Bluffs, in the State of Iowa, granted to Council

Bluffs, Iowa, upon and their successors in office, the title of the United States to the me

conditions. andered lake, situated in sections eleven, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, twenty-two, and twenty-three, in township seventy-five north, range forty-four west of the fifth principal meridian of Iowa, upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation; shall be inalienable for all time;

But leases not exceeding ten years may be granted for portions of -- Jeases of, may be said premises, all incomes derived from leases or privileges to be ex. granted. pended in the preservation and improvement of the property, or the roads leading thereto;

The premises to be managed by the said corporate authorities, or such -- management of. commissioners as they may elect, and who shall receive no compensation for their services. (June 9, 1880.]

CHAPTER 171.

AN ACT TO CONFIRM CERTAIN ENTRIES AND WARRANT LOCATIONS IN THE FORMER

PALATKA MILITARY RESERVATION IN FLORIDA.

June 9, 1880. 21 Stat. L., 171.

SECTION
1. Lands in Palatka military reservation con-

firmed to homestead settlers, and State au.
thorized to select other lands in lieu of same.

SECTION

2. - and to locators of land-warrants, &c.

Be it enacted, &c. [SECTION 1], That in all cases in which lands lying within the limits Lands in Palatka of the former Palatka military reservation in Florida have been entered military reserva

tion confirmed to by settlers under the homestead laws, and their entries are found to

homestead settlers, conflict with selections by the State of Florida under the grant of and State authorswamp lands by act of Congress of September twenty-eighth, eighteen ized to select other hundred and fifty, which are confirmed by the act of March third, lands in liou of eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and in which said settlers have in same

1850, ch. 84 (9 good faith complied with the requirements of the homestead laws, their stat. L., 519). entries be, and the same are hereby, confirmed, on the State filing with 1857, ch. 117 (11 the Commissioner of the General Land Office its relinquishment of all Stat. L., 251). claim thereto;

And the State shall thereupon be entitled to select in lieu thereof an equal quantity of land from any of the vacant and unappropriated public lands of the United States in Florida, and patents shall be issued to the State for the lands so selected in lieu of the tracts taken by the settlers.

SEC. 2. That in all cases in which lands lying within said reservation - and to locators have been entered at private entry or located by military land-war- of land-warrants,

&c. rants, and which conflict with said selections, the same are also hereby confirmed on the State relinquishing all claim thereto, and the State shall thereupon be entitled to indemnity in the same manner as indicated in the first section of this act. (June 9; 1880.

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