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GENERAL LAWS

OF THE

UNITED STATES

ENACTED BY THE

FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION

IN

THE YEAR 1874.

[NOTE.-The omitted chapters and parts of chapters are private, special, local, or temporary acts not
of general interest.

In the margin and in the notes, the letters R. S. refer to the Revised Statutes, and STAT. L. to the
Statutes at Large.
Bep., followed by text in brackets, indicates that the part so inclosed is repealed, and

Sup., that the part following in brackets is superseded, by acts noted in margia, or referred to in
the notes.)

CHAPTER 6.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIMITATION OF STEAM PRESSURE OF VESSELS USED EX- January 6, 1874.

CLUSIVELY FOR TOWING AND CARRYING, FREIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.

18 Stat. L., 2. Steam-pressure allowed to be carried by freight -may be above standard, by permission, &c. and tow boats on Mississippi River.

Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of an act entitled "An act to Steam pressure provide for the better security of life on vessels propelled in whole or allowed to be carin part by steam,” &c., approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hun ried by freight

and dred and seventy-one, (1) so far as they relate to the limitation of steam sissippi River. pressure of steamboats used exclusively for towing and carrying freight R. S., § 4420. on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, are hereby so far modified as to substitute for such boats one hundred and fifty pounds of steam pressure in place of one hundred and ten pounds, as provided in said act for the standard pressure upon standard boilers of forty-two inches diameter, and of plates of one-quarter of an inch in thickness; And such boats may, on the written permit of the supervising in

may be above spector of the district in which such boats shall carry on their business, standard, by perbe permitted to carry steam above the standard pressure of one hun mission, &c. dred and ten pounds, but not exceeding the standard pressure of one hundred and fifty pounds to the square inch. (January 6, 1874.)

NOTE.— (1) The provisions of the act of 1871, ch. 100 (16 Stat. L., 445), here referred to, as modified
by the
act of 1872, ch. 2 (17 Stat. L., 23), aro incorporated into Revised Statutes

in section 4420 noted in the margin.

CHAPTER 7.

AN ACT TO SO AMEND THE LAWS RELATIVE TO INTERNAL REVENUE AS TO ALLOW January 8, 1874.

DISTILLERY WAREHOUSES TO BE CONTINUED IN USE AFTER CHANGES HAVE OC-
CURRED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BUSINESS.

18 Stat. L., 2. Distillery warehouses, how may be used by suc. Lien for tax not impaired; but bond of successor cessor in business.

may be approved notwithstanding. Spirits belonging to former occupant to be separated by partition.

Be it enacted, &c., That when from death or from any other cause there Distillery wareshall be a change in the person, firm or company engaged in the business houses, how may of distilling at any distillery, and the person firm or company that by be used by succes

sor in business.

reason of such change ceases to carry on said business at such distillery R. S., 3271.

has at the time of such change spirits in the distillery warehouse, it
shall be lawful for the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, upon the
written consent of the surviving principals and sureties interested, and
under such rules and regulations, and upon such other conditions, as he
may prescribe, to permit the succeeding person, firm or company to use

the distillery warehouse on the premises in the same manner as if it did Spirits belonging not contain distilled spirits belonging to the original person, firm or to former occupant company after setting apart and separating, by a secure and unbroken to be separated by partition such portion of it as may be necessary for the storage and safepartition.

keeping of the spirits distilled by the original person, firm or company, R. S., \ 3293.

1880, May 28, ch. during the period allowed by law for the removal of distilled spirits 108, \ 4.

from distillery warehouses, or until said spirits are removed, and the
tax paid thereon within that time:

Provided, That nothing herein contained shall impair or in any way Lien for tax not affect the lien existing at the time of such change under section one of impaired; but bond the internal revenue act of July twenty eighteen hundred and sixtyapproved notwith- eight as amended, or other liabilities under any internal revenue law, standing.

but the existence of such lien shall be no ground for refusing to approve R. 8., 90 3251, the bond of the succeeding person, firm or company, anything in section 3260, 3262.

eight of tbe said act of July twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight,
as amended, to the contrary notwithstanding.(1) (January 8, 1874.)

Note.- (1) The provisions of the act here referred to, 1868, ch. 186, 59 1,8 (15 Stat. L., 125, 128), and
the amendments to the same, are incorporated into the Revised Statutes, in the sections noted in the
margin.

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CHAPTER 11.

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January 20, 1874. AN ACT REPEALING THE INCREASE OF SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF CONGREBS, AND

OTHER OFFICERS. 18 Stat. L., 4.

Repeal of law increasing salaries; restoring for. Amounts in excess of former salaries, not paid or
mer compensation.

returned, to be covered into the Treasury. Repeal of law in- Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the act of March third, eighteen creasing salaries; hundred and seventy-three, entitled "An act making appropriations for restoring former legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the

1873, March 3, year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four," (1) as cb. 226,

provides for the increase of the compensation of public officers and em14 C. Cl. 78. ployees, whether members of Congress, Delegates, or others, except the

President of the United States and the Justices of the Supreme Court,
be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and the salaries, compensation,
and allowances of all said persons, except as aforesaid, shall be as fixed
by the laws in force at the time of the passage of said act:

Provided, That mileage shall not be allowed for the first session of the
Forty.third Congress;

That all moneys appropriated as compensation to the members of the Amounts in ex- Forty-second Congress, in excess of the mileage and allowances fixed cess of former sal. by law at the commencement of said Congress, and which shall not have aries, not paid or been drawn by the members of said Congress respectively, or which ered into Treasury. having been drawn, have been returned in any form to the United States,

are hereby covered into the Treasury of the United States, and are de-
clared to be the moneys of the United States absolutely, the same as if
they had never been appropriated as aforesaid. (January 20, 1874.)

NOTE.- (1) The act here referred to and repealed, 1873, ch. 226 (17 Stat. L., 486), is incorporated into the Revised Statutes in the numerous provisions which set forth the salaries of different officers as there established. In the second edition of the Revised Statutes (1878) tables are printed on pages 1093–1097, showing the salaries affected by this act, so far as they appear on the books of the First Comptroller, with the amount of each before and after its passage. To these should be added the Capitol police, who are paid out of the contingent funds of the two Houses of Congress, in accordance with appropriations made from year to year. R. S., $$1821, 1822. See Bradshaw's case, 14 C. Cls., 78.

CHAPTER 14.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUN- January 22, 1874. DRY CIVIL EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE

18 Stat. L., 5. THIRTIETH, EIGUTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES,” APPROVED MARCII THIRD, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE.

Debates of Congress to be printed under direction of Joint Committee on Printing. Be it enacted, &c., That the act entitled "An an act making appropri. Debates of Conations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year gress to be printed ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other under direction of purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, on Printing. be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding to the proviso(1) in the 1873, Mar. 3, ch. clause of said act relating to the public printing and binding the follow. 227,

R. S., | 78. ing words: “and of the House of Representatives." (January 22, 1874.]

NOTE.- (1) The provision here referred to in act of 1873, ch. 227 (17 Stat. L., 510), is incorporated into the Revised Statutes, $ 78

CHAPTER 15.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PRINTING OF THE BIENNIAL REGISTER COMMONLY January 23, 1874. CALLED THE BLUE BOOK.

18 Stat. L.,5. Biennial Register; 1,500 copies to be printed. Be it enacted, &c., (Sup.) [That in lieu of the number of copies of the Biennial RegisBiennial Register now authorized by law to be printed, the Secretary ter.

R. S., 90 510, 3800. of the Interior be, and he is hereby, directed to cause to be printed

Superseded. fifteen hundred copies of the said work.) (January 23, 1874.]

1877, Dec. 15, ch. 4.

CHAPTER 16.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO 'Y FOR REPORTING THE DEBATES AND PRO- January 28, 1874. CEEDIN UF CONGRESS.

18 Stat. L.,5. Pay for reporting prereedings of Congress fised. Be it enacted, &c.

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SECTION 3.

Provided, (Sup.) [That from and after the passage of this act a sum Pay for reportnot exceeding forty-two thousand dollars shall be paid for reporting the ing proceedings of proceedings of each House of Congress for any one Congress, under

Congress fixed.

R. S., 54. the direction of the respective Houses; and all laws inconsistent here- Superseded 1874, with are hereby repealed.) (January 28, 1874.)

June 22, ch. 388,

par. 5.

CHAPTER 18.

AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE. January 29, 1874. Two deputy commissioners of internal revenue only:--one to be designated First Deputy.

18 Stat. L.,6. Be it enacted, &c., That the office of Deputy Commissioner of Internal Two deputy comRevenue, made vacant by the death of General B. J. Sweet, be, and the missioners of Intersame is hereby, abolished; and that the Secretary of the Treasury may, nal Revenue only: upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, nated First Depudesignate one of the two remaining deputy commissioners as First Dep- ty. uty Commissioner, who shall perform the duties and be paid only the R. S., &$ 235,322. salary prescribed for the office of deputy commissioner hereby abolished. (January 29, 1874.

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