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Elevators, District of Columbia. An act to regulate the construction and operation of elevators with
in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. March 3, 1887. Naval appropriations. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending
June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other purposes. March 3, 1887. Legislative, executive, and judicial appropriations. An act making appropriations for the legislative,
executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,
eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other purposes. March 3, 1887. Bridge, Tombigbee River, Miss. An act to authorize the Tombigbee Railroad Company to con
struct a bridge across the Tombigbee River at or near Columbus, Mississippi. March 3, 1887. Firemen's Insurance Company. An act extending the charter of “The President and Directors of
the Firemen's Insurance Company of Washington and Georgetown," in the District of Co
lumbia. March 3, 1887... Bridge, Tennessee River. An act authorizing the construction of a bridge over the Tennessee River
at or near the foot of the Mussel Shoals Canal, and for other purposes. March 3, 1887... Trade-dollars. An act for the retireinent and recoinage of the trade-dollar. March 3, 1887..., Anti-polygamy act. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend section fifty-three hundred
and fifty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, in reference to bigamy, and for other purposes," approved March twenty-second, eighteen hundred and eighty-two. March 3, 1887..
December pay, Congressional employees. Joint resolution authorizing and directing the payment of
the salaries of the officers and employees of Congress for the month of December, eighteen
hundred and eighty-six. December 17, 1886..., North Carolina letter-books. Joint resolution directing copies of the official letter-books of the exec
utive department of the State of North Carolina to be furnished to said State. December 20,
1886..... John Potts. Joint resolution relative to certain papers in the State Department by error. Decein
ber 21, 1886..... William B. Isaacs f. Co. Joint resolution for the relief of William B. Isaacs and Company. Janu
ary 3, 1887... James B. Angell. Joint resolution appointing James B. Angell a member of the Board of Regents
of the Smithsonian Institution. January 19, 1887.. Per diem employees. Joint resolution providing for the payment of per diem laborers in Govern
ment employ on “Memorial” or “Decoration Day” and the Fourth day of July of each year
as on other days. Febuary 23, 1887... Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. Joint resolution to provide for the settlement of accounts with
the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. February 23, 1887 Jackson, Miss. Joint resolution authorizing and directivg the Department of Justice to transfer
certain rooms which have been occupied by the United States courts to the city of Jackson,
Mississippi. February 28, 1887....
Bureau of Apinal Ivdustry. February 28, 1887
hundred extra copies of the Report of the Health Officer of the District of Columbia. March Eulogies, printing. Joint resolution providing for printing eulogies delivered in Congress upon the
late Abraham Dowdney, John Arnot, jr., Lewis Beach, William T. Price, William H. Cole,
and Austin F. Pike. March 3, 1887... Chicago, military post. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to accept certain lands,
and so forth, near Chicago, Illinois. March 3, 1887... Public documents. Joint resolution providing for the sale of public documents. March 3, 1887... Hot Springs, Ark. Joint resolution to anthorize the use of hot water off the Government reserva
tion at Hot Springs, Arkansas. March 3, 1887 Cholera report. Joint resolution to print the official report of the Investigatious of Dr. Edward
Shakespeare concerning the nature, and so forth, of Epidemic Cholera. March 3, 1887.... Geological Survey memoirs. Joint resolution to distribute copies of special memoirs and reports of
the United States Geological Survey, March 3, 1887 Labor Bureau Report. Joint resolution providing for printing the annual report of the Commis
sioner of Labor. March 3, 1887 Fortress Monroe, hotel. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to grant a permit to
John F. Chamberlin to erect a hotel upon the lands of the United States at Fortress Mon
roe, Virginia. March 3, 1887 Minneapolis Exposition. Joint resolution authorizing the several Executive Departments of the
Government to loan to the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition certain articles for exhibit.
March 3, 1887
United States. March 3, 1887
missioner of Agriculture for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. March 3, 1887... Greely search. Joint resolution for printing five thousand copies of Commander Schley's report of
his search for the Greely expedition. March 3, 1887...
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS
Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the
District of Columbia, on Monday, the sixth day of December, 1886, and was adjourned
without day on Thursday, the third day of March, 1887. GROVER CLEVELAND, President; JOHN SHERMAN, President of the Senate pro tempore,
who acted as such until Saturday, the twenty-sixth day of February, when JOHN J. INGALLS was elected President of the Senate pro tempore, in place of John SHERMAN, resigned; John G. CARLISLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CHAP. 2.-An act for the relief of graduates of the United States Military Academy, Dec. 20, 1886. and to fix their pay.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Jnited States of America in Congress assembled, That every cadet who has here. Military Acad tofore graduated or may hereafter graduate at the West Point Military emy graduates. Academy, and who has been or may hereafter be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army of the United States, under the laws appointing such graduates to the Army, shall be allowed full pay as second lieu To receive pay tenant from the date of his graduation to the date of his acceptance of as second lieuten
ants from graduaand qualification under his commission and during his graduation leave, tions
. in accordance with the uuiform practice which has prevailed since the establishment of the Military Academy.
Approved, December 20, 1886.
CHAP. 3.-An act for the retirement of certain officers of the Navy of the United Dec. 20, 1886. States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Vice-Admiral Stephen C.
Vice- A d miral Rowan and Rear-Admiral John L. Worden may, after forty years' serv.
Stephen C. Rowan
and Rear-Admiral ice, be retired from active service by the President, upon their own John L. Worden. application, with the highest pay of the grade to which they belong. May be retired.
Approved, December 20, 1886.
CHAP. 4.-An act to relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands Dec. 20, 1886. to the city and county of San Francisco and their grantees.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the right, title, and ownership of the city and county of San Francisco, in the State of California, San Francisco, to the body of land hereinafter described are hereby confirmed, and all Cal. the right and title of the United States to said land are hereby granted Right of the Uniand relinquished to said city and county, and to those persons, and ted States in cer
tain land relintheir successors in interest, to whom portions of said land have been
quished to. heretofore granted and conveyed by or on behalf of said city and county,
to the extent of their interest in said land. Said land hereby granted Description. is described as follows: Situated within the corporate limits of said
city and county; bounded on the north by the southern boundary-line of the land granted by the United States to said city and county by patent dated June twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four; on the west by the Pacific Ocean; on the south by the line surveyed by Deputy United States Surveyor James T. Stratton, in eighteen hundred and sixty-seven and eighteen bundred and sixty-eight, as the southern line of the land granted to said city and county by act of Congress approved March eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six; and also bounded on the south by the northern boundary of the Rancho Laguna de la Merced, granted by the United States to J. de Haro and others, September tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, wherever said northern boundary of said rancho is north of said line surveyed by said Stratton; on the east by the western boundary of the Rancho San Miguel, granted by the United States to J. de J. Noe, March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.
SEC. 2. That upon the approval of this act the Commissioner of the Patent to issue. General Land Office shall issue a patent for said land to said city and
county, and said patent shall inure to said city and county, and the grantees of the same, and their said successors in interest, as a con
firmation of said city and county's grants of said land. Conflicting laws SEC. 3. That all laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are inapplicable.
hereby declared inapplicable to the lands hereby granted and relinquished.
Approved, December 20, 1886.
Dec. 20, 1886. CHAP. 5.-An act for the relief of certain soldiers of the Twelfth Michigan
Volunteer Infantry dishonorably discharged under special orders ninety-two, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, dated March first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Twelfth Michi. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, gau Volunteers.
and hereby is, authorized and directed to revoke and cancel special Honorable dis- orders numbered pinety-two, dated Washington March first, eighteen to certain members hundred and sixty-six, ordering the dishonorable discharge of the sol. of.
diers therein named; and to cause to be issued to Sergeants John M. Russey, Company A, and William Becker and Michael Casey, Company B; Corporal Seth Gregory, Company B; Sergeants Collins Phelphs and George S. Foster, Company E; and Alfred Doolittle, Company H, and Hull M. Cross and Lewis M. Rope, Company K, and each of them, all of the Twelfth Regiment Michigan Volunteers, and in case of the death of any of them, then to their heirs, respectively, honorable discharges as of the dates and places at which their companies were respectively mustered out of the service; and such discharges shall each have the same force and effect as if issued at the times and places of the master-out of the said companies, respectively, and as if said special orders numbered ninety-two had never been issued or executed.
Approved, December 20, 1886.
Dec. 21, 1886. CHAP. 7.-An act for the relief of William P. Chambliss.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Wm. P. Cham- States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and he bliss.
is hereby, authorized to reinstate William P. Chambliss, late a major of May be reinstated as major on the Fourth Regiment United States Cavalry, and place his name on the retired list. list of retired officers of the United States Army with the rank of major:
Provisos. Provided, however, That he shall receive no pay, compensation, or allow.
ance of any kind under the provisions of this act for the time intervening
Not to receive between the first day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, back pay. the date of his resignation, and the date of the approval of this act: Provided further, That the retirement herein provided for shall be in Retired list inaddition to the number now authorized by law and in lieu of all
Approved, December 21, 1886.
CHAP. 8.-An act making an appropriation to supply a deficiency in the appro Dec. 22, 1886. priation for public printing and binding for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums, or so Deficiency much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same are hereby, appro- propriations for priated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, printing, ete. to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the objects hereinafter expressed for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, namely:
PUBLIC PRINTING AND BINDING.
For the public printing, for the public binding, and for paper for Printing and the public printing, including the cost of printing the debates and pro. binding. ceedings of Congress in the Congressional Record, and for lithographing, mapping, and engraving for both Houses of Congress, the Supreme Court of the United States, the supreme court of the District of Columbia, the Court of Claims, the Library of Congress, the Executive Office, and the Departments, including salaries or compensation of all necessary clerks and employees, for labor (by the day, piece, or contract), and for all the necessary materials wbich may be needed in the prosecution of the work, eighty-five thousand dollars; to be expended for the foregoing purposes ratably and in the proportion provided in the act
1st sess. making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for 49th Cong., p. 256. the current fiscal year.
DISTINCTIVE PAPER FOR UNITED STATES SECURITIES.
For paper, including transportation, salaries of register, two count. Distinctive paper ers, five watchmen, one laborer, and expenses of officer detailed from for securities. the Treasury as superintendent, seventeen thousand dollars.
RECOINAGE OF SILVER COINS. For recoinage of silver coins in the Treasury, to be expended under Recoinage of silthe direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, five thousand dollars.
ver coins. Approved, December 22, 1886.
CHAP. 9.-An act amending sections forty-seven hundred and fifty-six and forty Dec. 23, 1886. seven hundred and fifty-seven of the Revised Statutes, relating to pensions to certain disabled persons who have served in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-seven hun. Petty officers, dred and fifty-six and section forty-seven hundred and fifty-seven of Navy.
To receive serythe Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same are hereby, ice pension. amended by inserting the words “ or as an appointed petty officer, or R. S., secs. 4756, both," after the words “as an enlisted person” in the former section, 4757, p. 925, amend and after the words " as an enlisted man" in the latter section.
ed. Approved, December 23, 1886. 49-2