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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 confirmation of said city and county's grants of said land.

SEC. 3. That all laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby declared inapplicable to the lands hereby granted and relinquished.

Approved, December 20, 1886.

Conflicting laws inapplicable.

Dec. 20, 1886.

Twelfth Michigan Volunteers. Honorable discharges to be issued to certain members

of.

to the extent of their interest in said land. Said land hereby granted 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 hundred 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.

Dec. 21, 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 st, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and hereby is, authorized and directed to revoke and cancel special orders numbered ninety-two, dated Washington March first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, ordering the dishonorable discharge of the soldiers 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 muster-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.

CHAP. 7.-An act for the relief of William P. Chambliss.

bliss.
May be rein-
stated as major on
retired list.
Provisos.

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 is hereby, authorized to reinstate William P. Chambliss, late a major of the Fourth Regiment United States Cavalry, and place his name on the list of retired officers of the United States Army with the rank of major: 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
between the first day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven,
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
addition to the number now authorized by law and in lieu of all pen- creased.
sions.

Approved, December 21, 1886.

CHAP. 8.-An act making an appropriation to supply a deficiency in the appropriation for public printing and binding for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and for other purposes.

Not to receive back pay.

RECOINAGE OF SILVER COINS.

For recoinage of silver coins in the Treasury, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, five thousand dollars. Approved, December 22, 1886.

Retired list in

Deficiency

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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 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 the public printing, including the cost of printing the debates and proceedings 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 which 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 making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for 49th Cong., p. 255. the current fiscal year.

Laws 1st sess.

CHAP. 9. An act amending sections forty-seven hundred and fifty-six and fortyseven hundred and fifty-seven of the Revised Statutes, relating to pensions to certain disabled persons who have served in the Navy or Marine Corps.

Dec. 22, 1886.

Printing binding.

DISTINCTIVE PAPER FOR UNITED STATES SECURITIES.

Distinctive paper

For paper, including transportation, salaries of register, two counters, five watchmen, one laborer, and expenses of officer detailed from for securities. the Treasury as superintendent, seventeen thousand dollars.

and

Recoinage of sil ver coins.

Dec. 23, 1886.

Petty officers,
To receive serv-

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-seven hundred and fifty-six and section forty-seven hundred and fifty-seven of Navy. the 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.

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Jan. 3, 1887.

Plans.

Site.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Springfield, Mass. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Public building. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase a site for, and cause to be erected thereon, a suitable building, with fireproof vaults therein, for the accommodation of the United States postoffice, internal-revenue office, and other Government offices, at the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. 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 sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars; nor shall any site be purchased until estimates for the erection of a building, which will furnish sufficient accommodations for the transaction of the public business and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum herein limited after the site shall have been purchased and paid for, shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, and no purchase of site nor plan for said building shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury involving an expenditure exceeding the said sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for site and building: 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 and alleys; and no money appropriated for this purpose shall be available until a valid title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Massachusetts 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.

Approved, January 3, 1887.

Estimate.

Proviso.

Open space.

Title.

Jan. 3, 1887.

Jan. 3, 1887.

Postal notes.
Vol. 22, p. 526.

CHAP. 11.-An act providing for the erection of a public building at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Duluth, Minn. States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-four hundred Inspectors of and fourteen of the Revised Statutes is hereby amended by inserting, hulls and boilers to after the word "Savannah", in the second line of the sixth paragraph

be appointed at.

R. S., sec. 4414, of said section, the words "Duluth, Minnesota ".

p. 855, amended.

Approved, January 3, 1887.

Postmaster-Gen

eral may designate other than moneyorder offices to issue postal notes.

CHAP. 12.--An act to amend section four thousand four hundred and fourteen of the Revised Statutes, relating to inspectors of hulls and boilers.

CHAP. 13.-An act to amend the act entitled "An act to modify the postal moneyorder system, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-three.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of the act entitled "An act to modify the postal money-order system, and for other purposes," be amended so as to read as follows:

"That for the transmission of small sums under five dollars through the mails the Postmaster-General may authorize postmasters at moneyorder offices, or at such other offices as he may designate, to issue moneyorders, without corresponding advices, on an engraved form to be prescribed and furnished by him; and a money-order issued on such new form shall be designated and known as a "postal note," and a fee of three cents shall be charged for the issue thereof. Every postmaster any money order Who shall issue a postal note under the authority of the PostmasterGeneral shall make the same payable to bearer, when duly receipted, at

Notes payable at

office.

any money-order office; and after a postal note has once been paid, to whomsoever it has been paid, the United States shall not be liable for any further claim for the amount thereof; but a postal note shall become invalid and not payable upon the expiration of three calendar months from the last day of the month during which the same was issued; and the holder, to obtain the amount of an invalid postal-note must forward it to the Superintendent of the Money-Order System, at Washington, District of Columbia, together with an application, in such manner and form as the Postmaster-General may prescribe, for a duplicate thereof, payable to such holder; and an additional fee of three cents shall be charged and exacted for the issue of the duplicate: Provided, That all provisions of law applicable to the issue of postal notes at money-order offices, and to postmasters, clerks and other employees therein, shall be equally applicable to offices authorized to issue postal notes under this act."

CHAP. 14.—An act to extend the free-delivery system of the Post-Office Department, and for other purposes.

Proviso.

Provisions of law relative to postal all offices of issue.

notes extended to

SEC. 2. That section fifty-four hundred and sixty-three of the Revised R. S., sec. 5463, Statutes be amended so as to read as follows, to wit: p. 1059, amended. "SEC. 5463. Any person who shall, with intent to defraud, falsely Penalty for forgmake, forge, counterfeit, engrave, or print, or cause or procure to be ing, etc., postal falsely made, forged, counterfeited, engraved, or printed, or willingly tended to postal aid or assist in falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, engraving, or notes and to monprinting, any order in imitation of, or purporting to be, a money-order ey-orders, etc., of or postal-note issued by or under the direction of the Post-Office Depart- foreign countries. ment of the United States, or of any foreign country, and payable in the United States, or any material signature or indorsement thereon; or any material signature upon any receipt or certificate of identification thereon; any person who shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering any such money-order or postal-note; any person who shall, with intent to defraud, pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish, as true, any such false, forged, counterfeited, or altered money-order or postal note, knowing the same, or any signature or indorsement thereon, to be false, forged, counterfeited or altered, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment at hard labor for not less than two years and not more than five years."

Approved, January 3, 1887.

Jan. 3. 1887.

Free delivery,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That letter-carriers shall be employed for the free delivery of mail-matter, as frequently as the pub- postal service. lic business may require, at every incorporated city, village, or borough containing a population of fifty thousand within its corporate limits, and may be so employed at every place containing a population of not less than ten thousand, within its corporate limits, according to the last general census, taken by authority of State or United States law, or at any post-office which produced a gross revenue, for the preceding fiscal year, of not less than ten thousand dollars: Provided, This act shall not affect the existence of the free delivery in places where it is now established: And provided further, That in offices where the free delivery shall be established under the provisions of this act, such free abolished except delivery shall not be abolished by reason of decrease below ten thousand in discretion of in population or ten thousand dollars in gross postal revenue, except in the discretion of the Postmaster-General.

Not to affect present service. Service not to be

Postmaster-Gen

eral.

Extended to cit

es, etc., of 10,000 inhabitants, and offices receiving $10,000.

Provisos.

Carriers.

SEC. 2. That there may be in all cities which contain a population of seventy-five thousand or more three classes of letter carriers, as follows: Classification of, Carriers of the first class, whose salaries shall be one thousand dollars in cities of 75,000 population. per annum; of the second class, whose salaries shall be eight hundred

dollars per annum; and of the third class, whose salaries shall be six hundred dollars per annum.

In cities less than

SEC. 3. That in places containing a population of less than seventy75,000 population. five thousand there may be two classes of letter carriers, as follows:

Laws inconsistent repealed.

R. S., sec. 3866, p. 755; Vol. 18, p. 231; Vol. 20, p. 317; Vol. 23, p. 185.

Jan. 3, 1887.

Railroad, wagon, and foot bridge.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Saint Paul and States of America in Congress assembled, That the Saint Paul and Duluth Duluth Railroad Railroad Company, a corporation organized and existing in the State Company author of Minnesota, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain ized to bridge St. Louis River be- a bridge, and approaches thereto, over the Saint Louis River, between tween Minnesota the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, at the most feasible point in and Wisconsin. the State of Minnesota in section seventeen, town forty-nine north, of range fourteen west, to a point opposite in the State of Wisconsin in section seventeen, town forty-nine north, of range fourteen west. Said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the passage of railway trains, and, at the option of the corporation by which it may be built, may be used for the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals, and for foot passengers, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War.

SEC. 2. That any bridge built under this act shall be constructed and built without material interference with the security and convenience of navigation of said river beyond what is necessary to carry into effect the rights and privileges hereby granted; and in order to secure a compliance with these conditions the corporation, previous to commencing the construction of the bridge, or of the accessory works designed to secure the best practical channel-way for navigation and confine the flow of the water to a permanent channel at said point, shall submit to the Secretary of War a plan of the bridge and accessory works provided for in this act, together with a detailed map of the river at the proposed site of the bridge and for a distance of a mile above and below the site, together with all other information touching said bridge and river and accessory works as may be deemed requisite by the Secretary of War to determine whether the said bridge, when built, will conform to the prescribed conditions of this act.

Free navigation not to be impaired.

Plans, etc., to be approved by Secretary of War.

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Carriers of the second class, whose salaries shall be eight hundred and
fifty dollars per annum, and of the third class, whose salaries shall be
six hundred dollars per annum.

SEC. 4. That all laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Approved, January 3, 1887.

Lights.

Approval of Secretary of War.

CHAP. 15.-An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Saint Louis River at the most accessible point between the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

SEC. 3. That any bridge built under this act shall be constructed as a pivot draw-bridge, with a draw over the main channel of the river at an accessible and the best navigable point, and with spans of not less than one hundred and ten feet in length in the clear on each side of the central or pivot pier of the draw: Provided, That said draw shall be opened promptly upon reasonable signal for the passing of boats, ves sels, and other water-craft: Provided, however, That no bridge shall be built under the provisions of this act except there also be built, at the time of the erection of the piers, proper sheer-booms or other proper protections to safely guide boats, vessels, rafts, and other water craft through said draw-spans, and at the expense of the company or corporation erecting said bridge; and said company or corporation shall maintain, at its own expense, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals on said bridge as the Secretary of War shall prescribe.

SEC. 4. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed, upon receiving any such plan and map and other information, and upon being satisfied that a bridge built on such plan and with such accessory

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