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act who have re-enlisted or who shall hereafter re-enlist under the pro- listed men. visions of the act of August fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, shall 1854, ch. 247. Vol. x. p. 575. be paid at the rates allowed in the second section of this act to those serving in the fifth year of their first enlistment: Provided, That one dollar per month shall be retained from the pay of the re-enlisted men, tained and forof whatever grade, named in the first section of this act, during the whole feited, if, &c. period of their re-enlistment, to be paid to the soldier on his discharge, but

to be forfeited unless he shall have served honestly and faithfully to the date of discharge.

vice.

Additional pay

SEC. 4. That enlisted men, now in the service, shall receive the rates Pay of enlisted of pay established in this act according to the length of their service, and men now in sernothing contained in this act shall be construed as affecting the additional monthly pay allowed for re-enlistments by the act of August fourth, for re-enlistments eighteen hundred and fifty-four. APPROVED, May 15, 1872.

not affected by sentence of court-martial;

CHAP. CLXI. —An Act to establish a System of Deposits, to prevent Desertion, and May 15, 1872. elevate the Condition of the Rank and File of the Army.

Enlisted men

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any enlisted man of the army may deposit his savings, in sums of not less than five dollars, with of the army may deposit savings any army paymaster, who shall furnish him a deposit-book, in which shall with army paybe entered the name of the paymaster and of the soldier, and the amount, masters. date, and place of such deposit. The money so deposited shall be ac- Deposits forcounted for in the same manner as other public funds, and shall pass to feitable by deserthe credit of the appropriation for the pay of the army, and shall not be tion, but not by subject to forfeiture by sentence of court-martial, but shall be forfeited by martial; desertion, and shall not be permitted to be paid until final payment on discharge, or to the heirs or representatives of a deceased soldier, and that exempt &c., for such deposit be exempt from liability for such soldier's debts: Provided, soldier's debts. That the government shall be liable for the amount deposited to the per- liable. son so depositing the same.

sentence of court

Government

Clothing overdrawn to be

SEC. 2. That for any sums of not less than fifty dollars so deposited for Interest, when the period of six months, or longer, the soldier, on his final discharge, shall allowable. be paid interest at the rate of four per centum per annum. SEC. 3. That the money value of all clothing overdrawn by the soldier beyond his allowance shall be charged against him, every six months, on the muster-roll of his company, or on his final statements if sooner discharged. The amount due him for clothing, he having drawn less than amount due, his allowance, shall not be paid to him until his final discharge from the

service.

SEC. 4. That the system of deposits herein established shall be carried into execution under such regulations as may be established by the Secretary of War.

charged to sol-
dier;

not to be paid'
until, &c.
System of
deposits, how put

in execution.

Amounts of deposits, &c., to be paid from what appropriation.

SEC. 5. That the amounts of deposits and clothing balances accumulated to the soldier's credit under the provisions of sections one and three of this act shall, when payable to the soldier upon his discharge, be paid out of the appropriations for "pay of the army" for the then current fiscal year. SEC. 6. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions Repealing of this act are hereby repealed. APPROVED, May 15, 1872.

clause.

CHAP. CLXII. An Act to provide that Minors shall not be enlisted in the military Service May 15, 1872. of the United States without the Consent of Parents or Guardians.

Minors not to

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United be enlisted, &c., States of America in Congress assembled, That no person under the age of into, &c., withtwenty-one years shall be enlisted or mustered into the military service of out the written the United States without the written consent of his parents or guardians: or guardiaus.

consent of parents

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Structure to be

built as the Sec

retary of War shall prescribe;

to be changed, &c., at cost of owners, as

Congress may direct.

If there is liti

gation, cause to

Provided, That such minor shall have such parents or guardians entitled to his custody and control.

SEC. 2. That in case any officer knowingly violates the provisions of this act by the enlistment or muster of a minor, he shall be liable to be arrested and tried by a court-martial, and, upon conviction, shall be dismissed from the service, or suffer such other punishment as such court may direct. APPROVED, May 15, 1872.

CHAP. CLXIII. - An Act to authorize the West Wisconsin Railway Company to keep up and maintain a Bridge for Railway Purposes across Lake Saint Croix, at the City of Hudson, in the State of Wisconsin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the West Wisconsin RailWay Company is hereby authorized to keep up and maintain the bridge heretofore constructed by it for the uses and purposes of its railway across Lake Saint Croix, at the city of Hudson, in the county of Saint Croix, and State of Wisconsin, the said bridge having been constructed as follows, namely: With a draw of three hundred and twenty feet in length, affording two spans of one hundred and forty feet each in the clear, for the passage of steamboats and other craft; also, with a span of one hundred and thirty-six feet in the clear, for the passage of rafts; that the draw to said bridge shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signal, for the passage of boats; that said bridge so constructed shall be deemed and taken to be a legal structure, and shall be a post-road for the transmission of the United States mails. And all railroad companies desiring to use said bridge shall have and be entitled to use and run their trains over the same, as now built and track laid over it and its approaches, under and upon such terms, rental, or remuneration, first to be fixed by the Secretary of War, after hearing all the evidence and proofs of both parties, in case the parties cannot agree on

terms.

SEC. 2. That the structure herein authorized shall be built under and subject to such regulations for the security of the navigation of said river and lake as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and the said structure shall be at all times so kept and managed as to offer reasonable and proper means for the passage of vessels through and under said structure; and the said structure shall be changed at the cost and expense of the owners thereof, from time to time, as Congress may direct, so as to preserve the free and convenient navigation of said river and lake; and the authority to erect and continue said bridge shall be subject to revocation by law whenever the public good shall, in the judgment of Congress, so require.

SEC. 3. That in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or be tried where alleged obstruction to the free navigation of the Saint Croix river at or near the crossing of said bridge, and caused or alleged to be caused thereby, the cause shall be commenced and tried in the district court of the United States for either the district of Minnesota or the western district of Wisconsin.

This act may be altered, &c.

May 15, 1872.

See Ante, P. 35.
Trustees of

SEC. 4. That the right to alter or amend this act, so as to prevent or remove all material obstructions to the navigation of said river by the construction of bridges, is hereby expressly reserved.

APPROVED, May 15, 1872.

CHAP. CLXIV.

· An Act relating to the Reform School of the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the board of trustees of reform school in the Reform School of the District of Columbia shall cause monthly accounts to be rendered to the proper accounting officers of the Territory render monthly of the District of Columbia for the expenses of such boys as have been sent to the said school by the proper authorities from the cities of Wash

the District of

Columbia to

accounts of ex

ington and Georgetown and the county of Washington, and for which said penses of certain cities and county are, respectively, liable to pay one dollar and fifty cents boys. a week, which shall hereafter be one dollar and seventy-five cents a week; and the amount due from said cities and county, respectively, shall be paid on demand; and if not paid within ten days after the amount shall be audited, the amount due shall draw interest at the rate of one per centum per month until paid.

Amount due to be paid on de

mand;
when to draw
interest.

Certain boys

may be sent to

SEC. 2. That hereafter any boy under sixteen years of age who is destitute of a home or means of support, or who is idle and incorrigible under sixteen or wandering about uncared for by relatives or friends, and whose parents, such school, and if he has any living within this District, are unable to pay the expenses by whom. of his support in the reform school, may be sent to the said school at the expense of the city or county in which he may be found by the judge of the police court, the governor of the Territory, or the president of the board of trustees of said school.

SEC. 3. That every boy sent to the reform school shall remain therein until he is twenty-one years of age, unless sooner discharged or bound as an apprentice to some proper person by the board of trustees; but no boy shall be retained after the superintendent shall have reported him fully

reformed.

Boys sent to

the school to re

main until, &c.

SEC. 4. That whenever there shall be as large a number of boys in the When the school is full, school as can be properly accommodated, it shall be the duty of the pres- notice to be ident of the board of trustees to give notice to the criminal and police given, and no courts of the fact, whereupon no boys shall be sent to the school by the more boys sent until, &c. said courts until notice shall be given them by the president of the board that more can be received.

such as have es

caped.

Who may ar

rest and return boys to the

SEC. 5. That if any person shall entice, or attempt to entice, away Penalty for from said school any boy legally committed to the same, or shall harbor, &c., inmates of enticing away, conceal, or aid in harboring or concealing, any boy who shall have escaped the school, or from said school, such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed concealing, &c., guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall pay a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars, which shall be paid to the treasurer of the board of trustees; and any trustee, or the superintendent of said school, and any policeman, shall have power, and it is hereby made their duty, to arrest any boy, when in their power so to do, who shall have escaped from said school, and return him thereto. SEC. 6. That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same is Appropriation hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise for salaries and appropriated, to pay the annual salaries of the superintendent, one thou- teachers, &c. sand five hundred dollars; two assistant superintendents, seven hundred and fifty dollars each; and the matron, six hundred dollars; and for assistant teachers and others, incidental expenses, including clothing, fuel, servant-hire.

school.

pay of officers,

New site to be

school.

SEC. 7. That the Secretary of the Interior be authorized to purchase a new site for said school, to be selected by himself and the board of trustees, purchased and buildings on which buildings for the accommodation of three hundred boys shall be erected for the erected, under the supervision of the said Secretary, the board of trustees, and the architect of the Capitol; and for these purposes the sum of one Appropriahundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated: Provided, That before tion. Plans, &c., to any part of this appropriation shall be drawn, plans and specifications of be first made' the building to be erected shall be made by the architect of the Capitol, and approved, and approved by the Secretary of the Interior; and the amount expended exceed approprifor the purchase of said site and the erection of said building shall not ation. exceed the sum hereby appropriated.

APPROVED, May 15, 1872.

and cost not to

May 15, 1872. CHAP. CLXV. An Act declaring the Lands constituting the Fort Collins military Reservation, in the Territory of Colorado, subject to Pre-emption and Homestead Entry, as provided for in existing Laws.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Lands consti- States of America in Congress assembled, That the lands constituting the Fort Collins military reservation, in the Territory of Colorado, so far as the same have not been lawfully disposed of since their reservation, are hereby restored to the United States and made subject to pre-emption and homestead entry. homestead entry only, as now provided for by law.

tuting the Fort Collins military reservation made subject to preemption and

APPROVED, May 15, 1872.

May 17, 1872.

CHAP. CLXIX.

Salary of consul at Tien Tsin, China, established.

May 17, 1872.

See 1872, ch. 281.
Post, p. 215.

Western Illinois Bridge Company may build a bridge

across the Mississippi river at Quincy, Ill., and for what pur

poses.

Railway tracks.

If there is litigation, case to be tried where.

All railway companies to have equal rights.

Bridge to be a drawbridge, or built with unbroken spans.

Spans and piers.

Draw, spans and piers.

An Act to regulate the Salary of the Consul at Tien Tsin, China. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the salary of the United States consul at Tien Tsin, China, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be thirty-five hundred dollars; and the laws regulating the duties of salaried consuls shall govern said consul. APPROVED, May 17, 1872.

CHAP. CLXX.- An Act to authorize the Construction of certain Bridges across the
Mississippi River, and to establish the same as Post-roads.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for the Western Illinois Bridge Company, a corporation existing under the laws of the State of Missouri, to build a bridge across the Mississippi river, at the city of Quincy, Illinois, for the purpose of crossing persons and property, such as are usually crossed on wagon-bridges; and also to lay on and over said bridge railway-tracks for the more perfect connection of any railroads that are or shall be constructed to the said river at or opposite said point, and that, when constructed, all persons and property as aforesaid, and also all trains of all roads terminating at said river, at or opposite said point, shall be allowed to cross said bridge for reasonable compensation, to be made to the owners of said bridge, under the limitations and conditions hereinafter provided; and in case of any litigation or alleged obstruction to the free navigation of said river, the cause may be tried before the district court of the United States of any State in which any portion of said obstruction or bridge touches; and that all railway companies desiring to use the said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges in the passage of the same, and in the use of the machinery and fixtures thereof, and of all the 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. 2. That said bridge may, at the option of the company building the same, be built either as a pivot drawbridge, or with unbroken or continuous spans: Provided, That if the said bridge shall be made with unbroken or continuous spans, it shall not be of less elevation, in any case, than fifty feet above high-water mark, as understood at the point of location, to the bottom chord of the bridge; nor shall the spans of said bridge be less than two hundred and fifty feet in length, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of the river, and the main span shall be over the main channel of the river, and not less than three hundred feet in length: And provided also, That if said bridge shall be constructed as a pivot drawbridge, the same shall be constructed with a draw over the main channel of the river at an accessible and navigable point, and with spans of not less than one hundred and sixty feet in length, in the clear, on each side of the central or pivot pier of the draw; and the next adjoining spans to the draw shall not be less than two hundred and

Draw to be

fifty feet, if the proper location of the draw over the channel will admit spans of this width between it and the shore, and said spans shall not be less than thirty feet above low-water mark, and not less than ten feet above extreme high-water mark, measuring to the bottom chord of the bridge, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of the river: And provided also, That said draw shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signal, for the passage of the boats whose construction shall not be opened promptly. such as to admit of their passage under the permanent spans of said bridge, except when trains are passing over the same; but in no case shall unnecessary delay occur in opening the said draw during or after the passage of trains.

Bridge to be a

lawful structure, and post-route,

SEC. 3. That any bridge constructed under this act, and according to its limitations, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post-route, upon which, also, no higher charge shall be made &c. for the transmission over the same of the mails, the troops, and munitions of war of the United States, than the rate per mile paid for their transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to said bridge, and the United States shall have the right of way for postal telegraph purposes across said bridge. SEC. 4. That said company may execute a mortgage upon said bridge, Mortgage and and issue bonds, payable, principal and interest, in gold or United States bonds. currency.

Right of way for postal tele

graph.

SEC. 5. That the right to alter or amend this act, so as to prevent or Act may be remove all material obstructions to the navigation of said river by the altered, &c., to prevent obstrucconstruction of said bridge, is hereby expressly reserved; and the said tions to navigabridge shall be built under and subject to such regulations for the security tion, &c. of the navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and the said bridge shall be, at all times, so kept and managed as to offer reasonable and propper means for the passage of vessels.

SEC. 6. That the plan and specifications, with the necessary drawings Plans, &c., of of said bridge, shall be submitted to the Secretary of War, for his approval, bridge to be approved by Secreand until he approve the plan and location of said bridge it shall not be tary of War. built or commenced; and should any change be made in the plan of said Changes in bridge during the progress of the work thereon such change shall be sub- plan, how to be ject to the approval of the Secretary of War; and all changes in the con- whose cost struction or any alteration of said bridge, that may be directed at any time by Congress, shall be made at the cost and expense of the owners thereof.

inade and at

Warsaw and

Alexandria

SEC. 7. That the Warsaw and Alexandria Bridge Company, their successors and assigns, a corporation existing under and by virtue of the Bridge Co. may laws of the State of Missouri, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct build a bridge and maintain a bridge over the Mississippi river at and between the city over the Missis of Warsaw, in Hancock county, and State of Illinois, and the city of Warsaw and sippi between Alexandria, in Clark county, and State of Missouri; and the bridge au- Alexandria. thorized to be built by this section is hereby declared to be a post-route, Bridge to be a and shall have all the privileges and be subject to all the terms, restric- when to be built. tions, and requirements contained in the foregoing sections of this act : Provided, That the construction of the bridge mentioned in this section shall be commenced within eighteen months from the passage of this

act.

APPROVED, May 17, 1872.

CHAP. CLXXI.

post-route and

· An Act authorizing the Erection of a public Building in Rockland, May 17, 1872. Maine.

Land in Rock

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase at private sale land, Me., to be bought for site a lot of land situate in the city of Rockland, Maine, suitable for a site for

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