FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. l. C11. 15, 16, 17. 1879. 9 WVar: And provided further, That if the owners of such lands or sites Condemnation. shall refuse to sell the same at reasonable prices, then the prices to be paid shall be determined and the title and jurisdiction procured in the manner prescribed by the laws of the State in which such lands or sites are situated. Approved, June 10, 1879. CHAP, 16.-An act_to confer uponthe Commissioners of the District of Columbia June 10, 1879. ` certain lpowers, duties, and limitations contained in chapter eight (Water Service) —-——·-·—·——— of the evised Statutes of the United States relating to the District of Columbia and for other purposes. ’ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Ocngress assembled, That the Commissioners of the District of oc. District of Columbia shall have all the powers and be subject to all the I“*“bi”=· duties and hmitations provided in chapter eight of the Revised Statutes R.S.D.o.,cnap.s. of the United States relating to the District of Columbia, excepting such Water service. powers and duties as belong to the Chief of Engineers: Provided, That Uniform water water-mam taxes and water rents shall be uniform in said District: And ramsprovided fwrther, That the rate of interest specified in section two hun- I“*°mS*· dred and two of said Revised Statutes shall be increased to ten per centum per annum from and after the passage of this act. _ Sec. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, Advanccsfcr imdirected to advance to said Commissioners the sum of twenty-five thou- P*°V°m6¤*¤- sand dollars, to be reimbursed by payment into the Treasury of the United States, until said sum is paid in full, of all collections of water main taxes now due said District, and the money so advanced shall be expended to improve the water supply on Capitol Hill. Approved, June 10, 1879. CHAP. 17.-A.u act authorizing the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to Jung 10, 1879, issue twenty year nve per cent bonds of the District of Columbia to redeem certain _-;;-- funded indebtedness of said District. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioners of the District of Co- District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized to prepare, i¤¤¤l>i¤· execute, and deposit with the Secretary of the Treasury of the United I““° °f b°“d“· States bonds of the District of Columbia, bearing interest not exceeding five per centum per annum, and payable twenty years after date, to the amount of not more than one million two hundred thousand dollars, the proceeds to be used only for the redemption of funded indebtedness of said District or of the late municipal corporations of Washington and Georgetown which became due January iirst and March iirst, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, or those now existing and payable at pleasure, for the redemption of which the sinking fund of said District may not provide. Said five per eenwm bonds shall be in such form and denomi- Form, etc. nations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall approve, and shall be numbered consecutively and registered in the office of the auditor of said District, and also in the office of the Register of the Treasury of the United States, in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct, and shall bear the seal of the District of Columbia: Provided, Provieo. That this act shall not be construed to make the government of the United States liable for either the principal or interest of said bonds, or any part thereof Said bonds shall be sold by the Secretary of the Treasury to the high- d_SM¤_<>¥`b¤¤¢}¤ M16 est bidder upon public tender, but for not less than their par value, after cg-’,‘,;f"**°“ ° P"' being advertised for one week in two daily newspapers in the city of Washington and two in the cily of New York. The bids shall be opened by the Secretary of the Treasury and the awards approved by him. The
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