FORITY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 11, 12, 13. 1872. 29 Sec. 4. That ii; upon trial, there shall be a. failure to elect a Repre- Elections to 611 sentamve or Delegate in Congress in any State, District, or Territory, "**°““°*°S· upon the day hereby fixed and established for such election, or ifi after Sei»;_$T2` 139` any such election, a vacancy shall occur in any such State, District, or ’p· i Territory, from death, resignation, or otherwise, an election shall be held to. fill any vacancy caused by such failure, resignation, death, or other- WISE, at such time as is or may be provided by law for filling vacancies in the State or Territory in which the same may occur. Sec. 5. That no State shall be hereafter admitted to the Union without N? stm *0 b*> having the necessary population to entitle it to at least one Representative ziiigow according to the ratio of representation fixed by this bill. what population. Sec. 6. That should any State, after the passage of this act, deny or Number ofrepabridge the right of any of the male inhabitants of such State, being '°S°€““*i"“s *1** twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, to vote at any §2;:)2§(i,;°p:g,y election named in the amendments to the Constitution, article fourteen, pvrtiomilly resection two, except for participation in the rebellion or other crime, the $“$‘l· '"lfi d number of Representatives apportioned in this act to such State shall be nge sigh-idged, reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall °K°°P*·¤ &<=· léave to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such tate. Approved, February 2, 1872. CHAP. XII.—An Ad to authorize g;YPqqmen! of duplicate Checks of disbursing Feb. 2, 1872. CBTS. YL; Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in place of original checks, Duplicate when lost, stolen, or destroyed, disbursing officers and agents of the United ?*‘“l§‘ g““5'.b° States are hereby authorized, after the expiration of six months from iiiging gm,;;,,;,, the date of such checks, and within three years from such date, to issue place oforiginsl duplicate checks, and the treasurer, assistant treasurers, and designated Qmkwf &"‘• depositaries of the United States are directed to pay such checks, drawn to he paid, &c. in pursuance of law by such officers or agents, upon notice and proof of the loss of the original check or checks, under such regulations in regard to their issue and payment, and upon the execution of such bonds, with sureties, to indemnify the United States, asthe Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe: Provided, That this act shall not apply to any check ex- Limit to ceeding in amount the sum of one thousand dollars. ”°°“°*· Sec. 2. That in case the disbursing officer or agent by whom such lost, Provision in destroyed, or stolen original check was issued, be dead, or no longer in the k service of the United States, it shall be the duty of the proper accounting be degd 0, goicm officer, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall pre- office. scribe, to state an account in favor of the owner of such original check for the amount thereon and to charge such amount to the account of such officer or agent. Approved, February 2, 1872. CHAP. XIII.-An Act to adm:} certain flllgchimq £mported_;$·0mjbre£gn Countries free Feb. 2, 1872. 0 uty. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represcntdtives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Calcasieu sulphur and iii: C=g¤¤=i¤¤ mining company of New Orleans be, and is hereby, permitted to import, gEt5p;;;,, my free of duty, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the import freq of Treasury shall prescribe, certain machinery and accompanying implements g)‘:£’€:;**§*;f m°· for the purpose of, and to be used only in, making a series of experiments mmm gm ygm in mining for sulphur in the parish of Calcasieu, in the State of Louisiana: Provided, That the value of such importation shall notexceed the sum of Limit to value. seventy-five thousand dollars, and that said machinery and implements be imported within one year from and after the passage of this acts APPROVED, February 2, 1872.