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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 265, 266, 267 . 1878. 165 of the Treasury Department who may be detailed to conduct such investigation, or to examine into any alleged incompetency or misconduct of any of the officers or employees of the Life-Saving Service, shall have authority to administer an oath to any witness attending to testify or Administering depose in the course of such investigation. °°*h¤- Sec. 10. That section six of said act of June twentieth, eighteen hundred Volunteer orewe. and seventy-four, is so amended as to extend the compensation of the C°mP°¤¤¤*·i°¤· enrolled members of volunteer crews of life-boat stations therein named ::3.;* to occasions of actual and deserving service at any shipwreck, or in the " ` relief of any vessel in distress, and that such persons as may volunteer to take the place of any absent or disabled enrolled members of a crew, and who shall be accepted by the keeper, may be paid therefor, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, a sum not to exceed eight dollars each on every such occasion : Provided, That all crews and volun- Duty of crews. teers employed under authority of this act who may be present at a wreck shall be required to use their utmost endeavors to save life and properly care for the bodies of such as may perish, and, when such efforts are no longer necessary, to save property and protect the same, under the direction of the senior keeper present or of the superintendent of the district, until the arrival of persons legally authorized to take charge ; and for the time employed in so saving and protecting property Volunteers. volunteers shall be entitled to compensation not to exceed three dollars C 0 m P°¤¤¤*i°¤ per day each, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury. 2; “""‘g P"°P' Sec. 11. That the enrolled members of the crews of life-boat stations gm; and uc,. may be mlled out for drill and exercise in the life-boat and lifesaving oiee. apparatus as often as the general superintendent may determine, not to exceed twice a month, for each day’s attendance at which they shall be entitled to the sum of three dollars each. Sec. 12. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to Life-saving medhestow the life-saving medal of the second class upon persons making MB- such signal exertions in rescuing and succoring the shipwrecked, and saving persons from drowning, as, in his opinion, shall merit such recognition. Approved, June 18, 1878. CHAP. 266.—An not for the restoration Go {market of certain lands in the Territory of June 18, 1878. ta . ·—————-——· Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act of Con- _I¤di¤¤ ¤‘¤¤¥v¤· gress approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and entitled ;l%Q°é‘;0I;f::‘k°;“

    • An act to vacate and sell the present Indian reservation in Utah Ter- 1864,ch_77’ '

ritory, and to settle Indians of said Territory in the Uinta Valley", as 13 smt,63. directs the Secretary of the Interior to cause to be appraised and offer for sale upon sealed bids the reservations therein referred to, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby Bepenledin put. authorized and directed to restore the same to the public domain for disposition as other public lands. — Approved, June 18, 1878. CHAP. 267.-An act relative to examinations for promotions in the Navy. June 18, 1878. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter in the examina- E X nm gumom tion of officers in the Navy for promotion no fact which occurred prior for promotion in to the last examination of the candidate whereby he was promoted, Ni;'?-, `_ which hasbeen enquired into and decided upon, shall be again enquired ,,,1,,:*;; ;°,,_ into, but such previous examination, if approved, shall be conclusive, cmd6d_ unless such fact continuing shows the unfitness of the officer to perform all his duties at sea.