FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. .324, 325, 326. 1878. 175 CHAP. 324.-An act to aid vessels wrecked or disabled in the waters conterminous June 19, 1878. to the United States and the Dominion of Canada. ——————————— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Canadian vessels of all Canadian vesdescriptions may render aid or assistance to Canadian or other vessels ms- , wrecked or disabled in the waters of the United States contiguous to dg3S5M;"?, 3f:;;;; the Dominion of Canada: Provided, That this act shall not take effect of U_ S_,,,m_ until proclamation by the President declaring that the privilege of aid- Promo. ing American or other vessels wrecked or disabled in Canadian waters contiguous to the United States has been extended by the government of the Dominion of Canada and declaring this act to be in force: And Promo. provided further, That this act shall cease to he in force from and after the date of proclamation by the President to the effect that said reciprocal privilege has been withdrawn or revoked by the said Government of the Dominion of Canada. Approved, June 19, 1878. CHAP. 325.-—An act amending the laws with reference to elections in certain States Jung 19, ]B78_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on the second Tuesday of Congressional October, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, there shall be elected in °l°°“°“”· _ each Congressional district in the State of West Virginia, one representa- gig; W"'; V l r` tive to represent said State of West Virginia in the Fortysixth Congress. ` Sec. 2. Said election shall be conducted according to the laws now in force, except so lar as the same relate to and fix the time of such election Sec. 3. That an election held on the Tuesday next after the first Mon- In North Caroday in November, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, for Representa- 1i¤=¤- tives to the Forty-sixth Congress from the State of North Carolina, conducted by the sheriffs, or by other persons duly appointed therefor, in like manner as elections for members of the general assembly of said State, and according to the provisions of an act of the general assembly of said State entitled “An act to regulate elections", ratified the twelfth day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and also of an act of the general assembly of said State entitled "An act to regulate the manner of making election-returns", ratified the sixth day of March, eighteen hundred and seventyseven, shall be deemed lawful and valid; and all acts of Congress and parts of acts applicable to the manner of holding such elections shall continue in force, anything in the laws of said State to the contrary notwithstanding Approved, June 19, 1878. CHAP. 326.-An act to detach certain territory from the eastern judicial district of Jung 19, 1878, Michigan and to attach the same to the western judicial district of Michigan, and —-——————-—-—-- to provide for divisions in said western district and for holding the district and circuit courts therein, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the counties of Chippewa, Michigan. Schoolcraft, Marquette, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Isle Royale, C<>¤¤¤i€¤d°*¤°h°d Baraga, and Mackinaw being and including all that portion of the terri— £v1`€gt3D°(§*£2i_€gt t° tory and waters of said eastern district lying in the upper peninsula of ` Michigan be and the same are hereby detached from the eastern judicial district of Michigan and attached to the western judicial district of said State. Sec. 2. That for the trial and determination of all causes and proceed- Two trial-divis ings cognizable and triablc in the circuit and district courts of the United i0}¤¤ i¤ W¤¤¤¤f¤ dis- States for the western district. of Michigan as bounded and described in mm this act, the said district shall consist of two divisions known respectively as the southern and northern divisions of said district.