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be required to report to the next session of Congress such measure as
he may deem practical for extending mail service to rural districts and
the probable cost of such extension.

For stationery in post-offices, fifty-seven thousand dollars.
For wrapping twine, eighty thousand dollars.
For wrapping paper, fifty thousand dollars.

For letter balances, scales, and test weights, and repairs to same, fifteen thousand dollars.

For postmarking and rating stamps and repairs to same, and ink and pads for stamping and canceling purposes, thirty thousand dollars. For packing boxes, sawdust, paste, and hardware, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For printing facing slips and cutting same, card slide-labels, blanks, and books of an urgent nature for the postal service, ten thousand dollars. For purchase or rental of canceling machines, sixty thousand dollars.

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Inland mail transportation.

For inland mail transportation, namely: Inland transportation by star routes, including temporary service to newly established offices, Star routes. six million dollars.

For inland transportation by steamboat routes, four hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

Steamboat routes.

For mail messenger service, one million two hundred and eighty-five Messenger service. thousand dollars.

For mail bags and mail-bag catchers, cord fasteners, label cases, and for labor and material necessary for repairing equipment, two hundred and seventy thousand dollars.

Bags, catchers, etc.

Repair shop.

For mail locks and keys, chains, tools, and machinery, and for labor Locks, keys, etc. and material necessary for repairing same, thirty-five thousand dollars. For the purpose of enabling the Postmaster-General to rent a building for a mail-bag repair shop and lock-repair shop, and for fuel, gas, watchmen and charwomen, oil, and repair of machinery for same, eight thousand five hundred dollars.

Railroad routes.

Publications of so-


For inland transportation by railroad routes, of which a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars may be employed to pay freight on postal cards, stamped envelopes, and stamped paper, and other supplies from the manufactories to the post-offices and depots of distribution, twenty-five million five hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That from and after the passage of this Act all periodical publications issued cieties rated as second from a known place of publication at stated intervals and as frequently as four times a year by or under the auspices of a benevolent or fraternal society or order organized under the lodge system and having a bona fide membership of not less than one thousand persons or by a regularly incorporated institution of learning or by or under the auspices of a trades union and all publications of strictly professional, literary, historical, or scientific societies including the bulletins issued by State boards of health shall be admitted to the mails as second class matter and the postage thereon shall be the same as on other second class matter and no more: Provided, further, That such matter shall Limitation. be originated and published to further the objects and purposes of such society, order, trades union, or institution of learning and shall be formed of printed paper sheets without board, cloth, leather or other substantial binding such as distinguish printed books for preservation from periodical publications.

For railway post-office car service, three million dollars.

Postal cars.

For railway post-office clerks, seven million one hundred and eighty- Railway mail clerks. six thousand dollars, of which sum not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars may be used to pay necessary traveling expenses of chief clerks and railway postal clerks traveling on duty under order of the Postmaster-General.

Traveling expenses.

Special facilities.


Miscellaneous. Foreign mails. Proviso.

For necessary and special facilities on trunk lines from Springfield, Massachusetts, via New York and Washington, to Atlanta and New Orleans, one hundred and ninety-six thousand six hundred and four. teen dollars and twenty-two cents: Provided, That no part of the appropriation made by this paragraph shall be expended unless the Postmaster-General shall deem such expenditure necessary in order to promote the interest of the postal service.

For miscellaneous items, five hundred dollars.

For transportation of foreign mails, one million four hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That hereafter the Postmaster-General shall be authorized to expend such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars, to cover one-half of the cost of transportaClerks on steam tion, compensation, and expense of clerks to be employed in assorting and pouching mails in transit on steamships between the United States and other postal administrations in the International Postal Union. For balance due foreign countries, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.


Balance due foreign countries

Third Assistant




Stamped envelopes,



Postal cards.


Official, etc., envel opes.

Ship, etc., letters.

Printing, etc., drafts.


Fourth Assistant


Mail depredations.

Fees, suits on official bonds.

OFFICE OF THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL. For manufacture of adhesive postage and special delivery stamps, one hundred and sixty-three thousand dollars.

For pay of agent and assistants to distribute stamps, and expenses of agency, twelve thousand dollars.

For manufacture of stamped envelopes, newspaper wrappers, and letter sheets, one million dollars.

For pay of agent and assistants to distribute stamped envelopes, newspaper wrappers, and letter sheets, and expenses of agency, seventeen thousand eight hundred dollars.

For manufacture of postal cards, two hundred and three thousand dollars.

For pay of agent and assistants to distribute postal cards, and expenses of agency, seven thousand eight hundred dollars.

For registered package, tag, official, and dead-letter envelopes, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.

For ship, steamboat, and way letters, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For engraving, printing, and binding drafts and warrants, three thousand two hundred dollars.

For miscellaneous items, five hundred dollars.


For mail depredations and post-office inspectors, three hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That not exceeding five thousand dollars of this amount may be expended for fees to United States attorneys, marshals, clerks of courts, and special counsel necessarily employed in prosecuting civil suits instituted by the (sixth) Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Department, through the Solicitor of the Treasury, against the sureties on the official bonds of late postmasters, as proR.S., sec. 292, p. 49. vided for by section two hundred and ninety-two, Revised Statutes of the United States.


Deliveries of postal cards, etc., by con


Appropriation to meet deficiencies.

For payment of rewards for the detection, arrest, and conviction of post-office burglars and robbers, ten thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. That hereafter, in making contracts for postal cards, stamped envelopes, stamped paper, and all other supplies, the Postmaster General is authorized to require the contractor, under such regulations as he may prescribe, to make delivery at such points in the United States as he may direct, whenever, in his opinion, any such contract can be made at a saving to the Government.

SEC. 3. That if the revenue of the Post-Office Department shall be insufficient to meet the appropriations made by this Act, a sum equal to such deficiency of the revenues of said Department is hereby appro

priated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply said deficiencies in the revenue for the Post Office Department for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred. and ninety-five.

SEC. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster-General Money-order statements, etc., may be shall cause to be destroyed in such manner as they may deem best all destroyed after ten Money Order Statements rendered by Postmasters and all paid Money years. Orders and paid Postal Notes accompanying the same, now filed in the office of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department, or which may hereafter be filed therein, after ter years shall have elapsed from the expiration of the period covered by such statements: Provided, That the Postmaster-General upon evidence satisfactory to him, and under such special regulations as he shall prescribe, may cause payment to be made in the manner prescribed in sections four and eleven of the Act approved January twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, of the amount of any Money Order remaining unpaid after the lapse of ten years from the date of its issue. Approved, July 16, 1894.

CHAP. 138.-An Act To enable the people of Utah to form a constitution and State government, and to be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States.

Outstanding orders.
Ante, pp. 32, 33.

July 16, 1894.

Admission as a

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the inhabitants of all that part of the area of the United States now constituting the Territory of State. Utah, as at present described, may become the State of Utah, as hereinafter provided.

tion to be chosen.



SEC. 2. That all male citizens of the United States over the age of Delegates to conventwenty-one years, who have resided in said Territory for one year next prior to such election, are hereby authorized to vote for and choose delegates to form a convention in said Territory. Such delegates shall possess the qualifications of such electors; and the aforesaid convention shall consist of one hundred and seven delegates, apportioned among the several counties within the limits of the proposed State as follows: Beaver County, two delegates; Box Elder County, four delegates; Cache County, eight delegates; Davis County, three delegates; Emery County, three delegates; Garfield County, one delegate; Grand County, one delegate; Iron County, one delegate; Juab County, three delegates; Kane County, one delegate; Millard County, two delegates; Morgan County, one delegate; Piute County, one delegate; Rich County, one delegate; Salt Lake County, twenty-nine delegates, thus apportioned, to wit: Salt Lake City, first precinct, four delegates; second precinct, six delegates; third precint, five delegates; fourth precinct, three delegates; fifth precinct, three delegates; all other precincts in said county, outside of Salt Lake City, eight delegates; San Juan County, one delegate; San Pete County, seven delegates; Sevier County, three delegates; Summit County, four delegates; Tooele County, two delegates; Uintah County, one delegate; Utah County, twelve delegates; Wasatch County, two delegates; Washington County, two delegates; Wayne County, one delegate, and Weber County, eleven delegates; and the governor of said Territory shall, on the first day of August, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, issue a proclamation ordering an election of the delegates aforesaid in said Territory to be held on the Tuesday tion next after the first Monday in November following. The board of commissioners known as the Utah commission is hereby authorized and required to cause a new and complete registration of voters of said Territory to be made under the provisions of the laws of the United States and said Territory, except that the oath required for registration under said laws shall be so modified as to test the qualifications of the electors as prescribed in this Act; such new registration to be made as nearly conformable with the provisions of such laws as may be; and such

Governor to issue proclamation for elecRegistration by Utah Commission.

Meeting of convention.

election for delegates shall be conducted, the returns made, the result ascertained, and the certificate of persons elected to such convention issued in the same manner as is prescribed by the laws of said Territory regulating elections therein of members of the legislature. Persons possessing the qualifications entitling them to vote for delegates under this Act shall be entitled to vote on the ratification or rejection of the constitution, under such rules or regulations as said convention may prescribe, not in conflict with this Act.

SEC. 3. That the delegates to the convention thus elected shall meet at the seat of government of said Territory on the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and, after organization, shall declare on behalf of the people of said proposed State that they adopt the Constitution of the United States, whereupon the said convention Adoption of consti- shall be, and is hereby, authorized to form a constitution and State government for said proposed State.



Civil rights.

Religious freedom.


Renunciation of pub lic lands.

The constitution shall be republican in form, and make no distinction in civil or political rights on account of race or color, except as to Indians not taxed, and not to be repugnant to the Constitution of the United States and the principles of the Declaration of Independence. And said convention shall provide, by ordinance irrevocable without the consent of the United States and the people of said State

First. That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and that no inhabitant of said State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship: Provided, That polygamous or plural marriages are forever prohibited.

Second. That the people inhabiting said proposed State do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unap. propriated public lands lying within the boundaries thereof; and to all lands lying within said limits owned or held by anv Indian or Indian tribes; and that until the title thereto shall have been extinguished by the United States, the same shall be and remain subject to the dispo sition of the United States, and said Indian lands shall remain under the absolute jurisdiction and control of the Congress of the United States; that the lands belonging to citizens of the United States residTaxation of lands. ing without the said State shall never be taxed at a higher rate than the lands belonging to residents thereof; that no taxes shall be imposed by the State on lands or property therein belonging to or which may hereafter be purchased by the United States or reserved for its use; but nothing herein, or in the ordinance herein provided for, shall preclude the said State from taxing, as other lands are taxed, any lands owned or held by any Indian who has severed his tribal relations and has obtained from the United States or from any person a title thereto by patent or other grant, save and except such lands as have been or may be granted to any Indian or Indians under any Act of Congress containing a provision exempting the lands thus granted from taxation; but said ordinance shall provide that all such lands shall be exempt from taxation by said State so long and to such extent as such Act of Congress may prescribe.

Indian lands.

Territorial debts.

Public schools.

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Submission of constitution for ratification.

Third. That the debts and liabilities of said Territory, under authority of the legislative assembly thereof, shall be assumed and paid by said State.

Fourth. That provision shall be made for the establishment and maintenance of a system of public schools, which shall be open to all the children of said State and free from sectarian control.

SEC. 4. That in case a constitution and State government shall be formed in compliance with the provisions of this Act, the convention forming the same shall provide by ordinance for submitting said constitution to the people of said State for its ratification or rejection, at an election to be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, at which election the qualified voters of said proposed State shall vote directly for or against the proposed constitution, and for or against any provisions separately Canvass of returns. submitted. The return of said election shall be made to the said Utah


commission, who shall cause the same to be canvassed, and if a majority of the votes cast on that question shall be for the constitution, shall certify the result to the President of the United States, together with Certifying result. a statement of the votes cast thereon, and upon separate articles or propositions, and a copy of said constitution, articles, propositions, and ordinances. And if the constitution and government of said proposed State are republican in form, and if all the provisions of this Act have been complied with in the formation thereof, it shall be the duty of the President of the United States to issue his proclamation announcing Proclamation of adthe result of said election, and thereupon the proposed State of Utah mission by President. shall be deemed admitted by Congress into the Union, under and by virtue of this Act, on an equal footing with the original States, from and after the date of said proclamation.



SEC. 5. That until the next general census, or until otherwise pro- Representative in vided by law, said State shall be entitled to one Representative in the House of Representatives of the United States, which Representative in the Fifty-fourth Congress, together with the governor and other officers provided for in said constitution, may be elected on the same day of the election for the adoption of the constitution; and until said State officers are elected and qualified under the provisions of the constitution, and the State is admitted into the Union, the Territorial officers shall continue to discharge the duties of the respective offices in said Territory.

SEC. 6. That upon the admission of said State into the Union, sections numbered two, sixteen, thirty-two, and thirty-six in every township of said proposed State, and where such sections or any parts thereof have been sold or otherwise disposed of by or under the authority of any Act of Congress other lands equivalent thereto, in legal subdivisions of not less than one quarter section and as contiguous as may be to the section in lieu of which the same is taken, are hereby granted to said State for the support of common schools, such indemnity lands to be selected within said State in such manner as the legislature may provide, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the second, sixteenth, thirty-second, and thirty-sixth sections embraced in permanent reservations for national purposes shall not, at any time, be subject to the grants nor to the indemnity provisions of this Act, nor shall any lands embraced in Indian, military, or other reservations of any character be. subject to the grants or to the indemnity provisions of this Act until the reservation shall have been extinguished and such lands be restored to and become a part of the public domain.

SEC. 7. That upon the admission of said State into the Union, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, one hundred sections of the unappropriated lands within said State to be selected and located in legal subdivisions as provided in section six of this Act, shall be, and are hereby, granted to said State for the purpose of erecting public buildings at the capital of said State, when permanently located, for legislative, executive, and judicial purposes.

Grant of school lands, etc.


Lands in reserva

tions excepted.

Lands for public buildings.

Vol. 10, p. 611.
Post, p. 117.

Additional grant.

SEC. 8. That lands to the extent of two townships in quantity, author- University lands. ized by the third section of the Act of February twenty-one, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, to be reserved for the establishment of the University of Utah, are hereby granted to the State of Utah for university purposes, to be held and used in accordance with the provisions of this section; and any portions of said lands that may not have been selected by said Territory may be selected by said State. That in addition to the above, one hundred and ten thousand acres of land, to be selected and located as provided in the foregoing section of this Act, and including all saline lands in said State, are hereby granted to said State, for the use of the said university, and two hundred thousand acres for the use of an agricultural college therein. That the proceeds of the sale of Proceeds to be insaid lands, or any portion thereof, shall constitute permanent funds, to be safely invested and held by said State; and the income thereof to be


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