Newspaper of The Washington Standard, February 8, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated February 8, 1862 Page 1
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Hasllogfoi ffp §ia«lßri VOI- 11. miuiium ST Willi -—% €t * * t Xll SI 4 T * I ® m JMI IILLEB lIRPIV, Alitor ami I'mprH'tor. Mhirlytlw Rale*: I'rr Ama mm - f l > » * —.■> - /.»• ri ki in> i / v ib r i \»i: MirrtMat Rate*: |l,f N|6UV- «*- - ,M ' J , h ■'Mi'i'Xitl la-rtIKX - I •*» lltuar-i»ar4«. jwr • i •*> t~ii~ \ lib-ral dr-lnrti-Mi «iU br oin'i<- m ta*ur .. tii>Mc »b« aJietu-e l«>ur maaiti, or u|.«»r!i. 1., itsr mr. Lrjf* i r • vf b>:b- marrUjrj and dratb? <o »< rti J frrr. H!.inV-. Hill Ilea"!-, t'ar.l-. Rill« of F\>rr t*iri'uUr<. I'Hiiliijur*, PiUjible:-. 10., ilftulrd av n-.i-onable THI . tS"2jP.VII communications. ahrthpr on lni-ini - *« or lor |iiihliration >h >ul<l be adilre,»cd to tlir eili itor ol (lie WAMHIXUTON STAXIIAUH. Scenes among the Mackahs. TAKING The CENSUS. It is generally believed that the "cen sus man" sees and hears a great many singular occurrences, but I think my experience among the wild savages of the coast, if not as comical in many re pects, certainly quite as original as any that the marshal or his deputies have had while taking the census of the Ter ritory, for the purpose of ascertaining how many liege subjects Uncle Sam has in this remote section of his do main. My object was not to ascertain the population of Clalam county, or to swell the number of voters for the next election; and although, in one sense, it was for the use of Uncle Sam, yet it was solely and particularly tor purposes of the Indian Department, that I consented to make a winter's journey on foot to the villages of this tribe, situated on the Pacific coast. I left my old friend, Uncle Bill, at Nceali Bay, very busily at work on the main-sail of the old packet schooner EUzabcth. just where I left him at the elose of iny last communication, and started oft' on foot for the Pacific coast, accompanied by two Indians, to act as guides and interpreters. My destina tion was to the throe villages of the Maekahs, viz: Wyatch, Tsoo-ess and Hosett. I had taken the census of the residents at Xecah Bay without any difficulty, but was informed that I must expect opposition in the other villages, particularly ll«sett, at Flattery Rocks. As I was satisfied the Indians were under some misapprehension, arising partly from their superstition and part ly from talcs told them by cullus white men, I had no fear but what I could satisfy them and attain my end, by ful ly explaining the purposes for which I visited; and although strongly urged by my friends to arm myself, I decided to take with me no weapons of any kind, nor even any provisions,thinking that the exhibition of confidence I hau in them, would answer my purpose quite as well as to go among them with a grand display of fire-arms, which as often indicate cowardice on the part of the wearer as thev are evidence of bravery. During mv long intercourse with the coast tribes, I have noticed that it gives them universal satisfaction to have a white man eat with them and relish their homely fare, and as I had been accustomed to occasional repasts on blul»l>er and whale oil, I hail no hesita tion in adopting this style of living for a few day*. a« a still further guarantee to g<K»d treatment t'roiu them : nor wa* I mistaken. tor after HIT pur|»o*e was fully explained. I was treated with a degree of kindness and hospitality I was not prepared to expect. f.»r it should he recollected that these same savages were, only a few week* since. «<o a warlike exfiedition up the Sound to the Kiwha village, from whence they re turned with two human heads; and it was abunt the Mine t.inf they rublntl TK* CTVW tli* I iris i'ranvrr, found ered at sea. who*- boat with the crew iu it landed near the ll.»«>tt village. In fact, tbey are a« wild and treacher ous and hostile to stranp»-r* as ther were iu Old Vancouver's time. But to return from this digre«»ion. The day was fine, auri my tiro Indian*. Feter and Frank, started'oft' full of fun. Rio walking through the Ult of timber in the rear of Xeeah village, wo emerged on the tide prairie, through which runs the Wratch creek, and keeping along iu bank, we reached the village at its month a hoot noon. The distance from Xeeah Bar to Wvatcb is about four miles. Here I fonnd the first evidence of a determination oa their part not to give Tn* their name?. They «aid if they did, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, FEBRUARY 8, 1862. that the woold mm and bring *i;h thetu irrvat herd* of cattle, which wonid e*t u|> a«S tU-sr graaa assd berrie*. w<i they mu«t \*e [OHL 1 itketi them nln they aid not complain of the e!k aitJ deer for eating their fLiaai, au.l the bear* for rating tltrir hern en. Tbey -ai-l »bfy could shoot the wild animals hut did "not <brv to kill the Mock of the white men: and finally dedan-d that I »honld not take their name*. for it I did, they would all grow aiek and die. I ladirhed at them, and bavin* laid a»ide my I took, commenced telling them aotue »torie*. which interested and atimM<l them, and got them in a good humor. We were then iuvitcd to eat. ami while so engaged. I took oc casion to explain fully the object ot the census, ami at last succeeded in getting the names without any further diffi cult v. 1 then ]>assc<l down the beach to the next village, called Tsoo-ess, and reached there ahuut 3 p. M. A fine stream, called the Tsoo-ess river, flows through an extensive prai rie, covered with luxuriant grass, and thickly studded with cranberry patches. The river empties direct into the ocean, and its mouth is so choked up with sand bars, as to render it impossible for any vessel larger than a canoe to enter, and consequently never can be of any commercial value. Crossing this stream, we again walked down the beach; and when at a short distance from the village, I saw the beads of the two Elwha ludians, stuck on two poles, looking very ghastly. The hair had fallen off from both, and the skin of the head and face had dried so as to leave the eyes and mouths open, presenting a horrible sight. A party of boys, who had come out to meet us, amused themselves by thow iug stones at these evidencoa of savage warfare, scenting highly delighted when ever they could make a hit. 1 proceeded to the lodge of Cobotsi, the chief, where I remained all night, and was most hospitably entertained. A succession offcasts were served up, consisting of roast and steamed mus sels, dried halibut and whale oil, roast and boiled potatoes, dried blubber, and a desert of cranberries, with hard bread and sugar. I was amused and cdiflcd during the evening, by an Indian named Jackson, who gave me a narrative of his voy ages. lie had been to the Columbia river, to San Francisco, and to the Sand wich Islands, and ho could make hash and pics. These latter he made by mixing some greese with flour, the same as if he was making bread, then he put some berries and sugar into a dish, covered them with his mixture of greese and flour aud baked them. I did not envy those who had partaken of Jack son's cookery, but it sounded odd to hear him descant on white men's cook ery, while I was regaling myself on choice bits of blubber in an Indian lodge. I had no difficulty in taking the cen sus of this village, although at first they had an idea that I was taking their names for the purpose of letting the Elwhas know how many there were, so that the latter could come down at their leisure and exterminate them. The following morning I started for Hosctt. It was raining violently, and there being a very heavy surf on beach, 1 was obliged to abandon my plau of taking a canoe, and had to foot it over the trail. This was a very difficult, and in some places, a dangerous task The coast is very bold and precipitous, rising from fiflr to three hundred feet. A great number of bays and coves make into the coast between the two village*, and as the trail (instead of keeping a short distance ia the interior, where the country is comparatively lord) was a continual up ana down— first dircctlv up the precijiitoa* aide* of the clilfr. and then down on the I beach. I found it a most wearisome job. In oue place, the trail passes over i the face of a clift where not long ago an In Han fell and waa killed. Siuce then, they have made a new trail, and 1 as neither of my Indians had been over, this new one, I engaged another Indian at Tsoo-css to show us the way. As the distance by water is ouK some sev en or eight nil lea, I thought I could reach Hosctt in time for breakfast, as we started at break of day. 80 we left Tsoo-ess without eating anything, and I felt pretty much used up when we reached llosett, which waa not till 8 r. M. * We went to the lodge of Se-eowthl, the head-chief, and bM aearoely pot our things down, wben we received two invitations to eat. Feter now fare me MM aontible »lvi<T. He ui<l be h»l j«»t brrii in formed tiist a |»*rtk>n of the •|»K- in th« villa**- were VM friendly. but IUOS* of th« tu wen- hostile. and wen- deter mined not only that 1 rhoulil not take tli«-:r namw. I Hit that I »h<>aid n<»t Hi fer their l««hrc*. The friendly one*, however. iu tended to tca«( u». n> * nr.M U- ear.-ful and not cat too mu<~h at any one |>la<v. as it wa.« requi-ite. to •bow jj.Hid feeling*. that *c »liouhl eat whenever we werv invited, and if I eat t<»o much I would be rick. Never mind. »aid Frank, if you feel Mek. yon must do a* we do, put your tinker* down your throat and throw up the #urplu*. and you will be all ready t<» begin again. Thus p required with Mire council, I f>artook of two »upi«er* with out any ill eHivln, and then rcturiie<l to Se-cowthl's lotljtr, where a numlier of the principal men were collected to have a talk. I told them I was too tired to say much till the morning, but 1 would like to hear what they had to say. The old chief then said that the Indians were afraid if I took their names that they would have the small pox. They thought all 1 had to do, was to blow in my book on their names, and I could bring any sickness on them I desired. I assured them that they stood in more danger of catching the small pox by stealing clothes from ship wrecked sailors, than than they did from my book, and advised them not to wear any clothes they should got from wrecks, but to deliver them to the agent; and I cited one or two in stances where persons had been taken sick from wearing sick men's clothes, and nientined in particular a case that occurred in Port Townsend, of an In dian'who stole some clothes or bedding from the hospital, belonging to a man who had the itch, and the consequence was, he and a'l his family and a num ber of others caught it. Peter hap pened to bo in Port Townsend at the time, working at Tibbal's llotel, and knew tho facts, which, ut my request, he told to the llosctt Indians, and thereby corroborated a very important statement of mine. Another tule tliey had, was the old. worn-out story about the intention of the Americans sending them ali oft in a steamboat to some unknown land. I assured them of there being no truth in the story, and after amusing them with some anecdotes of other tribes i had visited, they appeared satisfied, and the visitors left in very good humor. The following morning £ commenced the census, and although I lound some of them very surly at first, and after wards learned they had used very bad language, which Peter took care not to translate at the time, I succeeded in taking all their names, and visited every lodge but one, which was kept closed against our entrance. And now commenced a series of feasts, with various friendly demon strations. In one lodge, a little slave boy was made to dance aud perform various amusing antics. Iu another lodge, a number of women and young girls were collected, and as soon "as we were seated, live of the women seated themselves iu live swings that were suspended from one of the beams of the roof, and us they swung together, they sang a song of welcome, in which thejr were joined by all the children. The song was in unison, and reminded me of a choir of school children.— When the women had ceased the»r song they left, and the girls took their places and sung other song*, ami when they mere fiuisliod they also left, aud we commcuced our feast. On oar retarn to Be»cowtbl'e lodge in th* even in jr. we found a larp- jcirtv «*emWe<l for a light supper, (.MIII|H*«(I| of boiled herring*' wned uj• in wooden trays, and plentifully nixed with whale oil. Till* »« eaten with like hoiled rice, and when it was finished Se-eowtlil made a speech, in wLich lie Mated tliat sine* I had talked to them thev had chauged their mind*. and now alf were agreed. Their heart# were good, and they would do as the agent should advise. I intended 1 earing early the next morning, hut as soon as it was light a message came from the lodge that the day before had refused as admittance, inviting as to breakfast I did not deem it policy to decline, ao accepted the invitation, and had the satisfaction to find theui all friendly and well dis posed. When we were ready to leave, there waa at least a doxen baskets of dried haiibat, blabber and boiled potatoes sent to us, which, as we eoald not car ry, we left to be sent br canoe the first opportunity. The blubber when dried looks oatside very much like cit ron, and when cat is white like pork. They aMiallv cut it ia thin slieaa ami boil it a little, when it i* ready to be eatea. Iu ta«te it referable* freah tat j«>rk. and ha« R.->rM- of tkt rank li-hv flavor we mrr apt to a--aviate witL * lude'a hluU>er. The oil they a«e f,»r eatinr u quite j.« «weet. cr.d dried hali h'lt <hp|M 1 into it i« not nnt>a!a'ahle. fherr are hut few white men who rji: <inui'li «uiii fare; those who ran, an- regarded with admiration. It it ecrtaaily not a atvlc of foo«l that I

would u» from choice, hut I ex|ieri eneed no iii effect* from iiving on it eselu-ivelv for four ilavi \\ lifti we were ready to liive, I no ticed IMer m ike up a small psn*el of halibut umll'lrltbor, a* t sup|>osed. for a biti- h. but soon ,'onnd it wua ihtcmM for quite another |>urpoao. There is a large stone about midway between llo»ett ami Titovew, called l»y the In dians Se-kar-jec-ta. They think this stone is inmu deity or other, and to propitiate it, they throw food over inio the wr.ter whenever they pass it. A few \vt e!;« previous, I had gone with Mr. Webster, the Indian agent, to llo rett in a canoe, sonic bread was then thrown towards the stone; and now, when wo were opposite to it on the shore, Frank took the parcel of halibut and blubber and threw it as far as he could toward the stone. Peter said if we had brought some food for the stone when we earne down, we should not have felt so tired as we did; but I saw no difference, the hills and preci pices were quite as high and tiresome on our return as when wo went down. There is a small river, near Ilosett, not quite as larga as the Tsoo-ess, but quite deep and rapid, and in the shal lowest part, where it runs over the bar at its mouth, it is waist deep. Wo crossed it in a canoe when going to Tlosett, but on our our return could find none, so the Indians stripped themselves and carried mo across in a style quite novel to mo. The current was very swift, and the breakers of the ocean dashing directly into tho mouth of the river, so they carried tno across plank fashion, that is to say, I had my arms round Peter's neck, resting on his shoulders, and my feet and legs stretched out, rcstingon the other Indian's should ers. Tn this fashion thoy carried tnc over perfectly dry although they came very near dropping mo twice, the cur rent and breakers nearly capsizing them. Tho coast, from Flattery Rocks to Capo Flattery, is alternate sand beach ana bold rocky promontories, composed mostly of conglomerate, with occasional veins of sand stone, shale, and evidences of coal. On top of these elifts the land is rolling, without anything approach ing to mountains. It is covered with a douse forest of eeder, spruce and hem lock, and some iir. I noticed on the ilosett trail, several cedar trees of enormous size; but tho timber as a general thing is not of good quality. Wherever the land projects into tho sea, tho base of tho cliffs arc strewn with great boulders and masses of dis entegrated rocks, very diilicult, and in some places dangerous to climb over. These rocks are, in many places, worn by the actiou of the waves into fantas tical shapes. Some look like tall pil lars; others like vessels with all sail set. Some are worn into deep caverns aud subtcrancous arches, offering rich fields for the researches of the the nat uralist. At one place, about midway between Ilosett and Tsoo-es*, a |K>int of rocks projects out from the inaiu laud, connecting it with a remarkable»cd rock by means ol a natural bridge, sup|«>rtcd by two well-turned arehe*. The rock i* shaped just like a pine apple, aud on its summit a cluster «>t small trees serve to complete the rear tub. a nee to the tropical fruit. A tine nand Itcaeh passes through thc*c art lie*. nu.l fi»r a half wile on ca "It side the walking is ven* good. The whole of thi« portion of the coast. however, is unfitted ft»r the resi dence of white tuen. With the excep tion of the prairie at Tsoo-v**. I raw nothing otilrinjr the lea-4 attraction to settler*, and unless r>4d or silver may he discovered in this rejfion, I see no prospect of its ever brine of any n>e es.vpt as tlie abode of Indians and wild beasts. After a tiresome tramp we reached the Wyatch prairie at dark, and by the assistance of the Indians, I made mv ' way through the swamps and mini holes. and finally reached Xeeah Hay at 10 r. M.. thoroughly tired, and quite satisfied with mv experience in census taking. JAMES G. SWAN. —A philosopher says; u Some men's ' mouths seem to be like the dikes of Holland—made to keep oat water." j LAW* « TBI UIRXD fXAim *"i«arW I** ftrm .<inM •/ ii< fXtrf-J lnrafA (V --[n AI m«m .) fair XXXtt —V» Art ia tMitin to aa Art tliiW • Aa Aft fanlwt I»fwi4r fcc tW lulhr. t HKW I'M*, « lif on-. aad IIT otbrr Ptifiuw, Jal t ikirlttul, A. U ti|Mtta hauJr.4 »ad •iili-oat H- t» wv/ tkr Wi «W //■'«#' mf mrtrri W (4F / M irj >«« •/ ,|a>rm MI f mmgr'm «*- wwtKUd Tk»t Ikr from rr at Ik* Prr-i trot (• Jf. «br itktkiua 1 ) of mmr Stair «r Ml part tkmnf, ia A »tal* mt N>KNRR|I. %. M ia Ikt iftk •miua of »rr »< i lo « bi< b tki* it aa a44itiaa. -hall «itmd to as« iarlndr thr inb*l.ilaa>« of aar Sutr or part tkirnif. i!im narli in.nircriiua >rtiu<t ikr t ailt-ii Stall • >hall be luttil bl tbr rrrii4rnt al aar tier to riitl. | A|-|iro*c<l. Jaltr Jl. litil. for. XWIII.—An Art to drfinr and pcci'b rertain t'om>|iirartM. lir it enacted bif tie Senate and Hottie of lleprenemtatire* of the VmiteJ States of Amer m in Conerru Auemhlet /, That if two or nicer pi r-o.n within any Stale or Territory of Ike I ailed Stale? shall conspire together to overthrow iir to put ilou n, or to destroy by force, the Oov ernim-nt of the United States, or to levy war against the I'nited Slates, or to oppose by force the authority of the Government of the Uui'cd Stales ; or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay tlie execution of any law of the I'nited States ; or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States against the will or contrary to the authority of the I'nited States ; or by force, or intimidation, or threat to prevent any person from accepting or holding any oflicc, or trust, or place of conlidcnre, under the United States ; each and every person so offending shall be guilty of a high crime, and upon conviction thereof in any district or circuit court of the United States, having juris diction thereof, or district or supreme court of any Territory of the United States having jurisdiction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not less than five hundred dollars and not more than five thou sand dollars ; or by imprisonment, with or with out hard labor, as "the court shall determine, for a period not less than six months nor greater than six years, or by both such tine and imprisonment. Approved, July :il, 18G1. CHAP. XXXIV.—An Act authorizing the Secre tary of War to reimburse Volunteers for Expenses incurred in employing rcgimentalaud other Hands, and for other l'urposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, the Secretary of War be, nnd he is hereby, au thorized and "directed to refund, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to tho volunteers called out by the President's procla mation of the fifteenth April, one thousand eight hundred nnd sixty-one, such sums of money as may have been expended by the said volunteers in the employment of regimental or company bands during the period of their service under said proc lamation : Provided, The amount to be allowed shall not exceed that to lie paid to volunteer bands regularly mustered into the service under the Pres ident's proclamation of May third, one thousand eight huudred nnd sixty-one. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President, In accepting nnd organizing volunteers under tho act entitled "An Act to au thorize tho employment of volunteers to aid in en forcing the laws and protecting public property," approved July twenty-two, eighteen hundred aud sixty-one, may accept the service of such volun teers without previous proclamation, and in guch numbers from any State or States as, in bis dis cretion, the public service may require. Approved, July 31, 1861. CHAP. XXXV.—An Act to increase the Consular Representation of tho United States daring the present Insurrection. lie it enattrd A.v the Striate and House of Represent ative* of Ike United States ot America in Congress as sembled, That the President of the United State* may, by and with the advicetand consent of the Senate, appoint consuls nt auy foreign ports where he shall deem it advisablo, for the purpose of pre venting piracy, with such compensation, not ex ceeding fifteen hundred dollars per annum, as he shall think proper ; to hold their offices, respect ively during the pleasure of the President, and iu every case such compensation to cease with the restoration of internal peace within the United States. And the President may, during the pre* cut insurrection, increase the compensation of any consul* in foreign ports, if he shall dee* it >ece«- •nry. to aa not, however, to exceed the sum of fit tron hundred dollars in any'case. But this power (hull ream with the re-establwhaent of internal peace a* aforesaid. Approved, August J, ISCI. fair. XXXVI.—Aa Act to asnead aa Art enti tle! '• Aa Art supplementary to the Art ratified ' An Art providing far a Xaval Feare ntsklMk. D.rot aad lor oUKrf'snxwM. paaaed March twen t r-Ttruth, eighteen hundred aad fear." He * eumrtej it tie +*i W»Mf of tfrr—U ft.r~ »f tie Vmt*4 Arn*nrm ■ Immfrtt «- ,-mhlrJ. n*llk»«Uuf»lilW»rt W, u4 Ike |€ bnrln »bf b« aftfT !l»* vor>i " rifUii akmlkr iw tM orr«r« ia Ui4>rl tkr aoni. ar r*aa»a4rt. »■» <k»i tfc« r. I »l*lal »k«ll k* tMWni«4 to »*r«l Ike »«|wr i*tn4ni« WIW »Mni utv j*4 m 4 knit rf ktrrui fr<n tkr r*pt»ia» «r >dCßuim of Ik* un «f Ik* rirtrJ Sun- Apf irr4. A«n»» I. ISCI. ritr Jltm —A* Art tk» imr. »n mm 4 lW Atl«*»e;- .iW tothafa <rf Ik* Br rf U »A» em 4 H -rnr W lifmnl. »m> mftleTlWo.« wt iaaM « ftmfmrtm nMnf. TWI ikt rf Ik* r«at*4 SULN L» H4 kr U kffrbr « barfH (ill U»» |I»- Mil ttrfrnilint »*4 Jiwii»* rf Af stta*- tU aanktb «# *ll tkr 4»«*r»rt» is «k» Tai i* j Siitr- *a4 ik* T«m'«r*r» Mlttk saw <4 di «>i«rr*r »k"« im lm a«4 Ikf *aM aa4 atritoli mrm k*«»ky ra <j«tr*4 *• wm" *» Aumaij H—sal sa a*- coaat at Ikeir «4krial |M u« i a*4 «W Mat* »m 4 reMitio* af (Ww n 'fnOw ttk ««. to «rk •ark LIM U< ■■af ra* Ik* A II« MI (INMI ati tort. SET. 2. Amd B it further rasiW. Tkat Ik* Alt»rarj-fi«a«al ka. aa4 k* » kawkf. rn|n>«m4 tlmm ia kh *fls*«s *» p«Mir ißtrraat a«» i». to ia»U' *a4 now \im tkr uae «rf Ik* I ail*4 «l*tnl «a*k *ttormrrt aa4 roaa«cH«r*-at-l*w a* k* tnj ik tak i"iairy la a»i*t Ik* 4i»lrvrt-«ltor*n ■ >* »k* iiKktrf* ml thrir 4nti*«. wl *k*t! »tjj»«!tt* w+*k ««tk I—ill s, A*4 * frrtktr OMTftrf, Ttui ikt tfcall katr y«r U >■- a«u* ikt drriral (n<» af kii aSrt (• 4iarkarg« IW I—4itir> ef tk* MM. Kttiimri kf tkt« ark kt f+mmumf t iiiiitMl rkrti Mi «*- rtf4o( is». imd Bit is Iktir nafnuiiM at aa inul aaiarj as* I ini<ng batuti kuM U kn nrk prr um ApfrvrH AmgmMt. IMI. ritf XXXTTII —Aa AHta prt>ti4r for lk« ruMVtrtM of oa* or tmar* uacH hkip Fiualiag blUrir- aa4 tar otfcrr ParpcM*. R. it rrvr**4 if (V tW Hmttt W K<pi maf «m» IW Cmttrd Stmtr* *f Ammru •» f iyia «•» mrmJUtj. That ikt Kwreiirt of IW Sin kt. aa4 ka it k>nky. >alkarii<4 aa4 4ir*. te4 ta appviat a kauri of Ikm fkilfal aaial «iwn to iai*»tifa«a tke pirn aad «p*i iiratio— tkal aaj k» nWitl*4 for ik< coaMrartioa or tfo® ®f * clad Mw<li|mriW battema. »< on lk#»r rrport. • boa Id it h« faToraU*. tb« Secretary of UM Xavy sill rauiw mt or »uft »nBort«l or iron «r ilrrUM ilnßikif or floating *t*am-tmMeriw to I* built : and there U htrtlit a|ij>ropri«t*d. out of anv montr in tl» Tre*«nnr not nltiTrUt Appro priated. thr sum of onr million five hundred thou aand dollan. B EC. 2. And be it further cnarted. That in cane of i vacancy in the olliff of cntrineer in-chief of the nary the appointment thereto shall be made from the list of chief eoginttis. Approved. August 3, 1861. CHAP. XXXIX.—An act to amend "An Ac» to prohibit the snle of Spirituous Liquors and iu the District of Columbia, in certain cases." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Jtepresentatices of the United States of America in Congress assembled , That whenever any pc-son shall be convicted of the of fence described in the act eutitled -'An Act to prohibit the sale of spirituous liquors and intoxi cating drinks, in the District of Columbia,-in cer tain cases," he shall be punished by a find of twenty dollars or imprisonment in the Jail of Washington county, in the District of Columbia, for the period of thirty days. Approved, August 3, 18GI. CHAP. XL.—An Act to provide for the Purchase of Arms, Ordnance, aud Ordnance Stores. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of lieprcsentatives of the United States of America in Congress assemb'ed , That the sum often millions of dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pur chase and manufacture of arms, ordnance, and ordnance stores. Approved, August 3, 1801. CHAP. XLI.—An Act to suspend in part the Op eration of an Act cntitied " An Act relating to revenue cutters and steamers." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled , That tbc net of third Marcli, eighteen hundred and for ty-five, entitled " An Act relating to revenue cut ters and steamers," be and the same is so far sus pended as to allow the Secretary of the Treasury to apply so much of the appropriation for the col lection of the revenue as he may deem expedient to the charter or purchase of vessels for the reve nue service: Provided, That no liability shall be incurred fo for the purposes herein named, which, together with the expenses of collecting the reve nue, shall not exceed the appropriation already made for the lattor objeet. •ApproAed, August 3, 1661. CHAP, XLII.—An Act providing for the better Organization of the Military Establishment. Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Itepre tenlativet of the United Statet of America in Congrut Aticmbled, That the President be, and he is here by, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, an officer in the Wtr Dapnrtinent, to be called the Assistant Secretary of War, whose salary shall be three thousand dol lars per annum, payable in the same manner as that of the Secretary of War, who shall perforin all such duties in the office of the Secretary of War, belonging to that department, a* shall be prescribed liy the Secretary of War, or as may be required by law. Bec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President I*. and is hereby, authorised to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in addition to the number authorized by existing laws aid in accordance with existing regulations, five assistant inspector-generals, with the rank aud pay of majors of cavalry, ten sur geon*. and twenty afsistant-enrgeons, to have the pay. rauk and allowances, and perform the duties of similar officer* in the present military estab lishment. 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