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FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 25-27. 1883. 403 States before the passage of this act shall be cognizable in the court of the western division of the western district of Tennessee held at Memphis, aud actions or proceedings now pending at Memphis against deiendants residing in said county of Hardemun may, on the application oi either party, be trunsierred to the court at Jackson; and in case of such_ transfer, all papers and tiles therein, with copies of all journal entries, shall be transferred to the office of the clerk of the court at Jncksonhand the same shall proceed in all respects as though originally commenced in said court. · Approved, J anuary 15, 1883. CHAP. 26.-An act to increase the fees of witnesses in the United States courts in Jan. 15, 1883. certain cases. ..»-—-—---—- Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeniativec of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons residing west {ummm of fw, of the Mississippi River, excepting those who are hy law entitled to a of witnesses in U. higher compensation, who have been or may hereafter be in attendance S- °°‘“'*“*¤°‘“'*°i” at \Vashingt0n, District of Columbia, under subpoena or nndcr the °°°°°‘ direction of the Department of Justice as witnesses in any of the courts of said district, in any of the cases known as star-routes prosecutions, shall he entitled to receive a total per diem of two dollars and fifty cents per day, and mileage for actual travel only to and from their place of residenw, by the usual routes of travel, at the rate of seven cents per mi e. _ Approved, January 15, 1883. ‘ l CHAP. 27.-An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States. Jam 16, 1g8g_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Oemgress assembled, That the President is authorized Cm] Bmw ‘ to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, three persons, not more than two of whom shall be adherents of the same. party, as Civil Service Commissioners, and said three commissioners shnll constitute the United States Qivil Service Commission. Said Commi¤¤i¤¤· commissioners shall hold no other oihcial place under the United States. ‘ The President may remove any commissioner; and any vacancy in Removqls. the position of commissioner shall be so filled by the President, by and m;3°"*"°**?°• h°" with the advice and consent of the Senate, as to conform to said condi- - ' tions for the iirst selection of commissioners. _‘ The commissioners shall each receive a salary of three thousand No gmpmmgom hundred dollars a year. And each of said commissioners shall be paid his necessary traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of his duty as a commissioner. _ Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of said commissioners: Duties. Fmsr. To aid the President, as he may request, in preparing suitable Rules. mles for carrying this act into effect, and when said rules shall have been promulgated it shall be the duty of all officers of the United States in the departments and offices to which any such rules niay relate to aid, in all proper ways, in carrying said rules, and any modulcations thereof, into effect. , SECOND. And, among other things, said rules shall provide and declare, as nearly as the conditions of good administration will wa.rra.ut, as follows: . ' for o n com —titive examinations for testing the iltness of Com ti¤v• ¤· ap ts forltlie, public, service now classified or be classified here- *“‘*‘°g°°”'· under. Such examinations shall be practical in their character, and so hr as may be shall relate to those matters which will fmrly test the