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gray, and equally averse to using any dye (knowing them to be injurious), concluded that she would try and invent something that would restore her hair to its original life color; and, by dint of study and perseverance in experimenting, she succeeded in finding that the articles that she had compounded would not only restore the hair to its original color, but

also render it pliable, and give it the natural moistness that a

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healthy head of hair should have. This Iwas even more than she had hoped for, and, without the slightest intention at first of making a business of it, she was

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ber of persons of her acquaintance and others, whom her acquaintances had informed of the remarkable change in her hair, calling at her residence to pro

cure the article; and she now probably does one of the largest cash businesses


in the City of New York. Owing to the large demand from foreign countries, she has been obliged to establish a depot for the exclusive sale of her Hair Preparations

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MELINET, President of International Jury.



The First Grand Gold Medal

for American Grand, Square, and Upright Pianos: this Medal being distinctly classified first in order of Merit, over all other American exhibitors, and over more than 400 Pianos entered by nearly all the celebrated manufacturers of Europe. In proof of which the following


of the President and Members of the International Jury on Musical Instruments (Class X) is subjoined: PARIS, July 20, 1867.

I certify that the FIRST GOLD MEDAL for American Pianos has been unanimously awarded to Messrs. Steinway by the Jury of the International Exposition.

First on the list in Class X.

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Members of the International Jury.

This unanimous decision of the International Class Jury, endorsed by the Supreme Group Jury, and affirmed by the Imperial Commission, being the final verdict of the only tribunal determining the rank of the awards at the Exposition, places THE STEINWAY PIANOS AT THE HEAD


The "Societe des Beaux Arts,"

(Society of Fine Arts, of Paris, known throughout Europe as one of the highest authorities on Music and Art Matters) unanimously awarded their only annual Testimonial Medal for 1867 to STEINWAY & SONS, for the highest degree of perfection, most valuable inventions, and as exhibiting the greatest progress in the art of Piano-making above all other exhibitors, at the Universal Exposition at Paris.


were also awarded a FIRST PRIZE MEDAL at the great International Exhibition, London, 1862, for powerful, clear, bi illiant, and sympathetic tone, with excellence of workmanship as shown in Grand and Square PI. ANOS, in competition with 269 Pianos from all parts of the world.

STEINWAY & SONS, in addition to the above, have taken thirty-five First Premiums, Gold and Silver Medals, at the principal Fairs held in this country from the year 1855 to 1862 inclusive, since which time they have not entered their Pianofortes at any Local Fair in the United States. Every Piano is warranted for Five Years. WAREROOMS, FIRST FLOOR OF STEINWAY HALL, Nos. 109 and 111 East Fourteenth Street, (Between 4th Avenue and Irving Place,)




the times for the regular meetings of Congress. Provides that in addition to the present regular times of meeting of Congress, there shall be a meeting of the XLth Congress of the United States, and of each succeeding Congress thereafter, at 12 o'clock, meridian, on the 4th day of March, the day on which the term begins for which the Congress is elected, except that when the 4th of March occurs on Sunday, then the meeting shall take place at the same hour on the next succeeding day. No person who was a member of the previous Congress shall receive any compensation as mileage for going to, or returning from, the additional session provided for by this act. [Jan. 22, 1867.]

CHAP. XXVI.-Public Securities and Currency.-Provides penalties for certain crimes in

CHAP. VI.-The Elective Franchise in the District of Columbia.-Regulates the elective franchise in the District of Columbia. SEC. 1. Confers the elective franchise on male citizens of the United States, 21 years and upward, without distinction on account of race or color, who shall have resided in the District one year next preceding any election therein, excepting paupers, persons under guardianship, those convicted of any infamous crime or offense, and those who may have voluntarily given aid and comfort to the Rebels in the late Rebellion. EC. 2. Provides that any person whose duty it shall be to receive votes at any election within the District of Columbia, who shall reject the vote of any person entitled to vote under this CHAP. XV-Elective Franchise in the Terriact, shall be liable to an action of tort by the tories.-Provides that from and after the pasperson injured, and on indictment and convic-sage of this act, there shall be no denial of the tion, to a fine not exceeding $5,000, or to im- elective franchise in any of the Territories of prisonment not exceeding one year in the jail of the United States, now, or hereafter to be organthe District, or both. SEC. 3. Provides that any ized, to any citizen thereof, on account of race, one willfully disturbing an elector in the exer- color, or previous condition of servitude, and cise of such franchise shall be guilty of a misde- all acts or parts of acts, either of Congress or meanor, and on conviction, shall be liable to a the Legislative Assemblies of said Territories, fine not exceeding $1,000, or an imprison- inconsistent with the provisions of this act are ment not exceeding thirty days in the jail of declared null and void. [This act was received the District, or both. SEC. 4. Makes it the dy by the President on Jan. 14, and not being of criminal courts in the District to give this returned within ten days, became a law on Jan. act in special charge to the grand jury at the 24, 1867.] common circuit of each term of the court. SC. 5 and 6. The voting lists are to be prepared by the mayors and aldermen of the cities of Wash-relation to the public securities and currency, ington and Georgetown on and before the first and for other purposes. SEC. 1 provides that if day of March in each year, and are to be posted in any person shall buy, sell, etc., any false, forged, public places ten days before the annual election. counterfeited or altered obligation or security of The remaining four sections give other prescrip- the United States, or circulating note of any tions as to the manner in which the election shall banking association organized or acting under be held. [The President of the United States the laws of the United States, with the inhaving returned the bill to the Senate with his tent that the same shall be passed, altered, pubobjections thereto, the bill was passed over the lished or used as true and genuine, such person veto by a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on convicHouse of Representatives, Jan. 7 and 8, 1867.] tion thereof shall be imprisoned not more than ten years, or fined not exceeding $5,000, or both, at the discretion of the court. SEC. 2 provides that it shall not be lawful to make, or to use, any business or professional card, notice, placard, circular, hand-bill, or advertisement, in the likeness or similitude of any obligation or security of the United States, or of any banking association organized or acting under the laws thereof; and any person offending against the provisions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of $100, to be recovered by an action of debt, onehalf to the use of the informer. SEC. 3 imposes a penalty of $100, one-half to the use of the informer, upon the printing of any business card or notice on any United States security. SEC. 4, 5, 6, 7, punish with imprisonment not more than ten years, or with a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or both, any person making impressions upon any material by any tool used in printing, or in making other tools to be used in printing any security to be issued by or for the United States; for any person having

CHAP. VII.-Services of Colored Volunteers. -Suspends the payment of moneys from the Treasury as compensation to persons claiming the service or labor of colored volunteers or drafted men, and for other purposes. [Jan. 14, 1867.] CHAP. VIII.-Amnesty and Pardon.-Repeals the authority of the President to proclaim amnesty and pardon conferred upon him by section 13 of "An act to suppress insurrection, etc., approved July 17, 1862. [This act was presented to the President on Jan. 9, and not being returned by him within ten days, became a law on Jan. 19, 1867.]

CHAP. IX.-Penitentiaries in the Territories.-Sets aside net proceeds from Internal Revenue of the Territories of Nebraska, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Dakota, for three years (ending June 30, 1868), for the erection of penitentiary buildings. [Jan, 22, 1867.]

CHAP. X.-Meetings of Congress.- Fixes

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in possession, without authority and with intent to defraud, any impression of any tool used or intended for printing any security to be issued by or for the United States; for any person secreting, carrying away, &c., without authority, from any place of deposit, any tool used or intended for printing, or for making tools to be used for printing, any security, currency, &c., to be issued by or for the United States; for any person taking, &c., without authority, any material prepared and intended to be used in making such stamps or currency, or printed, in whole or in part, and intended for circulation and use as such currency; for any person taking, without authority, from any place of deposit, any paper prepared or intended for use to procure the payment of money from, or allowance of claims against, the United States, whether such has or has not been used, or such claim has or has not been allowed; for any person using or attempting to use any such paper. [Feb. 5, 1867.]

CHAP. XXVII.-Habeas Corpus and Certain Judicial Proceedings.-Amends "An Act to amend an act entitled 'An Act relating to habeas corpus, and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases," approved May 11, 1866. When in any suit begun in a State court and removed to the circuit court of the United States, the defendant is in actual custody under the State process, the clerk of the circuit court shall issue a habeas corpus cum causa. The marshal shall take the body and file duplicate copy with the clerk of the State court. Attachments, bail, &c., shall continue in full force. [Feb. 5, 1867.]

CHAP. XXVIII.-Judicial Proceedings, Habeas Corpus, Writs of Error.-Amends "An Act to establish the judicial courts of the United States," approved Sept. 24, 1759. Sec. 1. Provides that the Courts of the United States, in addition to the authority already conferred by law, shall have power to grant writs of habeas corpus in all cases where any person may be restrained of liberty in violation of the Constitution, or of any treaty or law of the United States, and directs in what manner the writ shall be applied for and return made thereof. If any person to whom such writ of habeas corpus may be directed shall refuse to obey the same, or shall neglect or refuse to make return, or shall make a false return thereto, in addition to the remedies already given by law, he shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall on conviction before any Court of competent jurisdiction, be punished by fine not exceeding $1,000, and by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by either, according to the nature and aggravation of the case. From the final decision of any Judge, Justice, or Court inferior to the Circuit Court, an appeal may be taken to the Circuit Court of the United States for the district in which said cause is heard, and from the judgment of said Circuit Court to the Supreme Court of the United States, and on such terms and under such regulations and orders, as well for the custody and appearance of the person alleged to be restrained of his liberty, as for sending up to the appellate tribunal a transcript of the petition, writ of habeas corpus, return thereto, and other proceedings, as may be prescribed by the Supreme Court, or in default of such, as the Judge hearing such cause may prescribe; and pending such proceedings or appeal,

and until final judgment be rendered therein, and after final judgment of discharge in the same, any proceeding against such person in any State Court, or by or under the authority of any State, for any matter or thing so heard and determined by virtue of such writ of habeas corpus, shall be deemed null and void. SEC. 2. Determines for what causes Writs of Error from the Supreme Court of the United States may be issued, how the citation shall be signed, and what effect the writ shall have. [Feb. 5, 1867.]

CHAP. XXXII.-Pensions.-Provides for payment of pensions. The President of the United States shall be authorized to establish agencies for the payment of pensions granted by the United States, and to appoint all pension agents, who shall hold their ofices for the term of four years, and who shall give bond for such amount and in such form as the Secretary of the Interior may approve. The number of pension agencies in any State or Territory shall, in no case, be increased hereafter so as to exceed three, and no such agency shall be established in addition to those now existing, in any State or Territory in which the whole amount of pensions paid, during the fiscal year next preceding, shall not have exceeded the sum of $500,000. The term of office of all pension agents appointed since July 1, 180 shall expire at the end of 30 days from the passage of this act; and the commissions of all other pension agents now in office shall continue for four years from the passage of this act, unless such agents are sooner removed. [Feb. 5, 1867.]

CHAP. XXXIV.-Smithsonian Institution.Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to receive into the Treasury, on the same terms as the original bequest, the residuary legacy of James Smithson, now in United States bonds, namely: twenty-six thousand two hundred and ten dollars and sixty-three cents, together with such other sums as the regents may from time to time see fit to deposit, not exceeding, with the original bequest, the sum of one million dollars, and provides that the increase which has accrued, or which may hereafter accrue, from said residuary legacy, shall be applied by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution in the same manner as the interest on the original bequest, in accordance with the provisions of the act of August 10, 1846, establishing said Institution. [Feb. 8, 18C7.]

CHAP. XXXVI.-Admission of the State of Nebraska.-Admits the State of Nebraska into the Union. SEC. 1. Ratifies the Constitution and State Government which the people of Nebraska have formed for themselves, and admits the State into the Union. SEC. 2. Declares the State of Nebraska entitled to all the rights, privileges, grants, and immunities, and subject to all the conditions and restrictions of the enabling act, approved April 19, 1864. SEC. 3. Provides that this act shall not take effect except on the condition that there be within the State of Nebraska no denial of the elective franchise, or of any other right, to any person, by reason of race or color, excepting Indians not taxed, and upon the further condition that the Legislature of said State shall by a solemn public act, declare the assent of the State to the said condition; upon receipt of an authentic copy whereof the President shall issue a proclamation announcing the fact, whereupon


the said condition shall be held as part of the organic law of the State, and thereupon without further proceedings of Congress the admission of said State shall be considered complete. [Passed over the President's veto, Feb. 9, 1867.] CHAP. XLII.—Smuggling. - Supplements an act to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes, approved July 1, 1866. Declares that said act shall be so construed as not to affect any right of prosecution which may have accrued under acts of Congress prior to said act, and all suits or prosecutions as have been or shall be commenced under such prior acts for acts committed previous to July, 1866, shall be tried and disposed of, and judgment or decree executed, as if said act had not been passed. Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to make such regulations as shall enable vessels engaged in the coasting trade between ports and places upon Lake Michigan exclusively, and laden with American ductions and free merchandise only, to unload their cargoes without previously obtaining a permit to unload. Amends section 25 of said act by inserting the word "March" in the place of "July." [Feb. 18, 1867.]

CHAP. XLIII.—Copyrights.-Amends the several acts respecting copyrights. Provides that every proprietor of a book, pamphlet, map, chart, musical composition, print, engraving, or photograph, for which a copyright shall have been secured, who shall fail to deliver a printed copy of every such book, &c., within one month after publication thereof shall, for every such default, be subject to a penalty of $25, to be collected by the librarian of Congress in the United States in any District or Circuit Court of the United States within the jurisdiction of which the delinquent may reside. Such matter may be transmitted free of postage if the words “ copyright matter" be plainly written on the outside, and postmasters shall give receipt for the same if requested. [Feb. 18, 1867.]

CHAP. XLV. Allegheny Arsenal.-Authorizes the purchase of certain lots of ground adjoining the Allegheny Arsenal, at Pittsburgh, Pa. [Feb. 18, 1867.] CHAP. XLVI-League Island. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to accept League Island, in the Delaware River, for naval purposes, and to dispense with and dispose of the site of the existing yard at Philadelphia. [Feb. 18, 1867.]

CHAP. LVI-Clerk of House of Representatires.-Regulates the duties of the Clerk of the House of Representatives in preparing for the organization of the House, and for other purposes. Provides that before the first meeting of the next Congress, and of every subsequent Congress, the Clerk of the next preceding House of Representatives shall make a roll of the Representatives elect, and place thereon the names of all persons claiming seats as Representatives elect from States which were represented in the next preceding Congress, and of such persons only, and whose credentials show that they were regularly elected in accordance with the laws of their States respectively, or the laws of the United States. In case of a vacancy in the office of Clerk of the House of Representatives, or of absence or inability to discharge his duties relative to the preparation of the roll or organization of the House, said duties shall devolve on the Ser

geant-at-arms of the next preceding House of Representatives and in case of vacancies in both of the aforementioned offices, or the absence or inability of both the Clerk and Sergeant-atArms to act, then the said duties shall be performed by the Doorkeeper of the next preceding House of Representatives. [This act was presented to the President on Feb. 9, and not being returned within ten days, became a law on Feb. 19, 1867.]

CHAP. LVII.-Court of Claims. - Declares the sense of an act of July 4, 1864, entitled "An Act to restrict the jurisdiction of the court of claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermasters' stores, and subsistence supplies furnished to the army of the United States." Provides that chapter 240 of the acts of the XXXVIIIth Congress shall not be construed to authorize the settlement of any claim for pro-supplies taken or damage done by the military authorities or troops of the United States, where such claim originated during the war for the suppres sion of the Southern Rebellion in a State, or part of a State,declared in insurrection by the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated July 1, 1862, or in a State which by an ordinance of secession attempted to withdraw from the United States Government. Nothing herein contained shall repeal or modify the effect of any act cr joint resolution, extending the provisions of the said act of July 4, 1864, to the loyal citizens of the State of Tennessee, or of the State of West Virginia, or any county therein. [This act was presented to the President on Feb. 9, was not returned within ten days, and therefore became a law on Feb. 19, 1567.]

CHAP. LIX.-Congressional Printer.-Provides for the election of a Congressional printer. The Senate shall elect a practical printer to manage the Government Printing Office. He shall be deemed an officer of the Senate and designated Congressional Printer, and shall in all respects be governed by the laws in force in relation to the Superintendent of Public Printing, and the execution of the printing and binding. SEC. 3. Abolishes the office of the Superintendent of Public Printing and establishes the salary of the Congressional Printer at $4,000 a year. [Feb. 22, 1867.]

CHAP. LXI.-National Cemeteries.-An act to establish and to protect National Cemeteries. Provides that the National Cemeteries for the burial of deceased soldiers and sailors shall be inclosed with a good stone or iron fence, and each grave marked with a headstone. At the principal entrance of each a porter's lodge shall be erected, and a Superintendent appointed by the Secretary of War from enlisted men of the army disabled in service, who shall have the pay and allowances of an ordnance sergeant, and shall reside therein to guard the cemetery. The Secretary of War shall detail an officer annually to inspect all of said cemeteries, and report their condition. SEC. 3. Provides for the punishment of any person who shall do injury to any monument, &c., or trees, shrubs, &c. SECS. 4. 5, and 6. Provide for the purchase of lands needed for the purposes of this act. SEC. 7. Appropriates $750,000 for carrying into effect the provisions of this act. [Feb. 22, 1867.]

CHAP. LXII.-Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home.-Amends an act entitled "An act

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