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niture, fuel, lights, and other incidental expenses, two thousand dollars.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND LABOR.
Contingent CONTINGENT EXPENSES, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND expenses.
LABOR: For contingent and miscellaneous expenses of the offices and bureaus of the Department, including the Alaskan fur-seal fisheries and the Alaskan salmon fisheries services, for which appropriations for contingent and miscellaneous expenses are not specifically made.
May 23, 1908.
CHAP. 192.-An Act Making appropriations for the Department (H. R. 19158.] of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen [Public, No. hundred and nine.
136.] 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 251. (General expenses of Forestry Service in Alaska;
Agricultural Experiment Stations in Alaska. See pp. 201, 202.)
May 27, 1908.
CHAP. 200.-An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil (H. R. 21260.)
expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thir[Public, No. tieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes.
141.) 35 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 317. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemSundry civil bied, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, expenses appropriations. appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for
the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, namely:
UNDER THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
Repairs and preservation.
For repairs and preservation of public buildings: Repairs, and preservation of custom-houses, court-houses and post-offices, and quarantine stations, buildings and wharf at Sitka, Alaska, and the other public buildings and the grounds thereof, and of sites acquired for public buildings, under the control of the Treasury Department, and including not exceeding fifty thousand dollars for marine hospital
UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
For one superintendent for the life-saving and lifeboat stations on the coasts of *
Alaska * *
for maintenance of vessels in the protection of Seal fisherles. the seal fisheries in Bering Sea and the other waters of Alaska, and the enforcement of the provisions of law in Alaska *
OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER:
inspector of fisheries in Alaska, one thousand eight hundred dollars.
Yes Bay (Alaska) Hatchery: Superintendent, one thou- Yes Bay,
Alaska. sand five hundred' dollars; fish culturist, nine hundred dollars; two skilled laborers, at seven hundred and eighty dollars each ; three laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; cook, nine hundred dollars; in all, seven thousand and twenty dollars.
Afognak (Alaska) Station : Superintendent, one thou- A fognak, sand five hundred dollars; fish culturist, nine hundred Alaska. dollars; two skilled laborers, at seven hundred and eighty dollars each; three laborers, at seven hundred and twenty
dollars each; cook, nine hundred dollars; in all, seven thousand and twenty dollars.
Salmon fish- Agents at salmon fisheries in Alaska: For one agent, eries, agents.
two thousand five hundred dollars; and one assistant agent, two thousand dollars; in all, four thousand five hundred dollars.
Vessel for Steam vessel for Alaska: For purchase or construction salmon fisheries.
of a steam vessel for use in the Alaska salmon inspection and in connection with the propagation of salmon in Alaska, twenty thousand dollars.
MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND
Alaskan seal ALASKAN SEAL FISHERIES: For salaries of agents at seal fisheries.
Agents’ sala- fisheries in Alaska, as follows: For one agent, three thouries, etc. sand six hundred and fifty dollars; one assistant agent,
two thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars; two assistant agents, at two thousand one hundred and ninety dollars each; janitor service at the Government buildings at the Pribilof Islands, not exceeding four hundred and eighty dollars; in all, eleven thousand four hundred and
thirty dollars. Food, etc.,
To enable the Secretary of Commerce and Labor to for natives.
furnish food, fuel, and clothing and other necessaries of life to the native inhabitants on the islands of Saint Paul and Saint George, Alaska, nineteen thousand five hundred dollars.
SURVEYING THE PUBLIC LANDS. ·
For surveys and resurveys of public lands, four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, at rates not exceeding nine dollars per linear mile for standard and meander lines, seven dollars for township and five dollars for section lines: Provided, That in expending this appropriation preference shall be given, first, in favor of surveying townships occupied, in whole or in part, by actual settlers and of lands granted to the States by the Acts approved February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and the Acts approved July third and July tenth, eighteen hundred and ninety; and, second, to surveying under such other Acts as provide for land grants to the several States and Territories, except railroad land grants and such indemnity lands as the several States and Territories may be entitled to in lieu of lands granted them for educational and other purposes which may have been sold or included in some reservation or otherwise disposed of, and other surveys shall be confined to lands adapted to agriculture and lines of reserva
tions, and lands within boundaries of forest reservations, except that the Commissioner of the General Land Office
heavily timber may allow for the survey and resurvey of lands heavily ed, etc., lands. timbered, mountainous, or covered with dense undergrowth rates not exceeding thirteen dollars per linear mile for standard and meander lines, eleven dollars for township and seven dollars for section lines, and in cases of exceptional difficulties in the surveys, where the work can not be contracted for at these rates, compensation for surveys and resurveys may be allowed by the said Commissioner, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, at rates not exceeding eighteen dollars per linear mile for standard and meander lines, fifteen dollars for township and twelve dollars for section lines: Provided further, That in the States of *
and the district of Alaska there may be allowed, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, for the survey and resurvey of lands heavily timbered, mountainous, or covered with dense undergrowth, rates not exceeding twenty-five dollars per linear mile for standard and meander lines, twenty-three dollars for township and twenty dollars for section lines; the provisions of section twenty-four hundred and eleven, Revised Statutes of the United States, authorizing allowance for surveys in California and Oregon are hereby extended to all of the above-named States and Territories and district. And of the sum hereby appropriated there may be expended such an amount as the Commissioner of the General Land Office may deem necessary for examination of public surveys Resurveys, in the several surveying districts, by such competent sur. etc. veyors as the Secretary of the Interior may select, or by such competent surveyors as he may authorize the surveyor-general to select, at such compensation, not exceeding six dollars per day, except in the district of Alaska, where a compensation not exceeding ten dollars per day may be allowed one such surveyor and such per diem allowance, in lieu of subsistence, not exceeding three dollars, while engaged in field examinations, as he may prescribe, said per diem allowance to be also made to
Per diem. such clerks who are competent surveyors who may be detailed to make field examinations, in order to test the accuracy of the work in the field, and to prevent payment for fraudulent and imperfect surveys returned by deputy surveyors, and for examinations of surveys heretofore made and reported to be defective or fraudulent, and in- Inspecting specting mineral deposits, coal fields, and timber districts, mineral, etc., and for making, by such competent surveyors, fragmentary surveys and such other surveys or examinations as may be required for identification of lands for purposes of evidence in any suit or proceeding in behalf of the United States: Provided further, That the sum of not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars of the amount hereby appropriated may be expended by the Commis
for section corners.
sioner of the General Land Office, with the approval of Monuments the Secretary of the Interior, for the purchase of metal
monuments to be used for public land survey corners wherever practicable.
MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Care of insane,
CARE AND CUSTODY OF THE INSANE OF ALASKA: For the care and custody of persons legally adjudged insa ne in the district of Alaska, including transportation and other
expenses, twenty-eight thousand dollars. Education of EDUCATION IN ALASKA: To enable the Secretary of the natives.
Interior, in his discretion and under his direction, to provide for the education and support of the Eskimos, Aleuts, Indians, and other natives of Alaska; for erection, repair, and rental of school buildings not including hospital buildings; for text-books and industrial apparatus; for pay and necessary traveling expenses of general agent, assistant agent, superintendents, teachers, physicians, and other employees, and all other necessary miscellaneous
expenses which are not included under the above special Proviso8. heads, two hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That Limit of pay.
any person or persons employed hereunder as special agents or inspectors, or to perform any special or unusual duty in connection herewith, shall not receive as compensation exceeding two hundred dollars per month, in addition to actual traveling expenses and per diem not exceeding four dollars in lieu of subsistence, when absent
on duty from their designated and actual posts of duty: Washington; Provided, That of the sum hereby appropriated not ex
ceeding seven thousand dollars may be expended for per
sonal services in the District of Columbia. Supervision That all expenditure of money appropriated herein for tures. school purposes in Alaska shall be under the supervision
and direction of the Commissioner of Education and in conformity with such conditions, rules, and regulations as to conduct and methods of instruction and expenditure of money as may from time to time be recommended by
him and approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Reindeer.
REINDEER FOR ALASKA: For the support of reindeer stations in Alaska, and for the instruction of Alaskan natives in the care and management of the reindeer, fifteen thousand dollars; and all reindeer owned by the United States in Alaska shall, as soon as practicable, be turned over to missions in or natives of Alaska, to be held and used by them under such conditions as the Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe. The Secretary of the Interior may authorize the sale of surplus male reindeer and make regulations for the same. The proceeds of such sale
shall be turned into the Treasury of the United States. Suppressing To enable the governor of Alaska, under the direction
of the Secretary of the Interior, to take action to sup