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Allotments, Sioux reservations...
Irrigation system, Uintah Reservation, Utah (reimbursable)
Support of Indian school, Tomah, Wis......

7,500.00 25, 000.00 1,000.00

Total...

324, 220.00

NEW LEGISLATION.

Your committee has attempted very little new legislation this year. Among the items offered for your approval are two, which capitalize the funds of the Iowa and Sac and Fox tribes of Indians in Oklahoma and enable the Secretary of the Treasury to pay the said Indians the sums of money to their credit on his books, and on which the Government has been paying interest, amounting to $157,900. This legislation is indorsed by the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

PAY OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.

Your committee has, upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, arranged a scale for the pay of superintendents of schools. Heretofore superintendents at schools with a similar number of pupils did not always receive the same salaries. The salaries have been fixed at a certain figure at different schools for many years, and without special legislation there has been no way in which they could be increased or diminished.

By a division of the offices into classes governed by the number of pupils, and making the maximum sums about the same as have been paid, will enable the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to appoint a superintendent at a school at a salary from $200 to $300 below the maximum, and if his work justifies he can promote him gradually or at once to the maximum. This, your committee feels, will lead to better and more interested service, if possible, than is now being rendered by the superintendents, and will serve to stimulate the ambition of new appointees. The classes are arranged as follows:

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The appropriations in the bill for pay of superintendents are fixed at the maximum salary for each class.

INDIAN TERRITORY SCHOOLS.

Your committee increased the appropriation for the schools of the Indian Territory from $150,000 to $300,000. This was done after a hearing at which it was indisputably shown that the conditions in the Indian Territory and the facilities there for the education of children are such as to show the necessity for prompt action.

The paragraph making the appropriation leaves its expenditure within the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, so that in case of the new State of Oklahoma taking over the educational system of the Indian Territory before the expiration of the date for the appropriation any sum remaining may be turned back into the Treasury.

INCOMPETENT INDIANS.

Your committee also provides for the care of allotments of incompetent Indians, and for the allotment of lands to living children of Indians not heretofore allotted where the tribal lands are sufficient for such allotment.

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URGENT DEFICIENCY BILL.

DECEMBER 15, 1906.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. LITTAUER, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted

the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 22584.]

The Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred House Documents Nos. 77, 142, 143, 189, 197, and 277, having considered the same, report herewith a bill making appropriations based thereon to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the public service, on account of the balance of the fiscal year 1907, as follows:

Under the Department of Agriculture: To carry out the act of June 30, 1906, commonly known as the pure-food law, $250,000.

Under the Department of the Interior: To complete the work of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, $75,000.

Under the Department of Commerce and Labor: For the Immigration Service, $20,000, and for light-houses, beacons, and fog signals, $86,500.

Under the Military Establishment: Mileage to officers and contract surgeons, $150,000, making in all a total of $581,500.

The bill also carries a provision repealing an appropriation of $150,000 made in the sundry civil appropriation act for 1907 for a steam light vessel off the entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait, the said item being in the act through an error in enrollment.

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CONGRESS, | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

BRIDGE ACROSS TOMBIGBEE RIVER, ALABAMA.

DECEMBER 17, 1906.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. RICHARDSON, of Alabama, from the Committee on Interstate and

Foreign Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 21951.)

that it pass.

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 21951) to authorize the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Bigbee River in the State of Alabama, having considered the same, report thereon with amendment, and as so amended recommend

The bill as amended has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the indorsements attached and made a part of this report.

Amend the bill as follows:

In line 7, page 1, strike out the word " Bigbee ” and insert in lieu thereof the word “ Tombigbee.”

Amend the title by striking out the word “ Bigbee "and insert in lieu thereof the word “ Tombigbee."

[Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, December 15, 1906. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill, H. R. 21951, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad Company to construct a bridge across Bigbee River, Alabama, makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests, and I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress so far as those interests are concerned.

It is suggested that Tombigbee River is the stream intended to be crossed, instead of “Bigbee River," as printed in the bill.

A. MACKENZIE,
Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army.

[Third indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 15, 1906. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, inviting attention to the foregoing report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, who calls attention to an apparent discrepancy in the printed title of the bill.

ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,

Assistant Secretary of War. O

CONGRESS,

JAMESTOWN TERCENTENNIAL EXPOSITION.

DECEMBER 17, 1906.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed.

Mr. MAYNARD, from the Select Committee on Industrial Arts and

Expositions, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 21949.]

The Select Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions, to whom was referred House bill 21949, after consideration of said bill amended the same in several particulars and report back the bill to the House in the words and figures following, to wit: A BILI appropriating the sum of one million dollars as a loan to the Jamestown Expo

sition Company for the purpose of aiding in the payment of the cost of the construction, completion, and opening of the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition on Hampton Roads Virginia, on April twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and seven, and to provide for the protection of the Gorenment, and insuring the repayment of the said sum of one million dollars by a first lien upon the gross receipts of the said exposition compans from all paid admissions to the grounds of said exposition and from all moneys Peceived from concessions after the opening of said exposition, and fixing the dates for the opening and closing thereof. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in ('ongress assembled, That for the purpose of aiding in the payment of the cost of the construction, completion, and opening of the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition on Hampton Roads, Virginia, on April twenty-sixth, nineteen bundred and seven, the sum of one million dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the said sum to be paid to the Jamestown Exposition Company on the request of the president of said company in amounts as follows: Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars upon the passage of this act, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars during the month of January, two hundred thousand dollars during the month of February, two hundred thousand dollars during the month of March, and one hundred thousand dollars during the month of April, nineteen hundred and seren. That to insure the application of all said moneys to the purposes for which the same is appropriated, the Secretary of the Treasury shall appoint a suitable person or persons whose duty it shall be to supervise the disbursement of the same when paid, as herein provided, and to make a full and complete report thereof to him as he may require: Provided, That the amount hereby appropriated when paid to the Jamestown Exposition Company, as herein provided, shall constitute an indebtedness of the said company to the Government of the United States and shall be repaid by said company to the Treasury of the United States. That for the purpose of protecting the Government and insuring the repayment of said sum of one million dollars, the Government shall

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