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but not less than twice the amount of money that may come into his hands as treasurer, conditioned that he, the treasurer, will honestly and faithfully disburse and account for all the money that may come into his hands by virtue of his office. Said board shall have the power to build or rent the necessary schoolhouse or schoolroom, to equip the same with the necessary furniture and fixtures, to provide fuel and light, to hire and employ teachers, and in general to do and perform everything that may be necessary for the maintenance of a public school. The members of said board shall hold office for the term of one year and until their successors are elected and qualified. An annual election shall be held each year, Annual elecafter the first election, for the election of members of said tion. board. As soon as the members of said school board have Certificate of election, oath, been elected and qualified, they shall send to the clerk of etc., to be filed. the court and file in his office a certificate of their election under the hand and seal of the judges or supervisors of election, their oaths of office, and the bond of the treasurer, and the clerk of the court shall file said papers and carefully keep them as a part of the files and records of his office, and he shall at once send to the governor of the district of Alaska a certified copy of said papers, together with a certified copy of the order establishing the school district, and the governor shall duly file and preserve the same. The said board, as soon as they have complied with Report. the requirements aforesaid, shall immediately report in writing to the governor the number of children in their school district between the ages of six and twenty years that intend to attend a public school, and the wages per month for which a teacher can be obtained; and after a school has been opened and maintained they shall, at the end of each school term, report to the governor in writing the length or the term, the wages paid the teacher, the total number of pupils in attendance, and the daily aver- Fund for age of such attendance at such term. The governor shall construction, assign and set apart to each school district established and etc., of schoolorganized under the provisions of this section a sum, not houses. less than three hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, in proportion to the number of pupils in the district, for the construction and equipment of a schoolhouse, which sum shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury to the treasurer of the school district upon the order and voucher of the governor out of that portion of the said Alaska fund set apart for the establishment and maintenance of public schools. The residue of said por- teachers. tion of said fund, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall by the governor be apportioned among the several school districts established under the provisions of this section in amounts sufficient for each district to pay the wages of a teacher, together with the expense of fuel and light, for five months' school in each year. And the amounts so apportioned to each school district shall be
School houses, etc.
Fuel, etc. Apportion
paid to the treasurer of the district by the Secretary of the Treasury upon the order and voucher of the governor out of the said portion of said fund.
SEC. 6. That the clerks of school districts in the incorporated towns shall, at the end of each school term, report to the governor in writing the length of the term, the wages paid the teacher, the number of pupils in attendance, and the average daily attendance during the term.
SEC. 7. That the schools specified and provided for in this Act shall be devoted to the education of white children and children of mixed blood who lead a civilized Schools forlife. The education of the Eskimos and Indians in the district of Alaska shall remain under the direction and control of the Secretary of the Interior, and schools for and among the Eskimos and Indians of Alaska shall be provided for by an annual appropriation, and the Eskimo and Indian children of Alaska shall have the same right to be admitted to any Indian boarding school as the Indian children in the States or Territories of the United States.
Reports of school board clerks.
Education of white, etc., children.
SEC. 8. That commissioners appointed by the judges of the district court in the district of Alaska, pursuant to existing laws, shall, as ex officio probate judges and in the exercise of their probate jurisdiction, have the power, and it shall be their duty, in their respective districts, to commit, by warrant under their hands and seals, all persons adjudged insane in their districts to the asylum or sanitarium provided for the care and keeping of the insane of the district of Alaska. No person shall be adjudged insane or committed as such, except upon and pursuant to the following proceedings, to wit: Whenever complaint in writing is made by any adult person to a commissioner that there is an insane person at large in the commissioner's district, the commissioner shall at once cause such by insane person to be taken into custody and to be brought before him, and he shall then immediately summon and impanel a jury of six male adults, residents of the district, to inquire, try, and determine whether the person so complained of is really insane. The members of said jury shall, before entering upon the discharge of their duty, each take an oath to diligently inquire, justly try, and a true verdict render, touching the mental condition of the Attorney for person charged with being insane. Before entering upon such trial the commissioner shall appoint some suitable person to appear for and represent in the proceeding the Examination person complained of as insane. And in case there is a by physician. physician or surgeon in the vicinity who can be procured, the commissioner shall cause such surgeon or physician to examine the person alleged to be insane, and after such examination to testify under oath before the jury in respect to the mental condition of said person. The commissioner shall preside at said hearing and trial. All witnesses that may be offered shall be heard and shall be permitted to testify under oath in said matter, and after
Commitment and care of.
having heard all the evidence the said jury shall retire to agree upon a veridict, and if the jury unanimously, by their verdict in writing, find that the said person so charged with being insane as aforesaid is really and truly insane and that he ought to be committed to the asylum or sanitarium aforesaid, and the commissioner approves such finding, he shall enter a judgment adjudging the said person to be insane and adjudging that he be at once conveyed to and thereafter properly and safely kept in the said asylum or sanitarium until duly discharged therefrom by law. The commissioner shall thereupon, Issue of warunder his hand and seal, issue his warrant, with a copy of rant, etc. said judgment attached, for the commitment of said insane person to the asylum or sanitarium aforesaid, which warrant shall be delivered to the marshal of the division in which said proceedings are had, and shall direct said marshal to safely keep and deliver said insane person to said asylum or sanitarium, and the said marshal, for the service of process in connection with and the guard-, Compensa. ing and transportation of the insane, shall be compen- ice of process, sated from the same source and in the same manner as in the case of prisoners convicted of crime. The commissioner, the jurymen, and the witnesses in said proceeding shall be entitled to the same compensation and mileage as in civil actions. And all the compensation, mileage, fees, and all other expenses and outlays incident to said proceedings shall be audited and allowed by the district judge of the division in which said proceedings are pending and had, and when so audited and allowed shall be paid by the clerk of the court in such division as the incidental expenses of the court are by him paid and from the same fund.
tion for serv
SEC. 9. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are, to the extent of such inconsistency, hereby repealed.
Audit of expense account.
CHAP. 288.-An Act providing for the transfer of forest Feb. 1, 1905. reserves from the Department of the Interior to the Department [H. R. 8460.] of Agriculture.
[Public, No. 34.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 628.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Department of Agricul- Forest reture shall, from and after the passage of this Act, execute or cause to be executed all laws affecting public lands transferred to heretofore or hereafter reserved under the provisions of Department. section twenty-four of the Act entitled "An Act to repeal the timber-culture laws, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and Acts supplemental to and amendatory thereof, after such lands have been so reserved, excepting such laws as affect the surveying, prospecting, locating, appropriating, entering, relinquishing, reconveying, certifying, or patenting of any of such lands.
Export of pulp wood, etc.,
SEC. 2. That pulp wood or wood pulp manufactured from Alaska from timber in the district of Alaska may be exported
Use of funds
SEC. 5. That all money received from the sale of any sale of prod-products or the use of any land or resources of said forest reserves shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States and for a period of five years from the passage of this Act shall constitute a special fund available, until expended, as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, for the protection, administration, improvement, and extension of Federal forest reserves.
40.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 631.
Feb. 3, 1905. CHAP. 297.-An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, [H. R. 15895.] executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal [Public, No. year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemLegislative, bled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, judicial ex-appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not othpriations. appro-erwise appropriated, in full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
GOVERNMENT IN THE TERRITORIES.
DISTRICT OF ALASKA: For governor, five thousand dollars; three judges, at five thousand dollars each; three attorneys, at three thousand dollars each; three marshals, at four thousand dollars each; three clerks, at three thousand five hundred dollars each; in all, fifty-one thousand five hundred dollars.
For incidental and contingent expenses, clerk hire, stationery, lights, and fuel, to be expended under the direction of the governor, two thousand dollars.
SURVEYORS-GENERAL AND THEIR CLERKS.
For surveyor-general and ex officio secretary of the district of Alaska, four thousand dollars; clerks in his office, four thousand dollars; in all, eight thousand dollars.
For rent of office for surveyor-general, pay of messenger, stationery, printing, binding, drafting instruments, books of reference for office use, furniture, fuel, lights, laundry, and other incidental expenses, one thousand five hundred dollars.
CHAP. 777.-An Act For the allowance of certain claims re- Feb. 24, 1905. ported by the Court of Claims, and for other purposes.
[H. R. 9548.]
(Alaska. See p. 83.)
CHAP. 1293.-An Act To establish a life-saving station at Mar. 1, 1905. Nome, Alaska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 819. bled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish a life-saving station at Nome, Alaska, at such point as the General Superintend- Nome, ent of the Life-Saving Service may recommend, the life- ka. Life-saving saving boats and apparatus placed there under the author-station estabity of the Act making appropriations for the sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, to form a part of the equipment of said station.
SEC. 2. That the Thirteenth life-saving district is here- Thirteenth by extended to include the coast of Alaska.
CHAP. 1307.-An Act Making appropriation for the support of Mar. 2, 1905. the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun- [H. R. 17473.] dred and six. [Public, No. 127.] 33 Stat. L.,
(Alaska military cable; Increase pay for officers and pt. 1, p. 827. enlisted men serving in Alaska. See p. 66.)
CHAP. 1405.-An Act Making appropriations for the Depart- Mar. 3, 1905. ment of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine- [H. R. 18329.] teen hundred and six.
[Public, No. 99.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 743.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 861. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, Agricultural appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the propriations. United States not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
GENERAL EXPENSES, FOREST SERVICE: * * * For ascertaining the natural conditions upon and for penses, utilizing the National forest reserves and the Secretary Utilizing forof Agriculture may, in his discretion, permit timber and est reserves.