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fund for indi.
fund, to be known as the 'Alaska fund,' and to be wholly Uses.
schools. in said Territory; ten per centum of said fund shall be, and is hereby, appropriated and authorized to be expended for the relief of persons in Alaska who are indi-digent, etc. gent and incapacitated through nonage, old age, sickness, or accident; and all the residue of said fund shall be de- Roads,
bridges, etc. voted to the construction and maintenance of wagon roads, bridges, and trails in said Territory: Provided, Proviso.
That the clerk of the court of each judicial division of of fees.
* That at the end of each fiscal quarter the Secretary of Division of the Treasury of the United States shall divide the amount gent. of said ten per centum of said fund so received during the quarter just ended into four equal parts, and transmit to each of the four United States district judges in Alaska one of said equal amounts.
“ That each of said judges is hereby authorized to Distribution expend so much of the money received by him under this by judges. Act as may, in his discretion, be required for the relief of those persons in his division who are incapacitated through nonage, old age, sickness, or accident, and who are indigent and unable to assist and protect themselves : Provided, That each judge shall quarterly submit to the Provisos. Secretary of the Treasury an itemized statement, with etc. proper vouchers, of all expenditures made by him under this Act, and he shall at the time transmit a copy of said statement to the governor of the Territory: Provided further, That any unexpended balance remaining in the pended balhands of any judge at the end of any quarter shall be returned to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and by him deposited in the said Alaska fund,' and the said sum shall be subsequently devoted, first, to meeting any actual requirements for the care and relief of such persons as are provided for in this Act in any other division in said 'Territory wherein the amount allotted for that purpose has proved insufficient; and, second, if there shall be any remainder thereof, said remainder shall be devoted to the construction and maintenance of wagon roads, bridges, and trails in said Territory."
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Mar. 4, 1913. CHAP. 142.-An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, [H. R. 26680.) executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal [Public, No. year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and for
427.] cther purposes. 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 739.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemLegislative, bled, that the following sums be, and the same are executive, and judicial appro- hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury priations.
not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
(For compensation, clerk hire, mileage, and stationery for Delegates from Alaska. See p. 250.)
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: Governor, $7,000; four judges, at $7,500 each; four attorneys, at $5,000 each; four marshals, at $4,000 each; four clerks, at $3,500 each; in all, $87,000.
For incidental and contingent expenses, clerk hire, not to exceed $2,250; janitor service, not to exceed $900; traveling expenses of the governor while absent from Juneau on official business; repair and preservation of executive mansion, stationery, lights, and fuel, to be expended under the direction of the governor, $7,150.
For legislative expenses, namely: Salaries of members, $21,600; mileage of members, $6,500; salaries of employees, $5,160; printing of laws, $3,500; rent of legislative halls and committee rooms, $2,000; stationery, supplies, printing of bills, reports, and so forth, $3,500; in all, $42,260, to be immediately available.
For surveyor general and ex officio secretary of the Territory of Alaska, $4,000; clerks in his office, $9,000; in all $13,000.
For rent of offices for surveyor general, pay of messenger, stationery, printing, binding, drafting instruments, typewriters, books of reference for office use, furniture, fuel, lights, and other incidental expenses, including the exchange of typewriters, $2,500.
That no expenses chargeable to the foregoing appro- Restriction
on clerk bire, priations for clerk hire and incidental expenses in the etc. offices of the surveyors general shall be incurred by the respective surveyors general in the conduct of said offices, except upon previous specific authorization by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
CHAP. 143.-An Act Making appropriations for the service of Mar. 4, 1913. the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thir. [H. R. 27148.] tieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and for other purposes. [Public, No.
428.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 791.
. L. tives of the United States of America in Congress assemEled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, icePaptaropria
seryappropriated for the service of the Post Office Depart-tions. ment, in conformity with the Act of July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, as follows:
OFFICE OF THE SECOND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL.
For inland transportation by star routes in Alaska, Mall trans$450,000; Provided, That out of this appropriation the postati oro Postmaster General is authorized to provide difficult or Alaska emergency mail service in Alaska, including the estab- Emergency lishment and equipment of relay stations, in such manner as he, may think advisable, without advertising therefor.
(For mail bags, equipment, etc., for service in Alaska. See p. 251.)
OFFICE OF THE FOURTH ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL.
For inland transportation by star routes (excepting. Star-route
transportation. service in Alaska), including temporary service to newly established offices, $7,105,000: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be expended for continuance of ance it served any star-route service the patronage of which shall be hiveryral de
. served entirely by the extension of Rural Delivery Service, nor shall any of said sum be expended for the establishment of new star-route service for a patronage which is already entirely served by Rural Delivery Service.
7345°—S. Doc. 173, 63-1
Mar. 4, 1913. CHAP. 144.–An Act Making appropriations for the construc(H. R. 28180.] tion, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers (Public, No. and harbors, and for other purposes.
429.) 37 Stat. L., Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representapt. 1, p. 801.
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemRiver and bled, That the following sums of money be, and are harbor appropriations.
hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be immediately available, and to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers, for the construction, completion, repair, and preservation of the public works hereinafter named:
SEC. 2. * preliminary ex
The Secretary of War is hereby auaminations. thorized and directed to cause preliminary examinations
and surveys to be made at the following-named localities, and a sufficient sum to pay the cost thereof may be allotted from the amount provided in this section:
The Apoon Mouth of the Yukon River, Alaska, from the improvement now under way to deep water.
Sec. 3. (See p. 252.)
Mar. 4, 1913.
CHAP. 145.-An Act Making appropriations for the Depart(H. R. 28283.)
ment of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, vine(Public, No. teen hundred and fourteen.
430.) 37 Stat. L., (Quarantine service for animals; purchase and distript. 1, p. 828.
bution of valuable seeds, plants, etc.; sale of timber from national forests; maintenance, improvement and protection of Chugach National Forest, Alaska; T'ongass National Forest, Alaska; leaves of absence to employees in Alaska; protection for game, etc.; experiment stations in Alaska. See p. 255.)
Mar. 4, 1913.
CHAP. 147.-An Act To increase the limit of cost of certain (H. R. 28766.)
public buildings, to authorize the enlargement, extension, remodel[Public, No. ing, or improvement of certain public buildings, to authorize the 432.)
erection and completion of public buildings, to authorize the pur37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 866. chase of sites for public buildings, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemPublic bulld bled. That to enable the Secretary of the Treasury of the
United States to give effect to and execute the provisions Limits of cost increased of existing legislation authorizing the acquisition of land and contracts for sites or the enlargement thereof, and the erection, en
largement, extension, remodeling, or repair of public buildings in the several cities hereinafter enumerated, the limit of cost heretofore fixed by Congress therefor be, and the same is hereby, increased respectively, as follows; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to enter into contracts for the completion of each of said buildings within its respective limit of cost, including site:
United States post office, courthouse and jail at Cor- Cordova, dova, Alaska, $100,000.
CHAP. 148.--An Act Making appropriations for the naval serv
Mar. 4. 1913. ice for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and
(H. R. 28812.) fourteen, and for other purposes.
433.] (Tests, etc. of coal in Alaska; transportation of remains 37 Stat.
pt. 1, p. 891. of officers and enlisted men who die abroad. See pp. 79, 80.)
CHAP. 149.-An Act Making appropriations to supply defi- Mar. 4., 1913, ciencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and [H. R. 28858. ] thirteen and for prior years, and for other purposes.
434.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat. L., tires of the United States of America in Congress assem
pt. 2, p. 912. bled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of Deficiencies
appropriations. any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply the deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and for prior years, and for other purposes, namely:
General expenses of public buildings: Authority is David and hereby granted the Secretary of the Treasury to pay Newman. Brown, David and Newman the sum of $4.30, from the appropriation for “General expenses of public buildings, nineteen hundred and twelve, covering cost of advertising for bids in connection with the construction of the executive mansion at Juneau, Alaska.
E. D. M. Fowle.
The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and di. rected to allow credit in the accounts of E. D. M. Fowle, Credit in acspecial disbursing agent, General Land Office, the sum of counts. $96, being the amount disallowed by the Auditor for the Interior Department in the settlement of his accounts for the fiscal year ended June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven, under the appropriation for “Protecting public lands, timber, and so forth, nineteen hundred and ten and nineteen hundred and eleven," in accordance with a decision of the Comptroller of the Treasury, dated January eighteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve, for payment of