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ACTS OF CONGRESS, TREATIES, AND PROCLAMATIONS

RELATING TO

NONCONTIGUOUS TERRITORY, CUBA AND SANTO

DOMINGO, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS.

ALASKA.

SIXTY-SECOND CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.

CHAP. 2.-An Act To supply a deficiency in the appropriations July 21, 1911. for contingent expenses of the House of Representatives for the [H. R. 12109.) fiscal year nineteen hundred and eleven, and for other purposes. [Public, No. 2.) (Stationery for Delegate. See p. 171.)

37 Stat. L.,

pt. 1, p. 1.

CHAP. 3.-An Act To promote reciprocal trade relations with July 26, 1911. the Dominion of Canada, and for other purposes.

(H. R. 4412.) (Applicable to Alaska. See p. 171.)

(Public, No. 3.] 37 Stat. L.,

pt. 1, p. 4.

CHAP. 43.--An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to pro-Aug; 22; 1911, hibit the passage of local or special laws in the Territories of the

(S. 2541.) l'nited States, to limit Territorial indebtedness, and for other [Public, No. purposes."

42.]

37 Stat. L., (Applicable to Territories. See p. 182.)

pt. 1, p. 33. 7345° —S. Doc. 173, 63-1-1

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SIXTY-SECOND CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION.

Dec. 21, 1911. CHAP. 4.-An Act Amending section sixty-seven of the Act

[S. 2877.) approved March third, nineteen hundred and eleven, to codify, (Public, No. revise, and amend the laws relating to the judiciary.

49.) 37 Stat. L.,

(Applicable to Alaska. See p. 184.) pt. 1, p. 46.

Dec. 22, 1911. CHAP. 6.-An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent (H... 15930.) deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred (Public, No.

51.) and twelve, and for other purposes. 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 47. (Mileage for Delegate. See p. 184.)

Mar. 4, 1912. CHAP. 50.-An Act Relative to members of the Female Nurse (8. 4749.)

Corps serving in Alaska or at places without the limits of the [Public, No. United States.

95.] 37 Stat. L.,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representapt. 1, p. 72. tives of the United States of America in Congress assemArmy. bled, That the superintendent and members of the FeFemale Nurse Corps male Nurse Corps when serving in Alaska or at places allowed cumuiative leaves or without the limits of the United States may be allowed absence. the same privileges in regard to cumulative leaves of

absence and method of computation of same as are now allowed by law to Army officers so serving.

Mar. 11, 1912. CHAP. 57.-An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act granting (H. R. 13570.) to certain employees of the United States the right to receive from (Public, No. it compensation for injuries sustained in the course of their em

101.) ployment,” approved May thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight. 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 74.

(See p. 184.)

Apr. 9, 1912.

[S. 252.) [Public, No.

116.) 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 79.

CHAP. 73.-An Act To establish in the Department of Commerce and Labor a bureau to be known as the Children's Bureau.

(Applicable to Territories. See p. 185.)

Apr. 9, 1912. CHAP. 75.-An Act To provide for a tax upon white phosphorus (H. R. 20842.) matches, and for other purposes. (Public, No. (Applicable to Territories. See p. 186.)

118.] 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 81.

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CHAP. 97.-An Act Making appropriations for the Diplomatic Apr. 30, 1912. and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, [H. R. 19212.] nineteen hundred and thirteen.

(Public, No. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat! L.,

] tives of the United States of America in Congress as

pt. 1, p. 94. sembled, That the following sums be, and they are here- Diplomatic by, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the and consular

appropriations. Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal

year

ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

BOUNDARY LINE, ALASKA AND CANADA, AND THE UNITED

STATES AND CANADA.

Alaska and

To enable the Secretary of State to mark the bound - Boundary, ary and make the surveys incidental thereto between the Canada. Territory of Alaska and the Dominion of Canada, in conformity with the award of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal and existing treaties, including employment at the seat of government of such surveyors, computers, draftsmen, and clerks as are necessary to reduce field notes; and for the more effective demarcation and mapping, pursuant to the treaty of April eleventh, nineteen hundred and eight, between the United States and Great Britain, of the land and water boundary line between and Canada. the United States and the Dominion of Canada, as established under existing treaties, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of State, including employment at the seat of government of such surveyors, computers, draftsmen, and clerks as are necessary to reduce field notes, seventy-five thousand dollars, together with the unexpended balance of previous appropriations for these objects.

Boundary. United States

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RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN.

(Relief and protection of shipwrecked American seamen in Alaska. See p. 190.)

CHAP. 99.–An Act To supplement the Act of June twenty-sec- Apr. 30, 1912. ond, nineteen hundred and ten, entitled “An Act to provide for [H. R. 8784.] agricultural entries on coal lands."

(Public, No.

141.]

37 Stat. L., Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives pt. 1, p. 105. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this Act unreserved public lands of the United States, exclusive of Alaska, surface of coal which have been withdrawn or classified as coal lands or lands to States, are valuable for coal shall, in addition to the classes of

Public lands.

entries or filings described in the Act of Congress approved June twenty-second, nineteen hundred and ten, entitled “An Act to provide for agricultural entries on coal lands," be subject to selection by the several States within whose limits the lands are situate, under grants made by Congress, and to disposition, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, under the laws providing for the sale of isolated or disconnected tracts of public lands, but there shall be a reservation to the United States of the coal in all such lands so selected or sold and of the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same in accordance with the provisions of said Act of June twenty-second, nineteen hundred and ten, and such lands shall be subject to all the conditions and limitations of said Act.

June 19, 1912.

CHAP. 174.--An Act Limiting the hours of daily service of [H. R. 9061.) laborers and mechanics employed upon work done for the United [Public, No. States, or for any Territory, or for the District of Columbia, and 199.)

for other purposes. 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 137.

(Applicable to Territories. See p. 191.)

July_25, 1912.

CHAP. 253.-An Act Making appropriations for the construc(H. R. 21477.)

tion, repair, and preservation of certain works on rivers and har. [Public, No. bors, and for other purposes.

241.) 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 201. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums of money be, and are 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 Sec. retary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers, for the construction, completion, repair, and preservation of the public works hereinafter named:

Yukon River, Alaska.

Improving Apoon mouth of Yukon River, Alaska, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered Five hundred and fifty-six, Sixty-second Congress, second session, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars.

(For certain general provisions relative to river and harbor works. See p. 194.)

July 31, 1912. CHAP. 263.-An Act To prohibit the importation and the inter(S. 7027.]

state transportation of films or other representations of prize (Public, No. fights, and for other purposes.

246.) 37 Stat. L., (Applicable to the Territories. See p. 199.) pt. 1, p. 240.

Association

attorneys.

Restriction.

CHAP. 269.-An Act To modify and amend the mining laws in Aug. 1, 1912, their application to the Territory of Alaska, and for other pur- (H. R. 18033.] poses.

(Public, No.

250.)

37 Stat. L., Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives pt. 1, p. 242 of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no association placer-mining claim shall hereafter Alaska. be located in Alaska in excess of forty acres, and on every placer-mining placer-mining claim hereafter located in Alaska, and un-claims limited. til a patent has been issued therefor, not less than one Assessment hundred dollars' worth of labor shall be performed or im- required. provements made during each year, including the year of location, for each and every twenty acres or excess fraction thereof.

Sec. 2. That no person shall hereafter locate any Location by placer-mining claim in Alaska as attorney for another unless he is duly authorized thereto by a power of attorney in writing, duly acknowledged and recorded in any recorder's office in the judicial division where the location is made. Any person so authorized may locate placer. mining claims for not more than two individuals or one association under such power of attorney, but no such agent or attorney shall be authorized or permitted to locate more than two placer-mining claims for any one principal or association during any calendar month, and no placer-mining claim shall hereafter be located in Alaska except under the limitations of this Act.

Sec. 3. That no person shall hereafter locate, cause or procure to be located, for himself more than two placer-ited! mining claims in any calendar month: Provided, That Proviso, one or both of such locations may be included in an asso

Ownership. ciation claim.

Sec. 4. That no placer-mining claim hereafter located in Alaska shall be patented which shall contain a greater area than is fixed by law, nor which is longer than three times its greatest width.

Sec. 5. That any placer-mining claim attempted to be Effect of violocated in violation of this Act shall be null and void, and the whole area thereof may be located by any qualified locator as if no such prior attempt had been made.

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CHAP. 273.-An Act To establish a standard barrel and Aug. 3, 1912 standard grades for apples when packed in barrels, and for other [H. R. 21480.] purposes.

(Public. No.

252.] (Applicable to the Territories. See p. 201.)

37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 250.

CHAP. 284.–An Act Making appropriations for the Depart- Aug. 10, 1912. ment of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine (H. R. 18960.) teen hundred and thirteen.

[Public, No. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat. L.,

] tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 269.

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