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determined by the Secretary of the Interior, to be paid out of the sums heretofore or hereby appropriated: Provided, That before any further contracts are let for the construction of said building general plans for the entire contruction thereof shall be prepared by or under the direction of the Chief of Engineers of the Army, which plans shall be subject to the inspection and approval of the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That the total cost of said building shall not exceed four million dollars exclusive of appropriations heretofore made.

FIRE-PROOF BUILDING FOR THE PENSION OFFICE: For slate base around galleries and corridors, three thousand dollars.

For the construction of sky-lights with adjustable sash, similar to the one now in use at the western front of the building, three thousand dollars.

For one elevator in the Pension Building, four thousand dollars.

For the purchase and putting in position of two boiler-iron watertanks, with necessary pipe connections from pumps, three thousand dollars.

For the improvement of the sewerage of building, five hundred dollars.

That the Postmaster-General be, and is hereby, granted authority to remove the Washington City post-office to the center of the court of the Pension Building in said city, and use such portion of said court as is hereafter specified for the principal post-office of said city, until further action by Congress: Provided, That only a space of two hundred and ninety feet in length by ninety feet in width of said court shall be so occupied, and in such space there shall be set apart and arranged to the satisfaction to the Architect of the Capitol a compartment, or compartments, for the accommodation of the post-offices of the Senate and House of Representatives; and to defray the expense of such removal and for fitting up and furnishing the said post-office there is hereby appropriated five thousand five hundred

dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary: Provided further, That so much of the act approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as requires the removal of the General Land Office and the Bureau of Education to said Pension Building be, and the same is hereby repealed.

EXPENSES OF THE COLLECTION OF REVENUE FROM SALES OF PUBLIC

LANDS.

SALARIES AND COMMISSIONS OF REGISTERS AND RECEIVERS: For salaries and commissions of registers of land offices and receivers of public moneys at district land offices, at not exceeding three thousand dollars each, five hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars.

CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF LAND OFFICES: For clerk hire, rent, and other incidental expenses of the several land offices, one hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars.

EXPENSES OF DEPOSITING PUBLIC MONEYS: For expenses of depositing money received from the disposal of public lands, ten thousand dollars.

DEPREDATIONS ON PUBLIC TIMBER: To meet the expenses of protecting timber on the public lands, seventy-five thousand dollars.

PROTECTING PUBLIC LANDS: For the protection of public lands from illegal and fraudulent entry or appropriation, one hundred thousand dollars.

EXPENSES OF HEARINGS IN LAND ENTRIES: For expenses of hearings held by order of the General Land Office, to determine whether alleged fraudulent entries are of that character or have been made in compliance with law, thirty thousand dollars.

SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR SWAMP-LAND AND SWAMP-LAND INDEMNITY: For salaries and expenses of agents employed in adjusting claims for swamp-lands, and for indemnity for swamp-lands, twenty-thousand dollars: Provided, That agents and others employed under this and the appropriations for “Depredations on public timber” and “ Protecting public lands," while traveling on duty, shall be allowed per diem, in lieu of subsistence, at a rate not exceeding three dollars per day, and for actual necessary expenses for transportation.

REPRODUCING PLATS OF SURVEYS: To enable the Commissioner of the General Land Office to continue to reproduce worn and defaced official plats of surveys on file, and other plats constituting a part of the records of said office, and also to furnish local land offices with the same, two thousand five hundred dollars.

TRANSCRIPTS OF RECORDS AND PLATS: For furnishing transcripts of records and plats, and paying therefor, twelve thousand five hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

SURVEYING THE PUBLIC LANDS.

For surveys and resurveys of public lands one hundred thousand dollars, at rates not exceeding nine dollars per lineal mile for standard and meander lines, seven dollars for township, and five dollars for section lines, except that as to mountainous lands or lands covered with dense timber or under brush, the rate shall not exceed thirteen dollars per mile for standard and meander lines, eleven dollars for township and seven dollars for section lines, when the survey is made upon the order of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That in expending this appropriation preference shall be given in favor of surveying townships occupied, in whole or in part, by actual settlers; and the surveys shall be confined to lands adapted to agriculture and lines of reservations. And of the sum hereby appropriated not exceeding twenty thousand dollars may be expended for the examination of surveys in the field, to test the accuracy of the work, including in this, and if found necessary by the Secretary of the Interior, the resurvey of township thirty south of range four west of Willamette meridian, in the State of Oregon, and to prevent payment for fraudulent and imperfect surveys returned by deputy surveyors; and for inspecting mineral deposits, coal-fields, and timber districts, and for making 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 Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized to transfer to the Secretary of state of the States of Nebraska and Iowa, or to such officers as may be entitled to receive them, the field-notes, maps, records, and other papers appertaining to land surveys in said States which are now stored in the district land-office at Lincoln, Nebraska; and the office of surveyor-general for the district of Nebraska and Iowa is hereby abolished: Provided, That the aforesaid field-notes, maps, records, and other papers pertaining to the State of Nebraska shall not be delivered to the proper authorities until said State shall have provided by law for the safe keeping of the same as public records, and for the allowance of free access to fieldnotes, maps, records, and other papers by the authorities of the United States, as provided by section twenty-two hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Statutes of the United States, the State of Iowa having heretofore enacted the requisite legislation.

For survey of confirmed private land claims in New Mexico, at rates prescribed by law, three thousand dollars.

For care and preservation of abandoned military reservations transferred to the control of the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of an act of Congress approved July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, two thousand dollars.

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

FOR SALARIES OF THE SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANTS OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY: For five geologists, at four thousand dollars each;

For two geologists, at three thousand dollars each;
For one geologist, two thousand seven hundred dollars;
For two geologists, at two thousand four hundred dollars each;
For two geologists, at two thousand dollars each;
For one paleontologist, four thousand dollars;
For one paleontologist, two thousand dollars;
For one chemist, three thousand dollars;
For one chemist, two thousand dollars;
For one chief geographer, two thousand seven hundred dollars;
For three geographers, at two thousand five hundred dollars each;
For one general assistant, three thousand dollars;

For three topographers, at two thousand dollars each; in all, sixtyseven thousand seven hundred dollars.

FOR GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY: For the Geological Survey, and the classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and the products of the national domain, and to continue the preparation of a geological map of the United States, including the pay of temporary employees in the field and oflice, and all other necessary expenses, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, namely: For pay of skilled laborers and various temporary employees, fifteen thousand dollars;

For topographic surveys in various portions of the United States, including the pay of temporary employees in field and in office, the cost of all instruments, apparatus, and materials, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, one hundred and ninety-nine thousand dollars;

For geological surveys in the various portions of the United States, including the pay of temporary employees in field and office, the cost of all instrun.ents, apparatus, and materials, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, one hundred thousand dollars.

For paleontologic researches relating to the geology of the United States, including the pay of temporary employees in field and in office, the cost of all materials and instruments, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, forty thousand dollars;

For chemical and physical researches relating to the geology of the United States, including the pay of temporary employees in field and in office, the maintenance of the laboratory, the cost of instruments, apparatus, and materials, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, seventeen thousand dollars;

For the preparation of the illustrations of the Geological Survey, including the pay of temporary employees, the cost of apparatus, instruments, and materials, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, sixteen thousand dollars;

For the purpose of investigating the extent to which the arid region of the United States can be redeemed by irrigation, and the segregation of the irrigable lands in such arid region, and for the selection of sites for reservoirs and other hydraulic works necessary for the storage and utilization of water for irrigation and the prevention of floods and overflows, and to make the necessary maps, including the pay of employees in field and in office, the cost of all instruments, apparatus, and materials, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, the work to be performed by the Geological Survey, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary. And the Director of the Geological Survey under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior shall make a report to Congress on the first Monday in December of each year, showing in detail how the said money has been expended, the amount used for actual survey and engineer work in the field in locating sites for reservoires and an itemized account of the expenditures under this appropriation. And all the lands which may hereafter be designated or selected by such United States surveys for sites for reservoirs, ditches or canals for irrigation purposes and all the lands made susceptible of irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches or canals are from this time henceforth hereby reserved from sale as the property of the United States, and shall not be subject after the passage of this act, to entry, settlement or occupation until further provided by law:

Provided, That the President may at any time in his discretion by proclamation open any portion or all of the lands reserved by this provision to settlement under the homestead laws.

For the preparation of the report on the mineral resources of the United States, including the pay of temporary employees, and all necessary expenses connected therewith, ten thousand dollars.

For the purchase of necessary books for the library, and the payment for the transmission of public documents through the Smithsonian exchange, five thousand dollars; in all, five hundred and two thousand dollars.

PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: For providing a system of reservoirs, pumps, and piping, and for other purposes necessary to the collection and economical distribution of the hot water, thirty-one thousand dollars.

For improvement of free bath-house and bathing-pools, five thousand dollars.

MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS.

GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE.

For current expenses of the Government Hospital for the Insane: For support, clothing, and treatment in the Government Hospital for the Insane of the insane from the Army and Navy, Marine Corps, and Revenue-Cutter Service, persons charged with or. convicted of crimes against the United States, inmates of the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and of all persons who have become insane since their entry into the military or naval service of the United States, and who are indigent, two hundred and one thousand three hundred and fifteen dollars; and not exceeding one thousand

five hundred dollars of this sum may be expended in defraying the expenses of the removal of patients to their friends.

For the buildings and grounds of the Government Hospital for the Insane, as follows:

For general repairs and improvements, twelve thousand dollars. For special improvements, as follows:

For the construction and completion of an infirmary building for the sick, including all heating and ventilating apparatus for the same, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For water-tank and connections, stand-pipe, and fire-escape, four thousand five hundred dollars.

For cementing and finishing the basement of dining-hall, for the recreation of inmates, one thousand two hundred dollars.

COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DIAF AND DUMB.

CURRENT EXPENSES OF THE COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB: For support of the institution, including salaries and incidental expenses, and for books and illustrative apparatus, and for general repairs, and improvements, fifty-two thousand five hundred dollars : Provided, That no more than twenty-five thousand dollars of said sum shall be expended for salaries and wages.

To enable the Secretary of the Interior to provide for the education of feeble-minded children belonging to the District of Columbia, as provided for in the act approved June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, two thousand five hundred dollars.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY.

For maintenance of the Howard University, to be used in payment of part of the salaries of the officers, professors and teachers, and other regular employees of the university, the balance of which will be paid from donations and other sources, eighteen thousand five hundred dollars.

For tools, materials, and wages of instructors for industrial department, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For repairs of buildings, three thousand dollars.

For the erection of fire escapes and stand pipes, four hundred dollars.

EDUCATION IN ALASKA.

For the industrial and primary education of the children of school age in the Territory of Alaska, without reference to race, forty thousand dollars.

FREEDMEN'S HOSPITAL AND ASYLUM.

For the Freedmen's Hospital and Asylum, Washington, District of Columbia, as follows:

For subsistence, twenty-two thousand dollars;

For salaries and compensation of the surgeon-in-chief, not to exceed three thousand dollars, two assistant surgeons, clerk, engineer, matron, nurses, laundresses, cooks, teamsters, watchmen, and laborers, fourteen thousand dollars;

For rent of hospital buildings and grounds, four thousand dollars; For fuel and light, clothing, bedding, forage, transportation, medi

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