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Removal of other forest products cut or removed from the forest

reserves of the United States, except the Black Hills Forest Reserve in South Dakota and the Forest Reserves in Idaho, to be exported from the State, Territory, or the District of Alaska, in which said reserves are respectively situated

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(Agricultural Experiment Stations in Alaska. See p. 225.)

Mar. 3, 1905. CHAP. 1407.--An Act Making appropriations for the diplo[H. R. 18468.) matic and consular service for the fiscal year ending June thirti[Public, No. eth, nineteen hundred and six.

140.] 33 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 915. (Relief and protection of American seamen in Alaska.

See p. 225.)

Mar. 3, 1905. CHAP. 1455.–An Act To amend section forty-four hundred [H. R. 18200.) and fourteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States. [Public, No. 188.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa33 Stat2.... tives of the United States of America in Congress assemSteamboat-bled, That section forty-four hundred and fourteen of Inspection Service.

the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is

hereby, amended to read as follows: Inspectors of “SEC. 4414. There shall be in each of the following bulls and boil. collection districts, namely, the districts of Collection dis- Alaska ;

one inspector of hulls and one inspector of boilers. Salaries. “ The inspectors of hulls and the inspectors of boilers

in the districts and ports enumerated in the preceding paragraph shall be entitled to the following salaries, to be paid under the direction of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, namely:





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and Alaska, at the rate of two thousand dollars per year for each local inspector.

Assistant inspectors.



“And, in addition, the Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Labor may appoint, in districts or ports where there are Laboremay ap two hundred and twenty-five steamers and upwards to

be inspected annually, assistant inspectors, at a salary, for the port of *

and for all other districts and ports at a salary not exceeding one thousand six hundred dollars a year each; and he may appoint a clerk to any such board at a compensation not exceeding one thou

sand two hundred dollars a year to each person so apMileage, etc. pointed. Every inspector provided for in this or the

preceding sections of this title shall be paid his actual and reasonable traveling expenses or mileage, at the rate of five cents a mile, incurred in the performance of his


duties, together with his actual and reasonable expenses for transportation of instruments, which shall be certified and sworn to under such instructions as shall be given by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

“Assistant inspectors, appointed as provided by law, Duties. shall perform such duties of actual inspection as may be assigned to them under the direction, supervision, and control of the local inspectors.

“And the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may from time to time detail said assistant inspectors of one port or district for service in any other port or district, as the needs of the Steamboat-Inspection Service may, in his discretion, require, and the actual and reasonable traveling expenses or mileage of assistant inspectors so detailed shall be paid in the same manner as provided in this section for inspectors.

SEC. 2. That this Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and five.


CHAP. 1480.-An Act Making appropriations for the service of Mar. 3, 1905. the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thir- [H. R. 17865.] tieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for other purposes.

[Public, No.


33 Stat. L., Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representa- pt. 1, p. 1082. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, iceposappropriaappropriated 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:







Unusual For unusual business at third and fourth class postoffices, fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That on the Proviso. direct order of the Postmaster-General any part of this penses. sum may be allowed for clerk hire, rent, fuel, light, and miscellaneous expenses in Alaska when by reason of unusual conditions the interest of the service demands such allowances.


Proviso. Alaska sery


Provided, That out of this appropriation the Postmaster-General ice. is authorized to provide diflicult or emergency mail service in Alaska, including the establishment and equipment of relay stations, in such manner as he may think, advisable, without advertising therefor.

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Mar. 3, 1905. CHAP. 1481.-An Act Making appropriations for the naval [H. R. 18467.) service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred

and six, and for other purposes. [Public, No.

214.) 33 Stat. L.,

(For repairs of Barracks, Marine Corps, Sitka, Alaska. pt. 1, p. 1092. See p. 71.)

Mar. 3, 1905. CHAP. 1482.-An Act Making appropriations for the construc[H. R. 18809.] tion, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and [Public, No. harbors, and for other purposes

215.) 33 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 1117. Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemRivers and bled, That the following sums of money be, and are balbions appro- 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:

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Snake River, Alaska.


There is hereby granted to the Nome Improvement Nome Im Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the pany granted State of Washington, the right to dredge Snake River, right to dredge. which enters Bering Sea at or near Nome, Alaska, for a

distance of not exceeding five thousand feet from the mouth thereof, and to extend such channel seaward not beyond a point where the water is twelve feet deep, and to construct jetties on both sides of the channel so dredged, and bulkheads at the outer end thereof, in accordance with plans to be approved by the Secretary of War, with a view to making said Snake River available for harbor purposes for vessels drawing not less than six feet of water, and providing an entrance thereto.

Upon the completion of the dredging of said Snake River and the construction of the bulkheads and jetties, so as to form a channel from the ocean into Snake River not less than fifty feet wide and six feet deep at mean low tide, the said Nome Improvement Company shall have the right, during the time it may maintain the channel aforesaid, to collect as toll on freight and passengers entering or leaving the mouth of the jetties so constructed, as follows: On all freight carried in or out, one dollar per ton; passengers, twenty-five cents each; horses and cattle, one dollar per head; hogs and sheep, twentyfive cents each: Provided, however, That these rates of toll and any wharfage rates charged or imposed by the said company may be revised, modified, or changed by

the Secretary of War whenever he becomes satisfied that and the same are unreasonable or oppressive: Provided fur

ther, That all native Indians and Esquimos shall have the right of free ingress and egress through said channel and jetties to and from Snake River with their boats, provisions, and personal effects.


Revision, etc.

Indians Eskimos.

Right of ingress, etc.

Title to tide

The said improvement company shall have the right to Reclaimed occupy and use land by it reclaimed on each side of its said jetties and channels constructed by it where such land is not at the time of approval of this act legally held or owned by any person, company, or corporation: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting the rights of any State which may be lands. hereafter organized from said Territory of Alaska to assert title to tide lands: Provided further, That the Right of posUnited States may, upon notice to said company of not United States. less than one year, take possession of and acquire full title to all such harbor or channel improvements constructed and rights in land reclaimed by said Nome Improvement Company under authority hereof, upon payment to said company of the reasonable value thereof, excluding the value of the franchise: Provided further, commence: That the work of improvement herein described shall be provements. begun within one year from the date of approval of this Act: Provided further, That if after the lapse of two Failure to years from date of approval of this Act the said im- nei depth. provement company shall, at any time during the season of navigation, permit any portion of said channel between the jetties, including that portion of the river improved by it, for three consecutive months to be of less depth than six feet at mean low tide, for a full width of fifty feet, then all rights of said company as herein determined shall cease, and the harbor improvements constructed, including bulkheads, jetties, and rights in reclaimed lands, shall become the property of the United States without recompense to the company: Provided further, That no exclusive privileges to dredge in Snake Restriction. River as an incident to mining are herein conferred; and the said improvement company shall assume all liability for damages that may arise as the result of work undertaken by it under the authority of this Act: Provided further, That this Act shall not be held to authorize the prior rights infringement or impairment of the legal rights of any person, company, or corporation : And provided further, That said harbor, when duly constructed, shall, under Free to vesuniform regulations to be adopted by said company, and wela inestress of approved by the Secretary of War, be free to such vessels as may be able to enter the same as a harbor of refuge in stress of weather.

Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal Amendment. any of the provisions of this Act in so far as it relates to this franchise.

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Sec. 9. That the Secretary of War is hereby directed to Preliminary cause preliminary examinations or surveys to be made at etc., author the localities named in this section as hereinafter provided. In all cases, unless a survey or estimate is herein expressly directed, a preliminary examination shall first




neer officers.

be made which shall embrace information concerning the commercial importance, present and prospective, of the river or harbor mentioned, and a report as to the advisability of its improvement. Whenever such preliminary examination has been made, in case such iinprovement is not deemed advisable, no surveys thereof or estimate therefor shall be made without the direction of Congress; but in case the report shall be to the effect that such river or harbor is worthy of improvement, or that a survey and estimate should be made to determine the advisability of improvement, the Secretary of War is hereby directed, at his discretion, to cause surveys to be made and the cost of improvement of such river or harbor to be

estimated and reported to Congress: Provided, That in board of engi- all cases preliminary examinations as well as surveys

shall be examined and reviewed by the board provided for in section three of the river and harbor Act of June thirteenth, nineteen hundred and two. Such examination and review shall be made by the said board of all ex

aminations or surveys provided for in this Act, whether Report. contained in section one or section ten; said board shall

also on request by resolution of the Committee on Commerce of the United States Senate, or the Committee on Rivers and Harbors of the House of Representatives, examine and review surveys provided for by Acts or resolutions prior to the river and harbor Act of June

thirteenth, nineteen hundred and two, and report thereon: Printing.

Provided further, That at any time prior to the assemblir.g of Congress in December, nineteen hundred and five, all reports of preliminary examinations and surveys that may be ready for printing shall, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be printed by the Public Printer as documents of the Fifty-ninth Congress.




Saint Michael Canal, with a view to straightening and otherwise improving the same.

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Mar. 6, 1905. CHAP. 1483.-An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil (H. R. 18969.) expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thir[Public, No. tieth, nineten hundred and six, and for other purposes.

216.) 33 Stats. L., Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representapt. 1, p. 1156.

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemSundry civilbled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, expenses appropriations. appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for

the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, namely:

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