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Distribution and inspection.
Restriction of bid by Government bureau.
the name of any individual, firm, or company, or any number of any post-office box or drawer, or any street number or the name of any building to which it shall be returned if uncalled for or undelivered: Provided further, That this shall not apply to those envelopes printed Printing permitted. with a return card left blank as to name, address, box, drawer, street number, or building, and which only give the name of the town or city, with the State, district, or Territory: And provided further, That noExisting contracts this provision shall in no way interfere with or prevent the carrying out of any existing contract heretofore entered into by the Government relative to the printing and manufacture of envelopes.
For pay of agent and assistants to examine and distribute stamped and official envelopes and newspaper wrappers, and expenses of agency at Dayton, Ohio, including expenses attendant on inspection of manufacture of official envelopes at Cincinnati, Ohio, twenty-six thousand dollars.
For manufacture of postal cards, two hundred and eighty-two Postal cards. thousand dollars: Provided, That no contract for the manufacture of postal cards shall be made by the Government with any department or bureau of the Government at any higher rate than offered for the same work by any responsible contractor, nor shall the bid of such department or bureau be below the cost of such work to the Government.
For pay of agent and assistants to examine and distribute postal Distribution, etc. cards, and expenses of agency, eight thousand three hundred and sixty dollars.
For ship, steamboat, and way letters, two hundred and fifty dollars. Ship, etc., letters.
For payment of limited indemnity for the loss of pieces of first-class istendemnity lost regdomestic registered matter, fifteen thousand dollars.
For payment of limited indemnity for the loss of registered articles in the international mails, three thousand dollars.
For travel and miscellaneous expenses in the postal service, office of Travel, etc. the Third Assistant Postmaster-General, one thousand dollars. The unexpended balance of the appropriation for the fiscal year ond-class maile privi
connsel nineteen hundred and nine of ten thousand dollars for the employment lege suits. of special counsel to prosecute and defend suits affecting the secondclass mailing privilege is hereby reappropriated and made available for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eleven.
OFFICE OF THE FOURTH ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General.
For stationery, including all money-order offices, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.
For official and registry envelopes, two hundred and forty thousand official and registry dollars.
of agent and assistants to examine and distribute registry Distribution. envelopes; agent, two thousand dollars; chief clerk, one thousand two hundred dollars; one clerk, at nine hundred dollars; and one laborer, at six hundred and sixty dollars; in all, four thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars.
For blanks, blank books, printed and engraved matter, binding and Money-order blanks, carbon paper for the money-order service, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For blanks, books, and printed matter of urgent or special character, Registry blanks, etc. including the preparation, publication, and free distribution by postmasters to the public of a pamphlet containing general postal information, intaglio seals, and other miscellaneous items of immediate necessity for the registry system, six thousand five hundred dollars. Supplies for the city-delivery service, including letter boxes, letter-city delivery sup
plies. box fasteners, package boxes, posts, furniture, satchels, straps, baskets, time cards, time-card frames, time-recorder supplies, maps, transfer designs, and stencils, ninety thousand dollars.
Postmarking stamps, etc.
Facing slips, etc.
Rural delivery sup
Rural delivery carriers.
For postmarking, rating, and money-order stamps and repairs to same, metal, rubber, and combination type, dates and figures, type holders, ink and pads for canceling and stamping purposes, fifty
thousand dollars. Letter scales, etc. For letter balances, scales, test weights, repairs to same, and for
tape measures, ten thousand dollars. Wrapping paper.
For wrapping paper, fifteen thousand dollars. Twine, etc.
For wrapping twine and tying devices, two hundred thousand dollars.
For facing slips, plain and printed, including the furnishing of paper for same; and for card slide labels, blanks, and books of an
urgent nature, sixty-five thousand dollars. plies.
For the purchase, exchange, and repair of typewriting machines, envelope-opening machines, and computing machines, and for the purchase of copying presses, numbering machines, and miscellaneous articles purchased and furnished directly to the postal service, one
hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. plies.
Supplies for the rural delivery service, including collection boxes, furniture, satchels, badges, straps, map supplies, repairing satchels and furniture, repairing, erecting, and painting collection boxes in the rural delivery service, forty thousand dollars.
To defray expenses incident to the shipment of supplies, including hardware, boxing, packing, cartage, freight, and the pay of one carpenter and three laborers for assignment in connection therewith,
one hundred and ten thousand dollars. Seals, foreign serv For intaglio seals, foreign mail service, fifteen thousand dollars.
For pay of letter carriers, substitutes for carriers on annual leave, clerks in charge of substations, and tolls and ferriage, rural delivery service, thirty-eight million eight hundred and sixty thousand dollars: Provided, That not to exceed twenty thousand dollars of the amount hereby appropriated may be used for compensation of clerks in charge of substations.
For travel and miscellaneous expenses in the postal service, office
of the Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General, one thousand dollars. Advertising mail
So much of the Act making appropriations for the service of the Vol. 21, p. 374, Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ended June thirtieth,
eighteen hundred and eighty-two, and for other purposes, approved March first, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, as relates to the advertisements of mail lettings is hereby amended to read as follows:
Hereafter the Postmaster-General shall cause advertisements of all named.
general mail lettings of each State and Territory to be conspicuously posted in each post-office named in said advertisements for at least sixty days before the time of such general lettings, and no other advertisement of such lettings shall be required; but this provision shall
not apply to any other than general mail lettings. Second-class mail
That hereafter when copies of any publication of the second class, Return of undeliv- mailed by a publisher at the pound rate or free in the county of publi
cation, are undeliverable at the address thereon, the postmaster at the office of destination shall promptly notify the publisher of the fact, giving the reason therefor, and copies received five weeks after the mailing of the notice to the publisher, and in no instance until two successive issues thereof have been published, shall, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General may prescribe, be separately
returned to the publisher thereof charged with postage at the thirdConflicting laws re- class rate. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are pealed.
hereby repealed. Appropriation meet deficiencies.
That if the revenues of the Post-Office Department shall be insufficient to meet the appropriations made by this Act, a sum equal to such deficiency of the revenue of said department is hereby appropriated. to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise
Posting in each office
erable, at third-class rates.
appropriated, to supply said deficiencies in the revenues for the PostOffice Department for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven, and the sum needed may be advanced to the PostOffice Department upon requisition of the Postmaster-General.
Approved, May 12, 1910.
CHAP. 232.-An Act For the relief of earthquake sufferers in Costa Rica.
May 13, 1910. (H. R. 25646.1
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Public, No. 174.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Upited States is authorized to use and distribute among the suffering Distribution of tents, and destitute people of Costa Rica such tents, blankets, and other nec- etc., to sufferers. essary articles belonging to the stores of the military establishment, the naval establishment, and the Isthmian Canal Commission, as may be required for the purpose of succoring the people who are in peril in Costa Rica in consequence of the recent earthquake.
Approved, May 13, 1910.
Siletz Indian Reservation.
Vol. 28, p. 325.
Sale, etc., of town lots.
CHAP. 233.-An Act To authorize the sale of certain lands belonging to the May 13, 1910. Indians on the Siletz Indian Reservation, in the State of Oregon.
[Public, No. 175.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to dispose of the lands reserved Disposal os reserved under the provisions of article four of the agreement concluded with landi.com the Indians of the Siletz Reservation on October thirty first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and ratified by the Act of Congress approved August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four (Twenty-eighth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and twenty-five), at public auction, in such areas and on such terms and conditions as he may prescribe.
Sec. 2. That he is also authorized to cause the lands reserved for administrative purposes in connection with the affairs of the Siletz Indians and those reserved for educational and missionary purposes to be surveyed, platted, appraised without considering any improvements located thereon, and sold for town lots or for such other purposes as he may deem advisable: Provided, That he shall reserve from
Water-power sites. sale any water-power sites that may be located on the lands so reserved: Provided further, That the lands contained in what is commonly Tracts known as the government farm, except so much as may be needed for ment farm. offices and an Indian day school, shall be subdivided into small tracts, not exceeding five acres for each said tract: And provided further, That the forty acres of said government farm nearest the present government buildings shall be laid out as a town site and be subdivided ernment farm. into town lots, and appraised or sold to highest bidder, without considering improvements located thereon, reserving to actual business men and actual residents the rights to buy the land upon which their settlers. respective buildings stand; and whenever any sale is made under this proviso, whereby the lands in this proviso described shall be sold to a purchaser other than the owner of the building or buildings now located thereon, the said owner shall have the right to sell said building or buildings to the said purchaser or to remove the same within three months from the date of said sale.
SEC. 3. That when such lands are surveyed and platted they shall be Sales, etc. appraised and sold, except land reserved for water-power sites as provided in section two of this Act, under the provisions of the Revised Statutes covering the sale of town sites located on the public domain. The proceeds derived from the sale of any lands as herein provided Disposal of proceeds. sball first be devoted to reimbursing the United States for the expenses
Town sites on gov
Preference, etc., to
Issue of patents in fee.
incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act, and those derived from the sale of the lands reserved for administrative, educational, and missionary purposes, after making the deductions as herein provided, shall be used for the purpose of purchasing sites for day schools, erecting the necessary buildings, and equipping, supporting, and maintaining the same.
SEC. 4. That when the sales herein provided for have been made, patents shall issue from the United States to the purchasers of the tenor and legal effect of other patents for public lands disposed of under the public-land laws. And for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act there is hereby appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars, to be reimbursed as herein provided.
Sec. 5. That the lands heretofore or hereafterallotted, those retained, reserved, or otherwise disposed of are hereby made subject for a period of twenty-five years to all the laws of the United States prohibiting the introduction of intoxicants into the Indian country.
Approved, May 13, 1910.
Prohibition of intoxicants.
son County, Nebr.
Vol. 34, p. 262, amended.
tees, in drainage district.
May 13, 1910. CHAP. 234.–An Act To amend sections one, two, and three of chapter thirty-two (s. 2180.]
hundred and ninety-eight, Thirty-fourth United States Statutes at Large, with refer(Public, No. 176.] ence to the drainage of certain Indian lands in Richardson County, Nebraska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United Sac and Fox In- States of America in Congress assembled, That sections one, two, and Lands in Richard- three of chapter thirty-two hundred and ninety-eight, Thirty-fourth
United States Statutes at Large, entitled “ An Act to enable the Indians allotted lands in severalty within the boundaries of drainage district numbered one, in Richardson County, Nebraska, to protect their lands from overflow, and for the segregation of such of said Indians from their tribal relations as may be expedient, and for other purposes, approved June fourteenth, nineteen hundred and six, be amended so as
to read as follows: Payment to allot “That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized,
in his discretion, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to pay per capita to the Indians of the Sac and Fox tribe, of Missouri, allotted lands in severalty within the boundaries of drainage district numbered one, in Richardson County, Nebraska, the proportionate share of such Indians in the one hundred and fifty-seven thousand dollars paper principal' remaining to the credit of said tribe under the second article of the treaty of October twenty-first, eighteen hundred
and thirty-seven: Provided, That sufficent of the amount due said Drainage assess
Indians shall be retained and expended by the Secretary of the Interior, in paying the assessments that may be made by said drainage district
on the allotments of said Indians for the purpose of protecting the lands Amount increased, embraced in the drainage district from overtlow, not exceeding nine Appropriation for dollars and fifty cents per acre, and there is hereby appropriated the per capita,
sum of fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enable the Secretary of the Interior to make the per capita payments herein provided. If any surplus remain, it shall be credited to
the remainder of the tribe. Appropriation for
"SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to pay the assessments that may be made on the Sac and Fox tribal lands by said drainage district, not exceeding nine dollars and fifty cents per acre, and there is hereby appropriated for this purpose nine thousand five hundred dollars, to be deducted from the paper principal' of one hundred and fifty-seven thousand dollars: Provided, That the amount disbursed under the provisions of this section shall be reimbursed from the proceeds derived from the sale of said tribal lands.
Vol. 7, p. 543.
“Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, a Appropria tio na nas authorized, in his discretion, to pay the assessments on lands allotted of lowas. to the Iowa Indians that may be made by said drainage district, not exceeding nine dollars and fifty cents per acre, and there is hereby appropriated for such purpose three thousand five hundred and twenty. Amount increased. nine dollars.”
Approved, May 13, 1910.
CHAP. 235.-An Act Authorizing the connecting of a channel with Island End River, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
May 13, 1910.
(S. 7981.] [Public, No. 177.]
Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the New England Gas and Coke Company is bereby authorized to dredge and remove all Dredging channel that part of the United States Naval Hospital grounds, at Chelsea, aeross grounds of, auMassacbusetts, comprising about seven thousand tive hundred square feet, more or less, situated at the northwest extremity of said grounds, lying within the lines of the protected channel to be dredged and established by said company in continuation of the Island End River across the peninsula formed by the bend in said river at the head thereof: Provided, That the dredging of said channel be approved Approval of Secreand authorized by the Secretary of War; that the said channel oppo- tary of War. site the bospital grounds fronting thereon shall be dredged to a depth of twenty feet below mean low water, and a width of not less than one hundred and fifty feet at that depth; and that the said water front of the hospital grounds shall be stayed and protected in such manner as shall, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Navy, be sufficient for its preservation: And provided further, That the United States shall be at no expense on account of the work herein authorized; and that when said channel shall be dredged and tinished it shall be, and forever remain, a public water highway.
Approved, May 13, 1910.
Protection of water front.
No expense, etc.
CHAP. 236.–An Act To amend section sixty-three of the Act of August twenty May 13, 1910. eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four (Twenty-eighth Statutes, page five hun (H. R. 18813.) dred and sixty-seven).
(Public, No. 178.] Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section sixty-three of Internal revenue.
Vol. 28, p. 567, the Act of August twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four amended. (Twenty-eighth Statutes, page five hundred and sixty-seven), be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 63. That storekeepers, storekeeper.gaugers, and gaugers, keepers, etc. modiwhen traveling to or from assignments, or when transferred from one fied! assignment to another, either in the same district or in different districts, shall receive the same compensation per day during the time necessarily occupied in traveling that they would be entitled to if on duty at the place to which assigned or transferred, or from which relieved, together with actual and necessary traveling expenses."
Approved, May 13, 1910.
CHAP. 240.-An Act To establish in the Department of the Interior a Bureau of
May 16, 1910
(H. R. 13915.) (Public, No. 179.]
Bureau of Mines.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby established in the Department of the Interior a bureau, to be called the terior Department. Bureau of Mines, and a director of said bureau, who shall be thoroughly pointed. equipped for the duties of said office by technical education and experi
Director to be ap.