INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1917.
Chap. 2  | Chap. 27 | Chap. 79

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Chapter 79
October 6, 1917. | [H. R. 5949.] 40 Stat, 345.

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and prior fiscal years, on account of war expenses, and for other purposes.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 79 Deficiencies appropriations (or war expenses, etc.)
Ante, 106.
Chap. 79 Judgments, Indian depreciation claims.
Chap. 79 Payment.
Chap. 79 Deductions.
26 Stat., 853, vol. 1, 69.
Chap. 79 Reimbursement.
Chap. 79 Proviso. Appeals.
Chap. 79 Right to appeal.
Sec. 2 Audited claims.
Sec. 2 Claims certified by accounting officers.
Sec. 2 18 Stat., 110.
Sec. 2 23 Stat., 254.
Sec. 2 Claims allowed by Auditor for Interior Department.
Sec. 2 Claims allowed by Auditor for Interior Department.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United mn1 States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and prior fiscal years, on account of war expenses, and for other purposes, namely:

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JUDGMENTS IN INDIAN DEPREDATION CLAIMS.

For payment of judgments rendered by the Court of Claims in Indian depredation cases, certified to Congress in House Document Numbered Two hundred and ninety-nine at its present session, $13,511; said judgments to be paid after the deductions required to be made under the provisions of section six of the Act approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled "An act to provide for the adjustment and payment of claims arising from Indian depredations," shall have been ascertained and duly certified by the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of the Treasury, which certification shall be made as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act, and such deductions shall be made according to the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, having due regard to the educational and other necessary requirements of the tribe or tribes affected; and the amounts paid shall be reimbursed to the United States at such times and in such proportions as the Secretary of the Interior may decide to be for the interests of the Indian Service: Provided, That no one of said judgments provided in this paragraph shall be paid until the Attorney General shall have certified to the Secretary of the Treasury that there exists no grounds sufficient, in his opinion, to support a motion for a new trial or an appeal of said cause.

None of the judgments contained in this Act shall be paid until the right of appeal shall have expired.

AUDITED CLAIMS.

SEC. 2.

That for the payment of the following claims, certified to be due by the several accounting officers of the Treasury Department under appropriations the balances of which have been exhausted or carried to the surplus fund under the provisions of section five of the Act of June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and under appropriations heretofore treated as permanent, being for the service of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen and other years, unless otherwise stated, and which have been certified to Congress under section two of the Act of July seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, as fully set forth in House Document Numbered Two hundred and ninety-four, reported to Congress at its present session, there is appropriated as follows:

CLAIMS ALLOWED BY THE AUDITOR FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.

For relieving distress and prevention, and so forth, of diseases among Indians, $100.
For Indian schools, support, $170.24.
For Indian school and agency buildings, $908.
For purchase and transportation of Indian supplies, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $4,469.44.
For purchase and transportation of Indian supplies, $187.30.
For funeral expenses, Indian Service, $3.18.
For determining heirs of deceased Indian allottees, $182.30. For Indian school, Lawrence, Kansas, $39.60.
For bridge across San Juan River at Shiprock, Navajo Reservation, New Mexico (reimbursable) $880.
For Indian school, Fort Totten, North Dakota, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $943.86.
For Indian school, Wahpeton, North Dakota, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $66.95.

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For support of Indians, Klamath Agency, Oregon, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $7.84.
For Indian school, Salem, Oregon, repairs and improvements, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $37.25.
For Indian school, Rapid City, South Dakota, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 89 cents.

CLAIMS ALLOWED BY THE AUDITOR FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.

For purchase and transportation of Indian supplies, nineteen hundred and sixteen, $1,043.40.
For purchase and transportation of Indian supplies, $ 158.80.
For support of Sioux of different tribes, subsistence and civilization, South Dakota, $20.09.

Approved, October 16, 1917.


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