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the arrangement of the American department of the exposition, or the performance of other duties imposed upon them by the State Depart. ment for a period of more than seventy-five days, as shown by the records on file in the State Department.
SEC. 8. That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury are hereby John L. Smith authorized, in the settlement of the accounts of John L. Smith, lato Indian agent to the Otoes, now deceased, to consider and adjust the same upon the best evidence accessible to them, allowing such credits, as may seem just and equitable, and with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Interior.
SECT. 9. That the military academy band, shall consist of one teacher Band at Military of music, who shall be leader of the band, and may be a civilian, and of Academy. forty enlisted musicians of the band
SEC. 10. That the teacher of music shall receive ninety dollars per Pay of baud. month, one ration, and the allowance of fuel of a second lieutenant of the army; and that of the enlisted musicians of the band, ten shall each be paid thirty-four dollars per-month : and the remaining thirty shall each be paid thirty dollars per month; and that the enlisted musicians of the band shall have the benefits as to pay, arising from re-enlistments and length of service, applicable to other enlisted men of the army.
SEC. 11. That John T. Ensor, Zephaniah Poteet, and the other sure. Joha T. Ensor, ties of David L. Stanton, late collector of internal revenue for the fifth Zephaniah district of Maryland, by bond to the United States dated April the via’L Stanton, re
&c., sureties of Datwenty-fourth, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, leased, &c. be, and they are hereby released from their said liability arising from any defalcation of the said David L. Stanton, as such collector, and the proper officer of the Treasury Department be and he is bereby, authorized and directed to dismiss any and all suits that may have been insti. tuted and are now pending in favor of the United States agaiust the sureties aforesaid growing out of the default of the said collector.
SEC. 12. That section thirty-three hundred and nine of the revised R.S., 3309, p. 644, statutes be so amended that the word seventy, wherever it occurs in the amended. same, sball be stricken out and the word ninety be substituted therefor.
SEC. 13. That section four of the act of Congress entitled “An act for 1874. c. 337. s. 4. the government of the Distriet of Columbia, and for other purposes " ante, p. 117, amendapproved June twentieth, eighteen hundred. and seventy-four, be and ed. the same is hereby amended so as to substitute the word “ June" for the word “ March, and so as to provide that it shall be the duty of the collector of taxes to prepare a complete list of all taxes and property List of taxes in upon which the same are assessed in arrears on the first day of June, arrears. eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and he shall within ten days thereafter publish the same with a notice of sale in the regular issue of a Advertisement of daily newspaper published in said District to be designated by the com- notice. missioners of the District twice a week for two successive weeks, giving notice that if said taxes in arrears together with the penalties and costs, that may have accrued thereon shall not be paid prior to the day pamed for sale the property will be sold, by said collector at public auction at the south front of the court house on the twenty-ninth day June, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, between the hours of ten o'clock A. M. and two o'clock P. M. of said day. Upon the day and at the place speci. fied as aforesaid said collector shall proceed to sell any and all property Sale of delinquent upon which such taxes remain uppaid, and shall continue to sell the same property. from day to day thereafter between the hours aforesaid until all the property aforesaid shall have been brought to auction. Certificates of Certificates of sale and conveyances shall be made to the purchasers at such sale in sale and conveyaccordance with the provisions of an act of the legislative assembly and approved August twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, enti. tled "An act prescribing the duties of certain officers for the District of Columbia and fixing their compensation," except tbat the deeds shall be executed by the commissioners of the District or their successors in office, instead of the governor and secretary. Said sale shall be subject to the same privileges of redemption that are prescribed by said act of Right of redempthe legislative assembly approved August twenty-third eighteen hun- tion.
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dred and seventy-one. And on the first day of each succeeding month Penalty for delin- after the passage of this act, and until said sale, there shall be added quency.
upon all such taxes remaining delinquent and unpaid a penalty of one
per centum upon the amount thereof, to be collected with such taxes. Repeals.
All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the foregoing provisions are
hereby repealed. Commissions of SECTION 14, That hereafter the commissions of all officers under the oflicers under con- direction of and control of the Secretary of the Interior shall be made
out and recorded in the Department of the Interior, and the seal of the of Interior.
said Department affixed thereto; any laws to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, That the said seal shall not be affixed to any such commission before the same shall bave been signed by the President of the
United States. And all commissions heretofore issued in conformity to 1854, c. 60, 8.3, v. the provisions of the third section of the act of thirty-first of May eight10, p. 297.
een hundred and fifty-four, and all official acts done by officers thus
commissioned are hereby declared legal and valid. Certain Indians SEC. 15. That any Indian born in the United States, who is the head entitled to benefit of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and who of homestead.
has abandoned, or may hereafter abandon, his tribal relations, shall, on making satisfactory proof of such abandonment, under rules to be pre
scribed by the Secretary of the Interior, be entitled to the benefits of 1862. c. 25. v. 12. the act entitled “An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the p. 392.
public domain," approved May twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixtytwo, and the acts amendatory thereot, except that the provisions of the eighth section of the said act shall not be held to apply to entries
made under this act: Provided, howerer, That the title to lands acquired Alienation or in- h
- by any Indian by virtue hereof shall not be subject to alienation or cumbrance of title.
incumbrance, either by voluntary couveyance or the judgment, decree, or order of any court, and shall be and remain inalienable for a period of
five years from the date of the patent issued therefor: Provided, That Interest of home- any such Indian shall be entitled to his distributive share of all annuities, steader in tribal tribal funds, lands, and other property, the same as though he had property.
maintained his tribal relations; and any transfer, alienation, or incumbrance of any interest be may hold or claim by reason of his former
tribal relations shall be void. Certain entries SEC. 16. Tbat in all cases in which Indians have heretofore entered of homesteads by nahlia lands under the
y public lands under the bomestead-law, and have proceeded in accordIndians confirmed. I
ance with the regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, or in which they may hereafter be allowed to so enter under said regulations prior to the promulgation of regulations to be established by the Secretary of the Interior under the fifteenth section of this act, and in which the conditions prescribed by law have been or may be complied with, the entries so allowed are hereby confirmed, and patents shall be issued thereon ; subject, however, to the restrictions and limitations contained in the fifteenth section of this act in regard to alienation and incumbrance.
Approved March 3, 1875.
March 3, 1875. CHAP. 132. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of
the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty-stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and for other par
poses. Indian appropri- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United ation for year end- States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and ing June 30, 1876. they are herebr. appro
they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, for the purpose of paying the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and fulfilling treaty.
stipulations with the various Indian tribes; and where the exigencies Goods and sup- of the service require it, goods and supplies for the Indian service for plies.
? the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, may be purchased and paid for out of the appropriation herein made, and transported during the current fiscal year.
For pay of two superintendents of Indian affairs for the Central and Superintendents. Northern superintendencies, four thousand dollars.
For pay of seventy agents of Indian affairs, at one thousand five hun. Agents for tribes dred dollars each, except the one at Iowa, at five hundred dollars, inDamely :
Six for the tribes in Oregon, namely, Warm Springs, Klamath, Grande Oregon. Ronde, Siletz, Umatilla, and Malheur agencies;
Five for the tribes in Washington Territory, namely, Neah Bay, Washington. Yakama, Colville, Nisqually, and S'Kokomish agencies;
Three for the tribes in California, namely, Hoopa Valley, Round Val. California. . ley, and Tule River agencies;
Two for the tribes in Nevada, namely, Pi-Ute and Walker River and Nevada. Pyramid Lake agencies;
Two for the tribes in Idaho, namely, Nez Perce and Fort Hall agen- Idabo. cies ;
Four for the tribes in Montana, namely, Flathead, Blackfoot, Crow, Montana. and Fort Peck agencies.
Twelve for the tribes in Dakota, namely, Red Cloud, Spotted-Tail, Dakota
Utah. Five for the tribes in New Mexico, namely, Pueblo, Abiquin, Navajo, New Mexico. Mescalero Apache, and Southern Apache agencies;
Two for the tribes in Colorado, namely, Los Pinos and White River Colorado. agencies;
Six for the tribes in Nebraska, namely, Great Nemaha, Omaba Win- Nebraska.
One for the tribes in Minnesota, namely, at the White Earth ?gency; Minnesota.
One for the tribes in Iowa, namely, at the Sac and Fox of lowa agency, lowa. five hundred dollars: Provider, That no salary shall be paid to the agent No salary to be unless he lives near enough to the agency to teach and care for the tribe paid to agent, unevery day; and no incidental expenses shall be allowed for this agency, less, &c. and no employees except teachers ;
For the support of a school at said agency, one thousand dollars is School at White hereby appropriated ;
Earıb. Two for the tribes in Wisconsin, namely, at the Green Bay and La Wisconsin. Pointe agencies;
One for the tribes in Michigan, namely, at the Mackinac agency; Michigan. One for the New York Indiaus, namely, at the New York agency; New York.
Seven for the tribes in Arizona, namely, Colorado River, Papago. Pima Arizona and Maricopa, Chiricahui, San Carlos, Camp Apache, and Moquis Pueblo agencies; in all, one hundred and tive thousand dollars : Provided, That it shall be the duty of the President to dispense with the services of such Services of agents Indian agents herein mentioned as may be practicable; and where it is and superintendpracticable, he shall require the same person to perform the duties of ents to be dis
pensed with when two agencies for one salary.
practicable. For pay of seven special agents, one for the Chippewas at Red Lake;
Special agents. one for the Pillagers at Leach Lake, Minnesota; one for the Mission Indians in California; one for the Assinaboines and Gros Ventres at Fort Belknap, Montana; one for the tribes in Oregon, namely, Alsea ; and two for the tribes in Washington Territory, namely, Tulalip and Quinaielt, at one thousand five hundred dollars each, ten thousand five hun. dred dollars.
Clerks at central For pay of one chief clerk, one thousand six bundred dollars; one superintendency. assistant clerk, one thousand two hundred dollars, and one copyist, six
hundred dollars, for the central superintendency, three thousand four
bundred dollars. Clerk at North- For pay of the clerk for the Northern superintendency, one thousand
end two hundred dollars. ency.
Interpreters in- For pay of seventy-eight interpreters, as follows:
Seven for the tribes in Oregon, namely, one for the Klamath agency, and one each for the Grand Ronde, Siletz, Umatilla, Warm Spring, and Malheur, and one for the Alsea special agency, at five hundred
dollars per annum each; Washington. Six interpreters for the tribes in Washington Territory, to be assigned
to such agencies as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, at five hundred dollars each per annum;
Two for the tribes in Idabo, namely, at Nez Perce and Fort Hall
agencies, at five hundred dollars per annum each; Nevada.
Three for the tribes in Nevada, namely, at Pi.Ute and Walker River
and Pyramid Lake agencies, at five hundred dollars each; Montana.
Five for the tribes in Montana, namely, Flathead, Blackfoot, Crow, and Fort Peck agencies, and Fort Belknap special agency, at four hun.
dred dollars each; Dakota.
Thirteep for the tribes in Dakota, pamely, two at Fort Berthold, and one each at Red Cloud, Spotted-Tail, Yankton, Ponca, Crow Creek, Grand River, Cheyenne River, Sisseton, Devil's Lake, Black Hills, and
White River agencies, at four hundred dollars per annum each; Wyoming. One for the tribes in Wyoming, at the Shoshone agency, at five hun.
dred dollars; Utalı,
One for the tribes in Utah, at five hundred dollars per annuin; New Mexico. Seven for the tribes in New Mexico, namely, two for the Navajo
agency, and one each for the Cimarron, Mescalero Apache, Southern Apache, Pueblo, and Abiquiu agencies, at five hundred dollars each per
Two for the tribes in Colorado, namely, Los Pinos and White River
agencies, at five hundred dollars per annum each. Nebraska.
Seven for the tribes in Nebraska, to be assigned to such agencies as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, at four hundred dollars per
annum each ; Kansas.
For the tribes in Kansas, five hundred dollars, to enable the Secretary
of the Interior to supply temporary interpreters; Indian Territory. Eight for the tribes in the Indian Territory, to be assigned as the
Secretary of the Interior may direct, at four hundred dollars per annum
each; and six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, Semi - civil ized to enable the Secretary of the Interior to supply temporary interpreters tribes.
for the semi-civilized tribes; Wisconsin. Three for the tribes in Wisconsin, namely, one for the Green Bay and
two for the La Pointe agency, at four hundred dollars each; Minnesota.
Four for the tribes in Minnesota, namely, Boise Fort, White Earth, Red Lake, and Leach Lake special agencies, at four hundred dollars
each; Michigan. Two for the tribes in Michigan, namely, Mackinac agency, at four
hundred dollars each; Arizona.
Seven for the tribes in Arizona, namely, Colorado River, Pima and Maricopa, Moquis Puebla, Cbiracahui, San Calos, Papago, and Camp
Apache agencies, at four bundred dollars each; making forty-nine interTotal for inter• preters, at four hundred dollars each ; twenty-nine interpreters, at five preters.
hundred dollars each; and eleven hundred dollars for temporary inter
preters; in all, thirty-five thousand two hundred dollars. Inspectors. For pay of three Indian inspectors, at three thousand dollars each,
nine thousand dollars: Provided, That after the commencement of the Number of in next fiscal year there shall be but three inspectors; and the provision spectors.
of law requiring that each agency shall be visited and examined by one
or more of the inspectors at least twice in each year is hereby re. 1873, c. 138, s. 6, pealed.
repealed in part. For necessary traveling-expenses of three Indian inspectors, six thou- Travel of insand dollars.
spectors. For buildings at agencies, and repairs of the same, ten thousand dol.. Ageney buildlars.
ings. For vaccine matter and vaccination of Indians, five hundred dollars. Vaccination.
For contingencies of the Indian service, including traveling, inci. Contingent exdental, current, and contingent expenses of superintendents and agents, penses. and of their offices, thirty thousand dollars.
APACHES, KIOWAS, AND COMANCHES. For eighth of thirty instalments, as provided to be expended under Vol. 15, pp. 584, the tenth article of treaty of October twenty-first, eighteen hundred 590. and sixty-seven, concluded at Medicine Lodge Creek, in Kansas, with the Kiowas and Comanches, and under the third article of treaty of the same date with the Apaches, thirty thousand dollars.
For purchase of clothing, as provided in the same treaties, twentysix thousand dollars.
For pay of carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, miller, and engineer, five thousand two hundred dollars.
For pay of physician and teacher, two thousand five hundred dol. lars.
For transportation of goods, four thousand dollars : Provided, That Who to have the foregoing stated appropriations for the Apaches, Kiowas, and Co- benefit of approprimanches shall be expended only in behalf of those Indians who go and remain upon reservations and refrain from hostilities.
ARICKAREES, GROS VENTRES, AND MANDANS. For this amount, to be expended in such goods, provisions, and other Arickarees, Gros articles as the President may, froin time to time, determine, including Ventres, and Mantransportation thereof, in instructing in agricultural and mechanical Wis pursuits, in providing employees, educating children, procuring medi. cine and medical attendance, care for and support of the aged, sick, and infirm, for the helpless orpbans of said Indians, and in any other respect to promote their civilization, comfort, and improvement, eightyfive thousand dollars : Provided, That ten thousand dollars of said amount be available immediately.
: APACHES OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO. For this amount, to subsist and properly care for the Apache Indians in Arizona and New Mexico who have been or may be collected on reservations in New Mexico and Arizona, namely, for those in Arizona, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ; and for those in New Mexico, one hundred thousand dollars, in all, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That this appropriation shall be expended only in bebalf of those Indians who go and remain upon said reservations and refrain from hostilities, and only in proporcion to the number so located on the reservation and refraining from hostilities as compared with the whole number of said tribe.
ARAPAHOES, CHEYENNES, APACHES, KIOWAS, COMAN.
CIES, AND WICHITAS. For subsistence of Arapaho, Cheyenne, Apache, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapahoes, Cheyaud Wichita Indiaus, (and transportation of the same,) who have been ennes, A p aches,
Kiowas, Comancollected upon the reservations set apart for their use and occupation,
jeir use illa occupavon, ches, Wichitas. three hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That this appropriation shall be expended only on behalf of those Indians who go and remain Who to have benupon said reservations and refrain from hostilities.