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IRRIGATION OF INDIAN LANDS
(Extract from) An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of
the Indian Department, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909. (Act April 30, 1908, ch. 153, 35 Stat. 70)
[Authority to arrange for reclamation of Indian lands
No lien or charge created against reserved lands—Limit of cost. ]—That in carrying out any irrigation project which may be undertaken under the provisions of the act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two (Thirty-second Statutes, page three hundred and eighty-eight), known as the reclamation act, and which may make possible, and provide for, in connection with the reclamation of other lands the irrigation of all or any part of the irrigable lands heretofore included in allotments made to Indians under the fourth section of the general allotment act, the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized to make such arrangement and agreement in reference thereto as said Secretary deems for the best interest of the Indians: Provided, That no lien or charge for construction, operation, or maintenance shall thereby be created against any such reserved lands: And provided further, That to meet the necessary cost of carrying out this legislation the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to expend, out of the sum appropriated in this act for irrigation, an amount not exceeding $13,000. (35 Stat. 85.)
BOOKS AND PERIODICALS FOR THE RECLAMATION SERVICE
(BUREAU OF RECLAMATION)-ASSIGNMENT OF PAY BY FIELD EMPLOYEES
[Extract from! An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes. (Act May 27, 1908, ch. 200, 35 Stat. 317)
[Authority to purchase books, etc.]-The Secretary of the Interior may authorize the purchase of such law books, books of reference, periodicals, engineering and statistical publications as are needed in carrying out the surveys and examinations authorized by the act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, entitled "An act appropriating the receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands in certain States and Territories for the construction of irrigation works for the reclamation of arid lands." (35 Stat. 350.)
Textual note.—This provision is codified as section 379, title 43, United States Code, the words "act of June seventeenth, etc.” being omitted, and the words “reclamation law" substituted.
Cross reference.-See act of March 3, 1925, ch. 462 (43 Stat. 1141), and notes thereunder,
[Secretary may permit field employees to assign pay.]—The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to permit the employees of the Reclamation Service, while employed in the field, to make assignments of their pay under such regulations as he may prescribe. (35 Stat. 350.) Textual note.—This provision is codified as section 382, title 43, United States Code.
COMPENSATION OF COMMISSIONS, BOARDS, ETC.
[Extract from] An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government
for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ten, and for other purposes. (Act March 4, 1909, ch, 299, 35 Stat. 945.)
Sec. 9. [Commissions, etc., compensation of, unless created by law, forbidden. ]-That hereafter no part of the public moneys, or of any appropriation heretofore or hereafter made by Congress, shall be used for the payment of compensation or expenses of any commission, council, board, or other similar body, or any members thereof, or for expenses in connection with any work or the results of any work or action of any commission, council, board, or other similar body, unless the creation of the same shall be or shall have been authorized by law; nor shall there be employed by detail, hereafter or heretofore made, or otherwise personal services from any executive department or other Government establishment in connection with any such commission, council, board, or other similar body. (35 Stat. 1027.)
Textual note.-The above provision is codified as section 673, title 31, United States Code, with the omission of the first two words, pamely, “That hereafter," and with the omission of the words "heretofore or hereafter" in the second line.
UINTAH INDIAN LANDS FOR STRAWBERRY VALLEY PROJECT
(Extract from) An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1911. (Act April 4, 1910, ch. 140, 36 Stat. 269)
[Payment to Uintah Indians from reclamation fund for lands withdrawn for Strawberry Valley project-Installments—Reimbursement. ] That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to pay from the reclamation fund for the benefit of the Uintah Indians the sum of $1.25 per acre for the lands in the former Uintah Indian Reservation, in the State of Utah, which were set apart by the President for reservoir and other purposes under the provisions of the act approved March third, nineteen hundred and five, chapter fourteen hundred and seventy-nine, and which were by the Secretary of the Interior withdrawn for irrigation works under the provisions of the reclamation act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, in connection with the reservoir for the Strawberry Valley project. Such payment shall be made in five annual installments, and the moneys paid shall be subject to the same disposition as the proceeds of the sales of lands in the former Indian reservation. All such payments shall be included in the cost of construction of said Strawberry Valley project to be reimbursed by the owners of lands irrigated therefrom, all receipts from said lands, as rentals or otherwise, being credited to the said owners. All right, title, and interest of the Indians in the said lands are hereby extinguished, and the title, management, and control thereof shall pass to the owners of the lands irrigated from said project whenever the management and operation of the irrigation works shall so pass under the terms of the reclamation act. (36 Stat. 285.)
See 14 Comp. Dec. 49.
RIGHTS OF BUREAU OF RECLAMATION IN NATIONAL PARKS (Extract from] An act to establish "The Glacier National Park" in the Rocky Mountains south of the international boundary line in the State of Montana, and for other purposes. (Act of May 11, 1910; 36 Stat. 354 ; U. S. C., title 16, sec. 161)
[Glacier National Park; establishment; trespassers claims and rights under land laws not affected; rights-of-way for railways; reclamation projects; indemnity selection of lands.]—The tract of land in the State of Montana particularly described by metes and bounds as follows, to wit: Commencing at a point on the international boundary between the United States and the Dominion of Canada at the middle of the Flathead River; thence following southerly along and with the middle of the Flathead River to its confluence with the Middle Fork of the Flathead River; thence following the north bank of said Middle Fork of the Flathead River to where it is crossed by the north boundary of the right-of-way of the Great Northern Railroad; thence following the said right-of-way to where it intersects the west boundary of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation; thence northerly along said west boundary to its intersection with the international boundary; thence along said international boundary to the place of beginning, is reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or disposal under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States under the name of "The Glacier National Park." All persons who shall locate or settle upon or occupy the same, or any part thereof, except as hereinafter provided, shall be considered trespassers and removed therefrom. Nothing herein contained shall affect any valid claim, location, or entry existing under the land laws of the United States, or the rights of any such claimant, locator, or entryman to the full use and enjoyment of his land. Rights-of-way through the valleys of the North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River for steam or electric railways may be acquired within said Glacier National Park under filings or proceedings heretofore or hereafter made or instituted under the laws applicable to the acquisition of such rights over or upon the unappropriated public domain of the United States, and the United States Reclamation Service may enter upon and utilize for flowage or other purposes any area within said park which may be necessary for the development and maintenance of a Government reclamation project. No lands within the limits of Glacier National Park belonging to or claimed by any railroad or other corporation now having or claiming the right of indemnity selection by virtue of any law or contract whatsoever shall be used as a basis for indemnity selection in any State or Territory whatsoever for any loss sustained hy reason of the creation of Glacier National Park.