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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
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Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress,   pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)


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INDIAN    LEGISLATION       OF FIFTY-EIGHTH       CONGRESS.         471 
and ninety-nine), which was then deposited in the Treasury of the United
States; and for 
the further purpose of ascertaining the amount, if any, due the Ottawa and
Chippewa 
Indians, under a conversion made on March ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five,
as set 
forth in the report of the honorable Secretary of the Interior on Senate
bill numbered sixty- 
seven hundred and sixty-six, Fifty-seventh Congress, second session, bearing
date January 
seventeenth, nineteen hundred and three, and the report of the Commissioner
of Indian 
Affairs, bearing date January fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three, thereunto
attached. 
That said petition shall name the United States as defendant, and may be
verified by attor- 
ney. That the Court of Claims is hereby granted jurisdiction in law and in
equity to render 
judgment upon said petition, and to pass upon and find, as a matter of law,
whether or not 
the conversion of said funds was authorized under the third article of the
treaty of eighteen 
hundred and fifty-five above referred to. That the Court of Claims shall
advance said cause 
upon the docket, and, if judgment be rendered for the petitioner, shall award
a proper 
attorney fee for the attorneys of record, to be paid on separate warrants
from the amount 
recovered. 
Approved, March 3, 1905. 
CHAP. 1484. An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations
for the fiscal 
year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for prior years,
and for other purposes. 
[Vol. 33, p. 1214.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in 
Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby,
appropriated, out 
of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies
in the 
appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and five, and for prior
years, and for 
other objects hereinafter stated, namely: 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY. 
INDIAN OFFICE: For the following for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,
nineteen 
hundred and six, namely: Three copyists, at one thousand dollars each, and
for two copy- 
ists, at nine hundred dollars each, paid from the tribal funds of the Choctaw
and Chickasaw 
nations, Act of April twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four; in all, four
thousand eight 
hundred dollars. [Vol. 33, p. 1233.] 
JUDGMENTS IN INDIAN DEPREDATION CLAIMS. 
For payment of judgments rendered by the Court of Claims in Indian depredation
cases, 
certified to Congress at its present session in House Document Numbered Forty-three
and 
Senate Document Numbered One hundred and eighty, two hundred and forty-one
thousand 
nine hundred and five dollars; 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 educa- 
tional 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: Pro- 
vided, 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. [Vol. 33, p. 1250.] 
JUDGMENTS, UNITED STATES COURTS. 
CLAIMS ALLOWED BY THE AUDITOR FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. 
For payment to estate of Reubin James, deceased, a Chickasaw Indian, for
stock stolen 
from him in eighteen hundred and sixty-six by Comanche Indians, one thousand
two hun- 
dred and thirty dollars. [Vol. 33, p. 1254.] 
For payment to estate of James She-wah-ha, deceased, a Chickasaw Indian,
for stock 
stolen from him in eighteen hundred and sixty-six by Comanche Indians, seven
hundred 
and fifty dollars. 
For payment to estate of Jinney Casey, deceased, a Chickasaw Indian, for
stock stolen 
from her in eighteen hundred and sixty-six by Comanche Indians, two hundred
and fifty 
dollars. [Vol. 33, p. 1257.] 
Approved, March 3, 1905. 


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