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 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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