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vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and approaches, complete, to cost not exceeding $2,500,000, to be designed and constructed of sufficient area and capacity to occupy all of said square as a building site, and to afford, when completed, office accommodations for the entire organization at Washington of the office of the Geological Survey, office of Indian Affairs, office of the Reclamation Service, the General Land Office, and the Bureau of Mines; and such designs and estimates shall be approved by a board consisting of the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Superintendent of the Capitol Buildings and Grounds: Provided, That no part of the amount heretofore mentioned as the limit of cost is authorized to be appropriated by this act except for the preparation of designs and estimates. And so much as may be necessary of the unexpended balance of the amount heretofore authorized for the acquisition of said site shall be available for the preparation of designs and estimates: Provided further, That the foregoing authorization shall be in addition to and independent of the authorizations and appropriations for personal services for the office of the Supervising Architect otherwise made.

36 STAT. 703, p. 742, JUNE 25, 1910.

APPROPRIATIONS.

Be it enacted, etc., * *

For the general expenses of the Bureau of Mines, including the pay of the director and the necessary assistants, clerks, and other employees in the office at Washington, D.C., and in the field, and for every other expense requisite for and incident to the general work of the Bureau of Mines in Washington, D. C., and in the field, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, $54,000.

For dismantling and removing chemical laboratories, equipment, and office furniture from the office of the Geological Survey, to the office of the Bureau of Mines in Washington, D. C., and reinstalling and equipping the laboratories in the office of the Bureau of Mines with fixtures, including laboratory plumbing, sinks, hoods, coal sampling and crushing machinery, $14,700.

For rent of offices in the city of Washington, and for furnishing the same, together with such books, records, stationery and appliances as the Secretary of the Interior may provide, $10,000.

For the investigation as to the causes of mine explosions, methods of mining, especially in relation to the safety of miners, the appliances best adapted to prevent accidents, the possible improvement of conditions under which mining operations are carried on, the use of explosives and electricty, the prevention of accidents and other inquiries and technologic investigations pertinent to the mining industry, $310,000.

For the analyzing and testing of the coals, lignites, ores, and other mineral fuel substances belonging to or for the use of the United States, heretofore under the supervision of the United States Geological Survey, $100,000.

For making public reports of the work, investigations and information obtained by said Bureau of Mines, with the recommendations of such bureau, $5,000: Provided, That no part of this sum

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shall be expended for printing except at the Government Printing Office. (26 Stat. 110.)

For salaries of two mine inspectors, authorized by the act approved March 3, 1891, (26 Stat. 1094), for the protection of the lives of miners in the Territories, at $2,000 per annum each, $4,000; and said inspectors are hereby authorized to inspect coal and other mines in the District of Alaska, in which District the provisions of said act are hereby extended and made applicable; For per

diem, subject to such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, in lieu of subsistence at a rate not exceeding $3 per day each while absent from their homes on duty, except in Alaska, when such allowance shall be at the rate of $5 per day, and for actual necessary traveling expenses of said inspectors, including necessary sleeping-car fares, $4,500;

In all for the Bureau of Mines, $502,200.

A. BUREAU OF MINES-LEASES FOR MINE RESCUE WORK.

Under this appropriation the Bureau of Mines by direction of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to accept short term leases of land for the purpose of erecting temporary structures thereon for mine rescue work.

Mine Rescue Work, In re, 28 Op. Atty. Genl. 413, p. 417.

36 STAT. 1363, p. 1418, MARCH 3, 1911.

APPROPRIATIONS.

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912.

Be it enacted, etc., That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, namely:

For the general expenses of the Bureau of Mines, including the pay of the director and the necessary assistants, clerks, and other employees in the office at Washington, D. C., and in the field, and for every other expense requisite for and incident to the general work of the Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C., and in the field, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, $54,000.

For the investigation as to the causes of mine explosions, methods of mining, especially in relation to the safety of miners, the appliances best adapted to prevent accidents, the possible improvement of conditions under which mining operations are carried on, the use of explosives and electricity, the prevention of accidents and other inquires and technologic investigations pertinent to the mining industry, $310,000.

For the analyzing and testing of the coals, lignites, ores and other mineral fuel substances belonging to or for the use of the United States, $135,000.

For tests or investigations authorized by the Secretary of the Interior, other than those performed for the Government of the United States, a reasonable fee covering actual necessary expenses shall be charged, according to a schedulo submitted by the director and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, who shall prescribe the rules and regulations under which such tests or investigations shall be made and under which such fees shall be charged and collected.

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All moneys received from such fees shall be paid into the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts;

For salaries of two mine inspectors, authorized by the act approved March 3, 1891, for the protection of the lives of miners in the Territories, $5,000; and said inspectors are hereby authorized to inspect coal and other mines in the District of Alaska, to which District the provisions of said act, except so much as requires six months' residence in a Territory prior to appointment, are hereby extended and made applicable;

For per diem, subject of such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, in lieu of subsistence at a rate not exceeding $3 per day each while absent from their homes on duty, except while in Alaska, when such allowance shall be at the rate of $5 per day, and for actual necessary traveling expenses of said inspectors, including necessary sleeping-car fares, $4,500;

For technical and scientific books and publications, $2,000;
In all for the Bureau of Mines, $475,500.

37 STAT. 417, p. 458, AUGUST 24, 1912.

APPROPRIATIONS.

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913. Be it enacted, etc., That the following sums be and the same are hereby, appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913, namely:

For the general expenses of the Bureau of Mines, including the pay of the director and the necessary assistants, clerks, and other omployees in the office at Washington, D. C., and in the field, and for every other expense requisite for and incident to the general work of the Bureau of Mines in Washington, D. C., and in the field, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, $66,100;

For the investigation as to the causes of mine explosions, methods of mining, especially in relation to the safety of miners, the appliances best adapted to prevent accidents, the possible improvement of conditions under which mining operations are carried on, the use of explosives and electricity, the prevention of accidents and other inquiries and technologic investigations pertinent to the mining industry, $320,000;

For the analyzing and testing of the coals, lignites, ores, and other mineral fuel substances belonging to or for the use of the United States, including personal services in the Bureau of Mines at Washington, D. C., not in excess of the number and total compensation of those so employed during the fiscal year 1912, $135,000;

For inquiries and investigations into the mining and treatment of ores and other mineral substances, with special reference to safety and waste, $50,000: Provided, That no part thereof may be used for investigation in behalf of any private party, nor shall any part thereof be used for work authorized or required by law to be done by any other branch of the public service.

For one mine inspector for duty in Alaska, $3,000;

For per diem, subject to such rules and regulations as the Secre tary of the Interior may prescribe, in lieu of subsistence at a rate not exceeding $5 per day when absent on official business from his designated headquarters, and for actual necessary traveling expenses of said inspector, including necessary sleeping-car fares, $3,500;

For technical and scientific books and publications and books of reference, $1,500;

For the purchase or lease of the necessary land, where and under such conditions as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, for the headquarters of five mine-rescue cars and for the construction of the necessary railway sidings on the same, $4,000: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to accept any suitable land or lands that may be donated for said purpose.

In all, for the Bureau of Mines, $583,100.

37 STAT. 595, p. 609, AUGUST 26, 1912.

APPROPRIATIONS. AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiences in appropriations for the fiscal

year 1912 and for prior years. Be it enacted, etc.,

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year 1912 and for prior years, and for other purposes, namely:

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The accounting officers of the Treasury Department are authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of George W. Evans, chicf disbursing clerk, Department of the Interior, the payments made by him during the quarters ended December 31, 1911, and March 31, 1912, amounting to $254.38 and fully set forth in House Document No. 748 of this session.

For investigating mine accidents, $82.10.

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PITTSBURGH STATION. AN ACT To increase the limit of cost of certain public buildings, to authorize the

enlargement, extension, remodeling, or improvements of certain public buildings, to authorize the erection and completion of public buildings, to authorize the purchase of sites for public buildings.

Be it enacted, etc., That to enable the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to give effect to and execute the provisions of existing legislation authorizing the acquisition of land for sites or the enlargement thereof, and the erection, enlargement, extension, remodeling, or repair of public buildings in the several cities hereinafter enumerated, the limit of cost heretofore fixed by Congress therefor be, and the same is hereby, increased, respectively, as follows; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to enter into contracts for the completion of each of said buildings within its respective limit of cost, including site:

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erection and completion of fireproof laboratories and other buildings suitable and necessary for the investigations of the Bureau of Mines, on a site hereinafter provided, in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa., within the total limit of cost hereinafter fixed.

That the said laboratories and other buildings shall be constructed under the direction of and in accordance with plans and estimates to be approved by a board consisting of the Director of the Bureau of Mines, the Chief of Engineers of the Army, and the Supervising Architect of the Treasury, and shall be so constructed as to cost, complete, with the necessary railroad sidings, approaches, plumbing, lighting, heating, ventilating and hoisting apparatus, and other necessary appurtenances, not to exceed the sum of $500,000, of which amount the sum of $250,000 is hereby authorized and shall be immediately available for the preparation of plans for said laboratories and other buildings and for carrying forward construction work. And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to employ, without regard to civil-service laws, rules, or regulations, and to pay for at customary rates of compensation, out of this authorization, such technical and engineering services as may be recommended by the above board, to serve exclusively in the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department to aid in the preparation of plans and specifications for and to supervise the construction of the work herein provided for: Provided, That the foregoing authorization for the employment of technical and engineering services shall be in addition to and independent of the authorizations and appropriations for personal services for the Office of the Supervising Architect otherwise made.

That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to transfer to the city of Pittsburgh, Pa., or to the board of public education of the said city of Pittsburgh, for public use, that part of the United States arsenal grounds in the city of Pittsburgh lying between Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Streets and between Butler Street and the tract of land transferred by the Secretary of War to the custody and control of the Treasury Department for a marine-hospital site by an instrument dated June 1, 1904, under authority of the sundry civil act of March 3, 1903, the land to be transferred to the said city of Pittsburgh being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of the said tract of land transferred to the custody and control of the Treasury Department, and running thence along Fortieth Street in a northwesterly direction to the intersection of said street and Butler Street, 1,117 feet, more or less; thence along Butler Street in a southwesterly direction to the intersection of said street and Thirty-ninth Street, 523 feet, more or less; thence along Thirty-ninth Street in a southeasterly direction to southwest corner of the said tract of land transferred to the custody and control of the Treasury Department, 1,1004 feet, more or less; and thence along the westerly boundary of said tract of land in a northeasterly direction to the place of beginning, 523 feet, more or less; and containing 137 acres, more or less, on the transfer by the board of public education of the city of Pittsburgh, or by the city of Pittsburgh, to the United States, for the use of the Bureau of Mines, under the Department of the Interior, as a site for the erection of the laboratories and other buildings hereinbefore provided for, of the tract

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