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section twelve, in township thirty-four north, range twenty-seven; and sections one and twelve, and the east half of sections two and eleven, in township thirty-three north, range twenty-seven, all west of the sixth principal meridian, Nebraska, embracing approximately twenty-two and seven-eighths square miles, as shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be, and the same are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any birds of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds, within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This reserve to be known as Niobrara Reservation.

WM. H. Tart.

EXECUTIVE ORDER JANUARY 13, 1912. [No. 1464.)
Clear Lake Reservation for birds, created.

It is hereby ordered that the Clear Lake Reservation, California, created by Executive Order dated April 11, 1911, for the protection of native birds, be, and the same is hereby, reduced in area by the elimination therefrom. of all land lying within Section eight, township forty-seven north, range eight east, Mount Diablo Meridian, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.

WM. H. TAFT.

EXECUTIVE ORDER FEBRUARY 21, 1912. [No. 1487.]
Green Bay Reservation for birds, created.

It is hereby ordered that the islet locally known as Hog Island, lying about one half mile east of Washington Island, at the entrance to Green Bay, and situated within the boundaries of Township thirtythree North, Range thirty East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Wisconsin, as located within the area segregated by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any birds of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This reserve to be known as the Green Bay Reservation.

WM. H. TAFT.

ACT MAY 23, 1908, c. 192. (35 Stat. 251.)
Montana National Bison Range; reservation of lands; fencing and buildings.

NATIONAL BISON RANGE: The President is hereby directed to reserve and except from the unallotted lands now embraced within the Flathead Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, not to exceed twelve thousand eight hundred acres of said lands, near the confluence of the Pend d'Oreille and Jocko rivers, for a permanent national bison range for the herd of bison to be presented by the American Bison Society. And there is hereby appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay the confederated tribes of the Flathead, Kootenai, and Upper Pend d'Oreille, and such other Indians and persons holding tribal relations or may rightfully belong on said Flathead Indian Reservation, the appraised value of said lands as shall be fixed and determined under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved April twenty-third, nineteen hundred and four, entitled "An Act for the survey and allotment of lands now embraced within the limits of the Flathead Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, and the sale and disposal of all surplus lands after allotment.” And the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized and directed to inclose said lands with a good and substantial fence and to erect thereon the necessary sheds and buildings for the proper care and maintenance of the said bison; and there is hereby appropriated therefor the sum of ten thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary; in all, forty thousand dollars.

Act May 23, 1908, c. 192, 35 Stat. 267.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1909, cited above.

Provisions for the enlargement of the Montana National Bison Range, contained in the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1910, are set forth below.

Appropriations for the maintenance of the Montana National Bison Range are made in the agricultural appropriation acts for the fiscal years 1910 and thereafter. The provision of the act for the fiscal year 1913 is set forth on p. 227, post.

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ACT MARCH 4, 1909, c. 301. (35 Stat. 1039.)
Montana National Bison Range; enlargement.

so much of the forty thousand dollars heretofore appropriated for the Montana National Bison Range as remains unexpended is hereby reappropriated, the same to be immediately available, to be expended in fencing said lands, the erection thereon of the necessary sheds and buildings, and enlarging the limits heretofore established so as to make the total acreage not to exceed twenty thousand acres, and the President is hereby directed to reserve and except from the unallotted lands now embraced within the Flathead Indian Reservation, in the State of Montana, a sufficient area to enlarge said range as herein provided;

Act March 4, 1909, c. 301, 35 Stat. 1051.

This is a provision accompanying an appropriation for the maintenance of the Montana National Bison Range, in the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1910, cited above.

The reservation and purchase of lands for a National Bison Range is provided for, and an appropriation of forty thousand dollars is made therefor, by provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1909, act May 23, 1908, c. 192, set forth above. 71657–13--15

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ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.)
Wind Cave National Game Preserve; acquisition of lands.

For the establishment of a national game preserve, to be known as the Wind Cave National Game Preserve, upon the land embraced within the boundaries of the Wind Cave National Park, in the State of South Dakota, for a permanent national range for a herd of buffalo

R to be presented to the United States by the American Bison Society, and for such other native American game animals as may be placed therein. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to acquire by purchase or condemnation such adjacent lands as may be necessary for the purpose of assuring an adequate, permanent water supply, and to enclose the said game preserve with a good and substantial fence and to erect thereon all necessary sheds and buildings for the proper care and maintenance of the said animals, twenty-six thousand dollars, to be available until expended;

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 293.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal

year 1913, cited above. Winter game (elk) reserve in Wyoming; purchase of lands; buildings and in

closures. For the establishment of a winter game (elk) reserve in the State of Wyoming, which shall be located in that section of Wyoming lying south of the Yellowstone Park, and shall include not less than two thousand acres in township forty-one north, ranges one hundred and fifteen and one hundred and sixteen west, forty-five thousand dollars, to be available until expended, and the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to purchase said lands with improvements, to erect necessary buildings and inclosures, and to incur other expenses necessary for the maintenance of the reserve;

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 293.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal

year 1913, cited above. ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.)

SALARIES, BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY: One biologist, who shall be chief of bureau, three thousand five hundred dollars; one chief clerk, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one clerk, class four; one clerk, class three; two clerks, class two, three clerks, class one; three clerks, at one thousand dollars each; two clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; one messenger, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one photographer, one thousand three hundred dollars; one game warden, one thousand two hundred dollars; one draftsman, nine hundred dollars; one messenger, messenger boy, or laborer, four hundred and eighty dollars; one laborer, six hundred dollars; in all, twenty-five thousand one hundred dollars.

GENERAL EXPENSES, BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY: For salaries and employment of labor in the city of Washington and elsewhere, furniture, supplies, traveling and all other expenses necessary in conducting investigations and carrying out the work of the bureau, as follows:

For the enforcement of sections two hundred and forty-one, two hundred and forty-two, two hundred and forty-three, and two hundred and forty-four of the Act approved March fourth, nineteen

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hundred and nine, entitled "An Act to codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States," and for the enforcement of section one of the Act approved May twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred, entitled "An Act to enlarge the powers of the Department of Agriculture, prohibit the transportation by interstate commerce of game killed in violation of local laws, and for other purposes," twelve thousand dollars;

For the maintenance of the Montana National Bison Range and other reservations for mammals and birds, and for the enforcement of section eighty-four of the Act approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An Act to codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States," seventeen thousand dollars, of which sum two thousand five hundred dollars shall be used for the purchase, capture, and transportation of game for national reservations;

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fencing and buildings, is set forth above. For investigating the food habits of North American birds and mammals in relation to agriculture, horticulture, and forestry, including experiments and demonstrations in destroying noxious animals, and for investigations and experiments in connection with rearing of fur-bearing animals, including mink and marten, fortythree thousand dollars, of which sum three thousand dollars shall be used for the destruction of ground squirrels on the national forests in California:

For biological investigations, including the relations, habits, geographic distribution, and migrations of animals and plants, and the preparation of maps of the life and crop zones, ten thousand dollars;

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tion of buildings and inclosures, is set forth above.. For general administrative expenses connected with the abovementioned lines of work, including cooperation with other Federal bureaus, departments, boards, and commissions, on request from them, thirteen thousand three hundred dollars;

In all, for general expenses, one hundred and sixty-six thousand three hundred dollars.

Total for Bureau of Biological Survey, one hundred and ninetyone thousand four hundred dollars.

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 292.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above.

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS AND DISBURSEMENTS.

ACT MARCH 4, 1909, 0. 301. (35 Stat. 1039.)
Chief of division.

One chief of division and disbursing clerk, who shall be administrative officer of the fiscal affairs of the department,

Act March 4, 1909, c. 301, 35 Stat. 1052.

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This is a provision of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1910, cited above. Provisions in the same words are contained in the similar acts for the subsequent fiscal years. The provisions in the act for the fiscal year 1913 are set forth below.

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ACT MARCH 4, 1911, c. 238. (36 Stat. 1235.)
Deputy disbursing clerk; authority, bond, and liabilities.

one deputy disbursing clerk, The deputy disbursing clerk herein provided for shall hereafter have authority to sign checks in the name of the disbursing clerk; he shall give bond to the United States in such sum as the Secretary of the Treasury may require, and when so acting for the disbursing clerk shall be subject to all the liabilities and penalties prescribed by law for the official misconduct in like cases of the disbursing clerk for whom he acts, and the official bond of the disbursing clerk executed shall also be made to cover and apply to the acts of the deputy disbursing clerk.

Act March 4, 1911, c. 238, 36 Stat. 1258.

This is a provision of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1912, cited above.

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Details of officers to Forest Service.

one chief of office of accounts and fiscal agent, who may be detailed to the Forest Service for duty in or out of the city of Washington, seven district fiscal agents,

who may be detailed to the Forest Service for duty in or out of the city of Washington;

Act March 4, 1911, c. 238, 36 Stat. 1258.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1912, cited above. Similar provisions are contained in the similar acts for the two preceding fiscal years.

These provisions are superseded by a more comprehensive provision

of act August 10, 1912, set forth below. ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.) Details of employees from and to Division of Accounts and Disbursements and

bureaus and offices of department; payment of traveling expenses of employees detailed.

* That hereafter employees of the Division of Accounts and Disbursements may be detailed by the Secretary of Agriculture for accounting and disbursing work in any of the bureaus and offices of the department for duty in or out of the city of Washington, and employees of the bureaus and offices of the department may also be detailed to the Division of Accounts and Disbursements for duty in or out of the city of Washington, traveling expenses of employees so detailed to be paid from the appropriation of the bureau or office in connection with which such travel is performed.

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 294.

This is a proviso annexed to the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above.

This provision supersedes a less comprehensive provision of act March

4, 1911, c. 238, set forth above. ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.)

SALARIES, DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS AND DISBURSEMENTS: One chief of division and disbursing clerk, who shall be administrative officer of the fiscal affairs of the department, four thousand dollars; one

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