Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/75

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FIFTY FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHS. 42, 46. 1896. 45 with all the rights granted to railroads by the Act of Congress entitled V¤l·18-P·*82· °*An Act granting to railroads a right of way through the public lands of the United States," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five; and for the purposes of this grant and the construction of said railway all the provisions of said Act are hereby declared to be applicable thereto to the same extent as though the lands in said reservation were open to settlement and sale. Approved, March 6, 1896. CHAP. 46.-An Act Making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other M¤·1‘¤l¤ 6. 1896- pensions of the United States for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen ij undred and mnety-seven, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House if Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, rmitus appropriaand the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury *****1**- not otherwise appropriated, for the ayment of pensions for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen Ihundred and ninety-seven, and for other purposes, namely: For Army and Navy pensions, asfollows: Forinvalids, widows, minor s,,f;j°‘*d· °'°·· P°¤· children, and dependent relatives, army nurses, survivors and widows ` of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve and with Mexico, and the survivors and widows of the Indian wars of eighteen hundred and thirty-two to eighteen hundred and forty-two, inclusive, one hundred and forty million dollars: Provided, That the appropriation aforesaid ,{,’;Q1’€*°’;1 mus for Navy pensions shall be paid from the income of the Navy pension l pe ` fund, so far as the same may be sufficient for that purpose: Provided A¤¤<>¤¤*¤· further, That the amount expended under each of the above items shall be accounted for separately. That whenever a claim for pension under the Act of June twenty- wf°};,igjt§;j;°’g{jd°,£ seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety, has been, or shall hereafter be, date rmm uréiniiiig. rejected, suspended, or dismissed, and a new application shall have V°'· *“·*'·*"· been, or shall hereafter be, filed, and a pension has been, or shall hereafter be, allowed in such claim, such pension shall date from the time of Bling the first application, provided the evidence in the case shall show a pensionable disability to have existed, or to exist, at the time of filing such first application, anything in any law or ruling of the Department to the contrary notwithstandin g. For fees and expenses of examining surgeons for services rendered §_{e•:=·j;_;¤8·"¤°°¤°· within the fiscal year eighteen hundred and ninety- seven, seven hundred ’ and fifty thousand dollars. And each member of each examining board shall, as now authorized by law, receive the sum of two dollars for the examination of each applicant whenever five or a less number shall be examined on any one day, and one dollar for the examination of each additional applicant on such day: Provided, That if twenty or more {,’;fn‘·;°¤jm0"_ applicants appear ou one day, no fewer than twenty shall, if practicable, be examined or said day, and that if fewer examinations be then made, twenty or more having appeared, then there shall be paid for the first examinations made on the next examination day the fee of one dollar _ only until twenty examinations shall have been made: Provided jnrther, ¤£g,f;;fd*{¤**·¤°*”°° That no fee shall r e paid to any member of an examining board unless personally present and assisting in the examination of applicant: Pro- Rmnzvided, That the report of such examining surgeons shall specifically _ _ state the rating which in their judgment the applicant is entitled to. A¤°¤*¤ "l=¤'*°*- For salaries of eighteen agents for the payment of pensions, at four thousand dollars each, seventytwo thousand dollars. _ For clerk hire, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That the amount of clerk hire for each agency shall be apportioned as Appel-mnmem. nearly as practicable in proportion to the number of pensioners paid at each agency, and the salaries paid shall be subiect to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. For fuel, two hundred and fifty dollars. *`“°’·