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of land in the said city of Pittsburgh, known as the Magee High School site, and lying on Forbes Street and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning in the center of Boundary Street at its junction with Forbes Street and running north 87 degrees 36 minutes 45 seconds east parallel to Forbes Street for a distance of 536.2 feet, more or less, to a stone monument; thence running south 2 degrees 23 minutes 15 seconds east for a distance of 150 feet, more or less, to a stone monument; thence north 87 degrees 36 minutes 45 seconds east for a distance of 115 feet, more or less, to a stone monument; thence north 2 degrees 23 minutes 15 seconds west for a distance of 58.89 feet, more or less, to a stone monument; thence south 52 degrees 26 minutes 15 seconds east for a distance of 20.8 feet, more or less, to a pin; thence south 50 degrees 41 minutes 15 seconds east for a distance of 413.8 feet, more or less, to a pin; thence south 15 degrees 28 minutes 45 seconds west for a distance of 326.7 feet, more or less, to a pin; thence north 76 degrees 45 minutes west for a distance of 1,144.75 feet, more or less, to the center of Boundary Street; and thence along the center of Boundary Street north 28 degrees 15 minutes east for a distance of 444.38 feet, more or less, to the starting point, and containing an area of 11 acres, more or less: Provided, That before the abovedescribed transfer by the Secretary of War to the city of Pittsburgh shall become effective, and as an express further consideration for said transfer, and for the surrender by the United States of a perpetual water supply now obtained from a reservoir located on the lands so to be transferred, the city of Pittsburgh, through its proper officers, shall covenant and agree, at its own expense, and within a reasonable time, to tap, within that part of the Pittsburgh supply depot and reservation between Butler Street and the Allegheny River retained by the United States, the 42-inch water main belonging to the said city which now crosses the said reservation under a revocable license, and thereafter to furnish, in perpetuity, free of charge to the United States, all the water needed of good quality for said purposes, for all purposes upon the said reservation, and shall also agree to keep its own water main, pipes, hydrants, and other necessary appurtenances now located or hereafter to be located upon the same, in good condition and repair at its own expense. In case of failure of the city of Pittsburgh to do any and all things necessary to proper fulfillment of this provision, the reservoir, pipe lines, and so much of the land adjacent thereto on the part of the reservation which is to be transferred to the said city as may be needed for rights of way shall revert to the United States.

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38 STAT. 251, DECEMBER 22, 1913 (PUBLIC—NO. 42, 63D CONGRESS).

PITTSBURGH STATION-AMENDMENTS.

AN ACT Amending an act entitled "An act to increase the limit of cost of certain public buildings, to authorize the enlargement, extension, remodeling, or improvement of certain public buildings, to authorize the erection and completion of public buildings, to authorize the purchase of sites for public buildings, and for other purposes," approved March 4, 1913.

Be it enacted, etc., That section 26 of the act approved March 4, 1913, which authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to enter into

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a contract or contracts for the erection of fireproof laboratories for the Bureau of Mines in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and so forth, is hereby amended so as to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury, in his discretion, to accept and expend, in addition to the limit of cost therein fixed, such funds as may be received by contribution from the State of Pennsylvania, or from other sources, for the purpose of enlarging, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, and improving the site authorized to be acquired for said Bureau of Mines, or for other work contemplated by said legislation: Provided, That the acceptance of such contributions and the improvements made therewith shall involve the United States in no expenditure in excess of the limit of cost heretofore fixed.

38 STAT. 4, p. 48, JUNE 23, 1913.

APPROPRIATIONS.

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1914.

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, 1914, namely:

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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, $70,000;

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 inquiries and technologic investigations pertinent to the mining industry, $347,000;

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, $100,000: 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 Secretary 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, $3,500;

For technical and scientific books and publications and books of reference, including payment in advance for subscriptions to publications, $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, $2,000: 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, $662,000.

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38 STAT. 609, p. 646.-AUGUST 1, 1914 (PUBLIC—NO. 161–63D CONGRESS).

APPROPRIATIONS-BUREAU OF MINES.

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, and for other purposes.

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, 1915.

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For general expenses, including pay of the director and necessary assistants, clerks, and other employees in the office at Washington, District of Columbia, and in the field, and every other expense requisite for and incident to the general work of the bureau in Washington, District of Columbia, and in the field, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, $70,000;

For 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, $347,000;

For purchase of mine-rescue, first-aid, and fire-fighting equipment and supplies for use in the operation of mine-rescue cars and stations, $30,000;

For purchase of steam and electric equipment for supplying light and power to the testing plant of the Bureau of Mines at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, $10,000;

For investigation of mineral fuels and unfinished mineral products belonging to or for the use of the United States, with a view to their most efficient mining, preparation, treatment, and use, including personal services in the bureau at Washington, District of Columbia, not in excess of the number and total compensation of those so employed during the fiscal year 1913, $135,000;

For inquiries and scientific and technologic investigations concerning the mining, preparation, treatment, and utilization of ores and other mineral substances, with a view to improving health conditions and increasing safety, efficiency, economic development, and conserving resources through the prevention of waste in the mining, quarrying, metallurgical, and other mineral industries; to inquire into

the economic conditions affecting these industries: 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, $100,000.

Not exceeding 20 per centum of the foregoing sum and not exceeding 10 per centum of the sum for investigation as to causes of mine explosions may be used during the fiscal year 1915 for personal services in the District of Columbia; and for the fiscal year 1916, and annually thereafter estimates shall be submitted specifically for all personal services required permanently and entirely in the Bureau of Mines at Washington, District of Columbia, and previously paid from lump sum or general appropriations.

For inquiries and investigations concerning the mining, preparation, treatment, and utilization of petroleum and natural gas, with a view to economic development, and conserving resources through the prevention of waste; to inquire into the economic conditions affecting the industry, $25,000;

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

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 $5 per day when absent on official business from his designated headquarters, and for actual necessary traveling expenses of said inspector, $2,500;

For technical and scientific books and publications and books of reference, including payment in advance for subscriptions to publications, $1,500;

For purchase or lease of the neecssary 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, $1,000: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept any suitable land or lands that may be donated for said purpose;

In all, for the Bureau of Mines, $725,000.

Persons employed during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen in field work, outside of the District of Columbia, under the Bureau of Mines, may be detailed temporarily for service at Washing ton, District of Columbia, for purposes only of consultation or in connection with the preparation of results of their field work; all persons so detailed shall be paid in addition to their regular compensation only their actual traveling expenses in going to and returning therefrom; and all details made hereunder, and the purposes of each, during the fiscal year shall be reported, in the annual estimates of appropriations, to the Sixty-fourth Congress at its first regular session.

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Washington, District of Columbia, Interior Department Offices: Not exceeding $40,000 or the unexpended balance of the appropriation for the acquisition of square numbered 143 in Washington, District of Columbia, is reappropriated and made available toward the purposes and within the limit named in section 9 of the public buildings act of March 4, 1913, providing for a building for the Geological Survey and other offices of the Department of the Interior.

38 STAT. 510, JULY 17, 1914 (PUBLIC—NO. 130-63D CONGRESS).
MINE-RESCUE STATION-MCALESTER, OKLA.

AN ACT For the purchase of a building and lot as a mine-rescue station at
McAlester, Okla.

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase, for and on behalf of the United States, the following-described real estate in the city of McAlester, county of Pittsburg, State of Oklahoma, to wit, the north 50 feet of lot numbered 2, in block numbered 487, in the original town site of South McAlester, the dimensions of said lot being 50 feet by 165 feet, with 50 feet front on South Third Street, in said city of McAlester, together with the two-story brick building and all other improvements thereon, for the use of the Bureau of Mines for a minerescue station and for such other purposes as the Bureau of Mines may from time to time desire to use the same, at and for the sum of $5,500, which said sum is hereby appropriated for such purpose out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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