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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1899
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Page 260 - By the preceding course of reasoning we have arrived at these general conclusions.: First, the shores of navigable waters, and the soils under them, were not granted by the Constitution to the United States, but were reserved to the States respectively. Secondly, the new States have the same rights, sovereignty, and jurisdiction over this subject as the original States.
Page 40 - Alaska,'' is hereby amended and reenacted as follows: "That the erection of dams, barricades, fish wheels, fences, or any such imon pro- fixed or stationary obstructions in any part of the rivers or streams of Alaska, or to fish for or catch salmon or salmon trout in any manner or by any means with the purpose or result of preventing or impeding the ascent of salmon to their spawning ground, is...
Page 38 - That to enforce the provisions of law herein, and such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may establish in pursuance thereof, he is authorized and directed to appoint one inspector of fisheries, at a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum ; and two assistant inspectors, at a salary of one thousand six...
Page 16 - I conceive it will not be out of place here to give a short account of their rise, and of their effect on the progress of physical science.
Page 38 - ... declared to be unlawful, and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to remove such obstructions and to establish and enforce such regulations and surveillance as may be necessary to insure that this prohibition and all other provisions of law relating to the salmon fisheries of Alaska are strictly complied with.
Page 328 - He also became, in 1898, director of the biological laboratory of the United States Fish Commission at Woods Hole, Mass., and...
Page 38 - That any person, company, corporation, or association violating any provision of this act or any regulation established in pursuance thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court...
Page 260 - In other words, it may forbid all such acts as would render the public right less valuable, or destroy it altogether. This power results from the ownership of the soil, from the legislative jurisdiction of the State over it, and from its duty to preserve unimpaired those public uses for which the soil is held.
Page 41 - ... for them or doing work about them. The canneries at Klawak and Metlakahtla are operated by Indians, the former drawing quite a number from Howkan and Klinkwan. At Chacon the Indians from Kasaan were curing halibut, and they were again met at Hunter Bay, where they had come for cannery work. It is only during the winter that the permanent villages are fully inhabited. They are essentially fish-eating Indians, depending upon the streams of the country for a large amount of food supply. These streams,...
Page 260 - But this soil is held by the State, not only subject to, but in some sense in trust for, the enjoyment of certain public rights, among which is the common liberty of taking fish, as well shell-fish as floating fish.

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