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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Resolved, That the eligible list for the position of expert and agent in the department of the State Commissioner of Agriculture be separated into the ten divisions of the Department of Agriculture, provided, however, that if in any district there are not enough on the eligible list to make a certification of three, that the eligible list of the next contiguous district be added thereto. (February 26, 1897.)

SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF JURORS, NEW YORK. A communication from C. H. Van Brunt, presiding justice, appellate division, Supreme Court, first department, was read, in which the following statement was made: “I have consulted my associates and they are of opinion that the special commissioner of jurors is a county officer and not a part of the court or of the judicial system of the State.” (March 31, 1897.)

COURT STENOGRAPHERS.

Ordered, That the eligible lists for court stenographers for the first and second judicial districts be combined. (March 31, 1897.)

VETERAN RESTORED TO LIST. Ordered, That the name of Chauncey S. Titus, a veteran removed from the eligible list of special agents, be restored to the list. (March 31, 1897.)

ELIGIBLE LISTS REVISED.

Resolved, That in the revision by this Commission of the eligi. ble lists as provided by section 6, chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897, the ratings therein shall be considered as relating exclusively to the morit, of the candidates, and that in compliance with the pro

visions of the first section of the said act the present ratings shall 'be divided by two in order to give the ratings upon the new eligi

ble lists. (May 20. 1897.)

NEW YORK CITY MAGISTRATES COURT. Held, That appointments to positions in the New York City Magistrates' Court must be made from regular court, eligible lists. (May 20, 1897.)

SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS’ HOME, BATH. Ordered, That the superintendent be authorized to appoint exsuperintendent Rogers to the position of agent at Buffalo, and transfer Major H. S. Leavitt from the position of adjutant to that of inspector. (May 20, 1897.)

Held, That the appointment to the position of eastern agent of the Home at Brooklyn, N. Y., has been legally made under the provisions of rule 8, section 7 (c). (December 9, 1897.)

Held, That the position of superintendent of the mess hall and kitchens be included in class III of the State Civil Service classification. (December 9, 1897.)

ELIGIBLE LISTS. Resolved, That all eligible lists which have expired or are about to expire under the fourth section of the eleventh rule, shall be extended until further orders. (May 20, 1897.)

AGE LIMITATIONS. Resolved, That when the regulations of this Commission under the new law shall be amended, all age limitations shall be abolished. (June 3, 1897.)

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS. Held, That no temporary appointments can be made pending the promulgation of the new rules. (June 3, 1897.)

ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. Resolved, That the State Engineer and Surveyor be allowed to employ six assistant engineers to aid in the matter of the canal enlargement now being made, and such surveyors of land as may be required by the Court of Claims or the Forest Preserve Board under section 8 and 9 of rule 8. (July 1, 1897.)

STATE LAND SURVEY. Resolved, That the superintendent of the State Land Survey be allowed to appoint Mr. Wesley Barnes as a surveyor to locate and verify certain boundaries in Essex county, under sections 8 and 9 of rule 8. (July 1, 1897.)

AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION, GENEVA. Resolved, That for the reasons set forth in a communication from Dr. W. H. Jordan, director of the New York: Agricultural Experiment Station under date of June 14, 1897, the restrictions in (regard to residence and citizenship shall not apply to the position of assistant chemist in his department. (July 1, 1897.)

MERIT LISTS. Resolved, That by direction of the Governor, all existing merit lists will expire upon the fifteenth day of September next, and examinations for new lists must be made in time for the completion of the new lists on or before that date. (July 1, 1897.)

STATE WEATHER BUREAU, CORNELL UNIVERSITY.

Resolved, That Professor E. A. Fuertes of the College of Civil Engineering of Cornell University, be, under section 6 of rule 8, allowed to employ temporarily such persons as he may require who are informed upon the subject of meteorology and in the computation of diffcult mathematical investigations. (August 3, 1897.)

COURTS.

. Held, That the Commission should relinquish all jurisdiction over the appointments to positions under the board of police magistrates and in the police courts, 'minor civil courts and the courts of special sessions in the cities, for the reason that the employes in said courts are city and not State officials. (September 15, 1897.)

CRAIG COLONY. Ordered, That the restrictions'imposed by the rules as to residence and citizenship be removed as applying to the position of pathologist or pathological chemist at Craig Colony. (December 9, 1897.)

APPENDIX F.

1. AMENDMENTS TO CITY REGULATIONS, APPROVED, 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS OF THE POLICE

DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, APPROVED. 3. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS OF

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Dis

APPROVED.

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