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COMPILERS’ NOTE.

In this and previous volumes of this work, for each session of Congress, covering the Fiftieth to the Fifty-ninth Congress, inclusive, and the fiscal years 1889 to 1907, inclusive, in the tabulations under the titles of New offices created and Offices omitted, all new offices created for fixed terms or expiring by express limitation in the law creating them have been noted and carried into the tables of new offices created, their fixed terms or limitation of duration being expressed in the text of the tables, but they have not been noted as offices omitted in tabulations subsequent to or coincident with their termination, for the reason that the statement of new offices created and offices omitted required to be made at the close of each session of Congress under the act of October 19, 1888, clearly contemplated only such offices as were directly affected by legislative action of the session of Congress for which the statement is made.

During the period mentioned, many offices and employments for fixed terms of duration have been created and have been duly tabulated in the volumes following the session when so created, but for the reason stated have never been subsequently noted as omitted, notwithstanding they have ceased to exist. Notably in this connection may be mentioned those authorized under the acts to provide for temporarily increasing the military establishment, approved April 22, 1898, and for the better organization of the line of the Army, approved April 26, 1898, which acts provided for an increase of the Regular Army and the enlistment of volunteers only during the actual existence of a war, and made appropriations for 272,678 additional officers and men, at a cost of $42,456,868.05 for the six months beginning July 1, 1898, on account of the existence of war with Spain. This number and sum were duly tabulated in the statement of new offices created at the second session of the Fifty-fifth Congress, when the legislation referred to was enacted and the appropriations mentioned were made. The services of these officers and enlisted men ceased under said laws with the termination of the war, and not because of any legislation enacted at any subsequent session of Congress, hence they have not been carried into any table of offices omitted.

Again, the act for increasing the efficiency of the Army, passed at the third session of the Fifty-fifth Congress and approved March 2, 1899, authorized 32,155 additional officers and enlisted men, exclusive of the artillery arm, in the Regular Army, at an annual cost of $6,323,890. These additional officers and men were tabulated for that session of Congress as new offices created, but have not been enumerated in any subsequent volume as offices omitted because of the following provision of section 15 in said act:

That each and every provision of this act shall continue in force until July 1, 1901; and on and after that date all the general, staff, and line officers appointed to the Army under this act shall be discharged and the numbers restored in each grade to those existing at the passage of this act, and the enlisted force of the line of the Army shall be reduced to the number as provided for by a law prior to April 1, 1898, exclusive of such additions as have been, or may be, made under this act to the artillery.

In view of these large increases in the military establishment, and other increases with like limitations, which have been tabulated under new offices created, but have not been subsequently carried into the table of offices omitted for the reasons above stated, the compilers have thought it advisable to call special attention to these facts and to the method pursued in preparing the tables, as any combined or consolidated statement of new offices created or offices omitted for a given period from the tables alone would be misleading unless the text had been carefully examined and those offices created for fixed terms or expiring by express limitation in the law creating them either eliminated from the table of new offices created or added to the table of offices omitted.

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JAMES A. TAWNEY, of Minnesota, Chairman.
HENRY H. BINGHAM, of Pennsylvania. | J. WARREN KEIFER, of Ohio.
LUCIUS N. LITTAUER, of New York.

MARTIN B. MADDEN, of Illinois.
WALTER P. BROWNLOW, of Tennessee.

LEONIDAS F. LIVINGSTON, of Georgia. WASHINGTON GARDNER, of Michigan. GEORGE W. TAYLOR, of Alabama. FREDERICK H. GILLETT, of Massachusetts. STEPHEN BRUNDIDGE, JR., of Arkansas. WALTER I. SMITH, of Iowa.

JOHN J. FITZGERALD, of New York. JOSEPH V. GRAFF, of Illinois.

ALBERT S. BURLESON, of Texas. ABRAHAM L. BRICK, of Indiana.

JOHN A. SULLIVAN, of Massachusetts. * Deceased, June 4, 1906. † Appointed, June 21, 1906, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Arthur P. Gorman.

1.-APPROPRIATIONS MADE DURING THE FIRST SES

SION OF THE FIFTY-NINTH CONGRESS.

AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT.

[PUBLIC--No. 382.]

By the Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, approved June 30, 1906.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Tlouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY: Secretary of Agriculture, eight thousand dollars; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, four thousand five hundred dollars; and the Assistant Secretary is hereby authorized to perform such duties in the conduct of the business of the Department of Agriculture as may be assigned by the Secretary of Agriculturt; chief clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; one solicitor, three thousand dollars; private secretary to the Secretary of Agriculture, two thousand tive hundred dollars; stenographer and executive clerk to the Secretary of Agriculture, two thousand dollars; stenographer to the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand four hundred dollars; private secretary to the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand six hundred dollars; one appointment clerk, two thousand dollars; one chief of supply division, two thousand dollars; one telegraph and telephone operator, one thousand four hundred dollars; one telegraph and telephone operator, one thousand two hundred dollars; one inspector, two thousand dollars; one clerk class four, one thousand eight hundred dollars; three clerks class three, four thousand eight hundred dollars; three clerks class two, four thousand two hundred dollars; seven clerks class one, eight thousand four hundred dollars; two clerks, at one thousand dollars each, two thousand dollars; one clerk, nine hundred dollars; one clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; six clerks, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, four thousand three hundred and twenty dollars; one chief engineer, who shall be captain of the 'watch, one thousand six hundred dollars; one tireman, who shall be a steam fitter, nine hundred dollars; three assistant firemen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; one assistant fireman, six hundred dollars; one carpenter, one thousand dollars; one electrician, one thousand dollars; one painter, nine hundred dollars; one plumber, nine hundred dollars; one blacksmith, eight hundred and forty dollars; thirteen night watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, nine thousand three hundred and sixty dollars; two day watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; one mechanic, one thousand one bundred dollars; seven messengers, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, five thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars; one assistant messenger, seven hundred and twenty dollars; in all, eighty-nine thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars.

$89, 760.00

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY: Laborers and charwomen: One assistant messenger, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one skilled laborer, eight hundred and forty dollars; one skilled laborer, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one skilled laborer, six hundred and sixty dollars; three skilled laborers, at six hundred dollars each, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one skilled laborer, four hundred and eighty dollars; one assistant messenger or laborer, six hundred dollars; two assistant messengers, at six bundred dollars each, one thousand two hundred dollars; one assistant messenger, four hundred and eighty dollars; one laborer, six hundred dollars; one painter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; eleven laborers or charwomen, at four hundred and eighty dollars each, five thousand two hundred and eighty dollars; one charwoman, five hundred and forty dollars; five charwomen, at two hundred and forty dollars each, one thousand two hundred dollars; for extra laborers, emergency employments, and pay of rents, seven thousand six hundred dollars; in all, twenty-three thousand four hundred and fortv dollars.--.-.-..-----------............................---forty dollars....

Total for office of Secretary, one hundred and thirteen thousand two hundred dollars.

$23, 440.00

WEATHER BUREAU.

SALARIES, OFFICE OF CHIEF OF WEATHER BUREAU: One chief of Bureau, five thousand dollars; one assistant chief of Bureau, three thousand dollars; one chief clerk, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; four chiefs of division, at two thousand dollars each, eight thousand dollars; one librarian and climatologist, two thousand dollars; six clerks of class four, ten thousand eight hundred dollars; six clerks of class three, nine thousand six hundred dollars; seventeen clerks of class two, twenty-three thousand eight hundred dollars; twenty-six clerks of class one, thirty-one thousand two hundred dollars; seventeen clerks, at one thousand dollars each, seventeen thousand dollars; eight clerks, at nine hundred dollars each, seven thousand two hundred dollars; four copyists or typewriters, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, three thousand three hundred and sixty dollars; one copyist or typewriter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; two assistant foremen of division, at one thousand six hundred dollars each, three thousand two hundred dollars; one proof reader, one thousand four hundred dollars; one chief mechanic, one thousand four hundred dollars; one lithographer, one thousand tbree hundred dollars; three lithographers, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars; two pressmen, at one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars each, two thousand five hundred dollars; ten compositors, at one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars each, twelve thousand five hundred dollars; one skilled mechanic, one thousand two hundred dollars; five skilled mechanics, at one thousand dollars each, five thousand dollars; one engineer, one thousand two hundred dollars; one captain of the watch, one thousand dollars; one electrician, one thousand dollars; six skilled artisans, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, five thousand and forty dollars; five messengers or laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars; three tiremen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; three watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; five folders and feeders, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars; three folders and feeders, at six hundred and thirty dollars each, one thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars; six messengers or laborers, at six hundred and sixty dollars each, three thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars; thirteen messengers, messenger boys, or laborers, at six hundred dollars each,

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