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division, $2,000; 2 clerks, at $1,800 each; 4 clerks, at $1,600 each; 8 clerks. at $1,400 each; 10 clerks, at $1,200 each; 8 clerks at $1,000 each; 13 clerks, at $900 each; 2 clerks, at $800 each; 10 clerks, at $720 each; 1 clerk, $600; 2 messenger boys, at $360 each. Arrears, special service: 3 clerks, at $1,200 each; porter, $720; messenger boy, $360; in all, $74,700.

For service in connection with the distribution of card indexes and other publications of the Library, $7,800.

For special, temporary, and miscellaneous service, at the discretion of the Librarian, to continue available until expended, $2,000.

To enable the Library of Congress to be kept open for reference use from 2 until 10 o'clock p. m. on Sundays and legal holidays, within the discretion of the Librarian, including the extra services of employees and the services of additional employees under the Librarian, $10,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

INCREASE OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: For purchase of books for the Library, and for freight, commissions, and traveling expenses incidental to the acquisition of books by purchase, gift, or exchange, $90,000;

For purchase of books and for periodicals for the law library, under the direction of the Chief Justice, $3,000;

For purchase of new books of reference for the Supreme Court, to be a part of the Library of Congress and purchased by the marshal of the Supreme Court, under the direction of the Chief Justice, $1,500;

For purchase of miscellaneous periodicals and newspapers, $5,000;

In all, $99,500.

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the Library, stationery, supplies, and all stock and materials directly purchased, miscellaneous traveling expenses, postage, transportation, and all incidental expenses connected with the administration of the Library and the Copyright Office, which sum shall be so apportioned as to prevent a deficiency therein, $7,300.


ing and grounds, $5,000; chief clerk, $2,000; clerk, $1,600; clerk, $1,400; clerk, $1,000; I messenger; I assistant messenger; 2 telephone operators, at $600 each; captain of watch, $1,400; lieutenant of watch, $1,000; 18 watchmen; carpenter, $900; painter, $900; foreman of laborers, $900; 14 laborers, at $480 each; 2 attendants in ladies' room, at $480 each; 2 check boys, at $360 each; mistress of charwomen, $425; assistant mistress of charwomen, $300; 45 charwomen; chief engineer, $1,500; I assistant engineer, $1,200; 3 assistant engineers, at $1,000 each; electrician, $1,500; assistant electrician, $1,000; machinist, $1,000; machinist, $900; 2 wiremen, at $900 each; plumber, $900; 3 elevator conductors, at $720 each; 9 firemen; 6 skilled laborers, at $720 each; in all, $77,505.

For extra services of employees and additional employees under the superintendent of Library building and grounds to provide for the opening of the Library building from 2 until 10 o'clock p. m. on Sundays and legal holidays, $2,800.

For fuel, lights, repairs, and miscellaneous supplies, electric and steam apparatus, reference books, stationery, and all incidental expenses in connection with the custody, care, and maintenance of said building and grounds, $32,500.

For furniture, including partitions, screens, shelving, and electrical work pertaining thereto, $40,000.

Appendix II



Washington, D. C., July 6, 1905

The copyright business and the work of the Copyright Office for the fiscal year from July 1, 1904, to June 30, 1905, inclusive, are summarized as follows:


A Fees, etc.

The gross receipts during the year were $80,440.56. balance of $2,165.29, representing trust funds and unfinished business, was on hand July 1, 1904, making a total of $82,605.85 to be accounted for. Of this amount the sum of $2,430.92 was refunded, having been sent to the Copyright Office as excess fees or as fees for articles not registrable, leaving a net balance of $80, 174.93. The balance carried over July 1, 1905, was $2,116.93 (representing trust funds, $1,674.46, and total unfinished business since July 1, 1897-eight years-$442.47), leaving for fees applied during the fiscal year 1904-5, $78,058.


The appropriation made by Congress for salaries in the Salaries Copyright Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905, was $74,700. Of this amount the total expenditure for salaries was $74,662.46, or $3,395.54 less than the net amount of fees earned and paid into the Treasury during the corresponding year. The expenditure for supplies, except furniture, including stationery and other articles, and postage on foreign mail matter, etc., was $967.72.

The copyright fees received and paid into the United Copyright fees States Treasury during the last eight years, from July 1,

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1897, to June 30, 1905, amount to $527,335.50, while the sum used of the appropriations for salaries during that period was $427,588.22, leaving an excess of fees over appropriations used for service for the eight years of $99,747.28.

During these same eight years the articles received as deposits amount to the grand total of 1,276,143 pieces, including two copies each of 68,310 books and pamphlets, 37,245 leaflets, 55,946 periodical contributions, 6,216 dramatic compositions, 140, 200 separate numbers of periodicals, 155,690 musical compositions, 12,576 maps and charts, 43,471 engravings, cuts, and prints, 13,244 chromos and lithographs, 94,537 photographs, and 389 miscellaneous articles. In addition to the above, 20,495 photographs were deposited to identify the same number of original works of art paintings, drawings, and statuary of which the descriptions had been filed. Many of these articles are of considerable value.


Registrations The entries of titles for the fiscal year reached the highest number in the history of the Copyright Office, namely, 113,374. Of these entries 103,544 were titles of the productions of citizens or residents of the United States, and 9,830 were titles of works of foreigners. The fees for these entries were: United States, $51,772; foreign, $9,830, or a total of $61,602.

Certificates, etc.

Of the foreign entries 2,831 were with certificates, and of the United States entries 25,425, or a total of 28,256 certificates, at fees amounting to $14,128. In addition, 2,958 copies of record were furnished for $1,479 in fees; assignments to the number of 703 were recorded and certified, at a charge of $808, and search fees charged to the amount of $41. The total copyright fees for the year amounted to $78,058. The details of the Copyright Office business and applied fees are set out in Exhibits A, B, and C.

The number of entries in each class from July 1, 1904, to June 30, 1905, as compared with the number of entries made in the previous fiscal year, is seen in Exhibit F.



The various articles deposited in compliance with the Articles depos copyright law, which have been receipted for, stamped, credited, indexed, and catalogued during the fiscal year

amount to 207,424.

ceding fiscal year.

This is a gain of 22,625 over the pre

The number of these articles in each

class for the eight fiscal years is shown in Exhibit G, and indicates a grand total of 1,276,143 articles received in the eight years.


The usual four quarterly volumes of the Catalogue of Catalogue Title Entries were printed, containing 5,289 pages.

The title index cards for the fiscal year number 181,709. After having been first used as the copy for the printed catalogue required to be produced weekly by the act of Congress of March 3, 1891 (51st Cong., 2d sess., ch. 565), these cards are added to the permanent card indexes of the copyright entries, which now number a total of over 1,213,000 cards.


Index cards


The customary "Semi-Annual Statements" were issued Semi-annu a l on July 2, 1904, and January 3, 1905, setting out in condensed form the statistics of the copyright business for the fiscal year 1903-4, and for the calendar year 1904, respectively. Of the usual "Circulars of Information," thirteen Circulars were reprinted during the year, as new editions were required. The text of the new copyright act of March 3, 1905, was printed, with a brief summary of the proceedings in Congress leading to its enactment, and also with explicit directions for making application under the new law, in French and in German as well as in English.

New revised editions were printed of the Copyright Office Bulletins Nos. 1 and 2, containing the copyright laws, and the directions for making application for copyright registration, while two new bulletins, Nos. 8 and 9, were pub

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