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INDEPENDENT TREASURY.

Office of the assistant treasurer at Chicago.—The salary of the cashier is increased from $2,500 to $3,000.

MINTS AND ASSAY OFFICES.

Mint at New Orleans, La.The appropriation for workmen and adjusters is increased from $42,800 to $62,800.

Mint at Philadelphia, Pa.--The salary of the engraver is increased from $3,000 to $4,000.

Assay office at New York. The salary of the assayer's first assistant is increased from $2,250 to $2,500.

Assay office at Seattle, Wash.-- The salary of 1 clerk at $1,200 is omitted, and the amount for wages of workmen is increased from $28,920 to $30,020.

WAR DEPARTMENT.

Office of the Secretary.Provision is made for a stenographer for the Secretary at $1,800, for 3 additional clerks at $1,200 each, 1 telephone switch-board operator at $720, 1 assistant telephone switch-board operator at $600, and the appropriation for 1 assistant messenger at $720 and 1 assistant messenger at $660 is omitted.

Office of the Commissary-General.-A reduction is made of 1 clerk at $900 and 1 Jaborer at $660.

Office of the Paymaster-General. The following increases are made: 1 clerk at $1,800, 1 clerk at $1,600, 1 clerk at $1,400, and 1 messenger at $840.

PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

The salary of the landscape gardener is increased from $2,000 to $2,400, and provision is made for 5 additional watchmen at $720 each for service in the parks of the city.

STATE, WAR, AND NAVY DEPARTMENT BUILDING.

The salaries of 1 machinist, 1 painter, and 1 plumber are increased from $900 to $1,000. Provision is made for additional employees as follows: 3 dynamo tenders at $900 each, 3 skilled laborers at $840 each, 1 messenger at $840, and 1 foreman of laborers at $840; and appropriations for the following are omitted: 3 assistant engineers at $1,000 each, 9 watchmen at $720 each, 1 machinist at $900, 19 firemen at $720 each, and 1 laborer at $660.

NAVY DEPARTMENT.

Office of the Secretary.-An additional stenographer at $1,200 and one assistant telephone switchboard operator at $600 are provided for.

Bureau of Navigation. - An increase is recommended of 1 clerk at $1,800, 1 clerk at $1,600, 1 clerk at $1,400, 2 clerks at $1,200 each, 2 clerks at $1,000 each, and 1 copyist at $900; and 3 copyists at $720 each are omitted.

Hydrographic Office.-An editor of Notice to Mariners, at $1,600, instead of a computer, at $1,400, is recommended. The salaries of 3 apprentice draftsmen are increased from $600 to $700 each, 1 apprentice engraver from $600 to $700, 2 plate printers from $800 to $900 each, 1 plate printer from $700 to $800, 1 apprentice plate printer from $600 to $700, 1 apprentice from $500 to $600, and 1 apprentice lithographer from $600 to $700; and 1 draftsman at $720 is omitted.

Bureau of Ordnance.- Provision is made for 1 additional clerk at $1,600, 1 additional clerk at $1,200, and 2 messenger boys at $400 each.

Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.-An increase is recommended of 1 clerk at $1,400, 2 clerks at $1,000 each and 1 assistant messenger at $720; and 1 clerk at $1,300 is omitted.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

Office of the Secretary.-A reduction is made of 13 members of the board of pension appeals at $2,000 each, and the salary of the engineer in charge of the old post-office building is increased from $1,400 to $1,600.

Indian Office.The salary of 1 clerk to the superintendent of Indian schools is increased from $1,000 to $1,200.

Pension Office. -A reduction is made of 35 clerks at $1,400 each, and 35 clerks at $1,200 each.

Patent Office. The following increase is recommended: One principal pal examiner at $2,500, 3 first assistant examiners at $1,800 each, 3 second assistant examiners at $1,600 each, 3 third assistant examiners at $1,400 each, 3 fourth assistant examiners at $1,200 each, and 10 permanent clerks at $1,000 each; the salary of the chief of division in charge of the Official Gazette is increased from $2,000 to $2,250; and appropriations for 5 model attendants at $1,000 each and 10 model attendants at $800 each are omitted.

Bureau of Education. The salary of the chief clerk is increased from $1,800 to $2,000; 1 skilled laborer and 1 messenger at $840 each are provided for, instead of 2 laborers at $660 each.

POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

Office of the Postmaster-General.An increase is made of 1 clerk at $1,200, 2 clerks at $1,000 each, 1 clerk at $900, 1 assistant telephone switch-board operator at $600, 3 firemen at $720 each, 2 carpenters at $900 each, and 8 charwomen at $240 each.

Division of post-office inspectors.-An increase is recommended of 1 clerk at $1,600, 1 clerk at $1,200, 1 clerk at $900, and 1 assistant messenger at $720, and appropriations are omitted of $360 for 1 page and 8660 for 1 laborer.

Office of the First Assistant Postmaster-General.—The division of appointments and division of bonds and commissions are consolidated under a superintendent at $3,000.

Office of the Second Assistant Postmaster-General.-An increase is made of 4 clerks at $1,400 each, 4 clerks at $1,200 each, and 1 assistant messenger at $720.

Division of railway mail service. This division, with 25 employees and salaries amounting to $38,500, is transferred from the Post-Office appropriation bill on the recommendation of the Postmaster-General.

Office of the Third Assistant Postmaster-General.-An increase is recommended of 5 clerks at $1,400 each, 2 clerks at $1,200 each, 3 clerks at $1,000 each, 9 clerks at $900 each, and appropriations are omitted for 6 clerks at $840 each, and one clerk at $720.

Division of money orders.-An increase is recommended of 5 clerks at $900 each.

Division of dead letters.-An increase is recommended of 5 clerks at $1,000 each, and one assistant messenger at $720.

Division of supplies.-An increase is made of 1 clerk at $1,000 and 1 clerk at $900.

Division of topography.-An increase is recommended of 1 skilled draftsman at $1,400, 5 copyists of maps at $1,000, and 7 copyists of maps at $900 each; and appropriations are omitted for 1 clerk at $1,400, 3 clerks at $1,000 each, and 6 clerks at $900 each.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

An increase is made of 1 librarian at $1,600 in lieu of a clerk at $1,200, one additional clerk at $1,200 is provided for, and the salary of 1 packer is increased from $840 to $900.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND LABOR.

Office of the Secretary.-An increase is made of 1 packer at $840, and 1 watchman at $720; the salary of the disbursing clerk is increased from $2,500 to $2,750, and appropriations are omitted for 1 assistant engineer at $720, 2 skilled laborers at $720 each, and 3 laborers at $660 each.

The appropriation of $50,000 for special agents to investigate trade conditions abroad is omitted.

Bureau of Corporations.-An increase is recommended of 2 clerks at $1,200 each, A clerks at $1,000 each, 2 copyists at $900 each, 2 clerks at $840 each, 2 clerks at $720 each, and 1 messenger boy at $480.

For compensation and per diem of special attorneys, special examiners, and special agents, the appropriation is increased from $125,000 to $175,000.

Bureau of Manufactures. -An increase is proposed of 1 stenographer at $1,400, 1 clerk at $1,400, 3 clerks at $900 each, and 1 skilled laborer at $720.

Census Office. -An increase is proposed of 4 messenger boys at $480 each, and appropriations are omitted for 6 clerks at $1,000 each, 2 clerks at $900 each, 1 skilled laborer at $900, 1 messenger at $840, 5 assistant messengers at $720, 1 skilled laborer at $720, and 1 unskilled laborer at $720.

The appropriation for securing information for census reports is increased from $250,000 to $100,000.

Bureau of Statistics.-An increase is proposed of 2 clerks at $1,000 each and 2 copyists at $900 each.

Bureau of Navigation.-An increase is proposed of 1 clerk at $1,800, 1 clerk at $1,400, and 2 clerks at $1,000 each, and the number of clerks at $900 each is reduced from 9 to 5.

Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.-An assistant commissioner-general, who shall act as clerk and actuary, at $3,000, is recommended instead of a chief clerk and actuary at $2,750, and an increase is made of 1 clerk at $1,600, 1 clerk at $1,000, and 1 copyist at $900.

Bureau of Standards.-An increase is recommended of 1 associate physicist at $2,200, 1 associate physicist at $2,000, 1 assistant physicist at $1,600, 1 aid at $720, 1 clerk at $1,000, 1 messenger at $480, 1 skilled laborer at $720, 1 assistant engineer at $1,200, and 1 laborer at $660.

COURT OF CLAIMS.

An increase is recommended of 1 clerk at $1,200, 1 assistant messenger at $720, and for a custodian of the building at $500.

LIMITATIONS.

Limitations with respect to the appropriations made in the bill and not heretofore imposed are recommended as follows:

On page 23, the following:

Hereafter in printing documents authorized by law or ordered by Congress or either branch thereof the Government Printing Office shall follow the rules of orthography established by Webster's or other generally accepted dictionaries of the English language. On page 40, the following:

The Secretary of the Treasury shall each year prepare and submit in his annual report to Congress estimates of the public revenues and the public expenditures for the fiscal year current and also for the fiscal year next ensuing at the time said report is submitted, together with a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Gwernment for the preceding completed fiscal year.

On page 160, the following:
SEC. 4. Only such books, periodicals

, and pamphlets shall be purchased out of any appropriation made in this or any other Act for the use of any library or office or officer as are strictly essential to the technical and professional work of the particular Department, Bureau, office, or officer authorized to use such library or collection of books; and all books, periodicals, and pamphlets which now form a part of or belong to any library or office collection of books and which are not strictly essential to the technical and professional work of the particular Department, Bureau, or office shall be transferred on or before January first, nineteen hundred and eight, to the Library of Congress, except that' books of fiction and belles-lettres shall be transferred to the Free Public Library of the District of Columbia, and all expenses of making

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this transfer, not otherwise sufficiently provided for, shall be paid from appropriations made for contingent expenses of the sereral Executive Departments or other Government establishments to which this section shall apply.

RECAPITULATION.

The following tabulated statement gives in detail the appropriations for the current fiscal year, the estimates for 1908, and the amounts recommended in the accompanying bill for the fiscal year 1908:

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