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Law Library: For law librarian, including additional compensation of $500 for supervision of preparation of the new index to the Statutes at Large, $3,000; 2 assistants, at $1,400 each; messenger, $900; assistant for evening service, $1,500; in all, $8,200.
COPYRIGHT OFFICE, under the direction of the Librarian of Congress: Register of copyrights, $3,500; assistant register of copyrights, $3,000; chief clerk and chief of bookkeeping division, $2,000; chief of application division, $2,000; 3 clerks, at $1,800 each; 6 clerks, at $1,600 each; 8 clerks, at $1,400 each; 10 clerks, at $1,200 each; 10 clerks, at $1,000 each; 13 clerks, at $900 each; 2 clerks, at $800 each; 10 clerks, at $720 each; 4 clerks, at $600 each; 3 messenger boys, at $360 each. Arrears, special service: Three clerks, at $1,200 each; porter, $720; messenger boy, $360; in all, $87,360.
DISTRIBUTION OF CARD INDEXES: For service in connection with the distribution of card indexes and other publications of the Library, including not exceeding $500 for freight charges, expressage, and traveling expenses connected with such distribution, $16,800.
TEMPORARY SERVICES: For special and temporary service, including extra special services of regular employees, at the discretion of the Librarian, to continue available until expended, $2,000.
Carrier service: Two messengers, at $40 per month each, during the first session of the Sixty-first Congress, being from December 1, 1909, until June 30, 1910, and for services in connection with the House Office Building, $560, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
SUNDAY OPENING: To enable the Library of Congress to be kept open for reference use from 2 until 10 o'clock post meridian 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, $100,000;
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, including payment in advance for subscriptions to the same, $5,000;
In all, $109,500.
CONTINGENT EXPENSES: 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.
INDEX TO THE STATUTES AT LARGE: For continuing the preparation of an index to the Statutes at Large of the United States, $10,000, to be expended by the Librarian of Congress for the salaries of the persons whom he employs to prepare the index and for incidental expenses; the scope, classification, and style of the index to be such as the Judiciary Committees of the two Houses of Congress shall direct or approve.
The Librarian of Congress may from time to time transfer to other governmental libraries within the District of Columbia, including the Public Library, books and material in the possession of the Library of Congress in his judgment no longer necessary to its uses, but in the judgment of the custodians of such other collections likely to be useful to them, and may dispose of or destroy such material as has become useless.
CUSTODY, CARE, AND MAINTENANCE OF LIBRARY BUILDING AND GROUNDS: For superintendent of the Library building and grounds, $5,000; chief clerk, $2,000; clerk, $1,600; clerk, $1,400; clerk, $1,000; I messenger; i assistant messenger; i telephone switchboard operator; I assistant telephone switchboard operator; captain of watch, $1,400; lieutenant of watch, $1,000; 16 watchmen; carpenter, $900; painter,
$900; foreman of laborers, $900; 14 laborers, at $480 each; 2 attendants in ladies' room, at $480 each; 4 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, $76,905
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 post meridian on Sundays and legal holidays, $2,800.
For fuel, lights, repairs, and miscellaneous supplies, electric and steam apparatus, city directory, 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, $25,000.
For the completion of the construction, mechanical equipment, electric lighting, and roofing of a stack of shelving for bound newspapers and books in the southeast court of the Library building, $200,000.
Provisions in “An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ten, and for other purposes.”
For such trees, shrubs, plants, fertilizers, and skilled labor for the grounds of the Library of Congress as may be requested by the superintendent of the Library building, $1,000.
For the Library of Congress, including the Copyright Office, and the publication of the Catalogue of Title Entries of the Copyright Office, and binding, rebinding, and repairing of library books, and for building and grounds, Library of Congress, $202,000.
Provisions in “An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and for prior years, and for other purposes."
For 2 messengers, at $40 per month each, during the extra session of the Sixty-first Congress, being from March 5, 1909, until June 30, 1909, and for services in connection with the House Office Building, $312, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
Provisions in “An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes.”
For balance of salary of the Register of Copyrights, as provided by section 48 of the act entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright," approved March 4, 1909, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910, $500.
REPORT OF THE REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR 1908–9
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 9, 1909 SIR: The copyright business and the work of the Copyright Office for the fiscal year from July 1, 1908, to June 30, 1909, inclusive, are summarized as follows:
The gross receipts during the year were $87,085.53. A Fees, etc. balance of $1,876.63, representing trust funds and unfinished business, was on hand July 1, 1908, making a total of $88,962.16 to be accounted for. Of this amount the sum of $2,715.46, received by the Copyright Office, was refunded as excess fees or as fees for articles not registrable, and $154.50 was applied for subscriptions to the Catalogue of Copyright Entries, leaving a net balance of $86,092.20. The balance carried over to July 1, 1909, was $2,275.45 (representing trust funds, $2,193-79, and total unfinished business since July 1, 1897—twelve years—$81.66), leaving for fees applied during the fiscal year 1908-9, $83,816.75.
The appropriation made by Congress for salaries in the Salaries Copyright Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909, was $77,800. The total expenditure for salaries was $77,586.52, or $6,230.23 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 $1,067.18. The copyright fees received and paid into the United. Copyright
fees States Treasury during the last twelve years, from July 1,