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By the act for the relief of V. H. McCormick. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and instructed to pay to V. H. McCormick the
sum of $5,053.56, in full of all claim by said McCormick for sal. ary as special messenger and watchman to the special committee on investigation of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company during the Forty-fourth Congress, from the 16th day of August, 1876, to the 4th day of March, 1877, inclusive...
8555 56 By the act for the relief of A. F. Whitman, administrator de bonis non of Samuel Kimbro and E. T.
That the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized
and directed to pay to A. F. Whitman, administrator de bonis non of Samuel Kimbro, deceased, and administrator of E. V. Kimbro, deceased, the sum of $3,414, in full payment of a draft drawn by the Treasurer of the United States, in favor of the intestate of the said A. F. Whitman, on the First National Bank of Washington, District of Columbia, for $3,414, dated March 9, 1867, and which has not been paid.
$3, 414 00
By the act for the relief of Lieutenant George M. Welles, of the Marine Corps.
That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to First Lieutenant George M. Welles, of the United States Marine Corps, the sum of $225, being the difference between furlough and retired pay, found to be due him in the adjustment of his accounts at the Treasury...
By the act for the relief of William Johnson and John R. Francis, of Edgar County, Illinois. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized
and directed to pay the sum of $2,440.90 to William Johnson and John R. Francis, of Edgar County, Illinois, the same to be in full compensation for all property taken from or furnished by them
or either of them to or by the United States military authorities during the war. ...... $2, 440 90 By the joint resolution providing for transportation by the military authorities of John J. Manuel and
two infant daughters from Camp Howard, Idaho Territory, to Saint Charles, Mo. That the Secretary of War is hereby empowered and directed to furnish military trans.
portation to said Jobn J. Manuel and his two daughters from Camp Howard, Idaho Territory, to Saint Charles, in the State of Missouri; and the sum of $200, or so much thereof as may be required for that purpose, is hereby appropriated....
By the joint resolution making an appropriation for the benefit of the Penny Lunch House of Washington
District of Columbia.
$1, 500 00
That the sum of $1,500 be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the benefit of the
And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay the said sum of money to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, to be by them paid over to Mrs. Julia A. Roberts, of said city of Washington, in sums of not exceeding $100 in any one month, to be expended by her for the maintenance of said lunch-bouse: Provided, That this appropriation shall not become available until the appropriation made by joint resolution approved May 20, 1878, shall be exbausted: And provided, That the same shall be credited to the United States as a part of its share of the expenses of the District of Columbia.
By the act making appropriations for the Military Academy for the year ending June 30, 1880..
$319, 517 33 By the act making appropriations for the payment of pensions for the year ending June
29, 366, 000 00
1,037. 835 00 By the act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June 30, 1200. 14, 029, 968 95 By the act making appropriations for fortifications for the year ending June 30, 1880 275,000 00 By the act making appropriations for deficiencies for the year ending June 30, 1-79, and
for prior years, &c
3, 163, 297 15 1880..
19, 566, 340 06 By the act making appropriations for rivers and harborg By the act making appropriations for the Post-Office Department for the year ending
7, 846, 600 00 June 30, 1880 By the act making appropriations for the Indian service for the year ending June 30,
36, 121, 400 00 1880..
4,713, 527 se By the act making appropriations for the payment of arrears of pensions..
26,867, 200 00 By the act providing for taking the tenth and subsequent censuses
250, 000 00 By the act making appropriations for the payment of claims allowed by the Commis. sioners of Claims
296, 189 06 By the act for the allowance of certain claims reported allowed by the Treasury Depart.
267, 567 :
1, 112, 963 99 Total
145, 22. 736 33
II.—NEW OFFICES CREATED AND THE SALARIES THEREOF.
[Prepared in the office of the Secretary of the Senate.)
By the act (No. 1) establishing the rank of the senior inspector-general. From and after the passage of this act the rank of the senior inspector-general of the United States Army shall be a brigadier-general; but no pay or allowances shall be made to said officer other than from the date of appointment under this act. By the act (No. 3) to aid in the protection of the public buildings and property against loss
and damage by fire. A commission composed of the Commissioner of Patents, the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution is hereby constituted and authorized to examine such automatic signal telegraph systems as may be submitted to them by the owners and agents thereof, and to report the results of their examination to the next session of Congress.
No compensation is provided by the act.
By the act (No. 4) to correct an error of enrollment in bill making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879, and for other purposes.
The sum of $27,500, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated to pay for clerk hire, engineering, marshal's fees, salaries, and other expenses of the Hot Springs Commission; and the President of the United States is authorized to appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate, three discreet, competent, and disinterested persons, who shall constitute board of commissioners, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum, who shall hold their offices for the period of one year from the date of their appointment, and shall have the same powers and authority in all respects as was provided for the commissioners appointed under the act of Congress approved March 3, 1877, entitled "An act in relation to the Hot Springs reservation inthe State of Arkansas."
By the act (.Yo. 12) authorizing the chancellor of Smithsonian Institution to appoint an act
ing secretary in certain cases. In case of the death, resignation, sickness, or absence of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the chancellor thereof is authorized to appoint some person as acting secretary, who for the time being shall be clothed with all the powers and duties which by law are devolved upon the secretary, and he shall hold said position until au election of secretary shall be duly made, or until the secretary shall be restored to his health, or if absent, shall return and enter upon the duties of his office.
No compensation is provided by the act.
By the act (No. 19) making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic service of the
government for the year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes.
For salary of a clerk to the legation at Spain, $1,200 per annum.
By the act (No. 36) to create an additional land district in the Territory of Idaho.
The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or during the recess thereof, a register and a receiver of public moneys for said district; and said officers shall reside in the place where said land-office is located, and shall have the same powers and responsibilities, and shall receive the same fees and emoluments as like officers now receive in other land-offices in said Territory, viz, $500 per annum, each, and fees.
By the act ( V0.40) making appropriations for the naral service for the year ending June 30,
1820, and for other purposes.
One machinist, at $2.50 per day.
There shall be appointed every year, in the following manner, a Board of Visitors to attend the annual examination of the acadlemy: Seven persons shall be appointed by the President, and two Senators and three me nbers of the House of Representatives shall be designated as Visitors by the Vice-President or President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, at the session of Congress next preceding such examination. Each member of said board shall receive not exceeding eight cents per mile traveled by the most direct route from his residence to Annapolis, and eight cents per mile for each mile from said place to his residence on returning. Expenses only are provided for in the act creating the Board of Visitors.
Marine Corps :
By the act (No. 43) to abolish the volunteer nary of the United States.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Navy to organize a board of five line offi cers of the Navy, none of whom shall be below the grade of captain, whose duty it shall be to make an examination of the line officers now composing the volunteer Navy of the United States, which examination shall be such as required in the examination of officers for promotion; and, further, that it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Navy to organize a board of five medical officers of the Navy, none of whom shall be below the grade of lieutenant-commander, whose duty it shall be to make an examination of the eighteen acting and three acting passed assistant surgeons now in the service, should they desire to present themselves, which examination shall be such as is required in the examination of medical officers for admission as assistant surgeons; and in all cases where said board shall find that such officers are professionally, morally, and physically qualified to perform the duties of their position, and shall so report to the Secretary of the Nary, it shall and may be lawful for the President of the United States by and with the advice and consent of the Senate to appoint such officers in the line and assistant surgeons in the regular Navy of the United States.
No compensation is provided by the act. By the act (No. 44) making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the In. dian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June 30, 1880, and for other purposes. Agents of Indian affairs: At Pottawatomie agency, at $1,000 per annum; and at the Union agency, at $2,000 per annum.
Pay of Indian police: For the service of not exceeding eight hundred privates (au increase of three hundred and seventy), at $5 per month each; and not exceeding one hundred officers (an increase of fifty), at $8 per month each, of Indian police, to be employed in maintaining order and prohibiting illegal traffic in liquor on the several Indian reservations.
By the act (Vo. 49) to create the northern judicial district of the State of Texas, and to change the eastern and western judicial districts of said State, and to fix the time and places of holding courts in said districts.
There shall be appointed a district judge for the northern district of Texas, who shall possess the same powers and do and perform all such duties in his district as are now enjoyed or in any manner appertain to the present district judges for said eastern and western districts of Texas, and shall be entitled to the same compensation as by law is provided for the present judges of the eastern and western districts of Texas; and there shall be appointed one person as district attorney and one person as marshal for said northern district, whose terms of appointinent and services, as well as duties and emoluments, shall be the same with those, respectively, appertaining to the said offices in the said eastern and western districts of Texas.
The district judge shall appoint a clerk, and two deputies shall be appointed by the clerk.
By the ac! (No. 50) to create an additional associate justice of the supreme court of the Dis
trict of Columbia, and for the better administration of justice in said District. There shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one additional associate justice of the supreme court of the District of Columbia, who shall have the same power, authority, and jurisdiction as now or here. after may be exercised by any of the associate justices of the supreme court, and shall receive the same salary, payable in the same manner.
By the act (No. 72) to amend the laws relating to internal revenue.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue may, whenever in his judgment the necessities of the service so require, employ competent agents, not exceeding at any time thirty-five (an increase of ten) in number, to be paid such compensation as he may deem proper, not exceeding in the aggregate any appropriation made for that purpose, who shall be known and designated as internal-revenue agents, and shall have all the powers of entry and examination conferred upon any officer of internal revenue by law. By the act (No. 85) making appropriations for sundry ciril expenses of the government for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880, and for other purposes. Life-saving stations: For salary of one hundred and ninety-six (an increase of twenty-four) keepers of life-saving and life-boat stations and of houses of refuge, at $400 each per annum.
Independent Treasury: Office of the assistant treasurer at New York: For three additional clerks in the office of the assistant treasurer of the United States at New York, two at the rate of $1,500 per annum, and one at the rate of $1,200 per annum'; for the service of the unexpired portion of the current fiscal year, a sufficient sum is hereby appropriated.
Miscellaneous objects under War Department: For continuing the preparation of the publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies, and for the compensation of temporary clerks and other employés engaged thereon, the collection of such Confederate records as may be placed at the disposal of the government by gift or loan, the rent of building, and the preservation of the Brady War Views, $40,490 : Provided, That not more than two clerks of class four, one clerk of class three, one clerk of class two, one clerk of class one, two clerks at $1,000 each, twelve copyists at $900 each, one foreman of printing, one pressman, six compositors, two assistant mes. sengers, one watchman, and one agent for the collection of Confederate records, shall be employed.
Geological Survey : For the salary of the Director of the Geological Survey, which office is established under the Interior Department, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, $6,000 per annum.
For the expense of a commission on the codification of existing laws relating to the survey and disposition of the public domain, and for other purposes, $20,000 : Provided, That the commission shall consist of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the Director of the United States Geological Survey, and three civilians, to be appointed by the President, who shall receive a per diem compensation of $10 for each day while actually engaged, and their traveling expenses; and neither the Commissioner of the General Land Office nor the Director of the United States Geological Survey shall receive other compensation for their services upon said commission than their salaries, respectively, except their traveling expenses, while engaged on said duties.
By the act (No. 90) making appropriations for the payment of the arrears of pensions granted
by act of Congress approved January 25, 1879, and for other purposes. For temporary clerks in the Pension Office, and for furniture, rent of additional rooms, and other contingencies, $52,200 in addition to the appropriations which have been or shall be made under other acts, the same to be available until June 30, 1880: Prorided, That no more than $3,500 shall be used for furniture, contingencies, and rent. By the act (No. 97) providing for an additional associate justice of the supreme court of the
Territory of Dakota. It shall be the duty of the President to appoint an additional associate justice of the supreme court, in manner now provided by law, who shall hold his office for the term of four years, and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
By the act (No. 98) to provide for taking the tenth and subsequent censuses. There shall be established in the Department of the Interior an office to be denominated the Census Office, the chief officer of which shall be called the Superintendent of the Census.
The Superintendent of the Census sball be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and he shall receive an annual salary of $5,000; and the Secretary of the Interior may appoint a chief clerk of the Census Office, six clerks of class four, ten clerks of class three, fifteen clerks of class two, with such number of clerks of class one and of copyists and computers, at salaries of not less than $700 or more than $1,000, as may be found necessary for the proper and prompt compilation and publication of the results of the enuneration of the census herein provided to be taken. And upon such compilation and publication of said census, said Office of Superintendent shall cease, and the period of service of said clerks shall end.
The Secretary of the Interior shall, on or before the first day of March, 1880, designate the number, whether one or more, of supervisors of census, to be appointed within each State or Territory, who shall be residents of the State or Territory. The supervisors shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The total number of such supervisors shall not exceed one hundred and fifty.
Each supervisor of census shall be charged with the performance, within his own district, of the following duties: To propose to the Superintendent of Census the apportionment of his district into subdivisions most convenient for the purpose of enumeration; to designate to the Superintendent of Census suitable persons, and, with the consent of said Superintendent, to employ such persons as enumerators within his district, one for each subdivision, and resident therein, who shall be selected solely with reference to their fitness, and without reference to their political or party affiliations, according to the apportionment approved by the Superintendent of Census.
Each supervisor of census shall, upon the completion of his duties to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior, receive the sum of $500 in full compensation for all services rendered and expenses incurred by him, except an allowance for clerk hire may be made, at the discretion of the Superintendent of Census.
The compensation of enumerators shall be ascertained and fixed as follows: In subdivisions where the Superintendent of Census shall deem such an allowance sufficient, an allowance not exceeding two cents for each living inhabitant, two cents for each death reported, ten cents for each farm, and fifteen cents for each establishment of productive industry enumerated and returned, may be given in full compensation for all services; and no claim for mileage or traveling expenses shall be allowed in such subdivisions: Prorided, That the subdivisions to which the above rate of compensation shall apply must be designated by the Superintendent of Census at least one month in advauce of the enumeration; and no account of the time occupied in enumeration shall be required for the purpose of ascertaining and determining the compensation of enumerators in such subdivisions. For all other subdivisions rates of compensation shall be fixed in advance of the enumeration by the Superintendent of Census, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, according to the difficulty of enumeration, having reference to the nature of the region to be canvassed, and the density or sparseness of settlement, or other considerations pertinent thereto; but the compensation allowed to any enumerator in any district east of the one hundredth meridian shall not exceed an average of four dollars per day of ten hours actual field-work each; and the compensation allowed to any enumerator in any district west of the one hundredth meridian shall not exceed six dollars per working day of equal length.
By the act (No. 105) to prevent the introduction of infectious or contagious diseases into the
United States, and to establish a National Board of Health,
There shall be established a National Board of Health, to consist of seven members, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, not more than one of whom shall be appointed from any one State, whose compensation, during the time when actually engaged in the performance of their duties under this act, shall be ten dollars per diem each, and reasonable expenses, and of one medical officer of the Army, one medical officer of the Navy, one medical officer of the Marine Hospital Service, and one officer from the Department of Justice, to be detailed by the Secretaries of the several Departments and the Attorney General, respectively, and the officers so detailed shall re ve no compensation.
III.—THE OFFICES THE SALARIES OF WHICH HAVE BEEN INCREASED, WITH THE AMOUNT OF SUCH INCREASE DURING THE SAME PERIOD.
By the act (No. 40) making appropriations for the naral serrice for the year ending June 30
1820, and for other purposes.
Naval Academy: Steam-pipe fitter, at $730 per annum ; increase $183.