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PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS
CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.
ACTS OF THE SIXTY-FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Appropriations, Thirteenth Census. An act making appropriations for expenses of the Thirteenth
Decennial Census, and for other purposes. June 29, 1909..
July 2, 1909.
port of entry, and for other purposes. July 2, 1909.. Porto Rico, expenses. An act to amend an act entitled "An act temporarily to provide revenues
and a civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes," approved April twelfth,
nineteen hundred. July 15, 1909 Tarif of 1909. An act to provide revenue, equalize duties, and encourage the industries of the
United States, and for other purposes. August 5, 1909 Appropriations, deficiencies. An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appro
priations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and nine, and for other purposes. August 5,
August 5, 1909
bridges aeross and over certain navigable waters, and for other purposes. August 5, 1909. Dam, Sarannah River. An act to authorize the building of a dam across the Savannah River at or
near the mouth of Stevens Creek, between the counties of Edgefield, South Carolina, and
Columbia, Georgia. August 5, 1909
division of the southern district of Georgia. August 5, 1909..
in aid of navigation in the Tennessee River. August 5, 1909..
Documents, Sirtieth Congress. Joint resolution repealing joint resolution to provide for the distribu
tion by Members of the Sixtieth Congress of documents, reports, and other publications,
approved March second, nineteen hundred and nine. April 23, 1909 Appropriations, House of Representatives. Joint resolution making appropriations for the payment
of certain expenses incident to the first session of the Sixty-first Congress. April 23, 1909. River and harbor works, Joint resolution relating to the provisions of section ten of the sundry
civil act of March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine. April 25, 1909
Chelsea, Massachusetts. July 1, 1909.
War to loan cots, tents, and appliances for the use of the forty-third national encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic at Salt Lake City, Utah. July 12, 1909..... River and harbor survys, etc. Joint resolution authorizing the printing of reports upon prelimi
nary examinations and surveys, and so forth. August 5, 1909..
Amendment to the Constitution. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States..
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-FIRST CONGRESS
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the
District of Columbia,' on Monday, the fifteenth day of March, 1909, and was adjourned without day on Thursday, the fifth day of August, 1909.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, President; JAMES SCHOOLCRAFT SHERMAN, Vice-President;
WILLIAM PIERCE FRYE, President of the Senate pro tempore; JOSEPH GURNEY CANNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
June 29, 1909. CHAP. 1.- An Act Making appropriations for expenses of the Thirteenth Decen- [H. R. 10933.] nial Census, and for other purposes.
[Public, No. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby appro- Appropriation for priated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, expenses of. for salaries and necessary expenses for preparing for, taking, compiling, and publishing the Thirteenth Census of the United States, rent Infra. of office quarters, for carrying on during the decennial census period all other census work authorized and directed by law, including purchase, rental, construction, repair, and exchange of mechanical appliances, to continue available until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve, ten million dollars.
The Director of the Census is authorized to designate three commissioners, with the status of special agents, as provided by the perma- deuth. nent census Act, to represent the United States in the International Commission for the Revision of the Classification of Diseases and mission authorized. Causes of Death, called by the Government of France to meet at Paris in July, nineteen hundred and nine, one of whom shall be chosen from the Census Office, one from the medical profession, and one from the organized registration officials of the United States. For the compensation and traveling expenses of said commissioners not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars of the foregoing appropriation may be expended.
Approved, June 29, 1909.
Classification of diseases and causes of
Commissioners to International
July 2, 1909. CHAP. 2.-An Act To provide for the Thirteenth and subsequent decennial (H. R. 1033.]
[Public, No. 2.) Be it enacted by the Senate and lIouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a census of the population, Thirteenth Census: agriculture, manufactures, and mines and quarries of the United States ing. shall be taken by the Director of the Census in the year nineteen hundred and ten and every ten years thereafter. The census herein provided for shall include each State and Territory on the mainland of the United States, the District of Columbia, and Alaska, Hawaii, and Porto Rico.
Decennial census period established,
Additional executive force.
Vol. 32, p. 51.
Duties of officers.
SEC. 2. That the period of three years beginning the first day of July next preceding the census provided for in section one of this Act shall be known as the decennial census period, and the reports upon the inquiries provided for in said section shall be completed and published within such period.
SEC. 3. That after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and during the decennial census period only, there may be employed in the Census Office, in addition to the force provided for by the Act of March sixth, nineteen hundred and two, entitled "An Act to provide for a permanent Census Office," an Assistant Director, who shall be an experienced practical statistician; a geographer, a chief statistician, who shall be a person of known and tried experience in statistical work, an appointment clerk, a private secretary to the Director, two stenographers, and eight expert chiefs of division. "These officers, with the exception of the Assistant Director, shall be appointed with
out examination by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor upon the Assistant Director. recommendation of the Director of the Census. The Assistant Director
shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
SEC. 4. That the Assistant Director shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Director of the Census. In the absence of the Director the Assistant Director shall serve as Director, and in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director the chief clerk shall
serve as Director. Appointment clerk. The appointment clerk shall perform the appointment duties assigned Vol. 32, p. 51. to the disbursing clerk in section four of the Act entitled "An Act to
provide for a permanent Census Office," approved March sixth, nineteen hundred and two. The disbursing clerk of the Census Office shall, at the beginning of the decennial census period, give additional bond to the Secretary of the Treasury in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, surety to be approved by the Solicitor of the Treasury, which bond shall be conditioned that the said officer shall render, quarter yearly, a true and faithful account to the proper accounting officers of the Treasury of all moneys and properties which shall be received by him by virtue of his office during the said decennial census period. Such bond shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, to be by him put in suit upon any breach of the condi
tions thereof. Pay during decennial period.
Sec. 5. That during the decennial census period the annual compensation of the officials of the Census Office shall be as follows: The Director of the Census, seven thousand dollars; the private secretary to the Director, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; the Assistant Director, five thousand dollars; the chief statisticians, three thousand dollars each; the chief clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; the disbursing clerk, two thousand eight hundred and seventyfive dollars; the appointment clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; the geographer, two thousand five hundred dollars; the chiefs of division, two thousand dollars each; and the stenographers provided for in section three of this Act, one thousand eight hundred dollars
each. Additional employ
SEC. 6. That in addition to the force hereinbefore provided for and to that already authorized by law there may be employed in the Census Office during the decennial census period, and no longer, as many clerks of classes four, three, two, and one; as many clerks, copyists, computers, and skilled laborers, with salaries at the rate of not less than six hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars per annum, and as many messengers, assistant messengers, messenger boys, watchmen, unskilled laborers, and charwomen, as may be found
necessary for the proper and prompt performance of the duties Appointment.
herein required, these additional clerks and employees to be appointed by the Director of the Census: Provided, That the total