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said Indians to dispose of said lands and to expend and pay over the proceeds received from the sale thereof only as received, as herein provided.

Approved, April 27, 1904.

tion.

April 27, 1904. CHAP. 1825.-An Act To amend section three thousand and ninety-five of the (S. 2816.]

Revised Statutes of the United States, relating to manner of importation. (Public, No. 184.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Manner of importa- States of Americu in Congress assembled, That section three thousand

and ninety-five of the Revised Statutes is hereby amended so as to read R.S., sec. 3095, p. 594, amended.

as follows: Importing mer. "Sec. 3095. Except in the districts on the northern, northwestern, less than thirty net and western boundaries of the United States, adjoining to the Dominion registered tons pro- of Canada or into the districts adjacent to Mexico, no merchandise of Exceptions. foreign growth or manufacture subject to the payment of duties shall

be brought into the United States from any foreign port in any other
manner than by sea, nor in any vessel of less than thirty net register
tons, or landed or unladen at any other port than is directed by law,
· under the penalty of seizure and forfeiture of all such vessels and
of the merchandise imported therein, laden or unladen in any other
manner.

Sec. 2. That this Act shall take effect one month after its passage.
Approved, A'pril 27, 1904.

Effect.

ed.

vital statistics.

April 27, 1904. CHAP. 1626.-An Act Amendatory of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for a (S. 3292.]

permanent Census Office," approved March sixth, nineteen hundred and two. [Public, No. 185.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Venge, p.32, amend. States of America in Congress assembled, That section eight of the Act

entitled “An Act to provide for a permanent Census Office," approved March sixth, nineteen hundred and two, be, and the same is hereby,

amended so as to read as follows: Yearly collection of “SEC. 8. That there shall be a collection of the statistics of the

births and deaths in registration areas for the year nineteen hundred and two, and annually thereafter, the date for which shall be obtained only from and restricted to such registration records of such States and municipalities as in the discretion of the Director possess records

affording satisfactory data in necessary detail, the compensation for Charge increased.

the transcription of which shall not exceed four cents for.each birth or death reported; or a minimum compensation of twenty-five dollars may be allowed, in the discretion of the Director, in States or cities registering less than five hundred deaths or five hundred births during the preceding year.”.

Approved, April 27, 1904.

Minimum compensation.

April 27, 1904. CHAP. 1627.-An Act To extend to Peoria, Illinois, the privileges of the serenth (S. 5369.1

section of the Act of Congress approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, (Public, No. 186.] governing the immediate transportation of merchandise without appraisement.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the privileges of the portation incilities ex- seventh section of the Act approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and

eighty, governing the immediate transportation of dutiable merchandise withont appraisement, be, and are hereby, extended to Peoria, Illinois, a port of delivery in the customs district of Indiana and Illinois.

Approved, April 27, 1904.

Peoria, Ill.
Immediate trans-

tended to.

Vol. 24, p. 174.

CHAP. 1628.-An Act Making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the April 27, 1904. government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, _

H. R. 12833. nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes.

(Public, No. 187.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the half of the following District of Colunbia

appropriations. sums named, respectively, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in Hall from District · the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the other half out of the revenues. revenues of the District of Columbia, in full for the purposes following, being for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, namely: GENERAL EXPENSES.

General expenses.

FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICE: For two Commissioners, at five thousand Executive office,

Salaries of Commisdollars each; Engineer Commissioner, nine hundred and twenty-four sioners, etc. dollars (to make salary five thousand dollars); secretary, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; two assistant secretaries t, Commissioners, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; clerk, one thousand five hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand four hundred dollars; three clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; clerk, six hundred dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; two messengers, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; stenographer and typewriter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; tivo drivers, at six hundred dollars each; veterinary surgeon for all horses in the departments of the District government, one thousand two hundred dollars; inspector of buildings, two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; principal assistant inspector of buildings, one thousand six hundred dollars; five assistant inspectors of buildings, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; five assistant inspectors of buildings, at one thousand dollars each; temporary employment of additional assistant inspectors for such time as their services may be necessary, two thousand four hundred dollars; two civil engineers or computers, at one thousand five hundred dollars each; clerk, one thousand dollars; clerk, nine hundred dollars; clerk, who shall be a stenographer and typewriter, nine hundred dollars; messenger, four hundred and eighty dollars; janitor, one thousand tw.) hundred dollars; steam engineer, nine hundred dollars; three firemen, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; two elevator operators, at three hundred and sixty dollars.each; three watchmen, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; two laborers, one of whom shall also act as messenger and substitute elevator operator, at three hundred and sixty-five dollars each; two laborers, at three hundred and sixty dollai's each; property clerk, who shall give bond in such sum as the Commis- Bond of property sioners may determine, and who shall, under the direction of the Com-' missioners, supervise the purchase and distribution and have custody of all supplies and stores for the use of the government of the District of Columbia, one thousand eight hundred dollars; deputy property clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; clerk, seven hundred and twenty dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; inspector of plumbing, two thousand dollars; seven assistant inspectors of plumbing, one at one thousand two hundred dollars, and six at one thousand dollars each; tive members of the plumbing board, at three hundred dollars each; harbor master, one thousand two hundred dollars; in all, seventyfive thousand and sixty-four dollars.

FOR ASSESSOR'S OFFICE: For assessor, three thousand five hundred Assessor's office. dollars, and five hundred dollars additional as chairman of the excise and personal tax boards; two assistant assessors, at two thousand dollars each; two clerks, at one thousand four hundred dollars each; clerk, arrears division, one thousand four hundred dollars; four clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; draftsman, one thousand two hundred dollars; four clerks, at one thousand dollars each; assist

clerk, duties.

celed.

Personal tax board.

ant or clerk, nine hundred dollars; clerk in charge of records, one thousand dollars; two clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; license clerk, one thousand two hundred dollars; two clerks, at one thousand dollars each; inspector of licenses, one thousand two hundred dollars; assistant inspector of licenses, one thousand dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; tbree assistant assessors, at three thousand dollars each; clerk to board of assistant assessors, one thousand five hundred dollars; messenger and driver, for board of assistant assessors, six hundred

dollars; temporary clerk bire, five hundred dollars; in all, forty-three Proviso.

thousand five hundred dollars: Provided, That the personal tax for the tapestries of late Gen- fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, levied against certain tapestries, eral, Sheridan, can- which were presented to the late Lieutenant-General Philip H. Sheridan

for gallant and meritorious services, and which are on exhibition in the National Museum, be canceled, and that no personal taxes be levied against said tapestries so long as they are exhibited in said

museum. Excise board.

EXCISE BOARD: For chief clerk, two thousand dollars; one clerk, one thousand two hundred dollars; one clerk, one thousand dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; in all, four thousand eight hundred dollars,

PERSONAL TAX BOARD: For two assistant assessors of personal taxes, at three thousand dollars each; clerk, one thousand four hundred dollars; assistant clerk, one thousand dollars; four inspectors, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; extra clerk hire, two thousand

dollars; in all, fifteen thousand two hundred dollars. Collector's office.

FOR COLLECTOR'S OFFICE: For collector, four thousand dollars; deputy collector, one thousand eight hundred dollars; cashier, one thousand eight hundred dollars; assistant cashier, one thousand four bundred dollars; bookkeeper, one thousand six hundred dollars; two clerks, at one thousand four hundred dollars each; two clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; two coupon clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; clerk and bank messenger, one thousand two hundred dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; in all, nineteen thousand four

hundred dollars. Tax-salecertificates.

cates. For extra labor for preparation of tax-sale certificates, and so forth,

with authority to employ clerks of this and other offices after office

hours, eight hundred dollars. Auditor's office,

FOR AUDITOR'S OFFICE: For auditor, three thousand six hundred dollars; chief clerk, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; bookkeeper, one thousand eight hundred dollars; two clerks, at one thousand six hundred dollars each; two clerks, at one thousand four hundred dollars each; three clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; clerk, one thousand dollars; clerk, nine hundred dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; disbursing officer, two thousand five hundred dollars; deputy disbursing officer, one thousand five hundred dollars; in all, twenty-three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

FOR OFFICE OF CORPORATION COUNSEL: For corporation counsel, sel's office.

four thousand five hundred dollars; first assistant corporation counsel, two thousand five hundred dollars; second assistant corporation counsel, one. thousand six hundred dollars; third assistant corporation counsel, one thousand six hundred dollars; fourth assistant corporation counsel, one thousand two hundred dollars; stenographer, nine hundred dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; in all, twelve thousand nine

hundred dollars. Sinking-fund office. FOR SINKING-FUND OFFICE, UNDER CONTROL OF THE TREASURER OF

THE UNITED STATES: For clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars;

clerk, nine hundred dollars; in all, two thousand five hundred dollars. Coroner's office.

FOR CORONER'S OFFICE: For coroner, one thousand eight hundred dollars; morgue master, seven hundred and twenty dollars; assistant morgue master and janitor, four hundred and eighty dollars; in all, three thousand dollars.

Corporation coun

dollars.

Sealer of weights and measures.

ors, etc.

Proviso.
Restriction on

AS

FOR MARKET MASTERS: For two market masters, at one thousand Market masters. two hundred dollars each; one market master, nine hundred dollars; for hire of laborers for cleaning markets, one thousand six hundred and eighty dollars; in all, four thousand nine hundred and eighty

FOR OFFICE OF SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: For sealer of weights and measures, two thousand five hundred dollars; assistant sealer of weights and measures, one thousand two hundred dollars; second assistant sealer of weights and measures, nine hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand dollars; laborer, four hundred and eighty dollars; in all, six thousand and eighty dollars. FOR ENGINEER'S OFFICE: Record division; For chief clerk, one thou Engineer's office.

Record division. sand nine hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand eight hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand four hundred dollars; three clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; two messengers, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; engineer of highways, three thousand Engineers

Engineers, inspectdollars; assistant engineer, one thousand six hundred dollars; two assistant engineers, at one thousand five hundred dollars each; three rodmen, at seven hundred and eighty dollars each; three chainmen, at six hundred and fifty dollars each; draftsman, one thousand two hundred dollars; inspector of streets, one thousand two hundred dollars; two assistant inspectors of streets, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; superintendent of streets, two thousand dollars; superintendent of county roads, one thousand five hundred dollars; superintendent of parking, one thousand three hundred dollars; assistant superintendent of parking, one thousand dollars; clerk, nine hundred dollars; inspector of asphalt and cements, two thousand four hundred dollars: Provided, That said inspector of asphalt and cements shall not receive or accept compensation of any kind from any person, firm, phalt inspector corporation, or municipality, other than the District of Columbia inspector of gas and meters, two thousand dollars; assistant inspector of gas and meters, one thousand dollars; assistant inspector of gas and meters, eight hundred and forty dollars; messenger, four hun. dred and eighty dollars; inspector of sewers, one thousand two hundred dollars; superintendent of sewers, three thousand dollars; general inspector of sewers, one thousand three hundred dollars; two assistant engineers, at one thousand five hundred dollars each; draftsman, one thousand two hundred dollars; leveler, one thousand two hundred dollars; three rodmen, at seven hundred and eighty dollars each; three chainmen, at six hundred and fifty dollars each; clerk, one thousand four hundred dollars; two clerks, at one thousand dollars each; two inspectors of property, at nine hundred and thirty-six dollars each; permit clerk, one thousand four hundred dollars; assistant permit clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; index clerk and typewriter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; in all, sixty-five thousand. six hundred and thirty-two dollars.

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OFFICE: For special assessment clerk, one thou- Special assessment sand seven hundred dollars; seven clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; two clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; in all, eleven thousand pine hundred dollars.

STREET-SWEEPING OFFICE: For superintendent, two thousand five Street-sweeping ofbundred dollars; assistant superintendent and clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand dollars; four inspectors, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; ten inspectors, at one thousand one hundred dollars each; three assistant inspectors, at nine hundred dollars each; foreman of public dumps, nine hundred dollars; messenger and driver, six hundred dollars; in all, twenty-five thousand one hundred dollars.

office.

Temporary overseers, etc.

ment.

Board of examiners, BOARD) OF EXAMINERS, STEAM ENGINEERS: For compensation for steam engineers.

· board of examiners of steam engineers in the District of Columbia, three, at three hundred dollars each, nine hundred dollars.

That overseers, inspectors, and other employees temporarily required in connection with sewer, street, or road work, or the construction and repair of buildings and bridges, or any general or special work authorized by appropriations, including all necessary clerical and other seryices and all necessary horses, harness, and wagons, when specifically and in writing ordered by the Commissioners of the District, and all expenses incidental to or necessary for the proper execution of said work, shall be paid from and equitably charged against the sums appropriated for said work; and the Commissioners of the District, in their annual report to Congress, shall report the sumber of such overseers, inspectors, and other employees performing clerical or other services, and their work, and the sums paid to each, and out of what appropriation, together with the sums expended for horses, harness, and wagons; and all horses, buggies, or carriages owned or maintained by the District of Columbia shall, so far as may be practicable, be pro

vided for in stables owned or operated by said District. Insurance depart- DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: For superintendent of insurance, three

thousand dollars; examiner, one thousand five hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand dollars; statistician, one thousand four hundred dollars; temporary clerk hire, six hundred dollars; in all, seven thousand five

hundred dollars. Surveyor's office.. FOR SURVEYOR'S OFFICE: Fór surveyor, three thousand dollars;

assistant surveyor, one thousand eight bundred dollars; for such Vol. 28, p. 64. . additional employees as may be required, in accordance with the pro.

visions of the Act of Congress making the surveyor of the Distriot of Columbia a salaried officer, eighteen thousand two hundred dollars; in

all, twenty-three thousand dollars. . Free public library. FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY: For librarian, two thousand five hundred

dollars; assistant librarian, one thousand dollars; three assistants, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; three assistants, at six hundred dollars each; three assistants, at five hundred and forty dollars each; cataloguer, nine hundred dollars; cataloguer, seven hundred and twenty dollars; cataloguer, six hundred dollars; three temporary cataloguers, at five hundred and forty dollars each; stenographer and typewriter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; two attendants, at four hundre! and eighty dollars each; four attendants, at three hundred and sixty dollars each; two messengers, at three hundred and sixty dollars each; four pages, at two hundred and forty dollars each; two janitors, at four hundred and eighty dollars each, one of whom shall act as a night watchman; engineer, nine hundred dollars; fireman, five hundred and forty dollars; workman, four hundred and eighty dollars; four charwomen, at one hundred and eighty dollars each; in all, twenty-one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.

For purchase of books, five thousand dollars;

· For binding, three thousand dollars; Contingentexpenses. For fuel, lighting, fitting up building, and other contingent expenses,

six thousand dollars;

In all, fourteen thousand dollars.

CONTINGENT AND MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES.

Contingentexpenses. For contingent expenses of the government of the District of

Columbia, namely: For printing, checks, books, law books, books of reference and periodicals, stationery; detection of frauds on the revenue; repairs of market houses; painting; surveying instruments and implements; drawing materials; binding, rebinding, repairing, and

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