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Harris, Hereford, E. R. Hoar, Holman, Killinger, Lamar, Lawson, B. Lewis, Magee, McLean, Merriam, Milliken, Mitchell, W. E. Niblack, Niles, //. W. Parker, Parsons, Phelps, J. H. Piatt, Potter, Randall, E. H. Roberts, I. W. Scudder, Sener, J. Q. Smith, Speer, Sprague, Storm, Strawbridge, C. Y. Thomas, Todd, Tremain, C. W. Willard, Wolfe, Wood, J. D. Young—bi.

Cost of Public Improvements.

[From report of Senate Committee on Transportation, No. 307, Part 1,1st sess. 43d Cong., p. 184.]

Purlic Buildings At Washington. The amount of money expended by the Government of the United States in the erection of permanent public buildings in the District of Columbia, trom the time the seat of Government was located at Washington to the close of the fiscal year June 30, 1873, was, for the Capitol, about $12,000,000; Treasury, about $6,000,000; Interior, about $4,000,000; Post Office, about $2,000,000; President's House, $300,000; Agricultural Department, $200,000; New State Department, $1,300,000. Total, $25,800,000.

In The States. The amount expended by the United States Government for custom-houses, post offices, and court-houses, from the adoption of the Constitution to June 30,1873, was, in Maine, $1,961,595; New Hampshire, $173,671; Vermont; $214,534; Massachusetts, $3,602,360; Rhode Island, $315,290; Connecticut, $240,373; New York, $9,634,695; New Jersey, $250,263; Pennsylvania, $2,583,016; Delaware, $41,128; Maryland, $1,185,620; Virginia, $876,596; North Carolina, $217,459; South Carolina, $2,767,945; Alabama, $493,880; Georgia, $283,474; Florida, $103,478; Mississippi, $24,000; Louisiana, $3,806,678; Texas, $114,360; Arkansas, $103; Missouri, $775,223 ; Kentucky, $287,790; Tennessee, $317,486; Ohio, $682,745; Indiana, $456,746; Illinois, $2,574,415; Michigan, $228,505; Wisconsin, $566,592; Iowa, $477,393; Minnesota, $543,695; Kansas, $49,545; California, $890,199; Oregon, $435,805; Nebraska, $299,996; West Virginia, $94. Total, $37,476,747.

In The Territories. New Mexico, $99,650; Utah, $68,254; Washington, $27,650; Colorado, $90,723; Idaho, $40,240; Montana, $41,575; Wyoming, $37,455. Total, $405,547. Total for States and Territories, $37,822,294.

Marine Hospitals, Light-houses, &o. Amount expended by General Government in each State and Territory, from adoption of Constitution, to June 30,1873, for marine hospitals, light-houses, beacons, and fog signals : In Maine, $766,755; New Hampshire,$122,465; Vermont, $84,125; Massachusetts, $1,535,487; Rhode Island, $305,316; Connecticut, $467,925; New York, $1,580,639; New Jersey, $423,071; Pennsylvania, $204,865 ;. Delaware, $343 843; Maryland, $358,314; Virginia, 425,416; North Carolina, $852,407; South Carolina, $278,289; Georgia, $298,623; Alabama, $298,623; Florida, $1,498,488; Mississippi, $248,209; Louisiana, $1,603,453; Texas, $241,005; Arkansas, $59,081;

Missouri, $87,647; Kentucky, $135,948; Tennessee, ;Ohio, $765,961; Indiana, $86

892; Illinois, $681,989; Michigan, $1,879,350; Wisconsin, $284,657; Iowa, $28,446; Minnesota, $14,847; Kansas, ;California, $628,196;

Oregon, $212,249; Nebraska, ;West

Virginia, ;Washington Territory, $153,

558. Total, $16,937,115.

River And Harbor Improvements.

Amount expended by General Government for improvement of rivers and harbors in each State and Territory, from the adoption of the Constitution, to June 30,1873:

Atlantic Coast—Maine, $746,152; New Hampshire, $23,000; Massachusetts, $1,621,235; Rhode Island, $286,485; Connecticut, $563,407; New York, $1,249,500; New Jersey, $95,963; Pennsylvania, $208,894; Delaware, $2,653,102; Maryland, $522,359; Virginia, $424,422; North Carolina, $740,377; South Carolina, $88,254; Georgia, $321,023; Florida, $43,000. Total, $9,587,173.

Gulf Coast—Florida, $103,730; Alabama, $312,476; Mississippi, $30,500; Louisiana, $25,000; Texas, $108,000. Total, $579,706.

Pacific Coast—California, $326,500; Oregon, $202,314; Washington Territory, $109,189. Total, $638,003.

Northern Lakes—Vermont, $304,357; New York,$3,8l4,314; Pennsylvania,$330,942; Ohio, $1,292,794;Michigan,$2,213,100; Indiana,$320,734; Illinois, $821,305; Wisconsin, $1,229,612; Minnesota, $110,000. Total, $10,437,158.

Western Rivers—Pennsylvania, ;Ohio,

; Kentucky, $30,000; Tennessee, $292,947;

Indiana, $35,000; Illinois, $73,000; Wisconsin, $240,000; Minnesota, $72,500; Iowa, $29,500;

Missouri, $115,000; Kansas, ;Arkansas,

$256,500; Nebraska, ;Mississippi, $5,000;

West Virginia, $5,000; Louisiana, $805,847; Texas, $20,000; improvements of rivers, chargeable to the several States, $9,458,006. Total, $11,438,300.

Total for rivers and harbors, $32,680,340; total for rivers and harbors, light-houses, marine hospitals, custom-houses, post offices, and courthouses, $87,499,749; total for public buildings in District of Columbia and for other purposes, $113,299,749.

Civil Service.

In House.

The Committee on Appropriations reported no appropriation in the sundry civil appropriation bill for continuing the duties of the civil service commissioners. An amendment offered in Committee of the Whole appropriating twenty-five thousand dollars failed. The following amendment was agreed to in Committee of the Whole and concurred in by the House:

Sec. 2. That section nine of the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, authorizing the President to employ suitable persons to conduct certain inquiries, and to prascribe their duties in respect to appointments in the civil service be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and the unexpended balance of any appropriation heretofore made for carrying the same into effect shall be covered into the Treasury; that in all the bureaus and in all the departments at Washington, whenever there shall be a number of applicants for employment therein, a soldier or sailor who fought in the line of duty in war, a soldier's or sailor's widow, wife, daughter, and mother, respectively, being such applicant, shall have preference in the employments suited to each respectively, and the same rule shall be observed whenever discharges shall take place in the several departments and bureaus by reason of diminution of force therein respectively: Provided, That two persons of the relationship above stated, either by blood or marriage, shall not have employment in any of said departments or bureaus at the same time; and it shall be the duty of the officer at the head of each of the Executive Departments at Washington to prescribe and publish rules for ascertaining the qualifications of applicants for appointments at his disposal, or made under his authority, to make such appointments only from candidates who have the qualifications of honesty, efficiency, and fidelity, and not as

rewards for mere party zeal, giving preference only to those who have the additional qualification of an honorable record in the military or naval service of the United States, or the widow, wife, daughter, sister, or mother of such soldier, sailor, or marine. And it shall be hio further duty to make such appointments as equitably as possible from qualified candidates presenting themselves from the several congressional districts, and with reference to their population; and upon the removal of any appointee, the reason for such removal shall be stated on the records of the department where the service was rendered.

Its Senate.

An amendment appropriating fifteen thousand dollars for the civil service commission was inserted. The House non-concurred, pro forma, in all of the Senate amendments; and the committee of conference, which consisted of Messrs. Morrill of Maine, Sargent, and Stevenson, on the part of the Senate, and Messrs. Garfield, Hale of Maine, and Niblack, on the part of the House, reported that on this question they could not agree, and the sections were both dropped, leaving no appropriation for the purpose.

STATISTICAL TABLES.

A.—Public Debt of the United States.

[From the statement of the Secretary of the Treasury, made June 30,1874.]

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B.—Pacific Railway Bonds.

Authorized by acts of July 1, 1862, and July 2, 1864; rate of interest, 6 per cent, in lawful money; payable 30 years from date; interest payable January and June.

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C—Internal Revenue Table.

Aggregate receipts from each State and Territorg\ from Internal Revenue, for 1870, 1871,1872, and 1873, and the total from each State since 1863.

States And Territories.

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut.

Dakota

Delaware.

District of ColumbiaFlorida ,

Georgia ,

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa —

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey ,

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas ,

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin ,

Wyoming

Aggregate receipts by States and Ter ritories

Adhesive Stamps .

Salaries

Passports through Department of State.

Fines, penalties, &c, reported by United States officers other than collectors of internal revenue

Collections on articles produced in the late insurrectionary districts, made by special Treasury agents

Aggregate receipts from all sourees.....

$595,700 17

15,015 43

309,284 10

4,002,439 31

73,910 34

2.504,477 14

8,715 61

451,985 70

514,482 20

106.318 42

1,144,241 38

65,424 05

18,364,366 66

5,045.023 82

1,377,981 34

343.231 15

9,887,023 73

2,981,524 02

807,224 36

5,438,472 91

10,084,090 19

2,918.987 30

467,879 15

284,792 49

6,004,278 11

103,555 55

308,501 51

188,027 45

032,407 3S

4,075,359 85

40,927 22

30,301.550 38

1,398,719 95

19,508,743 80

329.212 01

10,748,704 05

1,282,370 09

412,039 59

1,470,859 57

390,954 33

46,296 41

352,316 05

5,496,351 39

83,272 63

750,907 15

2,303,015 03

25,879 82

107,560,107 49

16,544,043 06

1,109,526 42

22,191 00

185,235,867 97

1871.

$363,758 37

16,889 07.

130,524 47

3,606,921 68

69,993 65

1,426.870 91

7,130 43

444,018 11

267,809 27

121,030 66

730,944 02

53,010 97

15,119,609 02

4,798,408 90

1,081,841 24

236,766 04

6,514.140 54

1,912,755 25

412,096 48

3,703,854 80

6.801.074 68
2,639,670 28

252,582 98
238.257 43

5.095.075 89
82,104 98

224,308 92

103,034 03

396,926 97

2,458,600 20

34,811 08

28,870,402 06

1,302.208 19

15,149,489 11

150,547 64

12,535,521 68

672.493 14

258,719 99

874,221 65

350,680 42

39,995 71

279,332 70

5,319,272 69

36,753 01

627,320 94

1,977,703 87

10,845 25

127,873,109 23

15.342.739 46

787,262 55

8,065 00

144,011,176 24

1872. $238,160 14

15,578 56

94,301 22

3,053,517 39

63,272 84

1,204,614 64

5.985 81

400,101 26

216,999 56

99,455 64

583.160 18

28,974 31

15,799,667 30

5,441,892 72

1,067,790 02

101,371 91

5,847,468 44

1,627,782 26

302,123 05

3,791,269 01

6,329,000 07

2,399,972 35

248,979 43

133,075 4-4

4,018,218 61

28,955 04

195,698 91

77,359 23

304,235 96

2,491,433 81

23,755 88

23,483,729 18

1,108,524 79

14,905,229 21

125,541 86

9,227,091 25

630,926 73

199,181 49

766,840 20

322,359 20

39,480 84

158,847 13

4,939,027 93

23,890 32

405,005 34

2,000,226 55

6,727 27

115,299,061 48

16,177,320 60
294,564 65

131,770,946 73 1873. $152,493 35

13,562 73

88,861 02

2,367,911 07

75,749 64

873,984 99

7,597 36

429,392 84

133,424 58

158,142 21

477,959 90

19,275 80

16,493,169 34

5,078,052 51

1,012,997 29

101,409 7(5

5,450,028 47

1,339,007 30

214,090 20

2,053,801 83

3,701,004 95

2,205,720 72

231,404 94

128.079 31

4.259.320 15
24,018 11

242,902 38

72,305 32

325,455 30

2,507,442 37

23,237 51

19,219,504 52

1.408.321 72 14,851,309 45

73,544 48

7,826,275 69

324,552 17

107,213 58

644,480 70

272,325 77

40,786 23

75,860 40

7,343,799 29

15,698 64

449,001 59

1,881,820 91

10,052 94

106,255,537 51

7,702,376 85
117,541 72

114,075,45G OS

Total since 1803.

$14,353,475 37

89.526 98

3,680.050 16

42.651,100 14

900,077 46

41,431,705 48

52,439 42

5,910,943 44

4,095,119 94

1,015,595 31

18,895.509 64

495,900 45

135,349,090 20

45,800.089 67

14,735,540 22

2,448,112 62

00,915,800 32

30,158,187 94

13,57(5.923 17

47,731.888 42

159.9:50.259 83

20,305,526 98

3,170.577 08

10,095,250 42

54,142.142 04

637,988 44

1,560,058 53

1,944,180 05

14,717.104 17

51,095.710 13

434.807 78

403,900.219 51

10.068,815 68

109.915,839 37

2.102.508 21

197,144,927 20

25,351.930 33

0,829,195 56

17,008,402 75

8,400,724 12

471,437 64

5,558,902 12

31,127,029 66

513,424 90

0,097,921 59

20,535,584 95

59,211 78

1,716,126,906 08

139,376,045 75

13,889,445 64

187,532 29

800,985 40 2,038,369 87

1,872,419,285 03 States and Territories.

D.~Distribution of the Currency.

The acts of February 25, 1863, and June 3, 1864, and March 3, 1865, authorize the issue of three hundred millions of circulating notes to national banks, one hundred and fifty millions of which were to be "apportioned to associations in the States, in the District of Columbia and the Territories, according to representative population, and the remainder among associations formed in the several States, the District of Columbia, and the Territories, having due regard to the existing capital, the resource and business of each State, District, and Territory." The whole amount of currency authorized by these acts was issued to national banks during the four years following.

The following is a statement, prepared by the Comptroller of the Currency, of the apportionment of $354,000,000 national bank circulation, upon the basis of population and wealth, as given in the census of 1870, together with the amount outstanding July 1, 1874, and the excess and deficiency, to which has been added the capital paid in:

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Maine

New Hampshire-
Vermont

Massachusetts....,

Rhode Island ,

Connecticut

Total..

New York

New Jersey

Pennsylvania.

Delaware

Maryland

Total..

District of Columbia-
Virginia ,

West Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia

Florida

Alabama

Mississippi

Louisiana.

Texas

Arkansas ....

Kentucky

Tennessee

Missouri

Total.

Ohio

Indiana ,

Illinois

Michigan...,
Wisconsin..

Iowa

Minnesota..

Kansas

Nebraska...

Total

Nevada

Oregon

California

Colorado

Utah

Idaho

Montana

Wyoming

New Mexico-
Arizona

Dakota

Washington...

Total..

Apportion-
ment on
population.

$2,877,818
1,401,138
1,517,376
6,689,889
997,747
2,467,152

16.011,120

20.118,813
4,159,382

16,167,317

573,873

3,584,651

44,604,036

604,560 5,624,042 2,029,041 4,918,022 3,239,045 5,435,587

861,846 4,576,646 3,800,529 3,336,863 3,767,640 2,223.936 6,064,027 5,777,118 7,901,509

60,150,411

12234,726
7,714,871

11,659,230
6,435,a57
4,841,403
5,481,081
2,018,445
1,672,754
564,592

51,622,459

195,052

417,377

2,571,783

182,993

398,386

68,852

94,540

41,855

421,742

44,334

65,096

109,964

Apportion-
ment on
wealth.

$2,053,200
1,486,800
1,380,600

12,549,300
1,752.300
4,566,600

23,788,800

38.267,400
5,540,100

22,425,900

566.400

3,787,800

70,587,600

743,400 2,407,200 1,115,100 1,539,900 1,221,300 1,575,300

265,500 1,185,900 1,239,000 1,893,900

938,100

920,400 3,557,700 2,938.200 7,557,900

29,098,800

13,151,100
7,409,400

12,490.200
4,230,300
4,141,800
4,230,300
1,345,200
1,115,100
407,100

48.586,500

4,611,974

Grand total 177,000,000 177,000,000 354,000,000

177,000

300.900
3,752,400

123,900
88,500
35,400
88,500
35,400

194,700
17,700
35,400
88,500

Aggregate
apportion-
ment.

$4,931,018
2.947,938
2897,976

19,239,189
2,750 047
7,033,752

39,799,920

58,380,213
9,699,482

38,593,217
1,140,273
7,372,451

115,191,636

1,347,960 8,031,242 3,144,141 6,457,922 4,460,345 7,010.887 1,127,346 5,762,546 5,039,529 6,230.763 4,095,740 3,144,336 9,621,727 8,715,318 15,459.409

Circulation

outstand-' ^ ^nm

ing July Excess'
1,1874.

$8,006,582
4,668,830
6,973,115
59,141.371
13,376,290
17,962,178

110,128,366

60,138,568

11,125,000

42,166,895

1,296,975

9,250,147

123,977,585

1,491,191
3,651,441

2.380,440
1,754,985
2,208,400
2,320,624

89,249,211

25.385,826
15,184,271
24,155,430
9,665,657
8,983,203
9,711,381
3,363,645
2,787.854
971,692

100,208,959

4,938,300

372,052 718,277 6,324,183 306,893 486,886 104,252 183,040

77,255 616,442

62,034 100,496 198,464

9,550,274

Add amount due banks for mutilated notes returned..

1,347,183

4.876 3,513,454 748,410 189,995 7,309,241 3,027,691 6,161,488

36,109.319

23,561,033

14,500,850

16,619,250

7,333,063

3,209,916

5,473,115

3,297,521

1,536,321

899,410

$3,075,564
1,720,892
4,075,139
39,902.182
10,626,243
10,928,426

70,328,446

1,752,355
1,425,518
3,573,678
150,702
1,877,696

3,785,949

Deficien-
cy.

143,231

76,490,479

9,363
224,100

693.990
416,859

90.000
271,895

54,000 269,000

45,000

348,079,956
1,271,068

349,951,024

287,097

375,952

79,633,578

Capital paid in*

$9,540,000 5,185.000 8,335.012 91,342,000 20.504,800 25,384,620

160.291,432

110,654,691

13,958,350

53,510.240

1,523,185

13,640,203

193,286,669

1,652,000 4,185,000 2,596,000 2,100,000 3,170,000 2,785,000

1,569,300

53,283,123

1,824,793
623,421
7,536,180
2,332,594
5,773,287
4,238.266

66,124
1,251,533

72.282

23,718,480

362,689

494,177

6,324,183

70,027
14,252

23,255
347,442
62,034
55,496
198,464

7,952,019

84,953,622

5,250.000 995,000 205,000 8,203,700 3,520,481 9,545,300

45,830,781

29,093,000 17,611,800 20,843,000 9,763,500 3,680,(500 6,017,000 4,173,700 1,975.000 905.000

04,062.000

250,000

"625.000 450,000 100,000 350,000 125,000 300,000

50,000

2,250,000

The balance of the circulation, $4,048,976, has been assigned to banks organized and in process of organi-, aation in States deficient, but the necessary bonds have not yet been deposited. •Capital paid in, (gold banks,) $3,200,000.

The act of July 12, 1870, authorized an additional issue of fifty-four millions of dollars, and provided that such notes should be issued to banking associations organized or to be organized in those States and Territories having less than their proportion under the apportionment contemplated by the act of March 3,1865, and that the bonds deposited with the Treasurer of the United States to secure the additional circulation should be of any description of United States bonds bearing interest in coin. It also provided that a new apportionment of the increased circulation should be made as soon as practicable, based upon the census of 1870, and for the cancellation monthly of three per cent, certificates equal in amount to the national bank notes issued—the last of these certificates having been finally redeemed during the last year. Of this additional circulation, authorized by the act of July 12, 1870, there was issued to November 1, 1871, $24,773,260; in the year ending November 1, 1872, $16,220,210; in the year ending November 1, 1873, $7,357,479; leaving, December last, still to be issued to banks already organized, and in process of organization, $5,649,051.

The act of June 20, 1874, authorizes the transfer of national bank notes from States which are in excess of their proportion, for the purpose of redistributing the same among States which have less than their proportion under an apportionment made on the basis of population and wealth, as shown by the returns of the census of 1870. The act does not provide for the issue of any additional amount of circulation, so that the apportionment remains about the same as given in the annual report of the Comptroller of the Currency for 1873. The $55,000,000 to be'redistributed will be issued to those States exhibiting a deficiency in the above table.

From other tables in the report of the Comptroller of the Currency it appears that the taxes paid by national banks are in excess of $6,000,000 per annum, on circulation, deposits, and capital. The precise figures the last four years are: 1869, $5,830,887 86; in 1870, $6,017,460 34; in 1871, $6,505,812 21; in 1872, $6,846,320 66.

It also appears that the dividends of the national banks, upon an average, for a series of years, have been about ten per cent, per annum upon the capital, or less than nine per cent, upon capital and surplus.

E.—Lists of Appropriations.

Statement Of Appropriations Made For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30,1872, At The Third Session, Forty-first

Congress.:

Payment of Invalid and other Pensions. $29,060,000 00

Military Academy 310,209 50

Consular and Diplomatic Expenses 1,466,134 00

Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Ex-
penses 19,518,229 24

Sundry Civil Expenses $23,441,773 86

Unexpended balances reap-
propriated 500,000 00

Transfer on books of the
Treasury 200,000 00

Heretofore appropriated 20,000 00

Deficiencies for the year ending June 30,1870, and 1871, and for former years, and for other purposes, in which are included the following appropriations, viz:

Miscellaneous items for
Senate and House of
Representatives

Public Buildings—

New York Post Office

Boston Post Office, unexpended appropriation reappropriated, and additional sum appropriated

Other Public Buildings, furniture, &c, for Treasury

Light House Establishment

t Public Printing.

'State Department

Interior Department—deficiences for the years ending June 30,1871, and / 1872.... t

Post Office Department— to be paid from the revenue of the Department..

Deficiencies for the fiscal year ending June 30,1871.

War Department—transfer on booksof the Treas

24,101,773 80

149,072 00
500,000 00

70,278 75

253,399 38

417,132 70
150,000 00
220,500 00

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Bureau of Freedmen..
Navy Department

89,240 00

4,085,032 00

3,321,430 26
150,000 00
127,000 00
560,000 00

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Total appropriations made for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1872 $176,119,183 40

Statement Of Appropriations Made For The Fiscal Year
Ending June 30,1873, At The Second Session, Forty-sec-
Ond Congress.

Forthe payment of Pensions $30,480,000 00

F'>r Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expenses 18,671,785 74

For deficiencies for the year ending June 30, 1872, and for former years, as fol-
lows, viz:

House of Representatives,
Senate, Capitol Police,
and Library of Congress $88,399 06

Department of State 253,482 00

U.S. Mint and branches... 47,992 05

Independent Treasury 109,304 00

Territorial Governments.. 40,441 92

Internal Revenue 250,000 00

Captured and Abandoned
Property 30,000 00

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