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Amount paid for lumber
Amount iaid for fountains, East Capitol park
Amount paid for removing old material
Amount paid for freight and hauling ....
Amount paid for laying railroad-track around Naval Monument.
'Amount paid for building-stone..
Amount paid for masonry
Amount paid for bricks..
Amount paid for broken stone
Amonot paid for pavement laid by Pelletier
Amouut paid for pavement laid by Taylor.
Amount paid for pavement laid by Parisen..
Amount paid for pavement laid by Neofcbatel Company
Amount paid for pavement for foot-walks
Amount paid for stone flagging
Amount paid for miscellaneous bills.
Amount paid for Belgian block pavement
Amount paid for tools and hardware
Amount paid for foundation and freight for the Bartholdi fountain.
Adionot paid for coping wall..
Amount paid Fred. Law Olmsted for professional services
Amonut paid Tbomas Wisedell, draughtsman
Amount paid 0. C. Bullard, (ou trees, &c.)
Ainouut paid on pay-roll for mechanics and laborers

$868 78 9,024 72

311 67 584 29 269 25

321 20 1,034 40

361 14 5,363 13 2,904 08 12, 535 88 10, 203 50

300 30 16, 824 43

593 25 1, 247 98

489 04 2,728 00

244 00

884 34 2,000 00 1, 204 35 1,069 00 54,064 85

To balance...

145, 303 06 119, 696 94

265, 000 00

125, 000 00

To balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877.

$119, 696 94 To expend tures for same..

145, 303 06 By appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1876... By appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877, made available on passage of act for general improvements....

$100, 000 00 Less amount for ventilation.

33, 000 00 For paving East Capitol street...... For paving east court.

67, 000 00

9,000 00 64, 000 00

265, 000 00 265,000 00

Balance on hand July 1, 1877

119, 696 94

As the improvements of these grounds advance, the necessity of erecting more imposing stairways of entrance to the building at the westeru front becoines more apparent. The rustic terraces at that front have a plain and unfinisbed appearance, and show clearly the necessity of the proposed terrace-wall, in order to connect the grounds with the building iu a harmonious manner.

Mr. Olmsted says, on this subject, “that attention should be called to the great defects of the present arrangement for entering the Capitol from the west. The present stairway was designed with reference to an original small central building, and was architecturally inadequate even for that. It now serves as the only direct means of access to the Capi. tol from all the western part of the city, and is not only awkward and mean in appearance, but exceedingly inconvenient, and rapidly approaching a dangerous condition.”

The obliteration of the central walk and the completion of the entrance to the approach of the Capitol from Pennsylvania avenue, which is designed on a scale corresponding to that of the enlarged Capitol, will make its defects more conspicuous. The immediate construction of the vew stairways, upon the plan favorably reported by the Committees of Public Buildings and Grounds in 1875, is much to be desired.


Amount expended from June 30, 1876, to June 30, 1877.
Amount paid on pay-rolls of mechanics, laborers, &c
Amouut paid for repairing boilers and steain-machinery
Amount paid for material for painting.
Arnoont paid for elevator ....
Amount paid for architect's salary
Amount paid for material for plumbing and steam-fitting.
Amount paid for bardware and iron ...
Amount paid for new boiler, Senate wing.
Amount paid for disbursing-agent's salary.
Amount paid for lumber.
Amount paid for galvanized-iron air-ducts, Senate
Amount paid for glass..
Amount paid for iron castings.
Amount paid for caustic tile
Amount paid for material, &c., for covering doors
Ainount paid for fresco-paiuting
Amount paid for marble....
Amount paid for freight and express
Amount paid for care and repair of clocks, &c., in central building
Amount paid for postage-stamps, &c...
Amount paid for silver and nickel plating
Amount paid for stationery.
Amount paid for miscellaneous, such as lime, bricks, cement, sand, &c...

$38, 312 18

6, 7:39 86 5,218 66 5,212 50 4,500 00 4,663 38 2,511 71 2,9:26 53 1,000 00 1,437 23 1,119 48

689 40 839 04 536 80 3:29 15 201 22 199 96 197 78 100 00 60 00 54 00

26 00 1,075 07

78,000 00 78,000 00

Amount appropriated June 30, 1876


Owing to leaks in the roof, caused in a measure by the injudicious use of iron shovels in clearing ice from the gutters, the ceilings of the courtrooms became much damaged. These have been repaired, and the ceil. ing of the criminal court repainted.

By direction of Chief Justice Cartter, new sash were put in all the windows of court-rooips, on a plan devised by him, which arrangement will greatly improve the ventilation of those rooms.

The rooms occupied by the register of deels have been painted and papererl, and an additional room fitted up and assigned to accommodate tbe recorils and increased work of that officer.

The entire building has been kept in good repair. I renew my recommendation for heating the court-rooms and corridors with a steam ap. paratus. At present the former is beated with ordinary hot-air furnaces, and the latter are not heated at all.

BOTANICAL GARDEN AND BARTHOLDI FOUNTAIN. The Bartholdi fountain, purchased by virtne of the act approved March 3, 1877, has been removed from the Fairmount Park, Philadelpbia, and placed in the Botanical Garden, as directed by the Committee ou Public Buildings and Grounds, and that of the Library.

These grounds being so low, and subject to overflow during hard rains and high tides, the fountain has been set sntficiently high to adinit of the grounds around it to be filled to a proper grade to prevent such overflow.

It is proposed to raise and increase in size the marble rim around the basin of the fountain to correspond to the new grade.

No funds being available for putting the fountain in place, the labor necessary has been performed by persons employed ou the Capitol grounds.

A small appropriation will be necessary for the water and gas supply to it, and for the rock-work around it.

A new heating apparatus has been put in one of the houses, and the buildings generally kept in good condition.


Work on the foundation of the Naval Monument began in November, 1876.

An excavation of six feet disclosed the presence of an old gravel marsh, which was entirely too soft to bear the weight designed to be put upon it. The excavation was continued for 10 feet with no better result, and piling was resorted to. Twenty-seven white-oak piles were driven 18 feet, or until they did not sink more than 1 inch under a blow of an 1,800-pound hammer falling 20 feet. These were then sawed off at the bottom of the excavation, large stone laid orer the top to act as caps, avd the whole excavation filled in solid with concrete to a level with the surface. Upon this the masonry wbich serves as the base of the monument rests.

There has been no perceptible sinking of the mass, as a whole, or in any part.

The monument proper was commenced in May and finished in Juls. The gravite base and approaches are now in process of construction. Very respectfully submitted.


Architect United States Capitol. Hon. CARL SCHURZ,

Secretary of the Interior.


Abandoned military reservations, 43.
A bandonment and relocation of mining c'aims, 144,
A biquiu agency, annual report of Agent Russell

to the Commissioner, 549; location of agency,
519; number of Ute Indians, 549; number of
Apaches, 550; trouble between Utes and Apaches
at supply-issue, 550; dissatisfaction at change
of agency, 550 ; desire of Apaches for improve.

ment, 550 ; appearance of small-pox, 550.
Abstract of operations under the surveying sys.

tem in Idaho Territory, 56; Washington Terri.
tory, 57; Arizona Territory, 57; Dakota Terri.
tory, 58; Nebraska, 58; California, 59; Nevada,
60; Florida, 60; Louisiana, 61; Minnesota, 62;
Utah Territory, 62; Wyoming Territory, 62;
Oregon, 64; Montana Territory, 65; Colorado, 65;

New Mexico Territory, 66.
Accountant's division of General Land Office,

work performed in, 108.
Acres of public lands disposed of, surveyed, and

remainiog ansurveyed, up to June 30, 1877, 1
Act of March 3, 1875, legislation recommended to

correct error in, 7; respecting the limits of res.
ervations for town-sites upon the public domain,
95; providing for the sale of saline lands, 108;
to promote the development of the mining re-
sources of the United States, 115; to amend sec-
tion 2324 of Revised Statutes, relating to the de.
velopment of the mining resources of the United
States, 116; to exclude the States of Missouri
and Kansas from the provisions of act of May 10,

1872, 116.
Additional homestead entries, 50.
Additional roles governing pre-emption entries,

Adjustment of swamp-land grants, 12.
Adverse claims, decisions affecting, in mining

cases, 127, 129, 132, 133, 131.
Adverse claims to mining claims, 121.
Agencies, Indian, list of, 642-651.
Agencies, Indian, location of, 715-717.
Agents, Indian, list of, 715-717.
Agricultural-college scrip, 105.
Alaska Indians, 422.
Alden, E. H., Indian agent, annual report of, Fort

Berthold agency, Dakota, 455.
Allegany Indian reservation of Cattaraugus

County, New York, survey of, 71.
Anderson, J. W.,807.
Annual reports of United States surveyors-general,

Apache Indians, vi, vii; raids by the, vii; surren-

der of, vii.
Apache Indians in Arizona Territory, act making

appropriation for subsistence of, 616, 622; act
making appropriation for subsistence of, at South.

ern agency, New Mexico, 616.
Apaches, Southern, removal and outbreak of, 416.
Appendix to report of Columbia Hospital for

Women, 872; charter, 872; by-laws and regula-
tions, 873; directors, 873; presidents and vice-
presidents, 873; treasurer, 874; secretary, 874;
Committee on Expenditure, 874; visiting com.
mittee, 874 ; resident physician and surgeon in
charge, 874; consulting physicians, 875; the mat-
ron, 876; purses and employés, 976; patients, 877;

visitors, 877.
Applegate, L., act making appropriations for

amount due, 616.
Application for patent in mining cases, 129.
Applications on file for patents to land within the

Virginia military district of Ohio, 106.
Arapahoes and Northern Cheyennes, removal of,

Area of public lands surveyed in 1877, 68.
Architect of the Capitol, lii.

Arizona, exteasion of public surveys in, 57; res.

ervation of public lands in, for military purposes,

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, xxvii.
Authority to issue commissions to take testimony

in certain cases, 8.
Bagley, W., Indian agent, annual report of, Siletz

agency, Oregon, 573.
Baptists, Indian agencies assigned to, 714.
Baptists, Freewill, Indian agencies assigned to, 714.
Barnes, A. J., Indian agent, annual report of, Ne.

vada agency, Nevada, 546.
Bartholdi fountain, 900.
Basins, Green River, 756; Salt Lake, 759; Jack-

son's, 772.
Bechler, G. R., 763.
Beede, C., Indian_agent, annual report of, Osage

agency, Indian Territory, 486.
Belknap, G. C, Indian agent, annual report of, Tule

River agency, California, 437.
Billings, J. S, U. S. A., commission ventilating

House of Representatives, lii.
Bird, W., Indian agent, annual report of, Fort Peck

agency, Montana, 533.
Black Hill survey, act making appropriations for,

Blackfeet Indian agency, Montana, annual report

of Agent Young to Commissioner, 527; removal
of agency, 527; interest of Indians, 527; comple-
tion of preparations, 527; school, 527; sanitary
condition, 528.
Black feet reserve, Montana, executive order en-

larging, 639.
Board of Indian Commissioners, xiv, 714; influence

of, on the reform of the service, 405.
Botanical Garden, 906.
Botany, 783.
Boundaries, Texas, 74.
Bounty-land warrants, condition of bounty-land

business, 104.
Bowditch, F. C., 781.
Bridgman, J. C., Indian agent, annual report of,

Green Bay agency. Wisconsin, 598.
Burchard, J. C., Indian agent, annual report of,

Round Valley agency, California, 435.
Coal, 759.
Coal-lands, considered as mineral lands and subject

to entry with cash only, 431.
Coburn, Hon. John, Hot Springs commission, xlvii,

Codification and revision of land-laws, 4.
Colburn, J. E., Indian agent, annual report of, Mis.

sion agency, California, 431.
Colorado, legislation recommended in regard to

settlement of private in the State
of, 26; extension of public surveys in, 65 ; reser-
vations of public lands for town-site purposes
in, 70; school-sections containing deposits of

coal do not pass to, 138.
Colorado River Indian agency, Arizona, annual

report of Agent Morford to Commissioner, 427;
number of Indians, 427; suggestions, 427; build-

ings, 427.
Colorado River reserve, Arizona, executive order

defining the boundaries of, 632.
Columbia Hospital for Women, xlix, 865.
Colville Indian agency, Washington Territory,

annual report of Agent Simms to the Commis-
sioner, 582; council, 582; assignment of the
Cour d' Aléne Indians, 582; school, 582; relig.

ious interests, 582; buildings, 583.
Commission to visit Sitting Bull, iv.
Commissions, special, 421.
Congregationalists, Indian agencies assigned to,


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