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1.-APPROPRIATIONS MADE DURING THE FIRST AND SECOND

SESSIONS OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS.

AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT.

[PUBLIC—No. 150.] By the Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, approved April 23, 1904.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY: For compensation of Secretary of Agriculture, eight thousand dollars; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, four thousand five hundred dollars; chief clerk, who shall be superintendent of the Department buildings, two thousand five hundred dollars; one law clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; private secretary to the Secretary of Agriculture, two thousand five hundred dollars; stenographer to the Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand four hundred dollars; private secretary to the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand six hundred dollars; one appointment clerk, two thousand dollars; one Chief of Supply Division, two thousand dollars; one telegraph and telephone operator, one thousand two hundred dollars; one clerk class four, one thousand eight hundred dollars; three clerks class three, four thousand eight hundred dollars; two clerks class two, two thousand eight hundred dollars; seven clerks of class one, eight thousand four hundred dollars; five clerks, at one thousand dollars each, five thousand dollars; one clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; one engineer, who shall be captain of the watch, one thousand six hundred dollars; one fireman, who shall be steam fitter, nine hundred dollars; one assistant fireman, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one assistant fireman, six hundred dollars; one electrician, one thousand dollars; one plumber, nine hundred dollars; one blacksmith, eight hundred and forty dollars; nine night watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, six thousand four hundred and eighty dollars; two day watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; one mechanic, one thousand one hundred dollars; six messengers, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, tive thousand and forty dollars; two assistant messengers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; in all, seventy-three thousand nine hundred dollars.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY: Laborers and charwomen: One messenger or laborer, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one laborer, six

$73, 900.00

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hundred dollars; three charwomen, at four hundred and eigbty dollars each, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; five charwomen, at two hundred and forty dollars each, one thousand two hundred dollars; for extra laborers and emergency employment, one thousand dollars; in all, four thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars

Total for office of the Secretary, seventy-eight thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars.

$4,960.00

WEATHER BUREAU.

SALARIES, WEATHER BUREAU: Office of Chief of Weather Bureau: One Chief of Bureau, five thousand dollars; one Assistant Chief of Bureau, three thousand dollars; three professors of meteorology, at three thousand dollars each, for duty in the city of Washington or elsewhere, as the needs of the Bureau may demand, nine thousand dollars; one professor of meteorology who shall have charge of the river and flood service, three thousand dollars; two professors of meteorology, at two thousand five hundred dollars each, for duty in the city of Washington or elsewhere, as the needs of the Bureau may demand, five thousand dollars; one chief of climate and crop division, at two thousand dollars, for duty in the city of Washington or elsewhere, as the needs of the Bureau may demand; one chief clerk, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; four chiefs of division, at two thousand dollars each, eight thousand dollars; one librarian and climatologist, two thousand dollars; five clerks of class four, nine thousand dollars: one chief of division of supplies, one thousand eight hundred dollars; six clerks of class three, nine thousand six hundred dollars; seventeen clerks of class two, twenty-three thousand eight hundred dollars; twenty-five clerks of class one, thirty thousand dollars; sixteen clerks, at one thousand dollars each, sixteen thousand dollars; seven clerks, at nine hundred dollars each, six thousand three hundred dollars; four copyists or typewriters, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, three thousand three hundred and sixty dollars; one copyist or typewriter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one chief mechanic, one thousand four hundred dollars; one skilled mechanic, one thousand two hundred dollars; five skilled mechanics, at one thousand dollars each, five thousand dollars; one engineer, one thousand two hundred dollars; one captain of the watch, one thousand dollars; one batteryman, eight hundred and forty dollars; six skilled artisans, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, five thousand and forty dollars; five messengers or laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars; three firemen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; three watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; six messengers or laborers, at six hundred and sixty dollars each, three thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars; thirteen messengers, messenger boys, or laborers, at six hundred dollars each, seven thousand eight hundred dollars; four messengery, messenger boys, or laborers, at four hundred and eighty dollars each, one thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars; five messengers, messenger boys or laborers, at four hundred and fifty dollars each, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; one charwoman, three hundred and sixty dollars; three charwomen, at two hundred and forty dollars each, seven hundred and twenty dollars; in all, one hundred and eighty thousand four hundred and forty dollars .

FUEL, LIGHTS, AND REPAIRS, WEATHER BUREAU: For fuel, lights, repairs, and other expenses for the care and preservation of the public buildings and grounds of the Weather Bureau in the city of Washington, eight thousand dollars....

180, 440.00

8,000.00

$10,000.00

192, 300.00

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, WEATHER BUREAU: For stationery, blank books, necessary scientific and other publications; furniture and repairs to same; freight and express charges; subsistence, care, and purchase of horses for official purposes only; repairs of harness; advertising, dry goods, twine, mats, oils, paints, glass, lumber, hardware, ice, washing towels, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the Weather Bureau in the city of Washington, ten thousand dollars

SALARIES, WEATHER BUREAU: Outside of the city of Washington: Professors of Meteorology, inspectors, district forecasters, local forecasters, section directors, observers, assistant observers, operators, repairmen, station agents, messengers, messenger boys, laborers, and other necessary employees, for duty in the United States, in the West Indies or on adjacent coasts, in the Hawaiian Islands, and in Bermuda, who, without additional expense to the Government, may hereafter, in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, be granted leaves of absence not to exceed thirty days in any one year, four hundred and ninety-two thousand three hundred dollars

GENERAL EXPENSES, WEATHER BUREAU: Every expenditure requisite for and incident to the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of meteorological observation stations in the United States, in the West Indies or on adjacent coasts, in the Hawaiian Islands, and in Bermuda, including the purchase of scientific and other publications, stationery, furniture, instruments, storm-warning towers, and all other necessary supplies and materials; for rents of offices; for traveling expenses; for freight and express charges; for telegraphing, telephoning, or cabling reports and messages, rates to be fixed by the Secretary of Agriculture by agreement with the companies performing the service; for maintenance and repair of seacoast telegraph, telephone, and cable lines; for investigations on climatology; for experiments in wireless telegraphy; for river observations and reports; for rain observations and reports; for snow observations and reports; for ice observations and reports; for crop observations and reports; for aerial observations and reports; for storm and other warnings and reports; for hurricane observations and reports, including pay of special observers and displaymen, none of whom shall receive more than twenty-five dollars per month; and for the maintenance of a printing office in the city of Washington, including the purchase of necessary supplies and materials for printing weather maps, bulletins, circulars, forms, monthly reviews, and other publications, and for pay of assistant foremen, proof readers, compositors, pressmen, lithographers, and folders and feeders, five hundred and seventy-two thousand dollars..

BUILDINGS, WEATHER BUREAU: For the purchase of sites and the erection of not less than five buildings for use as Weather Bureau observatories, and for all necessary labor, materials, and expenses, plans and specifications to be prepared and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, and work done under the supervision of the Chief of the Weather Bureau, including the purchase of instruments, furniture, supplies, flagstaffs, and storm-warning towers to properly equip these stations: Provided, That if any of the money for these several buildings remains unexpended for the special purposes for which it is appropriated, so much of it as is necessary may be expended for the repair, improvement, and equipment of any other buildings or grounds owned by the Government and occupied by the Weather Bureau, fortyeight thousand dollars

CABLES AND LAND LINES, WEATHER BUREAU: For the purchase and construction of cables and land lines to connect Fort Canby, Washington, with Flavel, Oregon; North Manitou Island, Michigan, with South

572,000.00

48, 000.00

Manitou Island, Michigan; and the repairs to the telegraph line from Norfolk, Virginia, to Hatteras, North Carolina, and the extension of the same to Roanoke Island, North Carolina, including necessary labor and materials for all of the above-named cables and lines, twenty-seven thousand dollars

Total for Weather Bureau, one million three hundred and thirtyseven thousand seven hundred and forty dollars.

$27,000.00

BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY.

SALARIES, BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY: One Chief of Bureau, four thousand five hundred dollars, and for additional compensation while the office is held by the present incumbent, five hundred dollars; one assistant, two thousand tive hundred dollars; one chief clerk of Bureau, two thousand dollars; one chief of inspection division, two thousand five hundred dollars; one assistant chief of inspection division, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one chief of dairy division, two thousand five hundred dollars; one assistant chief of dairy division, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one chief of pathological division, two thousand five hundred dollars; two assistants in pathological division, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, two thousand four hundred dollars; one assistant in pathological division, eight hundred and forty dollars; one chief of biochemic division, two thousand five hundred dollars; one assistant in biochemic division, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one assistant in biochemic division, one thousand four hundred dollars; one assistant in biochemic division, one thousand two hundred dollars; one assistant in biochemic laboratory, seven hundred and twenty dollars; one chief of quarantine division, two thousand dollars; one zoologist, two thousand tive hundred dollars; one veterinary inspector, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one veterinary inspector, one thousand six hundred dollars; two veterinary inspectors, at one thousand four hundred dollars each, two thousand eight hundred dollars; one superintendent of experiment station, two thousand dollars; one assistant superintendent, one thousand dollars; one clerk class four, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one editorial clerk, one thousand eight hundred dollars; one clerk class three, one thousand six hundred dollars; seven clerks class two, nine thousand eight hundred dollars; five clerks class one, six thousand dollars; seven clerks, at one thousand dollars each, seven thousand dollars; two clerks, at nine hundred dollars each, one thousand eight hundred dollars; seven clerks, at eight hundred and forty dollars each, five thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars; two tiremen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; four messengers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, two thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars; two skilled laborers, at six hundred and sixty dollars each, one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars; one illustrator, one thousand four hundred dollars; in all, eighty-seven thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars.

GENERAL EXPENSES, BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY: For carrying out the provisions of the Act approved May twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, establishing the Bureau of Animal Industry, and the Act approved August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, providing for an inspection of meats and animals, and the provisions of the Act approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, providing for the inspection of live cattle, hogs, and the carcasses and products thereof which are the subjects of interstate and foreign commerce, and for other purposes, and to prescribe rules and regulations for the safe transport and humane treatment of export cattle from the United States to foreign countries, and the amendatory Act approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-tive, providing for the inspection of live cattle, hogs, and the carcasses and products thereof

87,880.00

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