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Clerk.

of Manufactures,

Commissioner

missioner.

gers, etc.

penses.

Chief Clerk. hundred dollars per annum; chief clerk, at the rate of Disbursing three thousand dollars per annum; disbursing clerk, at the Chief, Bureau rate of two thousand tive hundred dollars per annum; chief

mes of the Bureau of Manufactures, at the rate of four thousand of Corporations. dollars per annum; Commissioner of Corporations, at the Deputy Com- rate of five thousand dollars per annum; Deputy Commis

sioner of Corporations, at the rate of three thousand five Chief clerk, Bu-i reau of Corpora hundred dollars per annum; chief clerk to the Bureau of tions.

Corporations, at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum; in all, fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof

as may be necessary. Clerks, messen. For such number of clerks of class four, clerks of class

three, clerks of class two, clerks of class one, clerks at the rate of one thousand dollars each per annum, clerks at the rate of nine hundred dollars each per annum, clerks at the rate of seven hundred and twenty dollars each per annum, messengers, assistant messengers, and for the services of such other persons, at a rate of compensation not exceeding one thousand dollars each per annum, as the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may deem to be requisite and necessary in his office and in the Bureaus of Manufactures and Corporations, in addition to the employees that may be transferred hereunder from the office of the Secretary

of the Treasury, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, Coutingent ex. For contingent expenses of the office of the Secretary

of Commerce and Labor, and the Bureaus of Manufactures and Corporations, namely:

For the purchase of professional and scientific books, law books, books of reference, periodicals, blank books,

pamphlets, maps, newspapers (not exceeding two thousand Stationery five hundred dollars), stationery, furniture and repairs *C, flip to the same, (arpets, matting, oilcloth, file cases, towels,

ice, brooms, soap, sponges, fuel, lighting and heating; for the purchase, exchange, and care of horses and vehicles, to be used only for official purposes; freight and express charges, postage, telegraph and telephone service, typewriters, and adding machines, and all other miscellaneous items and necessary expenses not included in the foregoing, fifty thousand dollars.

For rent of necessary quarters for the offices of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and the Bureaus of Man

ufactures and Corporations, sixteen thousand dollars. Printing, etc. For printing and binding for the offices of the Secretary

of Commerce and Labor, and the Bureaus of Manufactures and Corporations, to be executed under the direc

tion of the Public Printer, seventy-tive thousand dollars. Special agents. For compensation, to be fixed by the Secretary of Com

merce and Labor, of such special agents in the Bureau of Corporations, and for per diem, subject to such rules and regulations as the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may prescribe, in lieu of subsistence at a rate not exceeding four dollars per day to each of said special agents, while absent from their homes on duty, and for actual necessary

Books,

plies, etc.

Rent.

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transferred.

Transfer of Treasury Depart

traveling expenses for said special agents including necessary sleeping car fares, sixty thousand dollars.

That all appropriations made for the fiscal year nineteen , Appropriations hundred and four for the Department of Labor, Fish to bureaus, etc., Commission, bureaus, offices, or other divisions of whatever designation or character, transferred or that may be transferred from any executive department to the Department of Commerce and Labor under the act approved February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three, shall be available for expenditure in and by the Department of Commerce and Labor, and shall be treated the same as though said branches of the public service had been directly named in the laws making said appropriations as parts of the Department of Commerce and Labor, under the direction of the Secretary of the Department: Provided, That as to all general appropriations for printing and binding, rent, and contingent or miscellaneous expenses, the amounts that shall be transferred hereunder, except where the same are specifically fixed by law, shall in the case of each bureau, office, or other division be not less than the average amount expended on account of or allotted for expenditures to each of the same during the fiscal years nineteen hundred and two and nineteen hundred and three.

That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized Trons and directed, as soon as may be practicable and before the ment employees. tirst day of July, nineteen hundred and three, to transfer to the Department of Commerce and Labor all chiefs of division, assistant chiefs of division, clerks, messengers, assistant messengers, watchmen, charwomen, and laborers now employed in the divisions of his office who are wholly engaged upon the work relating to the business of the bureaus and offices of the Treasury Department transferred or to be transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor under the Act of February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three; and in proportion to the number of persons in the divisions of his office whose time and labor are partially devoted to the work of said bureaus and offices he shall transfer approximately an equivalent number of clerks and other employees to said Department of Commerce and Labor, and the appropriations made for the compensation of all persons transferred hereunder shall be credited to and disbursed by the Department of Commerce and Labor.

That the Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall sub- Annual estimit to Congress for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and“ five, and annually thereafter, estimates in detail for all personal services and for all general and miscellaneous expenses for the Department of Commerce and Labor.

That all bureaus, offices, and divisions transferred to the Quarters for Department of Commerce and Labor after July first, hereuiter transnineteen hundred and three, occupying quarters in any fer building owned by the United States shall continue therein

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mates,

burealis, etc.,

ferred.

Trade Relations.

until otherwise provided for by Congress, except the Bureau of Immigration and the Steamboat-Inspection Service, which may be removed from the Treasury building to the Builders' Exchange building, numbers seven hundred and nineteen to seven hundred and twenty-one

Thirteenth street northwest, premises now rented in part

· by the Treasury Department. Bureau of To enable the Department of State to comply with the

requirements of section eleven of the Act to establish the Department of Commerce and Labor, approved February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three: Chief of Bureau, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; one clerk of class two, one thousand four hundred dollars; one clerk of class one, one thousand two hundred dollars; one assistant messenger, seven hundred and twenty dollars; in all, five thousand tive hundred and seventy dollars.

EXTRACTS FROM OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

The following paragraphs from opinions rendered by the AttorneyGeneral, on certain questions of law submitted to him by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, demonstrate the broad and comprehensive view taken by the law officer of the Government in defining the powers and duties of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor:

Congress has transferred to and made part of your Department a number of branches of the public service, some of which have been parts of other Departments and others independent. They will acquire new relations to each other and with regard to you and the Department as a whole. They are placed under your control. (June 22, 1903.)

The act of Congress with regard to your Department was doubtless conceived in the same spirit as the acts of a hundred years ago providing for the formation of other Executive Departments, and should be interpreted accordingly. (July 2, 1903.)

It can not be doubted that the business intrusted to you was intended to be mapped out on broad lines and separated from that of other Departments. (July 2, 1903.)

The general line of cleavage established by the act creating your Department between it and the Treasury Department leaves - navigation” with you and little with the Treasury Department which does not concern the collection, keeping, minting, and disbursing of the public treasure. (August 3, 1903.)

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