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Res. April 12, 1892, No. 8, 27 Stat. 395.
REV. ST. SEC. 1712.
tries, for use of Department of Agriculture; information to be embodied in monthly crop reports. Sec. 1712. Consuls and commercial agents of the United States in foreign countries shall
procure and transmit to the Department of State, for the use of the Agricultural Department, monthly reports relative to the character, condition, and prospective yields of the agricultural and horticultural industries and other fruiteries of the country in which they are respectively stationed; and the Commissioner of Agriculture is hereby required and directed to embody the information thus obtained, or so much thereof as he may deem material and important, in his monthly bulletin of crop reports.
Rev. St. sec. 1712, as amended by act June 18, 1888, c. 393, 23 Stat. 136.
REV. ST. SEC. 1713.
tion to be included in annual report of Commissioner [Secretary] of Agriculture. Sec. 1713. Every consular officer shall furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury, as often as shall be required, the prices current of all articles of merchandise usually exported to the United States from the port or place in which he is situated; and he shall also furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury, at least once in twelve months, the prices current of all articles of merchandise, including those of the farm, the garden, and the orchard, that are imported through the port or place in which he is stationed. And he shall also report as to the character of agricultural implements in use, and whether they are imported to or manufactured in that country; as to the character and extent of agricultural and horticultural pursuits there. That part of the information thus obtained which pertains to agriculture shall be transmitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, as soon as the same shall have been received by him, to the Commissioner of Agriculture, who shall include the same, or so much thereof as he may deem material and important, in his annual reports, stating the said prices in dollars and cents, and rendering tables of foreign weights and measures into their American equivalents.
Rev. St. sec. 1713, as amended by act June 18, 1888, c. 393, 25 Stat. 186.
ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. An act making appropriations for the Depart
ment of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen. (37 Stat. 269.) 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 thirteen, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SALARIES, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE: Secretary of Agriculture, twelve thousand dollars; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, five thousand dollars; solicitor, five thousand dollars; chief clerk, three thousand dollars, and five hundred dollars additional as custodian of buildings; private secretary to the Secretary of Agriculture, two thousand five hundred dollars; stenographer and executive clerk to the Secretary of Agriculture, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; private secretary to the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand six hundred dollars; stenographer to the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand four hundred dollars; one appointment clerk, two thousand dollars; one chief of supply division, two thousand dollars; one inspector, two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; one law clerk, at three thousand dollars; two law clerks, at two thousand five hundred dollars each; one law clerk, two thousand two hundred dollars; ten law clerks, at two thousand dollars each; eight law clerks, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each; three law clerks, at one thousand six hundred dollars each; one telegraph and telephone operator, one thousand six hundred dollars; two clerks, class four; six clerks, class three; ten clerks, class two; eighteen clerks, class one; eight clerks, at one thousand dollars each; six clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; one clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; twelve messengers or laborers, at eight hundred and forty dollars each; ten assistant messengers or laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; one chief engineer, who shall be captain of the watch, two thousand dollars; one assistant chief engineer, one thousand four hundred dollars; one assistant engineer, one thousand two hundred dollars; two assistant engineers, at one thousand dollars each; seven firemen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each ; eight elevator conductors, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; one construction inspector, one thousand four hundred dollars; five cabinetmakers or carpenters, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; two cabinetmakers or carpenters, at one thousand one hundred dollars each; eight cabinetmakers or carpenters, at one thousand and twenty dollars each; two cabinetmakers or carpenters, at nine hundred dollars each; one electrician, one thousand one hundred dollars; one electrical wireman, one thousand dollars; one electrical wireman, nine hundred dollars; two electrician's helpers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; two painters, at one thousand dollars each; two painters, at nine hundred dollars each; five plumbers or steam fitters, at one thousand and twenty dollars each; one plumber's helper, eight hundred and forty dollars; two plumber's helpers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; one blacksmith, nine hundred dollars; one lieutenant of the watch, one thousand dollars; thirty-four watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; four mechanics, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; one skilled laborer, nine hundred and sixty dollars; one janitor, nine hundred dollars; eighteen assistant messengers or laborers, at six hundred dollars each; twenty-one laborers, messenger boys, or charwomen, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; one charwoman, five hundred and forty dollars; eight charwomen, at two hundred and forty dollars each; for extra labor and emergency employments, twelve thousand dollars.
Total for Office of the Secretary, two hundred and ninety-two thousand two hundred and eighty dollars.
Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 269.
Portions of this act, here omitted, consist of appropriations for salaries and general expenses of the Weather Bureau, Bureau of Animal Industry, Bureau of Plant Industry, Forest Service, Bureau of Chemistry, Bureau of Soils, Bureau of Entomology, Bureau of Biological Survey, Division of Accounts and Disbursements, Division of Publications, Bureau of Statistics, and Library. These provisions are set forth hereafter under the headings of the respective bureaus, etc., to which they pertain.
CONTINGENT EXPENSES, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: For stationery, blank books, twine, paper, gum, dry goods, soap, brushes, brooms, mats, oils, paints, glass, lumber, hardware, ice, fuel, water and gas pipes, heating apparatus, furniture, carpets, and matting; for
; lights, freight, express charges, advertising, telegraphing, telephoning, postage, washing towels, and necessary repairs and improvements to buildings, grounds, and heating apparatus; for the purchase, subsistence, and care of horses and the purchase and repair of harness and vehicles, for official purposes only; for the payment of duties on imported articles, and the Department of Agriculture's proportionate share of the expense of the dispatch agent in New York; for official traveling expenses; and for other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for, and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the department, one hundred and six thousand and sixty-six dollars:
A proviso, here omitted, authorizing the purchase of stationery, supplies, furniture, and miscellaneous materials from the appropriation for "Contingent expenses, Department of Agriculture,” and the transfer of the same at cost to the bureaus, divisions, and offices of the Department in Washington, and the reimbursement therefor of said appropriation from lump-sum appropriations of the bureaus, divisions, and offices by transfer settlements through the Treasury Department; and a proviso authorizing the exchange of typewriters and computing, addressing, and duplicating machines purchased from any lump-sum appropriation of the Department of Agriculture; are set forth on p. 23, ante.
RENT IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
RENT OF BUILDINGS, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: For rent of buildings and parts of buildings in the District of Columbia for use of the various bureaus, divisions, and offices of the Department of Agriculture, namely:
For Bureau of Animal Industry, three thousand and eighty-four dollars;
For Bureau of Plant Industry, twenty-three thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars;
For Forest Service, twenty-five thousand and seventy-five dollars;
For Bureau of Chemistry, seventeen thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.
For Bureau of Soils, three hundred and sixty dollars;
For additional rent in cases of emergency for any bureau, division, or office of the department, ten thousand dollars;
In áll, ninety-five thousand three hundred and twenty-nine dollars.
Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 296.
Portions of this act, here omitted, relating to salaries and general expenses of Office of Experiment Stations and Office of Public Roads, are
set forth below under the respective headings of these offices. And not to exceed ten per centum of the foregoing amounts for the miscellaneous expenses of the work of any bureau, division, or office herein provided for shall be available interchangeably for expenditures on the objects included within the general expenses of such bureau, division, or office, but no more than ten per centum shall be added to any one item of appropriation except in cases of extraordinary emergency, and then only upon the written order of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Total, Department of Agriculture, for routine and ordinary work, sixteen million two hundred and sixty-four thousand four hundred and ninety-six dollars.
Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 300.
A paragraph of this act, here omitted, relating to investigations on cost of food supplies, is set forth on p. 14, ante.
An appropriation, here omitted, for the enforcement of the Insecticide Act, is set forth on p. 263, post.
An appropriation, here omitted, for fighting forest fires in emergency, is set forth on p. 183, post, under “ Forest Service."
Paragraphs, here omitted, relating to per diem in lieu of subsistence and certain traveling expenses, and reimbursement for street-car fares, are set forth on p. 21, ante.
An appropriatiun, here omitted, for carrying out the purposes of act March 1, 1911, c. 186, is set forth on p. 102, post, under “ Forest Service." To enable the Secretary of Agriculture to make an exhibit at the next annual meeting of the International Dry Land Congress, to be held at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, in October, nineteen hundred and twelve, illustrative of the investigations, products, and processes relating to farming in the subhumid region of the United States, ten thousand dollars, to be immediately available.
That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and he hereby is, empowered to prepare from the several divisions of the Department of Agriculture an exhibit to be displayed at the Fifth National Corn Exposition, to be held in Columbia, South Carolina, from January twenty-seventh to February ninth, nineteen hundred and thirteen.
That the said exhibit shall be of such nature as the Secretary of Agriculture deems appropriate: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall make such arrangements with the proper officers of the said exposition that the Department of Agriculture shall be at no expense for transportation of said exhibit to and from the exposition: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall also make such arrangements with the proper authorities of said exposition that there shall be no expense to the department for any breakage or damage that may occur to the exhibit, nor for the living expenses of such appointees as he may see fit to send to said exposition to demonstrate the exhibit sent.
Provisions, here omitted, making an appropriation for investigations to meet the emergency caused by the spread of the chestnut-bark disease, and an appropriation for investigating the cultivation, acclimating, and development of types of potatoes, and for experimentation and development of sugar-beet seed, are set forth on p. 85, post, under “ Bureau of Plant Industry.”
A provision, here omitted, excepting employees in the meat-inspection service and employees engaged in enforcement of the insecticide act of 1910, from requirements as to detailed estimates for officers, clerks, and
employees of the department, is set forth on p. 18, ante. Total carried by this Act for the Department of Agriculture, sixteen million six hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and ninety-six dollars.
Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 300.
ACT OCTOBER 1, 1890, c. 1266. An act to increase the efficiency and reduce
the expenses of the Signal Corps of the Army, and to transfer the Weather
Service to the Department of Agriculture. (26 Stat. 653.) Establishment of the Bureau.
That the civilian duties now performed by the Signal Corps of the Army shall hereafter devolve upon a bureau to be known as the Weather Bureau, which, on and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, shall be established in and attached to the Department of Agriculture, and the Signal Corps of the Army shall remain a part of the Military Establishment under the direction of the Secretary of War, and all estimates for its support shall be included with other estimates for the support of the Military Establishment.
Act October 1, 1890, c. 1266, s. 1, 26 Stat. 653. Duties of Chief of Bureau.
Sec. 3. That the Chief of the Weather Bureau, under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, on and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, shall have charge of the forecasting of weather, the issue of storm warnings, the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation, the gauging and reporting of rivers, the maintenance and operation of sea-coast telegraph lines and the collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce and navigation, the reporting of temperature and rain-fall conditions for the cotton interests, the display of frost and cold-wave signals, the distribution of meteorological information in the interests of agriculture and