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Harris, Hereford, E. R. Hoar, Holman, Killinger, | Missouri, $87,647; Kentucky, $135,948; TenLamar, Lawson, B. Lewis, Magee, McLean, nessee, ; Ohio, $765,961; Indiana, $86Merriam, Milliken, Mitchell, W. E. Niblack, Niles, 892; Illinois, $681,989; Michigan, $1,879,350; H.W. Parker, Parsons, Phelps, J. H. Platt, Pot- Wisconsin, $284,657; Iowa, $28,446; Minnesota, ter, Randall, E. H. Roberts, I. W. Scudder, $14,847; Kansas, California, $628,196; Sener, J. Q. Smith, Speer, Sprague, Storm, Straw- Oregon, $212,249; Nebraska, bridge, C. Y. Thomas, Todd, Tremain, C. W. Wil-| Virginia, lard, Wolfe, Wood, J. D. Young-54.

Cost of Public Improvements. [From report of Senate Committee on Transporta

tion, No. 307, Part 1, 1st sess. 43d Cong., p. 184.]

PUBLIC 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, $177,393; Minnesota, $543,695; Kansas, $19,545; 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.

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West

; Washington Territory, $153,

558. Total, $16,937,115.

RIVER AND HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS. improvement of rivers and harbors in each State Amount expended by General Government for 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. To

tal, $638,003.

York, $3,814,314; Pennsylvania, $330,942; Ohio, Northern Lakes-Vermont, $304,357; New $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,

Indiana, $35,000; Illinois, $73,000; Wisconsin, ; Kentucky, $30,000; Tennessee, $292,947; $240,000; Minnesota, $72,500; Iowa, $29,500; Missouri, $115,000; Kansas, Arkansas, West Virginia, $5,000; Louisiana, $805,847; $256,500; Nebraska, ; Mississippi, $5,000; 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:

MARINE HOSPITALS, LIGHT-HOUSES, &c. 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 SEC. 2. That section nine of the act entitled York, $1,580.639; New Jersey, $423,071; Penn- "An act making appropriations for the legislasylvania, $204,865; Delaware, $343 843; Mary- tive, executive, and judicial expenses of the land, $358,314; Virginia, 425,416; North Car- Government for the year ending June thirtieth, olina, $852,407; South Carolina, $278,289; eighteen hundred and seventy-two," approved Georgia, $298,623; Alabama, $298,623; Florida, March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, $1,498,488; Mississippi, $248,209; Louisiana, authorizing the President to employ suitable $1,603,453; Texas, $241,005; Arkansas, $59,081; | persons to conduct certain inquiries, and to pre

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 hic 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.

scribe 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 An amendment appropriating fifteen thousand by blood or marriage, shall not have employ dollars for the civil service commission was insertment in any of said departments or bureaus at ed. The House non-concurred, pro forma, in all the same time; and it shall be the duty of the of the Senate amendments; and the committee of officer at the head of each of the Executive De- conference, which consisted of Messrs. Morrill of partments at Washington to prescribe and pub- Maine, Sargent, and Stevenson, on the part of lish rules for ascertaining the qualifications of ap- the Senate, and Messrs. Garfield, Hale of Maine, plicants for appointments at his disposal, or made and Niblack, on the part of the House, reported under his authority, to make such appointments that on this question they could not agree, and only from candidates who have the qualifications the sections were both dropped, leaving no apof honesty, efficiency, and fidelity, and not as propriation for the purpose.

XX.

STATISTICAL TABLES.

IN SENATE.

A.-Public Debt of the United States.

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

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Decrease of debt since June 30, 1873....

Decrease of debt during the past month.........

Decrease of debt from March 4, 1869, to July 1, 1874, as per additional statement from the Secretary of the Treasury.

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

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Aggregate receipts from all sources.... 185,235,867 97 144,011,176 24 131,770,946 73 114,075,456 08 1,872,419,285 03

352,316 65 5,496,351 39 83.272 63 756,967 15

279,332 70 5,319,272 69

23,755 88 23,483,729 18 1,108,524 79 14,905,229 21 125,541 86 9,227,091 25 636,926 73 199,181 49

158,847 13 4,939,027 93

24,018 11 242,962 38 72,305 32 325,455 36 2,567,442 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
167,213 58
644,480 76
272,325 77
40,786 23
75,860 40
7,343,799 29

36,753 01

627,320 94

2,363,015 03

1,977,703 87

25,879 82

10,845 25

23,890 32 465,605 34 2,000,226 55 6,727 27

15,698 64 449,661 59 1,881,820 91 10,652 94

51,095,740 13

169,915,839 37

8,406,724 12 471,437 64 5,558.962 12

31,127,629 66

513.424 90

637,988 44 1,566,058 53 1,944,186 65 14,717,104 17

434,807 78

403,960,219 51

10,068,815 68

2,162,508 21 197,144,927 20 25,351,930 33

6,829,195 56 17,668,462 75

39,480 84

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 defciency, to which has been added the capital paid in:

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The balance of the circulation, $4,048,976, has been assigned to banks organized and in process of organi, zation 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.

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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

149,672 00

500,000 00

76,278 75

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..$176,119,183 40

Total appropriations made for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1872...........
STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING JUNE 30, 1873, AT THE SECOND SESSION, FORTY-SEC-
OND CONGRESS.

For the payment of Pensions......
For Legislative, Executive, and Judicial
Expenses........

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
Department of State.........
U.S. Mint and branches...
Independent Treasury.....
Territorial Governments..
Internal Revenue....
Captured and Abandoned
Property....

$88,399 06

253,482 00

47,992 05 109,304 00

40,441 92 250,000 00

30,000 00

$30,480,000 00

18,671,785 74

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