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BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE-cont'd.
expenses of the United States courts in
each judicial district: also, the statis-
tics of crime under the laws of the
United States, and a statement of the
number of causes, civil and criminal,
pending during the preceding year in
each of the several courts of the United

States.
A report of the names of all persons eni: Rev. Statutes. sec. 385 Annually.

ployed or retained as attorneys or coun.
selors at law to assist any district at.
torneys in the performance of their du-
ties, stating where and upon what busi.
ness each was employed, and the com-

pensation paid to each. A register of the statutes of the United Rev. Statutes . sec. 387 Annually. States and reports of the Supreme Court shall be kept, under the authority of the head of the Departmentof Justice, show. ing the quantity of each kind received by him from the Secretary of the Interior; and it shall be his duty to cause to be entered in such register, and at the proper time, when, wbere, and to whom the same, or any part of them, have been distributed and delivered, and to report the same to Congress. A report by the Attorney General, in de- Stats. L., v. 18. p. 109 Annually. tail, of the items, accounts, and causes of expenditure of the contingent expenses of his Department. A statement of all payments or expendi. Stats. L., v. 21. p. 44 In his annual retures during any fiscal year out of any

port. appropriation fund subject to requisi. tions by the Attorney-General. A report of the suits under the act pro. Stats. L., v. 24. p. 507 At the beginning viding for the bringing of suits against

of each session. the Government of the United States, approved March 3, 1887, in which a final decree or judgment has been rendered. giving the date of each, and a statement of the costs taxed in each case; also report in proceedings in reference to claims referred under the Bowman Act. A list of all final judgments rendered un. Stats. L., v. 26. p. 854 Immediately after der act to provide for adjudication and

beginning of payment of claims arising from Indian

each session of depredations in favor of claimants and

Congress. not paid. All judgments of the Court of Claims on Stats. L., v. 28. p. 477 Next session.

claims arising from Indian depredations
concerning which, in his opinion, after
investigation and examination, there is
no evidence, cumulative or otherwise,
that any fraud, wrong, or injustice has
been done to the United States.
Hereafter to certify to Congress for appro. Sess. Laws, p. 537

priation only such judgments of the 1st, 51st.
Court of Claims as are not to be ap-
pealed, or such appealed cases as shall
have been decided by the Supreme

Court to be due and payable. By the Attorney-General and Secretary of Stats. L., v. 28. p. 402 No time specified. War, a full report of all the facts in the claims, if any, of the State of Maryland, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, and any other owner of land and water

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A full and complete statement of all the Rev. Statutes. sec. 1057 On the first day of judgments rendered by the court during

every December the previous year, stating the amounts

session. thereof and the parties in whose favor they were rendered, together with a brief synopsis of the pature of the claims upon which they were rendered, and at the end of every term of the court he shall transmit a copy of its decisions to the heads of the Departments; to the Solicitor, the Comptrollers, and the Auditors of the Treasury; to the Com. missioners of the General Land Office and of Indian Affairs; to the chiefs of bureaus, and to other officers charged with the adjustment of claims against the United States.

BY THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL A report of all contracts for carrying the Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 Annually mailmade within the preceding year, giv. ing in each case the name of the con. tractor; the date and duration of the con. tract; the routes embraced therein, with the length of each; the time of arrival and departure at the ends of each ronte: the mode of transportation; and the price to be paid, together with a copy of the recorded abstracts of all proposals for carrying the mails, as provided by section three thousand nine hundred and

forty-eight, title "The postal service." A report of all land and water mails estab. Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 Annually. lished or ordered within the preceding year, other than those let to contract at the annual letting, giving in each case the route or water course on which the mail is established, the name of the person employed to transport it, the mode of transportation, the price to be paid, and the duration of the order of contract, A detailed statement of the various sums Sess. Laws, pp.140,141) In his annual reof money refunded under the provisions 1st, 51st. .

port. of the "customs administration act,"or any other act of Congress, relating to the revenue, together with copies of the rulings under which payments were made. A report of all allowances made to con. Rev. Statutes. sec. 418 Annually. tractors witbin the preceding year above the sums originally stipulated in their respective contracts, and the reasons for the same, and of all orders made whereby additional expense is incurred on any

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BY THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL-continued.

route beyond the original contract price, giving in each case the route, the name of the contractor, the original service provided for by the contract, the orig. inal price, the additional price, the additional service required, and the addi. tional allowance therefor. A report of all curtailments of expenses Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 Annually.

effected within the preceding year, giv.
ing in each case the same particulars as

in the preceding report.
A report of the finances of the Depart. | Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 | Annually.
ment for the preceding year, showing
the amount of balance due the Depart-
ment at the beginning of the year, the
amount of postage which accrued
within the year, the amount of engage-
ments and liabilities, and the amount
actually paid during the year for carry-
ing the mail, showing how much of the
amount was for carrying the mail in

preceding years.
A report of the fines imposed on and the Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 Annually.

deductions from the pay of contractors
made during the preceding year, stating
the name of the contractor, the nature
of the delinquency, the route on which
it occurred, when the fine was imposed,
and whether the fine or deduction has
been remitted, and for what reason.
A copy of each contract for carrying the Rev. Statutes. sec. 413 Annually.
mail between the United States and for.
eign countries, with a statement of the
amount of postage derived under the
same, so far as the returns of the De-

partment will enable it to be done.
A report showing all contracts which Rev. Statutes. 'sec. 413 Annually.

have been made by the Department,
other than for carrying the mail, giving
the name of the contractor, the article
or thing contracted for, the place where
the article was to be delivered or the
thing performed, the amount paid there.
for, and the date and duration of the

contract.
A report on the postal business and agen- Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 , Annually.

cies in foreign countries.
A report of the amount expended in the Rev. Statutes . sec. 413 Annually.

Department for the preceding fiscal
year, including detailed statements of
expenditures made from the contingent
fund,

NOTE.-Directed to furnish a copy of his apnual estimates to the Secretary of the Treasury prior to the first of Novem. ber in each year. An estimate of the amount that will be Rev. Statutes . sec. 3668 Annually.

required for the ensuing fiscal year
under each of the following heads:

First, Transportation of the mails.
Second. Compensation of postmasters.

Third. Compensation of clerks in postoffices.

Fourth. Compensation of letter-car. riers.

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Fifth. Compensation of blank agents and assistants.

Sixth. Mail depredations and special agents.

Seventh. Postage stamps and envelopes.

Eighth. Ship, steamboat, and way letters.

Ninth. Dead letters.
Tenth. Mail bage.
Eleventh. Mail locks, keys, and stamps.
Twelfth. Wrapping paper.
Thirteenth. Office furniture.
Fourteenth. Advertising.

Fifteenth. Balances to foreign coun. tries.

Sixteenth. Rent, light, and fuel for post-otlices. Seventeenth. Stationery.

Eighteenth. Miscellaneous. Snch estimates shall show the sums paid under each head, and the names of the per sons to whom payments are made out of the miscellaneous fund; but the names of persons employed in detecting depredations on the mail and of other confidential agents need not be disclosed.

NOTE.- To be submitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Postmaster-General nay, when he | Rev. Statutes . sec. 3975 During the session. deemsit advisable, contract for the trans. portation of the mails to and from any post-office; but where such service is performed over a route not established by law, he shall report the same to Congress at its meeting next thereafter, and such service shall cease at the end of the next session of Congress unless such route is established a post route by Congress. A report relating to the operating receipts Stats. L., v. 20. p. 358 In his annual reand expenditures of such railroads, in

port. connection with the cost of mail trans. portation and the proper compensation to be paid for the same. A report of the facts and his recommenda Stats. L., V. 25. p. 135 Annually. tion on claims of postmasters for losses by fire, burglary, etc., exceeding the sum of $2,000. A report in each particular case of the re- Stats. L., v. 25. p. 135 Annually. sult of his investigation of claims of postmasters for the loss of money-order funds, postal funds, postage stampe, etc., resulting from burglary, fire, etc.

BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

A statement of the appropriations of the Rev. Statutes. sec. 429 Annually.
preceding fiscal year for the Department
of the Navy, showing the amount appro.
priated under each specific head of ap-
propriation, the amount expended un-
der each head, and the balance which, on
the 30th day of June preceding such

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report, remained unexpended. Such re. ports shall be accompanied by estimates of the probable demands which may remain on each application. A statement of all offers for contracts for Rev. Statutes. sec. 429 Annually. supplies and services made during the preceding year, by classes, indicating such as have been accepted. A statement showing the amounts ex: Rev. Statutes. sec. 429 Annually.

pended during the preceding tiscal year for wages of mechanics and laborers employed in building, repairing, or equip. ping vessels of the Navy, or in receiving and securing stores and materials for those purposes, and for the purchase of materials and stores for the same pur. pose; and showing the cost or estimated value of the stores on band, under this appropriation, in the navy-yards at the commencement of the next preceding fiscal year; and the cost or estimated value of articles received and expended during the year; and the cost or esti. mated value of the articles belonging to this appropriation which may be on hand in the navy-yards at the close of the next

preceding fiscal year. A statement of all acts done by him in Rev. Statutes., sec. 429 Annually. making sale of any vessel or materials of the Navy, specifying all vessels aud materials sold, the parties buying the same, and the amount realized therefrom, together with such other facts as may be necessary to a full understanding of his

acts. Estimates of the claims and demands | Rev. Statutes. sec. 3667 Annually.

chargeable upon and payable out of the naval-pension fund.

NOTE.- To be submitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury.

All proposals for naval supplies shall be Rev. Statutes . sec. 3720 At the commencepreserved and recorded and reported by

+ ment of each reg. the Secretary of the Navy to Congress.

ular session. The report shall contain a schedule em. bracing the offers by classes, indicating such as have been accepted. In case of a failure to supply the articles or to per. form the work by the person entering into such contract, he and his sureties shall be liable for the forfeiturespecified in such contract as liquidated damages, to be sued for in the name of the United

States.
Report of proceeds of all sales of materials, Stats. L., v. 22. p. 296 Annually.

etc.
Directed to report amount expended dur. Stats. L., v. 23. p. 395' Annually.
ing prior fiscal year in payment of civil.
ians employed on clerical duty, and sub-
mit estimates for civilian employés for

fiscal year 1887 and thereafter, A report by the Bureau of Provisions and Stats. L., v. 25. p. 817 Apnually.

Clothing of the money value of the supplies on hand at the various stations at the beginning of the fiscal year, the dispositions thereof, and of the purchases

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