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every 20 minutes every hour that I am on duty. While I am on duty during those hours I have to do the same as the man who is in charge of the tool room, and I believe he gets $1,200 or $1,400 a year. I have got to do his work when he is not there and when I am in charge; but I do not get anything like that pay. I am also in charge of the macerator, where the condemned money is sent. I have got to attend to all of that machinery and attend to a lot of other duties which I can not think of.

Mr. BYRNs. It is not so much a question of the duties you have to perform as it is a question of the inadequacy of the salaries.

Mr. Hause. Yes, sir; that is right.
Mr. BYRNS. You want a living wage?
Mr. HAUBE. That is the idea. We have got to work

very

hard for our money, and it seems that under present conditions we should be paid more.

Mr. Byrns. Is there anyone else desiring to make a statement ?

STATEMENT OF MR. L. A. REESE.

Mr. REESE. I just want to make a short statement. I am a watchman at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We feel that our salaries are inadequate and that we are not being paid a living wage, owing to the high cost of living. The commodities of life have increased very much, especially in the last three years. Even since 1906 there has been a great increase among the commodities, especially foodstuffs, clothing, and so on. A great many of our watchmen are married men, some having three, some five, and some even more in the family which they are compellel to support. We feel that in order to properly feed, clothe, and educate our children that we should have more money. Unless we are paid more money we are compelled to do something else or take our children out of school before they reach the eighth grade.

The city of Washington has splendid schools, but, owing to the inadequacy of our salaries, we are forced to take our children, very often, out of school before they get through the eighth grade. I have a number of children and I have only been able to graduate one daughter in high school; the others I have had to take out even before they reached the eighth grade, and I was compelled to do that in order that they might help us live. I feel that this great Government, one of the richest Governments in the world, should pay its employees an adequate salary, so as to enable its employees to feed their children and prepare them for the important duties of life. We want to be able to feed our young men and to sustain them so that they will be strong and powerful. We feel that the Government of the United States should be the one to especially give its employees a living wage, so that the employees may be able to feed their young men and make them strong and powerful, and to feed, clothe, and educate our daughters so that they will make strong and healthy wives for the future generation. So we appeal to you for an increase in wages for this reason: We are on the statutory roll and only Congress can give us an increase. We feel that our superior officers would be glad to recommend and probably have recommended an increase in wages, but the increase can not be granted unless a law is passed by the United States Congress.

INDEX.

A.

Page.
360
204
360
325

Acker, W. B., statement of_
Adjutant General
Alaska, government of -
Alaska, surveyor general in.--
Assay offices. (See Mints and assay offices.)
Auditor for Interior Department, office of_
Auditor for Navy Department, office of..
Auditor for the Post Office Department-

Audit of accounts, lump sum for---
Auditor's office--
Estimate, revised
Laborers and messenger boys---
Money orders, comparative statement of, from 1912 to 1918, inclusive.-
Postal Savings Division-----
Table showing number of clerks 65 years and over

Tabulating equipment
Auditor for Treasury Department, office of -
Auditor for War Department, office of.-
Averill, F. L., statement of --
Ayers, E. J., chief clerk, statement of..

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B.
Baity, James L., statement of..

105
Baltimore Subtreasury

542
Balentine, Henry L., statement of...

254
Bertholf, Ellsworth P., Captain Commandant of the Coast Guard, state-
ment of...

47
Birmingham, Col. H. P., statement of_

215
Bogue, A. E., chief clerk, statement of

260
Botanic Garden:
Assistants, pay of_-

25
Assistant superintendent, pay of_

27
Fertilizers, tools, soil, etc..

26, 28
Laborers, pay of--

25, 27, 28
Motor truck, maintenance of_

28
Shipping clerk, pay of_
Superintendent, pay of.

25
Brewster, Col. A. W., statement of...

202
Brown, Herbert D., statement of..

365, 551
Broughton, W. S., statement of.
Bureaus. (See names of.)
Butler Building, elevator conductor for--

51
Byington, F. D., statement of ---

330

27

70

C.
Caminetti, Anthony, statement of..
Campbell, Edward K., statement of_
Capitol police --
Capitol, tunnel and mechanical book carrier from Library of Congress..
Carson (Nev.) Mint

581

499
531
569

15
165

Page.
408
404
402

401
405, 408

413
412
407
406
415
407
411
406
413

403
405, 408

404
408
403
412
406
415
407
160
252
542
226

Census, Bureau of the:

Agriculture, Statistics of..
Births, Statistics of..
Chief clerk, increase in pay of..
Chief of division..
Cities, Statistics of..
Compilations, special statistical..
Conventions and meetings, expenses of attendance at.
Cottonseed products-
Cotton statistics.---
Counters, integrating-
Electrical industries...
Fourteenth Censsus, preliminary work for.-
Lumber and timber products-
Machines, tabulating-
Map mounter----
Marriage and Divorce, Statistics of...
Mortality, Statistics of_-
Special agents, expert.
Statistics, collection of
Stenographers, temporary-
Tobacco Statistics_
Transcripts, disposition of money for furnishing-

Water, Transportation of -
Chaffin, F. H., statement of__
Chase, Capt. Volney O., statement of
Chicago Subtreasury--
Chief of Engineers, office of_
Chief of Ordnance, Army, office of:

Draftsmen, skilled
Force, increase in..
Lump sums, salaries paid from..
Salaries, increase in..
Salaries paid from lump sums.

Transfer of clerks, authority to.
Chief of Staff, Office of...
Children's Bureau:

Administration clerk
Chief, assistant-
Clerks, research assistants, and legal indexer.
Demonstration car.
Details
Field expenses.
Per diem-
Rent
Research expert
Special agents

Supervisor of child welfare surveys and experts..
Cincinnati Subtreasury
Civil Service Commission:

Assistant chief examiner---
Assistant secretary to act as chief of division..
Boards. (See names of.)
Certification clerk
Chief examiner--
Chief of Application Division.
Examiner
Expert examiners.
Firemen, pay of...
Salaries, increases of...
Secretaries of civil-service districts_-
Secretary to the commission..---
Stationery -
Status of work.

Traveling expenses
Claxton, Philander P., statement of_
Clerks to Members of Congress -
'oast Artillery, Office of Chief of_

223
220
224
220
224
222
537

509
507
510
513
510
511
512
512
507
507
511
544

30

31

31
30
31
32

37
37

345
567
233

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Page

151
151, 152

153
152
149
152
138
438

401

Coast Guard, Office of the:

Bookkeeper-
Clerks, additional.
Draftsmen.
Laborer, additional..
Law and contract clerk.

Private secretary-
Collecting internal revenue-
Commercial attachés_
Commerce, Department of:

Census Office ----
Contingent expenses-

Bids, advertising for purchases.
Conventions, expenses of attendance at.
First-aid outfits
Miscellaneous items
Per diem in lieu of subsistence.

Storage space, rent of -
Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Bureau of...
Lighthouses, Bureau of..
Navigation, Bureau of..
Secretary's office

Appointment Division, Assistant Chief of.
Appointment Division, Chief of...
Cabinetmaker, increase in pay of_
Cashier
Chauffeurs
Chief clerk, assistant, and superintendent-
Chief clerk, increase in salary-
Chief engineer.
Chief engineer and electrician..
Clerks, at $900_
Clerks, at $1,000.
Clerks, class 2-
Disbursing clerk, deputy.
Foreman of stables.-
Laborers
Librarian
Repair man and chauffeur.
Staples, increase in price of..
Stenographer to Assistant Secretary-
Storekeeper --

Supplies, Division of, Chief
Shipping Service -
Standards, Bureau of_

Steamboat-Inspection Service -
Commissions (See names of).
Comptroller of the Currency, office of_
Comptroller of the Treasury, office of:

Books, law.
Digest, revision of..
Improvement committee_
Law books ---

Salaries, increases of
Congressional Library. (See Library.)
Construction and Repair, Bureau of :

Chief clerk.
Clerks, principal..

Clerks, reduction in lower grades.
Conway, John S., statement of_.
Cotton-futures tax.
Court of Claims:

Auditors, pay of..
Commissioners
Judges, salaries of_
Secretary to the court.
Stenographers---

397
396
395
396
397
399
419
400
453
388
391
391
394
392
395
391
390
394
394
393
393
392
391
394
395
392
395
390
390
393
392
457
464
443

127

100

99
102
100
96

287
287
287
400
143

534, 535
532, 535
531, 535

533
533

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