Official Congressional Directory

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912
 

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Page 296 - ... the taking of such meteorological observations as may be necessary to establish and record the climatic conditions of the United States or as are essential for the proper execution of the foregoing duties.
Page 302 - An Act granting to certain employees of the United States the right to receive from it compensation for injuries sustained in the course of their employment...
Page 280 - Treasury to prevent the introduction of contagious or infectious diseases into the United States...
Page 302 - Labor, who is directed to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with labor, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and especially upon its relation to capital ; the hours of labor ; the earnings of laboring men and women ; and the means of promoting their material, social, intellectual, and moral prosperity.
Page 308 - Persons honorably discharged from the military or naval service by reason of disability resulting from wounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty shall be preferred for appointments to civil offices, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of such offices.
Page 302 - Congress had stated in the new law : . . . there is hereby established at the seat of Government of the United States a Department of Agriculture, the general designs and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 309 - ... aid said Secretary in soliciting bids based upon formulas and specifications drawn up by such experts in the service of the Government as the committee may see fit to call upon, who shall render whatever assistance they may require.
Page 304 - Bureau was created in 1912— to investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
Page 295 - That it shall be the province and duty of said bureau and its director, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to make diligent investigation of the methods of mining, especially in relation to the safety of miners, and the appliances best adapted to prevent accidents...
Page 64 - County and served six years, being reelected in 1889; in 1898 was appointed assistant tax commissioner in the department of taxes and assessments of the city of New York...

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