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CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT xix
Joint Secretaries. — Chandler P. Anderson, United States ; W. Chauncey Cartwright, United States; Henri Bonrassa^ M.P., Canada.
The duty of this connnission is to arrange a treaty of reciprocity wliich shall adjust the coniniercial affairs, in some respects, of the United States and Canada. The results of the deliberations of the com mission are not yet made public.
United jStates Peace Commission. — AVilliam R. Daij, of Ohio ; Cushman K. Davis, of Minnesota ; William T. Fri/e, of Maine ; George R. Gray, of Delaware ; Whitelaw lieid, of New York.
Secretary and Counsel. — John B. Moore.
Assistant Secretary. — John K. MacArthur.
This commission was appointed by the President to act with a com- mission of like numbers on the part of Spain, for the arrangement of a treaty of peace between Spain and the United States, and a treaty was signed at Paris Dec. 10, 1898, and was ratified by the Senate, Feb. 6, 1899.
Commission to Paris Exposition of 1900. — Ferdinand AV, Peck, of Illinois, Commissioner ; Benjamin Duryea Woodward, of New York, Assistant Commissioner.
Secretary. — Maj. Frederick Brackett.
The duties of the commission are to represent the United States at the exposition to be held in Paris in 1900, to secure exhibits of the industries, the arts, education, science, etc., etc., of the United States, and to conduct all the business which may be necessary to secure proper representation of the country at the exposition.
Commission appointed by President to Investigate the Conduct of the War Department in the War with Spain. — Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, President, of Iowa ; Col. James A. Sexton,^ of Illinois ; Col. Charles Denby, of Indiana ; Capt. Evan P. Howell, of Georgia ; Ex. -Gov. Urban A. Woodbury, of Vermont ; Brig. Gen. John M. Wilson, Chief of En- gineers, U. vS.A. ; Gen. James A. Beaver, of Pennsylvania; Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook, U. S. A. ; Dr. Phineas S. Conner, of Ohio.
Secretary. — Richard Weightman.
Disbursing Officer. — Lieut. Col. F. B. Jones.
Commission on Industrial and Commercial Conditions of Cuba and Porto Pico. — Robert P. Pointer, of New York, and II. K. Carroll, of New Jersey.
This commission was appointed by the President for the purpose of studying the industrial and commercial conditions in Cuba and Porto Rico, with a view to establishing proper rates of tariff. The results of their inquiries have enabled the administration to promulgate customs duties.
Philippine Commission. — J. G. Schurman, of New York ; Charles Drnby, of Indiana ; Dean C. Woi'cester, of Michigan ; Maj. Gen. E. S. Otis, and Admiral George Dewey.
Secretary.— FjdwAYd W. Harden, of Illinois.
This commission has been appointed by the President to study the political and industrial conditions of the Pliilippine Islands, and for that purpose the members have temporarily taken up their residence at Ma- nila.
The foregoing completes the enumeratiou of the general offices con- nected with the Federal Government, either directly or indirectly, located
» Died Feb. 5, 1S99.