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FIFTYFOURTH CONGRESS, Sess. I. Ch. 252. 1896. 185 when defendant is held for court, and the original papers are not sent to court, forty cents; order in duplicate to pay all witnesses in a case: For first witness, thirty cents, and for each additional witness, five cents, and for oath to each witness as to attendance and travel, five cents; for hearing and deciding on criminal charges and reducing the testimony to writing when required by law or order of court, live dollars a day for the time necessarily employed: Provided, That not {jr···¤?¤—· more than one per diem shall be allowed n1 a case, unless the account "`mm °u°`""‘°°' shall show that the hearing could not be completed in one day, when one additional per diem may be specially approved and allowed by the court; Provided further, That not more than one per diem shall he §¤¤rri¤ti;>p- allowed for any one day: Provided further, That no per diem shall a,,c§;$f’2,,§{°,{léa§2,Y,°§Q be allowed for taking a bond or recognizance and passing on the suf- °*°· ficiency of the bond or recognizance and the sureties thereon when the bond or recognizance was taken after the defendant had been committed to prison upon a final commitment, or has given bond or been recognized for his appearance at court, or when the defendant has been arrested on a capias or bench warrant, or was in custody under any process or order of a court of record. For the examination and certificate in cases of application for discharge of poor convicts imprisoned for nonpayment of fine or fine and costs, and all services connected therewith, three dollars; for attending to a reference in a litigated matter, in a civil cause at law, in equity, or in admiralty, in pursuance of an order of the court, three dollars a day; for taking and certifying depositions to file in civil cases, ten cents for each folio; for each copy of the same furnished to a party on request, ten cents for each folio; for issuing any warrant under the tenth article of the treaty of August ninth, eighteen hundred and forty-two, between the United States and the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, against any parties charged with any crime or offense set forth in said article, two dollars; for issuing any warrant under the provision of the convention for the surrender of criminals between the United States and the King of the French, concluded at Washington, November ninth, eighteen hundred and forty-three, two dolla.rs ; for hearing and deciding upon the case of any person charged with any crime or offense, and arrested under the provisions of said treaty or of said convention, five dollars a day for the time necessarily employed. Such commissioners shall keep a complete record of all proceedings k£Q°°"‘ "°°k '·° l’° before them in criminal cases,i11 a well bound book, which record book ` shall be delivered to and preserved by the clerk of the district court for such district on the death. resignation, removal, or expiration of term of the commissioner, for which record the commissioner shall receive no compensation. Sec. 22. That it shall be the duty of the Attorney-General of the n§je)°;°tg¤c{(;*£W:; United States to make an investigation as respects the compensation mms. V ° to he paid, by salary or otherwise, to clerks ot United States circuit and district courts; and he shall report on the first day of the next session of the present Congress a plan for fixing such compensation for the clerks of the several courts of the United States as he may deem just, and he shall also recommend with his report such provisions as may to him seem proper touching their appointment and the performance of their duties. Sec. 23. The Attorney·General shall, in his annual report to Con- ,0j},,'{,';,‘}(’§,{,§;’_§°,,§l°f***‘ gross each year, include a. statement in detail showing for the preceding Detailed ¤¤¤tem¤¤¤ fiscal year the number of assistant district attorneys employed, the '°"""`°d‘ salaries of each; the number of clerical assistants employed for each district attorney, the salaries of each; the amount expended for necessary subsistence, and actual and necessary traveling expenses of each district attorney and his assistants; the number of office deputies and clerical assistants employed for each marshal, the salaries paid to each; the amount expended for necessarv subsistence and actual and necessary traveling expenses of each marshal and his office deputies, and