Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/426

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.396 FIFTY-FOURTH CON CRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 419. 1896. three thousand dollars; messenger, eight hundred and forty dollars; in all, three thousand eight hundred and forty dollars. . S¤rv¤y<>r’¤¤¤i<>¤· Fok SURVEYOBYS OFFICE: For surveyor, three thousand dollars; assistant surveyor, one thousand eight hundred dollrrs; for such employees as may be required, in accordance with the provisions of the Vol.%,p.689. Act of Congress making the surveyor of the District of Columbia a salaried officer, five thousand two hundred dollars; in all ten thousand dollars. GONTINGENT EXPENSES. °°¤¤¤8°¤*°*P°¤•°¤· For contingent expenses of the government of the District of Columbia, namely: For printing, checks, books, stationery; detection of frauds on the revenue; repairs of market houses, painting; surveying instruments and implements, drawing materials; binding, rebinding, repairing, and preservation of records; maintaining and keeping in good order the laboratory and apparatus in the office of the inspector of asphalt and cement; damages; care of horses not otherwise provided for, horseshoeing; fuel, ice, gas, repairs, insurance, repairs to pound and vehicles, and other general necessary expenses of District _ offices, including the sinkingfund office, office of the superintendent of charities, harbor master, health department, surveyor’s office, sealer of _ weights and measures’ office, and police court, twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars; and the Commissioners shall so apportion this m·ém sum as to prevent a deiiciency therein: Provided, That horses and ’ vehicles appropriated for in this Act shall be used only for official purcuwmpupwpz poses: And provided further, That the whole cost of maintaining and §,§‘,{,f,‘,,_ °f keeping in good order the laboratory and apparatus in the office of the inspector of gas and meters shall hereafter be paid by the Washington Roporwfndesnw Gaslight Company: And provided further, That the recorder of deeds °""‘f°”‘ shall make no charge for reporting to the assessor of the District of Columbia for entry upon the tax books transfers of real estate as . required by law. _ 8****1**- For contingent expenses of stables of the engineer department, including forage, livery of horses, shoeing, purchase and repair of vehicles, purchase and repair of harness, blankets, lap robes, purchase of horses, whips, oil, brushes, combs, sponges, chamois skins, buckets, halters, jacks, rubber boots and coats, medicines, and other necessary articles and expenses, five thousand dollars; and no expenditure on account of the engineer department for the items named in this paragraph shall be made from any other fund. R°'“· For rent of District offices, nine thousand dollars. _ For rent of property yards, three hundred dollars. ,,§°§f°°*"" *’°"°°'““ For necessary expenses in the collection of overdue personal taxes by distraint and sale and otherwise, and for other necessary items, one I U _ I thousand five hundred dollars. ' "‘ °'“ ""’°°"° For judicial expenses, including procurement of chains of title, the printing of briefs in the court of appeals of the District of Columbia, and witness fees in District cases before the supreme court of said District, eight hundred dollars. C°’°¤°"° °’P°“°°°· For livery of horse or horse hire for coroner’s office, jurors’ fees, removal of deceased persons, making autopsies, ice, disinfectants, and other necessary supplies for the morgue, and the necessary expenses of holding inquests, including stenographic services in taking testimony, _ _ and photographing unidentified bodies, eight hundred dollars. “""*'“"‘g· For general advertising, authorized and required by law, and for tax and school notices and notices of changes in regulations, two thousand Eve hundred dollars. m;;°i¤·>¤ 0* =·¤¤=·¤· ··f For advertising notice of taxes in arrear July iirst, eighteen hundred Vol;26,p.24. and ninety-six, as required to be given by Act of March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, seven thousand five hundred dollars, to be reimbursed by a charge of one dollar and twenty cents for each lot of t or piece of property advertised. mM_ ° "°“ °°' To enable the assessor to continue account of arrears of taxes on real