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09-September 23 1901 In accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress approved June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 34-36), and by virtue of the authority thereby given, and on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, it is hereby ordered that sections 23, 24 of township seven south, range 93 west, 6th principal meridian, Colorado, within the limits of the Black Mesa Forest Reserve be restored to the public domain after sixty days' notice hereof by publication, as required by law; these tracts having been found upon personal and official inspection to be better adapted to agricultural than forest purposes.
10-October 1 1901 TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING: Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity, prudence, and ability of Thaddeus S. Sharretts, United States General Appraiser, I have invested him with full and all manner of authority for and in the name of the United States of America, to meet and confer with any person or persons duly authorized by the government of China or by any government or governments having treaties with China being invested with like power and authority, and with him or them to agree on a plan for the conversion into specific duties, as far as possible, and as soon as may be, of all ad valorem duties on imports into China in conformity with the provisions in this regard contained in the final protocol signed by the diplomatic representatives of China and the Powers at Peking on September 7, 1901, the same to be submitted to the President of the United States for approval. In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this first day of October, A. D. 1901, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-sixth.
10-October 15 1901 On and after January 1, 1902, the following ratings and pay per month are established for the petty officers and other enlisted men of the Commissary Branch of the United States Navy: RATING --------MONTHLY PAY
Chief Commissary Steward -- $70
Commissary Steward -------- $60
Ship's Cook, 1st class----- $55
Ship's Cook, 2d class ----- $40
Ship's Cook, 3d class ----- $30
Ship's Cook, 4th class ---- $25
Baker, 1st class ---------- $45
Baker, 2d class ----------- $35
Landsmen detailed as crew messmen shall while so acting except when appointed as reliefs during temporary absence of the regular crew messmen receive extra compensation at the rate of $5 per month.
10-October 30 1901 It is hereby ordered that Harbor Island, and three islets south-east thereof in Sitka Harbor, District of Alaska, be and they are hereby reserved for the use of the Revenue Cutter Service subject to any legal existing rights.
10-October 31 1901 An appointment to the vacancy now existing in the position of the clerk designated to sign checks for the pension agent at the pension agency at Philadelphia, Pa., may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.
11-November 1 1901 An appointment to the vacancy now existing in the position of steward of the White House may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.
11-November 6 1901 An appointment to the vacancy now existing in the position of laborer, with the duties of coachman, in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.
11-November 9 1901 It is hereby ordered that all tracts and parcels of land belonging to the United States situate in the provinces of Zambales and Bataan, in the Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands to the southward and westward of a line beginning at the mouth of the Rio Pamatuan, near Capones Islands, and following the imaginary course of the Pamatuan to the headwaters of the easternmost branch of said river; from thence east, true, to meet a line running north, true, from Santa Rita Peak; from this intersection to Santa Rita itself; thence to Santa Rosa Peak, and thence in a straight line in a southerly direction to the sea at the town of Bagac, and including said town as well as all adjacent islands, bays, harbors, estuaries, and streams within its limits, be and the same are hereby reserved for naval purposes, and said reservations and all lands included within said boundaries are hereby placed under the governance and control of the Navy Department.
11-November 11 1901 It is hereby ordered that the south-west quarter, section twenty-nine, and the south-east quarter, section thirty, township one south, range eighteen west, San Bernardino base and meridian, California, be and they are hereby reserved for lighthouse purposes, subject to any legal existing rights.
11-November 14 1901 It is hereby ordered that the following described tract of country in Arizona, viz., commencing at a point where the south line of the Navaho Indian Reservation (addition of January 8, 1900) intersects the Little Colorado River; thence due south to the fifth standard parallel north; thence east on said standard to the middle of the south line of township 21 north, range 15 east; thence north on the line bisecting townships 21, 22, 23, 24, said range 15 east, to the south line of the Moqui Reservation; thence due west to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement until such time as the Indians residing thereon shall have been settled permanently under the provisions of the homestead laws or the general allotment act approved February 8, 1887 (24 Stars., 388), and the act amendatory thereof, approved February 28, 1891 (26 Stats., 794).
11-November 15 1901 It is hereby ordered that San Nicolas Island, California, be and it is hereby reserved for lighthouse purposes.
11-November 18 1901 Section 8 of Civil-Service Rule III is hereby amended by striking out all of clauses (g), (h), (i), and (j) thereof and re-lettering the succeeding clauses accordingly.
11-November 26 1901 From and after January 1, 1901, all enlisted men of the Navy will be allowed seventy-five cents per month in addition to the pay of their ratings for each good conduct medal, pin, or bar, issued for service, terminating after December 31, 1901.
11-November 26 1901 Amend Rule III by adding thereto the following section, to be numbered 9: 9. 9. Whenever the duties of an Indian agency shall be devolved upon the superintendent of the Indian training school located at such agency, and the separate office of Indian agent shall thereby be discontinued, the person holding such Indian agency at the date of such discontinuance may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, be made a classified employee in the Indian Service at such agency, either as superintendent of such Indian training school or otherwise, upon such test of fitness as may be satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior and the Civil Service Commission.
11-November 26 1901 Amend Civil-Service Rule X, clause 2, by striking out the word "shall" and inserting the word "may" in lieu thereof in the following sentence: "but the provisions in relation to apportionment shall be waived upon the certificate of the appointing officer that the transfer is required in the interests of good administration," and by adding to said sentence the following words: "setting forth in detail the reasons therefor, which certificate shall be subject to the approval of the Commission." The whole section, as amended, will read as follows:
2. A person who has received absolute appointment may be transferred without examination from any department, office, or branch of the service, upon requisition and consent of the proper officers, and the certificate of the Commission: Provided, That no transfer shall be made of a person to a position within the same department or office and the same branch of the service, or to a position in another department, office, or branch of the service, if for original entrance to such position said person is barred by the age limitations prescribed therefor, or by the provisions regulating apportionment, but the provisions in relation to apportionment may be waived upon the certificate of the appointing officer that the transfer is required in the interests of good administration, setting forth in detail the reasons therefor, which certificate shall be subject to the approval of the Commission: And provided further, That transfers shall not be made without examination, provided by the Commission, to a position for original entrance to which, in the judgment of the Commission, there is required by these rules an examination involving essential tests different from or higher than those involved in the examination required for original entrance to the position from which transfer is proposed; but a person employed in any grade shall not because of such employment be barred from the open competitive examination provided for original entrance to any other grade. Approved.
11-November 27 1901 Section 4 of Rule III is hereby amended by striking out all of the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

The Post-Office Service shall include all officers and employees in free-delivery post-offices and in the rural free-delivery service, except persons employed merely as laborers or workmen and persons whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate: Provided, That until regulations for appointments of carriers in the rural free-delivery service shall become operative said carriers shall not be treated as classified hereunder: And provided further, That transfer shall not be made from the position of carrier in the rural free-delivery service to any other position in the classified service. As amended the section will read:

The Post-Office Service shall include all officers and employees in free-delivery post-offices and in the rural free-delivery service, except persons employed merely as laborers or workmen and persons whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate: Provided, That until regulations for appointments of carriers in the rural free-delivery service shall become operative said carriers shall not be treated as classified hereunder: And provided further, That transfer shall not be made from the position of carrier in the rural free-delivery service to any other position in the classified service. And whenever the free-delivery system shall be established in any post-office the Postmaster-General shall at once notify the Commission of such establishment, and the officers and employees of said office shall be included within the classified service from the date of such establishment; and whenever, by order of the Postmaster-General, any post-office shall be consolidated with and made a part of a free-delivery post-office, the Postmaster-General shall at once notify the Commission of such consolidation, and from the date of said order the employees of the office thus made a part of the free-delivery office whose names appear on the roster of the Post-Office Department shall be employees of said free-delivery office; and the person holding on the date of said order the position of postmaster at the office thus made a part of said free-delivery office may be made an employee in said free-delivery office, and may, at the time of classification, be assigned to any position therein and given any appropriate designation which the Postmaster-General may direct.
12-December 3 1901 From and after January 1, 1902, each enlisted man of the Navy who holds a certificate as a credit from the Petty Officers' School of Instruction, Navy Training Station, Newport, R. I. shall receive two dollars per month in addition to the pay of his rating.
12-December 9 1901 From and after January 1, 1902, the classification and monthly pay of Mess Attendants in the United States Navy shall be as follows: Mess Attendants, 1st class --- $24 Mess Attendants, 2d class ---- $20 Mess Attendants, 3d class ---- $16
12-December 11 1901 Rule VIII is hereby amended by adding thereto the following clause, to be numbered 16: For the purpose of securing the proper enforcement of sections 2 and 7 of the civil-service act, and of the rules adopted in pursuance thereof, the Commission, whenever it shall find that any person is holding a position in the civil service in violation of the provisions of the civil-service act or of these rules, shall, after notice to the person affected and an opportunity for explanation or other statement, certify information of the fact of such violation to the head of the department or office in or under which such position is held, and then, if such person be not dismissed within thirty days, to the disbursing and auditing officers through whom the payment of the salary or wages of such position is by law required to be made, and thereafter such disbursing or auditing officers shall not pay or permit to be paid to such person any salary or wages which accrue after such certificate has been received by them: Provided, however, That if a question of law respecting the power to appoint or employ is raised in any such case the President or the head of a department may obtain the opinion of the Attorney-General thereon.
12-December 11 1901 Rule VIII is hereby amended by adding thereto the following clause, to be numbered 16: For the purpose of securing the proper enforcement of sections 2 and 7 of the civil-service act, and of the rules adopted in pursuance thereof, the Commission, whenever it shall find that any person is holding a position in the civil service in violation of the provisions of the civil-service act or of these rules, shall, after notice to the person affected and an opportunity for explanation or other statement, certify information of the fact of such violation to the head of the department or office in or under which such position is held, and then, if such person be not dismissed within thirty days, to the disbursing and auditing officers through whom the payment of the salary or wages of such position is by law required to be made, and thereafter such disbursing or auditing officers shall not pay or permit to be paid to such person any salary or wages which accrue after such certificate has been received by them: Provided, however, That if a question of law respecting the power to appoint or employ is raised in any such case the President or the head of a department may obtain the opinion of the Attorney-General thereon.
12-December 11 1901 Rule II is hereby amended by adding thereto the following clause, to be numbered 9: For the purpose of enabling the Commission to make the investigations authorized by section 2 of the civil-service act it shall be the duty of every officer and employee in the public service to give to said Commission, or its authorized representatives, all proper and competent information and testimony in regard to all matters inquired of and to subscribe such testimony and make oath or affirmation to the same before some officer authorized by law to administer oaths.
12-December 11 1901 Rule X, section 2, is hereby amended by inserting therein, after the words "upon requisition and consent of the proper officers and the certificate of the Commission." the following words: but no person shall be so transferred who has not actually served for six months in the office in which he became classified and in some position therein which at the time of the request for his transfer is within the competitive classified service.


So that as amended the said section shall read as follows:

2. A person who has received absolute appointment may be transferred, without examination, from any department, office, or branch of the service, upon requisition and consent of the proper officers and the certificate of the Commission, but no person shall be so transferred who has not actually served for six months in the office in which he became classified and in some position therein which at the time of the request for his transfer is within the competitive classified service: Provided, That no transfer shall be made of a person to a position within the same department or office and the same branch of the service, or to a position in another department, office, or branch of the service, if for original entrance to such position said person is barred by the age limitations prescribed therefor, or by the provisions regulating apportionment, but the provisions in relation to apportionment may be waived upon the certificate of the appointing officer that the transfer is required in the interests of good administration, setting forth in detail the reasons therefor, which certificate shall be subject to the approval of the Commission: And provided further, That transfers shall not be made without examination, provided by the Commission, to a position for original entrance to which, in the judgment of the Commission, there is required by these rules an examination involving essential tests different from or higher than those involved in the examination required for original entrance to the position from which transfer is proposed; but a person employed in any grade shall not because of such employment be barred from the open competitive examination provided for original entrance to any other grade.
12-December 11 1901 Section 13 of Rule VIII is hereby amended (1) by inserting at the end of the first sentence thereof the following: ; but if there be one eligible or two eligibles upon the appropriate register, the appointing officer may appoint the one eligible or one of the two eligibles in the same manner as if a full certification of three eligibles were available, and if he elect not to make a regular appointment from such incomplete register he must select the one eligible or one of the two eligibles thus available for temporary appointment as authorized above, unless special reasons are given and approved, as provided by section 4 of this rule, why the selection should not be so made.
and (2) by substituting for the words "an eligible," in the seventh and eighth lines, the words "three eligibles;" so that as amended the section will read as follows:

13. Whenever there are no names of eligibles upon a register for any grade in which a vacancy exists and the public interest requires that it must be filled before eligibles can be provided by the Commission, such vacancy may, subject to the approval of the Commission, be filled by appointment without examination and certification for such part of three months as will enable the Commission to provide eligibles; but if there be one eligible or two eligibles upon the appropriate register, the appointing officer may appoint the one eligible or one of the two eligibles in the same manner as if a full certification of three eligibles were available, and if he elect not to make a regular appointment from such incomplete register he must select the one eligible or one of the two eligibles thus available for temporary appointment as authorized above, unless specific reasons are given and approved, as provided by section 4 of this rule, why the selection should not be so made. Such temporary appointment shall expire by limitation as soon as three eligibles shall be provided, and no person shall serve longer than three months in any one year under such temporary appointment or appointments, unless by special authority of the Commission previously obtained. Said year limitation shall commence from the date of such first appointment: Provided, That whenever an emergency shall arise requiring that a vacancy shall be filled before a certification can be issued and an appointment made thereto in the manner provided in these rules, such vacancy may be filled, without regard to the provisions of these rules, for such part of thirty days as may be required for the issuance of a certificate and the execution of the necessary details of an appointment thereto in accordance with said provisions. Such appointment shall in no case continue longer than thirty days.
12-December 19 1901 Such public lands as may exist on Culebra Island between the parallels of 18'15' and 18'23 north latitude, and between the meridians of 65'10' and 65'25' west longitude, are hereby placed under the jurisdiction of the Navy Department.
12-December 23 1901 Section 4 of Civil-Service Rule V is hereby amended by striking out from the tabular statement therein the following under the heading of "Post-Office Service:" All positions 18 45
And inserting in lies thereof the following:
Rural letter carrier 17 55
All other positions 18 45
12-December 23 1901 Such public lands as may exist on Culebra Island between the parallels of 18°15' and 18°23' north latitude, and between the meridians of 65° 10' and 65° 25' west longitude, are hereby placed under the jurisdiction of the Navy Department.
12-December 27 1901
Section 4 of Civil-Service Rule V is hereby amended by inserting at the end of that part of the tabular statement therein under the heading of "Post-Office Service" the following language, as a parenthesis:

The age limitations shall not apply in the case of an honorably discharged United States soldier or sailor of the civil war or of the Spanish-American war who applies for the position of rural letter carrier.
01-January 17 1902 The attention of the Departments is hereby called to the provisions of the laws giving preference to veterans in appointment and retention. The President desires that wherever the needs of the service will justify it and the law will permit preference shall be given alike in appointment and retention to honorably discharged veterans of the Civil War, who are fit and well qualified to perform the duties of the places which they seek or are filling.
01-January 18 1902 An appointment to the vacancy now existing in the position of Assistant Commissioner of Immigration, Port of New York, may be made without examination under the civil service laws.
01-January 20 1902 Amending Civil Service Rules Regarding Exceptions from Examination for Draftsmen in Navy Department
01-January 21 1902 Section 4 of Civil-Service Rule V is hereby amended by inserting the following at the end of that part of the tabular statement therein under the heading "Departmental Service:"
Watch officer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey 21 36
Chief engineer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey 25 45
Also by inserting the following in the tabular statement therein, after the word "aid" in line 11, "deck officer and junior captain's clerk."
01-January 23 1902 Section 43 of Civil-Service Rule VI is hereby amended by adding thereto the following: "and four special inspectors."
The section as amended shall read as follows:
43. One special land inspector, and four special inspectors.
01-January 23 1902 Rule IX of the Civil-Service Rules is hereby amended by omitting therefrom the final proviso, which proviso so omitted is in the words and figures following, to-wit:
And provided further, That any person dismissed from the service upon charges of delinquency or misconduct may be reinstated, subject to the other conditions of these rules, without regard to the one-year limit of this rule, upon the certificate of the proper appointing officer that he has thoroughly investigated the case and that the charges upon which the dismissal was based were not true.
01-January 23 1902 Rule X, section 2, is hereby amended by adding a third proviso after the word "proposed," as follows:
And provided further, That no transfer shall be made of a person to a position if in said position there is not required, in the judgment of the Commission, the performance of the same class of work or the practice of the same mechanical trade performed or practiced in the position from which transfer is proposed.
As amended the section will read:
2. A person who has received absolute appointment may be transferred, without examination, from any department, office, or branch of the service, upon requisition and consent of the proper officers, and the certificate of the Commission, but no person shall be so transferred who has not actually served for six months in the office in which he became classified and in some position therein which at the time of the request for his transfer is within the competitive classified service: Provided, That no transfer shall be made of a person to a position within the same department or office and the same branch of the service, or to a position in another department, office, or branch of the service, if for original entrance to such position said person is barred by the age limitations prescribed therefor, or by the provisions regulating apportionment, but the provisions in relation to apportionment may be waived upon the certificate of the appointing officer that the transfer is required in the interests of good administration, setting forth in detail the reasons therefor, which certificate shall be subject to the approval of the Commission: And provided further, That transfers shall not be made without examination, provided by the Commission, to a position for original entrance to which, in the judgment of the Commission, there is required by these rules an examination involving essential tests different from or higher than those involved in the examination required for original entrance to the position from which transfer is proposed: And provided further, That no transfer shall be made of a person to a position if in said position there is not required, in the judgment of the Commission, the performance of the same class of work or the practice of the same mechanical trade performed or practiced in the position from which transfer is proposed; but a person employed in any grade shall not, because of such employment, be barred from the open competitive examination provided for original entrance to any other grade.
01-January 23 1902 Rule XII of the Civil-Service Rules is hereby amended by adding thereto the following, which will constitute paragraphs 3 and 4:
3. Every nominating or appointing officer in the Executive Departments and independent bureaus and offices at Washington, D. C., shall furnish to the Commission a list of all employees and positions in the service under his control and authority in Washington, D. C., which are or have been regarded or treated as below classification, said list to include the names of all persons now in the service who have been appointed or employed without certification by the Commission since the classification of the office or branch of the service in which they are employed. The duties performed by each such person and pertaining to each such position shall be stated in detail sufficient to enable the Commission to determine the status of each position as classified or unclassified. Said nominating or appointing officers shall furnish to the Commission a similar report in the case of each person appointed or employed hereafter in a position regarded as unclassified.
4. All essential changes of duties pertaining to positions referred to in paragraph 3 of this rule shall be reported at once to the Commission.
01-January 24 1902 Amending Civil Service Rules Regarding Temporary Appointments
01-January 31 1902 All officers and employees of the United States of every description serving in or under any of the Executive Departments and whether so serving in or out of Washington are hereby forbidden either direct or indirect, individually or through associations, to solicit an increase of pay, or to influence or to attempt to influence in their own interest any legislation whatever, either before Congress or its Committees, or in any way save through the heads of the Departments in or under which they serve, on penalty of dismissal from the government service.
02-February 4 1902 Rule X will be amended by adding a new section, to be numbered 10, as follows:

10. Operatives and other employees in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing whose duties are similar to those of operatives, may be transferred without examination and certificate of the Commission to the positions of expert money counter and paper counter in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, money-order assorter and skilled laborer acting as money-order assorter in the office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department, and expert counter, feeder, and separator in the office of the Treasurer of the United States. Employees so transferred shall not be charged to the apportionment, and such transfer shall not give them rights of promotion or transfer within the Treasury Department to the apportioned service, or for transfer to other departments, commissions, or offices greater than the rights belonging to the position from which they were transferred, and they shall not be assigned to other duties than those of the nonapportioned places herein provide for: Provided, That appointments made to the positions described in this section other than by transfer from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing shall be subject to the apportionment.
02-February 5 1902 As it is desirable in view of the expected visit of his Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Prussia, to the United States that suitable arrangements should be made for his reception and entertainment during his sojourn in the United States, I hereby designate the following named persons to serve as delegates for this purpose, and do hereby authorize and empower them to make such engagements, incur such expenses, and to draw upon the Secretary of State for such moneys as may be necessary with which to pay the expenses thus incurred, to an amount to be determined by the Secretary of State. The Assistant Secretary of State, David J. Hill, representing the Department of State. Mayor-General Henry C. Curbin, Adjutant-General, U. S. A., representing the War Department. Rear-Admiral Robley D. Evans, U. S. N., representing the Navy Department, and to be Honorary A. D. C. to his Royal Highness. The following officers are detailed to assist the delegates: Colonel T. A. Bingham, U. S. A., Military Aide to the President; Commander W. S. Cowles, U. S. N., Navy Aide to the President.
02-February 7 1902 John P. Green, of Ohio, appointed August 27, 1897, to position of postage-stamp agent at $2,500 per annum in the Post-Office Department under an exception from examination, may be treated as occupying a competitive position without examination or certification by the United States Civil Service Commission.
02-February 8 1902 Rule III, section 8, clause (f) is hereby amended (1) by striking out the word "Tortugas" in the second line, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Mullet Key;" (2) by inserting, after the words "Reedy Island" in the same line, the words "Cape Charles, Columbia River;" (3) by striking out the words "Angel Island" in the third line, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "San Francisco;" and (4) by inserting, after the word "attendant" in the fourth line, the words "or acting assistant surgeon, or sanitary inspector;" so that as amended the clause will read as follows:
(f) Any person employed in the Marine-Hospital Service as quarantine attendant at the Gulf, South Atlantic, Mullet Key, Reedy Island, Cape Charles, Columbia River, and San Francisco quarantine; and any person temporarily employed as quarantine attendant, or acting assistant surgeon, or sanitary inspector, on quarantine vessels, or in camps or stations established for quarantine purposes during epidemics of contagious diseases in the United States or beyond the seas.
02-February 15 1902 In accordance with the provisions of Section 2212 of the Revised Statutes and by virtue of the authority thereby given, it is hereby ordered that the office of Surveyor-General in the surveying district of the Territory of Arizona, be and it is hereby located at Phoenix, Arizona, and the office of Surveyor-General at Tucson, Arizona, is hereby discontinued, and the records and business thereof are hereby transferred to the office of Surveyor-General at Tucson, Arizona.
03-March 10 1902 Amending Consular Regulations of 1896, Paragraph 692, Regarding Currency Certificates
03-March 13 1902 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, the following rule for the regulation and improvement of the executive civil service is amended as stated below, and is hereby promulgated.

Section 7 of Rule II is hereby amended by adding thereto the following as a proviso:
Provided, That no such person shall be transferred from any department, office, or branch of the service to a position in another department, office, or branch of the service, until he has passed the examination prescribed for original entrance to the position to which transfer is proposed.

The section as amended will read as follows:
7. A person holding a position on the date said position is classified under the civil-service act shall be entitled to all the rights and benefits possessed by persons of the same class or grade appointed upon examination under the provisions of said act: Provided, That no such person shall be transferred from any department, office, or branch of the service to a position in another department, office, or branch of the service, until he has passed the examination prescribed for original entrance to the position to which transfer is proposed.
03-March 13 1902 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, the following rule for the regulation and improvement of the executive civil service is amended as stated below, and is hereby promulgated.

Rule X is amended by adding at the end thereof the following section, to be numbered 11:
11. No person in any department, office, or bureau, who has entered the service by reinstatement, shall be transferred to any other bureau or office of the same department, or to any other department, office, or bureau, until he has actually served six months after such reinstatement in the department, office, or bureau in which he was reinstated.
03-March 24 1902 Paragraph 451 of the Consular Regulations of 1896 is hereby amended by the addition of the following: No consular officer shall accept an appointment to office from any foreign state as administrator, guardian or any other fiduciary capacity for the settlement or conservation of the estate of deceased persons, or of their heirs or of other persons under legal disabilities, without having been previously authorized by the Secretary of State to do so.
03-March 26 1902 It is hereby ordered that the building known as the "office" and a tract of land 200 feet square, the center of which shall be identical with that of the building, and the sides of which shall be parallel with those of the building in the limits of the Fort Yuma Abandoned Military Reservation, Arizona, be and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Weather Bureau.
03-March 27 1902 To the heads of the Executive Departments: As a mark of respect to the memory of the Right Honorable Lord Pauncefote, of Preston, Late Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to the United States, the President directs that the National flag be displayed at half-mast upon the White House and other federal buildings in the city of Washington on Wednesday, March 28, 1902, the day of the funeral. GEORGE B. CORTELYOU, Secretary to the President.
04-April 25 1902 Whereas the publication of alleged charges and criticisms against officers of the diplomatic and consular service, without an opportunity being given for due consideration of both sides of the questions at issue, has led to injustice to the persons attacked and to embarrassment to the Department of State in its disposition of the public business:

It is hereby ordered that hereafter no officer of the diplomatic or consular service of the United States shall attack, or prefer charges against, or publicly criticise, any other officer in either service, except in a communication to the Department of State.

Whenever any such officer deems that his duty compels him to prefer charges against any other officer in either service, he shall communicate such charges confidentially to the Department of State, which will, upon due consideration of all the circumstances, make such disposition of the case as in its discretion seems wise in the interest of the public business.
04-April 29 1902 To the heads of the Executive Departments: As a mark of respect to the memory of J. Sterling Morton, formerly Secretary of Agriculture, the President directs that the National flag be displayed at half-mast upon the White House and other federal buildings in the city of Washington on Wednesday, April 30, 1902, the day of the funeral. GEORGE B. CORTELYOU, Secretary to the President.
04-April 29 1902 It is hereby ordered that the building known as the "Residence" and the tract of land bounded on the north, east, and south by the rights of way grant to the Yuma Pumping Irrigation Company by the act of Congress approved January 20, 1893 (27 Stat., 420), and on the west by the east line of the tract reserved by Executive Order of March 26, 1902, for the Weather Bureau and the extension thereof to intersections with the rights of way herein mentioned in the limits of the Fort Yuma Abandoned Military Reservation, Arizona, be and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the Customs Service.
04-April 30 1902 It is hereby ordered that the north-west quarter of the north-west quarter and lot 4 of section 32, township one south, range 18 west, San Bernardino base and meridian, California, be and they are hereby reserved for light-house purposes, subject to any legal existing rights.
04-April 30 1902 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and by "An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States," approved January 16, 1883, Civil Service Rule III is hereby amended by striking out all of clause (i), paragraph 8, in relation to positions and employees in or under the Navy Department, and the following order is hereby made and promulgated in lieu thereof:

Executive Order.
All persons at navy-yards, naval stations, and at private shipbuilding and manufacturing establishments where work is done by contract for the Navy Department, employed as special mechanics and civilian assistant inspectors of work and materials (including ordnance, armor, armor plate, marine engines, hulls, buildings, dredging, etc.), and all persons employed under the Navy Department as ship draftsmen, marine engine and boiler draftsmen, architectural draftsmen, structural steel work draftsmen, electrical draftsmen, cartographic draftsmen, and ordnance draftsmen, including assistant or lower-class draftsmen of the various grades, are hereby placed under regulations of the Navy Department governing the employment of labor at navy-yards. Appointments to these positions shall be made hereafter on tests of fitness prescribed in paragraphs 74 to 83, inclusive, of Navy-Yard Order No. 23, revised. Pending the result of such examinations, the Secretary of the Navy may appoint to the above positions qualified persons for a period not to exceed thirty days: Provided, That when an examination is held by the Navy Department for any of the above positions and no eligibles are obtained, temporary appointment may be made by the Secretary of the Navy for a period not to exceed ninety days, subject to the approval of the Civil Service Commission: And provided further, That transfers of draftsmen from navy-yards, naval stations, and offices outside of Washington, D. C., may be made to the respective bureaus and offices of the Navy Department proper without regard to the rule relating to apportionment.
05-May 12 1902 It is hereby ordered that such employees of the Executive Departments, the Government Printing Office, and the Navy Yard and Station at Washington, D.C., as served in the Military or Navy service of the United States in the late Civil War shall be excused from duty on Saturday, the 17th instant, to enable them to attend the ceremonies incident to the reburial of the late Major-General W. S. Rosecrans.
05-May 12 1902 It is hereby ordered that upon Wednesday, the 21st instant, such employees of the Executive Departments, the Government Printing Office, and the Navy Yard and Station at Washington, D.C., as served in the military or naval service of the United States in the Spanish-American War, or the insurrection in the Philippine Islands, shall be excused from duty at 12 o'clock noon for the remainder of that day, to enable them to participate in the ceremonies incident to the dedication of a statue erected to the memory of the Spanish War dead at Arlington.
05-May 29 1902 Whereas certain misunderstandings have existed in regard to the proper construction of section 8 of Civil Service Rule II, which provides as follows:
"No removal shall be made from the competitive classified service except for just cause and for reasons given in writing; and the person sought to be removed shall have notice and be furnished a copy of such reasons, and be allowed a reasonable time for personally answering the same in writing. Copy of such reasons, notice, and answer and of the order of removal shall be made a part of the records of the proper department or office; and the reasons for any change in rank or compensation within the competitive classified service shall also be made a part of the records of the proper department or office."

Now, for the purpose of preventing all such misunderstandings and improper constructions of said section, it is hereby declared that the term "just cause," as used in section 8, Civil Service Rule II, is intended to mean any cause, other than one merely political or religious, which will promote the efficiency of the service; and nothing contained in said rule shall be construed to require the examination of witnesses or any trial or hearing except in the discretion of the officer making the removal.
06-June 2 1902 An appointment to the vacancy now existing in the position of Assistant Commissioner of Immigration at the port of New York may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.
06-June 13 1902 It is hereby ordered that the south-west quarter section thirty-four, township twenty-three north, range one east, Willamette Meridian, Washington, be and it is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Navy Department for the purpose of a target range.
06-June 13 1902 In accordance with the provisions of section 2253 Revised Statutes of the United States, and by virtue of the authority thereby given, it is hereby ordered that the existing boundaries of the Wakeeney land district and of the Colby land district, in the State of Kansas, be, and they are hereby, changed and re-established by the transfer from the Wakeeney land district to the Colby land district of that portion of the State of Kansas included in township 10, ranges 26 to 42 inclusive.
06-June 13 1902 It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the public domain in the Territory of New Mexico which when surveyed will embrace the following sections, viz, sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, and 12, in township 13 north, range 5 east, New Mexico principal meridian, so far as said sections lie north of the town of Te]on patented lands and a line due west from the northwest corner of the Tejon grant and without the land patented to the Pueblo of San Felipe by act of Congress; also fractional sections 1, 2, and 3, and sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. 22. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, in township 14 north, range 5 east, so far as the same lie outside of the lands patented to the Pueblos of San Felipe and Santo Domingo by act of Congress, be, and the same is hereby, set apart as a reservation for the use and occupation of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico belonging to the Pueblo or San Felipe: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts to which valid existing rights have attached, under the laws of the United States providing for the disposition of the public domain, are hereby excepted and excluded from the reservation hereby created: And provided further, That if at any time the lands covered by any valid claim shall be relinquished to the United States or the claim lapse, or the entry be canceled for any cause whatever, such lands shall be added to and become a part of the reservation for the Pueblo of San Felipe, as herein provided for.
06-June 21 1902 The vacancy now existing in the position of clerk of class 4, for designation as disbursing clerk in the Department of Justice, may be filled by the transfer of Mr. Alexander C. Caine from the excepted position of examiner which he now holds in the same Department.
06-June 23 1902
Section 1 of Rule V is hereby amended by adding thereto the following as a proviso:

Provided, That in order to secure a sufficient number of eligibles to meet the needs of the service, foreign-born persons who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States may be admitted to examinations for the position of copperplate map engraver.
07-July 3 1902 In the exercise of power vested in the President by the Constitution and of the authority given to him by the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, it is hereby ordered that appointments of all unclassified laborers in and under the several Executive Departments and independent offices shall be made in accordance with regulations to be approved and promulgated by the heads of the several Departments and offices and the Civil Service Commission; such regulations to be in full force and effect on and after the date of their promulgation.
07-July 3 1902
In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution, and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, Civil-Service Rule XI is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following section:

5. No recommendation for the promotion of any employee in the classified service shall be considered by any officer concerned in making promotions except it be made by the officer or officers under whose supervision or control such employee is serving; and such recommendation by any other person, with the knowledge and consent of the employee, shall be sufficient cause for debarring him from the promotion proposed, and a repetition of the offense shall be sufficient cause for removing him from the service.
07-July 3 1902 Special Order.
Employees of the United States in the Military Government in Cuba.

In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, the following rule for the regulation and improvement of the executive civil service is hereby promulgated:
Persons who were in the employ of the United States in the military government in Cuba and who are not eligible for retention in the classified service under existing rules, but have been specially commended for appointment therein by the chiefs of their respective departments, with the approval of the Secretary of War, because of efficient services rendered under conditions of personal danger from yellow fever and other tropical diseases, and whose names are embraced in the list heretofore furnished to the Civil Service Commission by the War Department, may be retained and appointed to positions of a grade corresponding to that which they now hold in the classified service, with the consent and approval of the Commission.
07-July 10 1902 No enlisted person in the Navy service of the United States shall be discharged therefrom prior to the completion of his term of enlistment, except for one of the following causes: Undesirability, inaptitude, physical or mental disability, or unfitness. In every case, the recommendation for such discharge must be made by the commanding officer of the vessel on which the man may be serving. Applications for discharges which reach the department except through the commanding officers of vessels shall be without exception disregarded.
07-July 19 1902 The act of Congress approved June 14, 1902, having amended the Revised Statutes of the United States so as to permit of the issuance of passports to persons owing allegiance to the United States, whether citizens of the United States or not, and under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe on behalf of the United States, the instructions to the diplomatic officers of the United States and the United States Consular regulations are hereby so modified and amended as to permit diplomatic and consular officers of the United States having authority to issue passports to issue them to residents of the Insular Possessions of the United States who make satisfactory application. Each applicant under this provision must state in addition to the information now required in the application of a citizen of the United States that he owes allegiance to the United States and that he does not acknowledge allegiance to any other government and must submit an affidavit from at least two credible witnesses having good means of the knowledge in substantiation of his statements of birth and residence and loyalty. The same fee shall be collected by diplomatic and consular officers of the United States for issuing passports to residents of the Insular Possessions as is now required for issuing passports to citizens of the United States.
07-July 19 1902 Rules Governing the Granting and Issuing of Passports in the United States
07-July 19 1902 Rules Governing the Granting and Issuing of Passports in the Insular Possessions of the United States
07-July 21 1902 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes and of the civil-service act, approved January 16, 1883, the following amendment to Civil Service Rule VI is hereby promulgated: promulgated:


Amend section 18 of Rule VI by designating the present exception in said paragraph as (a) and adding the following exception thereto:

(b) Not exceeding one confidential clerk, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, to the commissioner of immigration at the port of New York.


As thus amended section 18 of Rule VI will read:

18. (a) Not exceeding one private secretary or confidential clerk, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, to each of the appraisers at the ports of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, respectively.

(b) Not exceeding one confidential clerk, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, to the commissioner of immigration at the port of New York.
07-July 21 1902 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes and of the civil-service act, approved January 16, 1883, the following amendment to Rule VI is hereby promulgated:


Amend section 19 of Rule VI by designating the present exception in said paragraph as (a) and adding the following exception thereto:

(b) Not exceeding one immigrant inspector and law clerk, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, in the office of the commissioner of immigration at the port of New York.


As thus amended section 19 of Rule VI will read:

19. (a) Not exceeding one counsel before the Board of United States General Appraisers.

(b) Not exceeding one immigrant inspector and law clerk, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, in the office of the commissioner of immigration at the port of New York.
07-July 22 1902 By virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of Congress approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An act authorizing the President to reserve public lands and buildings in the Island of Puerto Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Puerto Rico and for other purposes," Miraflores Island in the Harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is hereby reserved for use as a quarantine station or a site for a marine hospital or for both said purposes under the control of the Public Health and Marine Hospital service of the United States.
07-July 25 1902 It is hereby ordered under the provisions of section 4 of the act of Congress approved April 12, 1902, "To promote the efficiency of the Revenue Cutter Service," that the Secretary of the Treasury shall "by direction of the President" when officers of the Revenue Cutter Service reach the age limit of 64 years, retire them from active service.
07-July 30 1902 An appointment to a vacancy now existing in the position of clerk at $1,000 per annum in the War Department, the person thus appointed to be detailed for duty at the White House, may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.
08-August 1 1902 From and after July 1, 1902, each enlisted man that has been rated Seaman Gunner prior to April 1, 1902, or that holds certificate of graduation from the Petty Officers' Schools, Seaman Gunner Class, shall receive $2.00 per month in addition to the pay of his rating during current and subsequent enlistments.
08-August 2 1902 Section 14 of Rule VI is hereby amended by inserting the following language after the word "port," in the second line thereof:
or at the port of New York not exceeding one solicitor to the collector, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury.

The section as amended shall read as follows:
14. Not exceeding one chief or principal deputy or assistant collector at each customs port, or at the port of New York not exceeding one solicitor to the collector, if authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury; and not exceeding one principal deputy collector of customs at each subport or station.
08-August 4 1902 From and after this date the following ratings and rates of pay for same are established in the naval service: Ship fitters, first class, $55. Ship fitters, second class, $40., Men enlisted in these ratings to be petty officers, first or second class, respectively.
08-August 9 1902 It is hereby ordered that the south half of the south-east quarter and the south-west quarter of section 3, township 22 north, range 26 west, 6th principal meridian, Nebraska, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture for purposes in connection with experimental tree planting.
08-August 13 1902 From and after this date the following ratings and rates of pay per month are established:
Painters, first class $40.00
Painters, second class 35.00
Painters, third class 30.00
Stewards for commander in chief or commandants 60.00
Cooks for commander in chief or commandants 50.00
Cabin and wardroom stewards 50.00
Cabin and wardroom cooks 45.00
Steerage and warrant officers' stewards 35.00
Steerage and warrant officers' cooks 30.00
Coppersmiths 55.00
Boiler makers 65.00
08-August 16 1902 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution, and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, Civil Service Rule III is hereby amended as follows:

In clause (f) of section 8 strike out the words "in the United States or beyond the seas," after the word "diseases" in line 7, and add the following:
or for temporary duty either in the United States or elsewhere in preventing the introduction or spread of contagious or infectious diseases.
As amended the clause will read:

(f) Any person employed in the Marine-Hospital Service as quarantine attendant at the Gulf, South Atlantic, Mullet Key, Reedy Island, Cape Charles, Columbia River, or San Francisco quarantine; and any person temporarily employed as quarantine attendant, or acting assistant surgeon, or sanitary inspector on quarantine vessels, or in camps or stations established for quarantine purposes during epidemics of contagious diseases, or for temporary duty either in the United States or elsewhere in preventing the introduction or spread of contagious or infectious diseases.
09-September 4 1902 It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the public domain in the Territory of New Mexico which, when surveyed, will be embraced in the following sections, viz, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, in T. 19 N., R. 10 E., New Mexico principal meridian, be and the same is hereby set apart as a reservation for the use and occupation of the Indians of the Nambe Pueblo: Provided, That any tract or tracts included within said sections to which valid rights have attached under the laws of the United States are hereby excluded from the reservation hereby created: And provided further, That if at any time the lands covered by any valid claim shall be relinquished to the United States, or the claim lapse, or the entry be canceled for any cause whatever, such lands shall be added to and become a part of the reservation hereby set apart for the Pueblo of Nambe.
09-September 4 1902 The Civil Service Commission is authorized and directed to reissue certificate No. 991, as of date September 26, 1901, containing the name of Raplie M. Cheshire, appointment under said certificate having been declined by him under a mistake.
09-September 4 1902 David Lynch may be appointed cable engineer for duty in the signal service in Manila, P. I., without examination under the civil-service rules.
09-September 4 1902 Executive orders of June 25, 1902, and August 4, 1902, are hereby rescinded, and from and after July 1, 1902, every enlisted man and apprentice who has been rated a seaman gunner, or holds a gun captain's certificate, or a certificate of graduation from one or more classes of the petty officers' school of instructions, shall receive $2 per month in addition to the pay of his rating for each such certificate, viz:
Per month.
For certificate as seaman gunner, or from seaman-gunner class $2.00
For certificate as gun captain, or from gun-captain class 2.00
For certificate from petty-officer class 2.00
For certificate from artificer class 2.00
For certificate from machinist class 2.00
For certificate from electrical class 2.00

Every enlisted man of the Navy shall receive 75 cents per month, in addition to the pay of his rating, for each good-conduct medal, pin, or bar which he may heretofore have been, or shall hereafter be awarded.
09-September 10 1902 In order that the members of the Grand Army of the Republic employed in the public service in the city of Washington may have the opportunity of joining in the parade arranged for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1902, and that all others may unite with the citizens of the District of Columbia in showing honor to the Union soldiers and sailors to be gathered in the national capital on that occasion, it is hereby ordered that the several executive departments, the government printing office and the navy yard and station at Washington be closed on Monday.
10-October 4 1902 Special Rule.

In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution, and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, the following rule for the regulation and improvement of the executive civil service is hereby promulgated:

In the interest of economy and efficiency of the service, the engineer in charge of the construction of the new Government Printing Office building may retain his present force, or so much of it as may be necessary, during the continuance of the work at the War College and Washington Barracks. The authority herein granted shall lapse upon the completion of said work, and all vacancies in the force engaged upon the printing office and upon the other work shall be filled hereafter in accordance with civil-service rules.
10-October 14 1902 Amend Civil Service Rule VIII by striking out section 6, which reads as follows:

6. Certifications for appointment to clerical positions and to positions in any of the recognized trades in the Government Printing Office shall be so made as to maintain, as nearly as the conditions of good administration will warrant, the apportionment of such appointments among the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia upon the basis of population according to the number of employees provided by law for that office who are affected by the provisions of this section.

The remaining sections will not be renumbered at this time.
10-October 18 1902 Ordering Reaffirmation and Enforcement of Regulations Governing the Soliciting of Contributions for Political Purposes by and From Government Officers or Employees
10-October 20 1902 Enlisted men of the naval service regularly detailed as signalmen shall receive the following extra compensation in addition to the monthly pay of the rating which they may hold:
Signalmen, first plass $3.00
Signalmen, second class 2.00
Signalmen, third class 1.00
11-November 26 1902 It is hereby ordered that the southeast quarter of section 31, township 27 north, range 10 east, Mount Diablo meridian, California, be, and the same is hereby, reserved and set apart for Indian school purposes, the same to form a part of the land of the Greenville (Cal.), Indian Industrial Training School.
12-December 22 1902 It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the White Mountain or San Carlos Indian Reservation in the Territory of Arizona lying within the following described boundaries be, and the same hereby is, restored to the public domain, to wit: Commencing at the southwestern corner of the reservation where the same is cut by the Gila River; thence in a northerly direction along the western boundary 13 miles to a point; thence due east to the Gila River; thence down the Gila River in a southerly and southwesterly direction to the place of beginning.
12-December 23 1902 Mr. F. L. Templeton, a clerk appointed on April 10, 1900, and paid from the appropriation for postal service in the territory held by military occupation, having failed to receive permanent appointment given to others paid from the same appropriation by reason of the fact that he was assigned to duty in Washington in connection with the furnishing of supplies, may be included within the classified service of the Post-Office Department.
12-December 27 1902 Dr. Charles W. Newton may be permanently appointed physician at the Western Navajo Agency, Ariz., without examination other than such evidence of his qualifications as a practicing physician as may be satisfactory to the United States Civil Service Commission.
01-January 7 1903 The provisions of Civil Service Rule IX are hereby waived so far as may be necessary to permit the reinstatement to the position of clerk of class 2 in the Department of State of Stanislaus M. Hamilton, who resigned the position of clerk of class 3 in that Department on April 1, 1901.
01-January 10 1903 Special Rule.

The employment of the eight clerks, or so many of them as may be necessary, who have been serving under temporary appointment since July 8, 1902, under section 16 of Rule VIII, in the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, in the handling, counting, and destruction of stamps returned for redemption, may be extended for a further period of not exceeding sixty days.
01-January 19 1903 In the exercise of power vested in the President by the Constitution and of authority given to him by the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, Rule XIII of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by adding at the end of the proviso thereof the following:

, and laborers or workmen who, in connection with their usual duties, are to perform work of the grade performed by classified employees, shall be appointed upon certification by the Commission from appropriate registers of eligibles, in the manner provided by these rules.

As amended the proviso will read:
Provided, That this classification shall not include persons appointed to an office by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, nor persons employed as mere laborers or workmen; but all positions whose occupants are designated as laborers or workmen, and who were prior to May 6, 1896, and on June 10, 1896, regularly assigned to work of the same grade as that performed by classified employees, shall be included within this classification. Hereafter no person who is appointed as a laborer or workman without examination under the civil-service rules shall be assigned to work of the same grade as that performed by classified employees; and laborers or workmen who, in connection with their usual duties, are to perform work of the grade performed by classified employees shall be appointed upon certification by the Commission from appropriate registers of eligibles in the manner provided by these rules.
01-January 20 1903 Such public lands as may exist on the Midway Islands, Hawaiian group, between the parallels of 28° 05′ and 28° 25′ North latitude and between the meridians of 177° 10′ and 177° 30′ West longitude, are hereby placed under the jurisdiction and control of the Navy Department.
01-January 21 1903 Rule X of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by inserting after the introductory clause a new section read as follows:

1. No transfer shall be made to a competitive position above the lowest class in any grade unless the appointing officer shall certify that the position can not be adequately filled by promotion.

The remaining sections of the rule will be renumbered accordingly.
01-January 30 1903 Mr. F. A. Collins may be appointed to the vacancy now existing in the position of private secretary to the Public Printer without examination under the civil-service rules.
02-February 6 1903 Mr. Oscar Wenderoth may be reinstated to the position of senior architectural draftsman in the office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department without regard to the provision of Rule IX, limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from the date of separation.
02-February 11 1903 Special Rule.

In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, the following special civil-service rule is hereby promulgated:

The temporary clerks employed at the various naval stations in the insular possessions of the United States (except San Juan and Honolulu), whose names are on a list heretofore furnished the Civil Service Commission by the Secretary of the Navy, may be absolutely appointed, it appearing that their original appointments without examination were necessary for sufficient reasons, among which were (1) inability of the Commission to certify eligibles who would accept promptly, (2) inability of the Department to secure accommodations on transports, and (3) delays caused by the failure of eligibles to accept appointment.
02-February 19 1903 Section 1 of Civil-Service Rule V is hereby amended by striking out the proviso therein. The proviso so stricken out reads as follows:
Provided, That in order to secure a sufficient number of eligibles to meet the needs of the service, foreign-born persons who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States may be admitted to examinations for the position of copperplate map engraver.
03-March 7 1903 The vacancy in the position of clerk qualified as translator of the English, Spanish, and Tagalog languages, in the Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War Department, may be filled without examination under the civil-service rules.
03-March 9 1903 The historical archives in the Department of State, known as the Revolutionary archives, and comprising (1) the records and papers of the Continental Congress; (2) the papers of George Washington; (3) the papers of James Madison; (4) the papers of Thomas Jefferson; (5) the papers of Alexander Hamilton; (6) the papers of James Monroe; (7) the papers of Benjamin Franklin; are by authority provided by the Act of Congress, entitled "An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904, and for other purposes," approved February 25, 1903, hereby ordered to be transferred from the Department of State with such exceptions and reservations in each collection herein enumerated as in the discretion of the Secretary of State may be required for the continuity and completeness of the records and archives of the Department of State—to the possession and custody of the Library of Congress, to be there preserved and rendered accessible for historical and other legitimate uses under such rules and regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by the Librarian of Congress.

The transfer here directed shall be made on the 1st day of July, 1903, or as promptly thereafter as shall be found conveniently practicable to the Department of State and the Library of Congress.
03-March 9 1903 Mr. Horatio C. Pollock may be appointed to the vacancy now existing in the position of clerk at the military headquarters in the Philippine Islands without examination under the civil-service rules.
03-March 12 1903 Mr. William J. Lee may be appointed to the vacancy now existing in the position of telegrapher in the Department of Commerce and Labor without examination under the civil-service rules.
03-March 14 1903 Pelican Island Reservation for birds, created.
It is hereby ordered that Pelican Island in Indian River in section nine, township thirty-one south, range thirty-nine east, State of Florida, be, and it is hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds.
03-March 20 1903 Prescribing Civil Service Rules in Lieu of Rules of May 6, 1896
03-March 26 1903 It is deemed desirable that the regulations governing appointments and employments of mere laborers and workmen in the Departments at Washington shall be extended, as rapidly as may be found practicable, to offices in the executive civil service outside of Washington. The United States Civil Service Commission is therefore directed to render such assistance as may be practicable to the heads of the Executive Departments for the establishment and maintenance of a system of registration to test the relative fitness of applicants for appointment or employment as mere laborers and workmen, to precede such appointments or employments, which test shall be competitive and open to all citizens of the United States qualified in respect to age, physical ability, character, and experience as workmen, and for that purpose to conduct inquiries upon the request of the respective heads of Departments, under such regulations as may be agreed upon by them and the Commission. These regulations shall be forthwith prepared and applied in such large cities as may be agreed upon.
03-March 26 1903 The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to appoint Mr. James A. Dumont, now Supervising Inspector-General of Steam Vessels, to the position of inspector of hulls of steam vessels in the district of New York, second steamboat inspection district, without compliance with the civil-service rules.
03-March 26 1903 Mr. Exum L. Holland may be transferred from the position of clerk in the Railway Mail Service to that of night inspector in the Customs Service at the port of New Orleans, La., notwithstanding the provision of section 2 of Rule X limiting transfers to positions in which the same line of work is performed.
03-March 27 1903 In accordance with the provisions of Sections two thousand two hundred and fifty-one and two thousand two hundred and fifty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and by virtue of the authority thereby given, it is hereby ordered that the land office now situated at St. Cloud, Minnesota, be removed to Cass Lake, in said State, and that the following changes be made in the boundaries of the land districts: First. To be attached to and made a part of the Marshall land district all that part of the St. Cloud land district lying south of the lowing line:
Beginning at a point where the line between townships 136 and 137 north, range 48 west of the 5th principal meridian intersects the western boundary of the State; thence east on said line to the south-east corner of township 137 north, range 36 west; thence north on the line between ranges 35 and 36 to the north-west corner of township 140 north, range 35 west; thence east between townships 140 and 141 to the north-east corner of township 140 north, range 25 west of the 5th principal meridian; thence north to the south-west corner of township 53 north, range 27 west of the 4th principal meridian; thence east on the line between townships 52 and 53 to the north-west corner of township 52 north, range 23 west; thence south on the line between ranges 23 and 24 to the south-west corner of township 46 north, range 23 west; thence east on the line between townships 45 and 46 to the eastern boundary of the State.

Second. To be detached from the Crookston district and made a part of the St. Cloud land district:
Beginning at the north-west corner of township 145 north, range 35 west; thence east along the line between townships 145 and 146, to its intersection with the Mississippi River; thence westerly following the course of said river to a point where it crosses the line between ranges 29 and 30 west of the 5th principal meridian; thence north along the line between the counties of Beltrami and Itasca to the north-east corner of township 156 north, range 30 west; thence west along the line between townships 156 and 157 to the north-west corner of township 156 north, range 35 west; thence south along the line between ranges 35 and 36 to the place of beginning.

Third. To be detached from the Duluth district and made a part of the St. Cloud land district:
Beginning at a point where the line between ranges 23 and 24 west of the 4th principal meridian, intersects the northern boundary of the State; thence south along said range line to the south-east corner of township 53 north, range 24 west; thence westerly following the course of the Mississippi River to a point where it intersects the line between ranges 29 and 30 west of the 5th principal meridian; thence north along the line between the counties of Itasca and Beltrami to the northern boundary of the State; thence east along said northern boundary to the place of beginning.
03-March 28 1903 Under authority contained in section twenty-two hundred and fifty-one of the Revised Statutes of the United States, it is hereby ordered that the office now located at Marshall, Minnesota, be removed to St. Cloud, in said State.
03-March 31 1903 The heads of the Executive Departments and independent offices are directed to furnish to the Secretary of the Interior, for the preparation of the Official Register, under the act approved January 12, 1895, the date of the appointment of each officer and employee and his age and length of service under the United States, and a statement whether the position occupied by him is subject to appointment by the President, or is excepted, competitive, unclassified, temporary, or subject to contract.
04-April 29 1903 Mr. Albert U. Wyman may be appointed clerk at $1,600 per annum in the office of the Treasurer of the United States without examination under the civil-service rules.
04-April 29 1903 Mr. Lucas Blanco may be permanently appointed messenger in the customs service at San Juan, Porto Rico, without examination under the civil-service rules.
05-May 29 1903 In accordance with the provisions of section 2253 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and by the authority therein given, it is hereby ordered that the land included within the following boundaries and being a portion of the district established by Executive Order of March 27, 1903, with the office at Cass Lake, in the State of Minnesota, be transferred to and made a part of the Duluth land district in said State: Beginning at a point where the line between ranges 23 and 24 west of the 4th principal meridian, intersects the northern boundary of the State; thence south along said line to the south-east corner of township 65 north, range 24 west; thence west on the line between townships 64 and 65, to a point where the same intersects the east line of township 153 north, range 25 west of the 5th principal meridian; thence south to the south-east corner of said township 153; thence west between townships 152 and 153 to the south-east corner of township 153 north, range 30 west; thence north on the range line between ranges 29 and 30 (being the boundary between the counties of Itasca and Beltrami), to the northern boundary of the State; thence easterly along said northern boundary to the place of beginning.
06-June 26 1903 All chief petty officers of the Navy whose pay is not fixed by law, including chief water tenders, which rating is hereby established, who, on or after July 1, 1903, shall receive permanent appointments after qualifying therefor by passing such examination as the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe, shall be paid at the rate of $70 a month; those who serve under permanent appointments issued prior to said date, or under acting apopintments, shall be paid at the rates now in force. The pay of chief water tenders who hold acting appointments shall be $50 a month. Nothing herein contained, however, shall operate to reduce the present pay of any enlisted man in the Navy.
06-June 29 1903 In pursuance of the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An Act authorizing the President to reserve public lands and buildings in the Island of Porto Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes," I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, do hereby reserve for the uses of the United States Courts, District Attorney, and Marshal, the following property In the Island of Porto Rico:


In San Juan, so much of the upper floor of No. 3 as lies east of a line drawn 25 feet west of and parallel to the western wall of the present court room, and No. 5 Fortaleza Street except so much of No. 5 as Is now occupied by the Weather Bureau officials.


In Ponce, the building occupied by the Insular Telegraph and Board of Public Works, on Atocha Street near the market, together with the ground about it, said ground supposed to be of three-fourths of an acre in extent.


In Mayaguez, the second floor of the custom house.
06-June 30 1903 It is hereby ordered that so much of the order or proclamation by me signed on June 26, 1903, reserving certain lands in the Island of Porto Rico for naval uses as set apart and reserved that certain buildings and tract of land known as The Presidio or penitentiary at San Juan, be and the same is hereby modified, and the said tract of land together with the buildings thereon are hereby ordered withdrawn from the operation of the said above referred to proclamation or order, and from any and all effect thereof.
07-July 3 1903 On September 25, 1901, Charles B. Terry, a clerk on the temporary roll of the Post-Office Department, was transferred to the position of laborer in the Washington city post-office, apparently in order to provide a place on the temporary roll for a favorite of one of his superior officers. His name was, therefore, not included in the list of employees on the temporary roll which were classified by the act of April 28, 1902. When the facts were brought to the attention of the Postmaster-General he sought, on July 1, 1902, to reinstate Terry to the position he had formerly occupied. Such action, however, required a special exception to the rules. The Commission made an investigation of the circumstances attending his transfer from the temporary roll and became convinced that an injustice had been done him. The investigation, however, disclosed the fact that he had been convicted of a crime in 1894, but had been pardoned and restored to his civil rights by the President. The Commission therefore refused to recommend a special exception to the rules unless he would prove that he was eligible under the rules to take an examination for the same position. Upon his filing an application with satisfactory vouchers in regard to his efficiency and integrity, together with an explanation of his case by the United States attorney stating that Mr. Terry's conviction did not in any way reflect on his honesty or integrity, the Commission submitted a form of Executive order to the President, which received his approval on July 3, 1903.
07-July 8 1903 In the tests prescribed under regulations governing the employment of unskilled labor the element of age shall be omitted in the case of soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, and their relative fitness decided by their physical qualifications, moral character, industry, and adaptability for manual labor.
07-July 13 1903 The Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor forwarded to the Commission under date of June 30, 1904, the names of 10 men whom it was desired to appoint to various positions within the Department without examination under the civil-service rules. The reasons for which it was desired to waive the rules in each case were set forth by the Secretary as follows: E. Dana Durand, appointed special examiner, at $2,500, May 1, 1903. Mr. Durand's special qualifications for service in the Bureau of Corporations are by reason of having been secretary to the Industrial Commission, the Commissioners testifying to his general worth, and are of the opinion that much of the success of the work of the Commission is due to his expert knowledge of the questions handled.

James C. Monaghan, appointed clerk, at $1,800, June 10, 1903. For special qualifications, see reasons for requesting appointment as chief of division of consular reports, Bureau of Statistics.
James C. Monaghan, appointed chief of division, consular reports, Bureau of Statistics, at $2,100, July 1, 1903. It is stated that Mr. Monaghan is especially qualified for the position by reason of long service as U. S. Consul at Mannheim and Chemnitz, and special knowledge acquired as editor of The Manufacturer, the organ of the Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia, and as Professor of Commerce in the University of Wisconsin. He is said to be an authority on the history of commerce, manufacture, and labor.
John H. Anderson and Charles D. Evans, appointed assistant telegraphers, at $1,000, April 29, 1903. The appointments of Messrs. Anderson and Evans were made for the reason that at the time of their appointments there was not a register of eligibles in the Civil Service Commission from which telegraphers of sufficient experience could be selected. The appointees are both men of known experience in every line of their profession.
Alfred C. Chatfield, appointed lieutenant of the watch, at $720, June 16, 1903. Mr. Chatfield has special qualifications for the position of lieutenant of watch, by reason of fourteen years' service in the United States Army and experience as sergeant of police in the Philippine Service and as inspector in the Philippine constabulary.
The initial steps in the organization of the Department of Commerce and Labor required the services of several messengers, whose characters, integrity, and ability to do the work required, were personally known to the Secretary, or the executive officers assisting in the work of organization. For this reason the following-named persons were appointed: Robert F. Richardson, Buchannan W. Faire, De Forest Gray, Newport F. Henry, messengers, and Walter Barnum, assistant messenger.
For the reasons set forth by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor in his memorandum the Commission recommended to the President that the appointment of these men, without examination, under the rules be approved and the order was issued on July 13, 1903.
07-July 25 1903 Mrs. McLanahan, after twelve years' service, was separated from the position of sewer in the Government Printing Office prior to her marriage in 1894. In June, 1903, she was left a widow with three children to support. In view of her unfortunate circumstances and previous efficient service attested by the Public Printer, the Commission recommended to the President a special order waiving the rule requiring reinstatement within one year, which was approved by the President July 25, 1903.
07-July 25 1903 All chief petty officers of the Navy whose pay is not fixed by law, including chief water tenders, which rating is hereby established, who, on or after July 1, 1903, shall receive permanent appointments after qualifying therefor by passing such examination as the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe, shall be paid at the rate of $70 a month; those who serve under permanent appointments issued prior to said date, or under acting apopintments, shall be paid at the rates now in force. The pay of chief water tenders who hold acting appointments shall be $50 a month. Nothing herein contained, however, shall operate to reduce the present pay of any enlisted man in the Navy.
07-July 25 1903 Enlisted men of the Navy, after having qualified as gun pointers, according to standards of markmanship and rules that may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of the Navy, and who are regularly detailed as gun pointers by the commanding officer of a vessel, shall receive monthly, in addition to the pay of their respective ratings, extra pay as follows:
Heavy gun pointers, first class, $10: second class, $6; for the class of guns comprising those of 8-inch caliber or larger.
Intermediate gun pointers, first class, $8; second class, $4; for the class of guns comprising those of 4-inch to 7-inch caliber, inclusive.
Secondary gun pointers, first class, $4; second class, $2: for the class of guns comprising those of 1-pounder to 3-inch caliber, inclusive.
Extra pay shall be allowed a qualified gun pointer during not less than two years from and after the date of his qualifying, but only while he is regularly detailed as a gun pointer at a gun of the class at which he qualified.
The following ratings and rates of pay per month for the same are hereby established in the naval service:
Chief turret captain, holding acting appointment as such, $60; holding a permanent appointment as such, $70. Turret captain, first class, $50.
Enlisted men of the Navy regularly detailed by the commanding officer of a vessel as gun captains, except at secondary battery guns, shall receive, in addition to the pay of their respective ratings, $5 per month, which, in the case of men holding certificates as gun captains or of graduation from the gun captain class, petty officers' school, shall include the $2 per month to which such certificates entitle them.
This order shall go into effect October 1, 1903.
07-July 29 1903 Mrs. Annie M. West and Mrs. Sadie B. Yates may be reinstated to the positions of sewer and telephone operator, respectively, in the Government Printing Office, without regard to the provisions of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from the date of separation.
07-July 29 1903 This following is the Civil Service Commission description, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a message from the Commission. On February 9, 1903, the Commission wrote to the President stating that occasionally instances arose in which conditions seemed to justify granting of requests for the extension of temporary (job) employments beyond the period of six months to which they were limited by the rules.

On February 11, 1903, the President addressed the following communication to the Commission:
Gentlemen: You are authorized to approve between now and July 1, 1903, all cases of request for the extension of temporary (job) employments beyond the period of six months, limited in section 16 of Rule VIII, where the conditions appear to justify such action. All such cases are to be submitted to me for approval at the termination of the above period.

In accordance with the above authority, the Commission approved the extension of the following temporary employments: John Sheridan, carpenter, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Sheridan, Ill.; G. P. Crouse, carpenter, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Barrancas, Fla.; E. Kilby, painter, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Barrancas, Fla.; William H. Goldie,[1] engineer, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y.; Joseph G. Cleveland, carpenter, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Niagara, N. Y.; Duncan MacArthur, architectural draftsman, Naval War College, Newport, R. I.; A. A. Bennett, clerk and overseer, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Monterey, Cal.; Roger Duval, property clerk, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Monterey, Cal.; Thomas Grant, train master, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Monterey, Cal.; John Dinwiddie, blacksmith, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Monterey, Cal.; George Stockhill, carpenter, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Keogh, Mont.; Samuel Rieben, carpenter, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Douglas, Utah; A. U. Wyman, clerk, office of United States Treasurer, Washington, D. C.; Carson E. Phillips, engineer and inspector, Quartermaster-General's Department at Large, St. Louis, Mo.; Edgar A. Bennett, rodman, Quartermaster-General's Department at Large, St. Louis, Mo.; M. C. Furstenau, draftsman, engineer district, Charleston, S. C.; E. B. Harden, instrument man, navy-yard, Charleston, S. C.; William Cook, mechanic, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Fort Apache, Ariz.; Frank H. Cranford, foreman, Quartermaster's Department at Large, Presidio of San Francisco, Cal.; William E. Neff, special laborer, navy-yard, Washington, D. C.; Miss Lelia B. Mannakee, Mrs. Claudia S. Coles, Mrs. Florence O. Quimby, clerks (typewriters), Bureau of Insular Affairs, Washington, D. C.; Clarence K. Andrews, carpenter, Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.; Stephen A. Reid, carpenter, Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.; Miss Ella Merritt, piecework computer, Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C.; twenty-seven employees,[2] Quartermaster's Department at Large, Monterey, Cal.; Eugene L. Thompson, typewriter, Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D. C.; Carson E. Phillips, engineer and inspector, Quartermaster's Department at Large, St. Louis, Mo.; H. M. Hathaway, deck officer, steamer Patterson, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.

A statement showing the action of the Commission in these cases was submitted to the President and received his approval on July 29, 1903.
07-July 30 1903 Luther M. Walter may be appointed to the position of law clerk in the Interstate Commerce Commission upon appropriate noncompetitive examination.
07-July 31 1903 It is hereby ordered that the following-described tracts of land be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart as an addition to the Moapa River or Paiute Indian Reservation in southeastern Nevada, for the use of the Paiute Indians:

Lot 4, containing 38.75 acres, and lot 5, containing 11.62 acres, in section 36, township 14 south, range 65 east.

Lot 3, containing 39.20 acres, and lot 4, containing 13.71 acres, in section 31, township 14 south, range 66 east.
08-August 1 1903 By authority of the sixteenth section of the act of Congress approved March second, 1901, entitled "An act to carry into effect the stipulations of article seven of the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded on the tenth day of December, 1898," the period of two years from the date of the approval of said act (during which the powers and jurisdiction granted to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission duly appointed under the first section of said act of Congress to examine and adjudicate all claims of citizens of the United States against Spain, which the United States agreed to adjudicate and settle by the seventh article of said treaty were, according to said act, to be in force and continue) is hereby extended for and during six months from and after the second day of September, nineteen hundred and three, and for no longer time, it being the judgment of the President that such time is necessary to enable the Commission to complete its work.
08-August 9 1903 Mrs. Julia W. Wellborn may be permanently appointed Clerk in the Geological Survey without examination under the civil service rules.
08-August 10 1903 Schedule A, of the Civil Service Rules, defining the positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is amended by striking out clause 13 of Subdivision VI, Department of the Interior, which reads: 13. One clerk at each pension agency to act for the agent during his absence or disability.
08-August 17 1903 Allen Hazen, who has been employed temporarily as expert and consulting engineer in connection with the preparation of plans, estimates, and specifications for the Washington filtration plant, may be continued during the construction and initial operation of the plant, not to exceed twenty-four months.
08-August 20 1903 Dr. William A. White may be appointed to the vacancy now existing in the position of superintendent of the Government Hospital for the Insane without examination under the civil-service rules.
08-August 26 1903 The requirement that a person proposed for transfer must have actually served in the classified service at least six months next preceding the transfer may be waived in the case of the transfer of W. E. Lackland from the Treasury Department to the Post-Office at Prescott, Arizona.
08-August 27 1903 Miss Emma J. Rawlings, the daughter of a veteran of the civil war, was employed from February 12, 1870, to February 16, 1876, as expert money teller in the redemption division of the Treasury Department. Her health having failed she resigned and her position was taken by her widowed mother. Miss Rawlings afterwards served in several temporary positions in the Census Office and Treasury Department. In June, 1903, having regained her health, and her mother's health having failed, she sought reinstatement to her mother's position. The Treasury Department made request upon the Commission September 8, 1903, for a certificate for her reinstatement, quoting a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury from the secretary to the President stating that the President approved her reinstatement. The Commission issued the certificate November 5, 1903. The letter was regarded by the Civil Service Commission as an Executive Order.
09-September 12 1903 Rules Governing the Granting and Issuing of Passports in the United States
09-September 15 1903 It is hereby ordered that so much of the land of the Camp McDowell abandoned military reservation as may not have been legally settled upon nor have valid claims attaching thereto under the provisions of the act of Congress approved August 23, 1894 (28 Stat. L., 491), be, and the same is hereby, set aside and reserved for the use and occupancy of such Mohave-Apache Indians as are now living thereon or in the vicinity, and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may hereafter deem necessary to place thereon.

The lands so withdrawn and reserved will include all tracts to which valid rights have not attached under the provisions of the said act of Congress, and in addition thereto all those tracts upon the reservation containing Government improvements which were reserved from settlement by the said act of Congress, and which consist of (1) the immediate site of the old camp, containing buildings and a good artesian well; (2) the post garden; (3) the United States Government farm; (4) the lands lying north of the old camp, and embracing or containing the old Government irrigation ditch; and (5) the target practice grounds.
10-October 9 1903 Clarence A. Cook may be appointed special agent of the Bureau of Corporations, Department of Commerce and Labor, at a salary of $2,000 per annum, without examination under the civil-service rules.
10-October 23 1903 Mrs. Lillian B. Kellogg may be reinstated to the position of piece sewer in the Government Printing Office without regard to the provisions of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from the date of separation.
11-November 2 1903 Mrs. Roy L. Quackenbush, who has been employed temporarily as a clerk in the Post-Office Department, may be given permanent appointment without examination.
12-December 4 1903 Mr. Francis L. Hawes, of New York, may be appointed a special agent in the Bureau of Corporations at $1,600 per annum, without examination under the civil-service rules.
12-December 28 1903 Mrs. Frank L. Harrigan may be reinstated to the position of ruling machine feeder in the Government Printing Office without regard to the provisions of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from the date of separation.
01-January 4 1904 Mrs. Evelyn M. Ford may be reinstated to the position of clerk in the office of the Secretary of War without regard to the provisions of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility to one year from the date of separation.
01-January 7 1904 Mrs. G. W. Shipman may be appointed a clerk in the Office of the First Assistant Postmaster-General without examination under the Civil-Service rules.
01-January 9 1904 Mrs. Elizabeth C. Peters may be reinstated to the position of sewer in the Government Printing Office without regard to the provision of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatements to one year from the date of separation.
01-January 12 1904 By authority of the sixteenth section of the act of Congress approved March second, 1901, entitled "An act to carry into effect the stipulations of article seven of the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded on the tenth day of December, 1898," the period of two years from the date of the approval of said act (during which the powers and jurisdiction granted to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission duly appointed under the first section of said act of Congress to examine and adjudicate all claims of citizens of the United States against Spain, which the United States agreed to adjudicate and settle by the seventh article of said treaty were, according to said act, to be in force and continue) is hereby extended for and during six months from and after the second day of March, nineteen hundred and four, and for no longer time, it being the judgment of the President that such extension is necessary to enable the Commission to complete its work.
01-January 25 1904 It is hereby ordered that the tract of country in the State of Nebraska "withdrawn from sale and set aside as an addition to the present Sioux Indian Reservation in the Territory of Dakota," by Executive order dated January 24, 1882, be, and the same hereby is, restored to the public domain.
01-January 27 1904 The appointment of Mr. E. W. Libbey as telegraph and telephone operator, at $1,000 per annum, in the Department of Commerce and Labor, on July 13, 1903, is approved, and he may be continued in the service without examination under the Civil Service rules.
02-February 1 1904 Mrs. Kate L. Croggan may be reinstated to the position of sewer in the Government Printing Office without regard to the provision of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from the date of separation.
02-February 2 1904 It is hereby ordered that the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to lease certain islands in Alaska for the propagation of foxes, and all duties and powers pertaining thereto, shall be transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, this order to take effect February 2, 1904.
02-February 5 1904 The special rule of July 3, 1902, rendering certain persons who were in the employ of the United States in the military government of Cuba eligible to retention and employment in positions in the classified service of a grade corresponding to that which they then held, is hereby revoked.
02-February 5 1904 James M. Cooper and Ralston Williams may be employed by the board of medical officers appointed to investigate the origin and spread of typhoid fever in United States military camps in 1898 until the completion of the report of the board.
02-February 17 1904 Mrs. Marie L. Baldwin, whose name appears upon the Minnesota clerk register, may be certified for appointment as clerk at $900 in the Office of Indian Affairs without regard to the provisions of Civil-Service Rule VII.
02-February 17 1904 Schedule A is hereby amended by adding under the subheading "War Department" a clause as follows:

5. All commissioners for the national military parks.
02-February 18 1904 As a mark of respect to the memory of Hon. Marcus A. Hanna, late senator from the state of Ohio, it is hereby ordered that all federal offices in Ohio be closed during the hours of the funeral tomorrow, Friday, the 19th instant.
02-February 20 1904 It is hereby ordered that the Executive order of January 25, 1904, restoring to the public domain the tract of country in the State of Nebraska which was "withdrawn from sale and set aside as an addition to the present Sioux Indian Reservation in the Territory of Dakota," by Executive order dated January 24, 1882, is hereby modified and amended so as to permanently reserve from entry and settlement, and to constitute a part of the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the section of land embracing the Pine Ridge Boarding School Irrigation Ditch and the School Pasture, which when surveyed is supposed will constitute section 24, township 35 north, range 45 west; and said lands are hereby reserved and set aside for said purpose.
02-February 25 1904 Mr. Francis Walker, of Massachusetts, may be appointed a special agent in the Bureau of Corporations, at $2,000 per annum, without examination under the Civil-Service rules.
02-February 27 1904 Mrs. Marie L. Baldwin, whose name appears upon the Minnesota clerk register, may be certified for appointment as clerk at $900 in the Office of Indian Affairs without regard to the provisions of Civil-Service Rule VII.
03-March 1 1904 All positions in the civil service of the War Department in the Philippines, except those filled by persons employed merely as skilled or unskilled laborers, and by persons appointed by the President, will be treated as classified under the civil-service rules. The present occupants of these positions who have been specially commended for retention by their chiefs, with the approval of the Secretary of War, and whose names appear on the list furnished the United States Civil Service Commission, may be retained, and after three years' service in such positions shall be eligible for transfer to competitive positions in the United States, subject to the civil-service rules and regulations.
03-March 4 1904 Mr. Merrit O. Chance may be transferred from clerk to the Secretary of War to superintendent of post-office supplies in the Post-Office Department without taking a noncompetitive examination, in view of his having passed the examination for entrance to the classified service in the clerk grade, and because of his former service in the Post-Office Department and his general knowledge of postal affairs, which, it is believed, qualify him for the position of superintendent of post-office supplies.
03-March 10 1904 All officials of the Government, civil, military, and naval, are hereby directed not only to observe the President's proclamation of neutrality in the pending war between Russia and Japan, but also to abstain from either action or speech which can legitimately cause irritation to either of the combatants. The Government of the United States represents the people of the United States, not only in the sincerity with which it is endeavoring to keep the scales of neutrality exact and even, but in the sincerity with which it deplores the breaking out of the present war, and hopes that it will end at the earliest possible moment and with the smallest possible loss to those engaged. Such a war inevitably increases and inflames the susceptibilities of the combatants to anything in the nature of an injury or slight by outsiders. Too often combatants make conflicting claims as to the duties and obligations of neutrals, so that even when discharging these duties and obligations with scrupulous care it is difficult to avoid giving offense to one or the other party. To such unavoidable causes of offense, due to the performance of national duty, there must not be added any avoidable causes. It is always unfortunate to bring old-world antipathies and jealousies into our life, or by speech or conduct to excite anger and resentment toward our nation in friendly foreign lands; but in a government employee, whose official position makes him in some sense the representative of the people, the mischief of such actions is greatly increased. A strong and self-confident nation should be peculiarly careful not only of the rights but of the susceptibilities of its neighbors; and nowadays all the nations of the world are neighbors one to the other. Courtesy, moderation, and self-restraint should mark international, no less than private, intercourse. All the officials of the Government, civil, military, and naval, are expected so to carry themselves both in act and in deed as to give no cause of just offense to the people of any foreign and friendly power--and with all mankind we are now in friendship.
03-March 26 1904 Schedule A, Section VI, of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line of paragraph 10, the words "at Indian schools" and inserting in their place the words "in the Indian service." As amended, paragraph 10 will read: "10. Physicians employed by contract in the Indian service and receiving not more than $720 per annum salary, may lawfully perform their official duties in connection with their private practice, each employment, however, to be subject to the approval of the Commission."
05-May 18 1904 Miss Katherine C. Masterson may be reinstated in the Government Printing Office without regard to the year limitation of Civil-Service Rule IX, relating to reinstatements.
05-May 26 1904 Mr. I. B. Conklin may be appointed as special laborer (clerk) at $3.28 per diem in the office of the paymaster, navy-yard, Washington, D.C., without examination under the civil-service rules.
06-June 2 1904 In accordance with the provisions of Section 2253 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and by the authority therein given, it is hereby ordered that the lands included within the following boundaries and being a portion of the Grand Forks land district, in the State of North Dakota, be transferred to and made a part of the Devils Lake land district in said State: Beginning at the south-east corner of township one hundred and forty-nine north, range sixty-two west of the fifth principal meridian, thence north to the north-east corner of said township; thence east to the south-east corner of township one hundred and fifty north, range sixty-one west; thence north on the line between ranges sixty and sixty-one, to the north-east corner of township one hundred and fifty north, range sixty-one west; thence west to the north-west corner of the same township; thence north on the line between ranges sixty-one and sixty-two, to the north-east corner of township one hundred and fifty-two north, range sixty-two west; thence west on the line between townships one hundred and fifty-two and one hundred and fifty-three to a point in the take which if established would be the north-west corner, to township one hundred and fifty-two north, range sixty-three west; thence south on the line between ranges sixty-three and sixty-four, to its intersection with the twelfth standard parallel; thence east on said standard parallel to the place of beginning.
06-June 13 1904 A person who has been reinstated in the classified service in a grade lower than that from which he had been separated, may be promoted to his former grade without examination.
06-June 17 1904 An exception to the requirements of the civil-service rules is hereby made to permit the appointment of Mr. Samuel D. Amen to the position of internal-revenue agent.
06-June 23 1904 An exception to the requirements of the civil-service rules is hereby made to permit the appointment, without examination, of Dr. William L. Ralph as curator of the section of birds' eggs in the National Museum, at a salary of $100 per month.
06-June 24 1904 Clarence Reeder may be appointed as private secretary to the Director of the Geological Survey, without examination under the civil-service rules.
06-June 28 1904 From and including July 1, 1004, all enlisted men of the U. S. Marine Corps regularly detailed as gun pointers, messmen, or signalmen, or holding good conduct medals, pins, or bars, shall receive the same extra compensation In addition to their monthly pay as is now or may hereafter be allowed to enlisted men of the Navy.
Provided. That nothing herein contained shall be construed to entitle any person to back pay for medals, pins, or bars held, or for other services rendered as hereinbefore referred to, or otherwise.
06-June 29 1904 Mrs. Edna K. Hoyt, who is temporarily employed as clerk in the Department of State, may be permanently appointed, without examination under the civil service rules, with a salary at the rate of $1,200 per annum.

(Note) Done at the request of Secretary Hay, who says she is now the best clerk of her class that he has.
08-August 6 1904 Mr. James E. S. Kinsella may be appointed as a minor under instruction in the department of ordnance, navy-yard, Washington, D. C., without complying with the provisions of Navy-Yard Order No. 13.
08-August 9 1904 Ludwick C. Young, laborer in the Census Office, may be promoted to clerk without examination under the civil service rules in view of his former service as a clerk in that Office and as recommended by the Director of the Census.
09-September 5 1904 The Executive order of September 4, 1902, authorizing additional pay to certain enlisted men of the Navy, is hereby so far modified that hereafter the date of the award of a good-conduct medal, pin, or bar shall be the date of the holder's discharge by reason of the expiration of the enlistment for which the medal, pin, or bar is given, the allowance of seventy-five cents per month to be reckoned from said date of award: Provided, That nothing in this order shall be construed to authorize any change in the date of award of any good-conduct medal, pin, or bar heretofore awarded, or to grant any arrears of allowances on account thereof.
10-October 4 1904 Breton Island Reservation for birds, created.
It is hereby ordered that Breton island, as shown by the General Land Office map of the State of Louisiana of date 1896, in Township 18 South, Range 20 East, St. Helena Meridian, when same shall be surveyed; and Old Harbor and Freemason islands, in Townships 14 and 15 South, Ranges 21 and 22 East, same Meridian, when surveyed, be, and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as "Breton Island Reservation."
Dr. William Conyngton may be permanently appointed physician at the Grand River Indian School, North Dakota, as result of special examination, which was made necessary because increased illness at the school required the immediate services of a physician and all persons eligible under the rules had declined the position.
10-October 5 1904 To the People of the United States:

Henry Clay Payne, Postmaster-General of the United States, died in this city at 10 minutes past 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rising to eminence by his own efforts, successful in his enterprises, attaining to positions of high trust in private business, energetic and conscientious in his relations with his fellow men, of singularly gentle, loyal and lovable nature, inspired by a large sense of the duties of a true citizen, and winning the respect and esteem of all with whom he associated, he was called in the fullness of his powers to discharge the duties of a peculiarly onerous and responsible office in the high councils of the nation. His career is an example for good citizens to follow, and his untimely death is mourned by all.
The President directs that the several executive departments and their dependencies shall show fitting regard for the memory of this distinguished public man; that the departments in the city of Washington shall be closed between the hours of 9 o'clock a.m. and 1 o'clock p.m. on the day of the funeral, Friday, the 7th inst., and that the national flag shall be displayed at half-mast upon all the public buildings throughout the United States from now until the funeral shall have taken place.

By direction of the President.
Signature of John Hay
John Hay
Department of State,
Washington, October 5, 1904.
11-November 9 1904 Mr. Luther Conant, jr., may be appointed as a special examiner in the Bureau of Corporations, at $2,500 per annum, without examination under the civil service rules.
11-November 15 1904 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by Section 1753 of the Revised Statutes and acts amendatory thereof:
IT IS ORDERED, That the Isthmian Canal Commission be classified and the civil-service act and rules applied thereto, and that no person be hereafter appointed, employed, promoted, or transferred in the service of said Commission until he passes an examination in conformity therewith, unless specifically exempted thereunder. This order shall apply to all officers and employees, except persons employed merely as laborers, persons whose appointments are confirmed by the Senate, and engineers detailed from the army.
The officers and employees included within the provisions of this order are hereby arranged in classes according to annual salary or compensation as follows:
A. Less that $720.
B. $720 or more and less than $840.
C. $840 or more and less than $900.
D. $900 or more and less than $1,000.
E. $1,000 or more and less than $1,200.
1. $1,200 or more and less than $1,400.
2. $1,400 or more and less than $1,600.
3. $1,600 or more and less than $1,800.
4. $1,800 or more and less than $2,000.
5. $2,000 or more and less than $2,500.
6. $2,500 or more.
11-November 15 1904 Schedule A of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new section, reading:

VIII.—Isthmian Canal Commission.

1. Secretary.
2. Assistant secretary.
3. Executive secretary to the governor of the Canal Zone.
4. Chief clerk.
5. Treasurer.
6. One deputy treasurer.
7. One chief of materials and supplies.
8. Auditor.
9. Two deputy auditors.
10. One disbursing officer for the Canal Zone.
11. One collector of revenue.
12. Chief engineer of the Commission.
13. Division engineers.
14. Resident engineers.
15. Hospital attendants.
16. Chief sanitary officer.
17. Assistant sanitary officers.
18. Director of hospitals.
19. Superintendents of canal hospitals, one for each hospital.
20. Chief quarantine officer.
21. Two assistant quarantine officers.
22. Sanitary officer at Colon.
23. Sanitary officer at Panama.
11-November 15 1904 Regulations Governing the Appointment of Unclassified Laborers in the Departments at Washington, D. C.
11-November 21 1904 Mrs. Clare A. Cooper may be permanently appointed matron in the Immigration Service without examination under the civil service rules.
11-November 23 1904 This is the Civil Service Commission's description of the Executive Order, not the order text itself.

The President promulgated an order amending Schedule A by striking out paragraphs 1 and 2 and part of paragraph 3 of section 2, which had the effect of restoring to the competitive service the positions of deputy or assistant collector, deputy naval officer, deputy surveyor, and cashier in the Customs Service.
11-November 29 1904 In connection with this order of classification the President issued an executive order defining the positions which may be filled without competitive examination under the civil-service rules. No person shall be appointed or employed in any Executive Department or office for the performance of any service of the character performed by classified employees except in accordance with the provisions of the civil-service rules; and before making any appointment or employment for service with respect to which there may be reasonable doubt as to the requirement of examination the head of the Department or office shall confer with the Civil Service Commission for the purpose of determining whether examination is required, and when such conference does not result in agreement the case shall be presented to the Attorney-General for his opinion.
11-November 29 1904 Substitute watchmen in the Government Printing Office will hereafter be regarded as classified under the civil-service rules. The forty persons named in the list transmitted to the Civil Service Commission by the Public Printer under date of October 4, 1904, now serving in that office, will be treated as classified in accordance with section 6, Rule II, civil-service rules.
11-November 29 1904 The following ratings and rates of monthly pay for the same are hereby established for the Navy:
Chief machinist's mate $70
Machinist's mate, first class $55
Machinist's mate, second class $40
Apprentice seamen $16
Ordinary seamen detailed as jacks-of-the-dust or as lamplighters shall receive $5 per month in addition to their pay.
11-November 30 1904 Mr. James Rankin Young, of Pennsylvania, may be appointed as Superintendent of the Dead-Letter Office without examination under the civil service rules.
11-November 30 1904 Mr. Marcus Braun may be permanently appointed immigrant inspector in the Immigration Service without examination under the civil service rules.
11-November 30 1904 Capt. Joseph Watkinson may be permanently appointed assistant inspector of hulls in the Steamboat-Inspection Service without examination under the civil service rules.
12-December 8 1904 The requirements as to United States citizenship may be waived for applicants for positions on the Isthmus of Panama, under such regulations as may be provided by the United States Civil Service Commission.
12-December 12 1904 Mrs. William H. Tabberah may be permanently appointed as keeper of the Cumberland Head Light Station, New York, without examination under the civil service rules.
12-December 12 1904 Regulations to Govern the Employment of Unskilled Laborers in the Federal Offices Outside of Washington, D. C.
12-December 17 1904 In the exercise of the power vested in the President by section 1753 of the Revised Statutes and acts amendatory thereof—

It is ordered that all persons employed in the field and in the District of Columbia in the "protection and administration of the forestry reserves in or under the General Land Office of the Interior Department" be classified and the civil service act and rules applied thereto, and that no person be hereafter appointed, employed, promoted, or transferred in said service until he passes an examination in conformity therewith, unless specially exempted thereunder. This order shall apply to all officers and employees, except persons employed merely as laborers, and persons whose appointments are confirmed by the Senate.

The officers and employees included within the provisions of this order are hereby arranged in classes according to annual salary or compensation as follows:

A. Less than $720.
B. $720 or more, and less than $840.
C. $840 or more, and less than $900.
D. $900 or more, and less than $1,000.
E. $1,000 or more, and less than $1,200.
1. $1,200 or more, and less than $1,400.
2. $1,400 or more, and less than $1,600.
3. $1,600 or more, and less than $1,800.
4. $1,800 or more, and less than $2,000.
5. $2,000 or more, and less than $2,500.
6. $2,500 or more.
12-December 24 1904 Schedule A, classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by adding, under the subheading "War Department," a clause as follows: 6. Consulting architect, for work of reconstructing United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York.
12-December 24 1904 The following-named temporary clerks, now employed in the Bureau of the Census in connection with the compilation of the census of the Philippine Islands, may be permanently appointed, at the salaries they are now receiving, to positions within the competitive classified service, it appearing that the original appointments, without certifications from the registers of the Civil Service Commission, were necessary for the reason that the Commission was unable to certify eligibles possessing the requisite qualifications, and it appearing also that these employees, by reason of their training in census work, are especially adapted to the duties devolving upon the permanent force of that Bureau and are needed in connection therewith:
Bailey, Edna M.
Crew, Clara A.
Herriott, Ruth E.
Jackson, Carrie O.
Kippen, Della.
La Grange, Mrs. Carrie C.
Keleher, Eva A. W.
Munson, William F.
Pickford, Mrs. Grace D.
Sawyer, Mrs. Sarah H.
Sutherland, Lucy.
Williams, Martha W.
Wysor, Ethel.
12-December 31 1904 It is hereby ordered that hereafter no officer, clerk, or employee in the executive service of the Government, who is also a notary public, shall charge or receive any compensation whatever for performing any notarial act for an officer, clerk, or employee of the Government in his official capacity, or in any matter in which the Government is interested, or for any person when, in the case of such person, the act is performed during the hours of such notary's service to the Government. Disobedience of this order shall be ground for immediate dismissal from the service.
01-January 4 1905 Mrs. Evelyn M. Ford may be reinstated to the position of clerk in the office of the Secretary of War without regard to the provisions of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility to one year from the date of separation.
01-January 5 1905 Section VIII of Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by adding the following named positions:

Chief justice and judges of supreme and circuit courts.
Clerks of the supreme and circuit courts.
Marshals of the supreme and circuit courts.
Municipal judges.
Occasional officers of courts, such as referees, trustees, commissioners, and guardians ad litem.
Notaries public.
Mayors of municipalities.
Municipal secretaries.
Assessors of taxes.
One private secretary to governor of Canal Zone.
Warden and keeper of penitentiary at Gorgona.
One chief of police.
Captains of police.
Detectives.
Corporals and privates of police force.
All employees in mechanical trades or other skilled manual occupations who are appointed locally upon the Isthmus of Panama, and whose compensation is $4 per diem or less, or $100 per month or less while actually employed.
01-January 9 1905 Mrs. Elizabeth C. Peters may be reinstated to the position of sewer in the Government Printing Office without regard to the provision of Rule IX limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatements to one year from the date of separation.
01-January 12 1905 Laborers in the Executive Departments and offices at Washington who were reported in the lists furnished by the Departments to the Civil Service Commission in 1902, in compliance with section 3, civil service Rule XII, as amended January 23, 1902, whose principal duties were at that time and are now of the grade performed by classified employees will be regarded as classified laborers in the positions occupied by them on the date of this order, and may be promoted to clerical grade or be transferred in the manner provided by the civil service rules and regulations.
01-January 24 1905 Clause 9 of Subdivision I, of Schedule A, civil service rules, is hereby amended by adding the following words: "except those in the Customs Service," so that as amended the clause will read: "All positions in Alaska which can not be filled from appropriate existing registers, except those in the Customs Service."


In Subdivision II, of Schedule A, insert a new clause, as follows:

"In the Alaska Customs Service all persons appointed or employed for the season of navigation only," these amendments to be effective on and after March 1, 1905.
01-January 27 1905 The appointment of Mr. E. W. Libbey as telegraph and telephone operator, at $1,000 per annum, in the Department of Commerce and Labor, on July 13, 1903, is approved, and he may be continued in the service without examination under the Civil-Service rules.
02-February 6 1905 Stephen W. Fuller, a messenger boy in the Library of Congress, may be transferred to the position of messenger in the Bureau of Manufactures of the Department of Commerce and Labor.
02-February 15 1905 The requirement as to United States citizenship may be waived for applicants for examination for the positions of officers of ships of the Coast and Geodetic Survey on duty in the Philippine Islands under such regulations as may be provided by the United States Civil Service Commission.
02-February 15 1905 George F. Otis may be reinstated to the position of clerk in the Quartermaster's Department at large without regard to the provision of Rule IX, limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from date of separation.
03-March 2 1905 Mr. John Nolan may be reinstated as a carrier in the Postal Service without regard to the limitations prescribed by the civil service rules.
03-March 3 1905 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by striking out paragraphs 4 and 5 of Section VI, relating to the Department of the Interior, which are as follows:

4. Special agents employed, as necessity for their employment may arise, for the purpose of protecting public lands.
5. Inspectors of surveyors-general and district land offices.


The succeeding paragraphs will be renumbered accordingly.
03-March 3 1905 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by the addition to Section VI, relating to the Department of the Interior, of a paragraph (to be numbered 11) to read as follows:

11. Five special agents of the General Land Office to investigate fraudulent entries and other matters of a criminal nature.
03-March 3 1905 Schedule A of the Civil Service Rules is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 10 of Section VI, relating to the Department of the Interior, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Physicians employed in the Indian service and receiving not more than $720 per annum salary, who may lawfully perform their official duties in connection with their private practice, each employment, however, to be subject to the approval of the Commission.
03-March 3 1905 Section IX of Civil Service Rule II is hereby amended by adding to Section IX the following:

A retired army officer may be appointed as superintendent of an Indian school without competitive examination upon request of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, setting forth that such officer has the required educational and business qualifications for such position, and accompanied by the authenticated military record of said officer. The Commission will then issue the necessary certificate.
03-March 9 1905 It is hereby ordered that the following described islands in Stump Lake in Township 151 North, Range 61 West, 5th Principal Meridian, North Dakota, shown on the official plat approved February 13, 1905, on file in the General Land Office, be, and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds, viz.:

Two islands in Section 10, one shown as Lot 3 of the section, containing 12 acres, and one shown as Lot 4 of the section, containing 7.64 acres; one island in Section 11, shown as Lot 4 of the section, containing 2.22 acres; also one island in Section 15, shown as Lot 2 of the section, containing 5.53, total area 27.39 acres. This reservation to be known as the Stump Lake Reservation.
03-March 10 1905 It is hereby ordered that the following described lands situated in the State of Utah, be, and the same are hereby, withheld from sale and settlement and set apart for Indian purposes, as an addition to the Navaho Indian Reservation, viz: Beginning at the mouth of Montezuma Creek (in Utah); running thence due east to the Colorado State line; thence south along the Colorado State line to the San Juan River; thence down the San Juan River to the place of beginning; Provided, That any tract or tracts within the region of country described as aforesaid, which are settled upon or occupied, or to which valid rights have attached under existing laws of the United States prior to the date of this order, are hereby excluded from the reservation.
03-March 10 1905 Mr. Donald G. Mitchell, jr., who was employed on October 1, 1901, with the approval of the contractor, to supervise the construction of the buildings comprising the extension to the Government Hospital for the Insane, may be retained and appointed as supervisor of buildings and grounds without examination under the civil service rules.
03-March 10 1905 The provisions of the civil service rules are hereby waived, so as to permit the reinstatement to the classified service in any Executive Department at Washington, D. C., on the application of the head thereof, at a grade no higher than that formerly held by her, of Mrs. Catharine M. Gallagher, who resigned a clerkship of Class D, $900 per annum, in the Department of the Interior, as Miss Catharine M. Kilbourne, on October 15, 1901.
03-March 11 1905 Laborers classified as clerks shall not receive further increase of compensation without examination and certification under the regulation governing promotion from the subclerical to the clerical grade.
03-March 14 1905 Dr. Cyrus Adler may be appointed as assistant secretary, in charge of the library and exchanges, Smithsonian Institution, at a compensation of $2,700 per annum, without examination under the civil service rules.
03-March 15 1905
Mr. Sydnie Kennedy may be appointed as chief of division, clerk, and stenographer, at $1,800 per annum, in the Isthmian Canal Service without examination under the civil service rules.
03-March 15 1905 Mr. W. G. Tucker may be appointed as clerk at $1,500 per annum, Isthmian Canal Commission, without examination under the civil service rules.
03-March 18 1905 Mrs. M. G. Lauxmann may be permanently appointed as writer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey without examination under the civil service rules.
03-March 28 1905 George W. Pitts, a skilled laborer in the Department of Commerce and Labor, may be appointed messenger in the Post-Office Department without reference to civil service Rule X, section 8, requiring a service of six months next preceding transfer.
03-March 30 1905 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by striking out in Section V, Post-Office Department, clauses 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"No cashier or finance clerk appointed under the exceptions from examination formerly contained in this schedule shall acquire any of the rights or privileges conferred by these rules upon competitive employees except upon recommendation by the Postmaster-General."
03-March 30 1905 On January 12, 1905, I directed the classification of certain laborers in the Departments at Washington, whose principal duties were of a classified character. These were laborers who had been doing classified work since 1902, when regulations were issued for the appointment of laborers by competitive tests. It now appears from reports made by the heads of Departments that since these reports were made a considerable number of laborers have been assigned to classified work. With the view that hereafter under no circumstances whatever shall any classified laborer be assigned to classified work, I direct that the additional laborers referred to as shown in reports already made to the Civil Service Commission be regarded as classified in the positions occupied by them on the date of this order, and that they may be promoted to the clerical grade or transferred in the manner provided by the civil service rules and regulations. Laborers who, in connection with their usual duties, are to perform work of the grade performed by classified employees shall be appointed upon certificate of the Commission from appropriate registers of eligibles in the manner provided by the civil service rules.
03-March 30 1905 The Executive order of November 29, 1904, classifying 40 substitute watchmen in the Government Printing Office is hereby amended to include 5 others, who were appointed subsequent to the date of the list mentioned therein, but before the date of its approval.
03-March 30 1905 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by adding to Division VI the following:

12. Consulting engineers of the Reclamation Service under the Geological Survey.
13. One confidential clerk and one record clerk to the Superintendent of the Government Hospital for the Insane.
03-March 30 1905 S. F. Scott, jr., may be reinstated in the Post-Office Service without regard to the time limit upon eligibility for reinstatement.
03-March 31 1905 Clause 7 of section 1, Schedule A, is amended to read as follows: "Any person employed in a foreign country under the State Department, or temporarily employed in a confidential capacity in a foreign country under any department or office; but this exception shall not apply to any person employed in a foreign country contiguous to the United States in the service of the Bureau of Immigration, Department of Commerce and Labor."
03-March 31 1905 This is the Department of the Interior's description of the Executive Order, not the order text itself: "On March 31, 1905, the President directed the amendment of the above [ Executive Order 288½ ] by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:
This order shall not apply to oaths of disinterestedness, or other oaths required to be made by law, provided that the work in connection therewith is not performed during office hours."
04-April 1 1905 Reorganization of the Isthmian Canal Commission
04-April 26 1905 Section III of Schedule A, relating to the War Department, is hereby amended by the addition of the following clause, to be numbered 6:

6. All firemen employed on torpedo planters.
04-April 26 1905
The Executive Order of August 13, 1902, is so far modified that the Navy Department is authorized to discharge, upon request, men of the messmen branch who enlist for service with the midshipmen of the Naval Academy on their summer practice cruise.
05-May 1 1905 The requirements of three years' service in the Philippines is hereby waived to permit the transfer of Mr. Edward H. Hareford to the position of forest assistant in the Department of Agriculture, in view of his services both in the Philippine and American Forestry Services.
05-May 1 1905 Approving War Secretary Recommendation to Reserve Certain Lands Around Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands for Military Purposes
05-May 12 1905
Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by the addition to Section III, War Department, of a paragraph which shall be numbered 6, and shall read as follows:

6. One law officer in the Bureau of Insular Affairs.
05-May 12 1905 An appointment to the vacancy now existing in the position of laborer in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for assignment to the duties of driver of the carriage of the Secretary of the Treasury may be made without examination under the civil service rules or labor regulations.
05-May 13 1905 It Is hereby directed that the Department of Commerce and Labor take charge of and use the proper measures for lighting and buoying the Guam Island waters, and have estimates prepared by the Light-House Establishment and submitted to Congress for an appropriation to defray the expenses of the establishment and maintenance of these aids to navigation.
05-May 15 1905 Mr. John Ball Osborne may be appointed chief of the Bureau of Trade Relations in the State Department without reference to the civil service rules.
05-May 15 1905 The Executive order of March 10, 1905, setting apart certain lands in Utah as an addition to the Navaho Indian Reservation, is hereby canceled, and in lieu thereof it is hereby ordered that the following-described lands situated in said State be, and the same are hereby, withheld from sale and entry and set apart for Indian purposes, as an addition to the said Indian reservation, viz: Beginning at the corner to secs. 25 and 30, 31, and 36, on the range line between Rs. 23 and 24 E., in T. 40 S., running east on the north boundary of secs. 31 to 36, inclusive, in T. 40 S., Rs. 24 and 25 E., and secs. 31 to 34, inclusive, T. 40 S., R. 26 E., to the Colorado State line; thence south along the Colorado State line to the San Juan River; thence down the San Juan River to the meander corner to fractional secs. 31 and 36, on the range line between Rs. 23 and 24 E.; thence north on said range line to the place of beginning: Provided, That any tract or tracts within the region of country described as aforesaid, which are settled upon or occupied, or to which valid rights have attached under existing laws of the United States prior to the date of this order, are hereby excluded from the reservation.
05-May 17 1905 Approving War Secretary Recommendation to Reserve Seven Tracts of Land in Philippine Islands for Military Purposes
05-May 17 1905 Approving War Secretary Recommendation to Reserve Nine Additional Tracts of Land in Jolo, Philippine Islands for Military Purposes
05-May 17 1905 Approving War Secretary Recommendation of May 15, 1905, to Amend Executive Order of June 30, 1904, Changing Borders of Military Reservation at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands
05-May 18 1905 Mr. Chauncey O. Howard may be transferred from a position of special examiner in the Bureau of Pensions, which is excepted from examination under Schedule A, to a similar position which is not excepted.
05-May 18 1905 Whereas by an act of Congress which received Executive approval on February 23, 1887, all officers or agents of the United States were as a matter of public policy forbidden, under appropriate penalties, to hire or contract out the labor of any criminals who might thereafter be confined in any prison, jail, or other place of incarceration for the violation of any laws of the Government of the United States of America;

It is hereby ordered, that all contracts which shall hereafter be entered into by officers or agents of the United States involving the employment of labor in the States composing the Union, or the Territories of the United States contiguous thereto, shall, unless otherwise provided by law, contain a stipulation forbidding, in the performance of such contracts, the employment of persons undergoing sentences of imprisonment at hard labor which have been imposed by courts of the several States, Territories, or municipalities having criminal jurisdiction.
05-May 18 1905 One superintendent, one chief chemist and assistant superintendent, and one first assistant chemist, for service in connection with the operation of the Washington filtration plant under the Engineer Department, may be appointed without reference to the requirements of the civil service rules, in view of the probable transfer of the plant within one year to the municipal service of the District of Columbia, which is not subject to the civil service rules.
05-May 20 1905 Mrs. Eleanor Relyea may be reinstated in the Departmental Service without reference to the civil service rules.
05-May 22 1905 William J. Humphreys may be appointed professor of meteorological physics in the Weather Bureau, Department of Agriculture, without examination under the civil service rules.
05-May 24 1905 Approving Acting War Secretary Recommendation of May 24, 1905 to Reserve 13 Tracts of Described Lands in Alaska for Use by the Signal Corps. United States Army
06-June 2 1905 Any enlisted man of the Navy detailed to perform the duties of ‘‘ship's tailor’’ on board of a vessel having a complement of six hundred men or more, exclusive of marines, shall receive twenty dollars per month in addition to the monthly pay of his rating; on a vessel having a complement of from three hundred to six hundred men, exclusive of marines, fifteen dollars per month in addition to the monthly pay of his rating; on a vessel having a complement of less than three hundred men, exclusive of marines, ten dollars per month in addition to the monthly pay of his rating. Any enlisted man of the Navy detailed as ‘‘tailor's helper’’ on board of a vessel having a complement of six hundred men or more, exclusive of marines, shall receive ten dollars per month in addition to the monthly pay of his rating: Provided, That the total pay of an enlisted man detailed to perform the duties of ‘‘ship's tailor’’ shall not exceed fifty dollars per month, and of ‘‘tailor's helper’’ shall not exceed forty dollars per month.
06-June 3 1905 Mr. Albert C. Muhse may be appointed special agent of the Bureau of Corporations, Department of Commerce and Labor, at a salary of $2,000 per annum, without examination under the civil service rules.
06-June 8 1905 The provisions of the civil service rules are waived to permit the following appointments in the Isthmian Canal Service:


Silas W. Lupton as assistant purchasing and shipping agent at New Orleans, La., from March 1, 1905; Fred R. Parke, as assistant shipping agent at Washington, D. C., from March 27, 1905; E. S. Rockwell as auditing clerk in the general auditor's office at Washington, D. C.; Wm. K. West as accountant in the general auditor's office at Washington, D. C., by transfer from the Auditor's Office on the Isthmus of Panama; Paul C. Norris as clerk, Office of Administration, at Washington, D. C., by transfer from the engineering department on the Isthmus of Panama.
06-June 12 1905 This is the War Department's description of the order, not the actual order text: The President of the United States, by order dated June 12, 1905, reserved for purposes of the defense of Grays Harbor, Washington, all of Grass Island, unsurveyed, situate in said harbor in section 18, township 16 north, range 11 west, Willamette meridian, Washington.
06-June 12 1905 Amendment of Executive Order of March 26, 1901, Establishing Limits of Punishment for Enlisted Men of the Army
06-June 13 1905 Mr. C. H. Chapman, a civil war veteran, may be appointed as a copyist in the General Land Office, in view of his former service in the Census Office.
06-June 13 1905 Rule XI was amended by the addition of the following clause to section 2:

(c) Any employee in the classified Indian Service may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, be promoted without examination to the position of superintendent of an Indian school upon a statement of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the employee possesses the requisite business and executive qualifications to fill the position, and the Commission will on such statement issue the necessary certificate.
06-June 13 1905 The employment of laborers, skilled and unskilled, at the naval hospitals shall not be subject to the provisions of the civil service rules or navy-yard regulations, as the conditions surrounding such employment, including hours of labor, diversity of duties, and rates and manner of compensation, are such as to render the observance of such rules and regulations impracticable.
06-June 13 1905 Section I of Schedule A was amended by the addition of the following clause, to be numbered 12:

Mechanics and skilled tradesmen or laborers, employed upon construction or repair work in the field services, under such restrictive conditions that, in the opinion of the Commission, they can not, as a class, be appointed from registers of eligibles.
06-June 24 1905 Miss Mary T. Waggaman may be appointed as clerk at $1,000 per annum in the Bureau of Labor, Department of Commerce and Labor, without reference to the civil service rules.
06-June 24 1905 Designating Board of Consulting Engineers to Consider Plans for Canal Across Isthmus of Panama
06-June 29 1905 Mrs. Edna K. Hoyt, who is temporarily employed as clerk in the Department of State, may be permanently appointed, without examination under the civil-service rules, with a salary at the rate of $1,200 per annum. (NOTE) Done at the request of Secretary Hay, who says she is now the best clerk of her class that he has.
06-June 30 1905 James W. Plake, an Indian, may be permanently appointed as copyist in the Office of Indian Affairs.
07-July 3 1905
The appointment of Charles W. Bell as finance clerk in the post-office at Lowell, Mass., is approved, in view of the fact that authority had been given by the Post-Office Department for the appointment of a finance clerk at that office prior to the transfer of the position to the competitive class.
07-July 3 1905 It is hereby directed that the Department of Commerce and Labor take charge of and use the proper measures for establishing and maintaining lights and other aids to navigation in the waters of the island of Tutuila and other islands of the Samoan Islands east of longitude 171° west, and have estimates prepared by the Light-House Establishment and submitted to Congress for an appropriation to defray the expenses of the establishment and maintenance of these aids to navigation.
07-July 3 1905 The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 116 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Acting Secretary of War.


The President of the United States, by order dated July 3, 1905, reserved for military purposes, subject to private rights, for the use of the Signal Corps, United States Army, in its operation and maintenance of the United States military telegraph lines in Alaska, the following-described public lands in Alaska, viz:


Commencing one hundred feet east of Stone Monument No. 2, south of Adams street, Seward, Alaska, and extending north about twenty-seven hundred feet to a point one hundred feet east of Stone Monument No. 1 of the northeast corner of the Seward town site; thence east to the water line; thence southerly along the water line to a point directly east of Stone Monument No. 2; thence to the point of commencement hereinbefore described.
07-July 7 1905 The Congress of the United States, by appropriate legislative enactments, has made the matter of assignments, transfers, and details in the army the subject of formal statutory regulations; Executive regulations in furtherance of these statutes have been adopted, the operation of which has been to place upon record in the War Department full and detailed information in respect to the character, capacity, military services, and general attainments of all officers composing the military establishment. The records so obtained fully set forth the relative merits of officers of all grades of rank in the several branches of the line and staff, and enable all vacancies which occur in the military service to be filled after a careful comparison of the records of those officers who are eligible under the law for particular assignments or details.

A similar legislative policy exists in respect to the Navy, and the records of the Navy Department furnish evidence of the character, service, and ability of all officers of the Navy, founded upon the official reports of those officers whose duty it is to make them. These reports are sufficiently specific to enable the department to determine the particular duty which each officer is fitted to perform without the intervention of requests, claims, or influence from sources outside the Navy.

It is therefore announced that in future appointments, details, transfers, and assignments in the Army and Navy, the Executive will be guided by the official records of the War and Navy Departments, respectively, to the exclusion of other sources of influence or information; but in case an officer has performed any special act of bravery or courage or rendered specially efficient service of which there is no record or only a partial record in the War or Navy Department, the testimony of any person who was an eyewitness of the same may be submitted for consideration.

Should it be discovered that since the publication of this order an officer of the Army or Navy has sought recommendation or support from sources outside of those named above, this fact will debar him from obtaining the particular advancement, assignment, or detail which he has by such means attempted to secure, and the fact that he has sought such influence will be noted on his official record.
07-July 10 1905 Abram B. Frisbie may be permanently appointed to the position of watchman in the Interior Department, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, without examination under the civil service rules.
07-July 13 1905 Mr. Frank B. McCown may be reinstated as a clerk in the Quartermaster's Department at large, as requested by the Secretary of War.
07-July 13 1905 The temporary employment of Mr. Allen Hazen as expert consulting engineer at $275 per month, in connection with the constructing and initial operation of the Washington filtration plant, may be continued for such period of seven months from August 31, 1905, as may be necessary for the initial operation of that plant.
07-July 15 1905 The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 145 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Acting Secretary of War. Apparently, the land was included in a private patent to Minnie A. Paeske, either previous to the original reservation, or by a later mistake of the Interior Department.


The President of the United States, by Order dated July 15, 1905, placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under the act of July 5, 1884 (23 Stat. L., 103), for disposition as specified in said act or as may be otherwise provided by law, the following-described lands:


That portion of the military reservation of Fort Bayard, New Mexico, approximately twenty-eight (28) acres, which lies within the limits of the NW. ¼ of SE. ¼ and NE. ¼ of SW ¼ of section 10, township 17 south, range 13 west, New Mexico meridian.
07-July 15 1905 It is ordered that Mr. Joseph L. Bristow, appointed Special Panama Railroad Commissioner by Executive Order dated January 13, be allowed until August 15, 1905, to complete the details in connection with his report, and will be paid his actual expenses and $15 per day up to that time. In addition he will be allowed an extra compensation of $2,500. The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed to provide the funds needed in the execution of this order.
07-July 19 1905 The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 129 of 1905, not the exact order text.

The President of the United States by order dated July 19, 1905, modified the military reservation of Fort Gibbon, Alaska, declared by Executive Order, dated July 10, 1899 (General Orders, No. 142, Headquarters of the Army, August 5, 1899), by adding thereto a strip of land along the eastern boundary, approximately 100 yards in width, together with the island hereinafter designated as "Bull Island", and by excluding therefrom other lands, so that the reservation as thus modified will include all lands bounded and described as follows, viz:
Beginning at a point marked by an iron plug set in a stone monument placed on the right bank of the Yukon River, about thirty (30) feet above low-water mark, said monument being 877½ feet from the flagstaff of Fort Gibbon on a bearing of S. 71° E. (magnetic), the magnetic bearing from said monument to the W. end of the island in the Yukon directly south of Fort Gibbon and the settlement of Tanana, known as "Dog Island," being S. 49° 30′ W., and that to the E. end of said island being N. 88° 10′ E.; thence five (5) miles due north to a point marked by monument; thence due west ten (10) miles to a point marked by monument; thence due south to line of low-water mark of the Yukon River below the mouth of the Tozi River; thence along said line of low-water mark in an easterly direction, crossing Tozi River, to a point due south of the point of beginning; thence due north to the point of beginning. Also the island in the Yukon River known as "Bull Island," situated between the SE. corner of the tract above described and the mouth of Bear Creek, the head of said island being approximately 8,800 feet W. of the SE. corner of said tract, and the island being approximately 8,000 feet in length and 900 feet in breadth. Magnetic variation 29° E.

The said lands excluded from the reservation were by said Executive order of July 19, 1905, placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior for disposition under the act of July 5, 1884 (23 Stat. L., 103), or as may be otherwise provided by law.
07-July 20 1905 Mr. Henry Summers may be appointed clerk in the New York pension agency without examination under the civil service rules.
07-July 21 1905 THE PRESIDENT: The military reservation of Fort Shaw, Mont., declared by Executive order of January 11, 1870, and embracing an area of about 29,843 acres, has become useless for military purposes. By order of the Secretary of War, dated April 25, 1892 (G. O., No. 30, Headquarters of the Army, 1892), the military post of Fort Shaw, Mont., including the entire reservation, were, under authority of the act of Congress, approved July 31, 1882 (22 Stats., 181), set aside for Indian school purposes and turned over to the custody and control of the Secretary of the Interior "so long as it may not be required for military occupations."
By order of the Interior Department, dated July 6, 1893, 4,999.50 acres of the land embraced within the military reservation were reserved for the use of the Fort Shaw Indian School; and by order of the Secretary of the Interior, dated July 6, 1905, there has been added from such lands to the school reserve, as made by said order of July 6, 1893, a tract situated immediately west of the school reserve containing 4,364 acres, as described in letter of the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated June 28, 1905, addressed to the Secretary of the Interior. It appears, therefore, that a portion only (9,363.5 acres) of the military reserve is needed for Indian school purposes - - the remainder of the reserve (20,479.5 acres) being useless for either military or Indian school purposes.
At the suggestion of the Secretary of the Interior and upon the recommendation of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, I have the honor to recommend that the entire reservation, except the portion (9,363.5 acres) which has been set aside for the Fort Shaw Indian School, as set forth above, be placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under authority of the act of Congress, approved July 5, 1884 (23 Stats., 103), for disposition as provided therein or as may be otherwise provided by law.
Inasmuch as the entire reservation has become useless for military purposes, it is further recommended that the portion of the military reserve which has been set aside for the Fort Shaw Indian School be also placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, the same, however, to be held in reserve for Indian school purposes.
Very respectfully,
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER, Acting Secretary of War.
WHITE HOUSE, July 22, 1905.
The recommendations made within by the Acting Secretary of War are approved.
The Secretary of the Interior will cause this action to be noted on the records of the General Land Office.
07-July 21 1905 Mrs. Gertrude Weaver, now a temporary clerk, may be permanently appointed as a clerk in the Signal Service at large, without examination under the civil service rules.
07-July 22 1905 The recommendations made within by the Acting Secretary of War are approved. The Secretary of the Interior will cause this action to be noted on the records of the General Land Office.
07-July 25 1905 Mrs. McLanaham, after twelve years' service, was separated from the position of sewer in the Government Printing Office prior to her marriage in 1894. In June, 1903, she was left a widow with three children to support. In view of her unfortunate circumstances and previous efficient service attested by the Public Printer, the Commission recommended to the President a special order waiving the rule requiring reinstatement within one year, which was approved by the President July 25, 1903.
07-July 27 1905 Mr. Charles W. Spicer may be employed in the Bureau of the Census, without examination, upon experimental work in developing tabulating machines as authorized in the latest act appropriating for executive, legislative, and judicial expenses.
07-July 29 1905 It is hereby ordered that all that portion of the public domain in the Territory of New Mexico embracing the following sections and fractional sections, viz: S. 1/2 sec. 1, all of secs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and N. 1/2 secs. 17, 18, 23, and 24 of T. 20 N., R. 7 E.; all of sec. 31 and S. 1/2 sec. 32, of T. 21 N., R. 7 E.; all of secs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and N. 1/2 secs. 13, 19, and 20 of T. 20 N., R. 6 E.; all of secs. 33, 34, 35, 36, and S. 1/2 secs. 25, 26, 27, and 32, T. 21 N., R. 6 E.; all of secs. 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, and N. 1/2 of secs. 23 and 24, and that east part of secs 3, 10, and 15 not included in the land grant, Baca location No 1, on the west, of T. 20 N., R. 5 E., and so much of the S. 1/2 sec. 6 and the N. 1/2 sec. 19 and of secs. 7 and 18 of T. 20 N., R. 8 E., as may be required to connect the proposed reservation with the west boundary of the Pueblo grant of Santa Clara, be, and the same is hereby, set apart as a reservation for the use and occupation of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico belonging to the Pueblo of Santa Clara: Provided, however, That any tract or tracts to which valid existing rights have attached under the laws of the United States providing for the disposition of the public domain are hereby excepted and excluded from the reservation hereby created: And provided further, That if at any time the lands covered by any valid claim shall be relinquished to the United States or the claim lapse, or the entry be canceled for any cause whatever, such lands shall be added to and become a part of the reservation for the Pueblo of Santa Clara, as herein provided for.
07-July 29 1905 The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 130 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Acting Secretary of War.

The United States having acquired for fortification purposes, by conveyances from certain Indians, pursuant to agreement ratified by Congress on March 3, 1905 (33 Stat. L., 1078) (said conveyances being recorded in the auditor's office of Kitsap County, Washington, in Deed Book 43 at pages 764, 766, 768, and 769), the following-described lands, formerly constituting a portion of the Port Madison Indian Reservation on Agate Passage to Port Orchard, State of Washington, the same have, by order of the President, dated July 29, 1905, been declared a military reservation, viz:

Lots 4 and 5 of section 21, and lots 1 and 2 of section 28, township 26 north, range 2 east, Willamette meridian; bounded and described by metes and bounds as follows:

Beginning at a point on the westerly shore of Agate Passage, on line between sections twenty-eight (28) and twenty-nine (29), township twenty-six (26) north, range two (2) east of Willamette meridian; thence northerly on line between sections twenty-eight (28) and twenty-nine (29), in said township, two thousand three hundred and fifty-eight (2,358) feet, more or less, to the corner of sections twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine (29), twenty (20), and twenty-one (21), township twenty-six (26) north, range two (2) east; thence northerly on line between sections twenty (20) and twenty-one (21), in said township, one thousand three hundred and four and seventy-four one-hundredths (1.304.71) feet to the one-sixteenth (1⁄16) corner on line between sections twenty (20) and twenty-one (21); thence easterly through the center of the south half of section twenty-one (21), two thousand two hundred and thirty-one (2,231) feet, more or less, to the westerly shore of Agate Passage; thence southwesterly along the westerly shore line of Agate Passage to the place of beginning; containing seventy and fifty one-hundredths (70.51) acres, more or less.
08-August 16 1905 Schedule A, Section V, paragraph 2 of the civil service rules is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following words:
"and one to the purchasing agent of the Post-Office Department."

As amended, Schedule A, Section V, paragraph 2 will read:
2. One private secretary or confidential clerk to the Assistant Attorney-General, and one to the purchasing agent of the Post-Office Department.
08-August 25 1905 Mrs. May R. Proctor may be appointed in the Government Printing Office without examination.
08-August 26 1905 The requirement that a person proposed for transfer must have actually served in the classified service at least six months next preceding the transfer may be waived in the case of the transfer of W. E. Lackland from the Treasury Department to the Post-Office at Prescott, Arizona.
08-August 29 1905 Reserving Parcels of Reclaimed Harbor Land, Manila, Philippine Islands, for Military Purposes
08-August 31 1905 It is ordered that each member of the advisory board of engineers upon plans of the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000, payable upon the completion of the report of the board. In addition thereto he shall, when on duty with the board, be allowed $15 per day for personal expenses from the date of leaving his home until his return thereto, including Sundays and Holidays. He shall also be allowed the actual cost of transportation incurred by him in travel on duty in connection with the board to include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeper or parlor car accommodations, baggage transportation, cabs and porterage.
It is further ordered that the allowance of $5,000 to Gen. Davis and Gen. Abbott shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay for the time during which they are employed upon the work of the board, it being my intention that these members of the board shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other members, and this increase being made to provide for the usual reduction of retired officers' pay.
09-September 5 1905 Mr. Philip Cowen may be appointed immigrant inspector in the Immigration Service without examination under the civil service rules.
09-September 8 1905 The procedure required by civil service Rule XII, clause 2, need not be observed in removals of officers or employees serving on the Isthmus of Panama. In such removals, however, the reasons therefor shall be made a part of the records of the office of administration, Isthmian Canal affairs, and the Civil Service Commission shall, upon request, be furnished with copies or the originals thereof.
09-September 19 1905 Mr. John B. Goff and Mr. D. P. Wells may be appointed as assistant forest rangers, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, without examination under the civil service rules.
09-September 20 1905 The presentation of a medal of honor to an officer or enlisted man in the military service, awarded under the joint resolution of Congress approved July 12, 1862, and the act of Congress approved March 3, 1863, will always be made with formal and impressive ceremonial.

The recipient will, when practicable, be ordered to Washington, D. C., and the presentation will be made by the President, as Commander in Chief, or by such representative as the President may designate.

When not practicable to have the presentation at Washington, the details of time, place, and ceremony will be prescribed by the Chief of Staff for each case.

On campaign, the presentation will be made by the division or higher commander.
09-September 21 1905 The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 161 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Acting Secretary of War.

The President of the United States, by order dated September 21, 1905, reserved for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, in the matter of the operation of military cable and telegraph lines in Alaska, subject to private rights, all public lands at Safety Harbor and Old Woman, Alaska, included within boundaries described, respectively, as follows, viz:

1. At Safety Harbor: Starting from an initial stake marked "No. 1, N. E. cor. U. S. M. R." true west 1,017 feet to the bank of Port Safety Lagoon, mean low-water mark; also from initial stake No. 1, true south 600 feet to a stake marked "No. 2, S. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true west 1,118 feet to the bank of Port Safety Lagoon, mean low-water mark; thence north following the sinuosities of the bank of lagoon to the intersection of the west end of the north limit. Said plot consists of approximately 14.7 acres. From initial stake a Coast and Geodetic Survey tripod on the north bank of safety harbor has a bearing of N. 21° E.; the outermost visible point of Cape Nome bears S. 35° W. All true bearings. Variations 19° E.

2. At Old Woman: Starting at a spruce stump, 4 feet over ground, as an initial stake, located on the north bank of the Unalaklik River, marked "I. S. U. S. M. R.;" thence true north 790 feet to a stake No. 2, 4 feet over ground, marked "N. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true west 1,000 feet to a stake No. 3, 4 feet over ground, marked "N. W. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true south 1,060 feet to a stake, 4 feet overground, marked "No. 4, S. W. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true east 1,000 feet, crossing the Unalaklik River, to a stake, 4 feet overground, marked "No. 5, S. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true north 270 feet to the initial stake. Said plot consists of approximately 24.34 acres. All true bearings.
09-September 22 1905 Mrs. Mary E. Enright may be reinstated in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without regard to the time limit of eligibility for reinstatement.
09-September 26 1905 Mr. W. E. Hall may be transferred from the Isthmian Canal Service to a clerkship, Class D, Treasury Department, without regard to the limitations contained in civil service Rule X, requiring absolute appointment or service of six months next preceding the transfer.
10-October 6 1905 Miss Marjorie H. Young may be retained and appointed as a clerk in the United States pension agency at Pittsburg, Pa., without examination under the civil service rules.
10-October 7 1905 Mrs. M. C. Miller may be appointed to a clerkship in the classified service without examination under the civil service rules.
10-October 10 1905 Section VI, enumerating positions in the Department of the Interior excepted from the requirement of examination, under Schedule A, Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by the addition of a clause as follows:
14. One private secretary to the Director of the Geological Survey.
10-October 10 1905 In accordance with the provisions of sections 2248 and 2252 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and by virtue of the authority therein given, it is hereby ordered that:

The western land district in the Territory of Oklahoma, with office at Kingfisher, Okla., be discontinued, and the lands, business, and archives of said land district and office transferred to and consolidated with the eastern land district, with office at Guthrie, Okla.
10-October 10 1905 It is hereby ordered that Passage Key, an island near the mouth of Tampa Bay, Florida, as shown on the General Land Office map of the State of Florida of date 1893, and situated in section 6, township 34 south, range 16 east, as the same appears upon the official plat of survey of said township approved March 17, 1877, be, and it is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as the Passage Key Reservation.
10-October 10 1905 It is hereby ordered that the unsurveyed islands of the Siskiwit or Menagerie group of islands, lying near the mouth of Siskiwit bay, on the south side of Isle Royal in Lake Superior, Michigan, as shown by the General Land Office map of the State of Michigan of date 1904, and situated in sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34 and 35, township 64 north, range 36 west, as the same appear in part upon the official plat of survey of said township, approved June 4, 1847, be and thev are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as the Siskiwit Islands Reservation.
10-October 10 1905 It is hereby ordered that the unsurveyed islands of the Huron islands group, lying near the south shore of Lake Superior, as shown by the General Land Office map of the State of Michigan of date 1904, and situated in Sections 26. 27, 34 and 35, township 53 north, range 29 west, as the same appear in part upon the official plat of survey of said township approved June 4, 1847, be, and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as the Huron Islands Reservation.
10-October 11 1905
Miss Dessie M. Bowers, of West Virginia, may be reinstated in the classified service in any Executive Department, without regard to the limitations of the civil service rules, in view of her former service in the Department of Commerce and Labor.
10-October 13 1905 No officer or employee of the government shall, directly or indirectly, instruct or be concerned in any manner in the instruction of any person, or classes of persons, with a view to their special preparation for the examination of the United States Civil Service Commission. The fact that any officer or employee is found so engaged shall be considered sufficient cause for his removal from the service.
10-October 16 1905 Miss Dollie A. Slayton, of Montana, who is now serving in a temporary position in the Bureau of the Census as the result of certification, may be retained and appointed to a clerical position on the permanent roll of that Bureau.
10-October 16 1905 Miss Julia P. Madeira, of West Virginia, having been employed in a classified position in the Bureau of the Census, at $900 per annum, and her name having been removed from the rolls without prejudice because of prolonged illness, may be reinstated in that Bureau and immediately transferred to the office of the assayer of the mint at Denver, Colo., notwithstanding the limitations contained in clause (a) of Rule IX and clause (a), section 8, of Rule X of the civil service rules.
10-October 17 1905 When the President or head of an executive department is satisfied that an officer or employee in the classified service is inefficient or incapable, and that the public service will be materially improved by his removal, such removal will be made without hearing, but the cause of removal shall be stated in writing and filed. When misconduct is committed in the view and presence of the President or head of an executive department, removal may be made summarily and without notice.
10-October 24 1905 Mr. Charles Denby may be appointed chief clerk of the State Department without examination under the civil service rules.
10-October 31 1905 Schedule A, of positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is amended as follows:


IX. Department of Commerce and Labor.

1. All persons temporarily connected with the field operations of the Bureau of Fisheries, who are paid from lump appropriations for miscellaneous expenses. No person employed in a position, specifically provided for by statute at any station, shall be regarded as excepted from examination hereunder.
10-October 31 1905 It is deemed desirable that competitive examinations shall be held for testing the qualification of applicants for appointment in a clerical capacity in the office of the Recorder of Deeds at Washington, such examinations to be confined to actual bona fide residents of the District of Columbia.

The United States Civil Service Commission is therefore directed to render such assistance as may be practicable to the Recorder for the establishment and maintenance of a system of examinations to precede such appointments, to be open to all citizens of the District of Columbia qualified in respect to age, character, education, and experience; and for that purpose to conduct examinations upon the request of the Recorder under such regulations as may be agreed upon by him and the Commission.
10-October 31 1905 Edward McCauley may be appointed chief of the Redemption Division, office of the Third Assistant Postmaster-General, Post-Office Department, without examination, in view of his experience as chief clerk of the Census Bureau.
11-November 8 1905 Besides the $5 per month extra pay allowed them for submarine service, enlisted men serving with submarine torpedo boats, and having been reported by their commanding officers to the Navy Department as qualified for submarine torpedo boat work, shall receive $1 additional pay for each day during any part of which they shall have been submerged in a submarine torpedo boat while under way: Provided, however, That such further additional pay shall not exceed $15 in any one calendar month.
11-November 10 1905 It is hereby ordered that vacancies in the office of Secretary of Embassy or Legation shall hereafter be filled

(a) By transfer or promotion from some branch of the foreign service, or

(b) By the appointment of a person who, having furnished satisfactory evidence of character, responsibility and capacity, and being thereupon selected by the President for examination, is found upon such examination to be qualified for the position.
11-November 10 1905 With a view to further increasing the efficiency of the Consular Service by extending the method now employed for ascertaining the qualifications possessed by candidates for appointment in that service:

It is hereby ordered that the Executive Order of September 20, 1895, in regard to examinations for the Consular Service be and it is hereby amended and extended to include all consulates general, consulates, commercial agencies and consular agencies, the annual compensation of which is not less than $1,000. Said order therefore will read as amended as follows:—

It being of great importance that the consular officers of the United States shall possess the proper qualifications for their respective positions to be ascertained either through a satisfactory record of previous actual service under the Department of State or through an appropriate examination:

It is hereby ordered that any vacancy in a consulate general, consulate, commercial or consular agency now or hereafter existing the salary of which is not less than $1,000, or the compensation of which, if derived from official fees, exclusive of notarial and other unofficial receipts, does not fall below $1,000, shall be filled (a) by a transfer or promotion from some other position under the Department of State of a character tending to qualify the incumbent for the position to be filled; or (b) by appointment of a person not under the Department of State but having previously served thereunder to its satisfaction in a capacity tending to qualify him for the position to be filled; or (c) by the appointment of a person who, having furnished satisfactory evidence of character, responsibility, and capacity, and being thereupon selected by the President for examination, is found upon such examination to be qualified for the position.

For the purposes of this order notarial and unofficial fees shall not be regarded, but the compensation of an office shall be ascertained, if the office is salaried, by reference to the last preceding appropriation act, and if the office is not salaried, by reference to the returns of official fees for the last preceding fiscal year.

The examination hereinbefore provided for shall be by a Board of three persons designated by the Secretary of State who shall also prescribe the subjects to which such examinations shall relate and the general mode of conducting the same by the Board.

A vacancy in a consulate will be filled at discretion only when a suitable appointment can not be made in any of the modes indicated in the second paragraph of this order.
11-November 11 1905 All appointments and employments, under whatever designation, for service in Indian warehouses shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the civil service rules or of the regulations governing the employment of laborers.

All persons employed in Indian warehouses on the date of this order, except unskilled laborers, shall have all the rights which they would acquire if appointed to their positions upon examination under the civil service rules, except that they shall not be transferred without first passing the examination provided for by the Civil Service Commission.
11-November 11 1905 It is hereby ordered that Breton island, as shown by the General Land Office map of the State of Louisiana of date 1896, in Township 18 South, Range 20 East, St. Helena Meridian, when same shall be surveyed; and Old Harbor and Freemason islands, in Townships 14 and 15 South, Ranges 21 and 22 East, same Meridian, when surveyed, be, and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as ‘‘Breton Island Reservation.’’
11-November 14 1905 Approving Acting War Secretary Recommendation of November 13, 1905, to Reserve Lands near Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, for Target Range
11-November 15 1905
When, in the judgment of the Civil Service Commission, no register contains an eligible having the special qualifications asked for by the Isthmian Canal Commission for service on the Isthmus of Panama, the Civil Service Commission may allow a temporary appointment, which may be made permanent on certificate of the Isthmian Canal Commission that such action is required in the interests of good administration.
11-November 17 1905 Civil service rule No. 12 is hereby amended to read as follows, concerning removals: " 1. In making removals or reductions, and in other punishment, penalties like in character shall be imposed for like offenses.
"2. No person shall be removed from a competitive position except for such cause as will promote the efficiency of the service. When the President or head of an executive department is satisfied that an officer or employe in the classified service is inefficient or incapable and that the public service will be materially improved by his removal, such removal may be made without notice to such officer or employe, but the cause of removal shall be stated in writing and filed. When misconduct is committed in the view and presence of the President or head of an executive department, removal may be made summarily, and no statement of reasons need be filed.
"3. Where a recommendation for removal or reduction in grade or compensation of an officer or employe is made to the head of an executive department by a bureau chief or other subordinate officer, the said head of the department may, in his discretion, require that the person sought to be removed be furnished with a statement in writing of the reason for such action, and be allowed a reasonable time for personally answering the same.
"4. The civil service commission shall have no jurisdiction to vestigate any removal unless it is alleged that the procedure required by section 2 of rule 12 has not been followed or that the removal was made for political or religious reasons."
11-November 17 1905 When the President or head of an executive department is satisfied that an officer or employee in the classified service is inefficient or incapable, and that the public service will be materially improved by his removal, such removal will be made without hearing; but the cause of removal shall be stated in writing and filed. When misconduct is committed in the view and presence of the President or head of executive department removal may be made summarily and without notice.
11-November 18 1905 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by adding to Section II, Treasury Department, a new clause to be numbered 12, to read as follows: 12. One examiner of tobacco and one examiner of tea in the Customs Service at the Port of Chicago.
11-November 23 1905 Mr. S. H. Alexander, of North Carolina, who is now serving as a classified laborer in the Post-Office Department, may be appointed to a clerical position on the permanent roll of that Department.
11-November 25 1905 It is hereby ordered that the word "report" in the third line of the executive order of August 31, 1905, providing for an allowance of $5,000 to each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon plans of the Panama Canal upon the completion of the report of the Board, be changed to "work." This change is made in order to permit the foreign members of the Board to receive their allowance before returning to their homes prior to the engrossing and signing of the completed report.

The amended order will read as follows:
"It is ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon plans of the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000 payable upon the completion of the work of the board. In addition thereto he shall when on duty with the Board be allowed $15 per day for personal expenses from the date of leaving his home until his return thereto including Sundays and Holidays. He shall also be allowed the actual cost of transportation incurred by him in travel on duty in connection with the Board to include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car accommodations, baggage transfer, cabs and porterage.
"It is further ordered that the allowance of $5000 to General Davis and General Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay for the time during which they are employed upon the work of the Board, it being my intention that those members of the Board shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other members and this increase being made to provide for the usual deduction of retired officers' pay."
11-November 27 1905 Mrs. Marie L. Eastwood may be appointed to a permanent position in the Bureau of the Census, in view of her former satisfactory service therein.
11-November 27 1905 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by the addition to section 1 of a paragraph which will be numbered 13, and shall read as follows:
13. Cooks, when in the opinion of the Commission it is not expedient to make appointment upon competitive examination.
11-November 27 1905 Approving War Secretary Recommendation of November 25, 1905, to Reserve Lands at Chilkat Inlet, Alaska, for Water Supply to Fort William H. Seward
12-December 6 1905 Miss Edna M. Peltz may be permanently appointed to a clerical position in the Pension Office without examination under the civil service rules.
12-December 7 1905 The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis recently adopted the following resolution:
"Resolved, That in the interest of preventive medicine and the cause of industrial hygiene this association respectfully recommends to the Chief Executive of the nation the desirability of instituting an inquiry through the proper officers of the Government as to the sanitary conditions existing in all Government offices and workshops where a large number of persons are employed, especially with a view of recommending, if necessary, measures for the prevention of tuberculosis therein."
In view of this resolution and in the interest of the Government service, I hereby appoint Surg. Gen. Robert M. O'Reilly, U. S. Army, Surg. Gen. P. M. Rixey, U. S. Navy, and Surg. Gen. Walter Wyman, of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service, a committee to prepare and submit to the President for approval a plan for carrying out the intent of the above resolution, and the committee is hereby empowered to detail one or more persons from each of the Services named for the purpose of assisting in the formation of a plan for investigation and action.
12-December 7 1905 The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 208 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Secretary of War.

The President of the United States, by order dated December 7, 1905, reserved, for the purposes of a military telegraph, all public lands situated at Keystone, Alaska, approximately, in latitude 61° 4′ north, longitude 146° 10′ west, included within the following metes and bounds, viz:

Beginning at station at SE. corner of reservation post No. one, being a cottonwood post, five inches in diameter, and marked U. S. M. R. post No. one on four squared sides; thence west two miles to No. two, being a cottonwood tree eight inches in diameter, marked U. S. M. R. post No. two; thence north one-half mile to No. three, being a spruce tree ten inches in diameter and marked U. S. M. R. post No. three; thence two miles east to No. four, being a spruce tree twelve inches in diameter marked U. S. M. R. post No. four; thence south to starting point.
12-December 7 1905 The quarterly session of the Isthmian Canal Commission for the 1st of January next may be held at the office of the Commission in Washington, D. C., instead of at the office of the governor of the Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama, as provided in Executive order of April 1, 1905, in view of the necessity of the Commission for considering the report of the advisory board of engineers and the impossibility of leaving so soon for the Isthmus.
12-December 7 1905 Schedule A of classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "coiner," in paragraph 8 of Section II, the word "and," and striking out after the word "refiner," the words "one assistant assayer." As amended the paragraph will read:
8. One private secretary or confidential clerk to the superintendent, one cashier, one deposit weigh clerk, one assistant coiner, and one assistant melter and refiner, in each mint or assay office.
12-December 9 1905 Mrs. Emily L. Genella may be reappointed in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without reference to the year limit imposed by the civil service rules.
12-December 11 1905 Mr. Howard H. Belden may be appointed in any of the Executive Departments upon his passing a satisfactory noncompetitive examination.
12-December 11 1905
Mrs. Mary E. Owings may be appointed to a position in the Government Printing Office without examination under the civil service rules.
12-December 14 1905 The thirteen special agents in the Bureau of the Census, whose right to classification was the same as that of the employees who were classified by act of Congress, may be transferred to competitive positions in that office; or elsewhere subject to the limitations of the civil service rules.
12-December 14 1905 Miss Katherine S. Todd may be transferred from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to the position of clerk in the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue without regard to the restrictions of section 7 of civil service Rule X.
12-December 18 1905 Schedule A, of the civil service rules, is hereby amended by the addition to Section VII of a paragraph, which shall be numbered 3, and shall read as follows:

3. Guards, guides, cooks, packers, teamsters, choppers, and skilled laborers, employed temporarily during the season of danger from fires or when other special work requires additions to the regular reserve force. They shall serve only as long as absolutely required, and in no case more than six months in any one year. So far as the Commission may deem practicable, such appointments shall be made from the registers of eligibles for forest ranger.
12-December 18 1905 Miss Anna F. McCormick may be permanently appointed to a position in the office of the Isthmian Canal Commission, where she is at present temporarily employed.
12-December 18 1905 Richard H. Williams may be reinstated as an inspector of hulls of steam vessels without regard to the limitation of one year prescribed by the civil service rules.
12-December 19 1905 Nevil Monroe Hopkins may be appointed as electrical engineer in the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Department, subject to noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission.
12-December 19 1905 Civil Service Rule VII. section 2, is amended by striking out the word "page" and adding the words "carpenter, cabinetmaker, painter, plumber, plumber's helper, electric wireman, electric lineman, and electrician's helper."

As amended, section 2 of Rule VII will read as follows:
Certification for appointment in the departments or independent offices at Washington shall be so made as to maintain, as nearly as the conditions of good administration will warrant, the apportionment of such appointments among the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia upon the basis of population: Provided, That appointments to the following-named positions shall not be so apportioned, viz: Plate printer, printer's assistant, skilled helper, and operative in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; positions in the field service of the military staff departments and at Army headquarters, mail bag repair shop and mail lock repair shop. Government Printing Office. Pension Agency, and local offices in the District of Columbia; apprentice, student, gardener, engraver, carpenter, cabinetmaker, painter, plumber, plumber's helper, electric wireman, electric lineman, and electrician's helper.
12-December 23 1905 Mrs. Hattie R. McMullin may be reinstated in a classified position in the Interior Department without regard to the fact that she has been separated from the classified service more than a year.
12-December 23 1905 Mrs. Mary E. Griffin may be reappointed in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without reference to the year limit imposed by the civil-service rules.
01-January 5 1906 By virtue of the authority vested in me by the provisions of the act of Congress of March 3, 1905, entitled ‘‘An act to provide for celebrating the birth of the American nation, the first permanent settlement of English-speaking people on the Western Hemisphere, by the holding of an international naval, marine, and military celebration in the vicinity of Jamestown, on the waters of Hampton Roads, in the State of Virginia, to provide for a suitable and permanent commemoration of said event, and to authorize an appropriation in aid thereof, and for other purposes,’’ I hereby constitute a Commission to consist of Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, Secretary of the Treasury; Hon. William H. Taft, Secretary of War; and Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, Secretary of the Navy, to be known as the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Commission, and for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of said act.
01-January 6 1906 Schedule A, section 4, of the civil-service rules, which now reads:
‘‘4. One paymaster, in the New York customs district,’’

is amended to read:
‘‘4. In the New York customs district: One paymaster; stitch counters.’’
01-January 8 1906 Mr. Ralph Whitman may be permanently appointed to the position of engineer draftsman in the office of the Isthmian Canal Commission, where he is at present temporarily employed.
01-January 10 1906 Mr. E. M. Le Boiteaux may be employed in the Bureau of the Census upon experimental work in developing tabulating machinery, as authorized in the latest act appropriating for executive, legislative, and judicial expenses, subject to noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission.
01-January 12 1906
Executive Order of November 15, 1905, as to appointments to positions in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon the Isthmus of Panama, is hereby repealed.
01-January 12 1906 Schedule A of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by striking out all of the present provisions of Section VIII and substituting therefor the following:

VIII.—Isthmian Canal Commission.
All officers and employees in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon the Isthmus of Panama, except those who are to perform the duties of clerk, bookkeeper, stenographer, typewriter, surgeon, physician, trained nurse, or draftsman.
No person appointed to the service on the Isthmus of Panama otherwise than through competitive examination or by transfer or promotion from a competitive position shall be transferred to a competitive position.
01-January 13 1906 Reserving Certain Lands in Minnesota for Reservoir System at Mississippi River Headwaters
01-January 15 1906 Dr. Walter R. Brinckerhoff may be appointed as chief or director of the hospital station and laboratory established under authority of an act approved March 3, 1905, making provision for the investigation of leprosy, with special reference to the care and treatment of lepers in Hawaii, subject to noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission.
01-January 18 1906 Reserving Lands at Diamond Head, Kupikipikio Point, and Punchbowl Hill, Hawaii, for Military Purposes
01-January 20 1906 Directing Department Heads to Appoint a Committee to Oversee the Printing Requirements and Publications for Each Respective Department
01-January 22 1906 This is the Civil Service Commission's description of the order, not the actual text, which took the form of an endorsement of a Senator's letter.
By direction of the President the Commission allowed the reinstatement of Mrs. Jeannette L. Cavanagh to the position of classified laborer in the Department of Agriculture.
01-January 22 1906 William A. Barr may be reappointed in the Post-Office Department without reference to the year limit imposed by the civil-service rules.
01-January 23 1906 It is hereby ordered that there be added to the duties of the United States Board on Geographic Names, created by Executive order dated September 4, 1890, the duty of determining, changing, and fixing place names within the United States and insular possessions, and it is hereby directed that all names hereafter suggested for any place by any officer or employee of the Government shall be referred to said Board for its consideration and approval before publication.

In these matters, as in all cases of disputed nomenclature, the decisions of the Board are to be accepted by the Departments of Government as the standard authority.
01-January 25 1906 The Executive order of January 31, 1902, is hereby amended by adding "or independent Government establishments" after the words "departments" in the third and ninth lines.

As amended the order will read as follows:

"All officers and employees of the United States of every description, serving in or under any of the Executive departments or independent Government establishments, and whether so serving in or out of Washington, are hereby forbidden, either directly or indirectly, individually or through associations, to solicit an increase of pay or to influence or attempt to influence in their own interest any other legislation whatever, either before Congress or its committees, or in any way save through the heada of the departments or independent Government establishments in or under which they serve, on penalty of dismissal from the Government service."
01-January 25 1906 Schedule A of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by adding under II, Treasury Department, a new clause to be numbered 13, to read as follows:
"13. Mounted inspectors in the customs service on the Mexican border."
01-January 26 1906 Mr. Charles S. Brown may be appointed as an inspector in the Government Printing Office, subject to his passing a noncompetitive examination before the Civil Service Commission.
01-January 31 1906 A new survey having been made by First Lieut. James Huston, Tenth Cavalry, of the military reservation of Fort Washakie, Wyo., reserved by Executive order of May 21, 1887 (G.O. No. 37, Headquarters of the Army, A.G.O., May 26, 1887), as determined from the old corner monuments, except that corner II has been moved so as to exclude the part of the reservation encroached upon in the construction of buildings pertaining to the Indian school, the reservation as made by said Executive order of May 21, 1887, is hereby modified, in accordance with said new survey so as to include all lands, and those only, within metes and bounds described as follows:
Commencing at a point 3,861 feet south 2 degrees 30' east of the flagstaff of Fort Washakie, Wyo., and running thence north 75 degrees 30' east, 11,890 feet to corner II; thence north 26 degrees 15' west, 7,060 feet to corner III; thence south 83 degrees 15' west, 13,125 feet to corner IV; thence south 23 degrees 00' west, 6,435 feet to corner V; thence north 87 degrees 45' east, 3,234 feet to corner VI; thence south 61 degrees 30' east, 4,450 feet to corner I, the place of beginning. All bearings are true.
This modification is made subject to the proviso in said Executive order of May 21, 1887, that--
The use and occupancy of the land in question be subject to such right, title, and interest as the Indians have in and to the same, and that it be vacated whenever the interest of the Indians shall require it, upon notice to that effect to the Secretary of War.
02-February 1 1906 Miss Mary H. Donnelly may be reinstated as a clerk in the office of the Chief of Ordnance without reference to the year limit contained in the reinstatement rule.
02-February 1 1906 The military reservation of Malagi (Malahi) Island, situated at the south end of Talim Island, in Laguna de Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, made by Executive Order of November 6, 1902 (G. O., No. 121, Headquarters of the Army, A. G. O., November 24, 1902), having become useless for military purposes, is hereby restored to the control of the government of the Philippine Islands to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof.
02-February 1 1906 It is hereby ordered that the hereinafter described land and water areas in the District of Alaska be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart as a site for a salmon hatchery, subject to the possessory rights of the natives and of persons claiming title through the Russian Government, also subject to the rights of natives to take fish from the waters and fuel from the forests included in the limits of the reservation hereby established, to wit:

Yes Lake (otherwise known as Lake McDonald) and its catchment basin, its outlet, and a strip of land one-eighth of a mile wide along each shore thereof; Yes Bay, Back Bay, and a strip of land one-eighth of a mile wide along the shores thereof and a strip of land one-eighth of a mile wide on each side of the old Indian trail.
02-February 3 1906 Charles H. Ingram, who resigned his position in the Treasury Department on August 7, 1903, may be appointed to a clerical position in the War Department without examination under the civil-service rules.
02-February 5 1906 It is hereby ordered that block 77, in the town site of Randlett, Utah, as per plat approved by the Secretary of the Interior, December 2, 1905, under the provisions of sections 2380 and 2381, Revised Statutes, located in sec. 7, T. 3 S., R. 2 E., United States meridian, be withdrawn from sale or other disposition and temporarily set apart to the Protestant Episcopal Church for missionary and cemetery purposes for the benefit of the Ute Indians, so long as used therefor: Provided, however, That when no longer so used by the said church it shall continue in a state of public reservation for church and cemetery purposes for the Ute Indians.
02-February 5 1906 It is hereby ordered that block 77, in the town site of Randlett, Utah, as per plat approved by the Secretary of the Interior, December 2, 1905, under the provisions of sections 2380 and 2381, Revised Statutes, located in sec. 7, T. 3 S., R. 2 E., United States meridian, be withdrawn from sale or other disposition and temporarily set apart to the Protestant Episcopal Church for missionary and cemetery purposes for the benefit of the Ute Indians, so long as used therefor: Provided, however, That when no longer so used by the said church it shall continue in a state of public reservation for church and cemetery purposes for the Ute Indians.
02-February 9 1906 Clayton G. Coleman may be reinstated to the position of special agent of the General Land Office without reference to the year limit imposed by the civil-service rules.
02-February 10 1906 It is hereby ordered that Indian Key, an island in Tampa bay, Florida, containing ninety acres, and located in sections 10 and 15, township 32 south, range 16 east, as the same appears upon the official plat of survey of said township on file in the General Land Office, be, and it is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as Indian Key Reservation.
02-February 13 1906 William M. Geddes, special disbursing agent for the disbursement of the appropriations for the Government exhibits at several expositions, who has served practically continuously as such for many years, may be appointed to the position of fourth-class clerk in the classified service of the Treasury Department without compliance with the civil-service rules.
02-February 13 1906 Mr. Joseph Fought may be promoted from classified laborer to clerk in the Treasury Department in view of his former service as a clerk in the War Department and his gallant record as a soldier in the civil war.
02-February 17 1906 Mr. John H. Smith may be appointed a laborer in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Treasury Department, without compliance with the regulations governing the appointment of laborers in the Executive Departments at Washington, D. C.
02-February 19 1906 In order to more clearly express the intention prompting the issuance of the original order fixing the compensation and allowances of the members of the Board of Consulting Engineers upon plans for the Panama Canal the Executive Order of August 31, 1905, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"It is hereby ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon plans for the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5000, payable upon the completion of the report of the Board. In addition thereto he shall receive $15 per day during the time he may be engaged upon the work of the Board, including Sundays and legal holidays, from the date of first leaving home to assemble as a Board until the date of arrival at home after the conclusion of his services on said Board.

"For the time, subsequent to final adjournment, required in closing the work of the Board, in completing its records, printing its report and appendix matter, and in distribution of the same, the Chairman is allowed the same per diem for 15 days additional.

"Each member shall also be allowed the actual cost of transportation incurred by him in necessary travel in connection with the work of the Board, to include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car accommodations, baggage transfer, cabs and porterage.

"It is further ordered that the allowances to General Davis and General Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay for the time during which they are employed upon the work of the Board, it being my intention that those members shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other members and this increase being made to provide for the usual deduction of retired officers' pay."
02-February 24 1906 The following persons may be appointed to the position of special agent of the Treasury Department, without compliance with the civil-service rules, their fitness therefor having been demonstrated by service in the positions named: William E. Bainbridge, special employee; George H. Moritz, immigrant inspector; George E. Foulkes, special employee; Edwin R. Wakefield, special employee; Taliesin Evans, special employee; Lawrence B. Kemp, special employee; Charles E. Lewis, special employee; William F. Bunn, special employee; James O. Brsosinski, special operative, secret service.
02-February 24 1906 No person shall hereafter be appointed to the position of laborer except upon certification under the civil-service rules, if the position requires, in connection with the usual duties of mere laborer, the performance of work of the grade done by classified employees. No person who is to perform manual labor merely, in cities where the labor regulations are in force, shall be appointed without the approval of the board of labor employment, subject to the supervision of the Civil Service Commission.

Laborers now employed in such cities, whose principal duties are of the grade performed by classified employees, and who are efficiently and satisfactorily performing such duties, may, subject to tho approval of the Civil Service Commission, be regarded as classified upon such approval. No laborer thus classified shall receive increase of pay or be promoted or transferred without examination by the Commission.

Heads of Departments shall report to the Commission the names and duties of each laborer in the offices affected by this order, stating specifically the kind of labor performed, whether his services have been efficient and satisfactory, and, where the laborer is assigned to more than one kind of work, approximately the length of time assigned to classified and unclassified work daily.
02-February 24 1906 It is hereby ordered that all public lands at Unalaklik, Alaska, within limits described as follows, be withdrawn from sale or other disposition, and reserved and set apart for the use of the Signal Corps. U. S. Army, in the matter of the operation of military cable and telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:


Starting from a stake marked "I. S. U. S. M. R." true W. 220 feet to the bank of Norton Sound, mean low water mark; from initial stake true E. 516 feet to a stake on the bank of a slough, formed by the Unalaklik River, marked "No. 2 S. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence northward, etc., following the sinuosities of the bank of the Unalaklik River and Norton Sound, at mean low water mark, to the intersection of the S. W. limit of the S. line where it touches low water mark, being triangular in form and containing approximately 6.26 acres. From initial stake the N. W. cor. of station bears N. 33° E. and S. E. cor. of Cache bears N. 39° E.

All bearings are true: magnetic variation 20° 23′ E.
02-February 27 1906 Mrs. Katherine Moynihan may be appointed to a position in the Post-Office Department without examination under the civil-service rules.
02-February 27 1906 It is hereby ordered, That James T. Peterson, formerly a clerk in the post-office at Mobile, Ala., and Clarence W. Allen, formerly a carrier at that office, be reinstated in the classified service without regard to the provision of civil-service Rule IX, limiting the period of eligibility for reinstatement to one year from the date of separation, it having been shown to the satisfaction of the Post-Office Department that these employees were unjustly removed from their positions.
02-February 28 1906 Prescribing Rules for the Prevention of Tuberculosis Among Employees in Public Service
03-March 1 1906 Paragraph 678 of the Consular Regulations is hereby stricken out and the following paragraph substituted:
Purchased goods, where certified—
Invoices of merchandise purchased for export to the United States must be produced for certification to the consul of the district at which the merchandise was purchased, or in the district in which it was manufactured, but as a rule a consular officer shall not require the personal attendance at his office of the shipper, purchaser, manufacturer, owner, or his agent, for the purpose of making declarations to invoices, but he shall certify invoices sent to him through the mails or by messenger. To conform to the statute which requires that merchandise shall be invoiced at the market value or wholesale price of such merchandise as bought and sold in usual wholesale quantities at the time of exportation to the United States, in the principal markets of the country whence imported, consuls will certify to invoices, the additional cost of transportation from the place of manufacture to the place of shipment whenever the invoice is presented to be consulated in a country other than the one from which the merchandise is being directly exported to the United States.
03-March 1 1906 Paragraph 680 of the Consular Regulations is hereby stricken out and the following paragraph substituted:

Invoice and declaration to be verified—
When the invoice and declaration are received by the consul, it is his duty to examine carefully each item and satisfy himself that it is true and correct. In aid of this examination it shall be the duty of such consular officer to confer with official chambers of commerce and other trade organizations in his district, and he shall report any and all written communications from such commercial bodies and trade organizations that may be submitted to him in writing, together with all schedules of prices furnished him officially for that purpose; and the consul is authorized, in his discretion, to call for the bills of sale of merchandise purchased for export to the United States; to inquire into the cost of production of merchandise not obtained by purchase; to demand samples; and, if the conditions require it, to examine the entire consignment. Whenever an invoice is offered for certification which covers consolidated shipments consisting of the productions of different manufacturers, the consul may demand the submission of the manufacturers' bills relating thereto. Even when the merchandise has been purchased for export and the invoice sets out truly the price paid, the consul should ascertain whether the price represents the market value of the goods.
03-March 1 1906 Robert Lee Gray may be appointed as assistant messenger in the Department of Justice without examination under the civil-service rules.
03-March 1 1906 Mrs. Coila B. Ashby may be reinstated as clerk in the Interior Department without regard to the year limitation of the reinstatement rule.
03-March 3 1906 It is hereby ordered that the Military Reservation of Fort Egbert, Alaska, as declared and modified by previous Executive Orders, be further modified by including additional public lands and by excluding a portion of the reservation which has become useless for military purposes, so that the reservation shall include all public lands, and those only, within limits described as follows:

Commencing at the intersection of the left (northerly) bank of Mission Creek with the left (westerly) bank of the Yukon River; thence along (up) said creek to its intersection with a due north and south line located two (2) miles due west from an iron bolt set in a rock marked "U. S. I. M.," about sixteen (16) chains up Mission Creek, on its left or north bank, from its confluence with the Yukon River (see Survey No. 353, U. S. Surveyor General of Alaska); thence due south two and seven hundred and eighteen thousandths (2.718) miles; thence due east to intersection with prolongation southward of western boundary line of town site of Eagle; thence along said prolongation and said western boundary of town site of Eagle, bearing N. 21° 57′ W., following said western boundary three hundred and twenty (320) rods, to corner No. 3 of town site of Eagle; thence along northern boundary of said town site, middle line of "C" street, to left bank of the Yukon River; thence northward, along the left (westerly) bank of said river, to point of beginning.

Within the foregoing limits is situated the property of Carl M. Johansen, as defined in survey made by the U. S. Deputy Surveyor, and designated as "Amended Survey No. 350."

The portion of the reservation herein relinquished is placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under act of Congress approved July 5, 1884, entitled "An act to provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless military reservations" (1 Sup. Rev. Stats., 453), for disposition under said act, or as may be otherwise provided by law.
03-March 9 1906 Mr. J. F. Moreno, a British subject, may be admitted to examination for appointment in the classified service. The requirement of United States citizenship is waived in view of the fact that for twelve years he was a clerk in the Diplomatic and Consular services and is now temporarily employed as a stenographer under the War Department and intends to apply for naturalization.
03-March 10 1906 Pursuant to section 12 of the act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes" (32 Stat L., 691), the following reservations in the Philippine Islands are hereby made for military purposes, viz:
1. In Batan Island, lying off the coast of Luzon, at longitude 124° east, and between 13° 10′ and 13° 20′ north latitude—all public lands within that portion of said Batan Island included within metes and bounds described as follows:
Beginning at a point on the north bank of the Caracaran River, where it debouches into Caracaran Bay, said point being marked by a squared stake bearing the letters "U. S." thereon; thence running north 18° 10′ west to the high-water line of Gaba Bay; thence due north to low-water line of Gaba Bay; thence following the meander line of low water in a northerly direction, then westerly, then southerly, then easterly to the intersection of said meander line with a southerly prolongation of the line first mentioned herein; thence north 18° 10′ west, to point of beginning.
The said reservation includes all that portion of Batan Island which lies west of the shortest straight line from the head of Caracaran Bay to the head of Gaba Bay; being an area of twenty five (25) square miles, more or less.
2. In the Island of Cacraray, Albay Province, all public lands in said Island of Cacraray included within metes and bounds described as follows:
Starting at the intersection, which will hereafter be designated as the point of beginning, of the center line of a small stream flowing into Coal Harbor, on the eastern coast of Cacraray Island, approximately 3,140 feet northerly along the shore from Cacraray Point, with the low-water line of Coal Harbor; thence northwesterly along the meander line at low water to a point which is the intersection of said meander line with a due east and west line which is distant from the point of beginning 3,000 feet measured due north of said point of beginning, thence due west along said east and west line for a distance of 1,730 feet; thence due south for a distance of 4,500 feet; thence due east to low-tide mark on the shore of Coal Harbor; thence in a northwesterly direction following the meander line of low water to the point of beginning. All bearings magnetic. Variation of compass 55′ east in 1903. Approximate area, 550 acres.

03-March 28 1906 The military reservation of Grass Island, unsurveyed, situate in section 18, township 16 north, range 11 west, Willamette meridian, in Grays Harbor, Washington, as reserved by Executive Order, dated June 12, 1905 (General Orders, No. 102, War Department, June 29, 1905), is hereby placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under act of Congress, approved July 5, 1884 (23 Stats., 103), for disposition under said act or as may be otherwise provided by law, it appearing on further consideration that the said island will not be needed for defensive purposes.
03-March 28 1906
The requirement of United States citizenship may be waived in the case of Mr. Pyeng E. Yoon, a subject of Korea, and he may be appointed to the position of clerk with a knowledge of Korean in the post-office at Honolulu, Hawaii, in view of the fact that no eligibles qualified under clause 1, Rule V, were secured as a result of a regularly announced examination by the Civil Service Commission.
03-March 31 1906 Mr. Charles P. Galpin may be appointed to the position of classified laborer in the Bureau of Pensions without examination under the civil-service rules.
04-April 4 1906 Mr. Joseph F. Laporte may be reinstated in the post-office service without regard to the time limit upon eligibility for reinstatement.
04-April 5 1906 Jacob S. McCIure, a veteran of the Civil War, who was dropped from the position of laborer at the Topeka, Kans., pension agency when his position was abolished on June 30, 1905, may be reemployed in a classified position.
04-April 9 1906 Mr. Benjamin B. Cox may be reinstated in the post-office at Mobile, Ala., without regard to the provisions of civil service Rule IX.
04-April 14 1906 Harry H. Brewster, money order and stamp clerk at the South St. Joseph, Mo., post-office, which is unclassified, may be transferred to the position of finance clerk in the St. Joseph, Mo., post-office, without reference to the requirements of the civil-service rules.
04-April 23 1906 Mrs. Mary A. McDonald may be appointed to a position of clerk in the Department of the Interior without examination under the civil-service rules.
05-May 1 1906 George M. Shafer, a civil-war veteran, may be permanently appointed as a watchman in the Department of the Interior without reference to the requirements of the civil-service rules.
05-May 21 1906 Harry E. Burns may be appointed as fireman in any Department at Washington. Mr. Burns was honorably discharged with an excellent record as fireman in the United States Navy, where he showed himself to be a brave man. Mr. Burns has been twice certified under the civil service rules for the position of fireman outside of the District of Columbia.
05-May 23 1906
The following Historical Archives in the Department of State:

1. Spanish manuscripts of 1631, supposed to have been captured in the City of Mexico.
2. The Orderly Books of Capt. Robert Walker and Sergeant Dolson, together with the Diary of Ebenezer Fitch and Paul Blancher.
3. The Forton Prisoners manuscripts, 1777−1779
4. A Journal of the Travels of Alexander Church, Richard Ramsey, and Zephaniah Halsey.
5. The printed Books which are annotated by Sir Henry Clinton.
6. Journal of the ship Hope, 1790−1792, 4 vols.
7. The Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania, 1792−1796.
8. House Tax Insurrection, 1799.
9. Correspondence of Albert Gallatin as Secretary of the Treasury.
10. Papers relating to the Burr Conspiracy.
11. Log Book of the ship Lexington, 1807.
12. The John Henry Papers.
13. Jefferson Davis Papers,

Are, by authority provided by the Act of Congress entitled ‘‘An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for other purposes,’’ approved February 25, 1903, hereby ordered to be transferred from the Department of State to the possession and custody of the Library of Congress, to be there preserved and rendered accessible for historical and other legitimate uses under such rules and regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by the Librarian of Congress.

The transfer here directed shall be made as promptly as shall be found conveniently practicable to the Department of State and the Library of Congress.
05-May 24 1906 Mr. O. Louis Cleven may be appointed in the Bureau of the Census upon experimental work in developing tabulating machinery, subject to noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission.
05-May 29 1906 Mrs. M. C. Kratz may be reinstated in the Treasury Department, it appearing that she was removed through inadvertence.
05-May 31 1906 Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama paying less than $75 in gold per month may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.

Transfers or promotions from one classified position to another on the Isthmus of Panama may be made without reference to the usual limitations, but shall be shown on the monthly report of changes in the service made to the Civil Service Commission. No transfer shall be made from the service on the Isthmus of Panama to the office of administration, Isthmian Canal affairs, except in accordance with the transfer rules and regulations at present in effect.
06-June 6 1906 Mr. Jesse F. Gates may be reinstated as a classified laborer in the Treasury Department on account of his services in the Spanish war, in which he was severely wounded.
06-June 8 1906 Modifying Fort. St. Michael Military Reservation, Alaska
06-June 13 1906 The United States Civil Service Commission having reported that sufficient eligibles who are American citizens have not been secured through its duly announced examinations to fill vacancies in interpreter and other positions, it is ordered that hereafter when an examination has been duly announced to fill vacancies in positions in any branch of the service and there is a lack of eligibles who are American citizens, the Commission may, if it deems it advisable and for the best interest of the service, accept applications from persons who are not American citizens, provided that, if found eligible, they shall not be certified for appointment so long as persons are eligible who are American citizens; and provided further that, whenever an examination has been duly announced and no eligible is secured to fill a vacant position, the Commission may, in its discretion, certify for appointment the competitor or competitors who received the highest ratings in the examination, and the appointing officer shall make selection from such certification if he deems it advisable to fill the vacant position before awaiting the result of another examination.
06-June 16 1906 Dr. Cressy L. Wilbur, expert special agent of the Bureau of the Census, may be transferred to the position of chief statistician for vital statistics in the same Bureau.
06-June 16 1906
Paragraph 3, section 7, of Schedule A, of civil service Rule II, is hereby amended by removing the six months limitation in regard to the temporary employment of forest guards.

As amended, this paragraph will read as follows:
‘‘3. Guards, guides, cooks, packers, teamsters, choppers, and skilled laborers employed temporarily during the season of danger from fires, or when other special work requires additions to the regular reserve force. They shall serve only as long as absolutely required and in no case more than six months in any one year, except in the case of forest guards, whose employment shall not be so limited. So far as the Commission may deem practicable, such appointments shall be made from the registers of eligibles for forest rangers.’’
06-June 21 1906 Schedule A of classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by adding to paragraphs 5 and 6 of Subdivision II the following sentence:
"This exception from the requirement of examination shall not apply to the fifth internal revenue district of North Carolina."

As amended, the paragraphs will read:
‘‘5. All deputy collectors of internal revenue who are borne on the rolls as such, and the allowance for whose salaries is approved by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That no position designated as a clerkship under a collector of internal revenue, appointment to which is made by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall be discontinued for the purpose of substituting a deputy collectorship therefor, or for any purpose other than a bona fide reduction of force, and that before such reduction shall be made the reasons therefor shall be given in writing by the collector of the district, and shall be approved by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the Secretary of the Treasury. This exception from the requirement of examination shall not apply to the fifth internal revenue district of North Carolina.
‘‘6. Storekeepers and gaugers whose compensation does not exceed $3 per day when actually employed and whose aggregate compensation shall not exceed $500 per annum. This exception from the requirement of examination shall not apply to the fifth internal revenue district of North Carolina.’’
06-June 23 1906 It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays during July, August and September, until further notice, four hours, exclusive of time for luncheon, shall constitute a day's work for skilled mechanics, laborers, and employees in the Classified Civil Service at the Government Printing Office, Washington: Provided, that if any skilled mechanic, laborer or employee in the Classified Civil Service shall work more than four hours on any Saturday during the months aforesaid, he shall be paid for such extra work at the rate of fifty per centum more than his regular and normal compensation and no more.
06-June 23 1906 Mr. Everett J. Dallas may be transferred from "additional" member of the board of pension appeals, a position excepted from examination in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, to a competitive position as a regular member of said board, for the reason that the number of "additional" members is to be reduced. Mr. Dallas has rendered efficient service since October 25, 1902, and is a civil-war veteran, who was employed from 1868 to 1885 in a position in the Post-Office Department, which is now classified.
06-June 25 1906 It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays during July, August and September, until further notice, four hours, exclusive of time for luncheon, shall constitute a day's work for skilled mechanics and laborers, and employees in the classified civil service, at all navy yards and naval stations of the United States: Provided, that if any skilled mechanic or laborer shall work more than four hours on any Saturday during the months aforesaid, he shall be paid for such extra work at the rate of fifty per centum in addition to his regular and normal compensation and no more.
06-June 27 1906 Regulations Governing Consular Appointments and Promotions
06-June 29 1906
It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays during July, August and September, until further notice, four hours, exclusive of time for luncheon, shall constitute a day's work for mechanics, laborers and other employees in the civil service at the manufacturing and supply arsenals and depots under the War Department, and in the offices of the division and department commanders and of the various staff officers at military divisions and department headquarters of the army in the United States.
06-June 29 1906
One special pension examiner may be appointed for a period of six months without reference to the civil service rules, in addition to the five heretofore excepted.
06-June 29 1906
Mrs. Emma King, née Anderson, may be reinstated in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, notwithstanding more than one year has elapsed since her separation therefrom.
06-June 29 1906
It is hereby ordered that James K. Dawes be appointed a clerk at $1,200 per annum in the post office at Philadelphia, Pa., and that in his case the usual civil-service requirements as regards eligibility be waived.
06-June 30 1906 Mr. Charles N. Twadell may be transferred from a position of special examiner in the Bureau of Pensions, which is excepted from examination under Schedule A, to a similar position which is not excepted.
07-July 5 1906 In recognition of the fact that experience in the military and naval service peculiarly fits persons for appointment to certain positions in the State, War, and Navy Department building, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the superintendent of that building, approved by the commission charged with the care of the building, will certify in their order, next after eligibles entitled to preference under section 1754, Revised Statutes, persons honorably discharged as water tenders, oilers, and firemen from the United States Navy for the position of fireman; persons honorably discharged as warrant machinists in the Navy for the position of chief engineer or assistant engineer; and persons honorably discharged as noncommissioned officers in the United States Army for the position of watchman.
07-July 9 1906 Ralph Modjeski may be appointed as consulting engineer in the Ordnance Department at large, for duty at the Rock Island Arsenal, during the period of construction of the Rock Island bridge and viaduct, subject to noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission.
07-July 14 1906 The military reservation of Fort Bayard, New Mexico, declared by Executive Order, dated April 19, 1869 (G. O. No. 19, Dept. of Mo., May 25, 1869), and modified by Executive Order of July 15, 1905 (G. O. No. 145, War Dept., Aug. 26, 1905), is hereby further modified, with a view to making the lines conform to those indicated on the plats of the General Land Office, and to include a strip of public land, about 80 links wide lying between the west boundary of the reservation and the section line to the west, so that the reservation as herein modified shall include all lands and those only within metes and bounds as follows, viz:

Beginning at a point on the east line of range 13 west, New Mexico meridian, seven chains north of the south line of township 17 south; thence running west parallel to and seven chains north of said township line, three miles, more or less, to a point on the west line of section 34; thence north along the west line of sections 34, 27, 22, 15, and 10 to a point thirteen chains south of the north line of SW. ¼ of section 10; thence east to the west line of NE. ¼ of SW. ¼ of section 10; thence south to the southwest corner of same; thence east along south line of same and alone south line of NW. ¼ of SE. ¼ of section 10 to southeast corner of same; thence north along same to a point 13 chains south of north line SE. ¼ of section 10; thence east parallel to and 13 chains south of north line of said quarter section and of north line of south halves of sections 11 and 12 to the east line of range 13 west; thence continue east, on same course, 20.80 chains to the northeast corner of the reservation; thence south, parallel to said range line and 20.80 chains east therefrom, four and one-fourth miles, more or less, to a point seven chains north of township line; thence west to the point of beginning, containing, approximately, 8,840 acres.

Any lands excluded from the reservation by the operation of this order are hereby placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under Act of July 5, 1884 (23 Stat. L., 103), for disposition as specified therein or as may be otherwise provided by law.
07-July 14 1906 Mr. William E. De Riemer, who has been employed almost continuously for seven years in connection with exposition work in which the National Museum has participated, may be appointed as a clerk at a compensation not exceeding $900 per annum in the Smithsonian Institution or its bureaus.
07-July 14 1906 The following-named employees of the Smithsonian Institution, engaged upon the work of preparing a classified index catalogue for incorporation in the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, are hereby included in the classified service, and persons to be paid from appropriations for this work shall hereafter be appointed in accordance with the provisions of the civil-service rules: Leonard C. Gunnell, chief assistant; Rose A. Palmer, classifier; Alice K. Coyle, cataloguer; Josephine A. McDevitt, clerk.
07-July 17 1906 Laborers appointed without examination to statutory positions in the field service of the Bureau of Fisheries, who have been assigned to fish-cultural duties, and whose names appear on the list furnished the Civil Service Commission, are hereby classified, and may be transferred and promoted in accordance with the civil service rules and regulations.
07-July 17 1906 Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama paying not more than $75 in gold a month may be made without examination under the civil-service rules.

The employees named in the list agreed upon by the office of administration, Isthmian Canal affairs, and the Civil Service Commission, who were appointed either temporarily to meet the urgent needs of the service in the absence of available eligibles or were appointed immediately after the signing of the order of January 12, 1906, through a misapprehension of its provisions, may be permanently appointed.
07-July 20 1906
Michael J. Holland, an enlisted man in the Marine Corps, may be appointed clerk at its headquarters.
07-July 21 1906 The military reservation at Malabang, in the island of Mindanao, Philippine Islands, made by Executive Order, dated May 29, 1903, and amended by order of December 22, 1904 (G. O., No. 193, War Department, December 23, 1904), is modified so as to exclude therefrom the following-described premises for the town of Malabang, which town has been organized as a municipality,viz:

Beginning at the intersection of the west boundary of the reservation with the north bank of the Malabang River; thence following the north bank of said river southeasterly, a distance of 1,068 yards, more or less, to a stake marked "1;" thence due east 220 yards, more or less, to a stake on the east bank marked "2;" thence southeasterly, following the east bank of said river, a distance of 445 yards, more or less, to a stake marked "3;" thence due east a distance of about 400 yards, to a stake marked "4;" thence due north a distance of 1,155 yards, more or less, to a stake on the north bank of the river marked "5;" thence N. 80° 00′ W., a distance of about 585 yards, to a stake marked "6;" thence due southwest a distance of about 145 yards to a stake marked "7;" thence due northwest to intersection with west boundary of reservation; thence due south along same, to place of beginning.

The bearings are true: variation of needle approximately 1° 15′ E., and about stationary.
07-July 24 1906 It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays during July, August and September, until further notice, four hours, exclusive of time for luncheon, shall constitute a day's work for mechanics, laborers and other employees in the service of the Engineer Department at Large of the War Department.
07-July 24 1906 Hereafter all employees of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, except the Park Police, shall be entitled to the usual half holiday on Saturday during the months of July, August and September, for which all the annual employees shall be paid. The temporary employees shall be paid for the half holidays in each month provided they have worked continuously during that month since their employment or have been laid off through no fault of their own.
07-July 26 1906 Miss Elizabeth Stack may be appointed to a clerical position in the Pension Office without examination under the civil service rules.
07-July 30 1906
Mr. Tony Verrosso, a veteran of the war with Spain, and eligible under the labor regulations, may be appointed an unclassified laborer, without regard to the order of certification prescribed by the regulations.
07-July 30 1906
Mrs. Florence E. Broady may be permanently appointed to a position in the Government Printing Office without examination under the civil service rules.
08-August 6 1906 Mrs. Julia Lynah McCoy may be appointed to a position in the Treasury Department without examination under the civil service rules.
08-August 8 1906 By authority of the sixteenth section of the act of Congress approved March 2, 1901, entitled "An act to carry into effect the stipulations of article 7 of the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded on the 10th day of December, 1898," the period of two years from the date of the approval of said act (during which the powers and jurisdiction granted to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission duly appointed under the first section of said act of Congress to examine and adjudicate all claims of citizens of the United States against Spain which the United States agreed to adjudicate and settle by the seventh article of said treaty were, according to said act, to be in force and continue) is hereby extended to January 1, 1907, and for no longer time, it being the judgment of the President that such extension is necessary to enable the Commission to wind up its work.
08-August 10 1906 The official title of the United States Board on Geographic Names is changed to United States Geographic Board.

In addition to its present duties, advisory powers are hereby granted to this board concerning the preparation of maps compiled, or to be compiled, in the various bureaus and offices of the Government, with a special view to the avoidance of unnecessary duplications of work; and for the unification and improvement of the scales of maps, of the symbols and conventions used upon them, and of the methods of representing relief. Hereafter, all such projects as are of importance shall be submitted to this board for advice before being undertaken.
08-August 13 1906 Prescribing Tariff of Consular Fees, Effective November 1, 1906
08-August 14 1906 Mr. W. M. Johnson may be appointed in the Immigration Service without examination under the civil service rules.
08-August 14 1906 Mr. E. J. Mooklar may be reinstated as clerk to the commandant of the naval station at Tutuila, Samoa, without regard to the provisions of the civil service rules limiting eligibility for reinstatement to a period of one year from the date of separation.
08-August 17 1906
Mr. Everett Spring may be appointed to a classified position in the Bureau of the Census without examination under the civil service rules, on account of his former satisfactory service as a clerk in the temporary census office and as a local special agent in the manufacturing census of 1905.
09-September 7 1906 Miss Alice A. Masters may be appointed as a clerk in the Census Bureau without examination under the civil service rules.
09-September 14 1906 It is hereby ordered that that portion of the military reservation of Fort Robinson, Nebraska, as declared by Executive Order of November 14, 1876, enlarged by Executive Order of June 28, 1879, and reduced by Executive Order of September 19, 1896, which is included within the limits hereinafter described, be placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under authority of the act of Congress, approved July 5, 1884 (23 Stat. L., 103), for disposition under said act or as may be otherwise provided by law; the same having become useless for military purposes and having been erroneously included in patents issued to private parties, viz:

Beginning at a point on the northwest boundary of the Fort Robinson Military Reservation, where the north boundary of township 31 north, of range 53 west of the 6th P. M., Nebraska, of public land surveys, intersects the said reservation boundary 14.80 chains N. 89° 44′ E. of the northwest corner of section 2 of said township and range near post No. 27; thence from said point S. 45° 15′ E. 80.16 chains to post No. 23; thence N. 1° 45′ E. 35.15 chains to the intersection of the north boundary of the reservation at post No. 22, the said post being 21.45 chains south and 5.82 chains west of the northeast corner of section 2, said township and range; thence following the crest of Soldier's Grove Bluffs to the place of beginning.
09-September 18 1906 Enlisted men of the Marine Corps, regularly detailed as messmen in a command, not to exceed one for every twenty men, shall receive the same compensation in addition to their monthly pay as is now or may hereafter be allowed enlisted men of the Navy under like circumstances: Provided, however, That marines must serve as messmen a whole month to be entitled to this extra compensation, and shall not be paid for service as such for fractional parts of a month.
09-September 19 1906 I. All Departments of the Government under the supervision of which public works are being constructed are hereby directed to notify the representatives stationed at such public works to report at once to their respective Departments all cases in which contractors or subcontractors on works now under construction have required or permitted laborers or mechanics in their employ to work over eight hours in any one calendar day.

II. All Government representatives in charge of construction of public works are further directed that it is part of their duty to report to their respective Departments each and every case in which laborers or mechanics are required or permitted to work over eight hours a day on the works under supervision of such Government representatives. Wherever reports showing work in excess of eight hours a day are received by any Department they are to be referred to the Department of Justice for appropriate action.

III. All Departments of the Government under the supervision of which public works are being constructed by contract are further directed to have their respective legal officers prepare and forward to the President a list of such statutes and Executive Orders as have a direct bearing on contracts for the construction of public works, and with which bidders on such works should be made acquainted.
09-September 20 1906 Mr. Julius H. Hammond, of Colorado, depositary acting for the Commissioner as receiver of public moneys and also as confidential clerk, General Land Office, Interior Department, may be transferred with his position to the competitive, classified service.
09-September 20 1906 The quarterly session of the Isthminn Canal Commission which under the Executive order of April 1, 1905, would ordinarily be held on the 1st day of October next may be held at the office of the Governor of the Canal Zone, on the Isthmus of Panama, on the 15th day of November, 1906, instead of on the date above mentioned.
09-September 26 1906 By reason of his special knowledge of the public land laws and his long practice therein, Joseph Tyssowski may be reinstated in the classified service of the Interior Department, notwithstanding the time limit.
09-September 29 1906 Schedule A of the civil-service rules is hereby amended by adding to Section II, Treasury Department, paragraph 2, the following:

One private secretary in the office of the naval officer of customs at the port of New York.
10-October 1 1906
Prizes for excellence in gunnery exercises and target practice, both afloat and ashore, in all competitions occurring subsequently to June 30, 1906, shall be awarded and paid to enlisted men of the Marine Corps in like manner, and in the same amounts, and under the same conditions as to enlisted men of the Navy.
10-October 3 1906
The military reservation at Fort San Pedro, in the neighborhood of Iloilo, Panay, Philippine Islands, as reserved by Executive Order of October 10, 1903 (G. O., No. 43, War Department, October 27, 1903), and modified by Executive Order of September 18, 1905 (G. O., No. 161, War Department, September 30, 1905), is further modified so as to exclude therefrom the parcel of land reserved for light-house purposes by order of the Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands, dated July 28, 1903 (Executive Order, No. 60, Manila, July 28, 1903), and erroneously included therein, viz:

The reservation for Iloilo port light, entrance to Iloilo River, Island of Panay, Province of Iloilo, described as an area on the right bank of the Iloilo River at its junction with the sea surrounding the present lighthouse structures and inclosed by metes and bounds as follows:

Beginning at a point on the shore line of Iloilo Strait thirty-one meters southward from a point on said shore line opposite the center of the present light; thence westerly on a line parallel to the longer side of the light-keeper's dwelling thirty-six meters; thence northerly on a line parallel to the shorter side of the light-keeper's dwelling forty-six meters; thence due east thirty meters, more or less, to the shore line; thence along said shore line to the point of beginning.
10-October 5 1906 Joe Osscar may be retained as engineer at the Leech Lake Indian Agency, Minn., without examination under the civil service rules.
10-October 6 1906 It Is hereby ordered that all that part of the military reservation of Fort Grant, Arizona, as declared by Executive Order of April 17, 1876, which lies northerly and easterly of the following-described lines, shall become a part of the Mt. Graham Forest Reserve, to be protected and administered as forest-reserve land, but that the same shall remain subject to the unhampered use of the War Department for military purposes, and to insure such use, the land shall not be subject to any form of appropriation or disposal under the land laws of the United States, viz:

Beginning at the northeast corner of section 5, township 9 south, range 23 east, in Graham County, Arizona; thence east along the boundary of the said forest reserve, to the west boundary of the military reservation; thence S. 7° 28′ E., along the last-mentioned boundary, to the south line of section 9, same township and range; thence east to a point two miles east of the southeast corner of section 8 of same township and range; thence south one mile; thence east two miles; thence south one mile; thence east one mile; thence south one mile; thence east one mile; thence south to the east boundary of the reservation.
10-October 6 1906 By authority of the sixteenth section of the act of Congress approved March 2, 1901, entitled "An act to carry into effect the stipulations of article 7 of the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded on the 10th day of December, 1898," the period of two years from the date of the approval of said act (during which the powers and jurisdiction granted to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission duly appointed under the first section of said act of Congress to examine and adjudicate all claims of citizens of the United States against Spain which the United States agreed to adjudicate and settle by the seventh article of said treaty were, according to said act, to be in force and continue) is hereby extended to March 2, 1907, instead of January 1, as provided for in the Executive order of August 9, 1906, and for no longer time, it being the judgment of the President that such extension is necessary to enable the Commission to complete its work.
10-October 19 1906 The presentation of a Medal of Honor to any enlisted man in the Naval Service, as awarded by section 1407 of the Revised Statutes and the act of March 3, 1901, and also to officers whenever the same may be authorized by law, will always be made with formal and impressive ceremonial.

The recipient will, when practicable, be ordered to Washington, D. C., and the presentation will be made by the President as Commander-in-Chief, or by such representative as the President may designate.

When not practicable to have the presentation at Washington, the details of time, place, and ceremony will be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy for each case.

In time of war the presentation will be made by the commander-in-chief of the fleet, or the squadron or division commander.
10-October 23 1906 It is hereby ordered that the temporary administration of the government of the Republic of Cuba in virtue of the requirements of Article three of the Treaty of May twenty-second, one thousand nine hundred and three, shall be conducted in Havana by the Provisional Governor subject to the supervision of the Secretary of War; and all business in relation thereto in this country will be transacted in the Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War Department, where it will be made a matter of official record.
10-October 30 1906 Mr. Paul A. Hines, a clerk in the office of the Secretary of Agriculture, may be promoted as a clerk without examination under the civil service rules.
11-November 5 1906 Mr. Albert M. West, of Massachusetts, may be reinstated to the position of scientific assistant in the Department of Agriculture without regard to the one year limitation of civil service Rule IX, as it appears that the qualifications which he possesses are of an unusual and expert character.
11-November 7 1906 Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 5 under Section II, Treasury Department.

The paragraph stricken out reads:
‘‘5. All deputy collectors of internal revenue who are borne on the rolls as such, and the allowance for whose salaries is approved by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That no position designated as a clerkship under a collector of internal revenue, appointment to which is made by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall be discontinued for the purpose of substituting a deputy collectorship therefor or for any reason other than a bona fide reduction of force, and that before such reduction shall be made the reasons therefor shall be given in writing by the collector of the district, and shall be approved by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the Secretary of the Treasury. This exception from the requirement of examination shall not apply to the fifth internal-revenue district of North Carolina."
11-November 17 1906 Reorganizing the Isthmian Canal Commission
11-November 27 1906 To provide adequate compensation for trained men, the pay now prescribed by Executive order for each rating in the Navy is hereby increased $5 per month during the second period of service and a further sum of $3 per month during each and every subsequent period of service: Provided, That only enlisted men who are citizens of the United States, and whose second and subsequent periods of service each follow next after service in the Navy that was terminated by reason of expiration of enlistment, shall receive the benefits of the increased pay named herein: Provided further, That in the cases of men who are or were finally discharged from the Navy by reason of expiration of enlistment, the first enlistment on or after the date of this order shall be considered the second period of service which shall carry with it the increased pay provided by this order; except that men discharged on recommendations of boards of medical survey, shall, if they reenter the service, be given credit for any previous periods of service in the Navy which were terminated by reason of expiration of enlistment.

Chief petty officers detailed as instructors of apprentice seamen at naval stations who qualify as instructors by examination shall receive hereafter in addition to their pay the sum of $10 per month while so detailed, such pay to be considered extra pay for special duty.

Apprentice seamen detailed as apprentice chief petty officers, apprentice petty officers, first, second, or third class, in connection with the instruction of apprentice seamen at naval stations, shall receive hereafter in addition to their pay the sum of $2.50, $2, $1.50, and $1 each per month, respectively, while so detailed, such pay to be considered extra pay for special duty.
11-November 30 1906 In time of peace any enlisted man of the Navy, serving in his first enlistment, who is not undergoing punishment or under charges, and is not in debt to the Government, may after one year from the date of his enlistment in the Navy, apply for the privilege of purchasing his discharge. An enlisted man wishing this privilege will make application to the Navy Department through official channels, giving his reasons in full for desiring his discharge; and will state that he waives all claims for transportation at Government expense to his home or the place of his enlistment, if discharged as requested. In general, no reasons will be considered as sufficient to warrant discharge unless it can be shown conclusively that these reasons did not exist prior to enlistment.

Upon the receipt of an application made as prescribed herein, and fulfilling the condition given, the Navy Department may direct the discharge requested at its discretion; the price of discharge to be the price of outfit furnished on enlistment plus two months' pay of the rating the applicant is holding at the time of actual discharge if in the second year of his enlistment, or one month's pay if in the third year of his enlistment. After the third year of enlistment the price of discharge will be the price of outfit furnished on enlistment.

When an enlisted man of the Navy makes application for discharge by purchase on account of dependency of near relative, and shows in connection therewith that a state of destitution exists, that he has to the extent of his opportunities and ability made contribution to the support of such relative, but that these contributions have proved insufficient to relieve the destitution, the Navy Department may, in its discretion, remit such part of the purchase price of discharge (other than the price of outfit furnished on enlistment) as may seem proper and necessary by reason of the inability of the enlisted man to pay the full amount.
12-December 6 1906 Mr. Theodore C. M. Schindler may be appointed special agent in the Bureau of Corporations without examination under the civil service rules.
12-December 8 1906 Mr. William W. Gillespie may be appointed as deputy collector in the Customs Service at Stamford, Conn., without examination.
12-December 11 1906 Alfred W. Brown, formerly appraiser of merchandise at the port of Boston, Mass., may be reinstated in the classified Customs Service at that port without compliance with the civil service rules.
12-December 12 1906 Let student interpreters be included under paragraph 2 sub-division (a) and under paragraph 11, on the same footing as vice consuls, deputy consuls and consular agents.
12-December 14 1906 Philip M. Earle and Isaac Pearson, of the District of Columbia, and George F. Miller, of New York, veterans of the civil war, who have served satisfactorily as watchmen in the Department of the Interior, under temporary appointment, may be permanently appointed watchmen without reference to the civil service rules.
12-December 14 1906 Mrs. Kate Jones, of Tennessee, may be transferred from classified laborer with clerical duties in the Patent Office, Department of the Interior, to clerk in the Knoxville pension agency under the same Department without examination.
12-December 17 1906 The tract of about 300 acres of land, situated in the County of Presidio, Texas, which was acquired for the military reservation of Fort Davis, Texas, by deed from Daniel Murphy and wife, dated May 24, 1883, recorded In Book No. 2, page 311, et seq., of the deed records of said county, having become useless for military purposes, the same is hereby placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, under act of Congress, approved July 5, 1884, entitled "An act to provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless military reservations" (23 Stat. L., 103), for disposition under said act or as may be otherwise provided by law.
12-December 19 1906 It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in New Mexico, namely: T. 16 N., R. 1 E., Jemez meridian, excepting any tract or tracts the title to which has passed out of the United States Government or to which valid legal rights have attached, be, and the same are, hereby withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart as a reservation for the use and benefit of the Indians of the Jemez Pueblo.
12-December 19 1906 It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in New Mexico, namely: T. 16 N., R. 1 E., Jemez meridian, excepting any tract or tracts the title to which has passed out of the United States Government or to which valid legal rights have attached, be, and the same are, hereby withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart as a reservation for the use and benefit of the Indians of the Jemez Pueblo.
12-December 21 1906 The following is a description by the Department of State of the change defined in the order, not the actual order text.

Fee No. 31 of Tariff of Fees amended by Executive order of December 21, 1906, by addition of the following words:

"No fee for the affidavit of temporary stay of owner of sealskin garment entering the United States from Canada."
12-December 24 1906 Mr. William A. Woodruff, now a hospital attendant in the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service of the United States at Ellis Island, New York, may be transferred to a clerical position in the Treasury Department at Washington, D. C, without compliance with the civil service rules.
12-December 31 1906 Mr. W. B. Johnson may be transferred without examination from the position of compositor in the Government Printing Office to the position of clerk in the Land Service of the Department of the Interior.
12-December 31 1906 Mr. Joseph J. Harvey, a messenger in the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, may be transferred or appointed to any other subclerical position in the executive civil service.
12-December 31 1906 The status of Henry G. Balkam may be changed from skilled laborer to clerk in the Bureau of the Census, in view of the value of his services and of the prospective reduction in the laborer force.
01-January 4 1907 The Military Reservation of Camp Hartshorne at Laguan, Island of Laguan. Samar, Philippine Islands, made by Executive Order of July 31, 1903 (General Orders No. 4, War Department. August 22, 1903), having become useless for military purposes, is hereby restored to the control of the government of the Philippine Islands to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof.
01-January 8 1907 In order that there shall be uniformity in the matter of designating naval vessels, it is hereby directed that the official designation of vessels of war, and other vessels of the Navy of the United States, shall be the name of such vessel, preceded by the words, United States Ship, or the letters U.S.S., and by no other words or letters.
01-January 11 1907 The Secretary of the Treasury may appoint Elza Eugene Phelps an inspector of customs for quasi-confidential duty in connection with the transfer of merchandise via the Tehuantepec National Railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the Republic of Mexico, without compliance with the civil-service rules.
01-January 12 1907
Mr. Marshall M. Pool may be promoted to a clerical position in the office of the purchasing commissary, United States Army, at Kansas City, Mo., without examination.
01-January 12 1907 Mr. David Robinson may be reinstated to the position of immigrant inspector, on the ground of his efficiency and familiarity with immigration matters.
01-January 15 1907 1. The Governor of Tutuila is hereby authorized to issue to merchant vessels entitled thereto, under the conditions and limitations hereinafter set forth, certificates of protection entitling the vessels to which they are given to the protection and flag of the United States on the high seas and in all ports, provided such vessels are owned # by:
(a) A citizen of the United States residing in Tutuila or Manua;
(b) A native inhabitant of Tutuila or Manua who has taken the oath of allegiance to the United States;
(c) A resident of Tutuila or Manua before the acquisition of the islands by the United States, upon abjuring his allegiance to the country of which he was a citizen or subject and taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.

2. Such certificates of protection shall entitle the vessels holding them to the privileges, and subject them to the disabilities, prescribed in Article XX of the Consular Regulations of 1896 for American or foreign built vessels transferred abroad to citizens of the United States.

3. The form and manner of the issuance of certificates of protection provided for in this order shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy.
01-January 17 1907 It is hereby ordered that lots two (2), three (3), and four (4) of section ten (10), township 137 north, range 80 west of 5th principal meridian, situated in Burleigh County, North Dakota, aggregating about 32.50 acres, be reserved from sale and set apart for military purposes as an addition to the military reservation of Fort Lincoln, North Dakota.
01-January 23 1907 The military reservation of Camp John Hay, at Baguio, Benguet, on the Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands, as reserved by Executive Order of October 10, 1903 (G. O., No. 48, War Department, November 3, 1903), under authority of section 12, Act of Congress of July 1, 1902 (32 Stat. L., 691), is hereby enlarged so as to include all public lands within metes and bounds as follows, viz:

Beginning at a stone monument 20 feet East from center of the old Benguet Road and near point at which road to Camp John Hay leaves said Benguet Road; thence N. 55° E. 527 feet to a stone monument; thence N. 9° W. 729 feet to a stone monument; thence N. 71° 3′ E. 2,324.3 feet to a stone monument; thence N. 59° E. 623 feet to a stone monument; thence S. 45° 19′ E. 1,369.6 feet to a stake; thence N. 89° 43′ E. 680 feet to a stake; thence S. 58° 22′ E. 1,165 feet to a stake; thence S. 60° 57′ W. 444 feet to a stone monument; thence S. 52° E. 3,200 feet to a stake; thence S. 21° 54′ W. 5,965 feet to a stake; thence S. 32° 8′ E. 3,550 feet to a stake set 3½ feet from a dead tree and on a line from said dead tree to the "Worcester Ranch" Triangulation Station, Civil Government Survey; thence along said last-described line N. 81° 37′ W. 4,100 feet to a stake 20 feet East from center of the old Benguet Road; thence following sinuosities of said road, 20 feet East from center, to a stake N. 2° 47′ W. 2,048 feet, and 20 feet East from center of a bridge at which a pack-train trail leaves said road; thence following said pack-train trail, 3 feet West from center, to a stake N. 15° 21′ W. 525.5 feet; thence N. 67° 24′ W. 600 feet to a stake; thence N. 13° 7′ W. 1,017.5 feet to a stake 20 feet East from center of old Benguet Road; thence following sinuosities of said road, 20 feet East from center of same, to a stake N. 17° 33′ E. 780.5 feet; thence following the road, 20 feet East from center of same, to a stone monument N. 8° 48′ W. 1,494 feet; thence following road, at 20 feet East from center, to a stone monument at point of beginning N. 33° 51′ 15″ W. 4,343.5 feet.

All bearings are true, and the distances are approximate. Area, 1,433 acres, more or less.
01-January 29 1907 Under the provisions of the act of Congress approved June 29, 1906, entitled "An act to provide means for the sale of internal-revenue stamps in the island of Porto Rico," Mr. Frank P. Nantz may be appointed a deputy collector of internal revenue, to be stationed at San Juan, P. R., without compliance with tile civil-service rules.
01-January 30 1907
James Campbell, assistant appraiser of merchandise at the port of Baltimore, Md., may be appointed to the position of deputy surveyor of customs at that port without compliance with the civil-service rules.
02-February 2 1907 By authority of the sixteenth section of the act of Congress approved March second, 1901, entitled "An act to carry into effect the stipulations of article seven of the treaty between the United States and Spain, concluded on the tenth day of December, 1898," the period of two years from the date of the approval of said act (during which the powers and jurisdiction granted to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, duly appointed under the first section of said act of Congress to examine and adjudicate all claims of citizens of the United States against Spain which the United States agreed to adjudicate and settle by the seventh article of said treaty, were, according to said act, to be in force and continue) is hereby extended for and during six months from and after the second day of March, 1907, and for no longer time, it being the judgment of the President that such time is necessary to enable the Commission to complete its work.
02-February 4 1907 In time of peace any enlisted man of the Marine Corps, serving in his first enlistment, who is not undergoing punishment or under charges, and who is not in debt to the Government, may after one year from the date of his enlistment in the Marine Corps apply for the privilege of purchasing his discharge.

An enlisted man wishing this privilege will make application to the Commandant of the Marine Corps through official channels, giving his reasons in full for desiring his discharge. In general, no reasons will be considered as sufficient to warrant discharge unless it can be shown conclusively that these reasons did not exist prior to enlistment.

Upon the receipt of an application made as prescribed herein, and fulfilling the conditions given, the Commandant of the Marine Corps may direct the discharge requested at his discretion. The price of purchase will consist of the travel allowances due on discharge, which will be retained by the United States in all cases, and in addition thereto the following:
After one year's service............................................................................. $120
After two years' service............................................................................. 100
After three years' service........................................................................... 90

When an enlisted man of the Marine Corps makes application for discharge by purchase on account of dependency of a near relative, and shows in connection therewith that a state of destitution exists, that he has to the extent of his opportunities and ability made contributions to the support of such relative, but that these contributions have proved insufficient to relieve the destitution, the Commandant of the Marine Corps may, in his discretion, remit such part of the purchase price of discharge as may seem proper and necessary by reason of the inability of the enlisted man to pay the full amount.
02-February 6 1907 Mr. Norman Oswell Cully may be appointed as messenger to the superintendent of the Naval Academy without examination under the civil-service rules.
02-February 8 1907
Miss Elizabeth M. Leech may be appointed to a clerical position in the classified civil service without compliance with the civil-service rules.
02-February 13 1907 Mrs. George H. Hildreth may be appointed to a clerical position in the Bureau of Pensions without examination under the civil-service rules.
02-February 15 1907
Miss Mazie R. Fountaine, formerly a clerk in the Smithsonian Institution, may be reinstated as a clerk in the Treasury Department without compliance with the civil-service rules.
02-February 16 1907 Mrs. George H. Hildreth may be appointed to a clerical position in the classified service without examination under the civil-service rules.

The Executive order of February 13, permitting Mrs. Hildreth's appointment in the Bureau of Pensions is revoked.
02-February 19 1907 Mr. W. H. Teepe, of Maryland, who is now serving as a tabulator in connection with the weighing of mails in the Post-Office Department, may be appointed to a clerical position on the permanent roll of that Department.
02-February 19 1907 Mr. Robert L. Slagle, of Tennessee, who is now serving as an assistant messenger in the Post-Office Department, may be appointed to a clerical position on the permanent roll of that Department.
02-February 20 1907 Mr. James H. Adams, who was appointed in the classified service of the Treasury Department through examination and served with slight interruptions from December 12, 1892, to February 23, 1904, may be reinstated in the classified service without regard to the provisions of the civil-service rules.
02-February 20 1907 Mr. Gilman B. Howe may be appointed as clerk in the Bureau of the Census without compliance with the civil-service rules.
02-February 20 1907
Mr. John E. Kidwell, accountant (pay clerk), at $2,200 per annum, in the Isthmian Service, may be transferred to a classified clerical position in the United States.
02-February 21 1907 Mr. Frank O'Neill may be reinstated to the position of stock examiner in the Department of Agriculture without regard to the one-year limitation of civil-service Rule IX.
02-February 26 1907 It is hereby ordered that all public lands situated at Cape Fanshaw, Alaska, at the junction of Frederick Sound and Fanshaw Bay, nearly due east of Sitka, Alaska, which are included within metes and bounds described as follows, be, and hereby are, reserved from sale or other disposition and set apart as a military reservation in connection with the protection and maintenance of a cable station thereon, viz:

"Commencing at the extreme westerly point of Cape Fanshaw at the top of a rock known and charted as Astronomical Station, following the shore line past Canoe Point in a northeast and easterly direction to a stone monument on the north shore, approximately one and three-eighths (13⁄8) miles east and one-half (½) mile north of the point of commencement; thence due south to a stone monument on the opposite south shore; thence following the shore westerly to the point of commencement at Astronomical Station at the extremity of Cape Fanshaw."
03-March 1 1907 The Executive Order of January 19, 1907, providing for certain amendments to the Rules and Regulations prescribed for the government of the Army and Navy General Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Under authority of Act of Congress approved June 30, 1882 (22 Stat. L., 121), which prescribes that the Army and Navy General Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, "shall be subject to such rules, regulations, and restrictions as shall be provided by the President of the United States," the following amendments are hereby made to the rules and regulations prescribed for the government of said hospital by Executive Order of August 25, 1892, as amended by later orders, viz:

(1) The ration of enlisted men of the Army on the active list while under treatment and the ration of the members of the nurse corps (female) while on duty in the hospital shall be commuted at the rate of 30 cents per ration to be paid to the surgeon in charge by the post commissary or such officer of the Subsistence Department as may be designated, conformably to the regulations governing the subsistence of patients and nurses at other Army hospitals.

(2) Since there is no issuing commissary at this post, and rations in kind can not in any case be economically issued, the ration of the enlisted men of the Army on duty at this hospital shall be commuted at the rate of 30 cents per ration, to be paid to the men by the commissary upon their individual receipts conformably to the regulations governing such payments in other Army cases.

(3) The subsistence of enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps on the active list under treatment in this hospital in pursuance of orders shall be paid for to the surgeon in charge at the rate of 30 cents per day by the proper officer of the Navy Department, upon monthly statements of amounts due certified by the Surgeon General of the Army to the Surgeon General of the Navy through the prescribed channels.
03-March 4 1907 Mrs. Lillie L. Wright, formerly a clerk in the Patent Office, may be reinstated without regard to the length of time she has been separated from the service.
03-March 4 1907 John F. Stevens is hereby appointed Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission, vice Theodore P. Shonts, resigned, to take effect this day.

Lieut. Col. George W. Goethals, U. S. Army Engineers, is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, vice John F. Stevens, appointed Chairman thereof.

These appointments are made after the adjournment of Congress and are recess appointments.

Chairman Stevens will receive no other salary than that which he now receives as Chief Engineer, to wit, $30,000 a year.

Lieutenant-Colonel Goethals will receive compensation at the annual rate of $15,000 a year, including his pay as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers. The difference between $15,000 and his pay as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers will be paid out of the appropriation for the construction of the Panama Canal.
03-March 4 1907 George W. Pitts may be appointed a clerk in the Treasury Department without compliance with the civil-service rules.
03-March 5 1907 James G. Massey, of Maryland, may be appointed to a clerical position in the Department of the Interior without reference to civil-service rules.
03-March 7 1907 Mr. John C. Eversman, sr., a special examiner in the Pension Office, may be appointed or transferred to a competitive position in that office.
03-March 8 1907 Mr. P. J. Hughes, who was separated from the Isthmian Canal Service on account of ill health and whose case is regarded by the Isthmian Canal Commission as particularly meritorious and deserving, may be reinstated and transferred as a clerk to the War Department or one of its field branches.
03-March 8 1907 Mr. C. F. House may be appointed as clerk at $1,000 per annum, Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, North Chicago, Ill., without compliance with the civil-service rules.
03-March 13 1907 Dividing Canal Zone in Panama into Four Administrative Districts, and Reorganizing Municipal Offices Within
03-March 13 1907 Amending Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone Regarding Punishments
03-March 13 1907
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
That marriages in the Canal Zone may be celebrated by any Minister of the Gospel in regular standing in the Church or Society to which he belongs, by the Judge of any Court of Record, or by any Municipal or District Judge.
03-March 14 1907 Section 7 of civil-service Rule II is hereby amended to read as follows:

"On the date of the establishment of the free-delivery system in any post-office these rules shall apply to its officers and employees in the same manner as they apply to those in existing free-delivery offices, and the Postmaster-General shall promptly notify the Commission of all orders for such establishment: Provided, however, That without the express consent of the Commission no officer or employee in any such post-office shall be classified under the terms of this section if he has been appointed within less than sixty days of the establishment of the free-delivery system therein: And provided further, That appointments in such office after an eligible register has been established shall be made by regular selection from the register."
03-March 14 1907 Whereas, by the act entitled ‘‘An Act to regulate the immigration of aliens into the United States,’’ approved February 20, 1907, whenever the President is satisfied that passports issued by any foreign government to its citizens to go to any country other than the United States or to any insular possession of the United States or to the Canal Zone, are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions therein, it is made the duty of the President to refuse to permit such citizens of the country issuing such passports to enter the continental territory of the United States from such country or from such insular possession or from the Canal Zone;

And Whereas, upon sufficient evidence produced before me by the Department of Commerce and Labor, I am satisfied that passports issued by the Government of Japan to citizens of that country or Korea and who are laborers, skilled or unskilled, to go to Mexico, to Canada and to Hawaii, are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders thereof to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions therein;

I hereby order that such citizens of Japan or Korea, to-wit: Japanese or Korean laborers, skilled and unskilled, who have received passports to go to Mexico, Canada or Hawaii, and come therefrom, be refused permission to enter the continental territory of the United States.

It is further ordered that the Secretary of Commerce and Labor be. and he hereby is, directed to take, thru the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, such measures and to make and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry this order into effect.
03-March 15 1907 Mr. R. H. Mitchell may be appointed as a watchman without examination in the Department of the Interior.
03-March 15 1907
Dr. A. Brown may be appointed in the Department of Agriculture without examination on account of his special ability along the line of work in execution of the pure-food and drugs law.
03-March 18 1907 Mr. Charles P. Galpin, a messenger in the Pension Office, may be appointed to a clerical position in that office without examination.
03-March 18 1907 The Order of March 4th is hereby amended as to provided for Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Goethals, U. S. A., the use of a furnished dwelling house on the Isthmus of Panama, and he will be allowed and paid his actual and necessary expenses while away from the Isthmus on official business.
03-March 19 1907 Frederick M. Kerby, of the District of Columbia, may be appointed to a clerical position in the Department of the Interior, without reference to civil-service rules.
03-March 19 1907 Harlan Updegraff, of Iowa, may be appointed Alaskan assistant under the Bureau of Education without reference to civil-service rules.
03-March 23 1907 Mr. Mahlon Pursel may be reinstated as a clerk in the Adjutant-General's Office, War Department, without reference to the time limit of eligibility for reinstatement under the civil-service rules.
03-March 25 1907 Mr. F. T. Quinlan may be reinstated as an inspector of furs in the quartermaster's department at Philadelphia, Pa.
03-March 25 1907 Mr. W. P. Armstrong, law clerk at $2,400 per annum in the Isthmian Canal Commission may be transferred to any other competitive position at a salary not exceeding $2,500 per annum without reference to the limitations of the transfer rule.
03-March 26 1907 Mrs. Theresa S. Aubright may be appointed to a clerical position in the classified civil service without examination.
03-March 28 1907 Call for Election of Delegates in Philippine Island
03-March 29 1907 One clerk or examiner for duty as private secretary to the Commissioner of the General Land Office may be appointed without reference to civil-service rules.
03-March 30 1907 Mr. James Bronson Reynolds may be appointed a Chinese inspector in the Immigration Service of the Department of Commerce and Labor without examination under the civil-service rules.
03-March 30 1907 The military reservation at Grande Island, in the Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands, made by Executive Order, dated May 1, 1905 (G. O., No. 73, War Department, Washington, May 19, 1905), is modified so as to add thereto, and include therein, all attached, adjacent and outlying rocks, shoals, and islands within one mile of the low-water line of Grande Island proper; subject, however, to such private rights therein as may exist.
04-April 1 1907 Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Goethals, U. S. A., is hereby appointed chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission effective this date, vice John F. Stevens, resigned. Chairman Goethals will receive the same compensation that was fixed in the Executive Order of March 4, 1907, appointing him a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
04-April 3 1907 Mr. Jake T. Patrick, a storekeeper-gauger, excepted from examination, in the eighth Kentucky district, Internal-Revenue Service, may be transferred to a competitive position in that district.
04-April 4 1907 It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays during July, August, and September, until further notice, four hours exclusive of time for luncheon shall constitute a day's work for mechanics, laborers, and other employees in the civil service at the manufacturing and supply arsenals and depots under the War Department, and in the offices of the division and department commanders and of the various staff officers at military, division, and department headquarters of the Army, and in the Engineer Department at Large, in the United States.
04-April 6 1907 Amending Instructions to Diplomatic Officers and Consular Regulations Relating to Expatriation, Citizenship, Naturalization, and Passports
04-April 8 1907 Amending Consular Regulations, Paragraph 172, Regarding Regarding Registration of American Citizens Abroad
04-April 9 1907 A survey having been made of the military reservation of Camp Downes, at Ormoc, Leyte, Philippine Islands, as declared by Executive Order of September 1, 1903 (G. O., No. 34, War Department, October 18, 1903), by Lieutenant Thomas H. Jackson, Corps of Engineers, from which it appears that the metes and bounds of said reservation, as given in the order making the same, are erroneous; it is hereby ordered that the said Executive Order of September 1, 1903, so far as it relates to this reservation, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to reserve, subject to private rights, all public lands, and those only, included within metes and bounds as follows, viz:

Beginning at a point on beach at the northwest corner of the reservation and running thence N. 62° 36′ E. 80 feet to a monument; thence, on same course, 88 feet 10 inches, to a monument (Corner 2); thence S. 54° 13′ E., 287 feet 8 inches, to Corner 3; thence N. 74° 55′ E., 187 feet, 4 inches, to Corner 4; thence N. 18° 30′ E., 59 feet, 3 inches, to Corner 5; thence N. 43 11′ E., 495 feet, 6 inches, to Corner 6; thence N. 44° 40′ E., 309 feet, to Corner 7; thence N. 66° 35′ E., 1,006 feet, 8 inches, to Corner 8; thence S. 28° 53′ E., 1,685 feet, to Corner 9: thence S. 38° 52′ W., 694 feet, to Corner 10; thence S. 33° 3′ E., 332 feet, 5.5 inches, to Corner 11; thence S. 21° 27′ W., 443 feet, to Corner 12; thence S. 42° 44′ W., 234 feet, 2 inches, to Corner 13; thence S. 15° 14′ W., 161 feet, to Corner 14; thence S. 53° 48′ W., 423 feet, 6.5 inches, to Corner 15; thence S. 43° 00′ W., 211 feet, 2.5 inches, to a monument; thence, on same course, 150 feet, to a point on beach (southwest corner of the reservation); thence northwesterly, following the line of the beach and including the land along the beach to low-water mark, to the point of beginning; containing, approximately, 119.8 acres. The bearings are true; magnetic variation 1° E. All corners, except those on beach, are marked by concrete monuments.
04-April 12 1907 Mr. John H. McTeer, now a skilled laborer in the Treasury Department, may be promoted to clerk grade upon passing the clerk examination, which may be taken before the expiration of the required two years' service in a subclerical grade.
04-April 20 1907 Section 2 (a) of the order of June 27, 1906, in regard to appointments and promotions in the consular service, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 2 (a). By promotion on the basis of ability and efficiency as shown in the service, of consular clerks and of vice consuls, deputy consuls, consular agents, student interpreters and interpreters in the consular or diplomatic service, who shall have been appointed to such offices upon examination.
04-April 20 1907 Mr. Charles L. Murphy may be permanently appointed as skilled laborer at the central station of the Bureau of Fisheries, by reason of his experience and of the fact that there are no other eligibles having the requisite qualifications for the position.
04-April 25 1907 Frederick L. Dunlap, of the State of Michigan, may be appointed to the position of associate chemist and member of the food and drug inspection in the classified service of the Department of Agriculture without examination and certification by the Civil Service Commission.
04-April 29 1907 Harrison L. Deam, a veteran of the civil war, who has served satisfactorily as a watchman in the Department of the Interior under temporary appointment, may be permanently appointed a watchman without reference to the civil-service rules.
04-April 30 1907 Mr. James D. Rowan, jr., of the State of Iowa, and Mr. Charles L. Gooch, of the District of Columbia, now student assistants in the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Department of Agriculture, may each be appointed a gardener in the Department of Agriculture upon passing a noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission for gardener.

Mr. William Grant, of the State of Iowa, now a student assistant in the office of public roads in the Department of Agriculture, may be appointed a laboratory helper in the Department of Agriculture upon passing a noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission for laboratory helper in the Department of Agriculture.
04-April 30 1907 Miss Elsie E. Lower, of the State of Pennsylvania, a student assistant in the Department of Agriculture, may be appointed a clerk and artist in the classified service of the Department of Agriculture without examination and certification by the Civil Service Commission.
04-April 30 1907 Mr. Nathaniel C. Murray, now a special field agent in the Bureau of Statistics in the Department of Agriculture, may be appointed assistant statistician in the classified service in the Department of Agriculture without compliance with the civil-service rules.
05-May 6 1907 Claude I. Parker, of Louisiana, may be appointed librarian for the law library or to a clerical position in the General Land Office.
05-May 7 1907 Mr. James Powers may be employed in the Bureau of the Census upon experimental work in developing tabulating machinery, as authorized by the act of February 3, 1905, appropriating for executive, legislative, and judicial expenses, without examination under the civil-service rules.
05-May 7 1907 The salaries of Jeremiah W. Jenks and William R. Wheeler, as members of the Immigration Commission provided for in the act of February 20, 1907, shall be $7,500 per annum, and such expenses as are provided for in the act creating the commission. The salary of Charles P. Neill, as a member of the aforesaid commission, shall be $7,500 per annum, including his pay as Commissioner of Labor, and such expenses as are provided for in the act creating the commission. The salaries and expenses shall begin with the date of their appointment, April 1, 1907.
05-May 10 1907 As it appears from an investigation by the Treasury Department that it is not possible to arrange the work in the customs service at Boston so that any portion of the laborers' force may be wholly employed in either classified or unclassified duties, it is ordered, in accordance with the recommendation of the Treasury Department, that the 33 laborers constituting the laborers' force of the collector's office be classified with their positions and be subject to the civil-service rules.

Whenever similar conditions are found to exist in any portion of the service the laborers therein may be similarly classified by the head of the Department, with the approval of the Civil Service Commission.
05-May 10 1907 Section 7 of Subdivision III of Schedule A of the civil-service rules which reads "all firemen employed on torpedo planters" is hereby stricken out and the following substituted therein:
7. All navigating positions on the torpedo and mine planters of the Quartermaster's Department at large.
05-May 11 1907 It is hereby ordered that on and after June 1, 1907, all official communications or reports from and to executive officers of the territories and territorial possessions of the United States, viz: Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Porto Rico, Alaska, Indian Territory, Samoa, and Guam, and all official communications or reports relating to territorial matters from and to all executive officers of the United States stationed in such territories and territorial possessions, shall be transmitted through the Secretary of the Interior in such manner and under such regulations as he may prescribe.
05-May 11 1907 The Interstate Commerce Commission is authorized to make not exceeding fifteen appointments prior to July 1, 1907, of persons to be employed as special agents or examiners, as provided for by section 20 of the act to regulate commerce, as amended on June 29, 1906. These special agents or examiners shall, after serving a probationary period of six months, be given a noncompetitive examination by the Civil Service Commission along lines suggested by the Interstate Commerce Commission, and upon satisfactorily passing such examination be taken into the competitive classified service. The eligible registers of the Commission shall be used when possible, and any eligible on these registers may be appointed under this authority. An examination will be promptly announced, from which appointments shall be made in accordance with the civil-service rules. This authority shall cease on July 1, 1907, and appointments thereafter shall be made from the registers of the Civil Service Commission.
05-May 13 1907
Mr. John D. Torrey, who is serving temporarily as a topographic draftsman at $1,500 per annum in the Coast and Geodetic Survey and who served for twenty years in the Navy Department, may be permanently appointed without reference to the civil-service rules.
05-May 16 1907 The Executive Order of November 20, 1905, as amended by Executive Order of June 8, 1906 (General Orders, No. 114, War Department, June 20, 1906), providing for the transfer to the Interior Department, under the act of July 5, 1884 (28 Stat. L., 103), to take effect on November 1, 1907, of all the lands comprised within the military reservation of Fort St. Michael, Alaska, except the limited areas therein described as to be held in reservation for military purposes, is hereby rescinded, and the lands affected thereby will be continued in reservation for military purposes.
05-May 23 1907 It is hereby ordered that sections 35 and 30 of township 16 south, range 13 west, and the north half of the northeast quarter of section 1, the north half of the northwest quarter of section 2, the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 11, and the north half of the northwest quarter of section 12 of township 17 south, range 13 west, all lying north of the military reservation of Fort Bayard, New Mexico, and within the limits of the Gila National Forest as established by Proclamation of the President of July 21, 1905, be further withdrawn from sale or other disposition for military purposes to protect the water supply of Fort Bayard: Provided, That this withdrawal for use by the War Department shall not revoke the withdrawal of the land as apart of the Gila National Forest made by the Proclamation of July 21, 1905, but both withdrawals shall stand together, the withdrawal for the War Department being the dominant one, and whenever the use of the land as a National Forest does not interfere with the protection of the water supply of Fort Bayard, such use shall not be interfered with, but the lands shall not be subject to appropriation under any of the public land laws: And provided, further, That this order of withdrawal shall become operative as to section 36 of township 16 south, range 13 west, only in the event of the selection by the Territory of New Mexico, or by the State to be created to include said Territory, of other lands in lieu of said section 36.
05-May 24 1907 Mrs. Maude Ward Rockwood may be appointed to a clerical position in the classified service of the War Department without examination under the civil-service rules.
05-May 28 1907 Mr. Clifford Rose may be appointed as private secretary to the Public Printer without examination under the civil-service rules.
05-May 28 1907 Mr. William Phillips, of Massachusetts, may be appointed a clerk of the $900 class in the Department of State without examination under civil-service rules.
Mr. Percival S. Heintzleman, of Pennsylvania, may be appointed a clerk of class 3 in the Department of State without examination under civil-service rules.
06-June 1 1907 Amending Consular Regulations of 1896 Regarding Invoices of Merchandise
06-June 3 1907 Rule I of the Civil Service Rules is hereby amended to read as follows:

No person in the Executive Civil Service shall use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the result thereof.

Persons who, by the provisions of these rules, are in the competitive classified service, while retaining the right to vote as they please, and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, shall take no active part in political management or in political campaigns.
06-June 5 1907 Section 8, clause (a), of Rule X, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(a) He must have received absolute appointment and have actually served in the Classified service at least six months next preceding the transfer; and if from one Executive Department to another at Washington, he must have served at least three years in the Department from which the transfer is proposed; if to or from the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Civil Service Commission, the Isthmian Canal Commission, the Government Printing Office, the Smithsonian Institution, or any other independent bureau, commission, or office at Washington, he must have served at least three years in the bureau, commission, office, or Department from which transfer is proposed; but when, in its judgment, the interests of the service so require, the Civil Service Commission may waive the three-year limitation in cases of transfers to or from such independent bureaus, offices, or commissions at Washington.

The transfer of persons in the classified service in offices under the supervision of one of the nine Executive Departments, but established and located outside such Departments—as, for instance, employees and subordinates in post-offices, pension agencies, custom-houses, ordnance establishments, sub-treasuries, navy-yards, quartermasters' establishments, the field service of the Reclamation Service, and other services in like position—shall not be allowed where the person whose transfer is proposed has not served three years in the branch of the Executive Department from which his transfer is desired, unless the provisions of this section are waived by the Civil Service Commission in cases in which in its judgment the interests of the service so require. Transfers between the Executive Departments or independent bureaus, commissions, or offices, and the field services shall be subject to the regulation last mentioned.
06-June 5 1907 Mr. Terence V. Powderly, of Washington, D. C., may be appointed chief of the Division of Information, in the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, Department of Commerce and Labor, without examination under the civil-service rules.
06-June 7 1907 The Executive Order of April 11, 1902 (General Orders, No. 38, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, April 17, 1902), as modified by Executive Order of March 14, 1904 (General Orders, No. 50, War Department, March 25, 1904), reserving for military purposes certain lands at the entrance to Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, is further modified, so far as relates to the reservation on the north side of the entrance to Manila Bay, in the province of Bataan, Luzon (Mariveles Reservation), so as to exclude therefrom the lands claimed by the Manila Navigation Company, which lands are included within metes and bounds described as follows:

The initial point is designated as Station "O" on map of survey of claim of the Manila Navigation Company, made April 10, 1907, by W. C. Bunnel, junior engineer, under the direction of Major John Millis, Corps of Engineers, and is marked by an iron pipe at the S. E. corner of the property, from which pipe Corregidor Island Light bears S. 57° 00′ E. (magnetic) and Monja Island S. 26° 57′ E. (magnetic); is located from Stone Monument, Station "A" of Mariveles Reservation, as described in G. O., No. 147, War Department, Washington, Sept. 8, 1904, by the following courses: From center of Monument S. 70° 16′ 30″ E. (true) 410.7 feet to a cross cut in large rock and marked "B" on rock and drawing, this cross being 17.2 feet south of the point of Monte Parca, with Corregidor Island Light bearing S. 56° 12′ 30″ E. (true) and Monja Island S. 26° 51′ 20″ E. (true); from point "B" N. 59° 14′ 30″ E. (true), 755.165 feet to above initial point.

Beginning at Station "O," said initial point; thence N. 8° 57′ 30″ E. (true), 66.768 feet to an iron pipe, Station 1; thence N. 14° 09′ 00″ W. (true), 148.629 feet to Station 2; thence N. 36° 22′ 00″ W. (true), 148.301 feet to Station 3; thence S. 80° 00′ 20″ W. (true), 264.284 feet to an iron pipe, Station 4; thence S. 18° 32′ 00″ W. (true), 633.101 feet to an iron pipe, Station 5; thence N. 61° 13′ 00″ E. (true), 656.15 feet to point of beginning.
06-June 8 1907 Schedule A, of classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, section 3, is hereby amended by the addition to Subdivision V, relating to the Post-Office Department, the following paragraphs:

7. Clerks in charge of contract stations, appropriated for as such and so reported.
8. Clerks in charge of stations, whose compensation does not exceed $500 per annum. Persons now employed or hereafter appointed within the limits of this exception may be promoted but may not be transferred or assigned to any other position which is competitive.
06-June 11 1907 Mr. Samuel H. Cunningham, who is temporarily employed as a clerk in the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, as a result of examination, may be permanently appointed without reference to his standing on the eligible register.
06-June 11 1907 Mr. George S. Fox, bookkeeper at $1,500 per annum in the Isthmian service, may be transferred to a classified clerical position in the United States.
06-June 11 1907 A Committee on Grades and Salaries in the executive departments shall be formed as speedily as practicable, to consist of one competent employee named by the head of each department and independent establishment, who shall prepare clear and consistent tables of estimates for positions and salaries in conformity with the schedule and recommendations of the Committee on Department Methods of January 4, 1907.

Officials will cooperate with this committee in arranging said estimates for presentation to Congress, in convenient form for comparison with the estimates prepared in the usual way required by law.
06-June 11 1907 It is hereby ordered, That Miss Mattie R. Tyler be appointed a clerk at $800 per annum in the post-office at Norfolk, Va., and that in her case the usual civil-service requirements as regards eligibility be waived.
06-June 13 1907 Whereas, by an Executive Order of January 17, 1873, it was declared that "persons holding any Federal civil office by appointment under the Constitution and the laws of the United States will be expected, while holding such office, not to accept or hold any office under any State or Territorial government, or under the charter or ordinances of any municipal corporation";

And whereas it is expedient that the Federal and State Governments should cooperate for the better enforcement of the laws with regard to the forests and the protection of fish and game;

And whereas the Congress, in Acts passed June 30, 1906 (34 Stats., 669, 683) and March 4, 1907 (34 Stats., 1256, 1269), has directed that "hereafter officials of the Forest Service designated by the Secretary of Agriculture shall, in all ways that are practicable, aid in the enforcement of the laws of the States or Territories with regard to stock, for the prevention and extinguishment of forest fires, and for the protection of fish and game";

And whereas it seems that such cooperation can, in many instances, be best effected by allowing officers and employees of the Forest Service and Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture to accept certain State and Territorial appointments and certain State and Territorial officials to receive appointments in the said Forest Service and Biological Survey:

Now, therefore, in consideration of the premises, I deem it proper to give public notice that hereafter State and Territorial foresters, and their technically trained assistants, unless prohibited by the laws of the State or Territory, may be allowed to serve as collaborators in the Federal Forest Service, and that officers and employees of the said Forest Service and Biological Survey may, with the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, accept appointments to positions on State and Territorial forest commissions and boards and to such other State and Territorial positions as will empower them to enforce or assist in enforcing the local forest, stock, and game laws, provided the services to be rendered under such appointments do not interfere with the duties of their Federal employment.
06-June 13 1907 Rules Governing the Granting and Issuing of Passports in the United States
06-June 15 1907 The amendment to civil-service Rule I, signed by the President June 3, 1907, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 1 of Rule I of the civil-service rules is hereby amended to read as follows:
No person in the Executive civil service shall use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the result thereof. Persons who, by the provisions of these rules are in the competitive classified service, while retaining the right to vote as they please and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, shall take no active part in political management or in political campaigns.

06-June 18 1907
Mrs. Mary A. Greenstreet, now serving under temporary appointment in the War Department by certification from the Civil Service Commission, may be selected from the clerk register of eligibles for permanent appointment.
06-June 24 1907 Schedule A, Subdivision II, relating to the Treasury Department, paragraph 9, is hereby amended to read:

9. Any persons employed in the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service as quarantine attendants at stations at which, in the opinion of the Commission, the establishment of registers is impracticable; and any person employed as quarantine attendant, or acting assistant surgeon, or sanitary inspector, on quarantine vessels, or in camps or stations established for quarantine purposes during epidemics of contagious diseases, for temporary duty in the United States or elsewhere in preventing the introduction or spread of contagious or infectious diseases.
06-June 24 1907 Mr. John S. Drukker, formerly a temporary employee in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, may be reinstated as a pressman in the Bureau without reference to the civil-service rules.
06-June 26 1907 All positions in the civil service of the Quartermaster's Department at Honolulu, except those filled by persons employed merely as skilled or unskilled laborers, and by persons appointed by the President, will be treated as classified under the civil-service rules. The present occupants of these positions, who have been specially commended for retention by their chiefs with the approval of the Secretary of War, and whose names appear on the list furnished the United States Civil Service Commission, may be retained, and after three years, service in such positions shall be eligible for transfer to competitive positions in the United States, subject to the civil-service rules and regulations.
06-June 26 1907 Whereas by an Executive order of June 13, 1907, officers and employees of the Forest Service and Biological Survey in the Department of Agriculture were authorized to accept appointments to certain State and Territorial positions, and it appears that the work of that Department would be facilitated by an extension of the provisions thereof, I desire to give public notice that hereafter, with the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, other officers and employees of that Department are authorized to hold State and Territorial positions, and State and Territorial officials, unless prohibited by law, may be permitted to receive appointments under the Department of Agriculture, when in either case the Secretary of Agriculture deems such employment necessary to secure a more efficient administration of the duties of his Department.
06-June 26 1907 Mr. Horace W. Mitchell may be transferred from the excepted position of clerk at $1,400 per annum in the pay department, Marine Corps, Philippine Islands, to the position of clerk at $1,400 per annum in the office of the assistant paymaster, U. S. Marine Corps, Berkeley, Cal., a competitive classified position, without reference to the civil-service rules.
07-July 16 1907 Mr. Aksel Hansen may be employed in the Bureau of the Census upon experimental work in developing tabulating machinery, as authorized by the act of February 3, 1905, appropriating for executive, legislative, and judicial expenses, without examination under the civil-service rules.
07-July 25 1907 Miss Margaret F. Sterne may be appointed clerk in the Treasury Department without compliance with the civil-service rules.
07-July 25 1907 Miss Alice V. Fought may be appointed a clerk in the Treasury Department without compliance with civil-service rules.
07-July 25 1907 Dominican Customs Receivership
07-July 26 1907 Mr. William S. Harris may be reinstated as an examiner in the office of the appraiser of merchandise at New York, notwithstanding he has been separated therefrom for more than one year.
07-July 29 1907 Mr. Harry T. Paterson, who was appointed through competitive examination and served for several years in the Reclamation Service, may be appointed as a junior civil engineer in the Engineer Department at large without reference to the limitations respecting reinstatement and transfer.
08-August 1 1907 The Executive Order of September 21, 1905 (G.O., No. 161, War Department, September 30, 1905), by which there were reserved for the use of the Signal Corps, U.S. Army, in the matter of the operation of military cable and telegraph lines in Alaska, certain public lands at Safety Harbor and Old Woman, Alaska, is hereby modified, so far as it relates to the reservation at Old Woman, so that said reservation, erroneously described in said order, shall comprise all public lands, and those only, included within metes and bounds as follows:
Beginning at a spruce stump 4 feet high located on the northeast bank of a slough of the Old Woman River, marked "I. S. U. S. M. R."; thence true east 790 feet to a stake 4 feet high; thence true north 1,000 feet to a stake 4 feet high; thence true west 1,060 feet to a stake 4 feet high, the northwest corner of the original reservation; thence continuing true west 400 feet, more or less, to a stake; thence true south 560 feet, more or less, to a stake; thence true east 400 feet, more or less, to a stake; thence true south 440 feet, more or less, to a stake 4 feet high, the southwest corner of the original reservation; thence true east 270 feet to point of beginning: containing 29.48 acres, more or less. The bearings are true; magnetic variation (1907) 19° 30′ east.
08-August 3 1907 The Executive order of June 11, 1907, providing for the transfer of Mr. George S. Fox from the Isthmian Canal Service to the Federal classified service, is hereby revoked.
08-August 8 1907 It is hereby ordered that all small islets, commonly called mud lumps, in or near the mouths of the Mississippi river, Louisiana, located within the area segregated and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture, as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as Tern Islands Reservation.
08-August 9 1907 Mr. Frank Huntington may be appointed to a suitable position in the Department of Agriculture, in order that his long editorial experience in the handling of technical or scientific articles may be utilized.
08-August 10 1907 It is hereby ordered that all per diem employees and other day laborers in the Federal public service, wherever employed, whose employment extends through and beyond the first Monday in September, commonly known as Labor Day and set apart as a national holiday for certain branches of the public service by the act of June 28, A. D. 1894, be excused from work on said day, and the said day is declared to be a holiday for all purposes for said per diem employees and laborers.
08-August 12 1907 Mr. A. J. Robinson, who has had more than four years of service in a civil capacity with the United States Army beyond the seas, with the exception of three periods of leave due to sickness on account of the trying character of his work in China and the Philippines, and who failed to receive classification under the Executive order of November 18, 1901, by reason of the fact that be was serving in Luzon at the time instead of on a home station, may be classified as train-master in the Quartermaster's Department at Large.

In similar cases of exceptional merit where an employee has had a long and faithful service in a civil capacity beyond the seas, under conditions such that his appointment and services were not in contravention of the civil service rules or Executive orders, he may be classified by the Department, with the approval of the Civil Service Commission.
08-August 12 1907 The vacancy in the position of chemist at $4,000 per annum in the Bureau of Standards, created by the resignation of Dr. William A. Noyes, may be filled without examination and certification under the civil-service rules.
08-August 14 1907 Mr. W. Dawson Johnston, of Vermont, who has been employed in the Library of Congress for several years, may be transferred to the position of collector and compiler of statistics, for duty also as librarian, in the Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, without reference to the civil-service rules.
08-August 15 1907 It is hereby ordered that the Executive Order of July 9, 1855, creating the Light House Reservation, which embraces a small group of unsurveyed islets located in the Gulf of Mexico about three and one-half miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, and approximately in latitude 29° 26′ north, longitude 91° 51′ west from Greenwich, as appears upon United States Coast Survey Chart No. 200, be, and the same is hereby vacated and set aside; and it is also ordered that these islets, located within the area segregated and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, be, and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a reserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as Shell Keys Reservation.
08-August 15 1907 Reorganizing Accounting and Disbursing Offices and Procedures for the Isthmian Canal Commission
08-August 17 1907 Shell Keys Reservation for birds, created.
It is hereby ordered that the Executive Order of July 9, 1855, creating the Light House Reservation which embraces a small group of unsurveyed islets located in the Gulf of Mexico about three and one-half miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, and approximately in latitude 29° 26' north, longitude 91° 51' west from Greenwich, as appears upon United States Coast Survey Chart No. 200, be, and the same is hereby vacated and set aside; and it is also ordered that these islets, located within the area segregated and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, be, and they are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as Shell Keys Reservation.
08-August 28 1907 That part of the Executive order of February 24, 1906, which provides that no laborer classified thereunder shall receive increase of pay or be promoted or transferred without examination by the Commission is hereby amended to read as follows:

No laborer thus classified shall be promoted in grade or transferred without examination by the Commission; nor shall any laborer be increased in pay beyond the usual and ordinary pay of the position and duties such laborer customarily fills and discharges.
08-August 29 1907 It is hereby ordered that the public lands, hereinafter described, be withdrawn from sale or other disposition and reserved and set apart for military purposes as a portion of the Fort Sill Military Reservation, Oklahoma Territory, viz:

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, the SE. ¼ of the SE. ¼, the W. ½ of the SE. ¼, and the E. ½ of the SW. ¼; section 18, township 2 north, range 11 west, Indian meridian, Oklahoma Territory. Said lands contain, in the aggregate, 372.45 acres.
09-September 2 1907 Mrs. Etta A. Giers and Mrs. Lyda M. Stansell, widows of deceased clerks in the War Department, Mrs. Ella Laing, an excepted employee of the army transport service, and Miss Emma Washburn, a temporary employee in the Quartermaster-General's Office, may be appointed to clerical positions in the War Department without reference to the civil-service rules.
09-September 9 1907 Mr. Felix Neumann may be appointed as a clerk in the Bureau of International Exchanges, Smithsonian Institution, without examination under the civil-service rules.
09-September 23 1907 Civil-service Rule X, section 8, clause (a) is hereby amended to read as follows:
(a) He must have served three years in or under the Department or independent office from which transfer is proposed; but the Commission may waive this requirement when it deems such action necessary in the interests of the service, in cases of transfer other than from one Executive Department to another at Washington, D. C. In any case, he must have received absolute appointment and have actually served at least six months next preceding the transfer; but the Commission may waive this latter requirement where the person has been separated within a year from a competitive position after six months' service therein, upon the certificate of the proper officer that the separation was caused by a necessary reduction of force and not by inefficiency, and may allow transfer to any other Department or office upon his passing an examination prescribed by the Commission testing his efficiency for the position to which his transfer is proposed, subject to the other provisions of this rule.
09-September 23 1907
Miss Rachel F. Sullivan may be reinstated as a clerk in the Boston post-office without reference to the time limitation of the reinstatement rule.
09-September 23 1907 R. D. Scarlett and John M. Newton, who have been serving in the quartermaster's department at large, Philadelphia, as clothing examiners since February, 1904, are hereby included within the classified service.
09-September 26 1907 It is hereby ordered that the military reservation of Camp Keithley, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, reserved, under the name of "Camp Marahui" by executive order of January nineteenth, nineteen hundred and five (General Orders, Numbered Twelve, War Department, Washington, January twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and five), be modified so as to reserve all lands, and those only, included within metes and bounds described as follows:
Beginning at station 1 on map of proposed brigade post on Lake Lanao, Mindanao, P. I., tracing of which is filed in office of the chief engineer officer, Philippines Division, said station being a stone monument on the shore of Lake Lanao, near the mouth of the Agus River; thence N. 52° 4′ E.. 6,530 feet to station 2; thence N. 4° 50′ E., 17,938 feet to station 3 on Mt. Wheeler; thence S. 61° 00′ W., 24,663 feet to station 4 on Lions Paw; thence S. 56° 21′ W., 17,071 feet to station 5 on Umbrella Tree; thence S. 8° 49′ W., 15,161 feet to station 6 on Flake Hill; thence S. 77° 56′ E., 865 feet to station 7 on Gurayn Point; thence N. 81° 10′ E., 23,595 feet to station 8 on Kailaden Point; thence N. 51° 45′ E., 13,542 feet to station 9 on shore line of Lake Lanao; thence following shore line of Lake Lanao to station 1 or point of beginning, N. 47° 22′ W., 3,827 feet. Area 17,076 acres, more or less. All bearings are magnetic. Magnetic deviation 1° 35′ E., for October, 1906.
09-September 23 1907 The United States Civil Service Commission is directed to render such assistance as may be practicable to the Porto Rican Civil Service Commission, created under the insular legislative act of March 14, 1907, and officers and employees in the Federal service in Porto Rico shall facilitate the holding of examinations and other work of the Porto Rican Civil Service Commission and render such other assistance as may be practicable. The United States Civil Service Commission, may, in its discretion, authorize the transfer of employees from the civil service of Porto Rico to that of the United States, subject to the limitation respecting transfer within the Federal civil service
09-September 28 1907 Charles M. Irelan may be transferred from the Patent Office to a clerical position in the War Department without reference to the six months' limitation upon transfers after reinstatement.
09-September 28 1907 Charles E. Knight, at present a bank examiner, may be transferred from his position and appointed shipping commissioner at the port of San Francisco, Cal., another position under the Government service without examination and certification under the civil-service rules. There is now no register of eligibles for this position.
10-October 5 1907 Mr. William Stimpel may be appointed disciplinarian at the Carlisle, Pa., Indian School upon noncompetitive examination showing him to be qualified by experience for the position.
10-October 14 1907 Fee No. 8 of the tariff of American consular fees which took effect November 1, 1906, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Fee No. 8: Issuing a passport (Form No. 9) or extending a passport, $1.00."
10-October 14 1907 It is hereby ordered that the group of small unsurveyed islands known as the "Three Arch Rocks," located in the Pacific Ocean from one-half mile to one mile off the coast of Oregon, approximately in latitude 45° 28′ north, 124° west from Greenwich, as shown upon the United States Coast Survey Chart No. 6100, and located within the area segregated by a broken line and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, is hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and animals. This reservation to be known as Three Arch Rocks Reservation.
10-October 21 1907 John V. Davis, automatic scale mechanician, may be continued in the service for such further period as may be necessary for the completion of the work to which he is now assigned without compliance with the civil-service rules.
10-October 23 1907 It is hereby ordered that all small, unsurveyed and unreserved islands lying off the coast of the State of Washington in the Pacific Ocean, between latitudes 48° 02′ North and 48° 23′ North, among which are those named and commonly known as Spike Rock, Father and Son, Bodiel-teh Islets, Flattery Rocks, Ozette Island and White Rock, as the same are shown upon coast survey chart No. 6400, or upon the General Land Office map of the State of Washington, dated 1887, and located within the area segregated by a broken line and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved end set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture, as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and animals. This reservation to be known as Flattery Rocks Reservation.
10-October 23 1907 It is hereby ordered that all small, unsurveyed islands lying off the coast of the State of Washington in the Pacific Ocean, between latitudes 47° 8′ North, and 47° 29′ North, among which are those named and commonly known as Arch Island, Sea Lion Rock, Willoughby Rock, Split Rocks, Sonora Reef, Greenville Arch and Copalis Rock, as the same are shown upon coast survey chart No. 6400 or upon the General Land Office map of the State of Washington, dated 1887, and located within the area segregated by a broken line and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and animals. This reservation to be known as Copalis Rock Reservation.
10-October 23 1907 It is hereby ordered that all small, unsurveyed and unreserved islands lying off the coast of the State of Washington in the Pacific Ocean, between latitude 47° 38′ North, and 48° 02′ North, among which are those named and commonly known as Hand Rock, Carroll Islets, Bald Island, Jagged Islet, Cake Rock, James Island, Huntington Rock, Quillayute Needles, Rounded Islet, Alexander Island, Perkins Reef, North Rock, Middle Rock, Abbey Island and South Rock, as the same are shown upon coast survey chart No. 6400, or upon the General Land Office map of the State of Washington, dated 1887, and located within the area segregated by a broken line and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and animals. This reservation to be known as Quillayute Needles Reservation.
10-October 30 1907 Charles H. McLellan, captain in the U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service, retired, was for a number of years during his active service detailed to the Life-Saving Service, and since his retirement has been employed for a number of temporary periods, with the consent of the Civil Service Commission, in superintending the construction of self-righting and self-bailing lifeboats and other life-saving apparatus, in all of which he is an expert, and it being necessary in the best interest of the service to continue Captain McLellan in this position, his appointment is hereby authorized without compliance with the civil-service rules for such period as his services may be required, the rate of compensation to be fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
10-October 30 1907 Mr. John P. Scruggs having been separated from the position of deputy collector in the internal-revenue district of South Carolina for more than one year upon charges of misconduct, which charges a careful investigation has shown to have been substantially unfounded, and Mr. Scruggs's service to have been honest and efficient, he may be reappointed in the Internal-Revenue Service without compliance with the civil-service rules.
11-November 9 1907 It is hereby ordered that the following-described tract of country in the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico, viz: Commencing at a point where the east line of the Navajo Indian Reservation, as at present constituted, intersects the north boundary of township 23 north, range 13 west, New Mexico meridian; thence due east to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 5 east; thence south to the southeast corner of township 17 north, range 5 east, New Mexico meridian; thence west to the first guide meridian; thence south on the said guide meridian to the southeast corner of township 15 north, range 9 west; thence west to the southwest corner of township 15 north, range 14 west; thence north to the northwest corner of township 15 north, range 14 west; thence due west to the boundary line between the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico; thence south on the boundary line between the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 31 east; thence west to the northwest corner of township 23 north, range 29 east; thence south to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 29 east; thence west to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 29 east; thence west to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 26 east; thence south to the southeast corner of township 21 north, range 25 east; thence west to the southwest corner of township 21 north, range 22 east; thence due north to the southern boundary of the Navajo Reservation, as at present constituted, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart for the use of the Indians as an addition to the present Navajo Reservation: Provided, That this withdrawal shall not affect any existing valid rights of any person.
11-November 9 1907 Joseph B. Dalton may be appointed to the position of skilled laborer in the Bureau of the Census without examination under the civil-service rules.
11-November 11 1907 It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands in New Mexico, viz: Beginning at the northeast corner of T. 26 N., R. 4 W.; thence east along the township line between Tps. 26 and 27 N. to the northwest corner of T. 26 N., R. 5 W.; thence due south to the southeast corner of T. 22 N., R. 5 W.; thence east on the township line between Tps. 21 and 22 N. to the southeast corner of T. 22 N., R. 1 W.; thence north to the northeast corner of T. 23 N., R. 2 W.; thence west to the southeast corner of T. 24 N., R. 4 W.; thence north to the southeast corner of T. 26 N., R. 4 W.; thence east to the southeast corner of T. 26 N., R. 3 W.; thence north to the southeast corner of T. 27 N., R. 3 W.; thence east along the southern boundary of the present Jicarilla Indian Reservation to the range line between Rs. 1 and 2 W., in T. 27 N., be, and the same are hereby, withdrawn from sale and settlement, and set apart for Indian purposes, for the use of the Indians of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation: Provided, That this withdrawal shall not affect any existing valid rights of any party.
11-November 16 1907 Enlisted men of the Marine Corps regularly detailed as signalmen by the Brigadier-General Commandant shall receive the same compensation in addition to their monthly pay as is now or may hereafter be allowed enlisted men of the Navy under like circumstances: Provided, however, That in cases where immediate action is necessary, appointments may be made by the commanding officer of the detachment, who will refer said action to the Brigadier-General Commandant. If said appointment is duly approved, the pay will take effect from the date of the original appointment.
When enlisted men of the Marine Corps are regularly detailed as signalmen by the commanding officer of any vessel of the Navy and serve as least one month in that capacity they shall, during the time of said service, receive the same compensation in addition to their monthly pay as is now or may hereafter be allowed enlisted men of the Navy under like circumstances.
11-November 20 1907 One driver of carriage, each, for the personal use of the President, the head of any Executive Department, the Secretary to the President, and such other drivers of carriages as may from time to time be authorized by competent authority, may be appointed without reference to the civil-service rules or the labor regulations.
11-November 22 1907 The regulations governing the employment of unskilled laborers in Federal offices outside of Washington, D. C., promulgated December 12, 1904, are hereby amended by the addition of the following clause to Regulation IV, section 1, paragraph (a):
The Commission may, however, in any civil-service district, certify from its register the three standing highest thereon shown by said register to possess the requisite qualifications for the position to be filled.

As amended, paragraph (a) referred to will read:
(a) The nominating or appointing officer shall request the certification of eligibles, specifying sex and principal duties of the position, and the board shall certify from the proper register the three names at the head thereof, of the sex specified, which may not have been certified three times to the office in which the vacancy exists. The Commission may, however, in any civil-service district, certify from its register the three standing highest thereon shown by said register to possess the requisite qualifications for the position to be filled.
11-November 22 1907 When transfers or promotions are properly applied for and are otherwise permissible, the Civil Service Commission is hereby authorized, in its discretion, looking to the good of the public service only, to waive requirements for examination and to substitute for such examination so waived such other tests of fitness and capacity as the Commission may decide.
In each case where such waiver is made the reasons therefor shall be stated at length by the Commission and made matter of record in its minutes.
11-November 28 1907 The extra pay allowed gun pointers in accordance with the Executive order of July 25, 1903, shall be allowed a gun pointer regularly detailed as a gun pointer at a gun of the class at which he qualified only as long as he remains qualified: Provided, This order shall be construed as affecting only gun pointers who qualify subsequent to the date of this order.
12-December 7 1907
The persons named in the list of employees of the technologic branch of the Geological Survey, submitted to the Civil Service Commission by the Interior Department under date of November 22, 1907, may be given all the rights which they would have acquired if appointed thereto upon examination under the civil-service rules except that they shall not be transferred to positions outside of that branch.
12-December 7 1907 It is hereby ordered that a small marshy island commonly known as East Timbalier Island, formerly a part of the military reservation abandoned for military purposes by Executive order of September 23, 1886, located in the Gulf of Mexico, State of Louisiana, approximately in latitude 29° 3′ north, longitude 90° 18′ west from Greenwich, as shown upon the United States Coast Survey Chart No. 197, and located within the area segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reserve to be known as the East Timbalier Island Reservation.
12-December 13 1907 Mr. William McCambridge, of Illinois, may be transferred without examination from the excepted to the competitive class in the Interstate Commerce Commission.
12-December 14 1907 Officers in the executive departments who have charge of archives or administrative records are instructed, in so far as public interests and departmental orders permit them to do so, to allow agents of the Department of Historical Research of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, bearing proper credentials from the Director of that Department, to have access to those papers, for historical purposes, at all times which are not inconvenient in respect to public business, and under such proper conditions as may be desired.
12-December 17 1907 The temporary appointment of Miss Emily G. Stickney as a clerk examiner in the Bureau of Chemistry, Department of Agriculture, which will expire by limitation on December 31, 1907, may be extended for such periods as may be necessary to make an appointment from the editorial clerk examination, which is to be held on January 8 and 9, 1908.
12-December 17 1907 Upon the request of any Member of Congress the United States Civil Service Commission shall aid in testing the qualifications of applicants for designation for appointment in the United States Military or Naval academies, so far as this may be done without thereby adding to the expenses of the Commission.
01-January 6 1908 Powers of the Isthmian Canal Commission and Its Chairman Newly Defined
01-January 8 1908 The 15 persons employed under irrigation engineers in the Indian service, carried on the rolls of the disbursing officer as irregular employees outside the classified service, of which a list has been furnished the Civil Service Commission by the Secretary of the Interior, may be continued as a temporary expedient until other arrangements can be made; but no addition shall be made to this force of employees, except in accordance with the civil-service rules; nor shall the present employees be transferred to positions outside this force.
01-January 8 1908
The 126 employees of the Union Agency, of which a list has been furnished the Civil Service Commission by the Secretary of the Interior, and who are carried in the agent's accounts as irregular labor outside the classified service, may be continued without examination under the civil-service rules as a temporary expedient in view of the impossibility of dispensing with or changing the present force. No addition shall, however, be made to the force, except in accordance with the civil-service rules; nor shall the present employees be transferred to positions outside of that agency.
01-January 9 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:

That Title XIV of Act No. 14 of the Penal Code of the Laws of the Canal Zone be amended, effective January 15, 1908, by adding thereto the following section:

Section 293-A.
Sub-section 1. Every vagrant or person found within the Canal Zone without legitimate business or visible means of support; and
Sub-section 2. Every mendicant or habitual beggar found within the Canal Zone; and
Sub-section 3. Every person found within or loitering about any laborers' camp, mess house, quarters, or other Isthmian Canal Commission building, or any railroad car, or station or other building of the Panama Railroad Company, or any dwelling or other building owned by any private person, without due and proper authority and permission so to be; or peddling goods or merchandise about any laborers' camp or mess house daring hours when laborers are ordinarily employed at work, or in or about places where groups of men are at work; and

Sub-section 4. Every person found in the Canal Zone in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of liquor; and
Sub-section 5. Every person who shall, in the Canal Zone, engage in any kind of disorderly conduct or breach or disturbance of the peace; shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $25, or by imprisonment in jail not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
01-January 9 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1. Whenever there shall remain in the possession of any common carrier within the Canal Zone any freight, baggage, or other property, transported by or deposited with the common carrier at any point in the Canal Zone, which shall have remained unclaimed by the owner or consignee for a period of six months, and upon which there shall remain unpaid or shall have accumulated freight charges or charges for handling and storage, it shall be lawful for the common carrier to sell the same at public auction, at some designated point within the Canal Zone, after having advertised the sale, with a short description of the property to be sold, for a period of three weeks in some newspaper of general circulation within the Canal Zone.
2. In all cases where any such property is of a perishable character, the carrier shall be authorized to apply to any judge of the circuit court within the Canal Zone, or, if the property shall be of less value than one hundred dollars, to any district judge within the Canal Zone, upon an affidavit describing briefly the property to be sold, its unclaimed state, and its perishable character for an order for an immediate sale, upon such terms as to notice as the nature of the case may admit of, and as to such court or courts as shall seem proper.
3. Before advertising the property for sale the same shall be opened by the carrier, and if it contains any indication of the owner or consignee, a written notice of the existence of the unclaimed property and of the intention to sell the same at public auction shall be mailed by the carrier to the owner or consignee, at any indicated address, four weeks before the date of actual sale.
4. The residue of moneys received from such sale under the foregoing sections, after deducting the accumulated charges for transportation, cost of handling and storage, demurrage, and the cost and expense of the proceedings authorizing the advertising and sale, shall be held for a period of three years, and shall be paid to the owner of such freight, baggage or other property, on demand. If at the end of the three-year period the said residue shall not have been claimed by the owner, it shall be paid into the Treasury of the Canal Zone Government, to the credit of the public school fund.
01-January 9 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
That Section 22 of Act No. 1 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 22—The Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, shall be divided into three Judicial Circuits.
The First Judicial Circuit shall be composed of the Administrative District of Ancon.
The Second Judicial Circuit shall consist of the Administrative Districts of Emperador and Gorgona.
The Third Judicial Circuit shall be composed of the Administrative Districts of Cristobal.

01-January 9 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1. That, until further ordered, Law No. 6, of March 11, 1904, of the Republic of Panama, as applied and construed by the Executive Decree of April 15, 1904, is hereby extended to and made applicable to the Canal Zone.

2. The fines provided for in the said law shall apply to any company or individual who shall omit to prevent the escape of any transient of the nationality named in said law into the Canal Zone, and shall in all cases be imposed by the court of the Canal Zone district in which the violation of the law occurs, upon information of the Collector of Revenue or of the Prosecuting Attorney of the Canal Zone.

This order shall not apply to any individuals introduced by the Isthmian Canal Commission or by its authority, for the purpose of temporarily laboring upon or in connection with the construction of the Isthmian Canal.
01-January 13 1908 Schedule A of classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by adding to Subdivision IX, relating to the Department of Commerce and Labor, the following paragraph:
2. Shipping commissioners whose compensation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907, was, as shown by the records in the Department of Commerce and Labor, $2,500 or over.
01-January 16 1908 Mr. Ernest Coldwell, late collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Tennessee, who became separated from said office and from the service by the consolidation of the two internal-revenue districts in Tennessee into one district, may, for the good of the service, be appointed a revenue agent in the Internal-Revenue Service without compliance with the civil-service rules.
01-January 18 1908 The following-described tract of public land at Minto, in the Territory of Alaska, is hereby reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart as a military reservation for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, in the matter of the operation of telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:

That tract of land included within metes and bounds as follows:

Beginning at a spruce post on the bank of the Tanana River and marked "Stake No. 1;" thence N. 18° 00′ E., 1,370 feet to a blazed spruce tree marked "Stake No. 2;" thence N. 72° 00′ W., 1,320 feet to a blazed spruce tree marked "Stake No. 3;" thence S. 18° 00′ W., 1,660 feet to a blazed cottonwood tree marked "Stake No. 4" on the bank of the Tanana River; thence in an easterly direction, following the meanderings of said river, approximately 1,320 feet, to "Stake No. 1," the point of beginning. Area, 45.91 acres, more or less. The bearings are true.
01-January 20 1908 Mr. James S. Wickham may be employed in the Bureau of the Census upon experimental work in developing tabulating machinery, as authorized by the act of February 26, 1907, appropriating for executive, legislative, and judicial expenses, without examination under the civil-service rules.
01-January 28 1908 On and after March 1, 1908 the classification and pay of mess attendants in the Navy who are citizens of the United States shall be as follows:
Per month.
Mess attendants, first class........................................................................... $30.00
Mess attendants, second class...................................................................... 25.00
Mess attendants, third class.......................................................................... 20.00

On and after March 1, 1908, all stewards and cooks in the messman branch who are citizens of the United States and who hold, or may receive, certificates of qualification as stewards or cooks, shall receive $5 per month additional to the pay of their rating while holding such certificate, such additional pay to be of a permanent character as regular pay.
01-January 28 1908 Whereas it is found that Executive order of November 11, 1907, setting apart certain lands for the use of the Indians of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation, New Mexico, conflicts in part with Executive order of November 9, 1907, setting apart certain lands as an addition to the Navajo Indian Reservation, New Mexico, said Executive order is hereby so amended that the description of the tract of land thereby set apart for the purpose named therein shall read as follows:

Beginning at a point on the south boundary of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation on the range line between townships 26 and 27 north, ranges 2 and 3 west, New Mexico principal meridian; thence west on said south boundary to the southwest corner of the reservation; thence continuing west on the township line between townships 26 and 27 north to the northwest corner of township 26 north, range 5 west; thence south to the southwest corner of township 22 north, range 5 west; thence east along the township line between townships 21 and 22 north to the northeast corner of township 21 north, range 4 west; thence continuing east over unsurveyed lands along what would be, if established, the township line between townships 21 and 22 north to what would be, if established, the southeast corner of township 22 north, range 2 west; thence north over unsurveyed lands to what will be when established the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 2 west; thence west over unsurveyed lands along what would be, if established, the township line between townships 23 and 24 north to what would be, if established, the southeast corner of township 24 north, range 4 west; thence north over unsurveyed lands to the southeast corner of township 25 north, range 4 west; thence continuing north along the east line of township 25 north, range 4 west, to the southeast corner of township 26 north, range 4 west; thence east over unsurveyed lands what would be, if established, the township line between townships 25 and 26 north to what would be, if established, the southeast corner of township 26 north, range 3 west; thence north to the place of beginning.
01-January 28 1908 Whereas it is found that Executive order of November 11, 1907, setting apart certain lands for the use of the Indians of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation, N. Mex., conflicts in part with Executive order of November 9, 1907, setting apart certain lands as an addition to the Navajo Indian Reservation, N. Mex., said Executive order is hereby so amended that the description of the tract of land thereby set apart for the purpose named therein shall read as follows:

Beginning at a point on the south boundary of the Jicarilla Indian Reservation on the range line between Tps. 26 and 27 N., Rs. 2 and 3 W., New Mexico principal meridian; thence west on said boundary to the southwest corner of the reservation; thence continuing west on the township line between Tps. 26 and 27 N. to the northwest corner of T. 26 N., R. 5 W.; thence east along the township line between Tps. 21 and 22 N. to the northeast corner of T. 21 N., R. 4 W.; thence continuing east over unsurveyed lands along what would be, if established, the township line between Tps. 21 and 22 N. to what would be, if established, the southeast corner of T. 22 N., R. 2 W.; thence north over unsurveyed lands to what will be when established the northeast corner of T. 23 N., R. 2 W.; thence west over unsurveyed lands along what would be, if established, the township line between Tps. 23 and 24 N. to what would be, if established, the southeast corner of T. 24 N., R. 4 W.; thence north over unsurveyed lands to the southeast corner of T. 25 N., R. 4 W.; thence continuing north along the east line of T. 25 N., R. 4 W., to the southeast corner of T. 26 N., R. 4 W.; thence east over unsurveyed lands along what would be, if established, the township line between Tps. 25 and 26 N. to what would be, if established, the southeast corner of T. 26 N., R. 3 W.; thence north to the place of beginning.
01-January 28 1908 Whereas it is found that the Executive order of November 9, 1907, setting apart certain lands in Arizona and New Mexico as an addition to the Navajo Indian Reservation, conflicts in part with Executive order of November 11, 1907, setting apart certain lands as an addition to the Jicarilla Indian Reservation, N. Mex., said Executive order is hereby so amended that the description of the tract of land set apart as an addition to the Navajo Reservation shall read as follows: Beginning at a point on the eastern boundary of the Navajo Reservation where it intersects what would be, if extended, the township line between townships 23 and 24 north; thence east along said township line between townships 23 and 24 north to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 6 west, New Mexico meridian; thence south to the northeast corner of township 21 north, range 6 west; thence east to the northeast corner of township 21 north, range 5 west; thence south to the southeast corner of township 17 north, range 5 west; thence west to the first guide meridian west; thence south on said guide meridian to the southeast corner of township 15 north, range 9 west; thence west along the township line between townships 14 and 15 north to the northwest corner of township 15 north, range 14 west; thence west along the township line between townships 15 and 16 north to the boundary line between the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico; thence south on said boundary line to the northeast corner of township 23 north, range 31 east, Gila and Salt River meridian, Arizona; thence west on the township line between townships 23 and 24 north to the northwest corner of township 23 north, range 29 east; thence south to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 29 east; thence west on the township line between townships 21 and 22 north to the northwest corner of township 21 north, range 26 east; thence south to the southeast corner of township 21 north, range 25 east; thence west on the fifth standard parallel north to the southwest corner of township 21 north, range 22 east; thence north on the range line between ranges 21 and 22 east to its intersection with the south boundary of the Hopi (Moqui) Indian Reservation, Ariz.; thence east to the southeast corner of said Hopi (Moqui) Reservation; thence north on the 110 degrees of longitude west to the south boundary of the Navajo Reservation, Ariz.; thence east along the said south boundary to the boundary line between Arizona and New Mexico; thence continuing east along the boundary line of the Navajo Reservation, N. Mex., to the southeast corner of said reservation; thence north along the east boundary of said Navajo Reservation to the place of beginning.
02-February 4 1908 Mrs. Isabel E. McKinley may be reinstated in the War Department without regard to the length of her separation from that Department.
02-February 4 1908 Schedule A, Subdivision II, paragraphs 6 and 7 of the civil-service rules, are hereby revoked and a new paragraph, to be numbered 6, is inserted, to read as follows, the subsequent paragraphs to be renumbered accordingly:

6. One private secretary or confidential clerk to the superintendent, and one cashier in each mint or assay office.
02-February 6 1908 Providing for Trial by Jury in the Canal Zone
02-February 7 1908 Mr. S. Baillio may be reinstated in the Norfolk Navy-Yard without regard to the length of his separation therefrom.
02-February 7 1908
Mr. Douglas B. Thompson, who was separated from the service on the Isthmus of Panama by reason of illness, may be reinstated with the privilege of transfer to the departmental service if it should appear that any Department desires to appoint him in spite of his physical disablement.
02-February 15 1908 Section 2 of Rule III is hereby amended by adding after the words "industrial teachers" the words "and in the Office of Indian Affairs in the messenger service."

As amended the section will read:
2. Where, in its opinion, the conditions of good administration warrant, the Commission may give noncompetitive examinations to test fitness for (a) transfer, reinstatement, or promotion; (b) appointment of Indians in the Indian service at large as superintendents, teachers, manual-training teachers, kindergartners, physicians, matrons, clerks, seamstresses, farmers, and industrial teachers, and in the Office of Indian Affairs in the messenger service, which examinations shall consist of the same tests of fitness as those applied to other persons seeking appointment through competitive examinations; (c) the appointment of the wife of the superintendent of an Indian school as teacher or matron therein; (d) employment as inspector of safety appliances by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
02-February 20 1908 Hereafter the following procedure shall be strictly observed by officers and employees in the Executive civil service in submitting any recommendations affecting the method of appointment to any position or class of positions now included or which may be included in the classified service under the operation of the civil-service act or rules:

Every recommendation shall be accompanied by a full statement of the reasons therefor, and, if approved by the head of the proper Department or independent bureau, shall be referred to the Civil Service Commission, which body shall submit a report thereon to the President.

No recommendation of the character mentioned shall be submitted by any officer or employee, directly or indirectly, to Congress or to any committee or Member of Congress, except in the manner herein provided, unless such recommendation shall be called for from such officer or employee by the Senate, the House of Representatives, or the Congress.
02-February 21 1908
Mr. Edwyn N. Purvis, a former employee of the Isthmian Canal Service, may be appointed to a clerkship in the classified service in the United States without regard to the provisions of the civil-service rules.
02-February 22 1908 Mr. Edward J. Tupper may be appointed deputy collector and inspector of customs at Stamford, Conn., without compliance with the civil-service rules or the Executive order of January 17, 1873.
02-February 24 1908 It is hereby ordered that all small mangrove and salt grass islets, shoals, sand bars and sand spits, situated in Mosquito Inlet, and in and near the mouths of the Halifax and Hillsboro rivers, in townships sixteen and seventeen south, range thirty-four east of the Tallahassee meridian, Florida, and located within the area segregated by a broken line, and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation to be known as the Mosquito Inlet Reservation.
03-March 3 1908 The following-described tract of public land at Hogan, in the Territory of Alaska, is hereby reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart as a military reservation for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, in the matter of the operation of telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:

That tract of land included within metes and bounds as follows:
Beginning at a point 300 feet west and 2,640 feet north of the middle point of the west wall of the telegraph station, designated by a post marked "U.S.M.R.No.1;" thence south 5,280 feet to a post marked "U.S.M.R.No.2;" thence east 5,280 feet to a post marked "U.S.M.R.No.3;" thence north 5,280 feet to a post marked "U.S.M.R.No.4;" thence west 5,280 feet to the point of beginning. Area, 640 acres, more or less. Bearings true—assuming variation of needle to be thirty-two degrees.
03-March 4 1908 Mr. Charles L. Babcock may be appointed as an immigrant inspector for confidential duty in the Immigration Service in the Department of Commerce and Labor without examination under the civil-service rules.
03-March 4 1908 Mr. Philip W. Reinhard, jr., of New York, confidential clerk to the collector of customs at New York, may be transferred from the excepted to the competitive class because of his faithful service during the past nine years, it being desirable that he continue in the performance of the responsible duties, classified in character, which he has been performing.
03-March 17 1908 Schedule A, Subdivision III, of positions excepted from examination under the civil-service rules, is hereby amended by the addition of the following new paragraph, to be numbered "10:"
10. Care takers of abandoned military reservations or of abandoned or unoccupied military posts, when the positions are filled by retired noncommissioned officers or enlisted men.
03-March 17 1908 Mr. Wilhelm Lutz, assistant chief of police of Porto Rico, may be appointed to a position in the Immigration Bureau of the United States for the reasons set forth in the letter of Governor Post.
03-March 17 1908 It is hereby ordered that the following land and water surfaces on Resurrection Bay, at a place known as Lowell Point, situate on Kenai Peninsula, and represented upon United States Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 8538 as being in approximate longitude 149° 27′ west, latitude 60° 04′ north, in Alaska, containing about 3,350 acres, be, and the same are hereby, reserved for use of the Navy Department as a coaling depot, subject to any existing vested rights of persons within the limits described, viz:
Beginning at extreme low water and extending thence due west (true) to a post about, 20 feet from high water, at the foot of land slide just north of the shoal off the northeast side of Lowell Point and 500 feet south of a waterfall, said post bearing the legend "U. S. Naval Reservation," and extending thence due west-southwest (true) up the face of the bluff to the backbone of the ridge and following the backbone of the ridge in a generally westerly direction to the peak marked "4000" on United States Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 8538; thence due south (true) to the peak marked "3020" on above-named chart; thence continuing due south (true) to Tonsina Creek and across said creek to the right bank; thence following the right bank of said creek to its mouth; thence due east (true) to extreme low water; thence following extreme low water to point of beginning, including all rights in and to the waters of Tonsina Creek, its branches and tributaries, without and within the limits above described.
Executive Order No. 760, dated February 21, 1908, reserving said tract of land for naval purposes, is hereby revoked.
03-March 31 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:

Executive Order No. 750, dated February 6, 1908, providing for a system of jury trials in criminal prosecutions in the Canal Zone, wherein the penalty of death or imprisonment for life may be inflicted, is hereby modified by striking out of line 1 and 2, section 2, and out of line 4 and 5 of the same section, the words "collector of revenue" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "tax collector."
04-April 4 1908 It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays, until further notice, during the months and at the naval stations hereinbelow named, four hours, exclusive of time for luncheon, shall constitute a day's work for skilled mechanics and laborers and employees in the classified service at said naval stations; viz:
Naval Stations:
Cavlte and Olongapo, P. I.: April, May, and June;
Guam: July, August, and September;
Tutuila: December, January, and February;
Honolulu: July, August, and September;
Guantanamo: June, July, and August;
San Juan, P. R.: August, September, and October:
Provided, That if any skilled mechanic or laborer shall work more than four hours on any Saturday during the months aforesaid he shall be paid for such extra work at the rate of fifty per centum in addition to his regular and normal compensation and no more.
04-April 4 1908 The following described parcel of land situated in Sitka, Alaska, which was included in the reservations for public purposes made on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, dated June 19, 1890, by executive order, dated June 21, 1890, is hereby transferred from the Navy Department to the War Department for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, as a site for a cable house and station in the operation of military cable and telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:

All that parcel of land included within metes and bounds as follows:
Commencing at low-water mark on the south side of the west end of Lincoln street; thence along the south side of said Lincoln street about 200 feet in a northeasterly direction to the northwest corner of lot occupied by United States court-house and jail building; thence in a southeasterly direction along the west fence of said lot 200 feet to low-water mark; and thence along low-water mark in a westerly and northwesterly direction to the point of beginning.
04-April 8 1908 It is hereby ordered that all islands embraced within the group known as the Dry Tortugas, located in the Gulf of Mexico, near the western extremity of the Florida Keys, approximately in latitude twenty-four degrees, thirty-eight minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees, fifty-two minutes west from Greenwich, and situated within the area segregated by a broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding-ground for native birds; but the reservation made by this order is not intended to interfere with the use of these islands for necessary military purposes under the Executive Order of September 17, 1845, creating the Dry Tortugas Military Reservation, nor to, in any manner, vacate such order, except that such military use shall not extend to the occupation of the islet known as Bird Key. This reservation to be known as Tortugas Keys Reservation.
04-April 13 1908 Mr. Harry A. Strohm, of Indiana, a third-class postmaster, who has had nine years' experience, may be appointed as a special agent of the Division of Classification in the Office of the Third Assistant Postmaster-General without examination under the civil-service rules.
04-April 15 1908
Mr. Henry C. Towers, an expert in the Bureau of Forestry, of the Department of Agriculture, may be appointed to the competitive position of expert and chief of the section of purchases in the same service without examination under the civil-service rules.
04-April 16 1908
The following described tract of land at Fairbanks, in the Territory of Alaska, is hereby reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart as a military reservation for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, for a wireless telegraph station in the matter of the operation of telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:

That tract of land included within metes and bounds as follows:
Beginning at a stake, centered with a tack, and marked "Initial Stake No. 1;" thence N. 81° 50′ E. 18 feet to the left bank of the Chena River at its intersection with the south line of the Independent Lumber Company's property; thence in a southerly direction following the meanderings of the left bank of the Chena River approximately 853 feet; thence S. 81° 50′ W. 16 feet to a stake, centered with a tack, and marked "Stake No. 2;" thence S. 81° 50′ W. 1,100 feet to a stake, centered with a tack, and marked "Stake No. 3;" thence N. 8° 10′ W. 850 feet to a stake, centered with a tack, and marked "Stake No. 4;" thence N. 81° 50′ E. 982 feet to initial stake No. 1, the point of beginning. Area, 19 acres, more or less. All courses are referred to the true meridian.
04-April 17 1908
Mr. William S. Murphy, of Mississippi, may be appointed as a Chinese inspector in the Immigration Service without examination under the civil-service rules on account of his extensive experience in court practice and special qualifications, it being intended to utilize his capabilities at present in a position where there is great need of an officer who has legal training of a practical character.
04-April 20 1908 Mr. Alpheus H. Mahone may be reinstated as a fish culturist in the Bureau of Fisheries without reference to the time limit of eligibility prescribed by the civil-service rules.
04-April 21 1908 The civil-service rules are hereby amended by adding to Schedule A the following section:
X.—Interstate Commerce Commission.
1. Not exceeding 20 special agents under the division of prosecutions, subject to such evidence of qualification as the Civil Service Commission may prescribe after consultation with the Interstate Commerce Commission: Provided, That should the Civil Service Commission at any time have reason to believe that the privilege afforded by this section is abused, it may revoke it.
04-April 23 1908 Mr. John Krey may be reinstated as an assistant engineer in the Engineer Department of the United States Army in the discretion of the Secretary of War and should the needs of the service so require, without reference to the time limit of the civil-service rules.
04-April 24 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:

Section 436 of act No. 14 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Every person who wilfully injures, defaces, or removes any signal, monument, building, or appurtenance thereto, placed, erected or used by persons engaged in the United States Coast Survey, or Isthmian Canal Commission, or any public service company within the Canal Zone, knowing the same to be a boundary or survey monument, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
04-April 30 1908 Enlarging Camp Stotsenburg Military Reservation Near Angeles, Pampanga, Luzon, Philippine Islands
05-May 1 1908 The appointment of Mrs. Katherine J. Fenton to a position as departmental clerk copyist draftsman, or copyist topographic draftsman, in the departments at Washington is hereby permitted without compliance with the civil-service rules.
05-May 1 1908 Reserving Fourteen Tracts of Land in Alaska for Stations on Third Section of United States Military Telegraph Lines
05-May 12 1908 The following named gentlemen are designated as members of a Commission, hereby created, to examine the laws of the United States for the better security of the lives of passengers and crews on board vessels of the United States, with a view to their revision, and to recommend to me such changes as, in their judgment, the public interests seem to require:
Capt. Adolph Marx, U. S. N., Chairman of the Light-House Board, Chairman.
Hon. Charles Earl, Solicitor of the Department of Commerce and Labor.
Hon. Eugene T. Chamberlain, Commissioner of Navigation.
Hon. George Uhler, Supervising Inspector-General, Steamboat Inspection Service.
Commander William Strother Smith, U. S. N.
05-May 12 1908 On June 11, 1907, an executive order was issued under which the heads of the Executive Departments formed a committee on grades and salaries. This committee prepared clear and concise tables of estimates for positions and salaries in conformity with the schedule and recommendations of the committee on department methods of January 4, 1907. In the absence of action by Congress on the general subject of departmental grades the heads of the executive departments and independent government establishments are hereby ordered to arrange the present salaries in said executive departments and independent Government establishments so as to conform, as nearly as may be, to the principles underlying the report of the committee on grades and salaries.
Owing to the fact that the annual salaries attaching to adjacent grades often differ by as much as $200, it will, of course, be impossible to do more than approximate this plan, and in many cases also it will be impossible to make changes with exact adaptation to individual efficiency. But the good of the service urgently demands that as far as practicable the rule be followed of paying similar salaries for similar grades of work, and that to each position shall be assigned the person best fitted for it, as shown by work already accomplished.
05-May 13 1908 Pursuant to section 12 of Act of Congress approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes" (32 Stat. L., 691), the following-described public lands, situated on the Island of Biliran, Philippine Islands, are hereby reserved, subject to private rights, if any there be, and to the conditions hereinafter set forth, for military purposes, viz: All public lands within metes and bounds described as follows:

Beginning on the west shore of Biliran Island at a point on the south bank of the Busali River at its mouth; thence approximately N. 82° 00′ 00″ E. 5,820 meters, more or less, to the summit of a prominent knoll; thence due east 2,000 meters; thence due north to the intersection with a line running east from a point 2,000 meters from the summit of Catmon Mountain on the ridge extending north-northeast from said summit; thence due west to said point 2,000 meters from summit of Catmon Mountain on the ridge extending north-northeast from said summit; thence by a straight line to a point, on the shore at the line of mean high water, 500 meters in a general northwest direction from the right bank of the Catmon River at its mouth; thence in a general southeast direction, along the line of mean high water, to the initial point. There is also included with this reservation all land lying under the waters of Biliran Bay fronting the reservation to a distance of 1,000 meters from the line of mean high water. Area: 6,632.3 hectares, more or less. The bearings are true.

The said reservation is made subject to the following conditions:
That no private property shall be taken or destroyed without first making payment therefor; that no private parties who are at present lawful owners or occupants, or in the lawful possession or occupation of the land required for this reservation, shall be dispossessed or disturbed in their ownership, possession, or occupation, until their ownership or right to possession or occupancy has been extinguished by due process of law and all lawful claims of such owners or occupants have been fully paid.
05-May 16 1908 The following-described tract of public land at Chena, in the Territory of Alaska, is hereby reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart as a military reservation for the use of the Signal Corps, United States Army, in the matter of the operation of telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:

That tract of land included within metes and bounds as follows:
Beginning at a stake 2″ x 4″ (Corner No. 1), located at the southeast corner of said tract, and also distant west 23.5 feet from corner of residence of H. A. Currier; thence north 200 feet to a similar stake (Corner No. 2), and also distant west 23.5 feet from the northwest corner of lot of H. A. Currier on First street; thence west 100 feet to a similar stake (Corner No. 3) ; thence south 200 feet to a similar stake (Corner No. 4); thence east, along Front street, 100 feet, to Corner No. 1, the point of beginning. Area, 20,000 square feet. The bearings are true. Lat. 64° 50′ N.; long. 148° 00′ W.
05-May 23 1908 Mr. Richard H. Taylor, of California, may be continued as an immigrant inspector for assignment to special investigations of a confidential character in the Department of Commerce and Labor so long as the department may regard such services necessary and in the interest of good administration.
05-May 26 1908 Mr. John M. Jones may be employed as an expert familiar with modern tariff and traffic conditions in the Interstate Commerce Commission without examination under the civil-service rules. This employment may be terminated at any time in the discretion of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
06-June 2 1908 Mr. Charles Lutz may be employed in charge of statistics and accounts under the Interstate Commerce Commission without examination under the civil-service rules. This employment may be terminated at any time in the discretion of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
06-June 8 1908 A national conservation commission to consider and advise the President upon the condition and needs of the natural resources of the country has been appointed by the President. The heads of the executive departments, bureaus, and other government establishments are hereby instructed to secure, compile, and furnish to the said commission all such information and data relevant to its work as the commission may from time to time request, and as may be respectively within the lawful powers of such departments, bureaus, and government establishments to secure, compile, or furnish, and not inconsistent with express provisions of law.
06-June 9 1908 Mr. William J. Dow may be reinstated in the Government Printing Office and appointed as private secretary to the Public Printer without reference to the time limitation prescribed by the civil-service rules.
06-June 15 1908 The requirements under Civil Service Rule VIII regarding temporary appointments, as amended by executive order of January 27, 1908, are hereby waived as to temporary appointments in the Treasury Department under the act of Congress approved May 30, 1908, "To amend the national banking laws." Temporary appointments under the act above referred to may be made by the Secretary of the Treasury without regard to civil-service rules for such time as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of the act mentioned.
06-June 15 1908 Mr. Andrew Christensen, a former employee of the classified service, may be appointed as a special agent of the General Land Office without reference to the limitations of the reinstatement and transfer rules.
06-June 18 1908
Mr. John McCarthy, commissary sergeant, U. S. Army, retired, may be appointed without examination to the position of laborer in charge of warehouse, Subsistence Department at large, New York, N. Y., by reason of the unusual experience and training required by the position and possessed by Mr. McCarthy.
06-June 19 1908 Mr. Frank E. Elder may be reinstated in the Government Printing Office without regard to the fact that he has been separated from that office for more than a year.
06-June 24 1908 Mr. Basil Miles may be appointed as superintendent of the division of foreign mails in the Post-Office Department without examination under the civil-service rules.
06-June 25 1908 Schedule A, Subdivision II, paragraph 4, of the civil-service rules, which at present excepts from the requirement of examination:

In the New York customs district: One paymaster; stitch counters,

is hereby amended to read as follows:

In the New York customs district: Two paymasters; stitch counters.
06-June 26 1908 It is hereby ordered that on and after July 1, 1908, the land within the boundaries shown on the attached diagram, heretofore set apart, reserved and proclaimed as parts of the Bitterroot and Weiser National Forests, shall be known as the Nezperce National Forest. It is not intended by this order to release any land from reservation or to reserve any land not heretofore embraced in a National Forest.
07-July 2 1908 It is hereby ordered that on and after July 1, 1908, the land within the boundaries shown on the attached diagram, heretofore set apart, reserved, and proclaimed as the Sierra National Forest, shall be known as the Sequoia National Forest. The remaining portions of the Sierra National Forest shall continue reserved and constitute the Sierra National Forest, and parts of the Stanislaus, Inyo and Mono National Forests. It is not intended by this order to release any land from reservation or to reserve any land not heretofore embraced in a National Forest.
07-July 2 1908 Mr. Joe M. Johnson may be reinstated in the Government Printing Office without regard to the length of his separation therefrom.
07-July 16 1908 W. S. Lowe, Grosvenor A. Porter, T. E. Brentz, and E. E. Kinnett, of Oklahoma, may be appointed without reference to the civil-service rules as experts in the suppression of the liquor traffic among the Indians.
07-July 16 1908 Mr. Herman Gluck, whose services as a deputy collector of internal revenue at New York were discontinued on March 1, 1907, may be reinstated without regard to the expiration of his year of eligibility.
07-July 16 1908
George Terwilliger may be reinstated in the Government Printing Office without regard to the length of his separation from the service.
07-July 18 1908 Mr. William E. Shields may be reinstated in the Government Printing Office without regard to the length of his separation from the office.
07-July 18 1908 It is hereby ordered that the west half of the southwest quarter of section 1; the east half of the southeast quarter of section 2; the north half of the northeast quarter, the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 3; the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter and lot 4 of section 10; all in township 17 south, range 13 west; and the west tier of section 6, consisting of lots 4, 5, 6 and 7 of said section, in township 17 south, range 12 west; all lying north of the military reservation of Fort Bayard, New Mexico, and within the limits of the Gila National Forest as established by Proclamation of the President of July 21, 1905, be further withdrawn from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights if any there be, for military purposes to protect the water supply of Fort Bayard: Provided, That this withdrawal for use by the War Department shall not revoke the withdrawal of the land as a part of the Gila National Forest made by the Proclamation of July 21, 1905, but both withdrawals shall stand together, the withdrawal for the War Department being the dominant one, and whenever the use of the land as a National Forest does not interfere with the protection of the water supply of Fort Bayard, such use shall not be interfered with, but the lands shall not be subject to appropriation under any of the public land laws.
07-July 25 1908 It is hereby ordered that all that tract of public land at Tanana, adjoining the military reservation of Fort Gibbon, Alaska, included within metes and bounds as hereinafter set forth, be and hereby is reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart as a military reservation for the use of the Signal Corps, United States Army, viz:

Beginning at Corner No. 1, marked by an iron-pipe monument about 3 feet high and about 3 inches in diameter, being centered with a tack by means of a wooden plug, and placed at the intersection of the east line of the Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Military Reservation and the north line of S. A. Homestead Claim of the North American Transportation and Trading Company, said point of intersection being approximately 668 feet due north of the monument at the southeast corner of the said Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Military Reservation; thence S. 83° 30′ E. 800 feet, following the north boundary line of the said homestead, to Corner No. 2, marked by a monument of the same description as said monument at Corner No. 1; thence due north 1,000 feet to Corner No. 3, marked by a monument of the same description as said monument at Corner No. 1; thence N. 83° 30′ W. 800 feet to Corner No. 4, marked by a monument of the same description as said monument at Corner No. 1, and situated on the east line of the said Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Military Reservation; thence due south 1,000 feet, following the east boundary line of the said Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Military Reservation, to Corner No. 1, the place of beginning; containing an area of 18.25 acres, more or less. All courses are referred to the true meridian.

The said premises include a part of the homestead entry of Arthur J. Campbell; which entry has been relinquished as to so much of the land as is covered by this Order, by deed of the said Arthur J. Campbell, dated March 23, 1908, and recorded March 30, 1908, in Volume 2 of Deeds, page 250, Rampart recording district, Alaska.
08-August 3 1908 Subdivision III, section 3, of the regulations to govern the employment of unskilled laborers in federal offices outside of Washington, D. C., is hereby amended by the addition of the following words: "but eligible registers may be extended for a longer time by direction of the Civil Service Commission, when such action is deemed necessary in the interests of the service."

The amended section will read as follows:
Sec. 3. The period of eligibility shall be one year from the date of entry upon the register; but eligible registers may be extended for a longer time by the direction of the Civil Service Commission, when such action is deemed necessary in the interests of the service.
08-August 8 1908 It is hereby ordered that all keys and islands of the Florida Keys group, between latitude 24° 27′ and 24° 40′ north, and longitude 81° 49′ and 82° 10′ west from Greenwich, as the same are shown upon coast survey chart No. 170, and located within the area segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. This reservation is subject to, and is not intended to interfere with, the use of "Marquesas Keys" for life-saving purposes, reserved by Executive Order of March 12, 1884, nor with the use of "Man Key" and "Woman Key," reserved for naval purposes by Executive Order of June 8, 1908; nor is it intended in any manner to vacate such orders. This reservation to be known as Key West Reservation.
08-August 8 1908 It is hereby ordered that all islands situated in Lower Klamath Lake, and the marsh and swamp lands unsuitable for agricultural purposes in townships thirty-nine, forty, and forty-one south, ranges eight and nine, and township forty-one south, range ten, all east of the Willamette Meridian, Oregon, and in townships forty-seven and forty-eight north, ranges one, two and three east of Mount Diablo Meridian, California, and situated within the area segregated by a broken line, as shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding-ground for native birds. The taking or the destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit within the reserved territory any of the acts hereby enjoined. This order is made subject to and is not intended to interfere with the use of any part of the reserved area by the Reclamation Service acting under the provisions of the act approved June 17, 1902, or any subsequent legislation. This reserve to be known as Klamath Lake Reservation.
08-August 14 1908 It is hereby ordered that the following areas of submerged lands, reefs and rocks be added to the military reservations on Batan Island, Luzon, and on the Island of Cacraray, Albay Province, Philippine Islands, as declared by Executive Order of March 10, 1906 (G. 0., No. 60, War Department, March 23, 1906), viz:

1. To the military reservation on Batan Island:

All submerged areas, reefs and rocks between the low-water boundary of said reservation, as described in said order, and a line in the sea parallel to and 1,000 yards out beyond the said low-water boundary—the easterly boundaries of the lands herein added to the reservation being a line drawn due north in Gaba Bay from the point where the present eastern boundary meets low-water line of said bay, and a line S. 18° 10′ E. into Caracaran Bay from the point where the said eastern boundary meets the low-water line of Caracaran Bay.


2. To the military reservation on the Island of Cacraray:

All submerged areas, reefs and rocks between the low-water boundary of the existing reservation and a line in the sea 1,000 yards out beyond the said low-water boundary-the side lines of the lands herein added to said reservation being drawn from the points where the north and south boundaries of the said reservation meet the low-water boundary at right angles to the general direction of the shore line at said points, respectively.

08-August 14 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:

Section 344 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows:

"Section 344. Grand larceny is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding ten years."
08-August 18 1908 It is hereby ordered that all smallest legal subdivisions which touch the shoreline of Lakes Malheur and Harney and the streams and waters connecting these lakes in township twenty-five south, ranges thirty-two, thirty-two and one-half and thirty-three; township twenty-six south, ranges twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two and thirty-three; township twenty-seven south, ranges twenty-nine, twenty-nine and one-half, thirty and thirty-two, all east of the Willamette Meridian, Oregon, together with all islands and unsurveyed lands situated within the meander lines of said lakes and connecting waters, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, are hereby reserved, subject to valid existing rights, and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding-ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatsoever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit within the reserved territory any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as Lake Malheur Reservation.
08-August 27 1908 Mr. Harry H. Weddle, of California, may be appointed as inspector in charge at San Diego, Cal., in the Immigration Service without examination under the civil-service act and rules.
08-August 28 1908 It is hereby ordered that all of the unappropriated public lands lying within the meander lines of Chase Lake in township one hundred and forty-one north, range sixty-nine west of the Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota, as shown upon the township plat of survey approved November 3, 1875, and as segregated by the broken lines upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a reserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatsoever is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit within the reserved territory any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as Chase Lake Reservation.
09-September 3 1908 The civil-service rules, Schedule A, Section III, War Department, is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph, to be numbered 11, and to read as follows:
11. Civilian professors, instructors, and teachers in the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and in the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
09-September 3 1908 Frank Dingman, C. W. G. Brett, Raymond Bartlett, and Charles F. Young may be appointed under the appropriation "Tabulating statistics, Census Office," in the Bureau of the Census, without reference to the civil-service rules.
09-September 10 1908 The following-named gentlemen, representing the several Executive Departments and one independent government establishment, are hereby designated as members of an Interdepartmental Statistical Committee hereby created, under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, for the purpose of promoting uniformity of statistical methods and results, preventing duplications, rendering possible closer cooperation, and keeping the statistical work of the government abreast of the most modern methods:
Mr. John Ball Osborne, Chief of the Bureau of Trades Relations, Department of State;
Hon. Lawrence O. Murray, Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury;
Major John T. Thompson, Assistant, Ordnance Department, Department of War;
Mr. H. C. Gauss, Private Secretary to the Attorney General, Department of Justice;
Mr. E. T. Bushnell, Chief Clerk to the First Assistant Postmaster General, Post Office Department;
Mr. F. S. Curtis, Chief Clerk, Department of the Navy;
Mr. Clarence J. Blanchard, Statistician, Reclamation Service, Department of the Interior;
Mr. Victor H. Olmsted, Statistician and Chief, Bureau of Statistics, Department of Agriculture;
Mr. Oscar P. Austin, Chief of Bureau of Statistics, Department of Commerce and Labor; and
Prof. Henry C. Adams, In Charge of Statistics and Accounts, Interstate Commerce Commission.
Hon. Lawrence O. Murray, Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury Department, is hereby designated to act as Chairman of this Committee.
The specific duties of the Committee thus created shall be as follows:
(a) To make recommendations with a view to eliminating unnecessary duplication of work and conflicting results.
(b) To make recommendations with a view of utilizing the statistical material in one branch of Government work, with reference to the needs or aims of other branches.
(c) To make recommendations with a view of establishing uniform definitions of statistical terms.
(d) To make recommendations with a view of introducing uniform methods.
(e) To make recommendations in regard to schedules and accompanying instructions relative to any new line of statistical inquiry; to study the needs of the various bureaus and Departments from time to time and above all to test the results achieved, and to investigate whether they are in harmony with each other and modern statistical methods and practice.
(f) To make recommendations regarding the preparation and the place of publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
09-September 15 1908 Doctors Hopkins and Cunningham may be appointed as physicians to teach microscopic work in connection with tropical diseases at the Ancon Hospital, on the Isthmus of Panama, without reference to the civil-service rules.
09-September 15 1908 It is hereby ordered that two small, unsurveyed islets, commonly known as "Bird Island" and "Middle Island," located approximately in latitude twenty-six degrees forty minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees fourteen minutes west from Greenwich, and a small bird island, approximately in latitude twenty-six degrees thirty-seven minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees ten minutes west from Greenwich, all in and near the northern end of Pine Island Sound on the west coast of Florida as shown upon the United States Coast Survey Chart No. 175, and located within the areas segregated by the broken lines and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs or nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatsoever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit within the reserved territory any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as Pine Island Reservation.
09-September 25 1908 Mr. Albert W. Pontius, of Minnesota, may be appointed a clerk, class three, in the Department of State without examination under the civil-service rules.
09-September 26 1908 Mr. Charles H. Cameron, a mounted deputy collector and inspector in the customs service, may be transferred to the position of Chinese inspector in the Immigration Service, Department of Commerce and Labor, without examination under the civil-service rules.
09-September 26 1908 It is hereby ordered that a small, unsurveyed island in Palma Sola bay, Florida, approximately in latitude twenty-seven degrees, twenty-nine minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees forty minutes west from Greenwich, as the same appears upon Coast Survey Chart number one hundred and seventy-five and located within the area segregated by the broken line as shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or the destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reservation to be known as Palma Sola Reservation.
09-September 26 1908 It is hereby ordered that three small islands located in Matlacha Pass, Florida, approximately in latitude twenty-six degrees, thirty-four minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees, four minutes, and latitude twenty-six degrees, thirty-two minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees, three minutes, as the same appear upon Coast Survey Chart number one hundred seventy-five, and one island approximately in latitude twenty-six degrees, thirty-one minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees, two minutes, not shown upon said chart, all west from Greenwich and located within the areas segregated by the broken lines shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs and nests and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as Matlacha Pass Reservation.
09-September 30 1908 George Shaffer, Olof Ekedahl, and Willoughby Culbertson may be continued on clerical duties in the Isthmian Canal Service without examination under the civil-service rules.
09-September 30 1908 The following described tract of public land at Circle, Alaska, is hereby reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart for a wireless telegraph station for the use of the Signal Corps, US Army, in the matter of the operation of telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:

That tract of public land included within metes and bounds (except the tracts "A" and "B" as hereinafter described), as follows:

Beginning at a stake 42 feet north of the northern corner of the northeast concrete pier of tower; thence east 130 feet to a stake, Corner 1; thence south 126 feet to a stake, Corner 2; thence west 250 feet to a stake, Corner 3; thence north 126 feet to a stake, Corner 4; thence east 120 feet to the place of beginning; containing, less the exceptions stated, .71 acre. The courses are magnetic.

Excepted tracts:
"A"—A rectangular tract 14 feet north and south by 23 feet east and west; the northwest corner of which is situate 29 feet west and 24 feet south of the point of beginning.
"B"—A rectangular tract 18 feet north and south by 15 feet east and west; the northwest corner of which is situate 55 feet west and 45 feet north of the southeast corner of the reservation.
10-October 2 1908 Mr. Melvin W. Sheppard may be appointed a night inspector in the customs service at the port of Philadelphia without a compliance with the provisions of the civil service rules and regulations.
10-October 3 1908
Schedule A, Subdivision VIII, relating to the Isthmian Canal Commission, is hereby amended as follows: The present paragraph will be numbered 1, but will remain otherwise unchanged. A new paragraph, to be numbered 2, to read as follows, is hereby added:

2. One inspecting engineer and inspectors in the purchasing department.
10-October 3 1908 The eight persons named in the letter of the Secretary of War, dated September 23, 1908, who have been employed jointly by the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama Railroad Company, may be retained and become a part of the classified force of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon the separation of the work of the two offices.
10-October 7 1908 Section 3 of Civil Service Rule X is hereby amended by adding after the word "executive" the words "or judicial," and by striking out after the word "clauses" the expression "(a)," so that the section as amended will read as follows:

3. Any person may be retransferred to a position in which he was formerly employed, or to any position to which transfer could be made therefrom, if since his transfer he has been continuously in the executive or judicial civil service of the United States or of its insular possessions. Such transfer may be made without compliance with clauses (b), (c), (d), and (e) of section 8 of this rule.
10-October 9 1908 Prior to February 12, 1908, various places in the executive civil service were filled without compliance with the requirements of the civil-service act and rules, because the appointing officers were of the opinion that the terms of an appropriation act or some circumstance implied exception from such requirements. On February 12, 1908, the Attorney-General rendered an opinion holding, in effect, that all places in the executive civil service, except those mentioned in Schedule A of the rules, and except persons employed merely as laborers, and persons whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate, must be filled as a result of open competitive examinations held under the provisions of the law, and that Congress, in the exemption of any position or class of positions from the operation of the civil-service act, must use language indicating clearly and affirmatively its intention that the civil-service rules should not be applied.

Persons whose names are reported to the Civil Service Commission in response to this opinion and who are occupying places whose duties are similar to those of competitive positions may be classified upon approval by the commission, but may be transferred only when, in the opinion of the Civil Service Commission, such transfer is required in the interest of the service, and then only after an appropriate examination by said commission. Vacancies shall be filled in accordance with the civil-service act and rules. If said commission finds that any of these places can not be satisfactorily subjected to competitive tests they may be treated as excepted from examination and their occupants shall not acquire a competitive status.
10-October 12 1908 Captain William Norman may be appointed as assistant inspector of hulls, Steamboat-Inspection Service, at New Orleans, La., without examination under the civil service rules.
10-October 17 1908 Mr. John A. Flickinger, formerly an eligible on the watchman register and three times certified for appointment may be appointed as a watchman in the classified civil service.
10-October 21 1908 Amending Regulations Governing Employment of Unskilled Laborers Outside Washington, D.C. Regarding Demotions and Transfers
10-October 21 1908
Schedule A, Section II, of the civil-service rules, is hereby amended by the addition of a new paragraph, to be numbered 12, and to read as follows:
12. Civilian instructors in the U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service.
10-October 21 1908 The regulations governing the employment of unskilled laborers at Washington, D. C., are hereby amended, viz:

1. By the addition of a new regulation, to be numbered XI, and to read as follows:

Sec. 1. The board, with the authority of the commission, shall have authority to authorize:
(a) The demotion of any person from the classified service to the position of mere unskilled laborer, and the appointment of such person in consequence of such demotion, upon his passing the required physical examination, to the position of mere unskilled laborer, a statement of duties in every instance to be appended to the request of the department for such demotion, showing the duties of the person to be demoted in his former and in his proposed new position.
(b) The temporary appointment of a mere unskilled laborer for a period to exceed thirty days, in cases of great and evident necessity.

2. By adding to the concluding sentence of Regulation VII the words "except as provided in Regulation XI hereof." The amended regulation will read:
Appointment or employment for temporary service shall be made as far as practicable as appointments to permanent positions. Where the needs of the service require, the board may authorize the temporary appointment of any eligible or of a person whose name is not on any register, but no person shall render more than thirty days' temporary service in any period of twelve months where appointed out of his turn, or outside these regulations, except as provided in Regulation XI hereof.

10-October 21 1908 Mr. Frederick Koch may be appointed disciplinarian at the Carlisle, Pa., Indian School, upon noncompetitive examination showing him to be qualified by experience for the position.
10-October 23 1908
Mr. Conrad Henzman, a retired first sergeant, with thirty years' experience in the army, may be appointed without examination as a messenger at military headquarters, New York City.
10-October 23 1908 It is hereby ordered that all of the unsurveyed mangrove and other islands in township forty-two south, range twenty-one east, of the Tallahassee Principal Meridian, Florida, situated southerly from the surveyed shore line, as the same appears upon the official plat of said township in the General Land Office, approved July 23, 1850, and located within the area segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as Island Bay Reservation.
10-October 26 1908 Mrs. Mary A. Eldridge may be reinstated to a clerical position in the office of the Auditor for the War Department on the basis of her former service in the clerical grade in the Patent Office.
10-October 26 1908 It is hereby ordered that the northern part of Montague Point, Montague Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska, on which the United States cables are now landed, embracing all public lands included within metes and bounds as follows, be reserved from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, and set apart for the use of the Signal Corps, United States Army, in the operation of military telegraph lines in Alaska, viz:
Beginning, for the northwest corner, at a small stone monument at high-water mark (latitude 60° 22′ 25″ north; longitude 147° 08′ 00″ west), the position of which is determined by left tangent of Seal Island bearing S. 81° W.; and right tangent of Knowles Head bearing N. 12° E.; thence S. 28° E. 880 yards, to the southwest corner (latitude 60° 22′ 00″ north; longitude 147° 08′ 00″ west); thence N. 62° E. 2,640 yards, to the southeast corner (latitude 60° 22′ 00″ north; longitude 147° 05′ 30″ west), the position of which is determined by right tangent of Knowles Head bearing N. 9° E.; thence following the coast line, which bounds the reservation to the northward and eastward, to the point of beginning. All bearings are magnetic.
10-October 26 1908 It is hereby ordered that all of the lands embraced within the meander survey of a reservoir site located in what is commonly known as the Oregon Basin, embracing five thousand five hundred acres, more or less, in section five, township fifty-one north, range one hundred west, sections nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three and thirty-four, township fifty-two north, range one hundred west of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, together with a strip of land fifty feet wide adjoining said meander survey on the outside and surrounding said reservoir site, as the said reservoir site appears upon the map of the Shoshone River canal, on file in the General Land Office, approved March 13, 1903, and as the same is shown by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, are hereby reserved, subject to valid existing rights, and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Department of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as the Loch-Katrine Reservation.
10-October 28 1908 Mr. Charles W. Edwards, an unclassified laborer in the office of the Register of the Treasury, may be promoted or appointed to the position of classified laborer in the service of the Treasury Department.
11-November 2 1908 It is hereby ordered that Parcel "B" of the Military Reservation of Malate Barracks, commonly called "Cuartel de Malate" situated in the city of Manila, Philippine Islands, as reserved by of May 17, 1905 (G. O., No. 77, War Department, May 27, 1905), be modified so as to include lands bounded and described asfollows:


Beginning at a point marked "1" on plan prepared in the office of the Chief Engineer Officer, Philippines Division, June, 1908, and designated as 'Map of Parcel B' Military Reservation, Cuartel Malate; said point being the intersection of the west building line of Calle Real and the south side of a caIlejon marking the north boundary of the military reservation; also being N. 8° 17′ E. 2.522 meters from a cross-cut in the top of a cannon-shot set into the bottom of the concrete gatepost at the southeast side of the northeast entrance to Parcel "B" Cuartel Malate; thence S. 25° 28′ E. 241.19 meters to point marked "2" on plan; said point being the intersection of the west building line of Calle Real and the northern line of private property declared in decree No. 534 of the Court of Land Registration of the Philippine Islands; also being S. 60° 38′ E. 0.519 meters from a cross cut in the top of the cannon-ball surmounting the pillar at the southeast corner of Parcel "B", Cuartel Malate; thence S. 64° 56′ W 78.33 meters to point "3" on plan; said point being the intersection of the line of private property above described with the line of the exterior crest of the sea wall of the Military Reservation; said property line also being marked with a cut in the concrete top of the sea wall at its exterior edge; thence N 26° 07′ 30″ W. 245.40 meters along the line of the sea wall to point marked "4" on plan; said point being the northwest corner of the sea wall; thence N. 67° 45′ E. 81.38 meters to the point of beginning—including the land between high and low-water mark in Manila Bay in front of said parcel. Area, within metes and bounds described above, 19,387.19 square meters. All bearings true.
11-November 7 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:

1. An appeal from the judgment of a District Court of the Canal Zone may be taken by the defendant by giving notice in open court of his intention so to do at the time the judgment is rendered, or by filing with the court a written notice of appeal within five days thereafter. The appeal may thereupon be perfected by the defendant by filing with the District Court or with the Circuit Court to which the appeal is taken, a bond in a sum fixed by the Judge of said District Court or the Judge of said Circuit Court, but not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, and with one or more sufficient sureties approved by the court or clerk accepting the same, for his appearance and trial upon appeal in the Circuit Court: Provided, That if a money deposit be made in lieu of the bond, the amount to be deposited shall not exceed one-half of the sum required in the bond.
2. Sections 44, 45, and 46 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone are hereby repealed.
11-November 9 1908 Schedule A, Section VIII, paragraph 1, of the civil-service rules, is hereby amended by the addition of the following words at the end of the paragraph:

Unless he was classified by the executive order of November 15, 1904, in a position which was then and is at the time of the proposed transfer in the competitive service.

As amended the paragraph will read as follows:
1. All officers and employees in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon the Isthmus of Panama except those who are to perform the duties of clerk, bookkeeper, stenographer, typewriter, surgeon, physician, trained nurse, or draftsman. Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama paying less than $75 in gold per month may be made without examination under the civil-service rules. No person appointed to the service on the Isthmus of Panama otherwise than through competitive examination or by transfer or promotion from a competitive position shall be transferred to a competitive position, unless he was classified by the executive order of November 15, 1904, in a position which was then and is at the time of the proposed transfer in the competitive service.
11-November 11 1908 Mr. Hilworth T. B. Jones may be appointed as translator at $1,400 per annum, Office of Naval Intelligence, Navy Department.
11-November 12 1908 In accordance with the power vested in me by section 1619, Revised Statutes of the United States, the following duties are assigned to the United States Marine Corps:

(1) To garrison the different navy-yards and naval stations, both within and beyond the continental limits of the United States.

(2) To furnish the first line of the mobile defense of naval bases and naval stations beyond the continental limits of the United States.

(3) To man such naval defenses, and to aid in manning, if necessary, such other defenses, as may be erected for the defense of naval bases and naval stations beyond the continental limits of the United States.

(4) To garrison the Isthmian Canal Zone, Panama.

(5) To furnish such garrisons and expeditionary forces for duties beyond the seas as may be necessary in time of peace.
11-November 13 1908 It is hereby ordered that the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section seven, and the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section eighteen, township seventeen south range twelve west, New Mexico, within the limits of the Gila National Forest as established by proclamations of the President, dated July 21, 1905, and June 18, 1908, be further withdrawn from sale or other disposition, subject to private rights, if any there be, for military purposes to protect the water supply of Fort Bayard: Provided, That this withdrawal for use by the War Department shall not revoke the withdrawal of the land as a part of the Gila National Forest made by said proclamations of July 21, 1905, and June 18, 1908, but both withdrawals shall stand together.
11-November 13 1908 D. L. Howard, John Thompson, and William Lafaire, who were employed in the Quartermaster's Department at San Francisco, Cal., incident to the earthquake and fire of April, 1906, as unskilled laborers for the performance of unclassified duties, without reference to the labor regulations, and who are still in the service, may be retained and shall have the same status as laborers selected from the labor registers.

The retention of any other laborers employed under the same circumstances may be authorized by the Civil Service Commission.
11-November 13 1908 Mr. George F. Cooke may be reinstated to a clerkship of not exceeding $1,000 in any post-office, without reference to the time limitation of the reinstatement rule.
11-November 23 1908 It is hereby ordered that the west half of the southwest quarter of section three, township fifteen north, range four west of the Willamette meridian, in the State of Washington, reserved for the use and occupation of the Chehalis Indians by order of the President dated October 1, 1886, be and the same is hereby, restored to the public domain.

It is hereby directed that the Secretary of the Interior allot to Ada McKay, a Skokomish half-blood Indian, the land above described in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the act of Congress approved February 8, 1887 (24 Stat. L., 388), as amended by the act of February 28, 1891 (26 Stat. L., 794).
11-November 24 1908 Paragraph 11 of Subdivision VI of Schedule A of classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by striking out the word "five" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "three." As amended the paragraph will read:

11. Three special agents of the General Land Office to investigate fraudulent entries and other matters of a criminal nature.
11-November 24 1908 It is hereby ordered that hereafter no officer, clerk, or employee in the executive service of the government (except postmasters at offices of the fourth class and rural carriers), who is also a notary public, shall charge or receive any compensation whatever for performing any notarial act for an officer, clerk, or employee of the government in his official capacity, or for any person when, in the case of such person the act is performed during the hours of such notary's service to the government. Disobedience of this order shall be ground for immediate dismissal from the service.

This order shall not apply to oaths of disinterestedness or other oaths required to be made by law, provided that the work in connection therewith is not performed during office hours.

For the purposes of this order, the expression "office hours" shall be construed to include the half hour allowed each working day for luncheon.
11-November 24 1908 Reserving Lands on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, for Observation Stations in Connection with Defensive Works
11-November 24 1908 It is hereby ordered that all that tract of public land located on the north side of the Gulkana River, Alaska, near the trail crossing the same, and about four miles above the confluence of the Gulkana and Copper rivers, which is included within metes and bounds as follows, be reserved from sale or other disposition, and set apart for the use of the Signal Corps, United States Army, in its operation and maintenance of the military lines in Alaska, viz:

Beginning at the corner post marked "U. S. M. R. No. 1," at the west end of the extreme south boundary of the reservation, which post bears S. 55° W. 144.43 feet from the west end of south wall of Gulkana Telegraph Station; thence N. 49° E. 1,000 feet to postmarked "U. S. M. R. No. 2;" thence S. 41° E. 1,000 feet to post marked "U. S. M. R. No. 3;" thence S. 49° W. 1,000 feet to postmarked "U. S. M. R. No. 4;" thence N. 41° W. 1,000 feet to point of beginning. The bearings given are referred to the true meridian. Magnetic declination, 1908, 30° east.
11-November 25 1908 Amendment of Executive Order No. 330-B of June 12, 1905, Establishing Limits of Punishment for Enlisted Men of the Army
11-November 25 1908 Mr. Stephen C. Stuntz may be appointed a soil bibliographer in the Bureau of Soils, Department of Agriculture, without reference to the provisions of the civil-service act and rules.
11-November 30 1908 Schedule A, Subdivision V, paragraph 4 of the civil-service rules, is hereby amended to read as follows:

4. All employees on star routes and in post-offices having no city free delivery service, other than postmasters of the fourth class, in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin,' and Michigan.
11-November 30 1908
Fourth-class postmasters having been classified in certain States and time being necessarily required before any positions in such offices can be filled by examination and certification from the Civil Service Commission, any vacancy in such post-offices occurring prior to the time at which the Civil Service Commission shall certify to the Post-Office Department that it is able to hold examinations and make certifications to such positions may be filled by the Post-Office Department without examination.
12-December 1 1908
Deaf-mutes may be admitted to examination for all places in the classified civil service of the United States whose duties, in the opinion of the Civil Service Commission, they are capable of performing.
12-December 1 1908 It is hereby ordered that the Military Reservation of Camp Overton, situated at Nonucan, about three miles west of Iligan, in the Island of Mindanao, Philippine Islands, as reserved by executive order, dated July 11, 1903 (G. O. No. 112, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, July 31, 1903), be enlarged by the addition thereto of land for a target range, so that the reservation, as enlarged, will include all public lands, and those only, within metes and bounds, as follows:

Starting at the mouth of the Nonucan River and running thence along low-water mark in an easterly direction about 1,737.36 meters to the center of the mouth of Timonora Creek; thence following the center of the bed of Timonora Creek to a point 815.34 meters from low-water mark at the mouth of said creek, in general direction south 24 degrees east; thence south 58 degrees 47 minutes west about 454.15 meters to the top of ridge separating the valleys of Timonora Creek and Nonucan River; thence following said ridge in a general direction south 8 degrees east 5,562.62 meters to a point near old Spanish trail; thence due west 396.24 meters; thence north 17 degrees 40 minutes west 5,821.66 meters to concrete monument; thence south 7 degrees 15 minutes west 2,072.64 meters to concrete monument; thence south 48 degrees 32 minutes west 691.90 meters to a point in face of rock on west bank of Agus River 137.16 meters south of Maria Christina Falls; thence following west bank of Agus River, general direction north 34 degrees west 1,871.47 meters to concrete monument on beach at mouth of Agus River; thence along low-water mark of coast line in general direction north 51 degrees 30 minutes east for 2,124.46 meters to starting point at mouth of Nonucan River.
12-December 3 1908 Schedule A, Subdivision III, section 4, of the civil service rules, is hereby amended to read as follows:
4. United States army transport service: Longshoremen employed by the department at ports in the United States; trade and noneducational employees in the Philippine Islands, and all employees on transport ships other than clerks.
The transfer or promotion of any person brought into the competitive service by this amendment shall be subject to the civil service rules and the following limitations:
(a) If he has had less than five years' service he may not be transferred or promoted to any position except upon passing the examination prescribed for such position; if his transfer is proposed to a position in the clerical grade, and is otherwise permissible under the rules, he may not be so transferred until he has passed the prescribed examination with the rating required for promotion to the clerical grade in the departments at Washington; if his transfer is proposed to a position other than clerical he may not be transferred until he has passed the prescribed examination with the rating required for original entrance to such position.
(b) If he has had five years' or more satisfactory service he may be transferred to a position of no higher grade without examination; but he may not be transferred to a position of a higher grade without passing the prescribed examination for original entrance to such position, regardless of the length of his service.

12-December 3 1908 Mr. Dell A. Baker may be appointed to the position of deputy collector in the office of the collector of customs at the port of New York.
12-December 9 1908 Prescribing Regulations for Physical Examinations for Marine Corps Officers
12-December 9 1908
Mrs. Georgia M. Sargent, widow of the late Commissioner-General of Immigration, Frank P. Sargent, may be appointed to a position in the classified service without examination under the civil-service rules.
12-December 10 1908 The executive order of March 21, 1908, permitting the appointment of Mr. Wilhelm Lutz, assistant chief of police of Porto Rico, to a position in the Immigration Bureau of the United States, is hereby amended to permit his appointment to a position in the Customs Service of the United States.
12-December 11 1908 Walter R. Gallaher, a clerk at $1,800 per annum in the Isthmian service, may be transferred to a classified clerical position in the United States.
12-December 18 1908 Mr. Herman W. Kuchmeister, an assistant weigher in the Customs Service at Boston, may be promoted to day inspector without further examination.
12-December 22 1908
Miss Clare Kiggins may be appointed to a position in the departmental classified service upon passing such appropriate noncompetitive examination for the place to be filled as the Commission may prescribe.
12-December 23 1908 Transfer of Clerks Serving in Cuba to Classified Service
12-December 23 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provided by law or ordered, H. A. Gudger is appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone, at a salary of six thousand five hundred dollars per annum.

Effective January 4, 1909.
12-December 23 1908 Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provided by law or ordered, Wesley M. Owen, is appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone, at a salary of six thousand dollars per annum.

Effective January 4, 1909.
12-December 28 1908 The requirement of Rule X, that a person to be eligible for transfer must have been in the service at least six months next preceding the transfer, is hereby waived to permit the transfer of Mr. W. W. Adams from the postal service to the position of deputy collector of internal revenue upon his passing an appropriate examination prescribed by the Commission.
12-December 28 1908 Authorizing Remission for Portion of Chinese Boxer Rebellion Indemnity
12-December 30 1908 It is hereby ordered that the unallotted lands in Tps. 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 N., Rs. 5, 6, 7, and 8 W., and Tps. 22 and 23 N., Rs. 6, 7, and 8 W. of the New Mexico principal meridian, withdrawn from sale and settlement and set apart for the use of the Indians as an addition to the Navajo Reservation by Executive orders dated November 9, 1907, and January 28, 1908, be, and the same are hereby, restored to the public domain, except the following-described lands, embracing 110 unapproved allotments, namely:
The SW. ¼ of sec. 23, T. 17 N., R. 5 W.; the S. ½ of sec. 35, T. 18 N., R. 5 W.; sec. 23 and the N. ½ of sec. 25, T. 19 N., R. 5 W.; the W. ½ of sec. 5 and the E. ½ of sec. 6, T. 20 N., R. 6 W., unsurveyed; the NW. ¼ of sec. 3, the NE. ¼ of sec. 4, the S. ½ of sec. 5, the NW. ¼ of sec. 8, sec. 17, the N. ½ of sec. 19, sec. 20, and the SE. ¼ of sec. 31, T. 21 N., R. 6 W.; the W. ½ of sec. 33, the S. ½ of sec. 34, and the W. ½ of sec. 35, T. 22 N., R. 6 W.; the N. ½ of sec. 3, sec. 4, the W. ½ and the SE. ¼ of sec. 7, the SE. ¼ of sec. 8, sec. 9, the W. ½ of sec. 16, secs. 17 and 18, the N. ½ and the SE. ¼ of sec. 19, sec. 20, the W. ½ of sec. 21, the E. ½ of sec. 22, sec. 23, the NW. ¼ of sec. 28, the N. ½ of sec. 29, and the NE. ¼ of sec. 30, T. 20 N., R. 7 W.; the W. ½ of sec. — , the SE. ¼ of sec. 19, the SW. ¼ of sec. 20, the N. ½ and the SE. ¼ of sec. 24, the E. ½ of sec. 25, the SW. ¼ of sec. 26, the S. ½ of sec. 27, the SE. ¼ of sec. 28, the NW. ¼ of sec. 29, the NE. ¼ of sec. 30, the E. ½ of sec. 33, sec. 34, and the W. ½ of sec. 35, T. 21 N., R. 7 W., and secs. 1 and 12 and the SE. ¼ of sec. 11, T. 21 N., R. 8 W. of the New Mexico principal meridian.
01-January 1 1909
Mr. C. M. Huntington may be admitted to examination without reference to the provisions of the civil-service rules disqualifying him for examination.
01-January 6 1909 Providing that Railroad Cars in Canal Zone Be Equipped with Safety Appliances
01-January 7 1909
Enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps, while being transported on an Army transport, shall be subject to and obey the United States Army Transport Service Regulations, and shall be liable to their proportionate share of police and guard duty whenever the commanding officer of troops on board the transport shall deem it advisable to divide those duties between the enlisted men of the Army and those of the Navy or Marine Corps on board. Enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps may also be called upon, but only when, in the judgment of said commanding officer, there is an emergency, to perform such duty as their special knowledge and skill may enable them to perform.

Enlisted men of the Army, while being transported on a naval vessel, shall be subject to and obey the regulations of the ship, and shall be liable to their proportionate share of police and guard duty whenever the commanding officer of the ship shall deem it advisable to divide those duties between the enlisted men of the Navy and those of the Army on board. Enlisted men of the Army may also be called upon, but only when, in the judgment of said commanding officer, there is an emergency, to perform such duties as their special knowledge and skill may enable them to perform.

All orders to enlisted men of the Navy or Marine Corps on board an Army transport, or to enlisted men of the Army on board a naval vessel, shall, as far as practicable, be given through their respective officers, noncommissioned or petty officers.
01-January 9 1909 Rule X is hereby amended by the addition of a paragraph to be numbered 11, to read as follows:

11. Any person who has served for at least two years in the office of the President of the United States may be transferred to a competitive classified position upon such tests of fitness as the Commission may deem proper.
01-January 11 1909 Mrs. Grace W. Nettleton, whose name stands third on the editorial clerk register from Connecticut, and second on the clerk register from the same State, may be appointed to a clerkship in the Treasury Department.
01-January 11 1909 Miss Fannie C. Chase may be reinstated as a skilled laborer in the Government Printing Office without reference to the time limit prescribed by the civil-service rules.
01-January 19 1909 Creating the Council of the Fine Arts
01-January 23 1909 Mr. William H. Baldwin may be continued as a special examiner in the Bureau of Corporations, Department of Commerce and Labor, as long as the department may regard his services necessary and in the interest of good administration.
01-January 26 1909 It is ordered that the Pelican Island Reservation, Florida, created by Executive Order of March 13, 1903, for the protection of native birds, be and the same is hereby enlarged so as to include all unreserved mangrove and other islands situated within Sections nine and ten, township thirty-one south, range thirty-nine east, of the Tallahassee Meridian, Florida, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.
01-January 27 1909 Mr. Edwin W. Hutcheson may be reinstated in the classified service in any department or independent executive establishment, subject to his passing an appropriate examination.
01-January 28 1909 Mr. Edward C. Baker, who has served as American vice-consul and marshal of the Consular Court at Foochow, China, and in a similar capacity at Amoy, and who has recently taken a thorough examination to test his qualifications for promotion in the Consular Service, may be appointed as a clerk of class 3 in the Department of State, where his services are needed because of his special knowledge of affairs in the Far East.
01-January 30 1909 Mr. Daniel F. Dolan may be reinstated as a post-office inspector and will be suspended for sixty days from the date of his reinstatement.
02-February 3 1909 Schedule A of classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, is hereby amended by the addition to Subdivision II, relating to the Treasury Department, of a paragraph to read as follows:

13. National-bank examiners and receivers under the office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
02-February 3 1909 It is hereby ordered that the following islets and reefs, namely: Cure Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Lysianski or Pell Island, Laysan Island, Mary Reef, Dowsetts Reef, Gardiner Island, Two Brothers Reef, French Frigate Shoal, Necker Island, Frost Shoal and Bird Island, situated in the Pacific Ocean at and near the extreme western extension of the Hawaiian Archipelago between latitudes 23° and 29° north, and longitudes 160° and 180° west from Greenwich, and located within the area segregated by the broken lines shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set apart, subject to valid existing rights, for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.

This reservation to be known as the Hawaiian Islands Reservation.
02-February 10 1909 Mr. Charles B. Brewer may be reinstated as a ship draftsman in the Bureau of Construction and Repairs, Navy Department, without reference to the length of time he has been separated from the service.
02-February 10 1909 Mr. James J. Smith may be promoted from night inspector to day inspector in the Customs Service at the port of New York.
02-February 13 1909 It is hereby ordered that the following-described lands lying to the north of the naval reservation, Olongapo, Philippine Islands, be, and the same are hereby, reserved for naval purposes, subject to any existing vested rights therein, and placed under the control of the Secretary of the Navy for the purpose of extending the present boundaries of the United States naval reservation on Subic Bay at Olongapo, Philippine Islands, viz:

From the United States naval (concrete) monument No. 1, situated on a narrow strip of flat land between the east bank of the Matain River and the foot of the west slope of Mount Lobso, said monument being on the northern boundary of the present naval reservation, Olongapo, Philippine Islands, and the bank of the Matain River, at a point approximately five feet from the water's edge; thence due east along the present northern boundary of said naval reservation a distance of 461.3234 meters more or less to a large triangular wooden stake which is the point of beginning.

From the point of beginning thence on a line bearing N. 27° 17′ E., a distance of 9540.15 meters more or less to its point of intersection with a line bearing due west from a four-inch iron pipe and bronze disk, set in concrete on the highest point of Mt. Bluff, said point of intersection being 2529.81 meters more or less due west of the monument set on Mt. Bluff; thence along the above-mentioned line, due east 2529.81 meters more or less to the above-mentioned iron pipe and bronze disk on the highest point of Mt. Bluff; thence on a line bearing S. 73° 44′ E., a distance of 4945.3346 meters more or less to an iron pipe and bronze disk set in concrete on the highest point of Quadrant Mountain; thence on a line bearing approximately S. 21° 0′ W., a distance of 7597.07 meters more or less to a concrete monument situated on a shoulder of the south slope of Mt. Susong Delaga, said concrete monument marking the northeast corner of the present United States naval reservation, Olongapo; thence due west along the northern boundary of the said present naval reservation a distance of 8945.79 meters more or less to the point of beginning. The land included within these boundaries comprises an area of 6740.29 hectares more or less.
02-February 17 1909 Mr. R. Barnard Talcott maybe reinstated as assistant chief mechanical and electrical engineer, in the office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury, without compliance with the civil-service rules.
02-February 17 1909 John Hunter, Peter J. Kaster, and Joseph Stangle may be promoted from the position of classified laborer to that of assistant weigher in the Customs Service at the port of New York, the provisions of the promotion regulations which operate against such promotions being hereby waived.
02-February 25 1909 Mr. F. N. Clark may be employed as a clerk in the Interstate Commerce Commission without reference to the civil-service rules.
02-February 25 1909 It is hereby ordered that the following reservoir sites, namely: Salt River, Arizona; East Park, California; Deer Flat and Minidoka, Idaho; Willow Creek, Montana; Carlsbad and Rio Grande, New Mexico; Cold Springs, Oregon; Belle Fourche, South Dakota; Strawberry Valley, Utah; Keechelus Lake, Kachess Lake, Clealum Lake, Bumping Lake and Conconully, Washington, and Shoshone and Pathfinder, Wyoming, together with the smallest legal subdivisions of land adjoining the flow lines thereof as segregated by the broken lines upon the diagrams hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved, subject to Reclamation Service uses under the provisions of the act approved June 17, 1902 (32 Stat., 388), and to any other valid existing rights, and are set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as preserves and breeding grounds for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb or kill any bird of any kind whatever or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of these reservations, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.

These reservations to be known by the names designating the reserved tracts upon the diagrams attached.
02-February 26 1909 The ten employees of the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, who have been specially commended for retention in the public service by the president of that commission, may be transferred to the competitive classified service, no such transfer to be made until after appropriate noncompetitive examination and approval by the Civil Service Commission.
02-February 27 1909 The five employees in the office of the Assistant Attorney-General in charge of the defense of suits before the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, who have been specially recommended by him for retention in the public service, with the concurrence of the Attorney-General, may be transferred to the competitive classified service; no such transfer to be made until after appropriate noncompetitive examination and approval by the Civil Service Commission.
02-February 27 1909 Mr. Roger H. Adams, a clerk in the Isthmian service, may be transferred to a competitive position in the United States, subject to such examination as the Civil Service Commission may prescribe.
02-February 27 1909
On the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, concurred in by the War Department, I hereby withdraw from all forms of disposal and reserve, for use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, as a wireless telegraph station in connection with the operation and maintenance of telegraph lines in Alaska, those certain blocks numbered eighty-eight (88), eighty-nine (89), and one hundred twenty-two (122), situated in the city of Nome, Alaska, and exhibited upon the plat of the Nome town site approved April 13, 1905.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that Saint Matthew island, Hall island, and Pinnacle islet, situated in Bering Sea, approximately in latitude sixty degrees, thirty minutes north, longitude one hundred and seventy-two degrees, thirty minutes west from Greenwich, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This bird refuge to be known as Bering Sea Reservation.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that Fire Island, located approximately in latitude sixty-one degrees, fifteen minutes North, longitude one hundred and fifty degrees, fifteen minutes West from Greenwich, and near the head of Cook Inlet, south coast of Alaska, be and the same is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for the Alaska moose.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that Chisick Island and Egg Island, situated approximately in latitude sixty degrees, fifteen minutes north, longitude one hundred and fifty-two degrees, thirty minutes west from Greenwich, at the entrance to Tuxedni Harbor, Cook Inlet, Alaska, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This bird refuge to be known as Tuxedni Reservation.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that the island of Saint Lazaria, situated at the entrance to Sitka Sound, Alaska, approximately in latitude fifty-six degrees, fifty-nine minutes north, longitude one hundred and thirty-live degrees, forty-two minutes west from Greenwich, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This bird refuge to be known as Saint Lazaria Reservation.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that the treeless tundra of the delta of the Yukon River, Alaska, situated west of longitude one hundred and sixty-two degrees and twenty minutes west of Greenwich and south of the Yukon River, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This bird refuge to be known as Yukon Delta Reservation.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that the Islands of the Culebra group, Porto Rico, approximately in latitude eighteen degrees, twenty minutes north, longitude sixty-five degrees, twenty minutes west from Greenwich, excepting Culebra Island, be and the same are hereby reserved, subject to their use for naval and light-house purposes under the provisions of the Proclamations and Executive Orders heretofore issued and creating such reservations, and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, willfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning la expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.

This reservation to be known as Culebra Reservation.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that the Middle and North Farallon islands and other rocks to the Northwest of same, in California, situated approximately in latitude thirty-seven degrees and forty-five minutes north, longitude one hundred and twenty-three degrees and five minutes west from Greenwich, and located within the area segregated by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any birds of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law. This reserve to be known as Farallon Reservation.
02-February 27 1909 It is hereby ordered that two small islands of the Pribilof group, located approximately in latitude fifty-seven degrees north, longitude one hundred and seventy degrees west from Greenwich, in Bering Sea, Alaska, known as Walrus island and Otter island, and located within the area segregated by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same are hereby reserved, subject to the provisions of section nineteen hundred and fifty-six, Revised Statutes, relating to fur bearing animals, and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.


This reservation to be known as Pribilof Reservation.
03-March 2 1909 Mr. James Mullenbach may be appointed inspector in charge of information and distribution work, Immigration Service, Chicago, Ill., without examination under the civil-service rules, in view of his peculiar qualifications for the work involved.
03-March 2 1909 Paragraph 4, Section IV, Schedule A, of the civil-service rules relating to the Department of Justice, is hereby amended to read as follows:
4. Any person employed as field deputy in the office of a United States marshal or whose chief duties are to serve process.
03-March 2 1909 Mr. John M. Longan, of Massachusetts, may be appointed to a clerical position in the classified service without reference to the requirements of the civil-service rules.
03-March 2 1909 It is hereby ordered that the volcanic islets, commonly known as the Bogoslof islands of the Aleutian archipelago, Alaska, located approximately in latitude fifty-three degrees, fifty-eight minutes North, longitude one hundred and sixty-seven degrees, fifty-three minutes West from Greenwich, be and the same are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.


This reserve to be known as the Bogoslof Reservation.
03-March 3 1909 The two employees under the appropriation "Enforcement of antitrust laws" and the four under the appropriation "Five Civilized Tribes" in the Department of Justice, who have been commended by the Attorney-General for retention in the public service, may be transferred to the competitive classified service after appropriate noncompetitive examination and approval by the Civil Service Commission.



* Complete as per Works of Theodore Roosevelt : Memorial Edition, State Papers and Addresses : Homeward Bound Edition and Executive Edition, Wikisource, and UCSB Presidential Rhetoric Project