Guide to Washington

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, 1892 - Washington (D.C.) - 51 pages
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Page 31 - That there shall be at the seat of Government a Department of Labor, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with labor, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and especially upon its relation to capital, the hours of labor, the earnings of laboring men and women, and the means of promoting their material, social, intellectual, and moral prosperity.
Page 31 - Agriculture, the general designs and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 44 - Either the driver or the proprietor or lessee of a hack may be held responsible for any violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this article: Provided, That the penalty therefor shall be paid but once; and for any violation of any of the said provisions, the said driver, proprietor, or lessee shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not more than $20.
Page 44 - ... if the complainant be a resident of the District of Columbia, and $10 if the complainant be a nonresident, and in addition to this the license of the said hack may, in the discretion of the Commissioners, be revoked. SEC. 6. If any driver, proprietor, or lessee of a hack shall refuse to convey a passenger at the rates hereinbefore provided, the license of the hack may be revoked by the Commissioners.
Page 23 - Compensation 56 1. Outline of Organization 58 2. Classification of Activities 78 3. Publications 80 4. Plant 81 5. Laws 82 6. Financial Statements 93 7. Bibliography 100 Index 107 THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES, AND ORGANIZATION CHAPTER I HISTORY The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is a branch of the Treasury Department executing intaglio engraving on steel plates and the printing therefrom. It is the sole source of supply of all the major evidences of a financial character...
Page 42 - One or more passengers, first hour, $1.50; each additional quarter hour or part thereof, 40 cents. When vehicles are not engaged by the hour, trip rates shall be charged. When charges for consecutive trips exceed rates per hour, charges shall be by the hour.
Page 15 - States ** to found, at Washington under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the , increase and diffusion of knowledge I among men.
Page 42 - ... cents for each one additional to the two. Each passenger shall be entitled also to have conveyed, without charge, such other small packages as can be conveniently carried within the hack, and the driver shall load and unload all baggage without charge. SEC. 3. Every hack shall have permanently affixed to the interior thereof, in a place readily to be seen by the passenger, the...
Page 44 - ... double primer Roman type, to be furnished by the Major of Police. SEC. 4. In case of any disagreement between the driver and the passenger of a hack the same may be referred by the passenger to the nearest police station, whither the driver shall convey him without discussion or delay, and the decision of the Lieutenant of Police or other officer in charge of such station shall be conclusive ; and in case the passenger is about to leave by railroad, stage, or steamboat, such disagreement shall...
Page 29 - ... BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS — BUREAU OF EDUCATION. THE Department of the Interior was created by act of Congress in 1849. It is an extensive and important branch of the public service, and comprises the Patent Office, the Pension Office, the General Land Office, the Census Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Education, the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, and the Office of the Geological Survey. It is under the supervision and control of the Secretary of the Interior, who...

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