Guide to Washington and Its Scientific Institutions ...

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1891 - Geology - 62 pages
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Page 21 - Washington, during the time for which they shall hold their respective offices ; three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, together with six other persons, other than members of...
Page 15 - Survey, and the classification of the public lands and examination of the Geological Structure, mineral resources and products of the national domain...
Page 21 - It is also proposed to appropriate a portion of the income, annually, to special objects of research, under the direction of suitable persons. 1. The objects, and the amount appropriated, to be recommended by counsellors of the Institution. 2. Appropriations in different years to different objects; so that, in course of time, each branch of knowledge may receive a share. 3. The results obtained from these appropriations to be published, with...
Page 21 - To INCREASE KNOWLEDGE. It is proposed— 1. To stimulate men of talent to make original researches, by offering suitable rewards for memoirs containing new truths; and 2. To appropriate annually a portion of the income for particular researches, under the direction of suitable persons.
Page 19 - It also has charge of the inspection of import and export animals, of the inspection of vessels for the transportation of export...
Page 18 - President, and directs the management of all the divisions, offices, and bureaus embraced in the Department. He exercises advisory supervision over the agricultural experiment stations deriving support from the national Treasury, and has control of the quarantine stations for imported cattle, and of interstate quarantine rendered necessary by contagious cattle diseases.
Page 21 - Institution, to be composed of the Vice-President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives; together with six other persons, other than members of Congress, two of whom shall be resident in the city of Washington; and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Page 18 - The Secretary of Agriculture is charged with the supervision of all public business relating to the agricultural industry. He appoints all the officers and employees of the Department, with the exception of the Assistant Secretary and...
Page 14 - REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE MINT upon the statistics of the production of the precious metals in the United States.
Page 19 - The Division of Forestry is occupied with experiments, investigations, and reports dealing with the subject of forestry, with the distribution of seeds of valuable economic trees, and with the dissemination of information upon forestry matters. The...

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