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Report of Mr. F. H. Newell

Mr. De Lancey W. Gill
Mr. S. J. Kübel.....
Mr. Chas. C. Darwin..
Mr. W. F. Morsell..
Mr. W. A. Croffut...

Mr. Jno. D. McChesney.
Index to Part I

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ILLUSTRATIONS.

PLATE I. Topographic progress map

.In pocket. LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY,

Washington, D. C., July 1, 1893. Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a report of the operations of the Geological Survey for the year ending June 30, 1893. With great respect, I am your obedient servant,

J. W. POWELL,

Director Hon. HOKE Smith,

Secretary of the Interior.

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED

STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

By J. W. Powell, DIRECTOR.

PLAN OF WORK FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1892-'93.

The work of the Geological Survey is performed under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. At or near the beginning of each fiscal year a plan of operations for the year

is prepared by the Director and laid before the Secretary. The plan, as approved by the Secretary, becomes in effect the general order for the year's work.

The plan of operations for the fiscal year 1892–93 was submitted by the Director to the honorable the Secretary of the Interior, August 13, 1892, and approved by him September 26, 1892. The following is that plan as approved, in accordance with which the work covered by this report was performed:

APPROPRIATIONS.

By the terms of the act of Congress approved August 5, 1892, making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Governinent for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1893, etc., there is appropriated for the work of the U. S. Geological Survey the sum of $376,100.

Separate amounts are by the terms of the act set apart for specific branches of work and for the salaries of persons connected with these branches. For convenience of reference

the appropriations are here brought together and classified as follows:

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5,000 3,000

8,000

Total for paleontologic work....

14,000 For chemical and physical researches. For salary of 1 chemist..

Total for chemical work...
For preparation of illustrations, etc.
For preparing report on mineral resources.
For purchase of books, etc..
For engraving geological maps..
For rent

4, 200 Total appropriations in the Sundry Civil Act for salaries of scientific

assistants and for general expenses of the Geological Survey... $376, 100

5,000 10,000

2,000 10,000

Furthermore, in the “sundry civil” appropriation act for 1891-'92 were 14 stated salaries which were discontinued in the corresponding act for 1892–93, approved August 5, 1892. The extension of the prior appropriation act for thirty-five days into the current fiscal year increased the amount of appropriations available for this year the sum of $3,785:62, as exhibited in the following table:

3 geologists...
1 geologist
2 geologists....
2 geologists..
1 paleontologist
1 chemist.
2 geographers
1 general assistant
1 topographer

.at $4,000...
at 3,000.
.at 2,400.
at 2,000.
at 4,000.
.at 2,000.
at 2,500.
at 3,000.
at 2,000..

- $12, 000..

3,000.
4, 800.
4,000.
4., 000.
2, 000.
5,000.
3,000
2,000..

For 35 days. $1, 141.44

285.31 456-58 380.48 380-48 190.24 475.54 285-31 190.24

3, 785.62

Thus the total appropriation for the Survey is $379,885:62.

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