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FEDERAL JOBS TO FILL.
The sad story of the disappointed office seeker is
about to be repeated once more at Washington. Many
think they are called but few can be chosen. Their
hunger for place, pelf and dignity, rendered keen by
reading that the Government employs 411,322 persons
exclusive of enlisted men and officers of the Army and
Navy, hosts swarm to the capital and wait many
weary weeks until their funds are exhausted and they
disconsolately obtain the loan of enough money to take
them home, according to the Portland Oregonian.
In truth, the President has power to appoint only
10,839 Federal officials, of whom 9,846 must be con
firmed by the senate. All the rest are appointed un
der the civil service law or by the superior officers.
The payroll of Presidential appointees, however, is
about $30,000,000 a year and includes all the fat plums
on the Government tree. First to be appointed are the
nine Cabinet members with $12,000 apiece, then thirty
two members of various commissions, ranging from
$3,500 to $4,000 each for the Civil Service Commission
ers up to $14,000 to $15,000 for the Panama Canal Com
missioners. Then come the assistant secretaries, solici
tors and heads of bureaus in each department with
salaries ranging from $10,000 down to $2,000. There
are a number of commissionerships, dealing with boun
daries, waterways, fisheries, claims, international arbi
tration and various subjects, which pay from $4,000
to $8000 each.
The most lucrative positions in point of salary are
the ten foreign ambassadorships at $17,500 each, but
their incumbents are required to spend so much money
in order to uphold the dignity of the country on the
scale set by other embassies that none but millionaires
can afford to accept the posts, and these must be con
tent with glory as compensation Then comes eight
ministers to foreign countries at $12,000 each, and
twenty-eight at $10,000 each, says the Oregonian.
There follow about sixty-five Consuls-General who
draw from $4,500 to $12,000, the highest figure being
paid only at London and Paris, and 241 other Con
suls at from $2,000 to $8,000 each.
The largest number of Government employes is
in the Postoffice Department, namely 272,813, but
only 7,953 of these are appointed by the President.
The four assistants to the Postmaster-General and the
Assistant Attorney-General get $5,000 each. Then
comes the postmasters of the first three classes with
salaries of $5,000 to $8,000 for the first class, $3,000
to $5,000 for the second class and $1,000 to $3,000
for the third class. Next in line comes the Treasury
with 736 Presidential appointees, including 122 collect
ors of customs ranging from $12,000 at New York
to a few dollars in fees at decayed ports, sixty-seven
internal revenue collectors at $4,500 each, 242 reve
nue cutter officers at $2,200 to $4,000; 132 health of
ficers at $1,600 to $5,000 and twenty-six mint and
assay officers at $2,500 to $5,000. Then comes the
State Department with 441 positions, Justice with
383, Interior with 272. There are but few in the other
departments —twenty-eight in Commerce and Labor,
eleven in Navy, six in War and three in Agriculture.
The Department of Justice has many fat offices,
but the thirty-four circuit judges at $7,000 each and
the ninety-nine district judges at $6,000 each hold of
fice for life, provided they behave better than Arch
bald did. There are, however, eighty-six district at
torneys at $2,000 to $10,000 and as many marshals at
$2,000 to $5,000 aside from tho Solicitor-General at
$10,000 and the assistants to that official and to the
Attorney-General at $3,000 to $7,000.
The island possessions offer some good opportuni
ties. The Governor of the Philippines receives $20,
--000, the heads of departments $15,500 each and the
other commissioners $7,500 each The Governors of
Hawaii and Porto Rico are paid $7,000 and $8,000 re
spectively. Guam and the Samoan Islands are gov
erned by naval officers appointed by the President.
Had Congress adopted Taft's recommendation
that all subordinate offices except heads of depart
ments and bureaus and their immediate assistants be
placed under civil service rules, Wilson might have
had occasion to give him fervent thanks before the
new President had stood siege from the hungry army
for a single month.
STRANGE BUT TRUE.
There were more business failures in 1912 than
there has been since 1896 and 1898 and yet the in
crease in business for the year was greater than in
the history of the country.
The banks of India have $75,000,000 tied up in
the opium drug that at present is a drag on the mar
ket and the prospects are, favorable of them losing
the entire amount. In the past China took all of the
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opium India could" produce, but China no longer per
mits the importation of the drug in the country and
India herself is curtailing the use of it.
New York City is hoping to have the legislature of
that state pass a law that will make it a felony car
rying with it a penalty of seven years in the peni
tentiary for a druggist to sell cocaine only in a lim
ited quantity and never to refill a prescription. The
purchaser in whose possession the drug is found con
trary to the law will likewise draw a seven-year sen
tence in the state penitentiary. .
Under the regulations of the "Unfair Law" in
Germany an English physician, who settled in Ger
many and advertised he could cure rheumatism and
did it, was legally banished from the country because
he could do something that other physicians did not
seem to be able to do, and his success was unfair
to the other physicians. In other words, your talent
must not be used if it is superior in any way to the
The Kaiser of Germany is said to have a mania
for building statues on vacant lots, while the Kaiser
ine has an equal mania for building churches. The
former takes to idolizing man, whis his better half
takes to idolizing God.
"The Wolf," an intensely fascinating play of the
Canadian Northwest, by Eugene Walter, author of
"Paid in Full," and other successes, is the offering
of the popular Bailey-Mitchell plays at the Seattle
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913.
Theatre for one week, commencing Monday night, Feb
ruary 17th. The first act of this play, unusual though
it is in its writing, at first seems to contain the dear
old familiar characters that fall together in the old
familiar way, from sheer force of habit. But— and
here take notice—they don't There is the country
girl and the American railroad surveyor, offering the
girl's father a "look in" on the right-of-way and a
chance to make a fortune if he would favor his suit.
There is the French-Canadian lover of the girl and the
French-Canadian voyager, whose sweetheart has been
ruined by the villainous railroad man. It would have
been easy for these people to have moved across the
stage and slipped into the grooves of the common
place. But, as has been said, they don't. They work
out the story with an eye to effect and at the same
time with an eye to truth.
Next week's bill will be as follows: The Romany^
Opera Company, 12 operatic stars. Nat. Carr & Co.,
presenting "The End of the World." The Four Phil
ippinos, instrumentalists. Hilda Gylder, late song hits.
Wallace Calvin, magical manipulator. Knapp & Cor
nelia, grotesque jesters. Twilight Pictures.
Empress Notes: Next week's Empress offering
will feature The Romany Opera Company of ten peo
ple, all possessed of remarkable voices. This aggrega
tion has been over the time before, and those who re
call their very pleasing offering will not miss seeing
and hearing them again.
"To the end of the world" with Nat. Carr, will
be a pleasure trip that none will miss, for the offering
is one of the biggest screams in vaudeville. The act
has been a big hit in less competent hands than Nat
Car's. With Carr in the titular role, the act has been
improved 100 per cent. Nat Carr is the forced to
make a speech at almost every performance, so insi it
ent were the audience for more of his dry and subtle
The Four Philippinos will offer a picturesque and
entertaining instrumental act.
Bob Knapp and Chris Cornalla, two grotesque jest
ers and acrobats, will cause many a flurry from the
laugh factory during their offering.
Hilda Gylder, who will offer a series of syncopated
hits, is a prepossessing young woman, with lots of*
talent. •* *
Wallace Galvin, a card manipulator, one of the
best in this particular line of work, will pull some good
ones during the week he plays the Empress.
AT THE ORPHEUM.
Next week the following will be the program at
the Orpheum Theatre: William Rock and Maude Ful
ton, spectacular songs and dances; favorites in vaude
ville on two continents. Jean Bedini and Roy Arthur,
the famous jovial jugglers. Kuerro and Carmen, a
European duo of violin and harp artists. Three Mel
vin Brothers, sensational gymnasts. Seattle is their
home! Hugh J. Emmett and Mildred Emmett, a novel
musical and ventriloquial act. The Jordan Girls, a
comely trio of wire walkers. Claude Golden, Austral
ia's latest importation. World's Events in Motion Pic
tures. Coming: Digby Bell, famous comic opera com
edian, y .