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ganization, and the certificate authorizing the bank to transact business was transmitted to the President in my letter of the 25th instant, which was as follows:

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY,

Washington, April 25, 1882. SIR: Inclosed find certificate authorizing “the Second National Bank of Cincinnati* to commence the business of banking, which please publish on the receipt thereof for sixty days in a newspaper in accordance with the requirements of Section 5170 Revised Statutes, and forward to tbis office one copy of the newspaper in which the same is inserted.

Please have the organization number of your bank (2664) printed in plain large fig. ures on your letter heads used for correspondence with this office. Very respectfully,

JOHN JAY KNOX,

Comptroller. BENJAMIN EGGLESTON, Esq., President Second National Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The number of national banks whose corporate existence has expired or will expire during the present month, is 11, in the following month of June, 16; and in the month of July, 24.

As it has been considered probable that some legislation would be passed by Congress extending the corporate existence of national banks, no printed circulars have been issued to the banks in reterence to this subject, but written instructions in accordance with the opinion of the Attorney-General of the United States, of the 23d of February, 1882, have been given from time to time to various banks, in reply to their communications, inclosing the usual blanks for liquidation, and for the organization of new institutions.

It will be seen that the organization of the new bank in the city of Cincinnati was easily arranged, for the reason that the interest of all of the shareholders of the old bank was considered in the organization of the new. Complications will, however, be likely to arise in the organization of new associations designed to succeed those whose corporate existence is to expire, unless some act is passed by the present Congress authorizing the continuation of those national banks whose corporate existence will cease previous to February 25, 1883. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN JÁY KNOX,

Comptroller HON. J. WARREN KEIFER,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

1st Session.

No. 190.

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Resolution of the House of Representatives relative to the examination and

appointment of professors of mathematics in the Nary since the passage of the act approved January 20, 1881.

MAY 2, 1882.- Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs and ordered to be printed.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, May 1, 1882. SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a resolution passed by the House of Representatives on the 18th instant, requesting information in regard to the examination and appointment of professors of mathematics in the Navy since the passage of the act, approved January 20, 1881, in relation to such appointments.

In compliance with the resolution, I have to state that, on the 21st of February, 1881, a naval examining board, composed of professors of mathematics, was convened at the Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C., for the purpose of examining such candidates for appointment as professors of mathematics in the Navy as might be authorized to appear before it. A copy of the permit, in blank, issued to candidates, is herewith transmitted, from which it will be seen that candidates were notified that favorable reports by the boards gave no assurance of appointment. Each candidate receiving a permit to appear before this board, was required to report, first, to a board of medical officers for examination as to his physical qualifications. Upon passing successfully the required physical examination, the candidate was permitted to present himself for professional examination before the examining board. Permits were issued to fifteen persons (a list of whom is inclosed) to appear before these boards. Of this number six failed to pass the required physical examination; seven presented themselves before the professional board, two of these withdrawing without concluding the examination; and, as shown by the general report of the board, a copy of which is inclosed, five candidates completed the prescribed course of examination, two of them only receiving a favorable report from the board.

On the 20th May, 1881, Professors L. F. Prud'homme and Marshall

NAVY

Oliver, who were then employed at the Naval Academy, the former in charge of the department of modern languages, and the latter in charge of the department of drawing, were nominated to, and confirmed by, the Senate, to be professors of mathematics in the Navy, to fill vacancies, subject, however, to the required examination, before being commissioned. A naval examining board, composed of professors of math. ematics, was convened at the Naval Academy by order of the Secretary of the Navy, May 25, 1881, for the examination of Professors Prud homme and Oliver. Í inclose a copy of the order convening the board, and a copy of the opinion of the Attorney-General in regard to the requirements of the law “ relating to the appointment of professors of mathematics in the Navy.” (Act approved January 20, 1881.)

I inclose, also, a copy of the finding of the board, in the cases of Professors Prud'homme and Oliver. These gentlemen, having received favorable reports from the boards before which they were examined, were, on the 27th of May 1881, accordingly appointed and commissioned as professors of mathematics in the Navy, to take rank from May 20, 1881, the date of their confirmation by the Senate. Very respectfully,

W. E. CHANDLER,

Secretary of the Nary. Hon. J. W. KEIFER,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

FORM OF PERMIT.

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NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington,

1884 Sir: You have permission to report at the Navy Department, Washington, D. C., the day of -, to Medical Director

U.S. N., president of the board of medical examiners, for the required physical examination, and, if found qualified, to report at the Naval Observatory on - the day of to Professor

U. S. N., president of the naval examining board, for ex. amination as to your professional qualifications for appointment as a professor of mathematics in the Navy, required by the act of Congress, approved January 20, 1881.

Favorable reports by the boards give a candidate no assurance of appointment.

You are requested to notify the department whether or not you desire to appear before the boards for examination.

Very respectfully,

Secretary of the Vary. AN ACT relating to the appointment of professors of mathematics in the Navy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter no person shall be appointed a professor of mathematics in the Navy until he shall have passed a physical examination before a board of naval surgeons, and a professional examination before a board of professors of mathematics in the Navy, to be convened for that purpose by the Secretary of the Navy, and received a favorable report from said boards.

Approved January 20, 1881.

List of candidates examined by medical board, in regard to their physical qualifications for

appointment as professor of mathematics in the Ù. Š. Navy. Brown, Ensign S. J.

Rock, Miles. Bostrom, A. O.

Skinner, A. N. Ennis, Jacob.

Todd, D. P. Hill, Geo. W.

Upton, Winslow. Hill, w. N.

Wheeler, O. B. Johnson, Wm. W.

Winlock, Wm. C. Kershner, Joseph.

Waldo, Frank. McDowell, G. B.

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UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY,

Washington, March 11, 1881. SIR: The board of naval examining professors of mathematics convened under a precept of the department, of which a copy is appended, have the honor to submit the following general report upon their proceedings and conclusions.

The following seven gentlemen presented themselves with the notification of the department, and the certificate of puysical qualification of the medical examiner:

Mr. David P. Todd, of New York, assistant in the office of the American Ephemeris ; Mr. A. O. Bostrom, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Winslow Upton, of Massachusetts, carpenter at Naval Observatory; Mr. O. B. Wheeler, of Michigan, assistant in the office of the United States Lake Survey, Detroit; Mr. Frank Waldo, of Ohio, assistant Harvard College Observatory; Mr. George W. Hill, of New York, assistant in the office of the American Ephemeris; Mr. William W. Johnson, of Maryland, professor in St. John's College, Annapolis.

The board was organized separately for the examination of each candidate, as di rected in the precept, and proceedings relating to each are presented separately.

Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Waldo withdrew from the examination before its close.

The subjects of examination, and the merits assigned to perfection in each, were a follows: French

5 German.

5 Latin.

2 Elementary mathematics

9 Advanced mathematics.

10 Physics .. Mechanics

7 Astronomy.

10 General aptitude

10

Sum total......

65 The examination in languages extended only to such reading of them as a professor 'wonld find necessary in the discharge of his higher scientific duties.

The report in the case of each candidate shows the value assigned to his proficiency in each subject of examination on the above scale. The sums show the general standing of the candidates, as follows: 1. Mr. George W. Hill.....

54 2. Mr. William W. Johnson

43 3. Mr. Winslow Upton..

31 4. Mr. David P. Todd

28 5. Mr. A. O. Bostrom ...

17 The conclusions of the board are:

That Mr. George W. Hill and Mr. William W. Johnson are morally, mentally, and professionally qnalified to perform the duties of professors of mathematics in the Navy.

That Mr. Winslow Upton, Mr. David P. Todd, and Mr. A. O. Bostrom are morally and mentally, but not professionally, qualified. Very respectfully, your obedient servants,

SIMON NEWCOMB,
Professor U. S. Nary, President of Board.

ASAPH HALL,
Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Navy.

WM. HARKNESS,
Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Navy.

EDGAR FRISBY,

Professor Mathematics, U. S. Navy Recorder. Hon. WILLIAM H. HUNT,

Secretary of the Nary, Washington, D. C.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, May 23, 1881. SIR: Professors L. F. Prud'homme, now head of the department of languages in which the department of Spanish is merged, and Marshall Oliver, head of the department of drawing, having been commissioned professors of mathematics in the Navy under the provisions of section 1528, Revised Statutes, you are hereby appointed senior member, and Professors J. R. Soley and Henry D. Todd members of a board to examine these

officers professionally as to the competency of Professor Prud'homme to be the bead of the department of languages in which the Spanish is merged, and Prof. Marsball Oliver to be the head of the department of drawing. The opinion of the Attorney-General in relation to these appointments is appended. Respectfully, &c.,

WILLIAM H. HUNT.

Secretary of the Vary. Prof. J. M. RICE,

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Forwarded :

GEO. B. BALCH, Rear-Admiral, Superintendent.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

Washington, May 18, 1881. Sir: In reply to yours of yesterday I would say that, althongh the title conferred by law is a misnomer, I think the heads of the departments of ethics and English studies, of Spanish and other modern languages, and of drawing should be commissioned as professors of mathematics, under Rev. Stat., sec. 1528, after passing the examinations required by the act of January 21, 1881. Rev. Stats., sec. 1528, provides that “three professors of mathematics shall be assigned to duty at the Naval Academy, one as professor of ethics and English studies, one as professor of the Spanish language, and one as professor of drawing.” The purpose that persons known to the law and the Naval Register as “professors of mathematics" should be engaged in teaching these other branches of learning is too obvious for construction. That the name did not indicate the sole duty of the office is further apparent from the express declaration of the act of August 3, 1846, Ø 12, now Rev. Stat., sec. 1399–1401. That the number of professors of mathematics in the Navy shall not exceed twelve; that they shall be appointed and commissioned by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall perform such duties as may be assigned them by order of the Secretary of the Navy, at the Naval School, the Observatory, and on board ships of war, in instructing the midshipmen of the Navy or otherwise, Rev. Stat, sec. 1528, shows that, certainly as to three of these professors, the duties to be assigned were not to be mathematical in their nature. Very respectfully,

WAYNE MACVEAGH,

Attorney-General Hon. WM. H. HUNT,

Secretary of the Nary.

FINDING OF THE BOARD,

MAY 26, 1881. The medical board having reported Prof. Marshall Oliver and Prof. L. F. Prud'homme physically qualified, the board proceeded to the examination of Prof. Marshall Oliver, and after careful examination find him to be competent to be the head of the department of drawing.

The board then proceeded to the examination of Prof. L. F. Prud'homme, and find him competent to be the head of the department of modern languages.

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