There are just 414 members of the House and of the Senate, and to wait upon and run errands and hold open the doors as they pass in and out, and carrying cards of their callers, and taking care of the thousands of bills they put in, they have employed about 400 people, who are paid the snug little sum of $684,000 for doing so. Every member has one employe, and for the service of the same there is paid an average of about $1,800 each. A total of $420,000 is required to pay the salaries of the Senators, and for the compensation of the members of the House $1,695,000 is to be provided, and this brings the salaries of our national law-makers to a total of over $2,000,000 per year. It costs a little less than $150,000 per session to pay the mileage of the members, and the country pays $50,000 to purchase the stationery for the members and officers of the House alone in any one session. The treasury pays $52,000 for reporting the debates, whether Congress sits for one month or for 12, as the official reporters, like most of the clerks, are paid by the year, though they seldom do more than 12 months' work in the 24 months that make a Congressional term.

Salary Of The President Of The United States

Most people believe that the $50,000 a year which the president gets as his salary is the total sum. This is a mistake. $36,064 is given him, in addition to his salary of $50,0C0, to pay the salaries of his subordi-nates and clerks. His private secretary is paid $3,250; his assistant secretary $2,250; his stenographer $1,800; five messengers, each $1,200; a steward $1,800; two doorkeepers, each $1,200; four other clerks at good salaries; one telegraph operator; two ushers $1,200 and $1,400; a night usher $1,200; a watchman $900; and a man who takes care of the fires who receives $864 a year. In addition to this, there is given him $8,000 for incidental expenses such as stationery, carpets, and the care of the presidental stables. And under another heading there is given him nearly $40,000 more. Of this $12,500 is for repairs and refurnish-ing the White House; $2,500 is for fuel; $4,000 is for the green-house; $15,000 is for gas, matches, and the stable. The White House, all told, costs the country in connection with the president considerably over $125,000 yearly.

Salaries Of The Principal United States

Officers

Legislative

Rank Salary per Annum

President.........................................-.............$50,000

Vice-President............................................... 8,000

Secretary of State.............................................. 8,000

Secretary of Treasury........................................... 8,000

Secretary of Interior......................................... 8,000

Secretary of Navy.......................................... 8,000

Secretary of War............................................. 8,000

Postmaster-General........................................ 8,000

Attorney General.......................................... 8,000

Speaker of House of Representatives........................ 8,000

United States Senators..................................... 5,000

Representatives in Congress................................ 5,000

Salaries Of United States Ministers To Foreign Countries

Country Salary per Annum

England......................................................$17,500

Germany.................................................. 17,500

France.*................................................... 17,500

Russia.................................................... 17,500

Italy........................................................ 12,000

China.......................................................... 12,000

Brazil....................................................... 12,000

Spain............................................................ 12,000

Japan.......................................................... 12,000

Mexico...............................................'....... 12,000

Central America.............................................. 10,000

Chili ..................................................... 10,000

Peru........................................... ........... 10,000

Venezuela........................................................ 7,500

Turkey.................................................... 7,500

Sweden and Norway............................................ 7,500

Netherlands................................................... 7,500

Denmark................................................. 5,000

Greece.................................................... 5,000

Uruguay................................................... 5,000

Portugal.................................................. 5,000

Switzerland................................................... 5,000

Siberia........................................................ 4,000

United States Judges' Salaries

Office Per annum

Chief Justice U. S. Supreme Court..........................§10,500

Associate Judges............................................ 10,000

United States Circuit Judges................................ 0,000

United States District Judges..................from $3,500 to 5,000

Judge of U. S. Court of Claims................................ 4,500