Treasury Department Office of the Lighthouse Board Washington July 19, 1902.
File No. 2992.
Sir: Referring to your endorsement of 24 June, 1902, on the resignation of Mr. Ewald Glass as Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., light-station, the Board encloses-herewith Department letter of 15 July 1902, accepting the resignation of Mr. Glass to take effect from and including 11 June, 1902. Respectfully, (Signature?) Captain, U.S.A., Naval Secretary.
Nov. 20, 1902
OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD
Washington, November 15, 1902.
File No. 4853
Referring to its letter of 4 Aug., 1902, and the reply of your predecessor, of 9 Aug., 1902, the Board encloses herewith, for your information, a copy of Department letter of 18 Nov., 1902, stating that,in view of the declination of Mr. Thomas F. Parker, who, at the time of the appointment of Mr. William P. Ford, as Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., light-station, stood first on the eligible list, the Civil Service Commission has now approved the selection of Mr. Ford as effective from 1 July, 1902.
Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.
June 9 - 03
TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 3 June, 1903.
Referring to your letter of 22 May, '03, asking the appointment of Mr. Fred J. Booth as Laborer in the Light-House Service, to care for the Yaquina Bar Range, Government Wharf, and Middle Ground Beacons Lights, Yaquina Bay, Oreg., with pay at the rate of $40. a month from 1 may, '03, in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Rule 3 Section A, the Board states that it infers that you mean Civil Service Rule III. Section 8(a), which is now, under the Revised Civil Service Rules, Rule II. Section 3. The rate of pay which you recommend, $40. a month, is in excess of the rate allowed for Laborers appointed without examination, the limit being $300. a year.
The Board requests you to make further explanation in regard to the nomination of Mr. Booth and also requests you to state how these beacon lights have been cared for up to the present time, as the records of this office do not show that any Laborers have been authorized to care for them.
Captain, U. S. N.,
June 30, 03
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. Washington, June 23, 1903.
Referring to your letter of 9 June, '03, relative to the appointment of Mr. Fred J. Booth as Laborer to care for Yaguina Bar Range, Government Wharf and Middle Ground Beacon Lights, Yaquina Bay, Oreg., and referring to the Board's letter of 13 May, '03, in regard to the localities in which post lights are to be maintained under the appropriation for Lighting of Rivers, the Board states that Yaquina Bay, in which these light are situated, does not come within the localities named in the appropriation for Lighting of Rivers. These lights are therefore beacon lights, as you designate them in the first paragraph of your letter, and not post lights, and the Laborer in charge of them should never have been paid from Lighting of Rivers. Instructions in regard to the payment of the Laborer, and the reasons therefor, to the end of the present quarter, have been given in a letter dated 18 June, '03. Your attention is also invited to a telegram, dated 23 Oct. '94, sent to your office, in regard to these lights.
The Board has to-day asked the Department to authorize a Laborer to care for the lights above-named, to date from