These estimates provide for increases in all cases where the salaries are less than $800 a year. As to cases of salaries exceeding $800, all that we propose to recommend will appear in the supplementary estimates.
Every clerk in the service will come under that system, that is, his increase will depend upon the recommendation of the proper officers. There are nearly 2,000 of a staff, and many of them are at a maximum. All who are not at a maximum will be considered.