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necessary for completely furnishing and placing in ready control the entire plumbing of the building to be performed with approved materials and in the best manner.

GAS.

Gas will be introduced in pipes of capacity per city regulations, for the supply of burners distributed as follows: Through center nave and transept, one outlet each forty (40) feet, two lights each; with proportionate distribution of outlets in other sections; offices and dressing rooms provide with side outlets.

The ends of each line of mains to be led to the outside of the building to supply lanterns. The entire pipe runs to be regulated to drip condense to mains, and the work to pass inspection of the officers of the City Gas Company.

PAINTING AND GLAZING.

All the exterior faces of the building will be painted two coats of best white lead finished in tints selected; the sheathing and ceil finish and general interior surfaces throughout the building to be lime or color washed of approved tints.

Glass throughout to be second quality American; the sizes of lights are figured upon plans and are uniform in the respective sections of the building; the glass to be bedded, securely bradded, and back puttied, left clean and perfect at the completion of the building.

PLASTERING.

The interior and exterior facing of the building to a string board and capping, 10 feet in height above the floor will be plastered two coat work. First coat to be clean sharp bar sand and fresh lime mortar, with proper admixture of fresh slaughtered long hair. Second coat of fresh lime and washed sand, put on and before setting floated to a uniform surface. The work to be guaranteed against scaling off and blistering.

GENERAL CONDITIONS.

The contractor is to provide all materials, carriage, labor, machines, tackle, scaffolding, etc., etc., and every other thing requisite for the full completion of the building, in accordance with the plans and specifications, whether expressed or implied, and all materials and workmanship necessary for the proper construction of the building, or deemed by the supervisor of construction essential to carry out the plans, even though not mentioned, must be provided and placed in the works by the contractor.

The care of the building, and whatsoever belongs thereto, shall be with the contractor until the same is accepted by the building committee of the Board on behalf of the United States Executive Departments. And the works during their progress, and until completion, shall be

subject to the direction and approval in every particular of the said building committee of the board and the supervisor of construction.

The contractor shall be responsible for and bear all loss from accidents of every kind, and all loss or damage which may occur to any person or persons, by or on account of the works upon the aforesaid building.

At the completion of the work the contractor shall remove all rubbish and leave the building completed in every detail for occupancy.

ON THE

PARTICIPATION OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT

IN THE

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION,

HELD AT

PHILADELPHIA, PA., 1876,

UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF HON. W. W. BELKNAP, HON. ALPHONSO TAFT, AND HON. J. DONALD CAMERON, SECRETARIES OF WAR.

By MAJOR S. C. LYFORD, Ordnance Department,

BVT. LT. COL, U. S. A.,

Representative of War Department at the Exhibition, and Chairman of the
Board on behalf of U. S. Executive Departments.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1884.

WAR DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATION.

OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE of the War Department,
Washington, D. C., January 2, 1877.

The honorable the SECRETARY OF WAR:

SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith a brief sketch of the organization of the War Department as an Executive Department of the Government, accompanied by illustrated and descriptive catalogues of the articles contributed by the several bureaus of the Department at the International Exhibition of 1876. Appended to these catalogues are special reports upon the military materials displayed at the Exhibition by our own and foreign Governments and by private individuals, prepared by the officers having charge of these several bureau collections. The participation of the Executive Departments of the Government in the Exhibition had its origin in the reference, in May, 1873, by the Centennial committee on classification, of advance copies of their preliminary sketch of classification of objects to various governmental officials in Washington for critical examination and suggestion. These advance copies were sent to the chiefs of the several bureaus of the War Department, who each made such remarks as were deemed appro priate in that connection. The Chief of Ordnance, General A. B. Dyer, was at the time confined to his bed by sickness, and his military assistant, Maj. S. V. Benét (now brigadier-general and Chief of Ordnance), was absent on leave, leaving myself temporarily in charge of the Ordnance Office. With their approbation and concurrence a reply was forwarded suggesting a separate and distinct display to be made of the war materials of the nation. The substance of this reply met with the hearty concurrence of the Centennial authorities, who transmitted it, in the November following, to the President of the United States, with the replies received from the other bureaus, and strongly arged upon the President the propriety of making not only a display by the War Department, but a collective exhibition of all the Executive Departments. The proposition of the Centennial authorities received the warm approval of the Secretary of War, Hon. W. W. Belknap, to whom the matter was referred, and who subsequently accorded the utmost facilities of his Department for the undertaking. The proposi tion being favorably considered in Cabinet, an Executive order was issued on January 23, 1874, directing the appointment of a Board on behalf of the several Departments and the Smithsonian Institution, to

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