CONGRESS: Emolument Pro Tem.

A Senator's salary is $7,500 a year; the salary of a Vice President and President of the Senate, $12,000. J. R. McCarl, Controller General, ruled that since there is now no Vice President, the President pro tempore of the Senate succeeds to the emoluments of the Vice President. Accordingly the next President pro tempore has had his salary raised $4,500, and has the use of a Government automobile and the Vice Presidential clerical force.

This is an unusual ruling from Mr. McCarl, watchdog of the Treasury. Hitherto he has chiefly confined himself to...

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