Hon. Mr. COPP:
The Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment and the Soldier Settlement Board were established in the year 1919, at which time, I gather, they were under the Civil Service Commission, bujt whether they were subject to patronage or not I do not know They are not now, because these departments are being reduced year by year, and no appointments of any consequence are being made.
Subtopic: APPOINTMENTS-D.S.C.R. AND SOLDIER SETTLEMENT