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hundred and five, and that are chargeable to the appropriations that have been carried to the surplus fund, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Apr. 28, 1904. CHAP. 1766.–An Act To require the employment of vessels of [S. 2263.)

_ the United States for public purposes.

the United sto [Public, No.

198) ** Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa33 Stats. I

3. tives of the United States of America in Congress assempt. 1, p. 518.

A r’my anabled, That vessels of the United States, or belonging to Navy supplies.

To be trans- the United States, and no others, shall be employed in the ported in Amer. ican vessels.

er- transportation by sea of coal, provisions, fodder, or supExceptions. plies of any description, purchased pursuant to law, for

the use of the Army or Navy unless the President shall find that the rates of freight charges by said vessels are excessive and unreasonable, in which case contracts shall be made under the law as it now exists: Provided, That no greater charges be made by such vessels for transportation of articles for the use of the said Army and Navy

than are made by such vessels for transportation of like Efect goods for private parties or companies.

Sec. 2. That this Act shall take effect sixty days after its passage.



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Dec. 17, 1903. [No. 1.] Joint Resolution In relation to commuted rations for [H. J. R. 66.) midshipmen. [Pub. Res., No. Di d In the

1.)*N. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representa33 Stats., L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assempt. 1, p. 581.

bled, That the provision under the heading “ Supplies Commuted ra. tions for mid and accounts," in the Act making appropriations for the shipmen, naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,

nineteen hundred and four, and for other purposes, approved March third, nineteen hundred and three, for * Provisions, Navy,” shall not be so construed by the accounting officers of the Treasury as to deprive midshipmen of the benefit of commuted rations as provided by section fifteen hundred and seventy-seven of the Revised Statutes.


Credit to ar

ine Corps sery

CHAP. 20.-An Act To fix the rank of certain officers in the Dec. 20, 1904. Army.

[S. 2114.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- '33 Stats. L.,

[Public, No. 1.) tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 595. bled, That any second lieutenant of the United States Army. Marine Corps who may have been appointed second tillery lieuten lieutenant of artillery since the second day of February, ants for Marnineteen hundred and one, and prior to the passage of ice. this Act, shall, in determining his lineal and relative rank, be entitled to the same credit for prior commissioned service as a lieutenant of volunteers appointed under the Act entitled “An Act to increase the efficiency of the permanent military establishment of the United States," approved February second, nineteen hundred and one.

and his te for pers a perficiente de

CHAP. 1307.-An Act Making appropriation for the support of Mar. 2, 1905. the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun- [H. R. 17473. ] dred and six.

Public, No.

127.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 33 Stats. L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 827. -bled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, Army approappropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other."andese wise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six:

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For contingent expenses of the military information Contingent. division, General Staff Corps, including the purchase of law books, professional books of reference, professional and technical periodicals and newspapers, and of the military attachés at the United States embassies and legations abroad, and of the branch office of the military information division at Manila, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That section thirty-six hundred and forty- Proviso. eight, Revised Statutes, shall not apply to subscriptions odicals. for foreign and professional newspapers and periodicals to be paid for from this appropriation.

Foreign peri

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tary cable.

REPAIR OF DEEP-SEA MILITARY CABLES: * * * Alaska mill. For continuing the cable from Valdez, Prince William

Sound, to Seward, at the head of Resurrection Bay, Alaska, ninety-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, this money to be immediately available.



retary's Department.


and Pension


Provided, That any vacancy that shall occur in the office tant of the Assistant Chief of the Record and Pension Office Chief, Record previous to July first, nineteen hundred and five, shall be Office. filled by the appointment of a captain of the line of the

Army, and vacancies thereafter occurring shall not be filled, and the offices now designated by the title of Assistant Chief of the Record and Pension Office and by the title of Assistant Adjutant-General, shall hereafter be designated by the title of Military Secretary.



No additional

assigned to ac

Provided, That retired officers of the Army above the pay, etc., when grade of major, heretofore or hereafter assigned to active tive duty.

ac-duty, shall hereafter receive their full retired pay and

shall receive no further pay or allowances from the Exception. United States: Provided further, That a colonel or lieu

tenant-colonel so assigned shall receive the full pay and allowances of a major on the active list.


cent increase,

Twenty per For additional twenty per centum increase on pay of enlisted men. 'enlisted men serving in the Philippine Islands, the Island

of Guam, Alaska, China, and Panama, five hundred and thirty-three thousand four hundred and twelve dollars

and fifty-one cents. Ten per cent For additional, ten per centum increase on pay of comincrease, offi.

missioned officers serving in the Philippine Islands, the Island of Guam, Alaska, China, and Panama, one hundred and sixty-seven thousand four hundred and twentysix dollars and thirty cents.



For Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry, Porto Rico composed of two battalions of four companies each. Regiment.

Pay of officers of the line, forty-four thousand four Officers. hundred dollars.

For additional pay for length of service, six thousand five hundred dollars.

Pay of enlisted men, ninety-five thousand one hundred Enlisted men. and forty-eight dollars.



Pay of officers of the line: Fifty first lieutenants, Officers. eighty thousand dollars.

Fifty second lieutenants, seventy-five thousand dollars.

Additional for length of service, thirty-four thousand Longevity. seven hundred and twenty dollars. Noncommissioned officers and privates, fifty companies, si

sioned officers, four hundred and ninety-six thousand four hundred and etc. forty dollars.

All the money hereinbefore appropriated for pay of Pay accounts. the Army and miscellaneous shall be disbursed and accounted for by officers of the Pay Department as pay of the Army, and for that purpose shall constitute one fund : Provided, That hereafter all the accounts of individual pa paymasters shall be analyzed under the several heads of of accounts. the appropriation and recorded in detail by the Paymaster-General of the Army before said accounts are forwarded to the Treasury Department for final audit, and the Secretary of War may hereafter authorize the assign- clerks. ment to duty in the office of the Paymaster-General, not to exceed five paymasters' clerks, now authorized by law.

Provisos. Records, etc.

Assignment of p ay masters



BARRACKS AND QUARTERS, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: Con- , Philippine Istinuing the work of providing for the proper shelter and Buildings, protection of officers and enlisted men of the Army of the etc. United States lawfully on duty in the Philippine Islands, including the acquisition of title to building sites when necessary, and including also shelter for the animals and supplies, and all other buildings necessary for post administration purposes, two hundred and thirty thousand dollars.

se Sale of trans

ports restricters, etc.

TRANSPORTATION OF THE ARMY AND ITS SUPPLIES: * * * and hereafter no steamship in the transport service of the ēd. United States shall be sold or disposed of without the consent of Congress having been first had or obtained; * * *


stores trans


Funds from All funds received as the value of military stores transferred to Phil- ferred by the several staff departments of the Army to

the Insular Department of the Philippines shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States and remain available during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and six for the procurement of like military stores to replace those so transferred.

Mar. 3, 1905. CHAP. 1402. -An Act Making appropriations for fortifications [H. R. 17094.] and other works of defense, for the armament thereof, for the proPublic. No. curement of heavy ordnance for trial and service, and for other

135.) purposes. 33 Stats. I pt. 1, p. 845. Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemFortificatio

Fortifications Lled, That the sums of money herein provided for be, and appropriations.

the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be available until expended, namely:

Insular possessions.





Seacoast bat- For construction of seacoast batteries in the insular

possessions, seven hundred thousand dollars. Seaco a s t For the purchase, manufacture, test, and issue of sea

coast cannon for coast defense for the insular possessions, including their carriages, sights, implements, equipments, and the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the arsenals, one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

Provided, That the Secretary of War is authorized to Carriages.

mount two twelve-inch and three ten-inch breech-loading rifles on a corresponding number of carriages for which appropriation was made for the insular possessions in the fortification Act approved April twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four, and in addition thereto two twelve-, inch and two ten-inch rifles for the carriages for which estimates are now submitted, these guns being surplus on hand in excess of the number of carriages provided for

emplacements in the United States. Ammunition. For purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition

for seacoast cannon, for the insular possessions, including the necessary experiments in connection therewith, and the machinery necessary for its manufacture at the arse

nals, one hundred thousand dollars. Inspectingin. For purchase, manufacture, and test of inspecting inRange find-struments for the manufacture of cannon, carriages, and

ammunition; range finders and other instruments for fire control at the fortifications in the insular possessions,


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