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Approved, June 30, 1906.
ARMY APPROPRIATION ACT.
By the Act Making appropriation for the support of the Army for the fiscal year end
ing June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, approved June 12, 1906. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven:
CONTINGENCIES OF THE ARMY: For all contingent expenses of the Army not otherwise provided for, and embracing all branches of the military service, including the office of the Chief of Staff, to be expended under the immediate orders of the Secretary of War, fifteen thousand dollars ......
-------.. ARMY WAR COLLEGE: For expenses of the Army War College, being for the temporary hire of office rooms, purchase of the necessary stationery, office, toilet, and desk furniture, text-books, books of reference, scientific and professional papers and periodicals, binding, maps, police utensils, and for all other absolutely necessary expenses, fifteen thousand dollars.
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF. For contingent expenses of the military information 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-eight, Revised Statutes, shall not apply to subscriptions for foreign and professional newspapers and periodicals to be paid for from this appropriation ...
UNITED STATES SERVICE SCHOOLS: To provide means for the theoretical and practical instruction at the Artillery School, at Fort Monroe, Virginia; the School of Submarine Defense, at Fort Totten, New York; the General Service and Staff College, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the School of Application for Cavalry and Field Artillery, at Fort Riley, Kansas, by the purchase of text-books, books of reference, scientific and professional papers, the purchase of modern instruments and material for theoretical and practical instruction, and for all other absolutely necessary expenses, to be allotted in such proportions as may, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, be for the best interest of the military service, twenty thousand dollars.
THE MILITARY SECRETARY'S DEPARTMENT.
CONTINGENCIES, HEADQUARTERS OF MILITARY DEPARTMENTS: For contingent expenses at the headquarters of the several military divisions and departments, including the staff corps serving thereat, being for the purchase of the necessary articles of office, toilet, and desk furniture, binding, maps, technical books of reference, professional and technical newspapers and periodicals, and police utensils, to be allotted by the Secretary of War, and to be expended in the discretion of the several military division and department commanders, seven thousand five hundred dollars .......
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7,500.00 UNDER THE CHIEF OF ARTILLERY.
SCHOOL OF SUBMARINE DEFENSE, FORT TOTTEN, NEW YORK: For incidental expenses of school and depot, including chemicals, stationery, hardware, extra-duty pay to soldiers necessarily employed for periods not less than ten days as artificers on work in addition to and not strictly in line with their military duties, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, draftsmen, printers, lithographers, photographers, engine drivers, telegraph operators, teamsters, wheelwrights, masons, machinists, painters, overseers, laborers, office furniture and fixtures, machinery, and unforeseen expenses, eight thousand dollars.-------
For purchase of material for use in instruction of artillery troops in their special duties in connection with the loading and planting of submarine mines, nine hundred dollars ------
---........... For purchase of special apparatus and for experimental purposes of the department of electricity, mines, and mechanism, and the department of chemistry and explosives, Fort Totten, New York, three thousand four hundred dollars.-------------------------------------
For purchase of special apparatus and materials for electrician sergeants' division, School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, New York, two thousand seven hundred dollars..
For purchase and binding of professional books of recent date treating of military and scientific subjects for library of School of Submarine Defense, and for use of school, one thousand dollars ..
[Total amount under Chief of Artillery, $16,000.]
nared dollars. .--.---...-------.-----
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER.
SIGNAL SERVICE OF THE ARMY: For expenses of the Signal Service of the Army, as follows: Purchase, equipment, and repair of field electric telegraphs, signal equipments and stores, binocular glasses, telescopes, heliostats, and other necessary instruments, including necessary meteorological instruments for use on target ranges; war balloons; telephone apparatus (exclusive of exchange service) and maintenance of the same; electrical installations and maintenance at military posts; fire control and direction apparatus and material for field arti)Jery; maintenance and repair of military telegraph lines and cables, including salaries of civilian employees, supplies, and general repairs, and other expenses connected with the duty of collecting and transmitting information for the Army, by telegraph or otherwise, two hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That of the receipts of the Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System that have been covered into the Treasury of the United States, the sum of one hundred and seventy-nine thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, made available for defraying the cost of such extensions and betterments of the system as may be approved by the Secretary of War, the extent of such extensions and the cost thereof to be reported to Congress by the Secretary of War..
PAY OF OFFICERS OF THE LINE.
For pay of officers of the line, five million three hundred and sixtynine thousand two hundred and forty dollars: Provided, That all commissioned officers of the Army may transfer or assign their pay accounts, when due and payable, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe.. ------
For pay of officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, one million dollars --
5,369, 240.00 1,000,000.00
PAY OF ENLISTED MEN.
$8, 773, 106. 25
For pay of enlisted men of all grades, including recruits, eight million seven hundred and seventy-three thousand one hundred and six dollars and twenty-five cents: Provided, That hereafter enlisted men qualifying as expert riflemen shall receive in addition to their pay three dollars per month; those qualifying as sharpshooters, two dollars per month, and those qualifying as marksmen, one dollar per month, under such regulation as the Secretary of War may prescribe: Provided further, That so much of section forty-eight hundred and nineteen, Revised Statutes, as requires that twelve and one-half cents per month be deducted from the pay of retired enlisted men of the Army and passed to the credit of the Commissioners of the Soldiers' Home in the District of Columbia, be, and the same is hereby, repealed .....................---------------------............
For additional pay for length of service, one million one hundred and eighty-three thousand four hundred and sixty-four dollars: Provided further, That hereafter the Secretary of War shall be authorized to detach from the Army at large such number of enlisted men as may be necessary to perform duty at the various recruit depots and the United States military prison, and of the enlisted men so detached, and while performing such duty, there shall be allowed for each depot and the prison one who shall have the rank, pay, and allowances of battalion or squadron sergeant-major, and for each recruit and prison company one who shall have the rank, pay, and allowances of first sergeant, five the rank, pay, and allowances of sergeant, and six the rank, pay, and allowances of corporal, of the arm of the service to which they respectively belong ----
1, 183, 464.00
Two hundred and sixty-nine thousand six hundred and four dollars.
Additional for length of service, twenty-nine thousand three hundred and sixteen dollars ---
269, 604.00 29, 316.00
174, 372.00 30, 000.00
One hundred and seventy-four thousand three hundred and seventytwo dollars ... Additional pay for length of service, thirty thousand dollars......
QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT. Two hundred quartermaster-sergeants, at four hundred and eight dollars each, eighty-one thousand six hundred dollars....
Additional pay for length of service, fourteen thousand dollars.....
81, 600.00 14, 000.00
Two hundred post commissary-sergeants, at four hundred and eight dollars each, eighty-one thousand six hundred dollars...
Additional pay for length of service, sixteen thousand dollars.....
81, 600,00 16,000.00
ELECTRICIANS, ARTILLERY CORPS.
Twenty-five master electricians, at nine hundred dollars each, and one hundred electrician sergeants, at four hundred and eight dollars each, sixty-three thousand three hundred dollars....
Additional pay for length of service, five thousand and eighty dollars..
63, 300.00 5,080.00 SIGNAL CORPS. Thirty-six master signal electricians, at nine hundred dollars each, thirty-two thousand four hundred dollars.
One hundred and thirty-two first-class sergeants, at five hundred and forty dollars each, seventy-one thousand two hundred and eighty dollars.
One hundred and forty-four sergeants, at four hundred and eight dollars each, fifty-eight thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dollars.
Twenty-four cooks, at two hundred and forty dollars each, five thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars.
One hundred and fifty-six corporals, at two hundred and forty dollars each, thirty-seven thousand four hundred and forty dollars.
Five hundred and fifty-two first-class privates, at two hundred and four dollars each, one hundred and twelve thousand six hundred and eight dollars.
One hundred and sixty-eight privates, at one hundred and fifty-six dollars each, twenty-six thousand two hundred and eight dollars.
In all, three hundred and forty-four thousand four hundred and forty-eight dollars -----
Additional pay for length of service, twenty-two thousand nine hundred and eight dollars..
22, 908. 00
Seven hundred and seventy thousand four hundred dollars ...
Additional pay for length of service, ninety-nine thousand eight hundred dollars.
PAY TO CLERKS, MESSENGERS, AND LABORERS AT HEADQUARTERS OF
DIVISIONS, AND DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF.
One chief clerk, at the office of the Chief of Staff, two thousand dollars per annum.
Six clerks at one thousand eight hundred dollars each per annum.
Twenty-seven clerks at one thousand four hundred dollars each per annum.
Seventy-three clerks at one thousand two hundred dollars each per annum.
One hundred clerks at one thousand dollars each per annum.
Two messengers at six hundred dollars each per annum.
And said clerks, messengers, and laborers shall be employed and assigned by the Secretary of War to the offices and positions in which they are to serve: Provided, That no clerk, messenger, or laborer at headquarters of divisions, departments, or office of the Chief of Staff, shall be assigned to duty with any bureau in the War Department.