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in no case shall more than fifty per centum of full amount of seryice be paid: Provided, That such compensation shall be computed upon the basis of the tariff or lower special rates for like transportation performed for the public at large, and shall be accepted as in full for all demands for such service: Provided further, That in expending the money appropriated by this Act, a railroad company which has not received aid in bonds of the United States, and which obtained a grant of public land to aid in the construction of its railroad on condition that such railroad should be a post route and military road, subject to the use of the United States for postal, military, naval, and other Government services, and also subject to such regulations as Congress may impose restricting the charge for such Government transportation, having claims against the United States for transportation of troops and munitions of war and military supplies and property over such aided railroads, shall be paid out of the moneys appropriated by the foregoing provision only on the basis of such rate for the transportation of such troops and munitions of war and military supplies and property as the Secretary of War sball deem just and reasonable under the foregoing provision, such rate not to exceed fifty per centum of the compensation for such Government transportation as shall at that time be charged to and paid by private parties to any such company for like and similar transportation; and the amount so fixed to be paid shall be accepted as in full for all demands for such service: Provided further, That the number of draft animals purchased from this appropriation, added to those now on hand, shall be limited to such numbers as are actually required for the service, twelve million six hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be applied to the payment of the expense of using transports in any other Government work than the transportation of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and their supplies; and, when in the opinion of the Secretary of War accommodations are available, transportation may be provided for the families and employees of officers and men of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and members of the Philippine government and families, and their employees and families :.......
---- .... $12, 600,000.00 For the construction and maintenance of military and post roads, bridges, and trails in the district of Alaska, to be expended under the direction of the board of road commissioners described in section two of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in the district of Alaska, and for other purposes," approved January twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and five, and to be expended conformably to the provisions of said Act, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.------------------ 150,000.00
BARRACKS AND QUARTERS, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: Continuing the work of providing for the proper shelter and protection of officers and enlisted men of the Army of the 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 fifty thousand dollars .------------------------- 250,000.00
CLOTHING, AND CAMP AND GARRISON EQUIPAGE: For cloth, woolens, materials, and for the manufacture of clothing for the Army, for issue and for sale at cost price, according to the Army Regulations; for altering and fitting clothing, and washing and cleaning, when necessary; for equipage, and for expenses of packing and handling, and similar necessaries; for a suit of citizen's outer clothing, to cost not exceeding ten dollars, to le issued upon release from confinement to each prisoner who has been confined under a court-martial sentence involving dishonorable discharge; for indemnity to officers and men
of the Army for clothing and bedding, and so forth, destroyed since April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, by order of medical officers of the Army for sanitary reasons, three million dollars. $3,000,000.00
CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF HOSPITALS: For construction and repair of hospitals at military posts already established and occupied, including the extra-duty pay of enlisted men employed on the same, and including also all expenditures for construction and repairs required at the Army and Navy Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, and for the construction and repair of general hospitals and expenses incident thereto, and for additions needed to meet the requirements of increased garrisons, five hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That the following sums be used in the erection of modern sanitary hospitals at the posts named: One hundred and twenty thousand dollars at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming; one hundred thousand dollars at Columbus Barracks, Ohio; and seventy-five thousand dollars at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri .-------------------- ----.....------------
500,000.00 QUARTERS FOR HOSPITAL STEWARDS: For construction of quarters for hospital stewards at military posts already established and occupied, including the extra-duty pay of enlisted men employed on the same, twenty-five thousand dollars.-------
25,000.00 SHOOTING GALLERIES AND RANGES: For shelter, shooting galleries, ranges for small-arms target practice, repairs, and expenses incident thereto, such ranges and galleries to be open, as far as practicable, to the National Guard and organized rifle clubs under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of War, one hundred thousand dollars.... 100,000.00
MAINTENANCE OF THE ARMY WAR COLLEGE: For supplying the necessary fuel for heating the Army War College building at Washington Barracks and for lighting the building and grounds; also for pay of a chief engineer, at one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; an assistant engineer, at nine hundred dollars; four firemen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; one elevator conductor, at seven hundred and twenty dollars, nine thousand four hundred dollars. 9,400.00
[Total amount for Quartermaster's Department, $27,044,142.26.]
MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT: For the purchase of medical and hospital supplies, including disinfectants for military posts, camps, hospitals, hospital ships, and transports; for expenses of medical supply depots; for medical care and treatment of officers, enlisted men, and contract surgeons of the Army on duty, and for applicants for enlistment while held under observation, and of prisoners of war and other persons in military custody or confinement, at posts and stations for which no other provision is made, under such regulations as shall have been or shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War; for the proper care and treatment of epidemic and contagious diseases in the Army or at military posts or stations, including measures to prevent the spread thereof, and the payment of reasonable damages not otherwise provided for, for bedding and clothing injured or destroyed in such prevention; for the pay of male and female nurses, not including the Nurse Corps (female), and of cooks and other civilians employed for the proper care of sick officers and soldiers, under such regulations fixing their number, qualifications, assignment, pay, and allowances as shall have been or shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War; for the pay of civilian physicians employed to examine physically applicants for enlistment and enlisted men, and to render other professional services from time to time under proper authority; for the pay of other employees of the Medical Department; for the payment of express companies and local transfers employed directly by the Medical Department for the transportation of medical and hospital supplies,
including bidders' samples and water for analysis; for supplies for use in teaching the art of cooking to the Hospital Corps; for the supply of the Army and Navy Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas; for advertising, laundry, and all other necessary miscellaneous expenses of the Medical Department, six hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars: Provided, That no contract or purchase on behalf of the United States shall be made, unless the same is authorized by law or is under an appropriation adequate to its fulfillment, except in the War and Navy Departments, for clothing, subsistence, forage, fuel, quarters, transportation, or medical and hospital supplies, which, however, shall not exceed the necessities of the current year: Provided further, That all persons admitted to treatment in the general hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, shall, while patients in said hospital, be subject to the rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States: Provided further, That hereafter all moneys arising from dispositions of serviceable medical and hospital supplies authorized by law and regulation shall constitute one fund on the books of the Treasury Department, which shall be available to replace medical and hospital supplies throughout the fiscal year in which the dispositions were effected and throughout the following fiscal year ..........
. ARMY MEDICAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY: For Army Medical Museum, preservation of specimens, and the preparation and purchase of new specimens, four thousand dollars ---...
For the library of the Surgeon-General's Office, including the purchase of necessary books of reference and periodicals, ten thousand
[Total amount for Medical Department, $637,000.]
ENGIJEER DEPOTS: For incidental expenses of the depots, including fuel, lights, chemicals, stationery, hardware, machinery, pay of civilian clerks, mechanics, and laborers, 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 the line of their military duties, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, draftsmen, printers, lithographers, photographers, engine drivers, telegraph operators, teamsters, wheelwrights, masons, machinists, painters, overseers, laborers; repairs of, and for materials to repair, public buildings, machinery, and unforeseen expenses, eleven thousand five hundred dollars -- -----
For purchase and repair of instruments to be issued to officers of the Corps of Engineers and to officers detailed and on duty as acting engineer officers for use on public works and surveys, five thousand dollars.
Engineer School, Washington, District of Columbia: Equipment and maintenance of the Engineer School of Application at Washington Barracks, District of Columbia, including purchase of instruments, machinery, implements, models, and materials, for the use of the school and for instruction of engineer troops in their special duties as sappers and miners; for land mining, pontoniering, and signaling; for purchase and binding of professional works of recent date treating of military and civil engineering and kindred scientific subjects, for the library of the United States Engineer. School; for incidental expenses of the school, including fuel, lights, chemicals, stationery, hardware, machinery, and boats; for pay of civilian clerks, draftsmen, electricians, mechanics, and laborers; for 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 the line of their military duties, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, draftsmen, printers, lithographers, photographers, engine drivers, telegraph operators, teamsters, wheelwrights
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masons, machinists, painters, overseers, laborers; for repairs of, and materials to repair, public buildings, and machinery; for unforeseen expenses, for travel expenses of officers on journeys approved by the Chief of Engineers and made for the purpose of instruction: Provided,
That the traveling expenses herein provided for shall be in lieu of mileage and other allowances; and to provide means for the theoretical and practical instruction at the Engineer School by the purchase of text-books, books of reference, scientific and professional papers, and for other absolutely necessary expenses, twenty-five thousand dollars: Provided further, That in addition to the number of chaplains now authorized by law there shall hereafter be one for the Corps of Engineers.--. .--------------------------------...-----------
ENGINEER EQUIPMENT OF TROOPS: For pontoon material, tools, instruments, and supplies required for use in the engineer equipment of troops, including the purchase and preparation of engineer manuals, forty thousand dollars...
For services of surveyors, draftsmen, photographers, master laborers, and clerks to engineer officers on the staff of division, corps, and department commanders, twenty-five thousand dollars ..
Total for Engineer Department, one hundred and six thousand five hundred dollars.
[Total amount for Engineer Department, $106,500.]
ORDNANCE SERVICE: Current expenses of the Ordnance Service required to defray the current expenses at the arsenals; of receiving stores and issuing arms and other ordnance supplies; of police and office duties; of rents, tolls, fuel, light, water, and advertising; of stationery and office furniture; of tools and instruments for service; incidental expenses of the Ordnance Service and those attending practical trials and tests of ordnance, small arms, and other ordnance supplies, including purchase of publications for libraries for the Ordnance Department and payment for mechanical labor in the office of the Chief of Ordnance, three hundred thousand dollars .........-----------
ORDNANCE STORES-AMMUNITION: Manufacture or purchase of ammunition and materials therefor for small arms for reserve supply; ammunition for burials at the National Soldiers' Home in Washington, District of Columbia; ammunition for firing the morning and evening gun at military posts prescribed by General Orders, Numbered seventy, Headquarters of the Army, dated July twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and its several Branches, including National Soldiers' Home in Washington, District of Colunibia, and Soldiers and Sailors' State Homes, six hundred thousand dollars. --------------
SMALL-ARMS TARGET PRACTICE: Ammunition, targets, and other accessories, for small-arms target practice and instruction; marksmen's medals, prize arms, and insignia for all arms of the service, one
IONI 40mars ...................................... ........ FIELD ARTILLERY FOR ORGANIZED MILITIA: For the purpose of procuring field-artillery material for the organized militia for the several States, Territories, and the District of Columbia, without cost to the said States, Territories, or the District of Columbia, but to remain the property of the United States and to be accounted for in the manner now prescribed by law, the Secretary of War is hereby authorized, under such regulations as he may prescribe, on the requisitions of the governors of the several States and Territories or the commanding general of the militia of the District of Columbia, to issue said artillery material to the organized militia; and the sum of five hundred
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and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated and made immediately available for the procurement and issue of the articles constituting the same, five hundred and fifty thousand dollars .-----
$550,000.00 MANUFACTURE OF ARMS: For manufacturing, repairing, procuring, and issuing arms at the national armories, one million seven hundred thousand dollars ----------..-................................ 1, 700, 000. 00
ORDNANCE STORES AND SUPPLIES: For overhauling, cleaning, repairing, and preserving ordnance and ordnance stores in the hands of troops and at the arsenals, posts, and depots; for purchase and manufacture of ordnance stores to fill requisitions of troops; for infantry, cavalry, and artillery equipments, including horse equipments for cavalry and artillery one million one hundred thousand dollars ......... 1,100,000.00
BENICIA ARSENAL, BENICIA, CALIFORNIA: For increasing the facilities for the repair of seacoast armament, field artillery, and general stores, fifty thousand dollars ---
50,000.00 [Total amount for Ordnance Department, $5,300,000.]
That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish on the military reservation at Fort Mason, California, a general depot for the supply departments of the United States Army, and to construct thereon the necessary storehouses, offices, shops, stables, sheds, power houses, quarters, and other buildings, together with wharves for the accommodation of at least four ships of the Army transport service: Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for the construction of the buildings herein provided for, including the preparation of the ground for building sites, the acquisition by condemnation proceedings of the submerged lands needed for wharves, the construction of roads, walks, and drainage, and for the installation of sewerage, water-supply, and electric-light systems; to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate the sum of one million five hundred thousand dollars, of which amount seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be immediately available ............ 750,000.00
NATIONAL TROPHY AND MEDALS FOR RIFLE CONTESTS: That for the purpose of furnishing a national trophy and medals and other prizes to be provided and contested for annually, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War, said contest to be open to the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the National Guard or organized militia of the several States, Territories, and of the District of Columbia, and for the cost of the trophy, prizes, and medals herein provided for, and for the promotion of rifle practice, the sum of five thousand dollars, to be expended for the purposes hereinbefore prescribed under the direction of the Secretary of War, five thousand dollars ... 5,000.00
That the following sum be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay under the direction of the Secretary of War, the actual expenses of members of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice incident to attending official meetings of said board, called by the Secretary of War, during the fiscal years ended June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, the sum of two thousand one hundred and sixty-two dollars ...--.--.-.-.-.-.-.-..-..-.-.-. 2, 162. 00
Hereafter all funds received as the value of military stores transferred by the several staff departments of the Army to the Insular Department of the Philippines, or work done, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States and remain available during the fiscal year in which the transaction occurred and the following year for the procurement of like military stores to replace those so transferred. •
Whenever the Ordnance Department, under existing regulations, procures stores for other Executive Departments or bureaus, includ