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ing the Philippine government, its appropriations shall be applicable to defray the necessary expenses in connection with the procurement, subject to reimbursement from time to time, or on completion of the work, from the department or bureau for which the stores were procured.

Hereafter the purchase of supplies and the procurement of services for all branches of the Army service may be made in open market, in the manner common among business men, when the aggregate of the amount required does not exceed five hundred dollars; but every such purchase exceeding one hundred dollars shall be promptly reported to the Secretary of War for approval, under such regulations as he may prescribe.

To enable the Secretary of War to prepare the ground and suitably mark the graves of soldiers and sailors buried on Isle Saint Michel, commonly known as “Crab Island,” the sum of twenty thousand dol. lars, or such portion thereof as may be necessary

That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to accept, on behalf of the United States, the dedication and gift by Mrs. Rachael A. Paxson, as stated in her written offer of January fourteenth, nineteen hundred and two, of a strip of land thirty feet wide from the Leesburg and Point of Rocks turnpike in Loudoun County, Virginia, to the fortyone-acre tract over which the United States now has a right of way to the Balls Bluff National Cemetery; and the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to enable the Secretary of War to build a substantial road from the Leesburg turnpike to said cemetery, and to properly fence and protect the same, and, within said appropriation, buy so much of the Balls Bluff battlefield as may be necessary for its protection and preservation.

For the fencing, protection, and maintenance of the Government reservation at Nahant, Massachusetts, five thousand dollars: Provided, That if in the opinion of the Secretary of War said reservation is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was originally acquired, he may, in his discretion, in lieu of expending the said five thousand dollars, sell and convey the lands in said reservation

That subject to the approval of the Secretary of War, and to be expended under his direction, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for purchasing right of way and approaches and for constructing proper driveways and approaches from the city of Salisbury, North Carolina, to the national cemetery at or near said city, the beginning, direction, and terminus of said driveway and approaches to be determined by the Secretary of War

That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized, and he is hereby directed, to pay to the governor of the State of North Carolina the sum of five thousand dollars, to be by him transferred to the Moores Creek Monumental Association, incorporated by the legislature of the State of North Carolina, for the purpose of repairing the monument already erected on said battlefield and for inclosing and beautifying the same

That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to accept, under the will of Martha J. Patterson and from the heirs of W. B. Bachman, all descendants of Andrew Johnson, late President of the United States, free of cost to the Government, the tract of land where said Andrew Johnson's remains now lie, known as “ Monument Hill,” containing not exceeding fifteen acres and situated in Greene County and in or near the town of Greeneville, Tennessee, and upon presentation of good and perfect title to said tract of land the Secretary of War is authorized and directed to establish thereon a national cemetery of the fourth class.

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$10,000.00

To be expended under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War in the improvement of the national boulevard owned by the United States, between Princess Anne street and the gate to the national cemetery, at Fredericksburg, Virginia, the sum of ten thousand dollars. Approved, June 12, 1906.

Total, Army Act.. [In addition to the appropriations for the Army made in the foregoing Act, contracts are authorized thereby to be entered into, subject to future appropriations by Congress, aggregating $750,000. For details, see p.766.]

71, 817, 165. 08

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR APPROPRIATION ACT.

[PUBLIC—No. 236.]

By the Act Making appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, approved June 16, 1906.

Be it 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, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the diplomatic and consular service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, out of any money in the Treasury not o herwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

SCHEDULE A.

SALARIES OF AMBASSADORS AND MINISTERS.

Ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Austria-Hungary, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey, at seventeen thousand five hundred dollars each, one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars;

Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to the Argentine Republic, Belgium, China, Cuba, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, and Spain, at twelve thousand dollars each, seventy-two thousand dollars;

Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, at ten thousand dollars each, fifty thousand dollars;

Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Salvador, ten thousand dollars;

Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Guatemala and Honduras, ten thousand dollars;

Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to Denmark, Morocco, Norway (to be immediately available), Paraguay and Uruguay, Portugal, Roumania and Servia, Sweden, and Switzerland, at seven thousand five hundred dollars each, sixty thousand dollars;

Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Greece and Montenegro and diplomatic agent in Bulgaria, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to Bolivia, Ecuador, Haiti, Persia, and Siam, at seven thousand five hundred dollars each, thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars;

Minister resident and consul-general to Santo Domingo, five thousand dollars;

Minister resident and consul-general to Liberia, five thousand dollars;
Agent and consul-general at Cairo, six thousand five hundred dollars:
Provided, That no salary herein appropriated shall be paid to any
official receiving any other salary from the United States Government.

Chargés d'affaires ad interim, forty thousand dollars;
Total, four hundred and seventy-eight thousand five hundred dollars.

$478,500.00

SALARIES OF SECRETARIES OF EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS.

Secretaries of embassies to Austria-Hungary, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and Russia, at three thousand dollars each, twenty-seven thousand dollars;

Secretaries of legations to the Argentine Republic, Belgium, China, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, and Turkey, at two thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars each, thirteen thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars;

Secretaries of legation to Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Guatemala and Honduras, Liberia, Morocco, Norway (to be immediately available), Panama, Peru, Portugal, Santo Domingo, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela, at two thousand dollars each, Secretary of legation to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and San Salvador,

, , two thousand dollars;

Secretary of legation to Siam and consul-general at Bangkok, two thousand dollar's;

Secretary of legation to Greece and Montenegro, who shall also be secretary of the diplomatic agency in Bulgaria, with residence at Athens, two thousand dollars;

Secretary of legation and consul-general to Roumania and Servia, two thousand dollars;

Second secretaries of embassies to Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Russia, at two thousand dollars each, fourteen thousand dollars;

Second secretary of embassy to Japan, who shall be an American student of the language of Japan, and shall be allowed and required, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to devote his time to the acquisition of such language, two thousand dollars;

Second secretaries of legation to China and Turkey, who shall be American students of the language of the court and country to which they are appointed, respectively, and shall be allowed and required, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to devote their time to the acquisition of such language, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars;

Second secretary of legation to Cuba, one thousand five hundred dollars:

Third secretaries of embassies to Great Britain, France, Mexico, Germany, and Russia, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, six thousand dollars;

Total, one hundred and nine thousand two hundred and twenty-five dollars.

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SALARIES OF DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR OFFICERS WHILE RECEIVING

INSTRUCTIONS AND MAKING TRANSITS.

To pay the salaries of ambassadors, ministers, consuls, and other officers of the United States for the periods actually and necessarily occupied in receiving instructions and in making transits to and from their posts, and while awaiting recognition and authority to act, in pursuance of the provisions of section seventeen hundred and forty of the Revised Statutes, so much as may be necessary for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby appropriated.

Indefinite.

TRANSPORTATION OF DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR OFFICERS IN GOING

TO AND RETURNING FROM THEIR POSTS.

To pay the cost of the transportation of diplomatic and consular officers in going to and returning from their posts, or when traveling under the orders of the Secretary of State, at the rate of five cents per mile, but not including any expense incurred in connection with leaves of absence, so much as may be necessary out of the respective contingent funds for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby appropriated. [See also Deficiency Act, p. 356.]

CLERKS AT EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS.

For the employment of necessary clerks at the embassies and legations, who, whenever hereafter appointed, shall be citizens of the United States, sixty-five thousand dollars..

$65, 000.00

SALARIES OF INTERPRETERS TO EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS.

Chinese secretary, legation to China, and interpreter to legation to Turkey, at three thousand dollars each, six thousand dollars;

Assistant Chinese secretary to the legation to China, to be appointed from the corps of student interpreters, two thousand dollars;

Japanese secretary and interpreter to embassy to Japan, three thousand dollars;

Interpreter to legation and consulate-general to Persia, one thousand dollars;

Interpreter to consulate-general to Seoul, five hundred dollars;

Interpreter to legation and consulate-general to Bangkok, Siam, five hundred dollars;

For ten student interpreters at the legation to China, who shall be citizens of the United States, and whose duty it shall be to study the Chinese language with a view to supplying interpreters to the legations and consulates in China, at one thousand dollars each, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That said student interpreters shall be chosen in such manner as will make the selections nonpartisan: And provided further, That upon receiving such appointment each student interpreter shall sign an agreement to continue in the service as interpreter to the legations and consulates in China so long as his said services may be required within a period of ten years;

For the payment of the cost of tuition of student interpreters at the legation to China at the rate of one hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum each, to be immediately available, one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars;

For six student interpreters at the embassy to Japan, who shall be citizens of the United States, and whose duty it shall be to study the Japanese language with a view to supplying interpreters to the legations and consulates in Japan, at one thousand dollars each, six thousand dollars: Provided, That said student interpreters shall be chosen in such manner as will make the selections nonpartisan: And provided further, That upon receiving such appointment each student interpreter shall sign an agreement to continue in the service as interpreter to the legation and consulates in Japan so long as his said services may be required within a period of ten years;

For the payment of the cost of tuition of student interpreters at the legation to Japan, at the rate of one hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum each, seven hundred and fifty dollars;

Total, thirty-one thousand dollars.

But no person drawing the salary of interpreter as above provided shall be allowed any part of the salary appropriated for any secretary of legation or other officer.

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CLERKS AT THE EMBASSY AT LONDON.

For two clerks at the embassy to Great Britain; one at the rate of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum, and one at the rate of one thousand two hundred dollars per annum, three thousand dollars.

[Total amount for Salaries, etc., $686,725.)

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