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clerks, additional, for duty in the Philippines-one in Pay and one in Quartermaster's Department—at one thousand four hundred dollars each.
PROVISIONS, MARINE CORPS: Provided, how- Proviso. ever, That when it is impracticable or the expense is or commutafound greater to supply marines serving on shore duty tion. in the island possessions and on foreign stations with the army ration, such marines may be allowed the navy ration or commutation therefor.
FOR REPAIRS OF BARRACKS, MARINE CORPS: Repairs and Repairs of improvements to barracks and quarters at
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Sitka, Alaska; for the renting, leasing, improvement, and erection of buildings in Porto Rico, the Philippine Islands, at Guam, and at such other places as the public exigencies require;
civil war serv
That officers of the Marine Corps with creditable records Credit for who served during the civil war shall, when retired, be ice on retireretired in like manner and under the same conditions as provided for officers of the Navy who served during the civil war.
Construction and equipment of a cold-storage and ice plant, Olongapo, Philippine Islands, five thousand dollars;
CHAP. 1630.—An Act Making appropriations to supply de- Apr. 27, 1904. ficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thir- [H. R. 15054.] tieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for other purposes.
[Public, No. 189.]
33 Stats. L.,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 394. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:
GENERAL ACCOUNT OF ADVANCES: To reimburse "Gen- General aceral account of advances," created by the Act of June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, for Reimburseamounts advanced therefrom and expended on account
Habana dry dock.
of the several appropriations named in excess of the sums appropriated therefor for the fiscal year given, found to be due the "general account" on adjustment by the accounting officers, there is appropriated as follows:
For dry dock, Habana, Cuba, eighteen thousand seven hundred and thirty-three dollars and eighty-nine cents;
Repairs to barracks.
MILITARY STORES: To reimburse current appropriations ordnance stores, ammunition and ordnance stores, equipment, Ordnance Department, United States Army, for ordnance stores and ammunition furnished the Marine Corps in the Philippines for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, one thousand and seventy-four dollars and fifty cents.
REPAIRS OF BARRACKS: To reimburse Quartermaster's Department, United States Army, for lumber furnished the Marine Corps at Guam, fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, one thousand and fifty dollars.
FORAGE: To reimburse Quartermaster's Department, United States Army, for forage furnished the Marine Corps in the Philippines and Guam, fiscal year nineteen hundred and two, two thousand six hundred and twentynine dollars and three cents.
To reimburse Quartermaster's Department, United States Army, for miscellaneous supplies furnished the Marine Corps at Guam, fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, four thousand two hundred and seven dollars and eighty-three cents.
Repairs and preservation.
REPAIRS AND PRESERVATION AT NAVY-YARDS: vouchers numbered twelve, nineteen, thirty-seven, thirtyeight, forty, and forty-one for labor and material for building ice plant, naval station, Guam, procured and purchased during fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, five hundred and twenty-eight dollars and sixty-eight
CHAP. 1762.-An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil Apr. 28, 1904. expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thir- [H. R. 14416.] tieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 452. tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- Sundry civil bled, That the following sums be, and the same are expenses hereby, appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, namely:
MANILA ORDNANCE DEPOT, MANILA, PHILIPPINE Is- Manila, P. I. LANDS: For completion of a building for office, sixteen thousand dollars.
BRINGING HOME THE REMAINS OF OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS Bringing home remains WHO DIE ABROAD: To enable the Secretary of War, in his from abroad. discretion, to cause to be transported to their homes the remains of officers and soldiers who die at military camps or who are killed in action or who die in the field or hospital in Alaska and at places outside of the limits of the United States, or who die while on voyage at sea, forty thousand dollars.
BRINGING HOME THE REMAINS OF CIVIL EMPLOYEES OF Bringing THE ARMY WHO DIE ABROAD AND SOLDIERS WHO DIE ON of civil emTRANSPORTS: To enable the Secretary of War, in his dis- ployees and soldiers dying on cretion, to cause to be transported to their homes the re- transports. mains of civilian employees of the Army who have died, or may hereafter die, while in the employ of the War Department in Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, China, Alaska, and the Philippines, including the remains of any honorably discharged soldiers who are entitled under the terms of their discharge to return transportation on Government transport, and who die while on said transport, five thousand dollars.
BACK PAY AND BOUNTY: * * *
For payment of amounts for arrears of pay and allow-War with ances on account of services of officers and men of the Arrears of Army during the war with Spain and in the Philippine pay, etc. Islands that may be certified to be due by the accounting officers of the Treasury during the fiscal year nineteen
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. [S. 2263.]
[Public, No. 198.]
pt. 1, p. 518.
CHAP. 1766.-An Act To require the employment of vessels of the United States for public purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa33 Stats, L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assemArmy andbled, That vessels of the United States, or belonging to To be trans-the United States, and no others, shall be employed in the ported in Amer-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 goods for private parties or companies.
SEC. 2. That this Act shall take effect sixty days after its passage.
Dec. 17, 1903.
[No. 1.] Joint Resolution In relation to commuted rations for [H. J. R. 66.] midshipmen.
[Pub. Res., No. 1.]
pt. 1, p. 581.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representa33 Stats, L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assemNavy. bled, That the provision under the heading "Supplies tions for mid- and accounts," in the Act making appropriations for the 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.
FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION.
CHAP. 20.-An Act To fix the rank of certain officers in the Dec. 20, 1904. Army. [S. 2114.] [Public, No. 1.]
ine Corps serv
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. 595. bled, That any second lieutenant of the United States Army. Credit to arMarine Corps who may have been appointed second tillery lieutenlieutenant 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.
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 otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six:
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.