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[PUBLIC—No. 281.]

An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes.

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, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the naval service of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes:

PAY OF THE NAVY,

For pay of officers on sea duty; officers on shore and other duty; officers on waiting orders; officers on the retired list; Admiral's and Vice-Admiral's secretaries; clerks to commandants of yards and stations; clerks to paymasters at yards and stations; inspections; receiving-ships and other vessels; extra pay to men re-enlisting under honorable discharge; pay of petty officers, seamen, landsmen, and boys, including men in the engineer's force and for the Coast Survey service and Fish Commission, seven thousand five hundred men and seven hundred and fifty boys, at the pay prescribed by law; in all, seven million eighty-two thousand four hundred and four dollars.

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For commissions and interest; transportation of funds; exchange; mileage to officers while traveling underorders in the United States, and for actual personal expenses of officers while traveling abroad under orders, and for traveling expenses of apothecaries, yeomen, and civilian employees, and for actual and necessary traveling expenses of naval cadets while proceeding from their homes to the Naval Academy for examination and appointment as cadets; for rent and furniture of buildings and offices not in navy-yards; expenses of courts-martial, prisoners and prisons, and courts of inquiry, boards of investigation, examining boards, with clerk's and witnesses' fees, and traveling expenses and costs; stationery and recording; expenses of purchasing-paymasters' offices of the various cities, including clerks, furniture, fuel, stationery, and incidental expenses; newspapers and advertising; foreign postage; telegraphing, foreign and domestic; telephones; copying; care of library, including purchase of books, prints, manuscripts, and periodicals; ferriage, tolls, and express fees; costs of suits; commissions, warrants, diplomas, and discharges; relief of vessels in distress; canal tolls and pilotage; recovery of valuables from shipwrecks; quarantine expenses; reports, professional investigation, cost of special instruction at home or abroad, in maintenance of students and attaches, and information from abroad, and the collection and classification thereof, and other necessary incidental expenses; in all, two hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

CONTINGENT, NAVY: For all emergencies and extraordinary expenses arising at home or abroad, but impossible to be anticipated or classified, exclusive of personal services in the Navy Department or any of its subordinate Bureaus or offices, at Washington, District of Columbia, seven thousand dollars.

BUREAU OF NAVIGATION.

NAVIGATION AND SUPPLIES: For foreign and local pilotage and towage of ships of war; services and materials in correcting compasses on board ship, and for adjusting and testing compasses on shore; nautical and astronomical instruments; nautical books, maps, charts, and sailing directions, and repairs of nautical instruments for ships of war; books for libraries of ships of war; and professional papers, naval signals, and apparatus, namely, signal-lights, lanterns, rockets, running lights, drawings and engravings for signal-books; compass-fittings, including binnacles, tripods, and other appendages of ship's compasses; logs and other appliances for measuring the ship's way, and leads and other appliances for sounding; lanterns and lamps, and their appendages, for general use on board ship, including those for the cabin, wardroom, and steerage, for the holds and spirit-room, for decks and quartermaster's use; bunting and other materials for flags, and making and repairing flags of all kinds; oil for ship of war; other than that used in the engineer department; candles, when used as a substitute for oil in binnacles and runninglights, chimneys and wicks, and soap used in the navigation department; photographic instruments and materials stationery for commanders and navigators of vessels of war; and for use of courtsmartial; musical instruments and music for vessels of war; steering signals and indicators, and speaking-tubes and gongs, for signal communications on board vessels of war; and for introducing and maintaining electric lights on board vessels of war; in all, ninety thousand dollars. .

OCEAN SURVEYS: For special ocean surveys, and the publicatior. thereof, five thousand dollars.

PUBLICATION OF SURVEYS OF MEXICAN COAST: For preparing and engraving on copper-plates the surveys of Mexican coast, five thousand dollars.

TRAINING STATION, COASTERS' HARBOR ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND: For repairs and improvements on buildings at Coasters' Harbor Island; heating, lighting, and furniture for same; books and stationery; freight and other contingent expenses; purchase of feed and maintenance of horses and mail-wagons, and attendance on same; and to enable the naval war college to be conducted at said Island up to January first, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to consolidate and place under one command the torpedo station and the naval war college at Newport, Rhode Island after said date.

CONTINGENT, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION: For contingent expenses of the Bureau of Navigation, namely: For freight and transportation of navigation materials; postage and telegraphing on public business; packing-boxes and materials; furniture, stationery, and fuel for navigation offices at navy-yards; and all other contingent expenses, five thousand dollars.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION: Navy-yard, New York: For one clerk, at one thousand four hundred dollars; one writer, at one thousand dollars; one store-keeper, at nine hundred dollars; one master of tugs, at one thousand five hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire: For one clerk, at one thousand dollars;

Navy-yard, Norfolk, Virginia: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Washington, District of Columbia: For one clerk, at one thousand dollars ;

Navy-yard, Mare Island, California: For one clerk, at one thousand dollars;

Training-station: One clerk (when required), three hundred dollars; in ali, nine thousand three hundred dollars. And no other fund appropriated by this act shall be used in payment for such services.

BUREAU OF ORDNANCE.

ORDNANCE AND ORDNANCE STORES: For procuring, producing, preserving, and handling ordnance material; for the armament of ships; for fuel, tools, material and labor to be used in the general work of the Ordnance Department; for furniture at magazines, at the ordnance dock, New York, and at the naval ordnance battery and proving-ground and for prizes to enlisted men for excellence in ordnance exercises and target practice, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars;

For ammunition for the guns of the Vesuvius, twelve thousand dollars;

For proof of naval armament, six thousand dollars;

For modern guns and ammunition for instructing the cadets of the Naval Academy, fifty-five thousand dollars;

For modern guns and ammunition for instructing the apprentices of the training squadron, fifty thousand dollars; in all, two hundred and fifty-three thousand dollars.

REPAIRS, BUREAU OF ORDNANCE: For necessary repairs to ordnance buildings, magazines, gun-parks, boats, lighters, wharves, machinery, and other objects of the like character, fifteen thousand dollars.

CONTINGENT, BUREAU OF ORDNANCE: For miscellaneous items, namely: Freight to foreign and home stations; advertising; cartage and express charges; repairs to fire-engines; gas and water pipes; gas and water tax at magazines; toll, ferriage, foreign postage, and telegrams to and from the Bureau, five thousand dollars.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT, BUREAU OF ORDNANCE: For the civil establishment under the Bureau of Ordnance, namely:

Navy-yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire: For one writer (when required), five hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Boston, Massachusetts: For one writer (when required), five hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, New York: For one clerk, at one thousand four hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Washington, District of Columbia: For one clerk, at one thousand six hundred dollars; two writers, at one thousand and seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents each; one draughtsman, at one thousand five hundred and forty-five dollars; three draughtsmen, at one thousand and eighty-one dollars each; one assistant draughtsman, at seven hundred and seventy-two dollars; one foreman, at two thousand one hundred and fifty-six dollars; two copyists, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; one telegraph operator, at nine hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Norfolk, Virginia: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Mare Island, California: For one writer at one thousand and seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents;

Naval ordnance proving-ground: For one writer, at one thousand and seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents;

Torpedo-station, Newport, Rhode Island: For one chemist, at two thousand five hundred dollars; one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars; one draughtsman, at one thousand five hundred dollars; in all, twenty-four thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars. And no other fund appropriated by this act shall be used in payment for such service.

TORPEDO CORPS: For labor, material, freight, and express charges; general care of and repairs to grounds, buildings, wharves; boats; instruction; instruments, tools, furniture, experiments, and general torpedo outfits, fifty thousand dollars;

New landing stage, seven hundred dollars;
Completing repairs to sea-wall, two thousand dollars;
Quarters for surgeon, eight thousand dollars;

For correcting the sanitary condition of the cottages used as quarters at the station, five thousand dollars; in all, sixty-five thousand seven hundred dollars.

BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING.

EQUIPMENT OF VESSELS: For coal for steamers' and ships' use, including expenses of transportation, storage, and handling; hemp, wire, and other materials for the manufacture of rope and cordage; iron for the manufacture of anchors, cables, galleys, and chains; canvas for the manufacture of sails, awnings, bags, and hammocks: water for steam-launches; heating apparatus for receiving-ships; and for the purchase of all other articles of equipment at home and abroad, and for the payment of labor in equipping vessels and manufacture of equipment articles in the several navy-yards, six hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

TRANSPORTATION AND RECRUITING: For expenses of recruiting for the naval service, rent of rendezvous and expenses of maintaining the same, advertising for men and boys, and all other expenses attending the recruiting for the naval service and for the transportation of enlisted men and boys at home and abroad, thirty thousand dollars.

CONTINGENT, BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING: For extra expenses of training-ships, freight and transportation of equipment stores, printing, advertising, telegraphing, books and models, postage on letters sent abroad, ferriage, ice, apprehension of deserters and stragglers, continuous-service certificates, good-conduct badges,' and libraries for enlisted men, school-books for training-ships, medals for boys, and emergencies arising under cognizance of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting unforeseen and impossible to classify, fifteen thousand dollars.

NAVAL TRAINING-STATION, COASTERS' HARBOR ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND (for apprentices): For dredging channels, repairs to main causeway, roads, and grounds, extending sea-wall, and the employment of such labor as may be necessary for the proper care and preservation of the same; for repairs and improvements on buildings; heating, lighting, and furniture for same; books and stationery, freight, and other contingent expenses; purchase of food, and maintenance of live-stock and mail-wagon, and attendance on same; fourteen thousand dollars.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT, BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING: Navy-yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Boston, Massachusetts: For one superintendent of ropewalk, at one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five dollars; one clerk, at one thousand four hundred dollars; one clerk, at one thousand three hundred dollars; one writer, at nine hundred and fifty dollars;

Navy-yard, New York: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, League Island, Pennsylvania: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Norfolk, Virginia: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars;

Navy-yard, Mare Island, California: For one clerk, at one thousand two hundred dollars; in all, eleven thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars. And no other fund appropriated by this act shall be used in payment for such services.

BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS.

MAINTENANCE OF YARDS AND DOCKS: For general maintenance of yards and docks, namely: For freight and transportation of materials and stores; books, maps, models, and drawings; purchase and repair of fire-engines; machinery; repairs on steam fire-engines and attendance on the same; purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and driving teams; carts and timber-wheels, and all vehicles for use in the navy-yards, and tools and repairs of the same; postage on letters and other mailable matter on public service sent to foreign countries, and telegrams; stationery;furniture for Government houses and offices in the navy-yards; coal and other fuel; candles, oil, and gas; cleaning and clearing up yards and care of buildings; attendance on fires, lights, fire-engines, and apparatus; for incidental labor at navy-yards; water-tax and tolls and ferriage; rent of four officers' quarters at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; for pay of watchmen in navy-yards, and for awnings and packing-boxes, and advertising for yards and docks purposes, one hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars.

PUBLIC WORKS.-Navy-yards and Stations:

Navy-yard, Boston, Massachusetts : Water-pipes and laying of same, thirty-two thousand dollars.

Navy-yard, Brooklyn, New York: Repairs to building on cob-dock now used as recreation hall by enlisted men, five thousand dollars ; boiler-shop and wing to machine-shop, sixty-eight thousand three hundred and forty dollars and forty-seven cents; one building for quarters for civil engineer, ten thousand dollars; reconstructing building number seven, partially destroyed by fire in January, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, sixty thousand dollars ; in all, one hundred and forty-three thousand three hundred and forty dollars and forty-seven cents.

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