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TELEGRAFH TO CONNECT THE CAPITOL WITH THE DEPARTMENTS AND GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: For care and repair of existing lines, one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

WASHINGTON MONUMENT: For completion of the Washington Monument, namely: For earth-filling and grading around the monument, in accordance with existing law; insertion of memorial tablets presented for that purpose in the interior walls of the monument; office expenses, and every purpose connected with the completion of the monument, twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War.

For the care and maintenance of the Washington Monument and the operation of the elevator and machinery connected therewith, namely: For one custodian, at one hundred dollars per month; one steam engineer, at eighty dollars per month; one assistant steam engineer, at sixty dollars per month; one fireman, at fifty dollars per month; one assistant fireman, at forty-five dollars per month; one conductor of car, at seventy-five dollars per month; one attendant on floor, at forty-five dollars per month; one attendant on top, at forty-five dollars per month; three night and day watchmen, at sixty dollars each per month; coal, one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; oil, waste, packing, and repairs to engine and boiler, five hundred dollars; contingencies, ninety dollars; in all, ten thousand five hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, who is hereby and hereafter charged with the custody, care, and protection of the monument.

And the joint commission created by the act of August second, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, for the completion of the Washington Monument, having completed the work intrusted to it, is, at its own request, dissolved, and the unexpended balances of appropriations for this work, as well as the amount herein appropriated, shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War; and the Washington National Monument Society is hereby continued with the same powers as provided in the act of August second, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, creating the joint commission aforesaid ; and the Secretary of War is hereby directed to set apart a room for the deposit of the archives of the Washington National Monument Society (as also for the records of the joint commission dissolved) and for the continuous use of said society in the building now being erected by the said society with funds collected by it for its use and for the public comfort.

BUILDING FOR ARMY MEDICAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY : For a cremating furnace, to be used in connection with the laboratories, three hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For cases, shelving, and appliances for new anatomical and biological laboratories, eight hundred and fifty dollars.

For additional cases for the Museum hals, seven hundred and seventy-five dollars.

OLD MUSEUM BUILDING AND ANNEX: For additional amount for the completion of needed repairs and improvements on the old Museum Building and Annex on Tenth street, between E and F, now occupied by the record and pension division of the Surgeon-General's Office, as follows: To complete plumbing, including the purchase of a supply tank, pump, and gas-engine, two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION: For salaries and traveling expenses of the Mississippi River Commission, and for salaries and traveling expenses of assistant engineers under them, and for office expenses and contingencies, thirty-five thousand dollars.

MILITARY POSTS.

For the construction of buildings at and the enlargement of such military posts as in the judgment of the Secretary of War may be necessary, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Cavalry and Artillery School, Fort Riley, Kansas: For continuing the work of buildings for the cavalry and artillery school, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Military post at Denver, Colorado: For continuing the work of constructing necessary buildings, fifty thousand dollars.

Military post at Fort Robinson, Nebraska: For completing the work of constructing necessary buildings, thirty thousand dollars.

Military post at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska: For completing the work of constructing necessary buildings, thirty thousand dollars.

Fort Meade Military Reservation, Dakota: For the purchase of certain land adjoining the military reservation of Fort Meade Dakota, known as the McMillan addition, for the purpose of obtaining a water supply for the post, three thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary: Provided, That a good and sufficient title to the property shall first be vested in the United States.

New York, New York: For completing the work of remodeling the old Produce Exchange building, eighty-five thousand dollars: Provided, That the Secretary of War shall cause the public building in New York City, erected in place of the old Produce Exchange, to be completed and occupied without unnecessary delay; and to facilitate the work on said building, all expenditures upon the same including those from the appropriations for the support of the Army, shall be subject to the control and direction of the Secretary of War.

PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: For the construction and improvement of suitable roads and bridges within the park, under the supervision and direction of an engineer officer detailed by the Secretary of War for that purpose, twenty-five thousand dollars.

SIGNAL SERVICE.

FOR THE FOLLOWING CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AFTER SEPTEMBER FIRST, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT, AT ANNUAL SALARIES STATED, IN THE OFFICE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, NAMELY: One chief clerk, two thousand dollars; two clerks of class three; three clerks of class two (including one stenographer); one chief draughtsman, one thousand four hundred dollars; one foreman of printing, one thousand four hundred dollars ; one chief mechanic, one thousand two hundred dollars; two draughtsmen, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; two telegraph operators at one thousand two hundred dollars each ; two telegraph operators, at one thousand dollars each ; two telegraph operators, at nine hundred dollars each; thirty-five clerks, class one (including not more than three stenographers); twenty-five clerks, at one thousand dollars each; ten clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; two copyists and typewriters, at eight hundred and forty dollars each ; two copyists and typewriters, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; one messenger, eight hundred and forty dollars; two watchmen, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each ; four skilled artisans (either machinists, instrument-makers, carpenters or engineers), at eight hundred and forty dollars each; one janitor, seven hundred and twenty dollars; two assistant janitors, at six hundred dollars each; five laborers, at six hundred and sixty dollars each; one battery man, seven hundred and twenty dollars; two messengers, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; two messengers, at four hundred and twenty dollars each; in all, ninety-five thousand four hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty-seven cents: Provided, That any person performing duty in any capacity as officer, clerk, or otherwise, in the office of the Chief Signal Officer at the date of the passage of this act, who has heretofore been paid as an enlisted man in the Signal Corps, and whose office employment or place is specifically provided for herein, under the direction of the Secretary of War, may be continued in such office, clerkship, or employment without a new appointment thereto after September first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

OBSERVATION AND REPORT OF STORMS.

To be expended by the Secretary of War: For expenses of the meteorological observation and report, by telegraph, signal, or otherwise, announcing the probable approach and force of storms, for the benefit of commerce and agriculture of the United States, as follows:

For the manufacture, purchase, and repair of meteorological instruments, and expenses.in connection therewith, including those already issued and to be issued to voluntary unpaid observers, and the Secretary of War shall establish regulations respecting such issue, three thousand dollars.

For telegraphing reports, messages, and other meteorological information in connection with the observation and report of storms, one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

For expenses of storm, cautionary, offshore, cold-wave, and other signals on the sea, lake, and Gulf coasts of the United States, and in the interior, announcing the probable approach and force of storms, including the pay of observers, services of operators, lanterns, and flags, ten thousand dollars.

For manufacture, purchase, and repair of instrument shelters, and expenses in connection therewith, five hundred dollars.

For rent, hire of civilian employees, furniture, light, stationery, ice, stoves and fixtures, repairs, rent of telephones, text-books, lumber, and other expenses of offices maintained as stations of observation outside of Washington, District of Columbia, forty-five thousand dollars.

For river and flood observations, and expenses in connection therewith, nine thousand dollars.

For expenses (including paper, forms, printing and lithographing supplies, hire of civilian printers and engravers) of preparing, printing, distributing, and displaying weather maps or weather bulletins, and for the maintenance of a printing office, under the direction of the Chief Signal Officer, in the city of Washington, for the printing of the necessary orders, circulars, maps, or bulletins, as may be necessary to carry into effect the appropriations made for the support of the Signal Service, fifteen thousand dollars.

For observations, and expenses incidental thereto, announcing the probable approach and severity of frosts or rains, for the benefit of the cotton region of the United States, seven thousand dollars.

For maintenance and repair of military and sea-coast telegraph lines, including rent of offices, salaries of civilian operators and repairmen, lights, stoves and fixtures, supplies, and general repairs, twenty-three thousand seven hundred dollars; and of this amount not exceeding seven hundred dollars may be used for the rental of such cable and land wires as may, in the opinion of the Chief Signal Officer, be necessary to secure connection between the Point Reyes military telegraph line and the signal-office in San Francisco, California

PAY.

For pay of one brigadier-general and fourteen second lieutenants, mounted, twenty-six thousand five hundred dollars; for longevity pay to officers of the Signal Corps, to be paid with current monthly pay, four thousand seven hundred and seventy-five dollars; for pay of not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five sergeants, twenty corporals, and one hundred and seventy-five privates, including pay; ment due on discharge, to men now in the service, one hundred and forty-one thousand five hundred and sixteen dollars and eighty-two cents: Provided, That no part of this money shall be used in payment of enlisted men of the Signal Corps on clerical or messenger duty at the office of the Chief Signal Officer; for mileage to officers when traveling on Signal Service duty under orders, two thousand five hundred dollars: Provided further, That this amount shall be disbursed under the same limitations prescribed for payment of mileage to officers in the act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine; for commutation of quarters to commissioned officers at places where there are no public quarters, four thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dollars; in all, one hundred and eighty thousand and forty-three dollars and eighty-two cents. And the Secretary of War is authorized, in his discretion, to detail for the service in the Signal Corps not to exceed five commissioned officers of the Regular Army, to be exclusive of the second lieutenants of the Signal Corps authorized by law; and the Regular Army officers herein authorized to be detailed for the Signal Corps shall receive their pay and allowances from the appropriation for the support of the Army; and no money herein appropriated shall be used for pay and allowances of second lieutenants appointed or to be appointed from the sergeants of the Signal Corps, under the provisions of the act approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, in excess of the number of fourteen, or for the pay and allowances of exceeding three hundred and twenty enlisted men of the Signal Corps.

SUBSISTENCE.

For commutation of rations of not exceeding, after September first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, three hundred and twenty Signal Service enlisted men of the Signal Corps, and for sales of subsistence stores to officers and enlisted men of said Corps, as authorized by section eleven hundred and forty-four of the Revised Statutes, and paragraph twenty-one hundred and ninety-nine of the Army Regulations, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, one hundred and five thousand five hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty-two cents.

REGULAR SUPPLIES.

FUEL: For various offices on the United States telegraph lines, and at stations of observation outside of Washington, District of Columbia (for fires the year round when needed), and for sales of the regulation allowance to officers of the Signal Corps, as allowed by section eight of the act of Congress approved June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight (twentieth Statutes at Large, page one hundred and fifty), seven thousand dollars.

COMMUTATION OF FUEL: For commutation of fuel for not exceeding, after September first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, three hundred and twenty enlisted men of the Signal Corps on duty at the office of the Chief Signal Officer and at signal-stations throughout the United States, thirty-four thousand five hundred and forty dollars.

FORAGE: For forage for fourteen public animals (four to be horses), as allowed by paragraph eighteen hundred and eighty-six of the Army Regulations, one thousand eight hundred and seventy dollars; straw for fourteen public animals, as allowed by paragraph eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, Army Regulations, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, ninety-eight dollars; for forage for thirteen horses actually kept by officers in the public service, as allowed by paragraph eighteen hundred and ninety and twenty-three hundred and eignty-five, Army Regulations, and the act making appropriations for the support of the Army approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, at one hundred and five dollars each per annum, one thousand three hundred and sixty-five dollars; for straw for private horses actually kept by officers in the public service, as allowed by paragraphs eighteen hundred and ninety and twenty-three hundred and eighty-five, Army Regulations, and the act making appropriations for the support of the Army approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, at eight dollars and forty cents each per annum, one hundred and nine dollars and twenty cents; in all, three thousand four hundred and fortytwo dollars and twenty cents.

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES.

For horse and mule shoes, nails, and expenses for shoeing once each month for fourteen animals, at one dollar and fifty cents each per month (paragraph three hundred and one, Army Regulations, eighteen hundred and eighty-one), two hundred and fifty-two dollars.

For shoes, nails, and expenses of shoeing once each month for thirteen horses actually kept by officers in the public service, at one dollar and fifty cents each per month (paragraph three hundred and one, Army Regulations, eighteen hundred and eighty-one), two hundred and thirty-four dollars.

For blacksmith's supplies, tools, lathes, and materials, one hundred dollars.

For veterinary supplies, thirty dollars.
For interment of officers and men, one hundred and fifty dollars.

TRANSPORTATION.

For transportation of officers of the Signal Corps (including their baggage) when traveling on duty under orders, to be in lieu of actual

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