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An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and for prior years, 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 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 eighteen hundred and eightyseven, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
That any unexpended balance of the sum of fifteen thousand dollars appropriated by the act entitled “An act in aid of the national monument at Plymouth, Massachusetts,” approved May first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, may be expended in aid of the construction of any of the statues constituting said monument.
SALARIES OF MINISTERS: To enable the accounting officers to settle the account of V. 0. King, chargé d'affaires ad interim to Bogota, being a deficiency for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eightysix, three hundred and nine dollars and six cents.
SALARIES CONSULAR OFFICERS NOT CITIZENS : To enable the accounting officers to settle the accounts of consular officers not citizens, being a deficiency for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, four thousand seven hundred and fifty-six dollars and one cent.
To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to pay a reasonable additional compensation to the employees of the Treasury Department who were actually employed during the months of July, August, September, and October, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, in addition to the usual business hours, on account of the work of exchanging bonds of the United States bearing three and a half per centum interest for bonds bearing interest at the rate of three per centum per annum, authorized by section eleven of "An act to enable national banking associations to extend their corporate existence, and for other purposes," approved July twelfth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, to be paid by the said Secretary to those actually engaged as aforesaid, in such sums as shall seem to him to be just and equitable, as follows:
For employees in the division of loans and currency of the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, one thousand three hundred and eighty-four dollars and forty-eight cents;
For employees in the division of records, files, and mail in said office, five hundred and sixty-four dollars and fifty-six cents;
For employees in the oflice of the Register of the Treasury, one thousand four hundred and ninety-eight dollars and ten cents;
For employees in the office of the Treasurer of the United States, six hundred and ninety-nine dollars and eighty cents; in all, four thousand one hundred and forty-six dollars and ninety-five cents.
To reimburse Bureau of Engraving and Printing for work done by that Bureau on account of appropriation for checks and drafts, independent Treasury, for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eightysix: Engraving and printing checks and drafts for sub-treasuries, four hundred and thirty-one dollars and forty cents.
ENGRAVING AND PRINTING.
SILVER CERTIFICATES AND LEGAL-TENDER NOTES: For printing and finishing additional silver certificates and legal-tender notes of the denominations of one and two dollars, during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, to be expended as follows: Under the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, for compensation of employees, six thousand dollars; for plate-printing, twenty-eight thousand dollars; for materials and miscellaneous expenses, twelve thousand dollars; under the office of the Treasurer of the United States, for materials needed in sealing and separating United States securities, five hundred dollars; for salaries for additional pressmen, feeders, and separators, three thousand three hundred dollars ; in all, forty-nine thousand eight hundred dollars, and the number of printers' assistants at one dollar and fifty cents a day may, by direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, be increased to thirty-eight, and the number of printers' assistants at one dollar and twenty-five cents a day reduced to one hundred and seventy-six.
To reimburse Frank P. Sammis, a surfman in the Oak Island LifeSaving Station, third district, the amount paid by him to a substitute while disabled by disease contracted in the line of duty, from October twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, to November sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, both inclusive, but to which said Sammis was entitled under section seven of the act of May fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.
COURT-HOUSE AT JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI: For completion of the building, eleven thousand dollars.
REPAYMENT TO IMPORTERS EXCESS OF DEPOSITS: For payment to importers of interests and costs in claim on judgments and discontinued suits in custom cases on excess of deposits for unascertained
duties, or duties or other moneys .paid under protest, five hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That section three thousand and eleven of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same is hereby amended by inserting after the word “paid,” in the seventh line, the following: “Together with costs of suit and interest at the rate of three per centum per annum;" but this amendment shall not affect existing suits or demands. PAY OF ASSISTANT CUSTODIANS AND JANITORS: For
of assistant custodians and janitors, including all personal services in connection with all public buildings under control of the Treasury Department outside of the District of Columbia, being a deficiency for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, three Hundred and forty-three dollars and ninety-six cents.
REFUND TO J. HART AND COMPANY: To refund to J. Hart and Company the amount of tax and admeasurement fees imposed on the steamship Dawn as an undocumented vessel; said tax and fees having been remitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, four hundred and fifty-five dollars and seventy-six cents.
That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Charles F. Hopkins and William C. Sollee, of Jacksonville, Florida, the sum of one thousand five hundred and sixty-seven dollars and ninety-one cents, for surveys made by them in eighteen hundred and eighty-four, of townships fifty south, range thirty-two east; fifty south, range thirty-three east; fifty-two south, range thirty-three east; fifty-one south, range thirty-four east, and fifty-two south, range thirty-four east, Florida, substituted by them for certain other proposed surveys, covered by contract with the surveyor-general of Florida, numbered fifty-two, .dated December twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, under his verbal authority, which said surveys have been accepted by the Government as though contracted for.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
FOR MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES: For general advertising as follows: To pay Judd and Detweiler balance due for printing arrears of taxes, two thousand one hundred and sixty-nine dollars and fifty-one cents; to pay New York Herald, advertising proposals, one hundred and ten dollars and seventy cents; to pay the New York Times, advertising proposals, thirty-one dollars and fifty cents; to pay the Times, advertising proposals, twenty-seven dollars; to pay Public Ledger, advertising proposals, twenty-seven dollars and sixty cents; in all, two thousand three hundred and sixty-six dollars and thirtyone cents.
FOR PAYMENT OF JUDGMENTS: For the payment of judgments against the District of Columbia as follows:
Georgetown Gas-Light Company, balance due, being error in calculation of interest in estimates of last year, one hundred and seven dollars and twenty-two cents;
John Q. Larman, three thousand dollars, together with fifty-eight dollars and sixty-five cents costs;
Augustus T. Crenshaw, nine hundred dollars, together with sixtyone dollars and thirty cents costs;
Hannah Keeler, six hundred dollars, together with fifty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents costs;
Washington Johnson, two hundred dollars, together with fortytwo dollars costs;
Samuel C. Mills and Maurice F. Talty, one thousand dollars, together with forty-nine dollars and ten cents costs;
Gustavus Sohon, eight hundred and fifty dollars, together with forty-one dollars and ninety-five cents costs;
Charles S. Bundy, one hundred and ten dollars, together with eighteen dollars and ninety-five cents costs;
Frank E. Scott, balance of twenty dollars, together with three dollars costs;
Abram F. Barker, costs fifty-two dollars and ninety cents;
August Sievers and Louis Sievers, trading as Sievers and Brother, sixty-two dollars and fifty-five cents costs;
James F. Brien, forty dollars, together with two dollars costs;
The National Metropolitan Bank of Washington, District of Columbia, sixteen dollars and twelve cents costs;
H. B. Claflin and Company, one cent, together with eighty dollars and ten cents costs;
Alexandria Canal Railroad and Bridge Company, forty-six dollars and eighty-five cents costs;
Noble Young, forty-nine dollars and ninety cents, balance of costs; in all, seven thousand six hundred and four dollars and thirty-six cents, together with a further sum sufficient to pay the interest on said judgments from the date the same became due until the day of their payment: Provided, That no judgment shall be paid until the right of appeal shall have expired.
REFORM SCHOOL, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: For completion of the new family building and tank-house, eight thousand four hundred and eighty dollars and seventy cents;
To supply deficiencies in the appropriation for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six as follows:
FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICE: For contingent expenses, such as stationery, repairs to carriage of Commissioners, saddlery for Commissioners, subscription to Washington Post and National Republican, medical treatment of horse of Commissioners, and for shoeing horse of Commissioners, in all, one hundred and twelve dollars and fortytwo cents.
FOR ASSESSOR'S OFFICE: For contingent expenses, to pay the recorder of deeds for daily transfers for the use of the tax office, one hundred and eighty-three dollars and thirty-one cents.
FOR AUDITOR'S OFFICE: For contingent expenses, to pay the Public Printer for printing and covering the report of Auditor for eighteen hundred and eighty-five, four dollars and twelve cents.
FOR STREETS: For sweeping, sprinkling, and cleaning streets, twenty dollars and sixty-seven cents.
FOR LATERAL SEWERS AND BASINS: For cleaning and repairing, seventeen dollars and seventy cents.
For cleaning tidal sewers, nineteen dollars and seventy-three cents.
FOR METROPOLITAN POLICE: For contingent expenses, ten dollars and nineteen cents.
FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT: That authority is hereby given to use the unexpended balance of one hundred and sixty dollars of the appropriation for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, for the purchase of hose for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.
For repairs to apparatus and new appliances, forty-nine dollars and forty-eight cents.
To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five as follows:
FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT: For repairs to engine-houses, twelve dollars and twenty-five cents; for fuel, thirty-nine dollars and sixty cents.
FOR MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES: For general advertising, thirty dollars and fifty cents.
To pay to Emily G. Ramsdell, widow of H. J. Ramsdell, late register of wills, for expenses incurred by him in restoring and repairing the records and record-books of his office, three hundred and twenty-five dollars.
To reimburse Frederick Douglass for record-books and general indices purchased and paid for by him while recorder of deeds, for use of his office, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-seven dollars.
That one-half of the foregoing amounts, to meet deficiencies in the appropriations on account of the District of Columbia, shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia, and one-half from any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated.
To complete the erection of suitable fish-ways at the Great Falls of the Potomac, authorized by the act entitled "An act to increase the water-supply of the city of Washington, and for other purposes,” approved July fifteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, twentyfive thousand dollars.
To enable the Secretary of War to pay to Chittenden Brothers, contractors, for money expended in the construction of a dam at the Great Falls of the Potomac, over and above that contemplated in the contract with said Chittenden Brothers, as amended, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, payable from any unexpended balance of money appropriated for the construction of such dam. To рау D. M. and C. P. Dull the amount ascertained by
the Secretary of War to be due them for work done on the Great Kanawha River, West Virginia, and by reason of changes in their contract, and so forth, thirty-four thousand three hundred and seventy-nine dollars and thirty cents.
To pay Charles McCafferty the amount ascertained by the Secretary of War to be due him for work on the Great Kanawha River, West Virginia, and by reason of changes in his contract, and so forth, thirty thousand three hundred and seventy dollars and fifteen cents : Provided, That any contract indebtedness of said McCafferty incurred by subcontract, or for labor or material furnished for the prosecution of the work on which this sum is based, shall be first ascertained and paid by the Secretary of War and the balance paid to said McCafferty. Said amounts shall be received in full satisfaction of all claim under said contract.
SALARIES OFFICE OF QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL: One clerk of class one, nine dollars and seventy-eight cents; four copyists, twenty