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Treasury, for the purpose of building said new revenue cutter: Pro- Proviso.
Approved, September 22, 1888.
CHAP. 1027.-An act making appropriations for the support of the Ariny for the September 22, 1888. 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 Army appropria- • sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine:
FOR PAY OF OFFICERS OF THE LINE.
For pay of officers of the line, two million eight hundred and sixty- Line officers. eight thousand dollars.
Additional pay for twenty-three aids-de-camp, one military secre- Additional. tary, and officers of foot-regiments when mounted by proper authority, additional to and payable with their current monthly pay, in all, eight thousand dollars.
For pay of officers for length of service, to be paid with their cur- Longevity. rent monthly pay, in all, eight hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.
FOR PAY OF ENLISTED MEN.
For pay proper of the enlisted men of all grades, four million one Enlisted men. hundred and thirty-seven thousand dollars. For pay of Hospital Corps, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Hospital Corps.
For service pay, of enlisted men by reason of length of service, in Service pay. addition to their monthly pay and payable therewith, three hundred and eighty-one thousand three hundred and sixty dollars. For general-service clerks and messengers, to the number and at Ger eral service
clerks and messenthe rate now fixed by law, one hundred and sixty-one thousand nine gers. hundred dollars. FOR PAY OF THE GENERAL STAFF.
General staff. ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the Adjutant General's Adjutant-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, fifty thousand dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, sixteen
av sixteen Longevity. thousand dollars; in all, sixty-six thousand dollars.
INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the Inspector - General's Inspector-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current Longevity. monthly pay, six thousand dollars; in all, twenty-nine thousand five hundred dollars.
THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS: For pay of the officers in the Corps Corps of Engineers. of Engineers, as now authorized and provided by law, two hundred and thirty-nine thousand three hundred and forty dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their Longevity. current monthly pay, seventy-three thousand seven hundred and forty dollars; in all, three hundred and thirteen thousand and eighty dollars.
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PAY OF STAFF OFFICERS.
Ordnance Depart ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the Ordnance
Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred
and thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to Longevity.
such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, forty-two thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars: in all, one hundred and seventy-four thousand four hundred and
sixty dollars. Quartermaster's De. QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of the officers in the
Quartermaster's Department, as now authorized and provided by
law, one hundred and forty-six thousand five hundred dollars; for Longevity. additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with
their current monthly pay, fifty thousand dollars; in all, one hun
dred' and ninety-six thousand five hundred dollars. Subsistence Depart- SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Subment.
sistence Department, as now authorized and provided by law, seventy
nine thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such offi. Longevity. cers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay,
twenty-two thousand dollars; in all, one hundred and one thousand
five hundred dollars. Medical Department. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Medical
Department, as now authorized and provided by law, four hundred
and twenty-six thousand seven hundred dollars; for additional pay Longevity. to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current
monthly pay, one hundred and ten thousand dollars; in all, five hun
dred and thirty-six thousand seven hundred dollars. Pay Department. PAY DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the officers in the Pay Depart
ment, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and six
teen thousand five hundred dollars; for additional pay to such officers Longevity. for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, thirty
three thousand five hundred dollars; in all, one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars.. Judge-Advocate
JUDGE-ADVOCATE-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For the pay of the General's Depart
officers in the Judge-Advocate-General's Department, as now author
ized and provided by law, twenty-five thousand dollars; for addiLongevity. tional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their
current monthly pay, seven thousand dollars; in all, thirty-two thou
sand dollars. Retired list.
For pay of officers on the retired list, and for officers who may be placed thereon during the current year, nine hundred and twenty thousand dollars; for additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars; in all, one million one hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars.
RETIRED ENLISTED MEN.
For pay of the enlisted men of the Army on the retired list, sixty thousand dollars.
Contract surgeons, For pay and travelling expenses of not exceeding fifty contract
surgeons, not exceeding one hundred and sixty hospital-matrons, and not exceeding fourteen veterinary surgeons, in all, eighty-five
thousand dollars. Paymasters' clerks For pay of not exceeding forty-two paymasters' clerks, at one
thousand four hundred dollars each, not exceeding thirty paymasters' messengers, and traveling expenses of paymasters' clerks; in
Mileage to officers.
all, eighty thousand dollars: Provided, That the maximum sum to Proviso.
Maximum travelling be allowed paymasters' clerks and contract surgeons when traveling allowance. on duty shall be four cents per mile, and, in addition thereto, when transportation can not be furnished by the Quartermaster's Department, the cost of same actually paid by them, exclusive of sleeping or parlor car fare and transfers.
For expenses of courts-martial and courts of inquiry, and com- Courts-martial, etc. pensation of witnesses attending the same, ten thousand dollars For additional pay to'officer in charge of public buildings, and so Public buildings,
Washington. forth, in Washington, District of Columbia, five hundred dollars.
For the pay of a clerk attendant on the collection and classifica- Information from tion of military information from abroad, one thousand five hundred dollars ; and the officers detailed to obtain the same shall be entitled to mileage and transportation and also commutation of quarters while on this duty, as provided when on other duty. For commutation of quarters to commissioned officers on duty Commutation of
quarters. without troops, at places where there are no public quarters, one hundred and fifty-eight thousand dollars.
For allowances for travel, retained pay, clothing not drawn, and Allowances, etc., en. for interest on deposits, payable to enlisted men on discharge, in all, eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For mileage to officers when traveling on duty without troops, when authorized by law not to exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That in disbursing this amount the maxi
Maximum allow. mum sum to be allowed and paid to an officer shall be four cents ance. per mile, distance to be computed over the shortest usually traveled routes and, in addition thereto, the cost of the transportation actually paid by the officer over said route or routes, exclusive of sleeping or parlor car fare and transfers: And provided further, That when any Officer so traveling shall travel in whole or in part on any railroad
On subsidized roads. on which the troops and supplies of the United States are entitled to be transported free of charge, or over any of the bond-aided Pacific railroads, he shall be allowed for himself only four cents per mile as a subsistence fund for every mile necessarily traveled over any such railroads : And provided further, That the transportation furnished Transportation by
Quartermaster's Deby the Quartermaster's Department to officers traveling without partment. troops shall be limited to transportation in kind, not including sleeping or parlor car accommodations, over free roads, over bond-aided Pacific railroads, and by conveyance belonging to the said Depart. ment; making in all, for pay and general expenses of the Army, twelve million six hundred and seventy-six thousand dollars.
All the money hereinbefore appropriated shall be disbursed and Total pay accounts. accounted for by the Pay Department as pay of the Army, and for that purpose shall constitute one fund.
SUBSISTENCE OF THE ARMY.
For the purchase of subsistence supplies ; for issue as rations to Subsistence supe
plies. troops, civil employees when entitled thereto, contract surgeons, hospital matrons, military convicts at posts, prisoners of war (including Indians held by the Army as prisoners, but for whose subsistence appropriation is not otherwise made), estimated for the fiscal year on the basis of nine million nine hundred and sixty-eight thousand four hundred and fifty rations; for sales to officers and enlisted men of the Army; for authorized extra issue of candles, salt, and vinegar; for public animals; for issues to Indians visiting military posts and to Indians employed with the Army, without pay, as guides and scouts; for payments for cooked rations for recruiting parties or recruits; for hot coffee, baked beans, and canned beef for troops traveling when it is impracticable to cook their rations; for scales, weights, measures, utensils, tools, stationery, blank books and forms, printing, advertising, commercial newspapers, use of telephones,
Extra duty pay.
office furniture; for temporary buildings, cellars, and other means of protecting subsistence supplies (when not provided by the Quartermaster's Department); for bake-ovens at posts and in the field, and repairs thereof; for extra pay to enlisted men employed on extra duty in the Subsistence Department for periods not less than ten days, at rates fixed by law; for compensation of civilians employed in the Subsistence Department; and for other necessary expenses incident to the purchase, care, preservation, issue, sale, and accounting for subsistence supplies for the Army; for the payment of the regulation allowances for commutation in lieu of rations to enlisted men on furlough, to ordnance-sergeants on duty at ungarrisoned posts, to enlisted men stationed at places where rations in kind can not be economically issued to enlisted men traveling on detached duty when it is impracticable to carry rations of any kind, to enlisted men selected to contest for places or prizes in the department, division, and Army rifle competitions, while traveling to and from places of contest; in all, one million seven hundred and forty-five thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War; and not more
than one hundred and ten thousand dollars thereof shall be applied Civilian employees to the payment of civilian employees of the Subsistence Department.
Regular supples. Regular supplies: For the regular supplies of the Quartermaster's
Department, consisting of stoves and heating apparatus, and repair and maintenance of the same, for heating barracks and quarters; of ranges and stoves for cooking; of fuel and lights for enlisted men, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and offices, and for sales to officers: of forage in kind for the horses, mules, and oxen of the Quartermaster's Department at the several posts and stations and with the armies in the field, including its care and protection; for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, and such companies of infantry and scouts as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers' horses, including bedding for the animals; of straw for soldiers' bedding; and of stationery, including blank-books for the Quartermaster's Department, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the Pay and Quartermaster's Departments, and for printing division and department orders and
reports, two million six hundred and seventy-eight thousand dollars: Provisos.
Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be expended on Printing.
printing unless the same shall be done by contract, after due notice and competition, except in such case as the emergency will not admit
of the giving notice for competition: Provided further, That after Purchase of sup- advertisement all the supplies for the use of the various departments plies.
and posts of the Army shall be purchased where the same can be
purchased the cheapest, quality and cost of transportation considered. Incidental expenses. Incidental expenses: For postage; cost of telegrams on official busi
ness received and sent by officers of the Army; extra pay to soldiers employed under the direction of the Quartermaster's Department in the erection of barracks, quarters, and store-houses, in the construction of roads, and other constant labor, for periods of not less than ten days, and as clerks for post quartermasters at military posts; for expense of expresses to and from the frontier posts and armies in the field, of escorts to paymasters and other disbursing officers, and to trains, where military escorts can not be furnished; expenses of the interment of officers killed in action, or who die when on duty in the field, or at military posts and on the frontiers, or when traveling under orders, and of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; authorized office furniture; hire of laborers in the quartermaster's Department, including the hire of interpreters, spies, or guides for the Army; compensation of clerks and other employees to the officers of the Quartermaster's Department, compensation of
forage and wagon masters authorized by the act of July fifth, eighteen Vol. 6, p. 987. hundred and thirty-eight; for the apprehension, securing, and delivering of deserters, and the expenses incident to their pursuit; and for the following expenditures required for the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of light artillery, and such companies of infantry and scouts as may be mounted, and for the trains, to wit: Hire of veterinary surgeons; purchase of medicine for horses and mules, picket-ropes, blacksmiths' tools and materials, horseshoes and blacksmiths' tools for the cavalry service, and for the shoeing of horses and mules, and such additional expenditures as are necessary and authorized by law in the movement and operations of the Army, and not expressly assigned to any other department, six hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars: Provided, That two hundred and Proviso.
Extra-duty pay. twenty-five thousand dollars of the appropriation for incidental expenses, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, shall be set aside for the payment of enlisted men on extra duty at constant labor of not less than ten days, in the Quartermaster's Department, but no such payment shall be made at any greater rate per day than is fixed by law for the class of persons employed at the work done therein.
For purchase of horses for the cavalry and artillery, and for the Purchase of horses Indian sconts, and for such infantry as may be mounted, and the expenses incident thereto, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars: Provided, That the number of horses purchased under this appropri- Proviso: ation, added to the number on hand, shall not at any time exceed the number of enlisted men and Indian scouts in the mounted service; and that no part of this appropriation shall be paid out for horses not purchased by contract, after competition duly invited by the Quartermaster's Department, and an inspection by such department, all under the direction and authority of the Secretary of War.
Army transportation : For transportation of the Army, including Transportation. baggage of the troops, when moving either by land or water; of the necessary agents and employees; of clothing, camp and garrison equipage and other quartermaster's stores from Army depots or places of purchase or delivery to the several posts and Army depots, and from those depots to the troops in the field; of horse equipments and of subsistence stores from the places of purchase and from the places of delivery under contract to such places as the circumstances of the service may require them to be sent; of ordnance, ordnance stores, and small-arms from the foundries and armories to the arsenals, fortifications, frontier posts, and Army depots; freights, wharfage, tolls, and ferriages; the purchase and hire of draught and pack animals, and harness, and the purchase and repair of wagons, carts, and drays, and of ships and other sea-going vessels and boats required for the transportation of supplies and for garrison purposes; for drayage and cartage at the several posts; hire of teamsters and other employees; extra-duty pay of enlisted men driving teams, repairing means of transportation, and employed as train-masters, and in opening roads and building wharves; transportation of the funds of the Army, the expenses of sailing public transports on the various rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic and Pacific; for procuring water at such posts as from their situation require it to be brought from a distance; and for the disposal of sewage and drainage, and for clearing roads, and for removing obstruction from roads, harbors, and rivers to the extent which may be required for the actual operation of troops in the field; for the payment of Army transportation lawfully due such land grant railroads as have not received aid in Government bonds (to be adjusted in accordance with the decisions of the Supreme Court in cases decided under such land-grant acts), but in no case shall more than fifty per centum of the full amount of the service be paid: Provided, That such compensation shall be computed upon the basis of the tariff or lower special rates for like transportation performed for the public at large, and shall be accepted