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nine dollars and thirty-six cents; one watchman, five dollars and eighty-seven cents; in all, thirty-five dollars and one cent.

To the following agents employed by the Quartermaster General in the investigation of claims for settlement by the Treasury Department, under the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour: Four agents, at one thousand four hundred dollars each per annum, eighty-seven dollars and fifty-one cents.

For per diem in lieu of subsistence of the agents while traveling on duty, not exceeding three dollars per day, and for actual necessary expenses for transportation, one hundred and thirty-four dollars.

SIGNAL SERVICE.

TRANSPORTATION: For transportation of men, including their baggage, and for transportation of material, two thousand three hundreu dollars.

For renewal of the Signal Service cable at the mouth of the Columbia River, in Oregon and Washington Territory, five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary : Provided, That no part of this money shall be used in laying a new cable at such point until the Secretary of War shall be fully satisfied that it is impossible, with all reasonable and proper efforts, to repair the broken cable at such place, for the repair of which the sum of five hundred dollars of the above amount may be used.

REGULAR SUPPLIES: For commutation of fuel for not exceeding two hundred and twenty men of the Signal Corps on duty at the office of the Chief Signal Officer and at signal stations throughout the United States, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven dollars and thirty cents.

BARRACKS AND QUARTERS: For commutation of quarters to not exceeding two 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, three thousand six hundred and ninetysix dollars.

PAY DEPARTMENT.

For mileage to officers when authorized by law, two thousand six hundred and eighty doilars and twelve cents.

That so much of section two of the sundry civil appropriation act, approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, as provides that amounts due upon certificates issued, or which may be issued, by the accounting officers of the Treasury, in settlement of claims for pay, bounty, prize-money, or othey moneys due to colored soldiers, sailors, or marines, or their legal representatives, shall be paid only to the party named in the certificate, and in current funds or by post-office money-order, and not by check or drafts, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and hereafter the said claims of col. ored soldiers, sailors, and marines shall be paid in the same manner as similar claims are paid to white soldiers, sailors, and marines.

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.

FOR TRANSPORTATION OF THE ARMY AND ITS SUPPLIES: For transportation of the Army, including baggage of the troops when moving by land or water ; of clothing, camp and garrison equipage from the depots of Philadelphia and Jeffersonville

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 founderies 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; pay of enlisted men o2 extra duty driving teams, repairing means of transportation, and employed as train-masters, and in opening roads and building wharves; transportation of funds for the pay and other disbursing departments; the expense 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 sewerage and drainage; and for clearing roads and for removing obstructions from roads, harbors, and rivers to the extent which may be required for the actual operations of the troops in the field, being for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this sum shall be used for the payment for transportation over any line or lines owned, leased, or operated by the Southern Pacific Company, a corporation created by the laws i the State of Kentucky.

MISCELLANEOUS.

NATCHEZ CEMETERY ROADWAY: For completion of the macadamized or gravel road from the city of Natchez, Mississippi, to the national cemetery near that city, six thousand dollars.

ROAD TO CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI : That the citizens of Greene County, Missouri, are hereby authorized to improve or adorn, at their own expense, the road constructed by the Government from Springfield, Missouri, to the national cemetery near that city, and said road shall be known and designated as Phelps Boulevard.

NAVY DEPARTMENT.

NAVAL ESTABLISHMENT.

PAY, MISCELLANEOUS: To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of freight, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, five hundred and two dollars and sixty-six cents.

To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of mileage and traveling expenses of officers of the Navy traveling under orders, and for freight, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, nine hundred and sixty-six dollars and fifteen cents.

For amount paid by Pay-Director Thomas H. Looker, United States Navy, to Passed Assistant Paymaster Henry R. Smith, United States Navy, for subsistence of members of the House Committee on Appropriations while making an official visit on board the United States steamer Tallapoosa to the Norfolk Navy-Yard and Fortress Monroe, in March, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, one hundred and forty-one dollars and twenty-five cents.

CONTINGENT, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION : To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of freight, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, two hundred and ninety-nine dollars and ninety-seven cents.

CONTINGENT, BUREAU OF ORDNANCE: To supply a deficiency in the appropriation for the contingent service, one thousand one hundred and ninety-five dollars and five cents.

To supply a deficiency in the contingent service of the Bureau of Ordnance for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, one thousand one hundred and nine dollars and seventy cents.

To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of contingent, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, eight hundred and thirteen dollars.

To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of contingent, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, seventeen dollars and ninety cents.

CONTINGENT, BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING : To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of freight, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eightysix, seven hundred and nineteen dollars and fifteen cents.

To pay outstanding bills on account of the contingent service of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, fifty-one dollars and eighty-six cents.

TRANSPORTATION AND RECRUITING, BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING : To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers of the Treasury on acount of transportation and recruiting, Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, being a deficiency for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, twenty-five dollars.

PROVISIONS, NAVY, BUREAU OF PROVISIONS AND CLOTHING : To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers of the Treasury on account of provisions, Navy, being a deficiency for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, three hundred and thirty-eight dollars and eighty-one cents.

INCREASE OF THE NAVY,

To pay H. Steers amount due for services as a civilian member of the Naval Advisory Board from February first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, to and including December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as follows:

Eleven months, at the rate of five thousand dollars per annum, four thousand five hundred and eighty-three dollars and thirty-three cents; amount due for necessary traveling and other expenses to October thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, two hundred and eight dollars and fifty cents; compensation for the six months ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, at five thousand dollars per annum, two thousand five hundred dollars; in ah, seven thousand two hundred and ninety-one dollars and eighty-three cents.

STEEL CRUISERS, MACHINERY, BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING: To pay S. Archbold amount due for services as a civilian member of the Naval Advisory Board from June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, to and including December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as follows:

Six and one-half months, at the rate of five thousand dollars per annum, two thousand seven hundred and eight dollars and thirtythree cents; amount due for necessary traveling and other expenses to November thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, one hundred and seventy-four dollars and forty cents; compensation for the six months ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, at five thousand dollars per annum, two thousand five hundred dollars; in all, five thousand three hundred and eighty-two dollars and seventy-three cents.

NAVAL ACADEMY.

BOARD OF VISITORS, NAVAL ACADEMY: To supply a deficiency in the appropriation for expenses of the Board of Visitors to the Naval Academy in June, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, being a deficiency for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, one hundred and seventeen dollars and eighty-three cents.

MARINE CORPS.

PROVISIONS, MARINE CORPS : To pay amount due the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department, United States Navy, for rations stopped at the several marine stations on account of naval hospitals, during the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, one thousand two hundred and fifty-seven dollars and seventy-nine cents.

CLOTHING, MARINE CORPS: To pay accounts on file for clothing and manufacture of same during balance of fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, five thousand three hundred and eighty-four dollars and three cents.

REPAIR OF BARRACKS, MARINE CORPS : To pay accounts on file for hire of quarters for seven enlisted men employed as clerks and messengers in commandant's adjutant and inspector's, paymaster and quartermaster's offices, Washington, District of Columbia, and assistant quartermaster's offices, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and San Francisco, California, from July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, to June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, at twenty-one dollars each per month, and for three enlisted men employed as above, at ten dollars per month, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three dollars and sixty cents.

TRANSPORTATION AND RECRUITING, MARINE CORPS: To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of transportation and recruiting, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, one hundred and twenty-one dollars.

CONTINGENT, MARINE CORPS: For amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of contingent, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, three hundred and ninety-nine dollars and seventy-seven cents.

To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of freight, being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, seventy-two cents

NAVY, MISCELLANEOUS.

PAYMENT TO NEW ENGLAND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY : To pay the claim of the New England Transportation Company of New Haven, Connecticut, for damages occasioned to a tender and barge belonging to said company by collision with the United States steamer Tallapoosa while passing through Hell Gate, July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, seventy-six dollars and fifty cents.

PAYMENT TO WILLIAM H. BEARD, OWNER DREDGE-BOAT SAMPSON : To pay the claim of William H. Beard, of Brooklyn, New York, owner of the dredge-boat Sampson, for damages occasioned by the United States steamer Despatch in colliding with the Sampson while the latter was at anchor in the Wallabout, near the navyyard, New York, Apríl fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, one thousand three hundred and ninety-three dollars and seven cents.

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.

To enable the Secretary of the Interior to provide for the education of feeble-minded children belonging to the District of Columbia, four hundred and nine dollars and fifty-seven cents.

PENSION BUILDING : To pay the Pittsburgh Bridge Company for iron plates added to the roof rafters of the main hall of the new building for the Pension Office, not included in the original design, three hundred and eighty-seven dollars.

COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB: For the support of the institution, including salaries and incidental expenses, and for books and illustrative apparatus, for general repairs and improvements, two thousand five hundred dollars.

INDUSTRIAL CHRISTIAN HOME: To aid The Industrial Christian Home Association of Utah in carrying on, under its articles of incorporation, the work of providing employment and means of self-support for the dependent women who shall have renounced polygamy, and their children of tender age, forty thousand dollars ; and the unexpended balance of the appropriation for aiding in the establishment of an Industrial Home in the Territory of Utah contained in the act of Congress approved August fourth, eighteen hundred and eightysix, entitled "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and for other purposes,” shall be deemed a part of this appropriation ; and the board of control mentioned in said former appropriation shall audit the expenditures under this appropriation and report yearly to the Secretary of the Interior.

INDIAN AFFAIRS.

TELEGRAPHING AND PURCHASE OF INDIAN SUPPLIES: To pay the expenses of purchasing goods and supplies for the Indian service, including rent of warehouse, and pay of necessary employees, advertising at rates not exceeding regular commercial rates, inspection, and all other expenses connected therewith, including telegraphing, one thousand five hundred dollars.

FULFILLING TREATY WITH CHOCTAWS: This amount of annuity money, lost to the Choctaw Nation by reason of a compromise made

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