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officer or as an enlisted man in the regular or volunteer forces during the civil war prior to April ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, otherwise than as a cadet, and whose name is borne on the official register of the Army, and who has here. tofore been, or may hereafter be, retired on account of wounds or disability incident to the service, or on account of age or after forty years' service, may, in the discretion of the Presi. dent, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, be placed on the retired list of the Army with the rank and retired pay of one grade above that actually held by him at the time of retirement: Provided, That this Act shall not apply to any officer who received an advance of grade since the date of bis retirement or who has been restored to the Army and placed on the retired list by virtue of the provisions of a special Act of Congress; and the Secretary of War may assign retired officers of the Army, with their consent, to active duty in recruiting, for service in connection with the organized militia in the soveral States and Territories upon the request of the governor thereof, as military attachés, upon courts-martial, courts of inquiry and boards, and to staff duties not involving service with troops; and such officers while so assigned shall receive the full pay and allowances of their respective grades.
For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
In all, two million three hundred and sixty-nine thousand nine hundred dollars and ninety-five cents.
RETIRED ENLISTED MEN. For pay of the enlisted men of the Army on the retired list, eight hundred and two thousand four hundred and ninety. eight dollars: Provided, That hereafter in computing the length of service for retirement, credit shall be given soldiers for double the time of their actual service in China, Cuba, the Philippine Islands, the Island of Guam, Alaska, and Panama; but double credit shall not be given for service hereafter rendered in Porto Rico or the Territory of Hawaii.
That no part of the sums appropriated for the support of the Regular Army shall be used to pay any part of the expenses of the organized militia of any State, Territory, or District of Columbia, while engaged in joint encampment, maneuvers,
and field instruction of the Regular Army and militia as provided by section fifteen of the Act of January twenty-first, nineteen hundred and three, entitled "An Act to promote the efficiency of the militia, and for other purposes."
That the following sums be, and are hereby, appropriated for paying the expenses of the organized militia of any State, Territory, or District of Columbia, participating in joint encampment, maneuvers, and field instruction of the Regular Army and militia as provided by sections fifteen and twentyone of the Act of January twenty-first, nineteen hundred and three, entitled "An Act to promote the efficiency of the militia, and for other purposes."
For pay of ofticers and enlisted men, three hundred thousand dollars
For purchase of supplies for the Quartermaster's and Ord. Dance Departments, including regular supplies, incidental ex. penses, barracks and quarters, transportation of the militia and its supplies, clothing and equipage, leases of land and damages of property, six hundred thousand dollars.
For purchase of subsistence and supplies, one hundred thousand dollars.
The sums hereby appropriated for the expenses of the organized militia for such joint encampment, maneuvers, and field instruction shall be disbursed as, and for that purpose shall constitute, one fund; and the Secretary of War shall hereafter forward to Congress at its next session a detailed statement of the expenses of such encampments and maneuvers.
MISCELLANEOUS. For pay of not exceeding one hundred hospital matrons, twelve thousand dollars.
For pay of one Superintendent Nurse Corps, one thousand eight hundred dollars.
For one hundred nurses, fifty-five thousand and twenty dollars.
For pay of forty-two veterinarians, at one thousand five hundred dollars, sixty-three thousand dollars.
For thirty dental surgeons, fifty-six thousand one hundred and sixty dollars.
For pay of ninety paymasters' clerks, one hundred and thirty-nine thousand nine hundred and seventy-eight dollars and twelve cents.
For pay of paymasters' messengers, fifteen thousand dollars.
For traveling expenses of paymasters' clerks and expert accountant of the Inspector-General's Department, twenty thousand dollars.
For expenses of courts-martial, courts of inquiry, military commissions, and compensation of reporters and witnesses attending the same, twenty thousand dollars.
For additional pay to officer in charge of public buildings and grounds at Washington, District of Columbia, one thousand dollars.
For commutation of quarters to commissioned officers on duty, without troops, at stations where there are no public quarters, three hundred thousand dollars.
For travel allowance to enlisted men on discharge, one million five hundred thousand dollars.
For clothing not drawn, due to enlisted men on discharge, six hundred thousand dollars.
For interest on soldiers' deposits, one hundred and twentyfive thousand dollars, and so much as may be necessary to pay back such deposits.
For pay of translator and librarian of the military information division, General Staff Corps, one thousand eight hundred dollars.
For pay of expert accountant for the Inspector-General's Department, two thousand five hundred dollars.
For mileage to officers and contract surgeons when author. ized by law, four hundred thousand dollars.
For two hundred and fifty contract surgeons, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That hereafter contract surgeons and contract dental surgeons on duty in Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippine Islands, and Porto Rico may transfer or assign their pay accounts, when due and payable, in the methods now provided by regulations for commissioned offcers of the Army: Provided, That when a contract surgeon is in charge of a hospital he shall have the same authority as a commissioned medical officer.
For additional twenty per centum increase on pay of enlisted men serving in the Philippine Islands, the Island of Guam, Alaska, China, and Panama, five hundred and thirty. three thousand four hundred and twelve dollars and fifty-one cents.
For additional ten per centum increase on pay of commissioned officers serving in the Philippine Islands, the Island of Guam, Alaska, China, and Panama, one hundred and sixtyseven thousand four hundred and twenty-six dollars and thirty cents.
For pay of one computer for artillery board, two thousand five hundred dollars.
For Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry, composed of two battalions of four companies each, to include the enlisted men of the present regiment who may be in the service June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and officers as herein provided. The field officers shall be detailed from the Officers of the Regular Army of the same grade and shall receive the pay and emoluments of their grade. The present officers of the regiment below the grade of field officers who are mentally, morally, and physically qualified and have proved efficient in their respective positions may be reappointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate (and such officers shall be entitled to preference in such appointments) for a provisional term of four years. Officers so reappointed shall be eligible for promotion in the regiment up to and including the rank of captain, upon examination as to their fitness for such promotion. Vacancies then existing or thereafter occurring in the grade of second lieutenant may be filled by the President, in his discretion, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, by the appointment of citi. zens of Porto Rico for the provisional term of four years, whose qualifications for commissions shall be established by such examination as the President may prescribe, who shall also be eligible for promotion in the regiment up to and including the rank of captain, upon an examination as to their fitness. Vacancies not filled as hereinbefore provided by the reappointment or promotion of the present officers or by the appointment or promotion of citizens of Porto Rico, shall be filled by detail from the line of the infantry of the Army of the same grade with the vacancy to be filled. Men hereafter enlisted in the regiment shall be citizens of Porto Rico and shall be enlisted for a term of two years; and except in the case of noncommissioned officers shall not be reenlisted in . time of peace. The names of all enlisted men who have
served honorably in the regiment shall be kept at the head
quarters of the regiment, and these men shall be regarded as a reserve, to be specially considered in time of war. The pay and allowances of officers and enlisted men of the regiment shall be the same as authorized for like grades in the Regular Army.
Pay of officers of the line, forty-five thousand eight hun. dred dollars.
Pay of enlisted men, ninety-five thousand one hundred and forty eight dollars.
PHILIPPINE SCOUTS. Pay of officers of the line: Fifty first lieutenants, eighty thousand dollars.
Fifty second lieutenants, seventy-five thousand dollars.
Noncommissioned officers and privates, fifty companies, four hundred and ninety-six thousand four hundred and forty dollars.
All the money herein before appropriated for pay of the Army and miscellaneous shall be disbursed and accounted for by officers of the Pay Department as pay of the Army, and for that purpose shall constitute one fund: Provided, That hereafter all payments to the militia under the provisions of section fifteen of the Act of Congress approved January twenty-first, nineteen hundred and three, and all allowances for mileage shall be made solely from the sums herein appropriated for such purposes: And provided further, That all the accounts of individual paymasters shall be analyzed under the several heads of the appropriation and recorded in detail by the Paymaster-General of the Army before said accounts are forwarded to the Treasury Department for final audit.
SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT. Purchase of subsistence supplies: For issue, as rations, to troops, civil employees when entitled thereto, hospital matrons and nurses, general prisoners of war (including Indians held by the Army as prisoners, but for whose subsistence appropriation is not otherwise made), and to military prisoners at posts; for sales to officers and enlisted men of the Army; for authorized issues of candles; of toilet articles, barbers', laun. dry, and tailors' materials; for use of general prisoners confined at military posts without pay or allowances, and recruits at recruiting stations; of matches for lighting public fires and lights at posts and stations and in the field; of flour used