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No. 50.

WASHINGTON, March 18, 1904. The following extracts of an act of Congress are published for the information and government of all concerned:

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth. nineteen hundred and lour, 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 sumns be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, ont of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:

WAR DEPARTMENT. The accounting officers of the Treasury are directed to credit in the accounts of Captain H. M. Cbittenden, Corps of Engi. neers, the sum of eleven dollars and forty-five cents, standing against hiin on the books of the Treasury.

The accounting officers of the Treasury are directed to credit in the accounts of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas H. Handbury, Corps of Engineers, the sum of thirteen dollars and one cent, standing against him on the books of the Treasury.

The accounting officers of the Treasury are directed to credit in the accounts of Major John Millis, Corps of Engineers, the sum of one dollar and seventy-six cents, standing against him on the books of the Treasury.

The accounting officers of the Treasury are directed to credit in the accounts of Captain Farrand Sayre, Eighth United States Cavalry, the sun of two hundred and twenty-six dollars and twenty cents, standing against him on the books of

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The accounting officers of the Treasury are hereby authorized and direcied to reopen the accounts of Captain C H. Conrad, Third United States Cavalry, and to credit him with the amount of thirty two dollars and eighty five cents, ex: pended by him on April thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety. eight, in payınent for extra-duty services at Fort Clark, Texas, rendered after the passage of the Act approved April twentysixt'). eighteen hundred and ninety eight, abolishing extra

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duty pay entirely in time of war, which Act became immediately effective, as war existed at the date of its passage.

The accounting officers of the Treasury are hereby directed, in the settlement of the accounts of George W. Baird, major and paymaster, United States Army, and lieutenant-colonel and deputy paymaster-general, United States Army, to allow such credits for payments, not to exceed six hundred and seventy-nine dollars and three cents, as way be recommended under authority of the Secretary of War by the PaymasterGeneral of the Army.

To enable the Secretary of War to pay the amounts due cer. tain newspapers for publishing advertisements for proposals for construction work, and so forth, as set forth in House Document Numbered Four hundred and eleven of this session, twenty dollars and fifty-two cents.

SHERMAN STATUE: The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, and all sums remaining from any appropriations for the Sherman statue are hereby reappropriated, and such appropriated and reappropriated sums are made available for paying for the models of said statue and for the improvement of the grounds in its vicinity, which grounds shall be hereafter known as Sherman plaza, and for preparing, at a cost not exceeding three hundred dollars, an illustrated description of said statue.

REIMBURSEMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: To reimburse the amount due the government of the Philippine Islands for expenses incurred between April first, nineteen hundred and one, and December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and three, in the maintenance of prisoners whose support is a proper charge against the United States Government, forty thousand six hundred and sixty-seven dollars and eighty. seven cents.

MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT.

UNDER THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER.

For the purchase of supplies and equipments for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of military telegraph lines in Alaska, two thousand five hundred dollars.

OFFICE OF THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL. Barracks and quarters: To supply a deficiency in the appropriation “ Barracks and quarters" for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, including all objects mentioned under this title of appropriation in the Army appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, five thousand six hundred and sixty-one dollars and eighty.five cents.

For construction and repair of hospitals at military posts already established and occupied, including the extra-duty pay of enlisted men employed on the same, and including also all expenditures for construction and repairs required at the Army and Navy Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, except quarters for the officers, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, one hundred and seventy dollars and one cent.

For the construction of buildings at, and the enlargement of, soch military posts as, in the judgment of the Secretary of War, may be necessary, and for the erection of barracks and quarters for the artillery in connection with adopted projects for seacoast defenses, and for the purchase of suitable building sites for said barracks and quarters, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, four hundred and ninety-one dollars and sixty four cents.

For the purpose of erecting a suitable monument of rough masonry, and an historical tablet on the site of the Fort Phil Kearny massacre, Wyoming, which occurred on the twenty. first of December, eighteen hundred and sixty six, seven hundred dollars.

For the erection of buildings and repairs to same, purchase of draft animals and live stock for breeding purposes. farm and household utensils, blacksmith and wheelwright tools and repairs to same, and all other necessary articles absolutely needed for the support and maintenance of the Apache prison. ers of war permanently established at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, under control of the War Department, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two, three dollars and ninety cents.

For repairing and improving the Government road from Springfield, Missouri, to the national cemetery near that city, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, two thousand seven hundred dollars.

MILITARY ACADEMY. For expenses of the Board of Visitors, including mileage, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, one hundred and forty dollars.

For repairs and improvements, namely: Timber, planks, boards, joists, wall strips, laths, shingles, slate, tin, sheet lead, zinc, nails, screws, locks, hinges, glass, paints, turpentine, oils, varnish, brushes, stone, brick, flag, lime, cement, plaster, hair, sewer and drain pipe, blasting powder, fuse, iron, steel, tools, machinery, mantels and other similar materials, renewing roofs and for pay of architect, overseer, and citizen mechanics and labor employed upon repairs and improvements that can not be done by enlisted men, five thousand dollars.

For fuel and apparatus, namely: Coal, wood, charcoal, stoves, grates, heaters, furnaces, ranges and fixtures, fire bricks, clay, sand, and for repairs of steam heating apparatus, grates, stoves, heaters, ranges, furnaces, and mica, ten thou. sand dollars.

For postage and telegrams for the fiscal year nineteen hun. dred and three, twenty-three dollars and two cents.

Gas coal, oil, candles, lanterns, matches, chimneys, and wicking for lighting the Academy building, chapel, library. cadet barracks, mess hall, shops, hospitals, offices, stables, and riding ball, sidewalks, camp, and wharves, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For grading target range, increasing the number of targets and capacity of the range, for the fiscal years nineteen hun. dred and three and nineteen hundred and four, three thousand dollars. NATIONAL HOME FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEER

SOLDIERS. Central Branch at Dayton, Ohio: For household, including the same objects specified under this head in the sundry civil appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, fifteen thousand dollars.

Northwestern Branch at Milwaukee, Wisconsin: For household, including the same objects specified nnder this head for the Central Branch in the sundry civil appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, nine thousand sis hundred and thirty seven dollars and eighty-two cents.

For household, namely: To reimburse the post fund of the Northwestern Branch for amount taken from that fund for the purchase of coal to heat the public buildings at that Branch, such expenditure having been necessary on account of a deficiency in the general fund, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, two thousand seven hundred and sixty.one dollars and forty-three cents.

Southern Branch at Hampton, Virginia: For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch in the sundry civil appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this

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