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980 FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 352. 1899. tributed amongst the several branches of the service, including the Signal Corps, according to the needs of each, and raise a force of not V¤1¤¤t¤¤¤· more than thirty-tive thousand volunteers to be recruited as he may 7“’°"m'"°°°‘°t°' determine from the country at large, or from the localities where their services are needed, without restriction as to citizenship or educational —¤¤·s¤¤i¤¤¤i¤¤· qualifications, and to organize the same into not more than twenty- seven regiments organized as are infantry regiments of war strength in the Regular Army, and three regiments to be composed of men of special qualifications in horsemanship and marksmanship, to be organ- §·’¤¤*•·•- ized as cavah·y for service mounted or dismounted: Prorided, That `"‘°°"' each regiment shall have one surgeon, with the rank of major; two assistant surgeons, one of whom shall have the rank of captain and · egg? gg ¥¤¢i¤· one that of first lieutenant, and three hospital stewards: Provided ' further, That such increased regular and volunteer force shall continue in service only during the necessity therefor, and not later than July iirst, nineteen hundred and one. 'l`°”“ °*' °”“°*'”°"‘· All enlisttments for thedvolunteer force hprein authoiéized shall be for the term o two years an four months un ess sooner ischarged. bt':'¤*d¤l°r¤¤¤;•_j_ ·>* Sec. 13. That the{President shall hdve power to continue in service g' 'g°”or to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, brigadier-generals of volunteers, who, including the brigadier-generals _ of the Regular Army, shall_ not exceed one for every four thousand ··¤=#¤°*·¤°¤°’*'¤· enlisted men actually in service, and major-generals of volunteers, who, , including the majorgenerals of the Regular Army, shall not exceed g•¤>i•:_-Amy mm one for every twelve thousand enlisted men: Provided, That Regular ma..E;1. mevmau. Atzlgyigillcers Fonpnutzd or apéiougled as general ctiflzgersirtuhnild oz s officers o vo un ers, un er e provisions o is c s a no umn or umu, vacate their Regular Army commissions: Arid provided further, That °“"""'· no general officers appomted under the provisions of this section shall be continued in service as such beyond July first, nineteen hundred _ Appmmmswm- and one: And provided also, That any officer now in the Army, who §§°{_§‘§"°'°“'°,,,,,,,,,°" was graduated at the head of his class at the United States Military at hezdcz; cE:•.Mi1i- Academy and who is not now in the Corps of Engineers, may be M M Z££.?.¤‘¥$.f‘L£“€i?§’”* ii E“g“*¥"F’ T? J"° ‘“"‘° -g1“S°&‘."3. **6* °‘ a won ave 1 e a een appom e e orps -¤¤ back pay. of _Engineers on graduation; but said commission shall not entitle an officer to any back pay or allowance. _ _ Appoinmonwfvnl- Sec. 14. That the President is hereby authorized to continue in . "“"°’ “‘“°°‘ service, oirttlp appoinitogy :21;% with tahe advice and consent of the Senate, olllcerso evoun rs as o ows: Three assistant adjutant-generals with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and six assistant adjutant-generals with the rank of major. _ Three inspectors-general with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and six inspectorsgeneral with the rank of major. Five judgeadvocates with the rank of major. Thirty quartermasters with the rank of major, and forty assistant quartermasters with the rank of captain. Six commxssaries of subsistence with the rank of major, and twelve aspgtlgxticommissaries of subsistence with the rank of captain. y- our surgeons with the rank of ma'or. Thirty additional paymasters with the rahk of major. Four signal officers with the rank of major, nine signal officers with the rank of captain, nine signal officers with the rank of iirst lieutenant, and nine signal officers with the rank of second lieutenant. p.·»»a.». _ Provided, That for each Regular Army officer of a staff corps or m;§_‘Qf§{j;‘j,‘_Q §{’g;’;’,f,; department who may be retained in or appointed to a higher volunteer $.1:; ompergsga rank in said staif corps or department than that actually held by him ng,,?' "° “" in the regular estabhshment, there may be appointed one otncer of volunteers of the lowest grade mentioned in this section for such staff ppgpgapgtggptaxélgmplnt, lggt no Happomtmeiit shaél bp made which will um ro officers reguaran te° Limit¤f§e¤*ic¤.r¤l· any grade, above the number authdrized by thiswxdtlz .?;•d(;rYd;1§led: “"‘°" “‘“ · also, That all the volunteer staff officers herein authorized to be