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32 FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHs. 23, 24. 1900. _ _ Channel and Buffalo Bayou are hereby made available for said project: v€l;l““*°“ °“° °‘ s‘“‘ Prootdedjlwt/ner, That all of said sums of money not necessary for administration, surveys and maintenance be used in improving division one of said survey." - Sec. 2. That section twelve of the same Act be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the word " fourteen " after the word "section," and inserting in lieu thereof the word " eleven." Sec. 3. That section twenty of the same Act be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the word "ten," after the word “ sections," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "nine." Approved, February 20, 1900. February 24,1900. CHAP. 24.-An, Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act to sus- ‘"—‘_"'_"‘ pend the operation of certain provisions of law relating to the `War Department, and · or other pn1poses." Be it enacted by tbe Senate and House of Rrizoresentati/ues of the United gggghsion 0, cw States of America in Congress assembled, That an Act entitled "An tainprovisionsoflaw- Act to amend an Act entitled ‘An Act to suspend the operation of cer- V° ‘3°· P" 135°‘ tain provisions of law relatin to the War Department, and for other purposes,"’ approved March giird, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, is hereby amended so as to read as fogows: "That the operation of the following rovisions of law be, and is hereby, continued suspended for such furtlier time as, in the discretion of the Secretary of Vi ar, may be found necessary, or until otherwise provided by Con ress, not longer, however, than June thirtieth, nineteen hundred anfonez · D "_First. The provision of the first section of the Act entitled ‘An Act making approlpriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June t irtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes,’ in the following words: ` Promos- . "‘Prooided, That hereafter no part of this appropriation shall be Mitsui °f dum m` expended in the urchase. for the Army of drail animals until the V°‘·”»P·‘*“· _ number on handsgall be reduced to five thousand, and thereafter shall ‘ only be expended for the (purchase of a number sufficient to keep thesupply up to five thousan .’ v¤1.:m,p.s2s. ‘ Second. The provisions of the iirst section of the Act entitled ‘An Act making gppropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending une thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and for other urposes,’ in the following words: quartermastefs De- “‘1£·omded, That hereafter no part of the appropriations for the §‘,§§§§é,,,,,,,m_ Quartermastefs Department shall be expended on printing unless the same shall- be done by contract, after due notice and competition, except in such cases as the emergent? will not admit of the giving -pmma-es w n e r e notice for competition: Promfdedfu/rt er, That after advertisement, all °h°“"°“·°“" the suppliesfor theuse of the various departments and posts of the Army and of the branches of the army-service shall hereafter be purchased where the same can be purchased the cheapest in the markets of the United States, quality and cost of transportation and the interest of the Government considered, except that purchases may be made in open market, in the manner common among business men, when the aggregate amount required does not exceed two hundred dollars, but eprexilky such purchase shall be immediately reported to the Secretary o ar. "And thewords: " Eg*§%Qg¤¤ °* h°*¤°¤¢ " ‘ Provided, That the numberpf horses purchased under this appro- ’priation, addedito the number on hand, s all 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 Quarter-