Executive Order 373-A
It is hereby ordered that the word "report" in the third line of the executive order of August 31, 1905, providing for an allowance of $5,000 to each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon plans of the Panama Canal upon the completion of the report of the Board, be changed to "work." This change is made in order to permit the foreign members of the Board to receive their allowance before returning to their homes prior to the engrossing and signing of the completed report.
The amended order will read as follows:
- "It is ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon plans of the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000 payable upon the completion of the work of the board. In addition thereto he shall when on duty with the Board be allowed $15 per day for personal expenses from the date of leaving his home until his return thereto including Sundays and Holidays. He shall also be allowed the actual cost of transportation incurred by him in travel on duty in connection with the Board to include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car accommodations, baggage transfer, cabs and porterage.
- "It is further ordered that the allowance of $5000 to General Davis and General Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay for the time during which they are employed upon the work of the Board, it being my intention that those members of the Board shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other members and this increase being made to provide for the usual deduction of retired officers' pay."
The White House, November 25, 1905.