316 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 87, 90, 91. 1879. one time shall be made without advertisement. except in case of exigency,. when, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, purchases may be made in open market in amount not exceeding three thousand dollars. Employment and SEO. 5. That when not required for the purpose for which appropriated, Mail of ¢‘?<‘*‘kS· the funds herein provided for the pay of specitied employees at any agency may be used by the Secretary of the Interior for the pay of clerks or other employees at such agency, but no deficiency shall be thereby created; and when necessary, specified employees may be detailed for clerical or other service when not required for the duty for which they were engaged. Appropriations Sec. 6. That so much of the appropriations herein made as may be fo*‘8¤PPU€8l 6*0- required to pay for goods and supplies, and for transportation of the same, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty, Diwibrlfivv- shall be immediately available; but no such goods or supplies shall be distributed or delivered to any of said Indians prior to July first, eight- Subsistence deji- een hundred and seventy-nine; and the Secretary of the Interior, under ¢‘i<"¤<‘H· the direction of the President, may use any surplus that may remain in any of the said appropriations herein made for the purchase of subsistence for the several lndian_ tribes, to supply any subsistence deiiciency Proviso. that may occur for any tribe: Provided, however, That funds appropriated to fuliill treaty obligations shall not be so used: And provided jarther, that any diversions which shall be made under authority of this Report. section shall be reported in detail and the reasons therefor to Congress at the session of Congress next succeeding such diversion. Approved, February 17, 1879. Feb. 19, 1879. CHAP. 90.-Au act for the payment, to the officers and soldiers of the Mexican war, —————————— of the three months’ extra pay provided for by the act of July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Mexican wor. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas- Three m<>¤fh¤’ ury be, and he is hereby, directed, out of any moneys in the Treasury $§g;nT,Q,“g'0,f,‘;€;’;fi' not otherwise appropriated, to pay to the officers and soldiers “engaged ` in the military service of the United States in the war with Mexico, and 1s-ie, ch. 104, who served out the time of their engagement or were honorably dis- 9 S****·· 24* charged ”, the three months’ extra pay provided for by the act of July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and the limitations contained in said act, in all cases, upon the presentation of satisfactory evidence that said extra compensation has not been previously received: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall include also the officers, petty-ofiicers, seamen, and marines of the United States Navy the Revenue Marine Service and the officers and soldiers of the United States- Army employed in the prosecution of said war. Approved, February 19, 1879. Feb. 19, 1879. CHAP. 91.-An act for the relief of Francis O. \Vyse. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United F. 0. Wyse. _ States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, l_ Plz9i19h remed and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the list of retired m ° my officers of the United States Army the na-me of Francis O. Wyse, as ` retired lieutenant-colonel of the Fourth Regiment of United States Artil- Promo. lery: Provided, however, That he shall receive no pay compensation or allowance of any kind under the provisions of this act for the time intervening between the twenty-fifth day of July eighteen hundred and sixty- three, and the date of the approval of this act. i Approved, February 19, 1879.