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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 338. 1896. 259 assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, United States Army, shall hereafter have the rank of major. Pnovme cnomvn, SANDY Hoon, New Jnnsnr: For current ex- Sa¤·j,vH<>¤kp¤>vi¤g penses and maintenance of the ordnance proving ground, Sandy Hook, g”{{},'{,,},,,,,,,,,,,_ New Jersey, including general repairs and alterations, and accessories incidental to testing and proving ordnance, including hire of assistants for the Ordnance Board, skilled mechanical labor, purchase of instruments and other supplies, building and repairing butts and targets, clearing and grading ranges, twenty-seven thousand dollars. For the necessary expenses of officers while temporarily employed on E*P°¤*¤ ·>¤’¢>¤l¤¤r¤- ordnance duties at the proving ground and absent from their proper stations, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per diem while so employed, and the compensation of draftsmen while employed in the grimy Ordnance Bureau on ordnance construction, eight thousand o ars. d {or purchase of ties for repair of railroad tracks, three thousand Remirs Wtrnck. o ars.

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largement and improvement of gun-carriage plant, including the pur- G“““°“"'*“¤°P”'“”· chase and setting up of an additional one hundred and fifty horsepower steam engine, resetting and necessary enlargement of boilers, steamheating arrangements for new setting-up shop, foundry, and foundry- extension machine shop, and necessary new machine tools and appliances, thirty-one thousand dollars. For rebuilding and enlarging the arsenal wharf upon the Charles Whm River, twelve thousand five hundred dollars. Wnrnnvnmr Ansniui., Wnsr Tnor, Nnw Yonn: For increasing Wswrvlicterseual. the present water-service system to supply post and shops with pure Wm' °°"“°°‘ drinking water, three thousand one hundred and five dollars. For filling and grading grounds, construction of necessary roads to G¤>¤¤d¤- shops, and covering the same with granite paving, three thousand five hundred dollars. BENIGIA Ansnrun, BENIGIA, CALIFORNIA! For construction of gun Benicia Aman. platforms, for material, grading, and laying of spur track to platform, P""°““· "‘°· and for firing butt, four thousand five hundred dollars. Beano or Onmuucn un Fonrrrrouioivz To enable the Board B¤I·;r·1 of Ordnance to make all needful and proper purchases, experiments, and tests to ""§,,,§§2§`f,‘§,'f‘{f,‘§,}‘g,_,,,,,_ ascertain. with a. view to their utilization by the Government, the most effective guns, small arms, cartridges, projectiles, fuses, explosives, torpedoes, armor plates, and other implements and engines of war, and to purchase or cause to be manufactured, under authority of the Secretary of War, such guns, carriages, armor plates, and other war material as may, in the judgment of the Board, be necessary in the proper discharge of the duty devolved upon it by the Act approved September gpl;?- 1>· 489-b twenty-second, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight; to pay the salary "` ""` m"" "' of the civilian member of the Board of Ordnance and Fortiiicatiou provided by the Act of February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and for the necessary traveling expenses of said member when traveling on duty as contemplated in said Act; for the payment E¤1·¢¤¤¤¤· of the necessary expenses of the Board, including a per diem allowance to each onicer detailed to serve thereon when employed on duty away from his permanent station, of two dollars and fifty cents a day; and for the test of experimental guns, carriages, and other devices rem. procured in accordance with the recommendation of the Board of Ordnance and Fortitication, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That before any money shall be expended in the construction Pmiso. or test of any gun, gun carriage, ammunition, or implements under the ,_,,§,}f’“ ‘° “" ""°" supervision of the said Board, the Board shall be satisfied, after due inquiry, that the Government of the United States has a lawful right to use the inventions involved in the construction of such gun, gun carriage, ammunition, or implements, or that the construction or test is made at the request of a person either having such lawful right or authorized to convey the same to the Government.