Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/643

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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. `Sess. I1. C11. 362. 1897. 613 supplies for the Army. For the payment of the regulation allowances H '¤¤¤·¤¤¤*¤¤¤¤ of ¤¤— for commutation in lieu of rations; to enlisted men on furlough, to °°°` ordnance sergeants on duty at ungarrisoned posts, to enlisted men stationed at places where rations in kind can not be economically issued, to enlisted men traveling on detached duty when it is impracticable to carry ration of any kind, to enlisted men selected to contest for places or prizes in department and army rifle competitions while traveling to and from places of contest; to be expended under the direction of the (Seflxftary of War; in all, one million six hundred and fifty thousand ·*¤°¤¤*· 0 rs. QUARTERMASTEB’S DEPARTMENT. P§,Q;_§:{m”“"°D* REGULAR. SUPPLIES: Regular supplies of the Quartermastens De- R·e¤1¤¤¤m>1i¤¤ partment, consisting of stoves and heating apparatus, and repair and maintenance of the same;.for heating offices, hospitals, and barracks and quarters, including recruiting stations; of ranges and stoves, and appliances for cooking and serving food; of fuel and lights for enlisted men, including recruits, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and omces, and · for sale to officers; for post bakeries; for the necessary furniture, textbooks, paper, and equipments for the post schools and libraries; for the tableware and mess furniture for kitchens and mess halls, each and all for the enlisted men, including recruits; of forage in kind for the horses, F°¤8•· °*°· mules, and oxen of the Quartermasteis Department at the several po ts and stations and with the armies in the field, including its care and protection, and for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, and such companies of infantry and scouts as may be mounted, and for the authorized number ofofficers’ horses, including bedding for the animals; of straw for soldiers’ bedding, and of stationery, including blank books for the Quartermaster’s Department, - certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the Pay and Quartermaster’s Departments, and for printing Department orders and A'¤°‘“**· reports, two million dollars: Provided, That hereafter no part of the {23;*- appropriations for the Quartermaster’s Department shall be expended g' on printing unless the same shall be done by contract, after due notice and competition, except in such cases as the emergency will not admit P“""‘“'°“‘ of the giving notice for competition: Provided further, That, after advertisement, all the supplies for the use 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 every such purchase shall be immediately reported to the Secretary of \Var. INCIDENTAL EXPENSES: Postage; cost of telegrams on official busi- I"°*"°’*"‘°*P°'*°°·· ness received and sent by officers of the Army; extra pay to soldiers employed on extra duty, under the direction of the Quarterniaster’s Department, in the erection of barracks, quarters, and storehonses, in the construction of roads, and other constant labor for periods of not less than ten days, and as clerks for post quartermasters at military posts, and for prison overseers at posts, designated by the War Department, for the confinement of general prisoners; for expenses of expresses to and from frontier posts and armies in the iield, of escorts to paymasters and other disbursing officers, and to trains where military escorts can not be iurnished; expenses of the interment of officers killed in action or who die when on duty in the field, or at military posts, or on the frontiers, or when traveling under orders, and of noncommissioned officers and soldiers; authorized office furniture; hire of laborers in the Quartermaster’s Department, including the hire of interpreters, spies, or guides for the Army; compensation of clerk and other employees to the officers of the Quartermastefs Department, and