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ration of such confinement, and for the expenses of clerks of the United States Marine Corps traveling under orders, and including additional compensation for enlisted men of the Marine Corps regularly detailed as gun captains, gun pointers, mess sergeants, cooks, messmen, signalmen, or holding good-conduct medals, pins, or bars, including interest on deposits by enlisted men, post-exchange debts of deserters, under such rules as the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe, and the authorized travel allowance of discharged enlisted men and for prizes for excellence in gunnery exercise and target practice, both afloat and ashore. In all, $2,956,076.
For pay and allowances prescribed by law of enlisted men on the retired list: For three sergeants major, one drum major, twenty-six gunnery sergeants, twenty-seven quartermaster sergeants, thirty-six first sergeants, sixty-three sergeants, eighteen corporals, twenty firstclass musicians, one drummer, one trumpeter, one fifer, and twentysix privates, and for those who may be retired during the fiscal year, $150,759.
Undrawn clothing: For payment to discharged soldiers for clothing undrawn, $125,475.
Mileage: For mileage to officers traveling under orders without troops, $55,000.
For commutation of quarters of officers on duty without troops where there are no public quarters, $42,000.
PAY OF CIVIL FORCE: In the office of the major general commandant: One chief clerk, at $2,000; one clerk, at $1,400; one messenger, at $971.28.
In the office of the paymaster: One chief clerk, at $2,000; one clerk, at $1,500; one clerk, at $1,200.
In the office of the adjutant and inspector: One chief clerk, at $2,000; one clerk, at $1,500; one clerk, at $1,400; one clerk, $1,200.
In the office of the quartermaster: One chief clerk, at $2,000; one clerk, at $1,500; two clerks, $1,400 each; two clerks, at $1,200 each; one draftsman, at $1,800.
In the office of the assistant quartermaster, San Francisco, California: One chief clerk, at $1,800.
In the office of the assistant quartermaster, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: One chief clerk, at $1,800; one messenger, at $840; in the Quartermaster's Department, for duty where their services are required, four clerks, at $1,400 each.
In all, for pay of civil force, $35,711.28, and the money herein specifically appropriated for pay of the Marine Corps shall be disbursed and accounted for in accordance with existing law as pay of the Marine Corps, and for that purpose shall constitute one fund.
In all, pay, Marine Corps, $4,503,296.78. MAINTENANCE, QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT, MARINE CORPS.
PROVISIONS, MARINE CORPS: For noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates serving ashore; subsistence and lodging of enlisted men when traveling on duty, or cash in lieu thereof; commutation of rations to enlisted men regularly detailed as clerks and messengers; payment of board and lodging of applicants for enlistment while held under observation, recruits, and recruiting parties; transportation of provisions, and the employment of necessary labor connected
therewith; ice for offices and preservation of rations, $890,000. No law shall be construed to entitle enlisted men on shore duty to any rations or commutation therefor other than such as are now or may hereafter be allowed enlisted men in the Army: Provided, however, That when it is impracticable or the expense is found greater to supply murines serving on shore duty in the island possessions and on foreign stations with the Army ration, such marines may be allowed the Navy ration or commutation therefor: Provided, That hereafter so much of this appropriation as may be necessary may be applied for the purchase, for sale to officers, enlisted men, and civilian em ployees, of such articles of subsistence stores as may from time to time be designated and under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy.
CLOTHING, MARINE CORPS: For noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates authorized by law, $675,000.
FUEL, MARINE CORPS: For heat and light for the authorized allowance of quarters for officers and enlisted men, and other buildings and grounds pertaining to the Marine Corps; fuel, electricity, and oil for cooking, power, and other purposes; and sales to officers, $164,000. But in purchasing such articles preference shall be given to those produced in the United States but which can be procured at the same price and quality.
MILITARY STORES, MARINE CORPS: Pay of chief armorer, at $4 per diem; one mechanic, at $3 per diem; two mechanics, at $2.50 each
per diem; one chief electrician, at $4 per diem, and one assistant electrician, at $3.50 per diem; per diem of enlisted men employed on constant labor for periods of not less than ten days; purchase of military equipments, such as rifles, revolvers, cartridge boxes, bayonet scabbards, haversacks, blanket bags, canteens, rifle slings, swords, drums, trumpets, flags, waist belts, waist plates, cartridge belts, spare parts for repairing rifles, machétes, purchase and repair of tents, field cots, field ovens, and stoves for tents; purchase and repair of instruments for bands, purchase of music and musical accessories; purchase and marking of prizes for excellence in gunnery and rifle tice; good-conduct badges; medals awarded to officers and enlisted men by the Government for conspicuous, gallant, and special service; incidental expenses of schools of application; construction, equipment, and maintenance of school, library, and amusement rooms and gymnasiums for enlisted men, and the purchase and repair of all articles of field sports for enlisted men; purchase and repair of signal equipment and stores; establishment and maintenance of targets and ranges, renting ranges, construction of buildings for temporary shelter and preservation of stores, and entrance fees in competitions; procuring, preserving, and handling ammunition and other necessary military supplies; in all, $307,737.
TRANSPORTATION AND RECRUITING, MARINE CORPS: For transportation of troops, and of applicants for enlistment between recruiting stations and recruit depots or posts, including ferriage and transfers en route, or cash in lieu thereof; toilet kits for issue to recruits upon their first enlistment and the expense of the recruiting service, $317,000.
REPAIRS OF BARRACKS, MARINE CORPS: Repairs and improvements to barracks, quarters, and other public buildings at posts and stations; for the renting, leasing, improvement, and erection of build
ings in the District of Columbia, and at such other places as the public exigencies require; and for per diem to enlisted men employed under the direction of the Quartermaster's Department on the repair of barracks, quarters, and other public buildings on constant labor for periods of not less than ten days, $140,000.
FORAGE, MARINE CORPS: For forage in kind and stabling for public animals of the Quartermaster's Department and the authorized number of officers' horses, $22,200.
COMMUTATION OF QUARTERS, MARINE CORPS: Commutation of quarters for officers serving with troops where there are no public quarters belonging to the Government, and where there are not sufficient quarters possessed by the United States to accommodate them; commutation of quarters for enlisted men employed as clerks and messengers in the offices of the commandant, adjutant and inspector, paymaster, and quartermaster, and the offices of the assistant adjutant and inspectors, assistant paymasters, assistant quartermasters, at twenty-one dollars each per month, and for enlisted men employed as messengers in said offices, at ten dollars each per month, $79,000.
CONTINGENT, MARINE CORPS: For freight, expressage, tolls, cartage, advertising, washing of bed sacks, mattress covers, pillowcases, towels, and sheets, funeral expenses of officers and marines, including the transportation of bodies and their arms and wearing apparel from the place of demise to the homes of the deceased in the United States; stationery and other paper, printing and binding; telegraphing, rent of telephones; purchase, repair, and exchange of typewriters; apprehension of stragglers and deserters; per diem of enlisted men employed on constant labor for periods of not less than ten days; employment of civilian labor; purchase, repair, and installation and maintenance of gas, electric, sewer, and water pipes and fixtures; office and barracks furniture, camp, and garrison equipage and implements; mess utensils for enlisted men; packing boxes, wrapping paper, oilcloth, crash, rope, twine, quarantine fees, camphor and carbolized paper, carpenters tools, tools for police purposes, safes; purchase, repair, and maintenance of such harness, wagons, motor wagons, carts, drays, and other vehicles as are required for the transportation of troops and supplies and for official military and garrison purposes; purchase of public horses and mules; services of veterinary surgeons, and medicines for public animals, and the authorized number of officers' horses; purchase of mounts and horse equipment for all officers below the grade of major required to be mounted; shoeing for public animals and the authorized number of officers' horses; purchase and repair of hose, fire extinguishers, hand grenades, carts, wheelbarrows, and lawn mowers; purchase, installation, and repair of cooking and heating stoves and furnaces; purchase of towels, soap, combs, and brushes for offices; postage stamps for foreign and registered postage; books, newspapers, and periodicals; improving parade grounds; repair of pumps and wharves; water; straw for bedding, mattresses, mattress covers, pillows, sheets; furniture for Government quarters and repair of same; packing and crating officers' allowance of baggage on change of station; and for all emergencies and extraordinary expenses arising at home and abroad, but impossible to anticipate or classify, $460,000.
In all, for the maintenance of Quartermaster's Department, Marine Corps, $3,054,937; and the money herein specifically appropriated for the maintenance of the Quartermaster's Department, Marine Corps, shall be disbursed and accounted for in accordance with existing law as maintenance, Quartermaster's Department, Marine Corps, and for that purpose shall constitute one fund. Total Marine Corps, exclusive of public works, $7,558,233.78.
INCREASE OF THE NAVY. That for the purpose of further increasing the Naval Establishment of the United States the President is hereby authorized to have constructed one first-class battleship, carrying as heavy armor and as powerful armament as any vessel of its class, to have the highest practicable speed and greatest desirable radius of action, and to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not to exceed $7,425,000: Provided, That the battleship herein authorized shall be built in a Government navy yard.
Six torpedo-boat destroyers, to have the highest practicable speed, to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not to exceed $950,000 each.
Four submarine torpedo boats in an amount not exceeding in the aggregate $2,478,936; and the sum of $1,294,912 is hereby appropriated for said purpose.
One transport, to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not to exceed $1,850,000.
One supply ship, to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not to exceed $1,425,000.
The Secretary of the Navy shall build the battleship authorized in this Act in such navy yard as he may designate; and shall build any of the other vessels herein authorized in such navy yards as he may designate, should it reasonably appear that the persons, firms, or corporations, or the agents thereof, bidding for the construction of any of said vessels, have entered into any combination, agreement, or understanding, the effect, object, or purpose of which is to deprive the Government of fair, open, and unrestricted competition in letting contracts for the constructions of any of said vessels. That the United States ship Portsmouth be, and hereby is, transferred to the State of California, upon condition that the said State of California, by and through its governor, accept said vessel, United States ship Portsmouth, for said State, after having been first duly authorized by the Legislature of said State of California, and upon the further condition that said vessel remain the property of said State, to be preserved and cared for by the said State of California at its own cost and expense, and the said vessel be turned over to the State authorities of California without any expense to the Government.
CONSTRUCTION AND MACHINERY: On account of hulls and outfits of vessels and steam machinery of vessels heretofore and herein authorized, to be available until expended, $19,818,228.
INCREASE OF THE NAVY; TORPEDO BOATS: On account of submarine torpedo boats heretofore authorized, to be available until expended, $2,058,363.
INCREASE OF THE NAVY; EQUIPMENT: Toward the completion of equipment outfit of the vessels heretofore and herein authorized, to be available until expended, $430,000.
INCREASE OF THE NAVY; ARMOR AND ARMAMENT: Toward the armor and armament for vessels heretofore and herein authorized, to be available until expended, $11,724,192.
Total increase of the Navy heretofore and herein authorized, to be available until expended, $35,325,695.
That no part of any sum herein appropriated shall be expended for the purchase of structural steel, shíp plates, armor, armament, or machinery from any persons, firms, or corporations who have combined or conspired to monopolize the interstate or foreign commerce or trade of the United States, or the commerce or trade between the States and any Territory or the District of Columbia, in any of the articles aforesaid, and no purchase of structural steel, ship plates, or machinery shall be made at a price in excess of a reasonable profit above the actual cost of manufacture. But this limitation shall in no caso apply to any existing contract.
That no part of any sum herein appropriated under" Increase of the Navy,” shall be used for the payment of any clerical, drafting, inspection, or messenger servico, or for the pay of any of the other classified force under the various bureaus of the Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia.
That no part of any sum appropriated by this Act shall be used for any expense of the Navy Department at Washington, District of Columbia, unless specific authority is given by law for such expanditure.
Approved, March 4, 1913.