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ovens, and cooking-stoves; life-rafts; heating apparatus for receivingships; and for the payment of labor in equipping vessels, and manu. facture of articles in the several navy-yards, one million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For contingent expenses of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, Contingent exnamely: For expenses of recruiting, freight, and transportation of penses. stores, transportation of enlisted men, printing, advertising, telegraph. ing, books and models, stationery, express charges, internal alterations, fixtures, and appliances, in equipment buildings at navy-yards, foreign postage, car tickets, ferriage, and ice, apprehension of deserters, assistance to vessels in distress, and good conduct badges for enlisted men, seventy-five thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS.
Bureau of Yards
and Docks. For general maintenance of yards and docks, namely: For general General exexpenses of the Bureau of Yards and Docks: Freight and transportation penses. of materials and stores; printing, stationery, and advertising, including: the commandant's office; books, models, maps, and drawing; purchase and repair of fire-engines; machinery, and patent-rights to use the same; repairs on steam-engines, and attendance on the same; purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and driving teams, carts, and timber. wheels for use in the navy-yards, and tools and repairs of the same; post. age and telegrams; furniture sor Government houses and offices in the navy-yards; coal and other suel; candles, oil, and gas; cleaning and clearing up yards, and care of public buildings; attendance on fires ; lights; fire-engines and apparatus; incidental labor at navy-yards; watertax, and for toll and ferriages; pay of the watchmen in the navy-yards; and for awnings and packing-boxes, seven bundred and sixty thousand
For contingent expenses that may arise at navy-yards and stations, Contingent exforty thousand dollars.
penses. At the Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : For superin- Naval Asylum. tendent, six hundred dollars; steward, four hundred and eighty dollars; matron, three hundred and sixty dollars; cook, two hundred and forty dollars; assistant cook, one hundred and sixty-eight dollars ; chief laundress, one hundred and ninety-two dollars; three laundresses, at one hundred and sixty-eight dollars each ; eight scrubbers and waiters, at one hundred and sixty-eight dollars each ; six laborers, at two hundred and forty dollars each; stable-keeper and driver, three hundred and sixty dollars; master-at-arms, four hundred and eighty dollars; corpo. ral, three hundred dollars; barber, three hundred and sixty dollars; carpenter, eight hundred and forty-five dollars; furnaces, grates, and ranges, three hundred dollars; water-rent and gas, one thousand eight hundred dollars; increase of library and car tickets, two hundred and fifty dollars; furniture, and repairing of the same, one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; cemetery and burial expenses, two hundred dollars; repairs and preservation, one thousand dollars; and for support of beneficiaries, forty thousand dollars; in all, fifty-two thousand nine hundred and seventy-three dollars; which sum shall be paid out of the income from To be paid out the naval-pension fund.
of income from naval-pension
fund. BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Bureau of Medi
cine and Surgery. For support of the medical department for surgeons' necessaries for Surgeons' necesvessels in commission, navy-yards, naval stations, Marine Corps, and saries. Coast Survey, thirty thousand dollars.
For necessary repairs of naval laboratory, hospitals, and appendages, Repairs. including roads, wharves, outhouses, steam-heating apparatus, sidewalks, fences, gardens, and farms, twenty thousand dollars.
For the civil establishment at the several naval hospitals and naval Civil establishlaboratory, thirty-five thousand dollars.
ment at naval bospitals, &c.
Contingent ex- For contingent expenses of the Bureau, freight on medical stores, penses.
transportation of insane patients to the Government hospital, advertising, telegraphing, purchase of books, expenses attending the naval medical board of examiners, purchase and repair of wagons, barness, purchase and feed of horses, cows, trees, garden-tools, and seeds, twenty-five thousand dollars.
Bureau of Pro
BUREAU OF PROVISIONS AND CLOTHING. visions and Clothing. Provisions.
For provisions for the officers, seamen, and marines, one million two
hundred and forty-four thousand dollars. Purchase of
For purchase of water for ships, thirty-five thousand dollars. water. Contingent ex
For contingent expenses: For freight and transportation to foreign penses.
and home stations; candles, suel; interior alterations and fixtures in inspection buildings; tools, and repairing same at eight inspections; special watchmen in eight inspections; books and blanks; stationery; telegrams; advertising; postage and express-charges; tolls, ferriages, and car tickets; ice; and incidental labor not chargeable to other ap. propriations, fifty thousand dollars.
Bureau of Con
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR. struction and Repair.
For preservation of vessels on the stocks and in ordinary ; purchase vessels, stores, and of materials and stores of all kinds; labor in pavy-yards and on foreign materials; p u r- stations; preservation of materials; purchase of tools; wear, tear, and cbase of tools, &c. repair of vessels atloat, and for general care and protection of the Nary
in the line of construction and repair ; incidental expenses, namely, advertising and foreign postages, three million three hundred thousand
dollars. Protection of For salaries of sub-agents and watchmen and iniscellaneous expenses timber lands,
incurred in the protection of timber lands, five thousand dollars.
Bureau of Steam
BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING. Engineering
Repairs, &c., of For repairs and preservation of boilers and machinery on paral ves. machinery.
sels; and for fitting, repair, and preservation of yard machinery and tools; and for labor in navy yards and stations not before included; and for incidental expenses; and for purchase and preservation of oils, coal, iron, and all materials and stores; and for completing and erecting on board vessels compound engines with boilers, one million eight hundred thousand dollars.
NAVAL ACADEMY. Pay of professors, For pay of professors and others: For two professors (heads of depart. assistants, teachers, &c.
ments,) namely, one of drawing, and one of English studies, bistory and law, two thousand five hundred dollars each ; three professors, namely, one of mathematics, (assistant,) one of chemistry, and one of French, at two thousand two hundred dollars each; twelve assistant professors, pamely, four of French, one of Spanish, three of English studies, bistory and law, one of mathematics, one of astronomy, and two of drawing, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each ; sword-master, at one thousand five hundred dollars, and two assistants, at ove thousand dollars each ; boxing.master and gymnast, at one thousand two hundred dollars; and assistant librarian, at one thousand four hundred dollars ; three clerks to superintendent, at one thousand two hundred dollars, one thousand dollars, and eight hundred dollars, respectively; one clerk to commandant of midshipmen, one thousand dollars; one clerk to paymaster, one thousand dollars; one apothecary, seven hundred and fifty dollars; one commissary, two hundred and eighty-eight dollars; one cook, three hundred and twenty-five dollars and fifty cents; one messenger to superintendent, six hundred dollars; one armorer, five hundred and
twenty-vine dollars and fifty cents; one gunner's mate, four hundred and sixty-pine dollars and fifty cents, and one quarter-gunner, four hundred and pipe dollars and fifty cents; one cockswain, four hundred and sixty-pine dollars and fifty cents; three seamen in the department of seamanship, at three hundred and forty-nine dollars and fifty cents each ; one band-master, five hundred and twenty-eight dollars; eighteen first-class musicians, at three hundred and forty-eight dollars each ; seven second class musicians, at three hundred dollars each; two drummers and one fifer, (first-class,) at three hundred and forty-eight dollars each; in all, fifty-eight thousand eigbt hundred and twenty-six dollars.
Pay of watchmen and others: Captain of the watch, at two dollars Pay of watchand fifty cents per day, nine hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents; me four watchmen, at two dollars and twenty-five cents per day, three thousand two hundred and eighty-five dollars ; foreman of the gas and steam-heating works, at five dollars per diem, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars; ten attendants at gas and steamheating works of academy, and at school-ships, one at three dollars and fifty cents, one at three dollars, and eight at two dollars and fifty cents per day each, nine thousand six hundred and seventy-two dollars; three joiners, two painters, and two masons, at three dollars and fifty cents per day each, eight thousand nine hundred and forty-two dollars and tifty cents; one tinner, one gas-fitter, and one blacksmith, at three dollars and fifty cents per day each, three thousand eight hundred and tbirty-two dollars and fifty cents; in all, twenty-eight thousand tour hundred and sixty-vine dollars and fifty cents.
Pay of mechanics and others: One mechanic at workshop, at two dol- Pay of mechanlars and twenty-five cents per diem, eight hundred and twenty-one dol. 10
ontone dolics and others. lars and twenty-five cents; one master-laborer, to keep public grounds in order, at two dollars and twenty-eight cents per diem, eight hundred and thirty-two dollars and twenty cents; fourteen laborers to assist in same, three at two dollars per diem each and eleven at one dollar and seventy-five cents per diem each, nine thousand two hundred and sixteen dollars and twenty-five cents; one laborer to superintend quarters of cadet-midshipmen, public grounds, and so forth, at two dollars and twenty-eight cents per diem, eight hundred and thirty-two dollars and twenty cents; four attendants at recitation rooms, library, chapel, and offices, at twenty dollars per month each, pine hundred and sixty dol. lars; twenty servants to keep in order and attend to quarters of cadetmidshipmen, public buildings, and so forth, at twenty dollars per month each, four thousand eight bundred dollars; in all, seventeen thousand four hundred and sixty-ove dollars and pinety cents.
For pay of employees in the department of steain-enginery, for machin. . Pay of employees ists, boiler-makers, and others, eight thousand seven hundred and sixty st
ist, in departmeut of
Y stean-enginery. dollars.
For necessary repairs of public buildings, parements, wharves, and Repairs. walls enclosing the grounds of the Naval Academy, for improvements and furniture and fixtures, fourteen thousand dollars.
For fuel, and for heating and lighting the academy and school-ships, Fuel, light. fteen toousand dollars. For general maintenance, forty-one thousand hundred dollars.
tenance. MARINE CORPS.
Marine Corps. For pay of officers of the Marine Corps, and for pay of non-commis. Pay of officers, sioned officers, musicians, and others of the corps, three hundred and &c. nineteen thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars. For the civil force of the Marine Corps, ten thousand dollars.
Civil force. For pay of one thousand five hundred privates, and no more, two pay of privates. hundred and seventy thousand dollars. For provisions, one hundred thousand dollars.
Provisions. For clothing, one hundred thonsand dollars.
For fuel, thirty thousand eight hundred and fifty-six dollars. Military stores. For military stores, namely: For® pay of mechanics, repair of arms,
purchase of accoutrements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other
instruments, nine thousand dollars. Transportation For transportation of troops, and for expenses of recruiting, five thouof troops.
saud dollars. Transportation For transportation of officers traveling without troops, five thousand of officers.
dollars. Barracks and For repairs of barracks, and rent of offices where there are no public rent of offices. buildings, ten thousand dollars. Forage.
For forage for public horses and horses belonging to field and staff
officers, fire thousand dollars. Clothing not For payment of discharged soldiers for clothing not drawn, twenty drawn.
thousand dollars. Hire of quarters. For bire of quarters for officers where there are no public quarters,
sixteen thousand dollars. Contingent ex For contingencies, namely: Freight; ferriage; toll; cartage; whart
age; purchase and repair of boats; labor; burial of deceased marines; stationery ; telegraphing; apprehension of deserters; oil, candles, gas; repairs of gas and water fixtures; water rent; barrack furniture; furniture for officers' quarters; bed sacks; wrapping paper; oil cloth ; crash; rope; twine; spades; shovels; axes; picks; carpenters' tools; repairs to fire engines; purchase and repair of engine hose; purchase of lumber for benches, mess tables, bunks; repairs to public carryall; purchase and repair of barness; purchase and repair of band carts and wheel barrows; scavengering; purchase and repair of galleys, cooking stoves, ranges, stoves where there are no grates; gravel for parade grounds; repair of pumps; brushes; brooms; buckets; paving; and for other purposes, twenty thousand dollars.
Approved, January 18, 1875.
Jan. 19, 1875.
CHAP. 19.- An act to remove the limitation restricting the circulation of banking
associations issuing notes payable in gold.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United R. S., 5185, p.1009, States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of section five repealed in part. thousand one hundred and eighty-five of the Revised Statutes of the
Limit to circula- United States as limits the circulation of banking-associations, organized tion of gold banks for the purpose of issuing notes payable in gold, severally to one million removed.
dollars, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and each of such existing banking.associations may increase its circulating-notes, and new bankingassociations may be organized, in accordance with existing law, without respect to such limitation.
Approved, January 19, 1875.
Jan. 19, 1875.
CHAP. 20.-An act donating condemned cannon to the City of Massillon, Ohio, for
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Condemned can- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, balls donated to
n and he hereby is, authorized to deliver, if the same can be done without Massillon, Ohio detriment to the Government, four condemned iron cannon and sixteen and Post 139, Grand cannon balls to each of the following pamed organizations for the purArmy of Republic, pose of ornamenting the burial grounds of deceased soldiers : To the at Somerville, Mass. City of Massillon, Ohio; To Post No 139, Grand Army of the Republic,
at Somerville, Massachusetts.
Approved, January 19, 1875.
Jan. 22, 1875.
CHAP. 22.-An act declaratory of the act entitled "An act to amend the customs
revenue laws, and to repeal moieties," approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Tbat nothing in the nineteenth Construing. section of the act entitled “An act to amend the customs-revenue laws, 1874, c. 391, 8. 19;
ante, p. 190. and to repeal moieties," approved June twenty-second, eighteen hun. dred and seventy-four, shall be construed to affect any authority, power, or right which might theretofore have been law fully exercised by any court, judge, or district attorney of the United States to obtain the testimony of an accomplice in any crime against, or fraud upon the Testimony of accustoms-revenue laws, on any trial or proceeding for a fine, penalty, or complices to frauds forfeiture under said laws, by a discontinuance or dismissal, or by an
in on customs-reve
nue laws. engagement to discontinue or dismiss any proceedings against such ac. complice.
Approved, January 22, 1875.
Jan. 22, 1875.
CHAP. 23.-An act to provide for compensating the officers of the Government in
observing the Transit of Venus.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the regular compensations Compensations, and allowances, to all officers of the Government in the parties engaged &c., of officers enin observing the Transit of Venus, shall be paid from the appropriations &
n gaged in observing
. transit of Venus; for the support of the branches of public service to which the said offi- bow paid. cers are severally attached.
Approved, January 22, 1875.
CHAP. 25.-An act to enable the Commissioner of Agriculture to make a specialJan. 25, 1875.
distribution of seeds.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That tbe sum of thirty thousand Appropriation. dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the Commissioner of Agriculture to make a special distribution of seeds to the portions of Distribution of the country which have suffered from grasshopper-ravages during the
ces during the seeds for sufferers
by grasshoppers. past summer.
Approved, January 25, 1875.
Jan. 28, 1875.
CHAP. 26.-Au act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to grant
a patent for certain land in the Territory of Arizona.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of the Patent of town of General Land Office be, and he is hereby, authorized to include, under Yuma to include the patent for the town-site of the town of Yuma, county of Yuma,
no county of 'Vumo certain lands. and Territory of Arizona, that part of the Fort Yuma military reservation (not exceeding ten acres of land in all,) restored to the public domain under the act of Congress entitled “An act authorizing the 1874.6.415 : ante. Secretary of War to relinquish and turn over to the Interior Depart. p. 201. ment such parts of certain reservations in the Territory of Arizona as may be no longer required for military purposes," approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
Approved, January 28, 1875.