United States Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1908 - United States

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Page 445 - OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR. CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF VESSELS: For preservation and completion of vessels on the stocks and in ordinary; purchase of materials and stores of all kinds; steam steerers, pneumatic steerers, steam capstans, steam windlasses, and all other auxiliaries; labor in navy-yards and on foreign stations; purchase of machinery and tools for use in shops; carrying on work of experimental model tank...
Page 267 - That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repair of any wooden ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by a competent board of naval officers, shall exceed ten per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same size and like material...
Page 157 - ... compasses; logs and other appliances for measuring the ship's way, and leads and other appliances for sounding; lanterns and lamps, and their appendages, for general use on board ship. for illuminating purposes, and oil and candles used in connection therewith ; bunting and other materials for making and repairing flags of all kinds...
Page 392 - 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 by contract...
Page 169 - Corps and has been or may hereafter be honorably discharged, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States upon his petition without any previous declaration of his intention to become such...
Page 560 - ... 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 construction of any of said vessels...
Page 524 - ... clerks, and mates, naval constructors, and assistant naval constructors, $510,000; and also members of Xurse Corps (female), $1,000; for hire 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...
Page 318 - Act approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An Act to reorganize and increase the efficiency of the personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States...
Page 559 - An Act to increase the naval establishment," as to materials for said vessels, their engines, boilers, and machinery, the contracts under which they are built...
Page 181 - ... and commuted rations stopped on account of sick in hospital and credited to the naval hospital fund, subsistence of officers and men unavoidably detained or absent from vessels to which attached under orders (during which subsistence rations to be stopped on board ship and no credit for commutation therefor to be given), and fresh water for drinking and cooking purposes, one million two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars; labor in general storehouses and paymasters...

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