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offices at the various cities, including clerks, furniture, fuel, stationery, and incidental expenses; newspapers and advertising; foreign postage; telegraphing, foreign and domestic; telephones; copying; care of library; mail and express wagons, and livery and express fees; costs of suits; commissions, warrants, diplomas, and discharges; relief of vessels in distress, and pilotage; recovery of valuables from shipwrecks; quarantine expenses; care and transportation of the dead; for putting in order and preserving the grave of Paul Hamilton, a former Secretary of the Navy, the expenditure there for not to exceed one hundred dollars; reports, professional investigation, cost of special instruction, and information abroad, and the collection and classification thereof; and all other emergencies and extraordinary expenses, arising at home or abroad, but impossible to be anticipated or classified, exclusive of personal services in the Navy Department or any of its subordinate bureaus or offices at Washington, District of Columbia, one hundred thousand dollars.


For foreign and local pilotage and towage of ships of war; services and materials in correcting compasses on board ship, and for adjusting and testing compasses on shore; nautical and astronomical instruments, nautical books, maps, charts, and sailing directions, and repairs of nautical instruments for ships of war; books for libraries for ships of war; naval signals and apparatus, namely, signal-lights, lanterns, rockets, running-lights, drawings, and engravings for signal-books; compass-fittings, including binnacles, tripods, and other appendages of ships' compasses; logs and other appliances for measuring the ship's ways, and leads and other appliances for sounding; lanterns and lamps, and their appendages, for general use on board ship, including those for the cabin, ward-room, and steerage, for the holds and spirit-room, for decks and quartermasters' use; bunting and other materials for flags, and making and repairing flags of all kinds; oil for ships of war, other than that used for the engineer department; candles when used as a substitute for oil in binnacles and running-lights; for chimneys and wicks; and soap used in navigation department.; stationery for commanders and navigators of vessels of war, and for use of courts-martial; musical instruments and music for vessels of war; steering-signals and indicators, and for speaking-tubes and gongs for signal communication on board vessels of war; and for introducing electric lights on board vessels of war, not exceeding five thousand dollars; in all, one hundred thousand dollars.

For special ocean surveys and the publication thereof, ten thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of the Bureau of Navigation, namely: For freight and transportation of navigation materials; postage and telegraphing on public business; advertising for proposals; packing-boxes and materials; and all other contingent expenses, four thousand dollars.

For the civil establishment at navy-yards and stations, five thousand dollars.


For procuring, producing, and preserving ordnance material; for the armament of ships, and for fuel, tools, materials and labor to be used in the general work of the Ordnance Department for these purposes, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. And any balance of the appropriation made for commencing the manufacture of steel rifled breech-loading guns, with carriages and ammunition, that may be unexpended during the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, is hereby re-appropriated and made available for continuing that service during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four.

For necessary repairs to ordnance buildings, magazines, gun parks, boats, lighters, wharves, machinery, and other objects of the like character, including breakwaters at the magazine, Ellis

Island, New York, and the erection of a shell-filling house at the Bellevue magazine, Washington, fifteen thousand dollars.

That the President of the United States is hereby authorized and requested to select from the Army and Navy six officers, who shall constitute a board for the purpose of examining and reporting to Congress which of the navy-yards or arsenals, owned by the government has the best location and is best adapted for the establishment of a government foundry, or what other method, if any, should be adopted for the manufacture of heavy ordnance adapted to modern warfare, for the use of the Army and Navy of the United States, the cost of all buildings, tools, and implements necessary to be used in the manufacture thereof, including the cost of a steam-hammer or apparatus of sufficient size for the manufacture of the heaviest guns; and that the President is further requested to report to Congress the finding of said board at as early a date as possible: Provided, That no extra compensation shall be paid the officers serving on the board hereby created.

For miscellaneous items, namely: For freight to foreign and home stations, advertising and auctioneers' fees, cartage and express charges, repairs to fire-engines, gas and water pipes, gas and water tax at magazines, toll, ferriage, foreign postage, and telegrams, three thousand dollars.

For the civil establishment at navy-yards and stations, five thousand dollars.

For the torpedo corps, namely: For labor, material, and freight and express charges; general repairs to grounds, buildings, and wharves; boats' instruction, instruments, tools, experiments, and general torpedo outfits, fifty thousand dollars.


For the purchase and manufacture, after full investigation and test in the United States under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, of torpedoes adapted to naval warfare, or of the right to manufacture the same and for the fixtures and machinery necessary for operating the same, one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of said money shall be expended for the purchase or manufacture of any torpedo or of the right to manufacture the same until the same shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Navy, after a favorable report to be made to him by a board of naval officers to be created by him to examine and test said torpedoes and inventions.


For equipment of vessels: For coal for steamers' and ships' use, including expenses of transportation, storage, and handling; hemp, wire, hides, and other materials for the manufacture of rope and cordage; iron for manufacture of cables, anchors, galleys, and chains; canvas for the manufacture of sails, awnings, bags, and hammocks; heating apparatus for receiving-ships; and for the purchase of all other articles of equipment at home and abroad, and for the payment of labor in equipping vessels and manufacture of equipment articles in the several navy-yards, eight hundred thousand dollars; and the Secretary of the Navy is authorized and empowered, within his discretion, to constitute and introduce, as a portion of the equipment of the Navy, the life saving dress adopted and approved by the Life Saving Service of the United States.

For expenses of recruiting: For expenses of recruiting, rent of rendezvous, and expenses of maintaining the same, advertising for men and boys, and all other expenses attending the recruiting for the naval service, and for the transportation of enlisted men and boys, at home and abroad, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses equipment and recruiting: For extra expenses of training-ships, freight and transportation of equipment stores, printing, advertising, telegraphing, books and models, postage, car-tickets, ferriage, ice, apprehension of deserters and stragglers, assistance to vessels in distress, continuous-service certificates and good-conduct badges for enlisted men, school books for training-ships, extra medals for boys, and emergencies arising under cognizance of Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting unforeseen and impossible to classify, ten thousand dollars.

For the civil establishment at navy-yards and stations, nine thousand dollars.


For general maintenance of yards and docks, namely: For freight and transportation of materials and stores, books, models, maps, and drawings; purchase and repair of fire-engines; machinery, repairs on steam fire engines, and attendance on the same; purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and driving teams, carts, and timber-wheels, and all vehicles for use in the navy-yards, and tools and repairs of the same; dredging; postage on letters and other mailable matter on public service and telegrams; furniture for government houses and offices in the navy-yards; coal and other fuel; candles, oil, and gas; cleaning and clearing up yards, and care of public buildings; attendance on fires; lights; fire engines and apparatus; for clerical and incidental labor at navy-yards; water-tax, and for toll and ferriages; rent of officers' quarters at League Island; pay of the watchmen in the navyyards; and for awning and packing-boxes and advertising, two hundred and sixty-four thousand dollars, of which sum sixty-four thousand dollars shall be immediately available.

For contingent expenses that may arise at navy-yards and stations, twenty thousand dollars.

For the civil establishment at navy-yards and stations, twenty-four thousand dollars.


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For support of the medical department: For surgeons' necessaries for vessels in commission, navy-yards, naval stations, Marine Corps, and Coast Survey, forty thousand dollars.

For the naval-hospital fund, namely: For maintenance of the naval hospitals at the various navy-yards and stations, thirty thousand dollars. And if the Secretary of the Navy shall not be able to maintain properly the whole number of naval hospitals now kept open on the amounts hereby appropriated for the maintenance of and civil establishment at naval hospitals, he shall close those which are least necessary to the service, and provide for the patients now cared for therein at such other naval hospitals as may be most convenient.

For contingent expenses of the bureau: For freight on medical stores; transportation of insane patients to the government hospital; advertising; telegraphing; purchase of books; expenses attending the medical board of examiners; rent of rooms for naval dispensary, hygienic and sanitary investigation and illustration; purchase and repair of wagons and harness; purchase and feed of horses and cows; trees, garden tools, and seeds, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For necessary repairs of naval laboratory, naval hospitals, and appendages, including roads, wharves, out-houses, sidewalks, fences, gardens, farms, and cemeteries, fifteen thousand dollars.

For the maintenance of the civil establishment at the several naval hospitals, navy-yards, naval laboratory, and Naval Academy, twenty thousand dollars.


For provisions for the seamen and marines; commuted rations for officers, seamen, and marines; expenses of the handling and transportation of provisions; of inspections and storehouses; purchase of water for ships for cooking and drinking purposes, and for provisions and commutation of rations for seven hundred and fifty boys, one million one hundred thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses: For freight on shipments (except provisions), candles, fuel; books and blanks; stationery; advertising and commissions on sales; furniture for inspection and pay-offices in navyyards; foreign postage, telegrams, and express charges; toll, ferriages, and car-tickets; yeomans stores, iron sa fes, ice, newspapers, and incidental expenses absolutely necessary, forty thousand dollars.

For civil establishment, six thousand dollars.


For preservation and completion of vessels on the stocks and in ordinary; purchase of materials and stores of all kinds; labor in navyyards and on foreign stations; preservation of materials; purchase of tools; wear, tear, and repair of vessels afloat, and for general care, increase, and protection of the Navy in the line of construction and repair, and incidental expenses, namely, advertising and foreign postage, one million one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repairs of any wooden ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by a competent board of naval officers, shall exceed twenty per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same size and like material: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the Secretary of the Navy of the authority to order repairs of ships damaged in foreign waters or on the high seas, so far as may be necessary to bring them home.

For the civil establishment, twenty thousand dollars.


For repairs, completion, and preservation of machinery and boilers, including steam steerers, steam capstans, steam windlasses, and so forth, in vessels on the stocks and in ordinary; purchase and preservation of all materials and stores; purchase, fitting, and repair of machinery and tools in the navy-yards and stations; wear, tear, and repair of machinery and boilers of naval vessels; incidental expenses, such as foreign postages, telegrams, advertising, freight, photographing, books, stationery, and instruments, one million dollars: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be applied to the repair of engines and machinery of wooden ships where the estimated costs of such repair shall exceed twenty per centum of the estimated cost of new engines and machinery of the same character and power, but nothing herein contained shall prevent the repair or building of boilers for wooden ships, the hulls of which can be fully repaired for twenty per centum of the estimated cost of a new ship of the same size and material.

For contingencies, such as instruments and materials for draughting-room, one thousand dollars.

For the civil establishment, ten thousand dollars.


To be applied by the Secretary of the Navy under the appropriate bureaus: For engines and machinery for the double-turreted' ironclads, in accordance with the recommendations of the Naval Advisory Board, one million dollars.

The execution of no contract shall be entered upon for the completion of the engines and machinery of either of these vessels until the terms thereof shall be approved by said Board, who shall approve only contracts which may be to the best advantages of the government, and fair and reasonable, according to the lowest market price for similar work. And the Secretary of the Navy shall take possession of the double-turreted iron-clads, and if he thinks best, remove the same to the government navy-yards; and he shall ascertain the amounts which ought to be paid to the contractors severally for the use and occupation of their yards with said ships, and for the care thereof, and report the same, with all the facts connected therewith, to Congress.

For the construction of the steel cruiser of not less than four thousand three hundred tons displacement now specially authorized by law, two steel cruisers of not more than three thousand nor less than

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