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the property of the United States, and to be accounted for in the manner now prescribed by law, the Secretary of War is hereby authorized, under such regulations as he may prescribe, on the requisitions of the governors of the several States and Territories, or the commanding general of the militia of the District of Columbia, to issue the said armament and equipment to the organized militia ; and the sum of two million dollars is hereby appropriated and made immediately available until expended for the procurement and issue of the articles constituting the same.

Act March 2, 1903, c. 975, 32 Stat. 911.

These are provisos annexed to an appropriation for ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies, in the Army appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904, cited above.

The issue of arms and equipments for all the organized militia, without charging the cost thereof against the allotment out of the annual appropriation provided by Rev. St. 8 1061, Comp. St. 1901, p. 1131, such arms, etc., to remain the property of the United States, is authorized by Act Jan. 21, 1903, c. 196, § 13, set forth above.

TITLE XVII.

ARMS, ARMORIES,

ARMORIES, AND ARSENALS [AND ORDNANCE AND FOR

TIFICATIONS.]

Sec. 1667.
Distribution of arms to States, etc.

The issue of arms and equipments for the organized militia, to remain the property of the United States, is provided for by Act Jan. 21, 1903, c. 196, § 13, and an appropriation for furnishing the necessary articles is made by a provision of Act March 2, 1903, c. 975, set forth ante, under Title XVI, “The Militia."

[BOARD OF ORDNANCE AND FORTIFICATION.)

ACT SEPT. 22, 1888, c. 1028, $$ 1, 6.
Board of Ordnance and Fortification; composition; powers and duties.

Duties prescribed by statute for the Commanding General of the Army as a member of the Board of Ordnance and Fortification are to be performed by the Chief of Staff or other officer designated by the President, by a provision of Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 553, § 4, set forth ante, under

Title xiv, "The Army,” c. 1. Investigations and tests by Board; limit of expenditures; guns and materials to be of American production.

The fortifications appropriation acts for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1903, and June 30, 1901, require all materials purchased under their provisions to be of American manufacture, except in cases where, in the judgment of the Secretary of War, it will be to the manifest interest of the United States to purchase such materials in limited quantities abroad, when they shall be admitted free of duty. Act June 6, 1902, C, 1033, 32 Stat. 310. Act March 3, 1903, c. 1000, 32 Stat. 1027.

[ORDNANCE MATERIALS, STORES, AND SUPPLIES.)

ACT MARCH 1, 1901, c. 677.
[Superseded in part. Act March 3, 1903, C. 1000.]

The provision of this act, limiting the price of steel for guns and mortars, set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1147, is repeated in the same language in the similar appropriation act for the year next following, Act June 6, 1902, c. 1033, 32 Stat. 307. It is again repeated, with a clause excepting nickel steel, in Act March 3, 1903, c. 1000, as set forth below, which supersedes all previous provisions.

Right to use invention involved in construction of guns, etc., to be determined before constructing or testing same.

The further provision of this act, set forth in Comp. St. 1901, pp. 1147, 1148, is also repeated in the same language in the similar appropriation acts for the two years next following, Act June 6, 1902, c. 1033, 32 Stat, 310, and Act March 3, 1903, c. 1000, 32 Stat. 1027.

ACT MARCH 2, 1901, c. 803.
[Superseded. Act June 30, 1902, c. 1328.]

The provision of this act that appropriations for the Ordnance Department should not be used in payment of freight charges on ordnance, etc., set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1148, is repeated, with the insertion of the word “hereafter," in the similar appropriation act for the year next following, Act June 30, 1902, c. 1328, as set forth below, which supersedes all previous provisions.

ACT JUNE 30, 1902, c. 1328. * *

That hereafter no part of the appropriations made for the Ordnance Department shall be used in payment of freight charges on ordnance or ordnance stores issued by said Department.

Act June 30, 1902, c. 1328, 32 Stat. 520.

This is a proviso annexed to the appropriation, under the heading “OrdDance Department," for manufacture, etc., of arms, in the Army appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, cited above. It re-enacts similar provisos in previous appropriation acts, with the word “hereafter” inserted, making the provision permanent in its operation.

ACT MARCH 3, 1903, c. 1000.
Maximum contract price of steel for guns and mortars.

That no contract for oil-tempered and annealed steel for high-power coast-defense guns and mortars shall be made at a price exceeding twenty-one cents per pound except for nickel steel:

Act March 3, 1903, c. 1000, 32 Stat. 1025. This is a proviso annexed to the fortifications appropriation act of March 3, 1903, c. 1000, cited above. It re-enacts similar provisos in previous appropriation acts, with the addition of the clause excepting nickel steel.

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TITLE XVIII.

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR

OFFICERS.

CHAPTER ONE.

Diplomatic Officers.

Sec. 1675. [As amended 1875.]
Salaries.

The diplomatic and consular appropriation acts for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1903, and June 30, 1904, provide for various diplomatic officers and salaries, differing, in some instances, from those provided for by the similar act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, which are given in the notes under this section in Comp. St. 1901, pp. 1151, 1152. The appropriations for diplomatic officers for the year ending June 30, 1904, are as follows:

“SCHEDULE A.

"Salaries of Ambassadors and Ministers. “Ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to France, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, and Russia, at seventeen thousand five hundred dollars each, eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars;

"Ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Italy and AustriaHungary, at twelve thousand dollars each, twenty-four thousand dollars;

"Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to Brazil, China, Japan, Cuba, and Spain, at twelve thousand dollars each, sixty thousand dollars;

"Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to the Argentine Republic, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, Peru, Turkey, and Venezuela, at ten thousand dollars each, eighty thousand dollars;

“Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Salvador, ten thousand dollars;

"Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Guatemala and Honduras, ten thousand dollars;

"Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to Denmark, Paraguay and Uruguay, Portugal, Sweden and Norway, and Switzerland, at seven thousand five hundred dollars each, thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars;

“Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Roumania, Servia, and Greece, and diplomatic agent in Bulgaria, six thousand five bundred dollars;

“Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Bolivia, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

“Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Ecuador, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

"Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Haiti, to be acSUPP. '03-10

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credited also as chargé d'affaires to Santo Domingo, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

“Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Korea, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

“Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Siam, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

"Minister resident and consul-general to Persia, seven thousand five hundred dollars;

“Minister resident and consul-general to Liberia, four thousand dollars; “Agent and consul-general at Cairo, five thousand dollars;

“Chargés d'affaires ad interim and diplomatic officers abroad, thirty thousand dollars; "Total, three hundred and ninety-nine thousand five hundred dollars."

"Salaries of Secretaries of Embassies and Legations. “Secretaries of embassies to Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Russia, at two thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars each, eighteen thousand three hundred and seventyfive dollars;

“Secretaries of legations to China and Japan, at two thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars each, five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars;

“Secretary of legation to Cuba, two thousand dollars;

“Secretary of legation and consul-general to Colombia, two thousand dollars;

"Secretary of legation to Siam and consul-general at Bangkok, one thousand eight hundred dollars;

“Secretary of legation and consul-general to Stockholm, one thousand five hundred dollars;

"Secretary of legation to Guatemala and Honduras, one thousand eight hundred dollars;

"Secretary of legation to Roumania, Servia, and Greece, with residence at Athens, one thousand eight hundred dollars;

“Secretaries of legations to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Salvador, and to Chile, one thousand eight hundred dollars each, three thousand sis hundred dollars;

“Secretaries of legations to Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg, Turkey, Spain, and Brazil, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each, nine thousand dollars;

“Secretaries of legations to Argentine Republic, Venezuela, and Peru, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each, and Liberia, Switzerland, and Korea (who shall be consul-general to Seoul), at one thousand fire hundred dollars each, nine thousand nine hundred dollars;

"Second secretaries of embassies to Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Russia, at two thousand dollars each, fourteen thousand dollars;

“Second secretaries of legations to Japan and China, who shall be American students of the language of the court and country to which they are appointed, respectively, and shall be allowed and required, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to devote their time to the acquisition of such language, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars;

"Second secretary of legation to Turkey, who shall be an American student of the language of Turkey, and shall be allowed and required, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to devote his time to the acquisition of such language, one thousand six hundred dollars;

"Second secretary of legation to Cuba, one thousand five hundred dollars;

“Third secretaries of embassies to Great Britain, France, Mexico, and Germany, at one thousand two bundred dollars each, four thousand eight hundred dollars;

“Total, eighty-two thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars."

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