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ing through the locks of the Panama Canal, as authorized by the Panama Canal Act; claims for losses of or damages to property arising from the conduct of authorized business operations; claims for damages caused to owners of private lands or private property of any kind by reason of the grants contained in the treaty between the United States and the Republic of Panama, proclaimed February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and four, or by reason of the operations of the United States, its agents or employees, or by reason of the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and protection of the said canal or of the work of sanitation and protection therein provided for, whether such claims are compromised by agreement between the claimants and the Governor of the Panama Canal or allowed by a joint land commission; acquisition of land and land under water, as authorized in the Panama Canal Act; expenses incurred in assembling, assorting, storing, repairing, and selling material, machinery, and equipment heretofore or hereafter purchased or acquired for the construction of the Panama Canal which are unserviceable or no longer needed, to be reimbursed from the proceeds of such sales ; expenses incident to conducting hearings and examining estimates for appropriations on the Isthmus; expenses incident to any emergency arising because of calamity by flood, fire, pestilence, or like character not foreseen or otherwise provided for herein ; per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence when prescribed by the Governor of the Panama Canal, to persons engaged in field work or traveling on official business, pursuant to section thirteen of the sundry civil appropriation Act approved August first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and for such other expenses not in the United States as the Governor of the Panama Canal may deem necessary to best promote the construction, maintenance, and operation, sanitation, and civil government of the Panama Canal, all to be expended under the direction of the Governor of the Panama Canal and accounted for as follows:

For continuing the construction and equipment of the Panama Canal, including $1,000 additional compensation to the Auditor for the War Department for extra services in auditing accounts for the Panama Canal, and not exceeding $40,000 for establishing two lights on the Pacific coast, necessary as aids to navigation near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, one at Bona Island and one at Cape Mala, said lights to be established and maintained as a part of the lighting system of the Panama Canal, $10,500,000;

For maintenance and operation of the Panama Canal, salary of the Governor, $10,000; purchase, inspection, delivery, handling, and storing of material, supplies, and equipment for issue to all departments of the Panama Canal, the Panama Railroad, other branches of the United States Government, and for authorized sales, $5,200,000, together with all moneys arising from the conduct of business operations authorized by the Panama Canal Act;

For sanitation, quarantine, hospitals, and medical aid and support of the insane and of lepers, and aid and support of indigent persons legally within the Canal Zone, including expenses of their deportation when practicable, $700,000;

For civil government of the Panama Canal and Canal Zone, salaries of district judge, $6,000, district attorney, $5,000, marshal, $5,000, and for gratuities and necessary clothing for indigent discharged prisoners, $540,000 ;

In all, $16,940,000, the same to be immediately available and to continue available until expended : Provided, That all expenditures from the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the construction of the Panama Canal, including any portion of such appropriations which may be used for the construction of dry docks, repair shops, yards, docks, wharves, warehouses, storehouses, and other necessary facilities and appurtenances, for the purpose of providing coal and other materials, labor, repairs, and supplies, for the construction of office buildings and quarters, and other necessary buildings, exclusive of fortifications and colliers, and exclusive of the amount used for operating and maintaining the canal, and exclusive of the amount expended for sanitation and civil government after January first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, may be paid from or reimbursed to the Treasury of the United States out of the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized in section eight of the said Act approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and section thirtynine of the tariff Act approved August fifth, nineteen hundred and nine.

Except in cases of emergency, or conditions arising subsequent to and unforeseen at the time of submitting the annual estimates to Congress, and except for those employed in connection with the construction of permanent quarters, offices, and other necessary buildings, dry docks, repair shops, yards, docks,

wharves, warehouses, storehouses, and other necessary facilities and appurtenances for the purpose of providing coal and other materials, labor, repairs, and supplies, and except for the permanent operating organization under which the compensation of the various positions is limited by section four of the Panama Canal Act, there shall not be employed at any time during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen under any of the foregoing appropriations for the Panama Canal, any greater number of persons than are specified in the notes submitted respectively in connection with the estimates for each of said appropriations in the annual Book of Estimates for said year, nor shall there be paid to any such person during that fiscal year any greater rate of compensation than was authorized to be paid to persons occupying the same or like positions on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and fourteen; and all employments made or compensation increased because of emergencies or conditions so arising shall be specifically set forth, with the reasons therefor, by the governor in his report for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen.

In addition to the foregoing sums there is appropriated, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen, for expenditure and reinvestment under the several heads of appropriation aforesaid without being covered into the Treasury of the United States, all moneys received by the Panama Canal from services rendered or materials and supplies furnished to the United States, the Panama Railroad Company, the Canal Zone government, or to their employees, respectively, or to the Panama Government; from hotel and hospital supplies and services; from rentals, wharfage, and like services; from labor, materials, and supplies and other services furnished to vessels other than those passing through the canal, and to others unable to obtain the same elsewhere; from the sale of scrap and other by-products of manufacturing and shop operations; from the sale of obsolete and unserviceable material, supplies, and equipment purchased or acquired for the operation, maintenance, protection, sanitation, and government of the canal and Canal Zone; and any net profits accruing from such business to the Panama Canal shall annually be covered into the Treasury of the United States.

In addition there is appropriated for the operation, maintenance, and extension of waterworks, sewers, and pavements in the cities of Panama and Colon, during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen, the necessary portions of such sums as shall be paid as water rentals or directly by the Government of Panama for such expenses.

FORTIFICATIONS, PANAMA CANAL.

For fortifications and armament thereof for the Panama Canal, to be immediately available and to continue available until expended, namely:

Electric light and power plants: For the purchase and installation of electric light and power plants for the seacoast fortifications on the Canal Zone, $3,081.

Searchlights: For the purchase and installation of searchlights for the seacoast fortifications on the Canal Zone, $79,666.

Clearings and trails : For maintenance of clearings and trails, $45,000.

For protection, preservation, and repair of the fortifications of the Panama Canal, including structures erected for torpedo defense, and for maintaining channels for access to torpedo wharves, $15,000.

For maintenance and repair of searchlights and electric light and power equipment for the fortifications of the Panama Canal, and for tools, electrical and other supplies, and appliances to be used in their operation, $7,500.

For reserve equipment for the fortifications of the Panama Canal, $50,000.

Where the expenses of persons engaged in field work or traveling on official business are chargeable to appropriations herein for fortifications or other works of defense for the Panama Canal, a per diem may be allowed in lieu of subsistence, pursuant to section thirteen of the sundry civil appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen.

For the purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition for seacoast and land defense cannon, including the necessary experiments in connection therewith, and the machinery necessary for its manufacture at the arsenals, $733,000 :

Provided, That if, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, it should be to the best interests of the United States, not to exceed $50,000 of the foregoing appropriation may be expended for the erection of a building at the Watertown Arsenal for the installation of machinery to be used in the manufacture of projectiles.

For the alteration, maintenance, and installatien of the seacoast artillery, ulicluding the purchase and manufacture of machinery, tools, and materials necessary for the work, and expenses of civilian mechanics, and extra-duty pay of enlisted men engaged thereon, $30,000.

For alteration, maintenance, and repair of submarine mine matériel, $2,500 ;

Fire control: For the construction of fire-control stations and the purchase and installation of accessories therefor, $383.301.30;

For continuing the construction on the Panama Canal Zone of barracks, quarters, storehouses, and other buildings necessary for accommodating the mobile army and Coast Artillery troops to be stationed there, including water, sewer, and lighting systems, roads, walks, and so forth, and for repairing and remodeling existing buildings to render them suitable for sheltering troops, $1,290,000;

In all, specifically for fortifications and armament thereof for the Panama Canal, $2,639,048.30.

SEC. 2. No part of the money appropriated by this Act shall be used for payment of salaries or expenses of the Joint Land Commission, established under article fifteen of the treaty between the United States and the Republic of Panama, in adjudicating or settling any claim originating under any lease or contract fo occupancy, made by th Panama Railroad Company in the Canal Zone, or for the payment of any awards made by said commission on account of any such claims.

SEC. 3. That in prescribing regulations under the provisions of section five of the sundry civil Act of August first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, the Presi. dent shall provide that in lieu of furnishing to the auditor individual detail collection vouchers, not provided for in said regulations, two competent persons, one from the office of the Auditor for the War Department, designated by the auditor, and one from the office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, designated by the comptroller, shall be sent semiannually, at such time as may be designated by the comptroller, to the Canal Zone to examine the accounts and vouchers and verify the submitted schedules of collections and report in triplicate to the Auditor for the War Department, the Comptroller of the Treasury, and the auditor of the Panama Canal; and such persons shall make such other examination into the accounts of the Panama Canal as may be directed by the comptroller, and for all such purposes they shall have access to all records and papers pertaining thereto. Such examination and inspection shall be made for the period covered by the persons designated as soon as practicable, and the report of such persons shall be promptly filed. Such persons shall be furnished their transportation going and returning, including meals, and be paid a per diem of $4 from the day of sailing from the United States until return thereto, both days inclusive, in lieu of subsistence on the Isthmus and all other expenses, out of such appropriation for the Panama Canal as may be designated by the governor.

SEC. 4. That appropriations herein for printing and binding shall not be used for any annual report or the accompanying documents unless the copy therefor is furnished to the Public Printer in the following manner: Copies of the documents accompanying such annual reports on or before the fifteenth day of October of each year; copies of the annual reports on or before the fifteenth day of November of each year; and complete revised proofs of the accompanying documents and the annual reports on the tenth and twentieth days of November of each year, respectively. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the annual reports of the Smithsonian Institution, the Commissioner of Patents, or the Comptroller of the Currency.

SEC. 5. That no part of any money appropriated by this Act shall be used during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen for the purchase of any typewriting machine at a price in excess of the lowest price paid by the Government of the United States for the same make and substantially the same model of machine during the period of the fiscal years nineteen hundred and thirteen and nineteen hundred and fourteen; such price shall include the value of any typewriting machine or machines given in exchange, but shall not apply to special prices granted on typewriting machines used in schools of the District of Columbia or of the Indian Service.

SEC. 6. That all sums appropriated by this Act for salaries of officers and employees of the Government shall be in full for such salaries for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen, and all laws or parts of laws to the extent they are in conflict with the provisions of this Act are repealed. Approved, March 3, 1915. [38 Stat., 836, 843, 883.)

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An Act To authorize aids to navigation and other works in the Lighthouse Service, and

for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Commerce is hereby authorized to establish, provide, or improve the following aids to navigation and other works in the Lighthouse Service, under the Department of Commerce, iu accordance with the respective limits of costs hereinafter respectively set forth, which shall in no case be exceeded.

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Two lights on the Pacific coast, necessary as aids to navigation near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, at a total cost not exceeding $48,000; one of them at Punta Mala, the other at Bona Island.

And for the construction of these two aids the Secretary of Commerce may, by satisfactory arrangement with the Governor of the Panama Canal, have them constructed and maintained through the Panama Canal force.

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An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June

thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the paval service of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes :

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That the appropriation of $400,000 for erection on the Isthmus of Panama of barracks, quarters, and other buildings for accommodation of marines, contained in the Act of March fourth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby reappropriated, and $200,000 thereof made available for the erection of marine barracks at Mare Island, California and $200,000 thereof made available for the erection of marine barracks at Norfolk, Virginia.

BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING.

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High-power radio stations: Toward the purchase and preparation of necessary sites, purchase and erection of towers and buildings, and the purchase and installation of machinery and apparatus of high-power radio stations (cost not to exceed $1,500,000), to be located as follows: One in the Isthmian Canal Zone, one on the California coast, one in the Hawaiian Islands, one in American Samoa, one on the island of Guam, and one in the Philippine Islands, $400,000, to be available until expended.

Approved, March 3, 1915. [38 Stat., 937, 946.]

An Act For the relief of F. W. Theodore Schroeter.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to F. W. Theodore Schroeter, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,397.66, to compensate him for injuries received while in the employ of the Government of the United States on the Panama Canal September twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and seven: Provided, That in case of the death of the claimant, pay. ment of such claim shall be made to the legal representatives.

Approved, March 3, 1915. [38 Stat., 1545.]

An Act For the relief of L. V. Thomas.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to L. V. Thomas the sum of $1,680, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, for personal injuries received while working on the Panama Canal in the employ of the Panama Canal Commission as a carpenter.

Approved, March 3, 1915. [38 Stat., 1546.]

An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the

Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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SEC. 5. That hereafter subscriptions to periodicals, which have been certified in writing by the respective heads of the executive departments or other Government establishments to be required for official use, may be paid in advance from appropriations available therefor.

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An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending

June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

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Provided further, That on and after October first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, no officer or enlisted man of the Army shall, except upon his own request, be required to serve in a single tour of duty for more than two years in the Philippine Islands, nor more than three years in the Panama Canal Zone, except in case of insurrection or of actual or threatened hostilities:

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HOSPITAL CARE, CANAL ZONE GARRISONS: For paying the Panama Canal such reasonable charges, exclusive of subsistence, as may be approved by the Secretary of War for caring in its hospitals for officers, enlisted men, military prisoners, and civilian employees of the Army admitted thereto upon the request of proper military authority: Provided, That the subsistence of the said patients, except commissioned officers and acting dental surgeons, shall be paid to said hospitals out of the appropriation for subsistence of the Army at the rates provided therein for commutation of rations for enlisted patients in general hospitals, $45,000.

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Approved, March 4, 1915. [38 Stat., 1078, 1080.]

An Act Making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the Diplomatic and

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