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Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely :

RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN.

Relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, and shipwrecked American seamen in the Territory of Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, and the Philippine Islands, $20,000.

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EXPOSITION IN CITY OF PANAMA.

That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept an invitation extended by the Government of Panama to the Government of the United States to participate in an exposition to be held in the city of Panama; and the sum of $25,000 be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable suitable participation in said exposition by this country, for an appropriate exhibit of the arts, industries, manufactures, products of the soil, mines, and waters of the United States, and, as far as practicable, of the functions of the General Government, and an exhibit of such other articles as the President may direct, including an exhibit relating to the Panama Canal.

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An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year

nineteen hundred and fifteen and for prior years, 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 are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen and for prior years, and for other purposes, namely:

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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, $45,000: Provided, That the subsistence of the said patients, except commissioned officers and acting dental surgeons, shall be paid to said hospitals out of the appropriations for subsistence of the Army at the rates provided therein for commutation of rations for enlisted patients in general hospitals: Provided further, That of this sum $2,000 shall be available to pay the canal for similar services rendered during the month of June, nineteen hundred and fourteen.

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SEC. 5. That the executive departments and other Government establishments and all branches of the public service may hereafter exchange typewriters, adding machines, and other similar labor saving devices in part payment for new machines used for the same purpose as those proposed to be exchanged. There shall be submitted to Congress, on the first day of the session following the close of each fiscal year, a report showing, as to each exchange hereunder, the make of the article, the period of its use, the allowance therefor, and the article, make thereof, and price, including exchange value, paid or to be paid for each article procured through such exchange.

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An Act To provide for recognizing the services of certain officers of the Army, Navy, and Public Health Service for their services in connection with the construction of the Panama Canal, to extend to certain of such officers the thanks of Congress, 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 thanks of Congress are hereby extended to the following oflicers of the Army and Navy of the United States who, as members of the late Isthmian Canal Commission, have rendered distinguished service in constructing the Panama Canal, to wit: Colonel George W. Goethals, chairman and chief engineer; Brigadier General William C. Gorgas, sanitary expert; Colonel H. F. Hodges, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Sibert, and Commander H. H. Rousseau.

SEC. 2. That the President is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to advance in rank Colonel George W. Goethals to the grade of major general of the line, United States Army ; Brigadier General William C. Gorgas to the rank of major general in the Medical Department, United States Army ; Colonel H. F. Hodges and Lieutenant Colonel William L. Sibert to the grade of brigadier general of the line, United States Army; and Commander H. H. Rousseau to the grade of rear admiral of the lower Nine, United States Navy.

Sec. 3. That such officers of the Army and Navy as were detailed for duty with the Isthmian Canal Commission on the Isthmus of Panama for more than three years, and who shall not have been advanced in rank by any other provision of this bill, shall be advanced one grade in rank upon retirement: Provided, That any officer of the Army or Navy now on the retired list with similar service shall be immediately advanced one grade in rank on the retired list of the Army or Navy.

SEC. 4. That the President is further authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint such oflicers of the Public Health Service as were detailed for duty with the Isthmia Canal Commission on the Isthmus of Panama for more than three years to the grade next above that at present held by such officers.

SEC. 5. That the numbers in such grades provided for in sections two and four of this Act, except where vacancies occurring in any grade by the provisions of this Act can be filled by such officers in a lower grade as are entitled to the benefits of this Act, shall be temporarily increased during the time such ofìices may be held: Provided, That the officer who may be advanced and appointed major general in the Medical Department, United States Army, shall thereupon become the head of such department, and the operation of so much of section twenty-six of the Act of February second, nineteen hundred and one, as limits the term of office of the head of the Medical Department, United States Army, shall be suspended during the incumbency of the head of the department who may be appointed under this Act: Provided, That whenever the head of the Medical Department appointed under the provisions of this Act shall become separated from the active list of the Army, by retirement or otherwise, the extra office or grade to which he shall have been so advanced or appointed shall cease and determine, and thereafter the rank of the head of the Medical Department, United States Army, shall be that of a brigadier general : Provided further, That nothing in this Act shall operate to interfere with or retard the promotion to which any officer would be entitled under existing law: And provided further, That the officers advanced to higher grades under this Act shall be junior to the officers who now rank them under existing law when these officers have reached the same grade.

SEC. 6. That at any time after the passage of this Act any officer of the Army or Navy to be benefited by the provisions of this Act may, on his own application, be retired by the President at seventy-five per centum of the pay of the rank upon which he is retired.

Approved, March 4, 1915. [38 Stat., 1190, 1191.]

An Act Making appropriations to supply further urgent deficiencies in appropriations for

the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and prior years, 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 are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply further

urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and prior years, and for other purposes, namely:

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

FOREIGN INTERCOURSE.

Payment to Panama : To enable the Secretary of State to pay to the Government of Panama the fourth annual payment, due on February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, from the Government of the United States to the Government of Panama under article fourteen of the treaty of November eighteen, nineteen hundred and three, $250,000.

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

Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 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. 4. That no part of any money appropriated by this or any other Act shall be used during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and seventeen 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 fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen ; 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 s'hools of the District of Columbia or of the Indian Service, the lowest of which special prices paid for typewriting machines shall not be exceeded in future purchases for such schools: Providing, That in construing this section the Commissioner of Patents shall advise the Comptroller of the Treasury as to whether the changes in any typewriter are of such structural character as to constitute a new machine not within the limitations of this section.

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SEC. 6. That unless otherwise specially authorized by law no money appropriated by this or any other Act shall be available for payment to any person receiving more than one salary when the combined amount of said salaries exceeds the sum of $2,000 per annum, but this shall not apply to retired officers of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps whenever they may be appointed or elected to public office or whenever the President shall appoint them to office by and with the advice and consent of the Senate or to officers and enlisted men of the Organized Militia and Naval Militia in the several States, Territories, and the District of Columbia.

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An Act For making further and more effectual provision for the national defense, 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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Provided further, That the word Territory as used in this Act and in all laws relating to the land militia and National Guard shall include and apply to Hawaii, Alaska, Porto Rico, and the Canal Zone, and the militia of the Canal

Zone shall be organized under such rules and regulations, not in conflict with the provisions of this Act, as the President may prescribe.

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

ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in ('ongress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and serenteen, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

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PAYMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF PANAMA: To enable the Secretary of State to pay to the Government of Panama the fifth annual payment due on February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, from the Government of the United States to the Government of Panama under article fourteen of the treaty of November eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, $250,000.

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Relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, and in the Panama Canal Zone, and shipwrecked American seamen in the Territory of Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, and the Philippine Islands, $40,000.

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Approved, July 1, 1916. [39 Stat., 259, 262. ]

An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 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 are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, namely:

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Disposition of remains of officers, soldiers, civilian employees, and so forth : For interment, or of preparation and transportation to their homes or to such national cemeteries as may be designated by proper authority, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, of the remains of officers, including acting assistant surgeons and enlisted men of the Army active list; interment, or of preparation and transportation to their homes, of the remains of civil employees of the Army in the employ of the War Department who die abroad, in Alaska, in the Canal Zone, or on Army transports, or who die while on duty in the field or at military posts within the limits of the United States; interment of military prisoners who die at military posts; removal of remains from abandoned posts to permanent military posts or national cemeteries, including the remains of Federal

soldiers, sailors, or marines, interred in fields or abandoned private and city cemeteries; and in any case where the expenses of burial or shipment of the remains of officers or enlisted men of the Army who die on the active list are borne by individuals, where such expenses would have been lawful claims against the Government, reimbursement to such individuals may be made of the amount allowed by the Government for such services out of this sum, but no reimbursement shall be made of such expenses incurred prior to July first, nineteen hundred and ten, $57,500.

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Field expenses: For surveys and necessary resurveys of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, including the coasts of outlying islands under the jurisdiction of the United States: Provided, That not more than $25,000 of this amount shall be expended on the coasts of said outlying islands, and the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, $90,000;

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For every expenditure requisite for and incident to the construction, maintenance and operation, sanitation, and civil government of the Panama Canal and Canal Zone, including the following: Compensation of all officials and employees; foreign and domestic newspapers and periodicals; law books not exceeding $500, text books and books of reference; printing and binding, including printing of annual report, rents and personal services in the District of Columbia ; purchase or exchange of typewriting, adding, and other machines; purchase or exchange, maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles; claims for damages to vessels passing 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, includ. ing $1,000 additional compensation to the Auditor for the War Department for extra services in auditing accounts for the Panama Canal; equipping of colliers

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