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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 9.

Washington, March 19, 1898. The following act of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:

An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and piuety-nine.

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, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine:

PAY OF OFFICERS OF THE LINE.

For pay of officers of the line, two million eight hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars.

For pay of officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seven hundred and ninety thousand dollars.

PAY OF ENLISTED MEN.

For pay proper of enlisted men of all grades, four million two hundred and ninety thousand dollars.

Additional pay for length of service, including Hospital Corps, six hundred and seventy-one thousand one hundred and seventy-two dollars.

HOSPITAL CORPS.

For Hospital Corps, one hundred and ninety-seven thousand four hundred dollars.

For clerks and messengers at the headquarters of the Army and at the several department headquarters; at the recruiting headquarters and rendezvous; at the Military Academy at West Point; at the Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Virginia; at the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and at the Cavalry and Light Artillery School at Fort Riley, Kansas, not exceeding ninety clerks, at one thousand dollars each; twenty-five clerks, at one thousand one hundred dollars each; ten clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, and forty-five messengers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one hundred and sixty-one thousand nine hundred dollars.

And said clerks and messengers shall be employed and apportioned to the several headquarters, stations, and inspection districts by the Secretary of War.

FOR PAY OF THE GENERAL STAFF.

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Adjutant General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, sixty-one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Inspector-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seven thousand and fifty dollars;

In all thirty thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS: For pay of officers in the Corps of Engineers, as now authorized and provided by law, two hundred and thirty-nine thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seventy-one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, three hundred and eleven thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Ordnance Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and twenty-six thousand dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, thirty-seven thousand eight hundred dollars;

In all, one hundred and sixty-three thousand eight hundred dollars.

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Quartermaster's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, forty-two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, one hundred and eighty thousand six hundred and fifty dollars.

SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Subsistence Department, as now authorized and provided by law, sixty-nine thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, twenty thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, ninety thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Medical Department, as now authorized and provided by law, three. hundred and eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, one hundred and sixteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, five hundred and three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

PAY DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Pay Department, as now authorized and provided by law, seventy-one thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, twenty-one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars ;

In all, ninety-two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

JUDGE - ADVOCATE - GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Judge-Advocate-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-seven thousand dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, eight thousand one hundred dollars ;

In all, thirty-five thousand one hundred dollars.

SIGNAL CORPS: For pay of the officers of the Signal Corps, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-four thousand six hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seven thousand three hundred and eighty dollars;

In all, thirty-one thousand nine hundred and eighty dollars.

RECORD AND PENSION OFFICE: For pay of officer of the Record and Pension Office, as now authorized and provided by law, three thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officer for length of service, to be paid with his current monthly pay, one thousand dollars;

In all, four thousand five hundred dollars.

RETIRED OFFICERS.

For pay of officers on the retired list, and for officers who may be placed thereon during the current year, one million two hundred thousand dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, three hundred and seventy thousand dollars;

In all, one million five hundred and seventy thousand dollars.

RETIRED ENLISTED MEN. For pay of the enlisted men of the Army on the retired list, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

MISCELLANEOUS. For pay of not exceeding one hundred hospital matrons, twelve thousand dollars;

For pay of four senior veterinary surgeons, ten junior veterinary surgeons, thirteen thousand eight hundred dollars;

In all, twenty-five thousand eight hundred dollars.

For pay of thirty-five paymasters' clerks, at one thousand four hundred dollars each, forty-nine thousand dollars;

notexceeding thirty paymasters' messengers, ten thousand dollars; traveling expenses of paymasters' clerks and expert accountant of the Inspector-General's Department, two thousand five hundred dollars; in all, sixty-one thousand dollars.

For compensation of reporters and witnesses attending upon courts-martial and courts of inquiry, five thousand dollars.

Additional pay to officer in charge of public buildings and grounds at Washington, District of Columbia, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For commutation of quarters to commissioned officers on duty, without troops, at stations where there are no public quarters, two hundred thousand dollars.

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For travel allowance to enlisted men on discharge, one hundred and eighty thousand dollars; retained and detained pay to enlisted men on discharge, twenty thousand dollars; clothing not drawn due to enlisted men on discharge, four hundred thousand dollars; and interest on deposits of enlisted men, eighty-five thousand dollars; in all, six hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars.

For pay of a clerk attendant on the collection and classification of military information, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For pay of expert accountant for the Inspector-General's Department, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For mileage to officers when authorized by law, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars: Provided, That the maximum sum to be allowed and paid to any officer of the Army shall be seven cents per mile, distances to be computed over the shortest usually traveled routes: Provided further, That when any officer so traveling shall travel in whole or in part on any railroad on which the troops and supplies of the United States are entitled to be transported free of charge, or over any of the bond-aided Pacific railroads, or over the railroad of any railroad company which is entitled to receive only fifty per centum of the compensation earned by such company for transportation services rendered to the United States, he shall be furnished with a transportation request by the Quartermaster's Department for such travel; and the cost of the transportation so furnished shall be a charge against the officer's mileage account for such travel, to be deducted by the Paymaster who pays the account, at rates paid by the general public for travel over such roads : Provided further, That officers who, by reason of the decision of the accounting officers of the Treasury, have been compelled to pay from their own means one-half of the cost of their travel fare over railroads known as fifty per centum railroads, shall be reimbursed the same by the Pay Department, and paymasters against whom disallowances have been made by the accounting officers of the Treasury under such decision shall have the amount so disallowed passed to their credit.

For traveling expenses and commutation of quarters for civilian physicians employed by the Surgeon-General, five hundred dollars.

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