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250 FIFTY—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 206. 1892. by the United States, to accommodate them, four thousand five hundred dollars; For hire of quarters for seven enlisted men employed as clerks and messengers in commandant’s, adjutant and inspector’s, paymaster’s, and quartermastefs offices, Washington District of Columbia, and as sistant quartermaster’s offices, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at twenty- one dollarspermonth each, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four dollars; For hire of quarters for three enlisted men employed as above, at ten t dollars each per month, three hundred and sixty dollars; In all, six thousand six hundred and twenty-four dollars; °°¤°¤¤°°°· Conrrivemmz, Mamma Cours: For freight, ferriage, tolls, cartage, · funeral expenses of marines, stationery, telegraphing, rent of telephones, purchase and repair of typewriters, apprehension of stragglers and deserters, per diem of enlisted men employed on constant labor for a period not less than ten days, repair of gas and water iixtures, office and barracks furniture, mess utensils for enlisted men, such as bowls, plates, spoons, knives, forks, packing boxes wrapping paper, oilcloth, crash, rope, twine, camphor and carbolized paper, carpenters tools, tools for police purposes, iron safes, purchase and repair of public wagons, purchaise and repair of harness, purchase of public horses, services of veterinary surgeons and medicine for public horses, purchase and repair of hose, repair of tire extinguishers, purchase of fire hand grenades, purchase and repair of carts and wheelbarrows, purchase and repair of cooking stoves, ranges, stoves, and furnaces where there are no grates, purchase of ice, towles and soap for offices, postage stamps for foreign postage, purchase of book , newspapers and periodicals, improving parade grounds, repair of pumps and wharves, laying drain and water pipes, water, introducing gas, and for gas, gas oil, and maintenance of electric lights, traw for bedding, mattresses, mattress covers, pillows, wire bunk bottoms for enlisted men at the various posts, furniture for Government houses and repair of same, and for all emergencies and extraordinary expenses arising at home and abroad, but impossible to anticipate or classify; in all, twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. mgmegm ¤•*·l Iurmmurroiur. NAVAL nmwmaxzvous AND nnvmw: Toward the Vol.%,p.b3. expenses of the international naval rendezvous and review, as provided in section eight of the act creating the Worlds Columbian Exposition, including pay and drill of seamen temporarily enlisted and used for said review in addition to the re rlar number of enlisted men and in- °f¥gS;<:{)¤_·j{_—i¤¤¤f¤¤·¢ cluding the construction by the Stcretary of the Navy of reproductions ` in Spain of two of the caravels, the Pinta and the Nina, which composed the Beet of Columbus on his voyage of discovery, to be taken after the review to Chicago as a part of the Government exhibit, fifty thousand dollars. Increaeeoftl1eNavy. INCREASE OF THE NAVY. That for the purpose of further increasing the Naval Establishment of the United States, the President is hereby authorized to have con- 0,,.,.,,.,.,,.,.;c,-..;,,,_ structed, by contract, one armored cruiser of about eight thousand tons displacement of the general type of armored cruiser numbered two cm. (New York), to cost, exclusive of armament, not more than three million five hundred thousand dollars. excluding any premium that may be paid for increased speed and the cost of armament. The contract for the construction of said cruiser shall contain provisions to the enect that the contractor guarantees that when competed and tested for Minimum spew. speed, under conditions to be prescribed by the Navy Department, it shall exhibit a speed of at least twenty knots per hour; and for every quarter knot of speed so exhibited above said guaranteed speed the contractor shall receive a premium over and above the contract price mlircmium and pen- of fifty thousand dollars; and for every quarter knot that such vessel °" fails of reaching said guaranteed speed there shall be deducted from