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482 FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. Il. Ch. 168. 1893. carry rations or any kind, to enlisted men selected to contest for places or prizes in the department, division, and army rifle competitions Amount. while traveling to and from places of contest; in all, one million seven hundred thousand dollars, to be expendedunder the direction of the Secretary of War; and not more than one hundred and ten thousand Civilian employees. dollars thereof shall be applied to the payment of civilian employees of the Subsistence Department. p£’m“L`l.‘1Y'”““Y“"“°° QUAm·EnMAsrEn’s nnrxnrmnm. R¤z¤1¤•¤m»1i¤•. Regular supplies: For the regular supplies of the Quartermastens Department, consisting of stoves and heating apparatus and repair and maintenance of the same, for heating offices, hospitals, and barracks and quarters- of ranges and stoves and appliances for cooking and serving food, of, fuel and lights for enlisted men, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and offices, and for sale to officers; for the equipments of bakehouses to carry on post bakeries; for the necessary furniture, textbooks, paper, and equipments for the post schools and libraries; for the tableware and mess furniture for kitchens and mess halls, each and all for the enlisted men of the Army; of forage in kind for the horses, mules, and oxen of the Quartermastens Department at the several posts and stations and with the armies in the tield, including its care and protection; for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, and such companies of infantry, members of the Hospital Corps, and scouts as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers’ horses, including bedding for the animals- of straw for soldiers’ bedding; and of stationery, including blank books, for the Qu s Department, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the Pay and Quartermaster’s departments, and for printing A,.,,,,,,.; division and department orders and reports, two million five hundred mm". and twenty-five thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this ap- Pr1¤¤¤:· propriation shall be expended on printing unless the same shall be done by contract, aRer due notice and competition, except in such cases as the emergency will not admit of the giving notice for competition: P°'°"“°°· Provided further, That after advertisement all the supplies for the use of the various departments and posts ·f the Army shall be purchased where the same can be purchased the cheapest, quality and cost of transportation considered. 1Nc1DEN’1‘A1. EXPENSES. I¤¤i<1¤¤w~zp¤¤•¤¤· For postage; cost of telegrams on official business received and sent by omcers of the Army; extra pay to soldiers employed on extra duty imder the direction of the Quartermaster’s Department in the erection of barracks, quarters,band storehouses in the construction of roads, and other constant la or, for periods of not less than ten days, and as clerks for post quartermasters at military posts; for expenses of expresses to and from the frontier posts and armies in the field, of escorts to paymasters and other disbnrsing otilcers, and to trains, where military escorts can not be furnished; expenses of the interment of officers killed in action or who die when on duty in the iield or at military posts or on the frontiers or when traveling under orders, and of noncommissioned officers and soldiers; authorized office furniture; hire of laborers in the Quartermastens Department, including the hire of in. terpreters, spies, or guides for the Army; compensation of clerks and other employees to the officers of the Quartermastens Department; for the apprehension, securing, and delivering of deserters and the ex penses incident to their pursuit; and for the following expenditures required for the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of light artillery, and such companies of infantry, members of the Hospital Corps, and scouts as may be mounted, and for the trains, to wit, hire of of veterinary surgeons, purchase of medicine for horses and mules,