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including all necessary expenses for preparing, correcting, extending, printing, binding, and issuing charts and bulletins, and of investigating lake levels with a view to their regulation, $125,000.

California Débris Commission: For defraying the expenses of the commission in carrying on the work authorized by the act approved March 1, 1893, $15,000.

Harbor of New York: For the prevention of obstructive and injurious deposits within the harbor and adjacent waters of New York City :

For pay of inspectors, deputy inspectors, and office force, and expenses of office, $10,260;

For pay of crews and maintenance of patrol fleet, six steam tugs and one launch, $90,000; In all, $100,260.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

Artificial limbs: For furnishing artificial limbs and apparatus, or commutation therefor, and necessary transportation, $50,000.

Appliances for disabled soldiers: For furnishing surgical appliances to persons disabled in the military or naval service of the United States prior to October 6, 1917, and not entitled to artificial limbs or trusses for the same disabilities, $1,000.

Trusses for disabled soldiers : For trusses for persons entitled thereto under section 1176, Revised Statutes of the United States, and the act amendatory thereof approved March 3, 1879, $1,500.

For an additional amount for repairs to and improvements of the heating, lighting, and power plant of the Providence Hospital, and for each and every purpose connected therewith, $2,000, to be expended under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds and to be paid one-half out of the Treasury of the United States and one-half out of the revenues of the District of Columbia,

NATIONAL HOME FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS.

For support of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, as follows:

Central Branch, Dayton, Ohio: Current expenses : For pay of officers and noncommissioned officers of the home, with such exceptions as are hereinafter noted, and their clerks, weigh

13 masters, and orderlies; chaplains, religious instruction, and entertainment for the members of the home, printers, bookbinders, librarians, musicians, telegraph and telephone operators, guards, janitors, watchmen, fire company, and property and materials purchased for their use, including repairs not done by the home; articles of amusement, library books, magazines, papers, pictures, and musical instruments, and repairs not done by the home; stationery, advertising, legal advice, payments due heirs of deceased members: Provided, That all receipts on account of the effects of deceased members during the fiscal year shall also be available for such payments; and for such other expenditures as can not properly be included under other heads of expenditures, $60,000;

Subsistence: For pay of commissary sergeants, commissary clerks, porters, laborers, bakers, cooks, dishwashers, waiters, and others employed in the subsistence department; food supplies, except articles of special diet for the sick, purchased for the subsistence of the members of the home and civilian employees regularly employed and residing at the branch, their freight, preparation, and serving; aprons, caps, and jackets for kitchen and dining-room employees; tobacco; dining-room and kitchen furniture and utensils, bakers' and butchers' tools and appliances, and their repair not done by the home, $320,000;

Household: For furniture for officers' quarters; bedsteads, bedding, bedding material, and all other articles required in the quarters of the members, and of civilian employees permanently employed and residing at the branch, and their repair, if not repaired by the home; fuel, including fuel for cooking, heat, and light; engineers and firemen, bathhouse keepers, janitors, laundry employees, and for all labor, materials, and appliances required for household use, and repairs, if not repaired by the home, $160,000;

Hospital: For pay of assistant surgeons, matrons, druggists, hospital clerks and stewards, ward masters, murses, cooks, waiters, readers, drivers, funeral escort, janitors, and for such other services as may be necessary for the care of the sick; burial of the dead; surgical instruments and appliances, medical books, medicine, liquors, fruits, and other necessaries for the sick not purchased under subsistence; bedsteads, bedding, and bedding materials, and all other special articles necessary for

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the wards; hospital furniture, including special articles and appliances for hospital kitchen and dining room; carriage, hearse, stretchers, coffins; and for all repairs to hospital furniture and appliances not done by the home, $90,000;

Transportation: For transportation of members of the home, $750;

Repairs: For pay of chief engineer, builders, blacksmiths, car. penters, painters, gas fitters, electrical workers, plumbers, tinsmiths, steam fitters, stone and brick masons, and laborers, and for all appliances and materials used under this head; and repairs of roads and other improvements of a permanent character, $70,000: Provided, That no part of the appropriation for repairs for any of the branch homes shall be used for the construction of any new building;

Farm: For pay of farmer, chief gardener, harness makers, farm hands, gardeners, horseshoers, stablemen, teamsters, dairymen, herders, and laborers; tools, appliances, and materials required for farm, garden, and dairy work; grain, and grain products, hay, straw, fertilizers, seed, carriages, wagons, carts, and other conveyances; animals purchased for stock or work (including animals in the park); gasoline; materials, tools, and labor for flower garden, lawn, park, and cemetery; and construction of roads and walks, and repairs not done by the home, $26,000;

In all, $726,750.

Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $45,000;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $170,000;

For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $107,000;

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $45,000;

For transportation of members of the home, $500 ;

For repairs, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $37,500;

For farm, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $8,000;

In all, $413,000.

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Eastern Branch, Togus, Maine: For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $41,000;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $115,000;

For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $100,000;

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $40,000;

For transportation of members of the home, $800;

For repairs, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $33,500;

For farm, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $16,000;

In all, $346,300.

Southern Branch, Hampton, Virginia : For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $45,000 ;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $210,000;

For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $90,000;

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $43,000;

For transportation of members of the home, $1,000;

For repairs, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $43,000;

For farm, ineluding the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $9,000;

In all, $441,000.

Western Branch, Leavenworth, Kansas: For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $48,000;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $230,000;

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $128,000; | For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $60,000;

For transportation of members of the home, $1,000;

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For farm, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $17,000;

In all, $542,000.

Pacific Branch, Santa Monica, California : For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $47,000 ;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $290,000;

For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $110,000;

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $68,000;

For transportation of members of the home, $2,500;

For repairs, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $44,000;

For farm, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $17,000;

In all, $578,500.

Marion Branch, Marion, Indiana : For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $43,000;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $156,000;

For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $72,000;

For hospital, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $40,500;

For transportation of members of the home, $300;

For repairs, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $38,000;

For farm, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $15,000;

In all, $364,800.

Danville Branch, Danville, Illinois: For current expenses, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $45,000;

For subsistence, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $190,000;

For household, including the same objects specified under this head for the Central Branch, $104,000;

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