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Second. For incidental expenses, including rents, cable and telegraph service, supplies, stationery and printing, and actual necessary traveling expenses in the United States (including rent of offices in the District of Columbia not exceeding $7,500, textbooks and books of reference, $1,000, and additional compensation to the Auditor for the War Department for extra services in auditing accounts for the Panama Canal, $1,000), $62,000;
Third. For pay of the Governor of the Panama Canal and officers and employees on the Isthmus, other than skilled and unskilled labor, including civil engineers, superintendents, instrumentmen, transit men, levelmen, rodmen, draftsmen, timekeepers, mechanical and electrical engineers, quartermasters, clerks, accountants, stenographers, storekeepers, messengers, office boys, foremen and subforemen, wagon masters, watchmen, and stewards, including those temporarily detailed for duty away from the Isthmus, in the departments of construction and engineering, quartermaster's, subsistence, disbursements and examination of accounts, and for those employed in connection with the preservation of plans, drawings, and other records, $2,414,000.
Fourth. For skilled and unskilled labor on the Isthmus, including engineers, conductors, firemen, brakemen, electricians, teamsters, cranesmen, machinists, blacksmiths, and other artisans, and their helpers; janitors, sailors, cooks, waiters, and dairymen, for the departments of construction and engineering, quartermaster's, subsistence, disbursements and examination of accounts, $7,000,000;
Fifth. For the purchase and delivery of material, supplies, and equipment, including cost of inspecting material and of paying traveling expenses incident thereto, whether on the Isthmus or elsewhere; purchase, maintenance, and repair of motor cars, fire-fighting apparatus, towing locomotives, and other motor-propelled vehicles, and such other expenses not in the United States as the governor deems necessary to best promote the construction of the Panama Canal, and such expenses as are incurred in assembling, sorting, storing, repairing, and selling material, supplies, and equipment heretofore or hereafter purchased or acquired for the construction of the Panama Canal, which are unserviceable or no longer needed, including the amount necessary to continue the construction of the two colliers provided for under the act approved June twenty-third, nineteen hundred and thirteen, subject to the limit of cost therein fixed, and including the payment of damages caused to the 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 works of sanitation and protection therein provided for, whether compromised by agreement between the claimant and the chairman of the commission or allowed by a joint commission, and the payment for land and land under water as authorized in section three of the Panama Canal Act, for the departments of construction and engineering, quartermaster's, subsistence, disbursements, and examination of accounts, and including also payment to the Wheeling Mold and Foundry Company, of Wheeling, West Virginia, of the sum of $9,076.21, to carry into effect an equitable settlement with that company which could not be made by reason of the ruling of the Comptroller of the Treasury, this sum having been deducted as liquidated damages on the various contracts and being in excess of the actual damages to the commission, $9,000,000;
Sixth. For miscellaneous expenditures, cable and telegraph service, stationery and printing, local railway transportation, special trains, including pay-train service; transportation of currency to the Isthmus, recruiting and transporting laborers, transporting employees from the United States, repatriating laborers and employees, actual necessary traveling expenses while on the Isthmus on official business; expenses incident to conducting hearings and examining estimates for appropriations on the Isthmus, and all other incidental and contingent expenses not otherwise provided for, for the departments of construction and engineering, quartermaster's, subsistence, disbursements and examination of accounts, $725,000;
Seventh. For pay of officers and employees of the department of civil administration, including foremen, subforemen, skilled and unskilled labor, watchmen, messengers, and storekeepers, of the departments of civil administration and law, including those necessarily and temporarily detailed for duty away from the Isthmus and for expenses of the official representation of Congress attending the formal opening of the canal, $500,000;
Eighth. For the operation, maintenance, and extension of waterworks, sewers, and pavements in the cities of Panama and Colon, during the fiscal year nineteen
hundred and fifteen, the necessary portion of such sums as shall be paid as water rentals or directly by the Government of Panama for such expenses;
Ninth. For material, supplies, equipment, construction and repairs of buildings, and contingent expenses of the departments of civil administration and law, including not exceeding $500 for law books, $72,000;
Tenth. For pay of the officers and employees other than skilled and unskilled labor, including hospital dispensers, internes, nurses, attendants, messengers, office boys, foremen and subforemen, watchmen, and stewards, of the department of sanitation on the Isthmus, including those temporarily detailed for duty away from the Isthmus, $300,000;
Eleventh. For skilled and unskilled labor of every grade and kind, for the department of sanitation on the Isthmus, $120,000;
Twelfth. For material, supplies, equipment, construction and repairs of buildings, medical aid and support of the insane and of indigent persons permanently disabled while in line of duty and in the employ of the Panama Canal from earning a livelihood, and contingent expenses of the department of sanitation on the Isthmus, including not exceeding $75,000 for removal of quarantine station from Culebra Island to the vicinity of Balboa and for converting the hospital at Colon into a quarantine station and for new equipment for both, $375,000;
The foregoing sums, so far as necessary, shall be available for the operation of the canal, for the permanent organization authorized to be, established under the Panama Canal Act, for dry docks, repair shops, yards, docks, wharves, warehouses, storehouses, and other necessary facilities and appurtenances, including the collection of tolls, for the purpose of providing coal and other materials, labor, repairs, and supplies, for office buildings, quarters, and other necessary buildings, for the payment of claims arising out of injuries or deaths of employees; and for the consolidation and preservation of the files of papers and other records which have accumulated or may accumulate during the construction of the canal and needed or useful or having a permanent value or historical interest;
In all, $20,718,000, the same to be immediately available and to continue available until expended: Provided, That all expenditures from the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the construction of the Panama Canal, including any portion of such appropriations which may be used for the construction of dry docks, repair shops, yards, docks, wharves, warehouses, storehouses, and other necessary facilities and appurtenances, for the purpose of providing coal and other materials, labor, repairs, and supplies, for the construction of office buildings and quarters, and other necessary buildings, exclusive of fortifications and colliers, and exclusive of the amount used for operating and maintaining the canal, and for the permanent organization after the canal is opened for use and operation, may be paid from or reimbursed to the Treasury of the United States out of the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized in section eight of the said Act approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and section thirty-nine of the tariff Act approved August fifth, nineteen hundred and nine.
Except in cases of emergency, or conditions arising subsequent to and unforeseen at the time of submitting the annual estimates to Congress, and except for those employed in connection with the construction of permanent quarters, offices and other necessary buildings, dry docks, repair shops, yards, docks, wharves, warehouses, storehouses, and other necessary facilities and appurtenances for the purpose of providing coal and other materials, labor, repairs, and supplies, and except for the permanent operating organization under which the compensation of the various positions is limited by section four of the Panama Canal Act, there shall not be employed at any time during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen under any of the foregoing appropriations for the Panama Canal, any greater number of persons than are specified in the notes submitted respectively in connection with the estimates for each of said appropriations in the annual Book of Estimates for said year, nor shall there be paid to any of such persons during that fiscal year any greater rate of compensation than was authorized to be paid to persons occupying the same or like positions on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and thirteen; and all employments made or compensation increased because of emergencies or conditions so arising shall be specifically set forth, with the reasons therefor, by the governor in his report for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen.
In cases of emergencies arising subsequent to and unforeseen at the time of submitting the annual estimates to Congress, ten per centum of the foregoing amounts shall be available interchangeably for expenditure on objects named; but not more than ten per centum shall be added to any one item of the appropriation.
FORTIFICATIONS, PANAMA CANAL.
For the following for fortifications and armament thereof for the Panama Canal, to be immediately available and to continue available until expended, namely: Electric light and power plants: For the purchase and installation of electric light and power plants for the seacoast fortifications on the Canal Zone, $33,550; For buildings and material:
Two thousand five hundred coils of barbed wire, at $3 each, $7,500;
For maintenance of clearings and trails:
Clearings, four thousand three hundred and seventy acres, $21,000;
In all, $21,900.
For the purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition for seacoast and land defense cannon, including the necessary experiments in connection therewith, and the machinery necessary for its manufacture at the arsenals, $233,000: Provided, That the Chief of Ordnance, United States Army, is authorized to enter into contracts or otherwise incur obligations for the purposes above mentioned not to exceed $500,000, in addition to the appropriation herein made;
For the alteration, maintenance, and installation of the seacoast artillery, including the purchase and manufacture of machinery, tools, and materials necessary for the work, and expenses of civilian mechanics, and extra-duty pay of enlisted men engaged thereon, $26,000;
For alteration, maintenance, and repair of submarine mine matériel, $2,700; Fire control: For the construction of fire-control stations and the purchase and installation of accessories therefor, $50,000;
For construction on the Panama Canal Zone of barracks, quarters, storehouses, and other buildings necessary for accommodating the mobile army and Coast Artillery troops to be stationed there, including water, sewer, and lighting systems, roads, walks, and so forth, and for repairing and remodeling existing buildings, to render them suitable for sheltering troops, $700,000.
In all, specifically for fortifications and armament thereof for the Panama Canal, $1,124,475.
SEC. 2. That all funds collected by the government of the Canal Zone from rentals of public lands and buildings in the Canal Zone and the cities of Panama and Colon, and from the zone postal service, and from court fees and fines, and collected or raised by taxation in whatever form under the laws of the government of the Canal Zone, are hereby appropriated until and including June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, as follows: The revenues derived from the postal service to the maintenance of that service; the remaining revenues, including any balances unexpended in prior years, after setting aside a miscellaneous and contingent fund of not exceeding $10,000, to the maintenance of the public-school system in the zone; to the construction and maintenance of public improvements within the zone; to the maintenance of the administrative districts; and for the expenses of the subdivisions of the Canal Zone after they are established under section seven of the Panama Canal Act; to the maintenance of Canal Zone charity patients in the hos pitals of the Panama Canal; and to the maintenance of administrative district prisoners: Provided, That, if the revenues of the Canal Zone government are not sufficient for the purposes herein specified, the necessary part of the amounts appropriated for the departments of civil administration and law, under items seven and nine, may be used therefor. A detailed and classified statement of all receipts and expenditures without the duplication of items under this paragraph shall be submitted to Congress after the close of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen.
SEC. 3. That during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen all moneys received by the governor of the Panama Canal, from any services rendered or materials and supplies furnished to employees of the United States or of the Panama Railroad Company, to the Panama Railroad Company, to the Canal Zone govern
ment, to the Panama Government, and to other departments of the United States Government, from hotel and hospital supplies and services; from rentals, wharfage, and so forth; from labor, materials, and supplies and other services furnished to vessels and to those unable to obtain similar labor, materials, supplies, and services elsewhere; from the sale of scrap and other by-products of manufacturing and shop operations; from the sale of obsolete and unserviceable material, supplies, and equipment purchased or acquired for the operation, maintenance, protection, sanitation, and government of the canal and Canal Zone; and from exchanges of typewriting, adding, and other machines, shall be credited to the appropriation from which payments for the materials, supplies, labor, or other services were originally made. Moneys heretofore or hereafter received from the sale of material, supplies, and equipment purchased or acquired for the construction of the Panama Canal, after deducting all expenses of assembling, sorting, storing, repairing, and selling such material, supplies, and equipment, which deductions shall be credited to the appropriations from which such expenses are paid, and the moneys received as a reimbursement for the expenditures incurred in constructing waterworks, sewers, and pavements in the cities of Panama and Colon, including interest on such expenditures, excluding payments on account of the expenses for maintenance of such waterworks, sewers, and pavements incurred under agreement with the Panama Government, and otherwise herein disposed of, shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. After the canal is opened for use and operation the net profits accruing during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen from the operations herein authorized shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States, as provided for the profits accruing from the business authorized in section six of the Panama Canal Act.
SEC. 4. That the consolidation of the functions of receiving, disbursing, and accounting for the funds of the Canal Zone government and the Panama Railroad operations on the Isthmus with the functions of receiving, disbursing, and accounting for the funds appropriated for the Panama Canal shall be and is hereby authorized in so far as may be practicable: Provided, That separate accounts shall be kept of the transactions under each fund.
SEC. 5. That the collecting officers of the Panama Canal shall render their accounts in such detail, and shall transmit with their accounts to the accounting officers of the Treasury charged with the settlement thereof all such papers, records, and copies relating to their transactions as collectors as shall be prescribed in regulations approved by the President,140 and, in his judgment, not incompatible with the methods of accounting prescribed in the so-called Dockery Act, approved July thirtyfirst, eighteen hundred and ninety four.
SEC. 6. That for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen and annually thereafter the estimates of appropriations for the Panama Canal shall be submitted in detail, showing the amounts required for personal services and the amounts required for material including all supplies, under the heads of construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and civil government, and following each there shall be submitted notes giving in parallel columns information which will show the number, by grade or classes, of officers, employees, and skilled and unskilled laborers proposed to be paid under each of said appropriations for the ensuing fiscal year and those paid at the close of the fiscal year next preceding the period when said estimates are prepared and submitted; also, in connection with each item for material and miscellaneous purposes other than salaries or pay for personal services, the amounts actually expended or obligated, quantities purchased, and prices paid for material or supplies during the entire fiscal year next preceding the preparation and submission of said estimates.
There shall also be submitted in connection with the foregoing information statements of actual unit cost of all construction work done, and of estimated unit cost of work proposed to be done, for the fiscal years included in the notes so required to be submitted with the annual estimates.
SEC. 7. That the appropriations herein made for the Panama Canal, other than those for fortifications, or balances thereof, may be available, during the last half of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen, for expenditure for the purposes indicated by the several titles enumerated in the foregoing section, namely, construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and civil government, and be accounted for at the end of that year in such detail or classification, respectively, thereunder as may be determined by the Governor of the Panama Canal, or hereafter required by Congress; and such balances may, on and after January first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, constitute one fund for expenditure under said respective titles.
14° Established by Executive Order of Feb. 4, 1915 (E. O. 208).
SEC. 8. That until the close of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen, when any material, supplies, and equipment heretofore or hereafter purchased or acquired for the construction of the Panama Canal is no longer needed, or is no longer serviceable, it may be sold in such manner as the President may direct, and without advertising in such classes of cases as may be authorized by him.
SEC. 9. Appropriations herein for printing and binding shall not be used for any annual report or the accompanying documents unless the head of each executive department, or other branch of the public service, or the Commissioners of the District of Columbia making such a report shall furnish copy to the Public Printer in the following manner: Copies of the documents accompanying such annual reports on or before the fifteenth day of October of each year; copies of the annual reports on or before the fifteenth day of November of each year; and complete revised proofs of the accompanying documents and the annual reports on the tenth and twentieth days of November of each year, respectively. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the annual reports of the Smithsonian Institution.
SEC. 10. That section six of the sundry civil appropriation Act approved August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve, is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 6. That there shall be submitted hereafter, in the annual Book of Estimates following every estimate for a general or lump-sum appropriation, except public buildings or other public works constructed under contract, a statement showing in parallel columns:
"First, the number of persons, if any, intended to be employed and the rates of compensation to each, and the amounts contemplated to be expended for each of any other objects or classes of expenditures specified or contemplated in the estimate, including a statement of estimated unit cost of any construction work proposed to be done; and
"Second, the number of persons, if any, employed and the rate of compensation paid each, and the amounts expended for each other object or class of expenditure, and the actual unit cost of any construction work done, out of the appropriation corresponding to the estimate so submitted, during the completed fiscal year next preceding the period for which the estimate is submitted.
"Other notes shall not be submitted following any estimate embraced in the annual Book of Estimates other than such as shall suggest changes in form or order of arrangement of estimates and appropriations and reasons for such changes."
SEC. 11. That no part of any money appropriated by this Act shall be used during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen 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 period of the fiscal years nineteen hundred and thirteen and nineteen hundred and fourteen; 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 schools of the District of Columbia or of the Indian Service.
SEC. 12. That it shall not be lawful hereafter to pay to any person, employed in the service of the United States under any general or lump sum appropriation, any sum additional to the regular compensation received for or attached to any employment held prior to an appointment or designation as acting for or instead of an occupant of any other office or employment. This provision shall not be construed as prohibiting regular and permanent appointments by promotion from lower to higher grades of employments.
SEC. 13. That the heads of executive departments and other Government establishments are authorized to prescribe per diem rates of allowance not exceeding $4 in lieu of subsistence to persons engaged in field work or traveling on official business outside of the District of Columbia and away from their designated posts of duty when not otherwise fixed by law. For the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen and annually thereafter estimates of appropriations from which per diem allowances are to be paid shall specifically state the rates of such allowances.
For the relief of the sufferers from the recent conflagration in Salem, Massachusetts, $200,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary: Provided, That all expenditures under this provision shall be made under the direction of the Secretary of War.
SEC. 14. That all sums appropriated by this Act of salaries of officers and employees of the Government shall be in full for such salaries for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and all laws or parts of laws to the extent they are in conflict with the provisions of this Act are repealed.
Approved, August 1, 1914. [38 Stat., 659, 667, 674.]