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States," and any person, firm, corporation, or association, violating any other requirement of this section shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment of not more than one year, or, in the discretion of the court, may be both fined and imprisoned.-Id.
254a. Postmaster-General to contract for all envelopes.-The Postmaster-General shall contract for all envelopes, stamped or otherwise, designed for sale to, the public, or for use by his own or other Departments, and may contract for them to be plain or with such printed matter as may be prescribed by the Department making requisition therefor: Provided, That no envelope furnished by the Government shall contain any business address or advertisement. Sec. 96, Act of Jan. 12, 1895 (28 Stat. 624).
254b. Same-Envelopes for all Government service to be contracted for.-The Postmaster-General shall contract, for a period not exceeding four years, for all envelopes, stamped or otherwise, designed for sale to the public, or for use by the Post-Office Department, the postal service, and other Executive Departments, and all Government bureaus and establishments, and the branches of the service coming under their jurisdiction, and may contract for them to be plain or with such printed matter as may be prescribed by the Department making requisition therefor: Provided, That no envelope shall be sold by the Government containing any lithographing or engraving, nor any printing nor advertisement, except a printed request to return the letter to the writer. Act of June 26, 1906 (34 Stat. 476).
'The acts of January 12, 1895 (28 Stat., 624), and June 26, 1906 (34 Stat., 476), are to the general effect that envelopes for the use of the executive departments of the Government and all branches of the service coming under their jurisdiction are to be purchased exclusively by the Postmaster General upon requisitions of such executive departments, etc. In a decision of July 22, 1913 (20 Comp. Dec., 34), the Comptroller of the Treasury held that the act of June 26, 1906, precluded the purchase of envelopes from the appropriation "Contingencies, headquarters of military departments, etc." otherwise than as authorized by that act, and that the discretion conferred upon division or department commanders in that appropriation with respect to expenditures could not be regarded as authorizing a purchase otherwise prohibited by law. Commencing with the fiscal year 1915, the appropriation Contingencies, headquarters of military departments, etc.," named stationery among the objects for which the appropriation might be expended, and the question was presented whether the inclusion of stationery among such objects operated as a repeal pro tanto of the prohibitory statutes respecting the officer authorized to purchase envelopes.
Held, that the fact that stationery was named in the appropriation among the objects of authorized expenditure thereunder merely increased specifically the number of heads of lawful expenditures and had no effect whatever on the manner in which such expenditures were to be made, and that, therefore, expenditures for envelopes of headquarters of military departments, etc., of the Army are still to be made in the manner indicated by the acts above cited. (Comp. Treas., Jan. 29, 1917, War Dept. Bul. 26, May 17, 1917.)
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE-HABEAS CORPUSTHE COURT OF CLAIMS.
Court of Claims - Jurisdiction
Condemnation proceedings, Dis-
263a. Condemnation proceedings, District of Columbia, attorney in charge of; employment of other counsel forbidden.-One of whom1 shall have charge of all condemnation proceedings in the District of Columbia and supervise the examination of titles and matters arising from such condemnation proceedings in which the United States shall be a party or have an interest, and no special attorney or counsel, or services of persons other than of those provided for herein, shall be employed for such purposes. Act of Mar. 3, 1917 (39 Stat. 1110).
277a. Court of Claims-Jurisdiction over claims growing out of Civil War, etc.-From and after the passage and approval of this Act the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims shall not extend to or include any claim against the United States based upon or growing out of the destruction of any property or damage done to any property by the military or naval forces of the United States during the war for the suppression of the rebellion; nor to any claim for stores and supplies taken by or furnished to or for the use of the military or naval forces of the United States, nor to any claim for the value of any use and occupation of any real estate by the military or naval forces of the United States during said war; nor shall said Court of Claims have jurisdiction of any claim which is now barred by the provisions of any law of the United States. Sec. 5, act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 996).
'Four attorneys at $5,000 each in the Department of Justice authorized.
304a. Enlisted men on shore duty entitled to ration or commutation allowed to enlisted men of Army.-No law shall be construed to entitle enlisted men on shore duty to any rations or commutation therefor other than such as are now or may hereafter be allowed enlisted men in the Army. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 613).
(The act of Mar. 4, 1917 (39 Stat., 1189), contains a provision identical with above paragraph, except that the provision is preceded by the word hereafter.)
304b. Same-When impracticable to furnish Army ration may be allowed Navy ration or commutation thereof.-When it is impracticable or the expense is found greater to supply marines serving on shore duty in the island possessions and on foreign stations with the Army ration, such marines may be allowed the Navy ration or communication thereof. Id.
(The act of Mar. 4, 1917 (39 Stat., 1189), contains a provision identical with above paragraph.)
305a. Officers and enlisted men of Medical Department of Navy serving with Marine Corps when detached for service with Army subject to articles of war.-Officers and enlisted men of the Medical Department of the Navy, serving with a body of marines detached for service with the Army in accordance with the provisions of section sixteen hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Statutes, shall, while so serving, be subject to the rules and articles of war prescribed for the government of the Army in the same manner as the officers and men of the Marine Corps while so serving. Id., 573.