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fifty cents per ollar per day to than an officers' ion. ess for the subof the Navy. her civil officer ship, provision

retired lists, from the Surgeon General of the Navy on the report of
a board of medical survey, or, when that is impracticable, on the
certificate of a naval medical officer, which shall set forth clearly
the particular disability under which the applicant labors.

(2) The hospital accommodation will be divided between appli.
cants from the military and naval services and the Marine Corps.
The length of treatment in hospital will be determined by the medical
officer in charge.

1252. Officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps Persons sent to when on duty at a place where there is no naval hospital, may be other than naval sent to other hospitals upon the order of the commander in chief, or

hospitals. the senior officer present, and the expenses of such persons shall be paid from the naval hospital fund; and no other charge shall be made against their accounts than such as are made for persons under treatment at naval hospitals.

1253. Whenever any officer, seaman, or marine entitled to a Pensions of perpension is admitted to the Naval Home, Philadelphia, or to a naval sons in Naval

Home or hospihospital, his pension, while he remains there, shall be deducted from his accounts and paid to the Secretary of the Navy for the benefit of the fund from which such home or hospital, respectively, is maintained. (Act of May 4, 1898.)

1254. (1) Expenses incurred by an officer of the Navy for medi- Expenses in. cines and medical attendance will not be allowed unless they were curred for mediincurred when he was on duty, and the medicines could not have cines, etc. been obtained from naval supplies, or the attendance of a naval medical officer could not have been had. (Sec. 1586, R. S.)

(2) All claims for expenses incurred for medicines and medical attendance shall be forwarded to the Surgeon General of the Navy for examination and approval. When approved, the claim will be forwarded to the Paymaster General for payment by such officer as he may designate. Claims should be accompanied by receipted bills, and all other vouchers and papers pertaining thereto.

1255. When officers required to make oath in answering interrogatories concerning the fitness of officers of the Navy or Marine istrationof daths. Corps for promotion, find it impracticable to make such oath before one of the officers enumerated in article 256, paragraph 1, they will make the same before some person duly authorized by law to administer oaths. In such case officers will be careful to procure the necessary services at as reasonable a rate as possible, and will transmit to the Department a voucher stating the sum paid. If, in the opinion of the Department, such sum is reasonable and proper, the necessary steps for reimbursement will be taken.

1256. Enlisted men of the Navy, not under instruction nor diving for practice, shall, when employed in submarine diving, receive extra compensation therefor, to be charged to the bureau for which the service is performed, at the rate of one dollar and twenty cents per hour for the actual time so employed under water.

1257. (1) Men holding gun captains' certificates shall from the Gunnery prizes. date of the completion of the prescribed course of instruction for gun captain, as shown by such certificate, be awarded and paid gunnery prizes monthly, and proportionately for fractional parts of any month, as follows:

(2) Men holding “A” certificates, three dollars per month; “B” certificates, two dollars per month; “C” certificates, one dollar per month. These payments shall continue throughout the current

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enlistment, and during each succeeding reenlistment under honorable discharge, if within four months, until the holder of the certificate shall have been promoted to gun captain, second class, from which date this award shall cease.

(3) This award of gunnery prize money shall not be credited or

paid for time out of service, between enlistments. Clothing and 1258. In the event of an enlisted man of the Navy being sensmall stores for tenced by court-martial to confinement with loss of pay, such sen. tenced to loss of tence shall not deprive him of such articles of clothing and small

stores as may be deemed necessary for his health and comfort by the commanding officer of the ship or barracks where he may be

confined. No allowance 1259. No allowance will be made for the expenses of persons for expenses of undergoing examination for appointments, except as provided by appointment.

law for naval cadets. Allowance for 1260. (1) The actual expenses only of enlisted men suminoned witnesses,

as witnesses before a court-martial shall be paid, and shall be provided by the pay officer upon order of the commanding officer of the ship or station to which they belong.

(2) Citizens not in the employ of the United States, when summoned as witnesses before naval courts, shall be paid one dollar and fifty cents per diem and five cents per mile from and to their domiciles. Judge advocates shall, in their certificates of attendance, discriminate between citizen witnesses and those who are in the

employ of the Government of the United States. Forage (Ma 1261. Marine officers are entitled to draw forage from the Quarrine Corps). termaster's Department if it be allowed by law and army regula

tions, but no commutation for forage shall be paid.

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SECTION 9.-PERSONS DECEASED.

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1262. (1) When an officer of the Navy on duty dies in a foreign penses of naval country, the expenses of his funeral, not exceeding his sea pay for

one month, will be defrayed by the Government and paid by the pay officer upon whose books the name of such officer was borne

Should the funeral expenses exceed the amount so allowed, the excess shall be charged against his account, and a separate bill for that amount must accompany the transfer to the Auditor for the Navy Department.

(2) No funeral expense of a naval officer who dies in the United States shall be allowed. (See sec. 1587, R. S.)

1263. (1) Funeral expenses of officers of the Marine Corps must penses of officers be charged to the personal accounts of the deceased officers, and and men of the the bills sent as vouchers with the accounts when transmitted to

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the Auditor for the Navy Department.

(2) The necessary and proper funeral expenses of enlisted men of the Marine Corps, being provided for by an annual appropriation, will be allowed, and the bills for such expenses are public bills.

1264. (1) The necessary and proper funeral expenses of an en, penses of enlisted listed man of the Navy who shall die while in actual service will men of the Navy. be allowed when approved by the Surgeon General, or if abroad,

by the senior officer present.

(2) In the case of persons who die and are buried out of the United States, the amounts so paid shall not exceed fifty dollars each, unless due regard for decent burial renders greater expense

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clothing and small _th and comfort by es where he may be

necessary, which fact must be certified to by the officer ordering
the payment of the bill.

(3) Upon the transfer of a deceased person's account to the
Auditor for the Navy Department the pay officer will note thereon
the amount paid by him for the funeral expenses.

1265. (1) Balances due to deceased persons in the Navy or
Marine Corps will not be paid until their accounts have been passed ceased persons.
upon by the Treasury officers. Persons entitled to the estates of
such deceased persons must apply to the Auditor for the Navy
Department. Arrears found to be due will be paid in all cases to
the proper persons interested, in preference to attorneys.
(27 Wills of persons in actual service must, in all cases when pos-

Wills of per-
sible, be in writing and attested by an officer. A nuncupative will sons dying
must be reduced to writing immediately, and be attested by at least
two officers. The executor will be required to produce the original
will or a copy duly authenticated.

SECTION 10.-PENSIONS.

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y dies in a foreign ng his sea pay for t and paid by the officer was borne 1 the amount so is account, and a he transfer to the

1266. (1) Any disabled enlisted man who has not been discharged for misconduct shall, after ten years' service in the Navy sions to disabled or Marine Corps, be entitled to a pension, if a board of survey consisting of three naval officers, one of whom shall be a medical officer, appointed by the Secretary of the Navy, shall' recommend it. (See sec. 4757, R. S.)

(2) After twenty years' service, any enlisted man disabled from sea service by reason of age or infirmity, who has not been discharged for misconduct, shall, if he so elect, be entitled to a pension equal to one-half the pay of his rating when last discharged, in lieu of being provided with a home in the Naval Home, Philadelphia. . (See sec. 4756, R. S.)

1267. Commanding officers on shore and afloat will require from
the proper medical officers reports, made in accordance with the of death or disa-

bility.
medical instructions, of every case of death or disability occurring
to persons in the naval service under their command. These reports
shall be sent to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as evidence of
claims for pensions.

1268. In all cases of injury by accident to persons in the Navy, Testimony of
not recorded in the medical journal by reason of the absence of the eye witnesses to
medical officer or otherwise, the commanding officer shall direct a
statement of the facts in the case to be made to the Surgeon General
by an officer or, in the absence of an officer, by any other trust-
worthy person who was a witness to the accident. The statement
shall show where the accident occurred, what the injured person
was doing at the time, and how the accident was caused. It shall
be as brief as possible consistent with clearness. The commanding
officer shall indorse his opinion upon it, and it shall be referred to
in the medical journal and be forwarded to the Surgeon General.

1269. In case of death, injury, or disability, where the official Surgeon Genmedical record may be incomplete, the Surgeon General shall decide eral to decide if as to whether such death, injury, or disability was received in the records are

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CHAPTER XXVI.

SUPPLIES ON SHORE.

SECTION 1.-CUSTODY AND CARE ON SHORE.

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1270. The custody, transfer, and issue of all supplies, and the Responsibility records of all property and plants at návy yards and stations

belong- of Bureau of Suping and appertaining to the Navy Department, with the exceptions Points and Achereinafter noted, shall be under the supervision of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.

1271. At navy yards and stations there shall be an officer of the The general pay corps detailed as the general storekeeper, who shall, under the storekeeper. direction of the Paymaster General, have charge, with the exceptions noted, of the supplies, material, manufactured articles of ship’s equipment, etc., subjects of invoice, at the respective yards and stations.

1272. Medical outfits for ships in commission are furnished from the naval laboratory. The senior medical officer on duty at a navy yard shall have charge of all medicines, medical supplies, instruments, and other articles provided by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgtry for use at the yard, for ships fitting out, or received from ships arriving.

1273. The cadet storekeeper at the Naval Academy shall be detailed from the pay corps and shall have authority, with the keeper at Naval approval of the Secretary of the Navy, to procure clothing and other necessaries for the naval cadets in the same manner as supplies are furnished to the Navy, to be issued under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy.

1274. Supplies shall be so stored and guarded as to enable the Supplies to general storekeeper to assume a rigid responsibility for their proper

be properly care and expenditure.

guarded 1275. (1) Officers in charge of supplies shall exercise a constant supervision over the stores in their custody and protect them by charge of supevery means in their power against deterioration from any cause.

(2) They shall, under the direction of the commandant of the Custody of yard or station, have charge of the keys of all storehouses and keys. buildings containing articles for which they are responsible. The keys must never be taken out of the yard, and when not in use shall be kept in the designated place.

(3) They shall not give a receipt for articles delivered in the yard
until furnished with invoices in duplicate, which shall be complete furnished.
descriptive lists of the deliveries claimed, one receipt to be signed
and returned to the party delivering the articles and the other to
be retained.

(4) No supplies delivered by contractors shall be received unless marked and distinguished with the name of the contractor furnish- plies unmarked ing the same.

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