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ances, when demand is made for the same by the Adjutant General.

Section 3. That section nine of the said act, which

reads as follows: Section 9. act of "Section 9. There shall be a Medical Department of April 28, 1899, cited for amend- the National Guard of Pennsylvania, to consist of the ment.

Surgeon General, who shall be chief of the Medical Department, and the following additional officers, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief:

One surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant colonel; not more than twenty surgeons, with the rank of major; not more than forty assistant surgeons, with the rank of first lieutenant: Provided, That assistant surgeons who have been assigned to duty and served with regiments of infantry, and are recommissioned within six months from expiration of former commission, shall be recommissioned with the rank of captain. Application for admission to the Medical Department of the National Guard of Pennsylvania shall be made upon blank forms provided by the Surgeon General. Appointment of surgeons and assistant surgeons shall be made by the Commander-in-Chief, after the applicant has passed successfully such examination as to character, professional ability, and physical condition, as may be required by the Surgeon General, and he has been recommended by the Surgeon General," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as fol.

lows: Medical depart

Section 9. There shall be a Medical Department of

the National Guard of Pennsylvania, to consist of the Surgeon General

Surgeon General, who shall be chi f of the Medical Department, and the following additional officers, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief: One surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, not more than twenty surgeons with the rank of major, not more than forty assistant surgeons with the rank of

first lieutenant: Provided, That assistant surgeons who Proviso.

have been assigned to duty, and served with regiments of infantry or regiments of cavalry, and are recommissioned within six months from expiration of former

commission, shall be recommissioned with the rank of Applications, captain. Application for admission to the Medical

Department of the National Guard of Pennsylvania shall be made upon blank forms provided by the Surgeon General. Appointment of surgeons and assistant surgeons shall be made by the Commander-inChief, after the applicant has passed successfully such examination as to character, professional ability, and physical condition, as may be required by the Surgeon General, and he has been recommended by the Surgeon

General. Hospital corps.

There shall be organized a hospital corps, to be part of the Medical Department of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, to consist of not more than fifty hospital ster

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Enlistments.

ards, one hundred acting hospital stewards, and three hundred privates; to be organized, apportioned and assigned to duty among the several organizations as the Commander-in-Chief may direct. Enlistment for the hospital corps to be made in such manner as the Commander-in-Chief may direct, and upon blank forms to be prepared by the Surgeon General, and approved by the Commander-in-Chief. Appointments of hospital stewards

Appointments. and acting hospital stewards shall be made as the Commander-in-Chief may direct; such appointments to be made upon the recommendation of the senior surgeon, on duty with the command, and after they have satisfactorily passed such examination as to fitness and professional qualifications as may be prescribed by the Surgeon General.' The equipment of members of the hospital corps Equipment. shall conform, as nearly as practicable, to that of the hospital corps of the United States Army. Hospital stewards and acting hospital stewards shall have the rank, and receive the per diem pay, of sergeants of the noncommissioned staff of the National Guard of Pennsylvania; the privates of the hospital corps shall receive the same per diem pay as privates of infantry.

The hospital corps may, at the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief, be organized into companies, the mini

Organization into mum and maximum strength, and the number of non- compantes. commissioned officers of such companies, to be determined by the Commander-in-Chief; the said minimum strength in no case to be less than fifty non-commissioned officers and privates. The commissioned officers of each company Commissioned ofshall be one captain, one first lieutenant, and one second Acers. lieutenant, each to be appointed by the Commander-inChief, after the applicant has passed successfully such examination as to character, professional ability, and physical condition as may be required by the Surgeon General, and he has been recommended by the Surgeon General. The commissioned officers of each hospital corps company shall furnish bonds, in the same sum and in the Bonds of. same manner as are now required from commissioned officers of a company of infantry. In the event of the hospital corps being organized into companies, each company, found upon proper inspection to be fully up to the standard in numbers, drill, discipline and efficiency, shall receive the same annual allowances as are paid to com- Annual allowpanies of infantry; the allowances to be used and expended ances. for like purposes; the payment to companies to be made by the Adjutant General, by warrant drawn upon the State Treasurer to the order of the commanding officer.

Section 4. That section twenty-six of the said act, which reads as follows:

“Section 26. Every brigade commander of the Na Section 26, act of tional Guard of Pennsylvania, and such of his regi- cited for amendmental commanders as he may select, and one surgeon to be selected by the brigade commander, shall constitute a military board or commission, whose duty it

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shall be to examine the capacity, qualifications, effi ciency, and physical ability for active service, of every commissioned officer in his brigade, or who may here. after be elected or appointed, and upon report of said board, if adverse to said officer, and approved by the Commander-in-Chief, the commission of said officer shall be vacated or denied, and a new election ordered, or new appointment made: Provided, always, That if any officer shall refuse to present himself, when directed, before such board, the Commander-in-Chief may, upon report of such refusal, declare his commission vacated, or refuse the same, and direct that a new election be held, or authorize an appointment to fill the vacancy; and in case any company shall neglect, within thirty days after the finding of such board, approved by the Commander-in-Chief, to elect a suitable officer, the Commander-in-Chief may assign a suitable officer to fill the vacancy in such organization, or disband the same, in his discretion.

"When one or more companies, or battalions, shall report directly to the division commander, he shall constitute a military board or commission, of not exceeding five officers, of which he may be one, whose duties and powers shall be, to all intents and purposes, similar to those prescribed for the brigade board or commission, and any officer in commission, or hereafter to be elected or appointed, in such companies or battalions, shall report to such board or commission for examination; and on failure so to report, or to pass such examination, the commission of such officer shall be vacated, or denied, at the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief, and a new election or appointment shall be ordered, or the said division commander may order such officer before the brigade board, with like effect as if he were in, or attached to the brigade," be. and the same is hereby amended so as to read as fol

lows: Brigade military Section 26. Every brigade commander of the Na

tional Guard of Pennsylvania, and such of his regimental commanders as he may select, and one surgeon, to

be selected by the brigade commander, shall constitute Duties,

a military board or commission, whose duty it shall be to examine the capacity, qualifications, efficiency, and physical ability for active service, of every commissioned officer in his brigade, or who may hereafter be elected, or appointed, and upon report of said board, if adverse to said oflicer, and approved by the Commander-in-Chief, the commission of said officer shall be vacated, or denied, and a new election ordered, or new appointment made: Provided, always, That if any officer shall refuse to present himself, when die

rected, before such board, the Commander-in-Chief commissions may, upon report of such refusal, declare his commis

sion vacated, or refuse the same, and direct that a new

board,

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vacated.

may be

or organization disbanded.

election be held, or authorize an appointment, to fill the vacancy; and in case any company shall neglect, within thirty days after the finding of such board, approved by the Commander-in-Chief, to elect a suitable officer, the Commander-in-Chief may assign a suitable officer to fill the vacancy in such organization, or dis- When vacancies band the same, in his discretion.

When one or more companies, or battalions, or regiments, shall report directly to the division commander, he shall constitute a military board or commission, When Division of not exceeding five officers, of which he may bé Commander may, one, whose duties and powers shall be, to all intents tary board. and purposes, similar to those prescribed for the bri. Duties and powgade board or commission, and any officer in commission, or hereafter to be elected or appointed, in such companies, battalions or regiments, shall report to such board or commission, for examination; and on failure so to report, or to pass such examination, the commission of such officers shall be vacated, or denied, at the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief, and a new election or appointment shall be ordered, or the said division commander may order such officer before the brigade board, with like effect as if he were in or attached to the brigade.

Section 5. That section thirty-seven of the said act, which reads as follows:

“Section 37. Each company of the National Guard, Section 87, act of its voucher therefor being duly passed and approved cited for améndby the State Military Board, in addition to its appropriation under section thirty-four, shall, if entitled thereto, receive a warrant from the Adjutant General to the order of its commanding officer, drawn upon the State Treasurer, for the sum of two hundred dollars, to be devoted and applied to the payment of armory rent only," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 37. Each company of the National Guard, Appropriatlonfor ercept regimental bands, its vouchers therefor being duly passed and approved by the State Military Board, in addition to its appropriation under section thirtyfour, shall, if entitled thereto, receive a warrant from the Adjutant General to the order of its commanding officer, drawn upon the State Treasurer, for the sum of two hundred dollars, to be devoted and applied to the payment of armory rent only.

Section 6. That section forty of the said act, which reads as follows:

“Section 40. When the National Guard shall be in Section 40. act of actual service, its commissioned officers shall be paid cited for amendthe same as the officers of like grade in the regular army of the United States; non-commissioned staff officers and first sergeants three dollars per day, sergeants two dollars per day, corporals one dollar and

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Pay of the Guard when in actual service.

seventy-five cents per day, privates one dollar and fifty cents per day, and musicians in the brigade band, excepting the leader, two dollars per day, and each enlisted man, ercept musicians in the brigade band, after having served a full term of enlistment, shall be entitled to the additional pay of twenty-five cents per day for his second and third terms of consecutive en. listment, and the said payments shall be made on the pay rolls, prepared in such form as the Adjutant General shall direct, upon warrants drawn by the Gov. ernor direct upon the Teasurer of the Commonwealth, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the necessary subsistence and quartermaster stores, and transportation for the troops, in actual service, may be contracted for by the proper department officers, by direction of the Commander-inChief, and paid for in like manner," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 40. When the National Guard shall be in actual service, its commissioned officers shall be paid the same as the officers of like grade in the regular army of the United States, ercepting longevity pay, and commutation for quarters; non-commissioned staff officers and first sergeants three dollars per day, quarter-master sergeants and sergeants two dollars per day, corporals one dollar and seventy-five cents per day, cooks two dollars per day, privates one dollar and fifty cents per day, and each enlisted man, after having served a full term of enlistment, and having re-enlisted within thirty days, shall be entitled to the additional pay of twenty-five cents per day for his second and third terms of consecutive enlistment, and the said payments shall be made on the pay-rolls, prepared in such form as the Adjutant General shall direct, upon warrants drawn by the Governor direct upon the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated;

and the necessary subsistence and quartermaster etc., how contract- stores, and transportation for the troops, in actual

service, may be contracted for by the proper department officers, by direction of the Commander-in-Chief, and paid for in like manner.

Section 7. That section forty-five of the said act, which reads as follows:

"Section 45. The commanding officer of each infantry, cavalry, artillery, engineer, and signal corps companies, shall, at such times as the Commander-in-Chief may direct, make a return to the Adjutant General, containing an itemized account and statement of all disbursements of the money appropriated during the preceding year to said company, which account and statement shall be verified by the proper original vouchers for such disbursements," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Additional pay.

Subsistence, transportation,

ed for and paid..

Section 45. act of April 28. 1899, cited for amendment.

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