No. 325.

165 U.S. 174 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 25, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Dodge and Mr. Assistant Attorney Gorman for appellants.

Mr. John S. Blair and Mr. Charles Abert for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE GRAY, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

By the statute of the United States, the officers of the Navy receive higher pay "when at sea," than when "on shore duty," or "on leave, or waiting orders"; and the pay of the claimant, being in the second five years of his service as lieutenant, was "when at sea, $2600; on shore duty, $2200; on leave, or waiting orders, $1800." Rev. Stat. § 1556. And by § 1571, "no service shall...

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