United States v. Farenholt, 206 U.S. 226 (1907)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. Farenholt, 206 U.S. 226 (1907)
United States v. Farenholt
Argued April 25, 1907
Decided May 13, 1907
206 U.S. 226
A court is not always confined to the written words of a statute; construction is to be exercised, as well as interpretation, and a statute will not be construed as giving higher pay to the inferior officer. Under the Navy Personnel Act of March 3, 1898, 30 Stat. 1007, and § 1466 Rev.Stat., passed assistant surgeons of the Navy, as well as assistant surgeons, rank with captains in the Army, and are entitled to the pay of a captain mounted.
41 Ct.Cl. affirmed.