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after the date of its enactment, in the same manner and to the same extent as if said Charles F. Green or Lissie Maud Green had made application for the benefits of said Act within the one-year period Vol

. 39, p. 742. required by sections 17 and 20 thereof: Provided, That no benefits Provisio

No prior benefits. shall accrue prior to the approval of this Act.

Approved, April 13, 1934.

[CHAPTER 137.)
AN ACT

April 13, 1934.
For the relief of Warren F. Avery.

(H.R. 6822.)

[Private, No. 66.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the admin- Military records.com istration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits rected. upon honorably discharged soldiers Warren F. Avery, a private of Engineers, unassigned, United States Army, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a member of that organization on the 31st day of January 1929: Provided, That no bounty, back pay, retocik pay, etc. pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act or subsequent thereto.

Approved, April 13, 1934.

bond.

[CHAPTER 141.]
AN ACT

April 14, 1934.
For the relief of Joe Setton.

(8.R. 1268.)

(Private, No. 66.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Jo Netton. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, forfeited immigration out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Joe Setton, of New York City, the sum of $500. Such sum represents the amount of a bond forfeited to the United States by the said Joe Setton, such bond being conditioned upon the voluntary departure of his mother, Sabout Setton, from the United States at the expiration of one year after her admission to the United States as a nonimmigrant alien. Due to illness, she was unable to depart, but the said Joe Setton made no application within the prescribed period for an extension of time of her temporary visit, having no knowledge that such extension was necessary: Provided, That no part of the Proviso.

Limitation on attor amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof ney's, etc., lees. shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating Penalty for violation. the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, April 14, 1934.

(CHAPTER 142.)

AN ACT April 14, 1934. (H.R. 6084.)

For the relief of Lottie W. McCaskill. (Privato, No. 67.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Lottie W. McCaskin. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary credit in postal ao of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money

in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Lottie W. McCaskill, the sum of $271. Such sum represents the amount paid by the said Lottie W. McCaskill to the United States to cover the shortage in her accounts as postmaster at Cassatt, South Carolina, caused by the theft in the year 1928, on the night of December 29, of postal funds and stamps, and so forth, from said post office.

Approved, April 14, 1934.

[CHAPTER 149.]

AN ACT April 17, 1934. (8. 163.)

For the relief of Captain Guy M. Kinman. [Private, No. 68.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Captain Quy M. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Kinman. Payment to of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Guy M. Kinman, captain, United States Army, Washington, District of Columbia, the sum of $1,582.70, in full satisfaction of his loss on account of damage by water to his household goods on August 18, 1931, while temporarily in authorized storage in a Government warehouse at Fort Myer, Virginia, in connection with authorized change of station.

Approved, April 17, 1934.

(CHAPTER 150.)

AN ACT April 18, 1934.

(S. 1091.) Conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims of the United States to hear, (Private, No. 69.) consider, and render judgment on the claims of Edward F. Goltra against

the United States arising out of the taking of certain vessels and unloading apparatus.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Edward F, Goltra... United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction Claims of, referred to of Claims. is hereby conferred upon the Court of Claims of the United States,

whose duty it shall be, notwithstanding the lapse of time or the bar of any statute of limitations or previous court decisions, to hear, consider, and render judgment on the claims of Edward F. Goltra against the United States for just compensation to him for certain vessels and unloading apparatus taken, whether tortiously or not, on March 25, 1923, by the United States under orders of the Acting Secretary of War, for the use and benefit of the United States; and

any other legal or equitable claims arising out of the transactions Provisos.

in connection therewith: Provided, That separate suits may be Suits; limitation.

brought with respect to the vessels and the unloading apparatus, but

no suit shall be brought after the expiration of one year from the Right of appeal. effective date of this Act: Provided further, That either party may

appeal as of right to the Supreme Court of the United States from
any judgment in said case at any time within ninety days after the
rendition
thereof, and any judgment

rendered in favor of the claimant shall be paid in the same manner as other judgments of said Court of Claims are paid.

Approved, April 18, 1934.

(CHAPTER 151.)
AN ACT

April 18, 1934. To provide for the settlement of damage claims arising from the construction of (S. 2315.) the Petrolia-Fort Worth gas-pipe line.

(Private, No. 70.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Petrolia-Fort Worth, of the Navy is hereby authorized to transmit to the General Account. Tex., gas-pipe line. ing Office for payment, in accordance with the approved findings and damage claims

, contained in the report rendered by Lieutenant Ira P. Griffin, Civil settled. Engineer Corps, United States Navy, to the Navy Department under date of July 29, 1921, all unpaid claims for rights-of-way and damages to private property sustained in connection with the construction on behalf of the United States during the years 1918 and 1919, of a gas-pipe line extending from Petrolia to Fort Worth, Texas. SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Navy is also authorized to trans W.8. Wakeman.

Additional claim to mit to the General Accounting Office for payment the claim of be paid. W. S. Wakeman in the sum of $65 in addition to the sum for said claimant approved in the above-mentioned report. Sec. 3. That acceptance by any claimant of an amount offered for

Acceptance deemed

full settlement. settlement pursuant to this Act shall be deemed to be in full settlement of his claim against the United States. Sec. 4. No payment shall be made to any claimant under the

pro- in Batisfaction Pretorited visions of this Act who has received satisfaction from any other otherwise. source for the damages sustained due to the laying of said gaspipe line. Sec. 5. That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the Appropriation

thorized. purposes of this Act, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $7,356.75.

Approved, April 18, 1934.

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[CHAPTER 152.]
AN ACT

April 18, 1934. Conferring jurisdiction upon certain courts of the United States to hear and (8. 1934.] determine the claim by the owner of the four-masted auxiliary bark Quevilly

(Private, No. 71.) against the United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of

“Quevilly", auxilCompagnie Maritime Normande, formerly known as

6 Société Owner of, may bring Anonyme du Quevilly", owner of the four-masted auxiliary bark ages in district court Quevilly, against the United States for damages alleged to have been caused by collision between said four-masted auxiliary bark Quevilly and the United States destroyer Sampson on January 26, 1917, may be determined in a suit to be brought by said claimant against the United States in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, sitting as a court of admiralty Jurisdiction of court. and acting under the rules governing such court in admiralty cases, and that said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine said suit and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of such damages, and costs, if any, as shall be found due against the United States in favor of the said Compagnie Maritime Normande, formerly known as “Société Anonyme du Quevilly", or against the said Compagnie Maritime Normande, formerly known as “ Société Anonyme du Quevilly", in favor of the United States, by reason of said collision, upon the same principles and under the same measures of liability as in like cases between private parties, and with the same rights of appeal: Provided, That such notice of the

Notice to Attorney suit shall be given to the Attorney General of the United States as General. may be provided by order of the said court, and upon such notice

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suit.

it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to cause the United

States attorney in such district to appear and defend for the United .Commencement of States: Provided further, That such suit shall be begun within

four months of the date of the approval of this Act.

Approved, April 18, 1934.

(CHAPTER 153.]

AN ACT April 18, 1934.

(8. 1935.) To amend the Act of March 2, 1929, conferring jurisdiction upon certain courts (Private, No. 72.)

of the United States to hear and determine the claim by the owner of the steamship W. I. Radcliffe against the United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the “W. I. Radcliffe", United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of

Names of owners of, Congress (H.R. 11698) approved March 2, 1929 (Private Numbered in suit for collision 480 Seventieth Congress), entitled "An Act conferring jurisdiction

Vol. 45, D. 2351, upon certain courts of the United States to hear and determine the amended.

claim by the owner of the steamship W. I. Radcliffe against the United States, and for other purposes”, be, and the same hereby is, amended by deleting therefrom the words “Wynstay Steamship Company (Limited), a British corporation, owner”, and substituting

in the place and stead thereof the words " Wynnstay Steamship Continuance of suit. Company, Limited, and W. I. Radcliffe Steamship Company,

Limited, British corporations, owners”, and that said Act be further amended by deleting therefrom wherever they may appear the words “Wynstay Steamship Company (Limited)” and substituting in the place and stead thereof the words “ Wynnstay Steamship Company, Limited, and W. I. Radcliffe Steamship Company, Limited”; and that the suit heretofore commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, under the said Act of March 2, 1929, may be continued in the names of Wynnstay Steamship Company, Limited, and W. I. Radcliffe Steamship Company, Limited, as parties líbelant.

Approved, April 18, 1934.

[CHAPTER 155.)

AN ACT April 19, 1934. (S. 1075.)

For the relief of Walter Thomas Foreman. [Private, No. 73.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Walter Thomas Fore- United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 17 and Certain provisions of 20 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employFaridihome waivedeni ees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance

of their duties, and for other purposes ”, approved September 7, 1916, as amended, are hereby waived in favor of Walter Thomas Foreman,

former employee of the United States Shipping Board, who now Proviso.

resides at Albemarle, North Carolina : Provided, That compensation, No back pay. if any, shall commence from and after the date of the passage of this

Act.

Approved, April 19, 1934.

favor of.

[CHAPTER 160.]

AN ACT April 23, 1934. [8. 1076.)

Authorizing adjustment of the claim of the Franklin Surety Company. [Private, No. 74.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Franklin Surety United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp

Claim öf, for extra troller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed work, to be adjusted.

to adjust and settle the claim of the Franklin Surety Company for

Provisos.

extra work performed in connection with the completion of contract of April 10, 1929, between the United States and the Wiglan Building Company, Incorporated, for remodeling the Government warehouse at New York, New York, and to allow thereon not to exceed $11,725.71 in full and final settlement of all claims by the said Franklin Surety Company against the United States arising out of said contract. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Appropriation. Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $11,725.71, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for payment of said claim: Pro

Restriction on attor vided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess ney's, etc., fees. of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any Penalty for violation, person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, April 23, 1934.

[CHAPTER 166.)
AN ACT

April 26, 1934. To authorize the waiver or remission of certain coal-lease rentals, and for other (S. 606.) purposes.

[Private, No. 75.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Alaskan Matanuska of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to waive Remission of certain and remit all rentals due the United States and charged against the couri Lease rentals auAlaska Matanuska Coal Company, holder of Anchorage, Alaska, coal-land lease numbered 04794-05236, between April 3, 1926, and May 3, 1929, during which period the lessee company was out of possession and prevented from operating said mine because same was in the hands of a receiver appointed by the United States Court for the District of Alaska; also between July 10, 1931, and August 10, 1932, during which period the Alaska Railroad was in possession of said 'mine and operating same, reimbursing itself therefor by mining, removing, and using coal.

Approved, April 26, 1934.

CHAPTER 185.)

AN ACT
For the relief of Anna Marie Sanford.

April 30, 1934.

(H.R. 232.) [Private, No. 76.]

William Richard Sanford.

Claim of widow.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States Employees' Compensation Commission is hereby authorized to consider and determine the claim of Anna Marie Sanford widow of William Richard Sanford, deceased, former furnace man, Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, in the same manner and to the same extent as if said William Richard Sanford had made application for the benefits of said Act within the one-year period required by sections 17 and 20 thereof, and notwithstanding the

Vol. 39, p. 746.

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