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Grace P. Stark.
Credit in postal sa

[CHAPTER 244.)
AN ACT

May 7, 1934.
For the relief of Grace P. Stark.

(H. R. 3952.)

(Private, No. 114.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General is authorized and directed to credit the accounts of counts. Grace P. Stark, postmaster at Marked Tree, Arkansas, in the sum of $161.58. Such sum represents the amount of a deficit in the accounts of the said Grace P. Stark, caused by the loss of postal funds deposited in the First National Bank of Marked Tree, Arkansas,

which failed November 15, 1926. Approved, May 7, 1934.

(CHAPTER 245.]
AN ACT

May 7, 1934. To provide an additional appropriation as the result of a reinvestigation, pursuant (H.R. 4013.) to the Act of February 2, 1929 (45 Stat., p. 2047, pt. 2), for the payment of

[Private, No. 115.) claims of persons who suffered property damage, death, or personal injury due to the explosion at the naval ammunition depot, Lake Denmark, New Jersey, July 10, 1926.

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

Lake Denmark, N.J.,

naval ammunition de$17,691.58 in full settlement of all claims against the Government pot.

Payment authorized of the United States be appropriated, out of any money in the or additional claims for Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to make damages caused by expayment of claims for property damage, death, or personal injury due to the explosions at the naval ammunition depot, Lake Denmark, New Jersey, July 10, 1926, to the respective persons and in the respective amounts as recommended by the Comptroller General of the United States and as fully set forth in House Document Numbered 257, Seventy-second Congress, first session, and letters of the Comptroller General to the Congress, dated January 14 and February 10, 1933, pursuant to the Act of March 2, 1927 (44 Stat., a Vol. 294, P. 1800; Vol.

45, p. 2047. pt. 3, p. 1800), and the Act of February 2, 1929 (45 Stat., pt. 2, p. 2047) : Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this

Limitation on attor. Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered ney's, etc., fees. 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 the provisions of this Act Penalty for violation. shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, May 7, 1934.

Proviso.

May 7, 1934.

(H.R. 4269.) (Private, No. 116.)

(CHAPTER 246.)

AN ACT

For the relief of Edward J. Devine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs is authorized and directed to pay, out of the appropriation " Medical and hospital services", to Edward J. Devine the sum of $65.50. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States for undertaking services performed by Edward J. Devine in connection with the burial of Patrick J. Murtagh.

Approved, May 7, 1934.

Edward J. Devine.

Payment to, for more tuary services.

(CHAPTER 247.]

AN ACT May 7, 1934. (H.R. 4519.)

For the relief of C. W. Mooney. (Private, No. 117.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the O. W. Mooney. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Reimbursement for of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to

pay, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $161.71, to compensate C. W. Mooney, of Lenapah, Oklahoma, for actual financial loss sustained by him, without negligence on his part, through refund already made to the Post Office Department wherein postal funds for which he was responsible as postmaster of Lenapah, Oklahoma, were on deposit in the First National Bank of Lenapah, Oklahoma, where said bank failed under date of November 19, 1923, and was liquidated, none of said sum being repaid from the assets of said bank,

Approved, May 7, 1934.

[CHAPTER 248.]

AN ACT May 7, 1934. (H.R. 4611.)

For the relief of Barney Rieke. (Private, No. 118.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Barney Rieke. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Parment to, for loss of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the

sum of $3,750 to Barney Rieke, because of the destruction of his Proviso.

yacht Barney Google by the United States Coast Guard: Provided, sinn det, men attor- That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of ney's, etc.lees.

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 connec

tion with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Penalty for violation. Any 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, May 7, 1934.

tate.

(CHAPTER 249.)

AN ACT May 7, 1934. (H.R. 4779.)

For the relief of the estate of Oscar F. Lackey. (Private, No. 119.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Oscar F. Lackey, es- United States of America in Congress assembled, That the CompAdjustment of claim troller General of the United States be, and is hereby, authorized authorized.

to adjust and settle the claim of Mary Lackey Combs, of Riderwood,

Maryland, as executrix of the estate of Oscar F. Lackey, deceased, Proviso.

for $1,500: Provided, That such payment to Mary Lackey Combs, Deemed full settle

as executrix, shall be in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States of the estate of said Oscar F. Lackey, for such injury

received by him and to allow said claim under the appropriation Vol. 37, p. 1372

made by the Act of February 18, 1913 (37 Stat. 1372), for payment to the deceased for injuries received on November 21, 1905, while in the employ of the Isthmian Canal Commission as assistant engineer

ment.

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in the construction of the Panama Canal, he having died without receiving such amount: Provided, That no part of the amount ney's, etc., lees. appropriated in this Act in excess 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 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, May 7, 1934.

[CHAPTER 250.)
AN ACT

May 7, 1934. To reimburse Gottleib Stock for losses of real and personal property by fire (H. R. 4784.) caused by the negligence of two prohibition agents.

(Private, No. 120.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Reimbursement for of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, property losses. out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States, the sum of $3,000 to Gottleib Stock, as compensation for the total destruction of his home and personal property therein and trees and vines on the premises and other property during a fire set by the negligence of two prohibition agents in the employ of the Federal Bureau of Prohibition : Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act, in excess of 10 per centum thereof, shall be paid ney's, etc., fees. 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 the provisions of Penalty for violation. this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, May 7, 1934.

Proriso.
Limitation on attor

(CHAPTER 251.)
AN ACT

May 7, 1934. "To authorize and direct the Comptroller General to settle and allow the claim of

(H.R. 4792.) Harden F. Taylor for services rendered to the Bureau of Fisheries.

(Private, No. 121.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- Harden - Taylor troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized allowed. and directed to settle and allow the claim of Harden F. Taylor in the sum of $500 for services rendered to the Bureau of Fisheries in the preparation of a manuscript on the refrigeration of fish, notwithstanding provisions of existing law.

Approved, May 7, 1934.

Payment to, for personal injuries.

[CHAPTER 252.]

AN ACT May 7, 1934 [H.R. 4846.)

For the relief of Joseph Dumas. [Private, No. 122.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Joseph Dumas.

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated and in full settlement against the Government, the sum of $1,500 to Joseph Dumas, of Waterville, Maine, in full payment and settlement for all claims against the United States for injuries received by said Dumas on September 9, 1927, at said Waterville, through the negli

gence of an employee in the United States Railway Mail Service: Limitation on attor. Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in ney's, etc., fees. excess 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 ren

dered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary Penalty for violation, notwithstanding. Any 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, May 7, 1934.

costs to widow of.

CHAPTER 253.)

AN ACT May 7, 1934 (H.R. 4959.)

For the relief of Mary Josephine Lobert. (Private, No. 123.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the M.J. Lobert. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary bail bond and court of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Mary Josephine Lobert, widow of M. J. Lobert, the sum of $1,632.68, in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States representing judgment in the amount of $1,632.68, secured to the United States for the United States District Court of the Western District of Texas against M. J. Lobert, on account of bond of $1,500, for the appearance of Johnnie (Jack) Wander (Wunder), charged with a violation of the Motor Vehicle Theft Act, which bond was forfeited by reason of the failure of the said defendant to appear, and $132.68 being court costs, paid into court on December 31, 1929, and deposited by the United States marshal for the western

district of Texas, and covered into the Treasury of the United States Proviso.

on January 9, 1930: Provided, That no part of the amount approLimitatione con attor- priated in this Act in excess 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 Penalty for violation. contrary notwithstanding. Any 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, May 7, 1934.

[CHAPTER 254.]
AN ACT

May 7, 1934,
For the relief of Gale A. Lee.

(H.R. 5936.)

(Private, No. 124.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp

Credit in postal 4ctroller General of the United States is authorized and directed to counts. credit the account of Gale A. Lee, postmaster at Pueblo, Colorado, with the sum of $861.02, being the amount of payments made by such postmaster during the period August 16, 1930, to October 31, 1932, as compensation at 65 cents per hour to Helen G. Engle, of Pueblo, Colorado, for services as a substitute postal clerk qualified as a stenographer, which amount was disallowed in his account because the employee was during the same period a clerical assistant at $1,500 per annum in the office of the deputy clerk of the United States district court at Pueblo, Colorado.

Approved, May 7, 1934.

Reimbursement for

[CHAPTER 255.)
AN ACT

May 7, 1934.
For the relief of Lucien M. Grant.

(H. R. 6386.)

(Private, No. 125.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre

Lucien M. Grant. tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed expenses. to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Lucien M. Grant, lieutenant commander, Construction Corps, United States Navy, the sum of $184.02 for actual and necessary expenses incurred by him in transportation of his dependents and personal effects from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Pensacola, Florida, and return, while carrying out orders of the Navy Department.

Approved, May 7, 1934.

[CHAPTER 256.]
AN ACT

May 7, 1934.
For the relief of the Monumental Stevedore Company.

(H. R. 6638.]

(Private, No. 126.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Monumental Steve

dore Company of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

Payment to, for colliout of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and sion damages to lighter. in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States, the sum of $677.75 to Monumental Stevedore Company, of Baltimore, Maryland, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland, owner of lighter numbered 1, on account of damages caused to said lighter by collision therewith of the United States Coast Guard cutter Winnesimmet in the Patapsco River on the 17th day of September 1923: Provided, That no part

Limitation on attorof the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum ney's, etc., fees. 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, May 7, 1934.

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