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[CHAPTER 272.]
AN ACT

For the relief of Bonnie S. Baker.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Wnited 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, the sum of $100.29 to Bonnie S. Baker, former postmaster at Gore, Georgia, to reimburse her for currency and coin in that amount stolen from said post office by burglary on November 18, 1930, which said loss was sustained without negligence on the part of said postmaster and was by her repaid to the Government from her private funds.

Approved, May 9, 1934.

[CHAPTER 273.]
AN ACT

For the relief of Walter E. Switzer.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 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, in full settlement against the Government, to Walter E. Switzer the sum of $2,000 in compensation for injuries caused by a post-office truck, resulting in the amputation of his left leg: Provided, That no part of the amount 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 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 9, 1934.

[CHAPTER 274.]
AN ACT

For the relief of T. J. Morrison.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Wnited 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, to T. j. Morrison, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the sum of $195.41 in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States, for water actually supplied to the post office at Ravenna, Kentucky, during the period of nine years and five months from November 27, 1922, until April 27, 1932: Provided, That no part of the amount 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

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per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection Penalty for violation with said claim, any contract to the 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 9, 1934.

[CHAPTER 275.]

AN ACT May 9, 1934. [H. R. 4847.)

For the relief of Galen E. Lichty. (Private, No. 141.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Galen E. Lichty. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Reimburse rumenis.ror 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 $554.70 in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States, to Galen E. Lichty, stamp clerk of the post office at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, to reimburse him for

funds stolen from the Beatrice post office by unknown persons on Proviso.

the day of November 17, 1928: Provided, That no part of the amount Limitation on attor. ney's, etc., fees. 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 Penalty for violation, contract to the 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 9, 1934.

(CHAPTER 276.)

AN ACT May 9, 1934. (H. R. 7279.)

For the relief of Porter Brothers and Biffle and certain other citizens. (Private, No. 142.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Porter Brothers and United States of America in Congress assembled, That Porter May bring suit in Brothers and Biffle,

a copartnership composed of H. L. Porter, L. A. district court for loss Porter, and J. W. Biffle; Spradling and Porter Brothers, a copart

nership composed of Royal Spradling, H. L. Porter, and L. A. Porter; Henry Price, Royal Spradling, J. L. Keith, W. T. Brummett; Price and Florence, a copartnership composed of Henry Price and Buster Florence; J. B. O'Harro and estate of G. J. Keith,

their heirs, legal representatives, executors, administrators, and Statutes of limita- assigns, and statutes of limitations being waived, are hereby authortions waived.

ized to enter suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas for the amount alleged to be due to said claimants from the United States by reason of the alleged neglect of the inspectors of the Bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, in certifying as clean of splenetic fever ticks,

cattle shipped from Texas to Oklahoma in the year 1919. Jurisdiction of court. Sec. 2. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon said United States

District Court for the Northern District of Texas to hear and determine all such claims without the intervention of a jury. The action in said court may be presented by a single petition making the United States party defendant, and shall set forth all the facts upon which the claimants base their claims, and the petition may be verified by the agent or attorney of said claimants, official letters, reports, and

public records, or certified copies thereof, may be used as evidence,
and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine said
suit and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of such dam-
ages and costs, if any, as shall be found due from the United States
to the said claimants by reason of the alleged negligence and errone-
ous certification, upon the same principles and under the same meas-
ures of liability as in like cases between private parties, and the
Government hereby waives its immunity from suit. And said claim
ants and the United States of America shall have all rights of appeal
or writ of error or other remedy as in similar cases between private
persons or corporations: Provided, That such notice of the suit shall Prorisos.
be given to the Attorney General of the United States as may be ney General:

Notice, etc., to Attor provided by order of said court, and upon such notice 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 States: Provided further, That such suit shall be begun within six months of Commencement of the date of the approval of this Act.

Approved, May 9, 1934.

suit.

[CHAPTER 287.]
AN ACT

May 14, 1934. Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay subcontractors for material (H.R. 3900.) and labor furnished in the construction of the post office at Las Vegas, Nevada. (Private, No. 143.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Las Vegas, Nev., of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to posta, y meet

Payment of certain pay to subcontractors, labor, and material men who furnish labor claims for material and

labor, in construction and material to the Plains Construction Company, defaulted general of. contractor for the construction of the post office at Las Vegas, Nevada, such sums as he may consider equitable and just to reimburse said subcontractors, labor, and material men for unpaid accounts left by said Plains Construction Company at the time of its default, said sums to be paid only upon proper proof of actual losses sustained exclusive of profit; and there is hereby made available for this purpose not to exceed $20,000 from any sum which may remain from the lump-sum appropriations made for building-construction purposes, notwithstanding the amount of the claims of said subcontractors in addition to the cost of completing the building exceed the limit of the cost for the construction of the Las Vegas Post Office. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized Goldsmith Metal

Lath Company. and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Goldsmith Metal Lath Company the sum of $892.73, to Price-Evans Foundry Corporation the sum of $1,790.10, Price-Evans Founand to R. W. Felix the sum of $27.81, in full settlement of all claims dry Corporation.

Ř. W. Felix. against the Government of the United States for losses suffered by the said companies by reason of the default of the Plains Construction Company, general contractors for the construction of the post office at Las Vegas, Nevada, and the contractor's failure to furnish the valid bond as required by law for the protection of labor and material men furnishing labor and material on public works: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Proviso. Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered ney's, etc., fees.

Limitation on attor 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 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 14, 1934.

[CHAPTER 288.)

AN ACT May 14, 1934. (H.R. 5299.)

For the relief of Orville A. Murphy. (Private, No. 144.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Orville A. Murphy. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United of

States Employees' Compensation Commission is hereby authorized

to consider and determine, in the same manner and to the same Vol. 39, p. 746.

extent as if application for the benefits of the Employees' Compensation Act had been made within the one-year period required by sections 17 and 20 thereof, the claim of Orville A. Murphy, on account of disability due to tuberculosis alleged to have been proxi

mately caused by his employment in the service of the United States Proviso.

between April 6, 1920, and December 1, 1932: Provided, That no No prior benefits.

benefits shall accrue prior to the enactment of this Act.

Approved, May 14, 1934.

[CHAPTER 291.)

AN ACT May 16, 1934. (H. R. 4060.)

For the relief of Ellen Grant. (Private, No. 145.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Faymente no, for bur- United States of America in Congress assembled that the Secretary ial expenses of son. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Ellen Grant, mother of Albert F. Grant, late boatswain's mate, second class, United States Navy, who died June 8, 1931, while a member of that organization, the sum of $200, in full settlement of all claims

against the Government of the United States, being the actual Proviso.

expenses incurred in the burial of said Albert F. Grant: Provided, Limitation on attorney's, etc., fees. That no part of the amount 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 Penalty for violation with said claim, any contract to the 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 16, 1934.

[CHAPTER 294.)

AN ACT May 17, 1934. (H.R. 190.)

For the relief of Elizabeth T. Cloud. (Private, No. 146.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Elizabeth T. Cloud. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the SecrePayment to, for personal injury. tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any

money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Elizabeth T. Cloud, of Atlantic City, New Jersey, the sum

of $596.97 on account of personal injury sustained by her on October 17, 1916, by falling on the steps of the Atlantic City post-office building: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in Proviso. this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or deliv- ney's, etc., fees.

Limitation on attorered 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 17, 1934.

[CHAPTER 295.)
AN ACT

May 17, 1934.
For the relief of Nellie Reay.

(H.R. 1209.)

(Private, No. 147.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Nellie Reay.

Payment to, for perof the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay sonal servicas. Nellie Reay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $12.95, in full and final settlement of all claims against the Government for work performed as a charwoman in the custodian service of the Post office and courthouse at Trenton, New Jersey, from November 1 to November 7, 1929.

Approved, May 17, 1934.

(CHAPTER 296.)
AN ACT

May 17, 1934.
For the relief of Scott C. White.

(H.R. 2750.)

[Private, No. 148.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- Scott C. White troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, directed to expense incurred. allow Scott C. White, United States marshal, western district of Texas, credit in the amount of $146.03, being the amount advanced by thé said marshal to E. G. Doty, a deputy marshal, covering expense incurred by the said Doty in attempting to serve certain process placed in his hands for service.

Approved, May 17, 1934.

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[CHAPTER 297.)
AN ACT

May 17, 1934.
For the relief of C. J. Holliday.

(H.R. 4927.)

[Private, No. 149.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary film Holliday: of the Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, loss on bail bond. out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $500 to C. J. Holliday, of Pelzer, South Carolina, in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States, which sum represents the loss sustained by the said C. J. Holliday on bail bond of Reuben G. Johnson, who afterwards was captured and returned to the United States officers by the said C. J. Holliday, record of said estreatment of bond being shown in the

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