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July 31, 1912. CHAP. 266.-An Act Authorizing Daniel W. Abbott to make homestead entry. (H. R. 12375.)

(Private, No. 67.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Daniel W. Daniel W. Abbott. Abbott be, and he is hereby, empowered to make entry of and acquire stead entry: title to the south half of the southeast quarter and the south half of the southwest quarter of section six in township ten south, range twenty-eight east, Boise meridian, under the general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States, notwithstanding he may have heretofore exhausted his right to make entry under said laws, and Credit for prior resi. he shall be given credit, under any entry made by him under this dence. Act, for the full period of such actual residence as he

may

have maintained on said land or on land embraced in the legal subdivision of land adjoining said land prior to the time he makes entry under this Act.

Approved, July 31, 1912. .

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July 31, 1912.

[H. R. 22111.) CHAP. 267.-An Act For the relief of the Delaware Transportation Company, owner of the American steamer Dorothy.

(Private, No. 68.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of the Dela- tallona Company

Delaware Transporware Transportation Company, owner of the American steamer May bring suit for Dorothy, injured in collision with the United States steam collier ""Dorothy." Sterling in Chesapeake Bay on December third, nineteen hundred and eleven, for and on account of the damage to said steamship Dorothy by reason of said collision, may be submitted to the United States Court in the district in which suit shall be filed by the United States to recover damages and losses by said collision, under and in Jurisdiction of compliance with the rules of said court sitting as a court of admiralty; court. and the said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine the whole controversy and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of the damages sustained by reason of said collision, if any shall be found to be due, either for or against the United States, upon the same principles and measure of liability, with costs as in like cases in admiralty between private parties, and with the same rights of appeal.

SEC. 2. That should damages be found to be due the said Delaware Payment of damTransportation Company, as owner of said steamship Dorothy, the amount of the final decree therefor shall be paid out of any money in the United States Treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, commencement of That said suit shall be brought and commenced within four months suit. from the date of the passage of this Act.

Approved, July 31, 1912.

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Proviso.

August 1, 1912.

(H. R. 25598.) [Private, No. 69.]

Cornelia C. Bragg.
Pension.

CHAP. 271.-An Act Granting a pension to Cornelia C. Bragg.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Cornelia C. Bragg, widow of Edward S. Bragg, late a brigadier general of United States Volunteers during the late Civil War, and pay her a pension at the rate of fifty dollars per month.

Approved, August 1, 1912.

August 2, 1912. CHAP. 272.-An Act For the relief of the Fifth-Third National Bank of Cincin (H. R. 16518.)

nati, Ohio. (Private, No. 70.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United tional Bank of Cin: States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the cinnati, Ohio. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue a

Duplicate bond issued to.

duplicate registered bond of the three per centum loan of nineteen hundred and eight to nineteen hundred and eighteen, in favor of the Fifth-Third National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio, in lieu of United States three per centum registered bond, loan of nineteen hundred and eight to nineteen hundred and eighteen, numbered thirty-seven thousand one hundred and ninety-five, for one thousand dollars inscribed in the name of Jacob B. Elberfeld, alleged to have been lost or mislaid

after having been assigned in blank, sold and delivered to the FifthIndemnity bond. Third National Bank of Cincinnati: Provided, That the said bank shall

first file in the Treasury Department a bond in the penal sum of double the amount of the missing bond, in such form and with such sureties as may be acceptable to the Secretary of the Treasury, to indemnify the United States against loss on account of said original bond.

Approved, August 2, 1912.

Proviso.

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August 2, 1912.

CHAP. 273.-An Act For the relief of J. M. H. Mellon, administrator, James A. [H. R. 20873.)

Mellon, Thomas D. Mellon, Mrs. E. L. Siverd, J. M. H. Mellon, Bessie Blue, Mis. [Private, No. 71.) Simpson, Annie Turley, C. B. Eyler, Luella C. Pearce, John McCracken, A. J. Mellon,

J.J. Martin, Eugene Richmond, Springdale Methodist Episcopal Church, Heidekamp Mirror Company, James P. Confer, junior, W. P. Bigley, W. J. Bole, and S. A. Moyer, all of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment of losses States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the from floods, 1907. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out

of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to J. M. H. Mellon, administrator, the sum of three thousand and one dollars and fifty-two cents, to James A. Mellon the sum of two thousand and two dollars and seventy cents, to Thomas D. Mellon the sum of one thousand two hundred and fiftyeight dollars and three cents, to Mrs. E. L. Siverd the sum of three hundred and sixty-six dollars and seventy-five cents, to J. M. H. Mellon the sum of one hundred and fifty-one dollars, to Bessie Blue the sum of seventy-five dollars, to Mrs. Simpson the sum of thirteen dollars and eighty cents, to Annie Turley the sum of forty-seven dollars and fifteen cents, to C. B. Eyler the sum of four hundred and thirtyseven dollars, to Luella c. Pearce the sum of nine hundred and eighteen dollars and seventy cents, to John McCracken the sum of sixty-three dollars and twenty-five cents, to A. J. Mellon the sum of eight hundred and twenty-one dollars and eighty-four cents, to J. J. Martin the sum of fifty-one dollars and seventy-five cents, to Eugene Richmond the sum of thirty-six dollars and eighty cents, to the Springdale Methodist Episcopal Church the sum of two hundred and seventy dollars, to Heidekamp Mirror Company the sum of seven thousand and fifty-seven dollars and twenty-one cents, to James P. Confer, junior, the sum of twenty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents, to W. P. Bigley the sum of five hundred and fifty-two dollars, to W.J. Bole the sum of three hundred and thirty dollars and seventyfive cents, to S. A. Moyer the sum of thirty-four dollars and fifty cents, and Albert Weiss the sum of fifty-nine dollars and thirty-eight cents as compensation for the injuries sustained by them by reason of a flood in the Allegheny River in January, nineteen hundred and seven, said principal sums being the amounts recommended to be paid the parties herein named by the Chief of Engineers, United States Army.

Approved, August 2, 1912.

CHAP. 283.-An Act For the relief of James S. Baer.

August 9, 1912.

(H. R. 21952.) [Private, No. 72.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the administration Mimary Pecord corof the pension laws James S. Baer, late captain Company G, First rected. Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been discharged honorably from the military service of the United States as a member of said company and regiment on the twenty-eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-four: Provided, That no pension shall accrue prior to the pas- No prior pension. sage of this Act.

Approved, August 9, 1912.

Proviso.

August 14, 1912.

(S. 183.) (Private, No. 73.]

G. A. Embry.
Payment to

CHAP. 292.-An Act For the relief of G. A. Embry.

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, to G. A. Embry, of Estill County, Kentucky, the sum of two hundred dollars in full compensation for services rendered the United States during the War with Spain.

Approved, August 14, 1912.

CHAP. 293.-An Act For the relief of the estate of Eliza B. Hause.

August 14, 1912.

(S. 1508.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

(Private, No. 74.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Refund of war rev.

Eliza B. Hause. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the enue taxes to estateof. personal representative of the estate of Eliza B. Hause, late of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three hundred and forty-two dollars and eight cents, taxes erroneously collected from said estate under the war revenue Act of June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

Approved, August 14, 1912.

CHAP. 294.-An Act For the relief of the estate of Johanna S. Stoeckle.

August 14, 1912.

(S. 4189.) (Private, No. 75.] Johanna S.Stoeckle. Refund of legacy

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 to the taxes to estate of. personal representative of the estate of Johanna S. Stoeckle, late of Wilmington, Delaware, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand seven hundred and fiftythree dollars and ninety-nine cents, taxes erroneously collected from said estate under the war-revenue Act of June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, on legacies passing by the last will and testament of Joseph Stoeckle, he having deceased prior to the passage of the war-revenue Act approved June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

Approved, August 14, 1912.

August 14, 1912. CHAP. 295.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Annie R. Schley.

(S. 4568.] [Private, No. 76.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension increased. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension rolí, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Annie R. Schley, widow of Winfield S. Schley, late rear admiral, United States Navy, and pay her a pension at the rate of one hundred dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, August 14, 1912.

August 16, 1912.

(8. 4007.) [Private, No. 77.]

CHAP. 297.-An Act For the relief of the J. Kennard and Sons Carpet Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United J. Kennard and Sons States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Refund of duties to. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to refund to

the J. Kennard and Sons Carpet Company, of Saint Louis, Missouri, a

corporation of the State of Missouri, the sum of two thousand four Public Laws, p. 598. hundred and twenty-seven dollars and eighty-eight cents, the same

being the amount of penalties heretofore assessed against and collected from said company on account of customs duties in the months of April, May, July, and August, nineteen hundred and seven.

Approved, August 16, 1912.

August 16, 1919.

(S. 4032.) (Private, No. 78.] C. Person's Sons.

CHAP. 298.–An Act For the relief of C. Person's Sons.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Refund of duties to. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to refund, out of any moneys in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to Daniel H. Person, William Person, and Frank P. Person, a copartnership doing business under the name of C. Person's Sons, in Buffalo, New York, the sum of four hundred and fifty-eight dollars and eighty-three cents, the same being the amount of duties paid by said firm upon certain whisky imported from Canada to the port of Buffalo on the twelfth day of May, nineteen hundred and eight, which said whisky was thereafter exported from said port by said firm, the said duties not having been refunded to them.

Approved, August 16, 1912.

CHAP. 299.-An Act For the relief of Catherine Grimm.

August 16, 1912.

(S. 4520.) [Private, No. 79.) Catherine Grimm. Payment to.

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 of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to Catherine Grimm, of Cleveland, Ohio, mother of Otto B. Grimm, late first lieutenant, Signal Corps, United States Army, the sum of one thousand two hundred dollars, in full compensation of all claims or demands of the estate of the late Otto B. Grimm.

Approved, August 16, 1912.

August 17, 1912. (S. 998.)

CHAP. 302.-An Act For the relief of Henry G. Roetzel and Paul Chipman. [Private, No. 80.]

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

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Henry G. Roetzel and Paul Chipman, partners doing business under the firm name of Roetzel and Chipman, contractors, of Evansville, Indiana, the sum of four thousand two hundred and thirty dollars, and said sum of four thousand two hundred and thirty dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in payment of the amount withheld from them as liquidated damages under a certain contract for the construction of concrete walls, and so forth, at the lock at Grand Rapids, on the Wabash River, entered into by and between the duly authorized officer of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, representing the United States of America on the one part, and the said Henry G. Roetzel and Paul Chipman, partners doing business under the firm name of Roetzel and Chipman, on the other part, and approved by the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated June second, nineteen hundred and nine.

Approved, August 17, 1912.

CHAP. 303.-An Act For the relief of Robert E. Burke.

August 17, 1912.

[H. R. 4113.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 81.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Robert E. Burke,

Reimbursement to. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Robert E. Burke, of Brooklyn, New York, the sum of four thousand three hundred and forty dollars and seventy cents, as reimbursement for expenses actually incurred by him in connection with his duties as United States customs inspector at the port of New York.

Approved, August 17, 1912.

Public Laws, p. 598.

CHAP. 304.-An Act For the relief of Mary J. Manning.

August 17, 1912.)

[H. R. 7672.1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

(Private, No. 82.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Mary J. Manning. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Mary J. Manning the sum of three hundred and thirty-four dollars and forty-nine cents, being the amount of money paid by J. H. Mitchell as surety on the bail bond of one Thad Manning, which money was paid under a mistake of fact, the said Thad Manning being dead at the date for which judgment was rendered against his said surety, the said money having been collected by said J. H. Mitchell from said Mary J. Manning, the widow of said Thad Manning, by the sale of certain of her property, which had been conveyed by mortgage for the purpose of indemnifying the said surety, J. H. Mitchell.

Approved, August 17, 1912.

CHAP. 312.-An Act For the relief of Martin A. L. Olsen.

August 20, 1912.

(H. R. 14770.1 [Private, No. 83.)

Martin A. L. Olsen.

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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 to for storem potuifunds: Martin A. L. Olsen, postmaster of the city of De Kalb, Illinois, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five hundred and fifteen dollars, which sum is hereby appropriated for that purpose, to reimburse him for postal savings funds and postal savings stamps which were stolen when the post office at said city of De Kalb, Illinois, was burglarized on the twenty-fifth day of July,

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