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the subcommittee of the Claims Committee which considered it. The bill is simply proposing a cuuiiivomi.se settlement for a captnin iu the merchant marine who unquestionably, und without any voice raised against his claim, is entitled to payment for having been hell! up by the Shipping Hoard for 10 or 12 years with his license to act a.s a master or captain, and not being permitted to take out a ship. Having accumulated back salary, as I recall, in the neighborhood of $30.000 or 840,000, after careful review and investigation of the circumstances, the committee made a unanimous report to pay him $10,004).

I should be very glad if the Senator from Alabama, who has given a great deal of time to this matter as the chairman of the subcommittee, would give any further explanation that tlie Senator from Utah might desire.

Mr. KING. Mr. President, I have rend the report very carefully.. There are probably some appealing reasons for some relief! There is a contradiction of testimony. A full examination was made by the Shipping Hoard after this henoflciary returned to the United States, and they supported the view that he was properly refused permission to return with his ship.

Concede for the moment that he was improperly discharged. He was discharged; and there is no reason why he should have remained inactive all these years upon the theory that he was still in the employ of the Government.

I shall be perfectly willing, when we can have some little time, to discuss the bill. We have not time now.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Objection being made, the bill will be passed over.

BILL PASSED OVEB

The bill (S. 4174) to establish a woman's bureau in the Metropolitan police department of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, was announced as next in order.

Mr. KING. Let that go over.

Mr. COPELAND. Mr. President, will the Senator withhold his objection just a moment? Can we take up this bill at some other time when we can discuss the matter? What is the attitude of the Senator about It?

Mr. KING. Undoubtedly, before we adjourn, it will be taken up.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be passed over.

PUBLIC LANDS IN ARKANSAS

The joint resolution (S. J. Res. 114) authorizing assessments by levee, drainage, and road districts upon unreserved public lands in the St. Francis levee district, State of Arkansas, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Whereas In the improvement by reclamation and otherwise of swamp lands in the State of Arkansas by the St. Francis levee district and by drainage and road districts, great benefits have accrued to lands now owned, or formerly owned, by the United States; and

Whereas under the laws of Arkansas, Improvements by all such districts arc paid for from the proceeds of special assessments levied on the bants of the benefits accruing to the lands affected, and it has been tlie practice of the various districts to levy such special assessments upon entered public lands of the United States and to collect such assessments from each entryman when he becomes eutitled to a flual certificate for the lands; and

Wheroas this long-established and equitable practice has been challenged by litigation, and decisions have been rendered Invalidating all assessments for benefits accruing to public lauds before Issuance of final certificate therefor, for the reason that the United States had not given its consent to such assessments upon Its lands; and

Whereas the result of the inability of the districts to collect such assessments Is to confer the benefit upon owners who have made no compensation therefor, and to place a correspondingly greater burden upon the owners of lands who have paid the assessments, thus unjustly compelling the latter to bear the expense of improving the public lands for the benefit of those who later receive them from the United States: Therefore be it

Resolved, etc., That all unentered, unreserved public lands, and all entered lands for which no final certificates have been issued, within the boundaries of the St. Francis levee district, State of Arkansas, shall after the approval of this act lie subject to Inclusion In and assessments by the St. Francis levee district and drainage and road districts, such assessments to be made, and to be enforced as a lion, in the same manner as provided in the case of drainage assessments and enforcement of liens therefor by drainage districts upon certain public lands, in the act entitled "An act authorizing local drainage districts to drain certain public lands in the State of Arkunsns, counties of Mississippi and Poiusett, and subjecting said lands to taxation," approved January 17, 11)20.

Sec. 2. The United States consents to any assessments made prior to the approval of this act by Ihe St. Francis levee district and drainage and road districts, upon any unreserved public lands within the boundaries of the St. Francis levee district (whether or not entered at

the time the assessment was made and whether or not final certificates or patents therefor had been issued prior to the approval of tliis act), if such assessments were made in conformity with the constitution and laws of the State of Arkansas as in force at the time. In the case of lands still beneficially owned by the United States, such assessments shall constitute a lien upon such lands, to be enforced In the same manner as liens for assessments authorized by section 1.

The joint resolution was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

CLARENCE CLBGHORN

The bill (H. R. 5981) for the relief of Clarence Cleghorn was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

LOUISE M. CAMBOURI

The bill (S. 303) for the relief of Louise M. Cambouri was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Claims with amendments.

Mr. KING. Mr. President, I see that this claim was allowed by the Accounting Office. Was a further examination made, and the validity of the claim established?

Mr. HOWELL. It was; and the Comptroller General advises that the bill should be paid.

Mr. KING. I have no objection.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendments of the committee will be stated.

The amendments were, on page 1, line 5, after the words "sum of," to insert "$251.26," and at the top of page 2 to insert a new section, as follows:

Sec. 2. That no part of the amount appropriated In this bill In excess of 10 per cent thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys on account of services rendered or advances made in connection with said claim. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined in any gum not exceeding $1,000.

So as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay to Louise M. Cambouri, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $251.26, in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States on account of services rendered in the translation and verification of letters and documents for the United States Veterans' Bureau, prior to the cancellation of a contract dated May 13, 1926, claim for payment having been disallowed by the General Accounting Office on April 20, 1927.

Skc. 2. That no part of the amount appropriated in this bill in excess of 10 per cent thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by anyagent or agents, attorney or attorneys on account of services rendered or advances made in connection with said claim. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this act shrill be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

The amendments were agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendments were concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

BILL PASSED OVER

The bill (S. 1749) providing for the development of hydroelectric energy at Great Falls for the benefit of the United States Government and the District of Columbia was announced as next in order.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Let this bill be passed over.

EDWARD I. GALLAGHER, ADMINISTRATOR

The bill (S. 456) to carry out the findings of the Court of Claims in the case of Edward I. Gallagher, of New York, administrator of the estate of Charles Gallagher, deceased, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he la hereby, authorized and directed to pay. out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Kdward I. Gallagher, administrator of the estate of Charles Gallagher, deceased, of New York, the sum of $23.387.03, being the amount found due by the Court of Claims for loss and destruction of his schooner Kimrod and cargo, during the Civil War while he was under military orders, within military lines, and exoe Iting military commands, as reported to Congress in Senate Document No. r>«. Fifty-eighth Congress, third session, Congressional Heport No. 1 8303, filed In the Senate December 5, 1904.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

EDWARD A. BI.Ain

The bill (S. 1633) for the relief of Edward A. Blair was considered as iu Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., TImt tlie President is authorized to appoint Edward A. Blnir n second lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps and to retire him and place him upon the retired list of the Marine Corps with the retired pay and emoluments of that grade.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

Mr. KING subsequently said: Mr. President, what became of Senate bill 1033?

The PRESIDENT pro tcmporc. It was passed.

Mr. KING. I ask unanimous consent to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, and have it put back on the calendar. I want to look into it.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection? The Chair hears none, and the vote is reconsidered. The bill will be passed over.

AMENDMENT TO COPYRIGHT LAW

The bill (II. R. 6104) to amend sections 57 and 61 of the act entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright," approved March 4, 1909, was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Patents with an amendment, on pnge 2, line 16. after the word "regulations," to insert "as," so as to make the bill read:

He it enacted, etc., That sections 57 and 01 of the act entitled "An act to amend and consolidate tlie acts respecting copyright," approved March 4, 1»09 (sec. 57 and soc. 61, title 17, U. 8. C.), be, and the same are hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"Sec. 07. That the said printed current catalogues as they are issued ehall be promptly distributed by the copyright office to the collectors of customs of the United States and to the postmasters of all exchange offices of receipt of foreign mails, in accordance with revised lists of such collectors of customs and postmasters prepared by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General, and they shall also be furnished in whole or In part to all parties desiring tb«m at a price to be determined by the register of copyrights for each part of the catalogue, not exceeding $10 for the complete yearly catalogue of copyright entries. The consolidated catalogues and Indexes shall also be supplied to all persons ordering them at such prices as may be determined to be reasonable, and all subscriptions for the catalogues shall be received by the Superintendent of Public Documents, who shall forward tlie said publications; and the moneys thus received shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and accounted for under such laws and Treasury regulations as shall be in force at the time.

"Sec. 61. That the register of copyrights shall receive, and the persons to whom the services designated are rendered ahall jwy, the following fees: For the registration of any work subject to copyright, deposited under the provisions of this act, $2, which sum is to include a certificate of registration under seal: Provided, That in the case of any unpublished work registered under the provisions of section 11, the fee for registration with certificate shall be $1, and In the case of a published photograph the fee shall be $1 where a certificate Is not desired. For every additional certificate of registration made, $1. For recording and certifying any instrument of writing for the assignment of copyright, or any such license specified in section 1, subsection (e), or for any copy of such assignment or license, duly certified, $2 for eacb copyright office record-book page or additional fraction thereof over onehalf page. For recording the notice of user or acquiescence specified in section 1, subsection (e), $1 for each notice of not more than five titles. For comparing any copy of ail assignment with the record of such document in the copyright ofllce and certifying the same under seal, $2. For recording the renewal of copyright provided for in sections 23 and 24, $1. For recording the transfer of the proprietorship of copyrighted articles, 10 cents for each title of a book or other article, in addition to the fee prescribed for recording the instrument of assignment. For any requested search of copyright office records, Indexes, or deposits, $1 for each hour of time consumed in making such search: Provided, That only one registration at one fee shall be required in the case of several volumes of the game book deposited at the same time."

Sec. 2. This act shall go into effect on July 1, 1928.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The amendment was ordered to be engrossed, and the bill to be read a third time.

The bill was read the third time and passed.

PILL PASRKD OVER

The bill (S. 3874) authorizing appropriations of funds for construction of a highway from Red Lodge, Mont., to the boundary of the Yellowstone National Park iitar Cooke City, Mont., was announced as next in order.

Several Senators. Let that go over.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be passed over.

APPOINTMENT OF MIDSHIPMEN BY VICE PRESIDENT

The bill (S. 2802) to provide for the appointment of five midshipmen each year at large by the Vice President of the United States was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee 011 Naval Affairs, with amendments.

The first amendment was, on page 1, line 5, after the word "law," to strike out "five."

The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. KING. Mr. President, I desire to ask the chairman of the Naval Affairs Committee if it is deemed necessary, in view of Ihe recent bill passMi authorizing further appointments of cadets at Annapolis, to provide for further appointments.

Mr. HALE. I do not think it is exactly necessary, Mr. President: but the committee felt that the Vice President, who has the right to appoint cadets to West Point, should have the same right at the Naval Academy. We have simply given him the same right that any Senator would have.

Mr. KING. The point I am making is whether or not we are overloading the officers, both of the Army and the Navy, by appointing too many to Annapolis and to West Point.

Mr. HALE. I do not think so.

Mr. KING. It seemed to me that we were.

Mr. HALE. I do not think it will overload us at all.

Mr. BRUCE. Mr. President, I will ask the Senator from Maine whether a Senator has power now to appoint more than three appointees to West Point and the Naval Academy?

Mr. HALE. At the present time only three, Mr. President; but the appropriation bill for the coming year authorizes four.

Mr. BKUCE. Then he will have power to appoint four after this year?

Mr. HALE. Yes.

Mr. DILL. Mr. President, I think we all received notices that we have the power to appoint the extra one now.

Mr. NEELY. No; upon the passage of the bill.

Mr. DILL. The bill has already passed.

Mr. HALE. Under the law as it at present exists, we have a right to appoint five; but appropriations are only mad.1 sufficient to take care of three at the present time. The appropriation bill for the coming year provides for four.

Mr. DILL. But the Bureau of Navigation less than 10 days ago sent out notices stating that the extra appointee might be named to take the examination on June 13.

Mr. HALE. They probably thought the bill would go through before that time.

Mr. DILL. I know that I received such a notice.

Mr. HALE. They were simply anticipating. Of course, they will have to call that off if the appropriation bill does not go through.

Mr. BARKLEY. Mr. President, I should like to ask the Senator from Maine a question.

Mr. McNARY. I call for the regular order.

Mr. BARKLEY. I notice that this bill provides that the Vice President may appoint five midshipmen each year. Inasmuch as the four-year term for graduation at Annapolis would apply to these midshipmen as well as those appointed by the Senators and Representatives, that would give the Vice President 20 midshipmen in the Naval Academy. Is that what is intended?

Mr. HALE. The bill gives the Vice President the same power to appoint midshipmen that Senators now have.

Mr. BARKLEY. But that is not what this bill says. It says he shall have the right to appoint five for each year.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chnir will state to the Senator from Kentucky that there are other amendments to come which cover that point.

Mr. McNARY. I call for the regular order.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There are other amendments not yet agreed to.

Mr. LA FOLLETTE. I call for tlie regular order.

Mr. JONES. I desire to ask the Senator from Maine if this is the situation—that under the general law now the Vice President appoints a certain number to West Point?

Mr. HALE. He does, now.

Mr. JONES. Arid he never has had the right to appoint to the Naval Academy?

Mr. HALE. He has not

Mr. .TONES. This simply extends tliat right to him?

Mr. HALE. It docs.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The remaining amendments proposed by the committee will be .stated.

The next amendment w;is, in line 5, after the word "uppointed," to strike out "each year."

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, in line 6, after the-words "United States," to insert "equivalent in number to those allowed for each United States Senator."

The amendment was agreed to.

As amended the bill is as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That hereafter there shall be allowed at the United States Naval Academy, In addition to those allowed by existing law, midshipmen appointed at large by the Vice President of the United States, equivalent In number to those allowed for each United States Senator.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendments were concurred In.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

The title was amended so as to read: "A bill to provide for the appointment of midshipmen at large by the Vice President of the United States."

APPRAISAL OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENT PROPERTT

The bill (H. R. 5746) to authorize the appraisal of certain Government property and for other purposes was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

SALARIES OF PUBLIC PRINTER AND DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER

Mr. KING. Mr. President, the Senator from Mississippi [Mr. Harrison] was unavoidably detained. He has telephoned me asking that I request that Order of Business No. 737, House bill 666!), be put back on the calendar.

Mr. 15INGHAM. What is that bill?

Mr. KING. Order of Business No. 737, House bill 6669.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It Is a bill fixing the salary of the Public Printer and of the Deputy Public Printer. What is the Senator's request?

Mr. KING. I ask unanimous consent that it be restored to the calendar as not having been passed. I ask unanimous consent to reconsider its passage.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Utah asks unanimous consent to reconsider the vote whereby the bill was passed, and that it be restored to its place on the calendar. Is there objection?

Mr. BIN-GUAM. I object. Mr. President.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Objection is made.

DUTY OF NAVAL OFFICEKS ON AIRSHIPS

The bill (H. R. 5465) to amend section 1571 of the Revised Statutes to permit officers of the Navy to count duty on airships as sea duty was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

DUTY OF NAVAL OFFICERS AS FLEET AND SQUADRON ENGINEERS

The bill (H. R. 5531) to amend the provisions contained in the act approved August 29, 1916, relating to the assignment to duty of certain officers of the United States Navy as fleet and squadron engineers was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PASSED OVER

The concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 11) to investigate the problem of the control of aircraft for seacoast defense was announced as next in order.

Mr. JONES. Mr. President, may we have a brief explanation of this concurrent resolution?

Mr. HALE. I have just had word that the War Department would like to have the concurrent resolution go over.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The concurrent resolution will be passed over.

DATE OF PRECEDENCE OF CERTAIN STAFF NAVAL OFFICERS

The bill (H. R. 21) to provide for date of precedence of certain officers of the staff corps of the Navy was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

Mr. KING subsequently said: Mr. President, I desire to ask the Senator from Maine if House bill 21 is the bill known as tlie running mate bill, to which there was so much objection a year or two ago?

Mr. HALE. No; this has nothing to do with that matter. The Senator from Rhode Island [Mr. Metcalf] reported the bill. He will explain it.

Mr. KING. It is the bill with respect to taking precedence, and so forth. If it is the so-called running mate bill that was under consideration when I was a member of the Naval Affairs Committee, I want to object to it.

Mr. HALE. The bill simply seeks to correct the date of precedence in the Navy of two officers who were originally appointed ensigns in the Hue of the Navy upon graduation from Annapolis.

Mr. KING. I have no objection.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. Mr. President

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill is already passed.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. Mr. President, the bill provides that any officer transferred to the Navy staff shall take precedence of the officer of the line immediately above him at the time of the transfer, which officer shall be assigned as his running mate for promotion purposes.

Mr. HALE. There are only two officers involved in this. As I explained, under existing law at the time of transfer when these two officers transferred from the line to the staff corps they were given precedence in accordance with their rank and with their date of entrance into the staff corps; thereby losing the precedence they took upon the date of their commission in the line upon graduation from Annapolis. By this bill they will be restored to and placed in the same position for pay purposes based on promotion as the other members of their class of the Naval Academy, the class of 1923.

These are the only two officers involved, as since the time of their transfer from the line to the staff legislation has been enacted—the act of June 10, 1926—whereby hereafter when a line officer is transferred to a staff corps he shall retain the rank and date of commission held by him at the time of such transfer.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. This simply gives these officers the same privilege as all officers enjoy by law.

BILL PASSED OVER

The bill (H. R. 11134) to authorize appropriations for constuetion at military posts, and for other purposes, was announced as next in order.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. Mr. President, in be-half of the senior Senator from Utah [Mr. Smoot] I ask that that bill go over.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be passed over.

SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS IN TUE NAVAL SERVICE

The bill (H. R. 10276) providing for sundry matters affecting the naval service was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

Mr. JONES. Mr. President, this is an act, according to the title, providing for sundry matters affecting the naval service. That does not give very much information. I would like to have some brief explanation as to what the bill provides for.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The attention of the chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs is invited to the inquiry.

Mr. HALE. Mr. President, Captains Smith and Hutchins in their accounts have had certain small sums disallowed by the General Accounting Office in the audit of their accounts; the small sums represented alleged losses in the accounts because of fluctuation of exchange while they were serving asi naval attaches at Pekin, China. Both these officers were following the instructions of the Navy Department then in effect, and the alleged loss was the direct result of such procedure. That takes care of two.

Mr. JONES. That is all right.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, was read the third time, and passed.

BILL PASSED OVER

The bill (S. 4179) to amend the corrupt practices act by extending the same to candidates for nomination and election to the offices of Representative and Senator in the Congress of the United States, and for other purposes, was announced as next in order.

Mr. STEPHENS. I think that is a matter that will bear some discussion.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be passed over.

EXTENDING PROVISIONS OF REVISED STATUTES TO HAWAII AND ALASKA

The bill (S. 2069) to extend the provisions of section 1814 of the Revised Statutes to the Territories of Hawaii and Alaska was announced as next in order.

Mr. KING. Mr. President, I would like to be advised of the object of this bill.

Mr. BINGHAM. Mr. President, the only object of that bill is to permit the Territories of Hawaii and Alaska to have the same privilege which the States now h'.ive of paying for two statues to go into Statuary Hall. The bill was introduced at the request of the Legislature of Hawaii, aixi it is unanimously reported by the committee.

Mr. KING. Very well.

Mr. FLETCHER. There are some amendments to it.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There seems to be some confusion with reference to the amendments. The bill was reported in the first instance by the Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs with amendments, and thru was sent to the Committee on the Library, which now reports it with amendments, but the print of the bill at the desk seems to contain no amendments whatever.

Mr. JONES. I want to ask the Senator whether or not the committee took into consideration the fact that possibly at some time in the future these Territories might become States, and in the meantime the Territories would put two statues in Statuary Hall, and the States would have no privilege of doing so. The Senator may think that is rather remote.

Mr. BINGHAM. The time is so remote and the event so unlikely to happen, and the desire of the Territories, being that their distinguished men should be recognized in this way, the committee snw no objection. The amendment which the Committee on Territories put in was changing the reference to section 1814 of the Revised Statutes to the section of the Code, but it later appears that the Code is not the law yet, nor will it be for four or five years, and therefore that amendment was not pressed.

Mr. SWANSON. Mr. President, it does seem to me that this hasty method of filling up Statuary Hall is not wise. We put a great many statues there in a few years, and nobody will know why they were put there.

I think one of the most striking things I remember reading was about Theuiistocles, the greatest of the Greeks, a genius in war and peace. Athens never erected a monument to him, and somebody asked him once why Athens did not erect a monument to him. He said, "I would rather have people ask that question, than ask why they did erect a monument to me."

As to half the monuments in Statuary Hall, people may ask, "Why did they put those monuments there?" In the cases of most of the old States it took 20 or 30 or 40 or 50 years before they had the privilege of filling the places to which they were entitled. It is not wise to hurry this matter on behalf of the Territories, and I object.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will go over.

BILLS PASSED OVEB

The bill (S. 3770) authorizing the Federal Power Commission to issue permits and licenses on Fort Apache and White Mountain Indian Reservations, was announced as next in order.

Mr. CURTIS. The Senator from Colorado [Mr. Piiipps] asked that this go over.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be passed over.

The bill (S. 2330) authorizing reconstruction and Improvement of a public road in Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyo., was announced as next in order.

Several Senators. Over.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be passed over.

FEDERAL BUILDING IN HARTFORD, CONN.

The bill (S. 4035) authorizing conveyance to the city of Hartford, Conn., of title to site and building of the present Federal building in that city was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

it enacted, eta., That In consideration of the fact that the site of the present Federal building at llartford, Conn., wag originally donated to the United States for Federal uses, the Secretary, of the Treasury be, and he la hereby, authorized and directed to convey by quitclaim deed to the city of Hartford, Conn., title to said slto and the Federal building thereon, upon completion and occupancy of the new Federal building authorized to be constructed in said city.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third "time, and passed.

FOBT DEFIANCE HISTORICAL MTTSEUM

The joint resolution (S. J. Res. 82) providing for the erection of a public historical museum on the site of Fort Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Whereas on the 9th day of August, 1794, Gen. Anthony Wayne, a gallant and distinguished soldier of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, erected a fort at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglalze Rivers, known as Fort Defiance; and

Whereas the original site of old Fort Defiance ig now preserved as a public park of 3 acres, wherein the State of Ohio has expended $20,000 to construct a concrete retaining wall, and a further appropriation by the State of Ohio is available for landscaping and beautiflcatlon of site; and

Whereas the site Is one of national as well as local significance: Therefore be it

Rcmh-cd, etc., That the Secretary of War Is authorized and directed fl) with the approval of tile proper official of the State of Ohio, to select a site in the public park maintained by the State of Ohio on the site of I<"ort Defiance, at Dellance, Ohio, and (2) to construct thereon, us a memorial to Gen. Anthony Wayne, a public museum suitable for hoaxing a collection of historical relics which is already available; but such museum shall not be constructed until the Slate of Ohio has made adequate provision for Its care and nmlntenance, and the Secretary of War may, in his discretion, suspend all construction under this act until the State of Ohio has made available a sum equal to that hereinafter authorized to be appropriated, to be used in the construction of such museum.

Sec. 2. The plans for such museum shall be subject to the approval of the National Commission of Fine Arts.

Sec. 3. There is horeby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $50,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of this art.

The joint resolution was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be t-ugrowsed for u third reading, read the third time, and passed.

MAJ. OEN. WILLIAM O. OOROAS MONUMENT

The joint resolution (S. J. Res. 02) to provide for a monument to Maj. Gen. William Crawford Gin-gas, late Surgeon General of the United States Army, was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The joint resolution had been reported from the Committee on the Library with an amendment, to strike out all after the enacting clause and to insert:

That the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital Is authorized and directed to select a site on public grounds of the United States In the District of Columbia, and to contract for the erection thereon, at a cost not to exceed $50,000, of a monument to Maj. Gen. William Crawford Gorgas, late Surgeon General of the United States Army, commemorative of the services rendered by him to humanity. The site chosen and the design of such monument shall be approved by the National Commission of Fine Arts and the Joint Committee on the Library.

Sec. 2. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $50,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of this act.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, LIBHARY OK CONGRESS

The bill (H. R. 10544) to abolish the office of administrative assistant and disbursing officer in the Library of Congress and to reassign the duties thereof, was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

ETHNOLOGICAL RESEARCHES

The bill (S. 1855) to provkle for cooperation by the Smithsonian Institution with State, educational, and scientific organizations In the United States for continuing ethnological researches on the American Indians, was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was rend, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution is hereby authorized to cooperate with any State, educational institution, or scientific organization In the United States for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the excavation and preservation of archaeological remains.

Sbc. 2. That there Is hereby authorized to be appropriated, oat of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $20,000, which shall be available until expended for tbe above purposes: Provided, That at such time as the Smithsonian Institution Is satisfied that any State, educational institution, or scientific organization In any of the United States is prepared to contribute to such Investigation and when in its Judgment such Investigation shall appear meritorious, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution may direct that an amount from this sum equal to that contributed by such State, educational institution, or scientific organization, not to exceed $2,000, to be expended from such sum In any one State during any calendar year, be made available for cooperative investigation: Provided further, That all such cooperative work and division of the result thereof shall be under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Mr. MoKELLAR. Mr. President, in reference to this bill. It should be indefinitely postponed. Substantially the same bill has already been passed. I call the attention of the Senator from Ohio to that fact.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, the bill will be indefinitely postponed.

DISTRICT JUDGE, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

The bill (S. 4183) authorizing filling of a vacancy occurring in the office of district judge for tlie northern district of Illinois created by the act entitled "An net for the appointment of an additional circuit judge for the fourth judicial circuit, for the appointment of additional district judges for certain districts, providing for an annual conference of certain judges, and for other purposes," approved September 14, 1922, was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That a vacancy occurring at any time In the office of district judge for the northern Judicial district of Illinois created by the act entitled "An act for the appointment of an additional circuit judge for the fourth judicial circuit, for the appointment of additional district judges for certain districts, providing for an annual conference of certain Judges, and for other purposes," approved September 14, 1022, Is authorized to be filled.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

TENNESSEE RIVER BRIDGE, KENTUCKY

The bill (S. 4059) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Tennessee River, at or near the mouth of Clarks River, was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of Congress Is hereby granted to the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Tennessee River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near where Clarks River empties into the Tennessee River, In accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sue. 2. If tolls are charged for the use of such bridge, the rates of toll shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and its approaches under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the cost of the bridge and its approaches, including reasonable interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 20 sears from the completion thereof. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or the rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exceed the amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the bridge and Its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the costs of the bridge and its approaches, the expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, and of the dally tolls collected, shall be kept and shall be available for the Information of all persons Interested.

Skc. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act Is hereby expressly reserved.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

CUMBERLAND RIVER BRIDGE, KENTUCKY

The bill (S. 4060) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River, at or near Canton, Ky., was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of Congress Is hereby granted to the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Cumberland River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near the town of Canton, Ky., In accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sec. 2. If tolls are charged for the use of such bridge the rates of toll shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and its approaches under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the cost of the bridge and its approaches, including reasonable interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 20 years from the completion thereof. After a sinking fund

sufficient for such amortization shall have been no provided, such bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or the rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exceed the amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the bridge and Its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the costs of the bridge and Its approaches, the expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, and of the dally tolls collected shall be kept and shall be available for the Information of all persons interested.

Sbc. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

ILLINOIS RIVER BRIDGE, ILLINOIS

The bill (S. 4034) authorizing the Calhoun Bridge Co., an Illinois corporation, its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Illinois River, at or near Grafton, 111., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment, on page 2, line 10, to strike out "pedestrains," and to insert the word "pedestrians," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That In order to promote Interstate commerce, improve the Postal Service, and provide for military and other purposes, the Calhoun Bridge Co., an Illinois corporation, Its successors and assigns, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Illinois River, at a point suitable to the Interests of navigation, at or near Orafton, 111., In accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sec. 2. The Calhoun Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, is authorized to construct, maintain, and operate such bridge and the necessary approaches thereto as a railroad bridge for the passage of railway trains or street cars, or both, or as a highway bridge for the passage of pedestrians, animals, and vehicles, adapted to travel on public, highways, or as a combined railroad and highway bridge for all such purposes; and there is hereby conferred upon the said Calhoun Bridge Co., Its successors and assigns, all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of such bridge and Us approaches as are possessed by railroad corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State in which such real estate or other property is situated, upon making Just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of such State, and the proceedings therefor shall be the same as In the condemnation or expropriation of property for public purposes In such State.

Sec. 3. After the completion of such bridge, as determined by the Secretary of War, if the same Is constructed as a highway bridge only, either the State of Illinois, any political subdivision thereof, within or adjoining which any part of such bridge is located, or any two or more of them jointly, may at any time acquire and take over all right, title, and Interest in such bridge and its approaches, and any interest In real property necessary therefor, by purchase or by condemnation, in accordance with the laws of such State governing the acquisition of private property for public purposes by condemnation or expropriation. If at any time after the expiration of 20 years after the completion of such, bridge the same is acquired by condemnation or expropriation, the amount of damages or compensation to be allowed shall not include good will, going value, or prospective revenues or profits, but shall be limited to the sum of (1) the actual cost of constructing such bridge and Its approaches, less a reasonable deduction for actual depreciation in value; (2) the actual cost of acquiring such Interest In real property; (3) actual financing and promotion cost, not to exceed 10 per cent of the sum of the cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches nnd acquiring such interests in real property; and (4) actual expenditures for necessary Improvements.

Sec. 4. If such bridge shall at any time be taken over or acquired by the State of Illinois or by any municipality or other political subdivision or public agency thereof, under the provisions of section 3 of this act, and If tolls are charged for the use thereof, the rates of toll shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay for the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and Its approaches under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the amount paid therefor, including reasonable interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of acquiring the same. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or the rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exceed the amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the

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