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bridge and ils approaches nndcr economical management. An accurate record of the amount paid for acquiring the bridge and Its approaches, the actual 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.

Sec. 5. If such bridge is constructed as a combined railroad bridge for the passage of railway trains or street cars, and a highway bridge for the passage of pedestrians, tinlmals, and vehicles, then the right of purchase and condemnation conferred by this act shall apply to a right of way thereover for the passage without cost of persons, animals, and vehicles adapted to travel on public highways; and If the right of purchase or condemnation shall be exercised as to such right of way over the bridge, then the measure of damages or compensation to be allowed or paid for Buch right of way shall be a sum equal to the difference between the actual fair cash value of such bridge determined In accordance with the provisions of section 3 of this act, and what Its actual fair cash value so determined would have been If such bridge had been constructed as a railroad bridge only. If the right of purchase or condemnation conferred by this act shall be exercised as to the right of way over such bridge, then that part of the bridge which shall be purchased or condemned and shall be thereafter actually used for the passage of pedestrians, animals, or vehicles, shall be maintained, operated, and kept In repair by the purchaser thereof.

Sec. 6. The Calhoun Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, shall, within 90 days after the completion of such bridge, file with the Secretary of War and with the highway department of the State of Illinois a swora itemized statement showing the actual original cost of constructing the bridge and Its approaches, the actual cost of acquiring any interest In real property necessary therefor, and the actual financing and promotion costs. The Secretary of Wnr may, and at the request of the highway department of the State of Illinois shall, at any time within three years after the completion of such bridge, Investigate such costs and determine the accuracy and the reasonableness of the costs alleged In the statement of costs so filed, and shall make a finding of the actual and reasonable costs of construction, financing, and promoting such bridge. For the purpose of such investigation the said Calhoun Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, shall make available all of its records In connection with the construction, financing, and promotion thereof. The findings of the Secretary of War as to the reasonable costs of the construction, financing, and promotion of the bridge shall be conclusive for the purposes mentioned in section 3 of this act, subject only to review in a court of equity for fraud or gross mistake.

Sbc. 7. The Calhoun Bridge Co., its successors and assigns. Is hereby authorized and empowered to fix and charge just and reasonable tolls for the passage of such bridge of pedestrians, animals, and vehicles adapted to travel on public highways, and the rates so fixed shall be the legal rates until the Secretary of War shall prescribe other rates of toll as provided in the act of March 23, 1006; and if said bridge is constructed as a railroad bridge, or a joint railroad and highway bridge, as provided in this act, the said Calhoun Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to fix by contract with any person or corporation desiring the use of the same for the passage of railway trains or street cars, or for placing water or gas pipe lines or telephone or telegraph or electric light or power lines, or for any other such purposes, the terms, conditions, and rates of toll for such use; but In the absence of such contract, the terms, conditions, and rates of toll for such use shall be determined by the Secretary of War as provided in, said act of March 23, 1906.

Sec. 8. The right to sell, assign, transfer, and mortgage all the rights, powers, and privileges conferred by this act is hereby granted to the Calhoun Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, and any corporation to which or any person to whom such rights, powers, and privileges may be sold, assigned, or transferred, or who shall acquire the same by mortgage foreclosure or otherwise, Is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the samt as fully as though conferred herein directly upon such corporation or person.

Sec. 9. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act Is hereby expressly reserved.

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.

FRENCH BROAD BITER BRIDGE, TENNESSEE

The bill (S. 4045) granting the consent of Congress to the Highway Department of the State of Tennessee to construct a bridge across the French Broad River on the Newport-Asheville (N. C.) road in Cocke County, Tenn., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with amendments, on page 2, line 3, to strike out after the numerals "1906" and the comma the remainder of the paragraph, so as to read:

Be U enacted, etc., That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the highway department of the State o£ Tennessee, and Its suc

cessors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Frenrli Broad River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, on the Newport Ashevllle (N. C.) road near the town of Del Rio, in Cocke County, in the State of Tennessee, in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters,'' approved March 23, 1906.

Sbc. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act Is hereby expressly reserved.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, aud the amendment was 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 granting the consent of Congress to the Highway Department of the State of Tennessee to construct a bridge across the French Broad Hiver on the Newport-Asheville (N. C.) road near the town of Del Rio, in Cocke County, Teun."

TENNESSEE RIVER BRIDGE, KENTUCKY

The bill (S. 4062) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Tennessee River at or near Eg-iers Ferry, Ky., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment, on page 1, line 7, to strike out the word "Egners" and insert in lieu thereof the word "Eggners," so as to make the bill read:

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 Trnnessi-c River, at a point suitable to the Interests of navigation, at or near Eggners Ferry, In accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 2.'!, 1906, and subject to the conditions aud 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 und its approaches under economical management, and lo provide a sinking fund siifficleut 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 -0 years from the completion thereof. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have bceu 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 aud Its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the costg of the bridge and its approaches, the expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, aud of the daily tolls collected shall be kept and shall be available for the information of all persons Interested.

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

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.

The title was amended so as to read: "A bill authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Tennessee River at or near Egguers Ferry, Ky.'!

TELEPHONE LINE WESTERN NAVAJO INDIAN RESERVATION

The bill (S. 3779) to authorize the construction of a telephone line from Flagstaff to Kayenta on the Western Navajo Indian Reservation, Ariz., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Indian Affairs with an amendment, on page 1, line 3. to strike out "$40,000" and insert in lieu thereof "$35,000," so as to make the bill read:

He it enacted, etc., That $35,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the reconstruction of the telephone line from Flagstaff to the Western Navajo Indian Agency at Tuba City, and for the construction of a continuation of said telephone line from Tuba City to the Marsh Pass Indian Boarding School at Kayenta, Ariz.

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, aud passed.

C. K. Or.HERO

The bill (S. 2738) for Hip relief of C. It. Olberg was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been rejxirted from the Committee on Indian Affairs, with an amendment, on page 1, line 11, to strike out "January 26" and insert "September 30, 1!)2G," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That tlie Comptroller General of the United States be, auil lie is li'Tel>y. authorized imd dlrrcted to credit the accounts of I)avid Ruddrus, cashier ami special disbursing agent. Klve C'ivilized Tribes, in the amount of $404, and to credit the accounts of C. R. Olberg, assistant chief irrigation engineer and special disbursing agent, Indian Service, In the amount of $1.1153, both amounts repres 'Kting per diem allowances In lieu of subsistence paid to C. R. Olburg during tli<! period March 5, 1024, to September .'!0, 1926, while on duty at Sacatou, Ariz., and Los Angeles. Calif.

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.

BRIDGE AND BOAI). HOOPA VALLEY RESERVATION, CALIF.

The bill (II. R. 441) to authorize an appropriation to pay half the cost of a bridge and road on the Hoopa Valley Hi-nervation, Calif., was considered as In Committee of I he Whole.

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

CUMBERLAND K1VEB DUIDOE. KENTUCKY

The bill (S. 4061) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Smithland, 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 jxtlnt suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near the city of Smithland, Ky., In accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters." approved March 2H, 1900, and subject to tbe conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sbc. 2. If tolls are charged for the use of such bridge, the rates of toll shall he so adjusted as to provide a fund sufllcieut 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 amortl/e the cost of the bridge and its approaches, including reasonable interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, hut within a period of not to exceed 20 years 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 daily tolls collected, shall be kept and shall be available for the Information of all persons Interested.

Sic. 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.

EDMUND F. HUBBARD

The bill (H. B. 10139) for the relief of Edmund F. Hubbard was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

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

PENSIONS AND INCREASE OF PENSIONS

The bill (II. It. 12381) granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Regular Army and Navy, etc., and certain soldiers and sailors of wars other than the Civil War, and to widows of such soldiers and sailors was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Pensions witli amendments.

The first amendment of the Committee on Pensions was, on page 2, after line 18, to strike out:

The name of James F. Conner, late of the Ninety-ninth Company, United States Coast Artillery Corps. Philippine Insurrection, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 4, after line 13, to strike out:

The name of David Gregory, late of Company G, Thirteenth Regiment United States Infantry, war with Spain, and pay htm a pension at the rate of $72 per month In lieu of that he is now receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, at the top of page 5, to strike out: The name of John F. Kilhride, late of the Sanitary Detachment, First Regiment New York Cavalry, National Guard, and pay him a pension at the rate of $.'{0 per mouth in lieu of that he is now receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 5, after line 16, to strike out:

The name of George F. Wiggins, late of the United States Navy, war with Spain, and pay him u pension at the rate of $20 pr-r month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 5. line 22, after the words "rate of," to strike out "$20" and insert "$12," so as to read:

The name of Carl Johan Anderson, late of the United States Nuvy, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 6, after line 15, to strike out:

The name of Mary A. Clarke, widow of James Clarence Clarke, late of the Coast Signal Service, United States Navy, war with Spain, and pay her a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 7, after line 17, to strike out:

The name of John II. Doremus, late of Company D, Second Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at tlie rate of $125 per mouth in lieu of that lie is now receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 7, after line 21, to strike out:

The name of Thomas A. McEntire, alias Thomas Ingalls, late of Companies A and G, Second Regiment United States Infantry, Indian wars, and pay him a pension at the rate of $8 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, at the top of page 8, to strike out:

The name of Joseph I). Keane, late of Troop A, Eighth Regiment United States Cavalry, Indian wars, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

Tlie next amendment was, on page 9, line 3, after the words "rate of" to strike out "$30" and insert "$12"; so as to read:

The name of William H. Clarke, late of the United States Navy, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 9, after line 14, to strike out:

The name of Annie McN'amara, widow of Robert C. McNamara, late major, Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, wnr with Spain, and pay her a pension at the rate of $40 per month in lieu of that she Is now receiving. •

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 11, after line 18, to strike out:

The name of John B. Maddox, late of the Sixth Battery, Iowa Volunteer Light Artillery, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $15 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 13, after line 6, to strike out:

The name of James C. Hicks, late of the Sixty-eighth Company, United States Coast Artillery Corps, Regular Establishment, and pay him a pension at the rate of $50 per month In lieu of that he is now receiving.

Tlie amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 18, line 9, after the words "rate of," to strike out "$40" and insert "$20," so as to read:

The name of John Garvey, late of the United States Navy, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 18, line 13,. after the words "rate of," to strike out "$20" and insert "$12," so as to read:

The name of Joseph I). Combs, late of Copt. F. C. Belle's company, and Capt. Jim Curomings's Oregon Volunteer Infantry, Indian warn, and pay him a pension at the rate o£ $12 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 18, line 20, after the words "rate of," to strike nut "$100" and insert "$75," so as to read:

The name of Terese B. Hall, widow of Gen. William P. Hall,

late of the United States Army, Regular Establishment, and pay her

a pension at the rate of $75 per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 10, after line 13, to strike out:

The name of Herman Green, late of the Sixth Battery, United States Field Artillery, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The amendment wast agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 19. line 10. after the words "rate of" to strike out "$12" and insert "$20 "; so as to read:

The name of Harry F. Palmer, late of the United States Navy, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 19, after line 23, to strike out:

The name of James Shaw, late of the United States Navy, Regular Establishment, and pay him a pension at the rate of $30 per month in lieu of that he U now receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 20. line 7, after the words "rate of," to strike out "$30" and insert "$20," go as to read:

The name of William D. Warren, late of Company G, First Regiment Territorial, United States Volunteer Infantry, war with Spain, aud pay him a pension at the rate of $1!0 per month in lieu of that he Is now receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 21, after line 5, to strike out:

The name of Clark Brown, late of Company I, Third Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, war with Spain, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month in lieu of that he is Dow receiving.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 21, after line 22, to insert:

The name of David J. Menard. Jr., late seaman of the United States Navy, and pay him a pension at the rate of $30 per month.

The name of Lawrence Waterhouse, late of Troop B, Seventh Regiment United States Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $40 per month in lieu of that he is now receiving, said Increase to date from February 17, 1927.

The name of Surah I. Booth, dependent mother of Albert Booth, late of Battery K, Third Regiment United States Artillery, Company G, Thirty-seventh Regiment United States Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

The name of John Rose, late of Battery F, Second Regiment United States Artillery, and later of the Twenty-second Company of the Recruiting Service, and pay him a pension at the rate of $,25 per month In lieu of that he la now receiving.

The name of Harry L. Dean, late of Company A, Twelfth Regiment United States Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of John T. Kiernan, late of Company L, Fourth Regiment United States Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

The name of Charles G. Bostwlck, alias Carlos G. Bostwlck, late of Company I, Second Regiment United States Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of Joseph Burrls, late of Company G, Fourth Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $24 per month.

The name of Ellis East, late of Companies F and B, Fourth Regiment United Stales Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of Gus W. Peterson, late of Wagon Company 26, Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, First Cavalry Division Trains, aud pay him a pension at the rate of $24 per mouth.

The nnme of Pevoiinh Watts, widow of Albert S. Watts, late of Company (i, First regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the ratf of $:;0 per month.

The name of Joel M. Clanton, late of Caiit. William C. Painter's company, Washington Volunteers and Oregon Volunteers, Bannock War, 187K, and pay him a pension at the rate of $1-' per month.

The name of Stephen B. Mow, pioneer frontiersman and Indian fighter, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

The name of Annie Ward, dependent mother of Hnyniond J. Ward, late of Company I, Fifty-third Regiment Pioneer Infantry, imd Sixtyfirst Service Squadron, Air Service, United States Army, and pay her a pension nt the rate of $20 per month In lieu of that she Is now receiving.

The name of Tillle M. Foley. widow of Jeremiah C. Foley, late nf the Fourteenth Company, United States Signal Corps, and pay her a pension at the rate of $30 per month.

The name of John (!. Hawkins, late of Company A, Second Signal Corps, National Guard, and Troop B. Twelfth Regiment United States Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $15 per month.

The nnme of Charles V. Barr, late of Company I, One hundred and fifty-seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $20 per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

The name of Elmer J. Allard, United States Navy, and pay him a

pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of Henry Buck, civilian employee, Quartermaster Department, Nez Perec Indian War, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of Snlnthlel G. Leach, late of Company (J, Second Regiment Idaho Volunteer Militia, Noz Peree Indian War, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of Bowie G. Mills, late of Company K, Third Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension nt the rate of $20 per month.

The name of Clarence w. Queen, late of One hundred and twentyfourth Company, United .States Coast Artillery Corps, and pay him a pension at the rate of $17 per month.

The name of Simpson Wilson, late of the Modoc Indian War, 18721873, and puy him a pension at the rate of $12 per month.

The name of John O. White, lat" of Twenty second Company, unassigned United States Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate-of $12 per month.

The name of Harry A. Nichols, late of the United States Navy, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per mouth.

The name of George W. Cleveland, late of Company B, First Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry, aud pay him a pension ut the rate of $30 per month.

The name o.f Ada J. Lewis, dependent mother of Dixon W. Lyons, late of Company K, Seventh Regiment United States Volunteer Infantry, aud Troop II, Casualty Department, Ninth Regiment United States Cavalry, aud pay her a pension at the rate of $20 per month.

Tho amendment was agreed to.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. Mr. President, I offer the following amendment to the bill.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendment will be reported.

The Chief Ci.erk. The Senator from Pennsylvania proposes the following amendment:

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 Leon P. Cbesley, late of One hundred and twenty-first Company, United States Coast Artillery, and pay him a pension at the rate of $50 per month In lieu of that he is now receiving.

Mr. KING. Mr. President, I would like to ask the Senator why there is so much discrimination between the beneficiary under his amendment and so many of the others.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. The reason tliis particular claimant was denied relief was that previously, In a past Congress, a special bill had passed for his relief. He is very old, very much crippled, and in dire need of this relief. Therefore I would like to see this go on as an amendment to this bill.

Mr. KING. May I inquire of the Senator what military service this man rendered?

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. He is n veteran of the Civil War. This is an Increase on account of his excessive disability.

Mr. KING. He has an honorable record?

Mr. REKD of Pennsylvania. He bus an honorable record.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question In on agreeing to the amendment offered by the Senator from Pennsylvania.

The amendment was agreed to.

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

The- amendments were ordered to he engrossed, arid the bill to l>e read a tliird time. The bill was read the third time, and passed.

VERN E. TOWNSEND

The bill (H. K. 3029) for the relieC of Vern K. Townsend 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 hope the Senator from Pennsylvania will pardon me, but I would like to ask him a question about the ca.se where he offered an amendment to a pension bill. Under existing law I do not understand why the beneficiary of the amendment would not receive a pension of $50 a month under the existing law.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. I understand that he does not. Thirty dollars is the maximum he would get.

Mr. KING. Under the general law he would be entitled to .$50, unless there is some reason why it was disallowed.

Mr. KKEI) of Pennsylvania. I do not know of any special circumstances. I suggest that the Senator let this go on, and I will agree to cut it out in conference if there is any reason why that should be done.

Mr. KING. I am sure the Senator will discover that he would receive the compensation indicated, unless there was some legal objection.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. If I misstated the facts, I shall join with the .Senator in asking the conferees to cut it out.

I1ISTINOUISHED FOKEIG.N AVIATORS

The bill (S. 4235) to amend section 12 of the act entitled "An act to provide more effectively for I he national defense by increasing the efficiency of the Air Corps of the Army of the United .States, and for other purposes,'' approved July 2, 1926, was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

Be « enacted, etc., That section 12 of the act approved July 2, 1926, entitled "An act to provide more effectively for the national defense by increasing the efficiency of the Air Corps of the Army of the United States, and for other purposes," be, nnd the same Is hereby, amended by inserting after the words "in nn aerial flight" the following: "and to citizens of foreign countries, visitors to the United States, who have distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement in an aerial flight or flights made at least In part within the bounds of the United Slates or its possessions."

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

JOSEPH J. BAYLIN

The bill (S. 1643) for the relief of Joseph J. Baylin was considered as in Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

Be H enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay to Joseph J. Baylin, of Baltimore, Md., out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,000. which Kum was forfeited to the United Stall's by Joseph J. Bnylin on the bail bond of Berkely Morseberger, afterwards produced in court through the efforts of said Joseph J. Baylin.

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

JENNIE WYANT

The bill (H. R. 4229) for the relief of Jennie Wyant and others 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.

KOBERT O. EDWARDS

The bill (S. 2«94) for the relief of Robert O. Edwards, was considered as In Committee of the Whole and was read, as follows:

Be It enacted, etc., that the President of the United States be, and he Is hereby, authorized to summon Robert O. Edwards, late major In the Coast Artillery Corps of the Regular Army of the United States, before a retiring board for the purpose of u bearing of his case nnd to inquire into all facts touching upon the nature of his disabilities, to determine and report the disabilities which In Its Judgment have produced his incapacity and whether such disabilities were incurred during his active service In the Army and were in line of duty; that If the findings of such board are In the affirmative the President Is further authorized, in his discretion, to nominate and appoint, by and with (be advice nnd consent of the Senate, the said Hubert O. Edwards a major in the Const Artillery Corps and to place him immediately thereafter upon (ho retired list of the Army with the same privileges and retired pay as are now or may hereafter be provided by law or

regulation for the officers of the Regular Army: Provided, That the said Robert O. Edwards shall not be entitled to any back pay or allowance by the passage of (his act.

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

MICHAEL ILITZ

The bill (H. R. 0008J for the relief of Michael Ililss was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Military Affairs with an amendment, on page 1, line 4, after the word "retired," insert the words "he had applied for retirement three months previous to June 13, 1016."

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 rend the third time, aiid passed.

WILLIAM H. DOTSON

The bill (H. R. 7227) for the relief of William H. Dotson was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

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

HARLEY O. HACKEB

The bill (S. 36!)0) to correct the military record of Harley O. Hacker was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Military Affairs with an amendment, on page 1, line 5, to strike out "Hurley" and to insert in lieu thereof "llarlie."

Mr. KING. Mr. President. I regret to say that I notice that a number of these cases which we are just considering show that the beneficiary was dishonorably discharged. I was wondering if the committee had changed its policy. I think I shall object to this bill.

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

ORGANIC SCHOOL LAW

The bill (S. 3828) to amend Public Law No. 254. approved June 20, 1906, known as the organic school law, so as to relieve individual members of the Board of Education of personal liability for acts of the board, was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on the District of Columbia, with amendments, on page 1, line 8. to strike out the words " for any acts of the said board in which the siiid members" and insert in lieu thereof the words "for any official action of the said board performed in good faith in which the said members"; and on page 2, line 3. after the word "any," insert the word "such," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That Public Law No. 254, approved June 20, 1900, be amended by adding, at the end of section 2 of said act, the following:

"The members of the Board of Education of the District of Columbia shall not be personally liable in damages for any official action of the said board performed in good faith in which the said members participate, nor shall any member of said board be liable for any costs that may be tared against them or the board on account of any such official action by them as members of the said board; but such costs shall be charged to the District of Columbia and paid as other costs are paid in suits brought against the municipality; nor shall the said board or any of its members be required to give any supersedeas bo'id or security for costs or damages on any appeal whatever."

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 l>e engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

8ALI.Y MATTIE MACREADY

The bill (H. R. 7992) for the relief of Sally Mattie Macready, widow of Edward Daniel Macready. was announced as next in order.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. That bill was reported adversely, and will be indefinitely postponed.

LOS ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

The bill (S. 4135) to conserve the water resources and to encourage reforestation of the watersheds of Los Angeles County by the withdrawal of certain public lands included within tiie Angeles National Forest from location and entry under the mining laws, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be H enacted, etc., That the public lands of the Unilcil States within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest located in the State of California and hereinafter described are hereby withdrawn from location or entry under the mining laws of the United States: All Government lands in section 6, 7, and 18, township 1 north, range 7 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19, township 1 north, range 8 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27, township 1 north, range 9 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 24, township 1 north, range 10 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14, township 1 north, range 11 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, and 12, township 1 north, range 12 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30, and 31, township 2 north, range 7 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 2 north, range 8 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 2 north, range 9 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 2 north, range 10 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 2 north, range 11 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 2 north, range 12 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 26, township 2 north, range 13 west, Sam Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, township 2 north, range 14 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 19 and 20, township 3 north, range 7 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24, 28, 29, 32, and 33, township 3 north, range 8 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32, and 33, township 3 north, range 9 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, township 3 north, range 10 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, and 35, township 3 north, range 11 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, and 35, township 3 north, range 12 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, township 3 north, range 13 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 3 north, range 14 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, and 36, township 3 north, range 15 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 21, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, township 4 north, range 8 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 4 north, range 9 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 19, 29, 30, and 31, township 4 north, range 10 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34, township 4 north, range 11 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 24, 25, 31, 32, and 33, township 4 north, range 12 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 17, 18, 35, and 36, township 4 north, range 13 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 11 (inside forest), 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 (inside forest), township 4 north, range 14 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 27, 28, and 34, township 5 north, range 11 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 7 and 18, township 5 north, range 14 west, San Bernardino meridian.

All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, and 30, township 5 north, range 15 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 23, 25, and 26, township 5 north, range 16 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 3, 4, 10, 15, and 22, township 5 north, range 18 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 7, 8, 18, 25, 26, 27, 2s, 29, 31, 32, 35, and 36, township 6 north, range 14 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 31, 32, 33, and 34, township 6 north, range 15 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 27, and 34, township 6 north, range 16 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 27, and 28, township 6 north, range 17 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in section 13, township 6 north, range 18 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in section 30, township 7 north, range 14 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34, township 7 north, range 15 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 6, 7, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, township 7 north, range 16 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30, and 31, township 7 north, range 17 west, San Bernardino meridian. All Government lands in section 36, township 7 north, range 18 west, San Bernardino meridian. And all Government lands in sections 32, 34, and 35, township 8 north, range 17 west, San Bernardino meridian. Sec. 2. That this act shall not defeat or affect any lawful right which has already attached under the mining laws and which is hereafter maintained in accordance with such laws: Provided, That the President, upon recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, may, by Executive order, when in his judgment the public interest would best be served thereby, and after reasonable notice has been given through the Department of the Interior, restore to location and entry under the mining laws any of the lands hereby withdrawn therefrom.

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

The bill (H. R. 4012) for the relief of Charles R. Sies was announced as next in order.

Mr. KING. Let that go over.

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

RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS

The bill (H. R. 244) to enable members of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps who have interrupted the course of training prescribed in the act of June 4, 1920, to resume such training and amending accordingly section 47c of that act, 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.

FORT BAKER MILITARY RESERVATION, CALIF.

The bill (H. R. 4588) authorizing an appropriation for the repair and resurfacing of roads on the Fort Baker Military Reservation, Calif., 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.

GRATUITOUS ISSUE OF SERVICE MEDALS

The bill (H. R. 5789) to provide for the gratuitous issue of service medals, and similar devices, for the replacement of the same, 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.

PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT

The bill (H. R. 5806) to authorize the purchase of real estate by the War Department 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.

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