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Sec. 3. Th*t the lands hereby withdrawn from entry shall be designated and known as the Chief Joseph Battle Ground of the Bear's Taw.

The amendment wus 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.

USE OF LAND FOB BTREKT PURPOSES IN DISTRICT OP COLUMBIA

The bill (S. 4087) authorizing the use of certain land owned by the ITniled States in the District of Columbia for street purposes was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc.. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be. and they are herrby, authorized to use for street purposes 1,051 square fret of a tract of land known ns parcel 17/93, 708 square feet of a truct of land known as parcel 18/52, und 380 square feet of a tract of laud known as parcel 18/23, all for the widening of Reservoir Road, and to use for street purposes 23,779.03 square feet of a tract of land known as parcel 2(5/12 for the widening of Reservoir Road and Fortyfourth Street; and to use for street purposes a strip of laud 00 feet wide containing 25h,750 square feet, more or less, lying Immediately northeasterly of the southwesterly boundary of a tract of land known as parcel 173,23 for the widening of South Dakota Avenue; and to use for street purpjses 0,000 square feet, more or less, of a tract of land known ns panel 243. 15 for the extension of Trenton Street and for the widening of Fourth Street SE.; and to use for street purposes 1,521.28 square feet of lot 802, square 1932, and 3.GG9.88 square feet of lot 837, square 1300, for the widening of Wisconsin Avenue, all as shown on maps designated as Street Extension Maps 1150 and 1154, and Surveyor's Office Maps 1314 and 1373, on Hie in the office of the surveyor of the District of Columbia, all the above-described property herein authorized to be used for street purposes being owned by the United States of America.

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

SHELDON B. PUBDY

The bill (S. 252G) for the relief of Sheldon R. Purdy was considered as in Committee of the Whole. The bill had been reported from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads with an amendment, on page 1, line 5, to strike out "$10,000" and insert "$5,000," so as to rend:

Re it enacted, etc., That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and paid to Sheldon II. 1'urdy, the sum of $5,000 In recognition of, and compensation for, valuable service rendered to the Post Office Department in the procedure for handling dead-letter mail and In the establishment of beneficial regulations and procedure with reference to Improperly addressed mail, and in originating and procuring the cooperation of the public In the proper addressing of mall and the discontinuance of directory service lu the delivery of mail, prior to January 1, 1<J24.

Mr. KINO. Mr. President, I would like to ask the Senator from Colorado if he does not regard this as a somewhat dangerous precedent? I make the inquiry for the reason that a number of persons have spoken to me who have been in the public service, contending that they made suggestions which were of bcm fit to the Government. They never deemed it proper that they should apply for compensation in the shape of retirement or increased pay. If it established a precedent I do not know where we will end.

Mr. PHIPPS. Mr. President, had I not felt that this was an exceptional case I should not have gone to the trouble I did to get some recognition for this man. He applied himself assiduously to his labors. He was in the department for a number of years and it was through his persistency that the department finally recommended and put into effect the discontinuance of ciirectory service In the post offices free of charge. That was one thing. The other thing brought to my attention was that of collecting due postage on letters returned from the dead letter office to the original writer where the writer could be located. It has brought in revenues amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Government. Had it not been for Ihis mini working on the matter and calling it to our attention we would not have had that revenue. If the Senator will read the report he will see the enormous amount of money that has flowed into the Federal Treasury and the Post Office Department through I hat means alone. The directory service is in effect in Chicago and some other places, but it was never until Hfter the insistence of this man was brought to its attention thnt the Post Office Department issued a general order which made it universal in other large cities. It saved hundreds of

thousands of dollars to the Government. I think the remuneration is a very small reward to an official who will d« that sort of thing. Aside from that, the moral effect on other employees is very good indeed.

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.

NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

Mr. SACKKTT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to return to Calendar No. 1044, the bill (S. 4120) authorizing the National Capital Park and Planning Commission to acquire rights in land, and to lease land or existing buildings for limited periods in certain instances. Consideration of the bill was objected to by the Senator from Wisconsin [Mr. Elaine]. He now withdraws his objection.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Is there objection to the request of the Senator from Kentucky?

There being Ik. objection, the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill.

The bill had been rei>orted from the Committee on the District of Columbia with amendments, on page 2, line 3, after the word "grantor," to insert, "Provided. That such reservation of rights shall not continue beyond the life or lives of the grantor or grantors of the fee: Provided further, That "; and on the same page, to strike out lines 23 to 25, and on page 3, to strike out lines 1, 2. and 3. being section 2, and to insert a new section 2. so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That the authority of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, established by the act approved April 30, 1920 (Stat. L. vol. 44, p. 374), is hereby enlarged as follows:

Siild commission Is hereby authorized to acquire, for and In behalf of the United States of America, by gift, devise, purchase, or condemnation, in accordance with the provisions of the act of June 0, 1024 (Stat. L., vol. 43, p. 403), as amended by the act of April 30, 1!I2(> (Stat. I,., vol. 44, p. 374). (1) fee title to land subject to limited righis reserved to the grantor: FrvHilcd, That such reservation of rights shall not continue beyond the Itfe or lives of the grantor or grantors of the fee: Prut'idt'd further, That In the opinion of said commission the permanent public park purposes for which control over said land is needed are not essentially impaired by said reserved rights and that there Is a substantial saving In cost by acquiring said land suliject to said limited rights as compared with the cost of acquiring unencumbered title thereto; (2) permanent rights In land adjoining park property sufficient to prevent the use of said laud In certain specified ways which would essentially impair the value of the park property for its purposes: Pioridid, That In the opinion of said commission the protection and maintenance of the essential public values of said park call thus be secured more economically than by acquiring said land In fee or by other available means: Provided further. That all contracts for acquisition of land subject to such limited rights reserved to the grantor and for acquisition of such limited permanent rights in land shall be subject to the approval of the President of the United States.

Sec. 2. The Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital Is authorized, subject to the approval of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to lease, for a term not exceeding five years, and to renew such lease for an additional term not exceeding five years, pending need for their immediate use In other ways by the public, and on such terms as the director sh:ill determine, land or any existing building or structure on land acquired fur park, parkway, or playground purposes.

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.

The title was amended so as to read: "A bill authorizing the National Capital Park and Planning Commission to acquire title to land subject to limited rights reserved, and limited rights in land, and authorizing the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital to lease land or existing buildings for limited periods in certain instances."

SUIT ON BEHALF OF INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA

A bill (S. 727) authorizing the attorney general of the State of California to bring suit in the Court of Claims on behalf of the Indians of California was announced as next in order.

Mr. LA FOLLETTE. Mr. President, there is a House bill similar to this which was reported favorably without amendment to-day from the Committee on Indian Affairs. I ask that the House bill may be substitued for the bill the title of which has just been stated.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Is there objection? The Chair hears none.

Mr. LA FOLLETTE. I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of the bill (H. R. 401) authorizing the attorney general of the State of California to bring suit in the Court of Claims on behalf of the Indians of California.

There being no objection, the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill, which was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., Thnt for the purpo«es of this act the Indians of California IciM be defined to he all Indians who were residing in the State of California on June 1, 1832, and their descendants now living In said State.

Skc. 2. All claims of whatsoever nature the Indians of California as defined in section 1 of this act may have against the United States by reason of lands taken from them in the State of California by the United States without compensation, or for the failure or refusal of the United States to compensate them for thoir interest in lands in said States which the United States appropriated to its own purposes without the consent of snid Indians, may be submitted to the Court of Claims by the attorney general of the State of California acting for and on behalf of said Indians for determination of the equitable amount due said Indians from the United States; and jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Court of Claims of the United States, with the right of either party to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, to hear and determine all such equitable claims of said Indians against the United States and to render final decree thoreon.

It is hereby declared that the Ions to the said Indians on account of their failure to secure the lands and compensation provided for in the 18 nnratified treaties Is sufficient ground for equitable relief.

Sec. 3. If any claim or claims be submitted to s:iid courts, they shall settle the equitable rights therein, notwithstanding lapse of time or statutes of limitation or the fact that the said claim or claims have not been presented to any other tribunal, including the commission created by the act of March 3, 1851 (9 Stat. L., p. (131) : Provided, That any decree for said Indians shall be for an amount equal to the just value of the compensation provided or proposed for the Indians in those certain 18 unratified treaties executed by the chiefs and headmen of the several tribes and bands of Indians of California and submitted to the Senate of the United States by the President of the United States for ratification on the 1st day of June, 18r>2, including the lands described therein at $1.25 per acre. Any payment which may have been made by the United States or moneys heretofore or hereafter expended to date of award for the benefit of the Indians of California, made under specific appropriations for the support, education, health, and civilization of Indians in California, Including purchases of land, shall not be pleaded as an estoppel but may be pleaded by way of set-off.

Sbc. 4. The claims of the Indians of California under the provisions of this act shall be presented by petition, which shall be filed within three years after the passage of this act. Said petition shall be subject to amendment. The petition shall be signed and verified by the attorney general of the State of California. Verification may be upon information and belief as to the facts alleged. Official letters, papers, documents, and public records, or certified copies thereof, may be used in evidence, and the departments of the (Jovernment shall give the said attorney access to such papers, correspondence, or furnish such certified copies of records as may be necessary in the premises free of cost.

Skc. G. In the event that the court renders judgment against the United States under the provisions of this act, it shall decree such amount as it finds reasonable to be paid to the State of California to reimburse the State for all necessary costs and expenses Incurred by snid State other than attorney fees: Provided, That no reimbursement shall be made to the State of California for the services rendered by its attorney general.

Sbc. 6. The amount of any Judgment shall be placed in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of California, and shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum and shall be thereafter subject to appropriation by Congress for educational, health, industrial, and other purposes for the benefit of said Indians, including the purchase of lands and building of homes, and no part of said judgment shall be paid out In per capita payments to said Indians: I'rrtrided. That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay to the State of California out of the proceeds of the judgment when appropriated the amount decreed by the court to be due said State, as provided in section 5 of this act.

Sec. 7. For the purpose of determining who nre entitled to be enrolled as Indians of California, as provided in section 1 hereof, the Secretary of the Interior, under such rules and regulations as he may proscribe, shall cause a roll to be made of persons entitled to enrollment. Any person claiming to be entitled to enrollment may within two years after the approval of this act make an application in writing to the Secretary of the Interior for enrollment. At any time within three years of the approval of this act the Secretary shall have the right to alter and revise the roll, at the expiration of which time said roll shall be closed for all purposes and thereafter no additional names shall be added thereto: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, shall also cause to be made,

within the time specified herein a roll of all Indians In California other than Indians that come within the provisions of section 1 of this act.

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

Mr. LA FOLLETTE. I now ask that Senate bill 727 be indefinitely postponed.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Without objection, it is so ordered Consideration Op Bridge Bills

Mr. DALE. Mr. President, I ask that the next six bills on the calendar, from Order of Business 1096 to Order of Business 1101, inclusive, may l>e considered together. Some of the bills have been reported with amendments which make them all «nform to the approved standard.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Is there objection? The Chair hears none.

CUMBERLAND RIVEB BRIDOE AT MOUTH OF INDIAN CREEK. KY.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to eoosider the bill (S. 4295) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near the mouth of Indian Creek, in Russell County, Ky., which was read, as follows:

Br, it enacted, dr., That the consent of Congress Is hereby granted to the State highway commission. Commonwealth of Kentucky, to con struct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Cumberland Hiver, at a point suitable to the Interests of navigation, at or near the mouth of Indian Creek, liussell County, Ky.. in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1000, 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 aiui 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 sucb 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 tlw information of all persons interested.

Skc. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is herebj 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 RIVEB BRIDGE AT NEEI.Y8 KKRRY, KY.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 4289) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or ne.ir Neelys Ferry, in Cumberland County, Ky., which had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an anienJment, on page 1. line 7, after the words "Neelys Ferry," to insert "Cumberland County," so as to make the bill read:

Jie it cnai'ted, 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 Hiver. at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Neelys Ferry, Cumberland County, 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 subjwt 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 ft 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 cxcvu?il 20 years from the completion thereof. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such bridge slin'l thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or the rates of toil shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exewl 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 suine, and of the dnlly 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 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.

CUMBERLAND KIVER BRIDGE AT BURKE8V1IXE, KT.

The Senate, as In Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 4200) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky., which had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment, on page 1, line 7, after the word "near," to strike out the words "the town of," and after the word "Burkesville," in line 7, to insert "Cumberland County," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., Thnt 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 tho Cumberland River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky., in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1006, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained iu this act.

Sec. 2. If tolls are charged for the use ol such bridge, the rates of toll shall be so adjusted ns 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 2O 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.

Sbc. 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.

CUMBERLAND RIVER BRIDGE AT ARAT, KY.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 4291) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Aral, Cumberland County, Ky., which had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment on page 1, line 7, after the word " near," to strike out the words " the town of" and after the word "Arat," in the same line, to insert the words "Cumberland County," 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 Cumberland River, at a point suitable to the Interests of navigation, at or near Arat, Cumberland County, Ky., In accordance with the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1900, 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 Kinking 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 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.

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.

CUMBERLAND RIVER BRIDGE AT BLACKS FKRRY, KT.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 4292) authorizing the Slate Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at Blacks Ferry near Center Point in Monroe County. Ky., -which had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment on page 1, line 7, after the word "near" to strike out the words "the town of "; and on page 2, line 1, after the name "Center Point," to insert the words "Monroe County," 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 Cumberland River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Center Point, Monroe County, 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 noon 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 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 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 authorising the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Center Point, in Monroe County, Ky."

CUMBERLAND HIVER BRIDGE AT CREELSBORO, KY.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 4293) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Creelsboro, in Russell County, Ky., which had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment iu line 7, after the word "near." to strike out the words "the town of"; and in line 8, after the name "Creelsboro," to insert the words "Russell County," so as to make the bill read:

Be ft 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 Creelshoro. Russell County, Ky., in accordance with the provisions of an net entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1900, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this net.

Sec. 2. If tolls arc 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 Hs 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, hut within a period of not to exceed 20 years from the completion thereof. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization Hhall have been Ho provided, such bridge shall thereafter he 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, anil 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.

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 u third reading, read the third time, and passed.

CUMBERLAND RIVBK BRIDGES AT BURNSIDE. KY.

Mr. SACKETT. Mr. President, there are two other bills of the same character as those which have just been passed, which have been favorably reported to-day, being Senate bill 4288 and Senate bill 421)4, and I ask unanimous consent that those bills may now be considered.

The VIVE PRESIDENT. In the absence of objection, it will be so ordered.

The bill (S. 4288) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the South Fork of the Cumberland River at Burnside. I'ulaski County, Ky., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with amendments on page 1, line 6, before the name "Cumberland'''^ insert "Soutli Pork of the"; in line 7, after the word "near," to strike out "the town of"; and at the end of the same line, after the name "Burnside" and the comma, to insert "Pulaski County," so as to make the bill read:

Bt 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 llurnside, 1'ultiskl County, 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 fhe 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 so provided, such bridge shall thereafter he 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.

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

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, nnd 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 South Fork of Cumberland River at or near Burnside, Pulaski County, Ky."

The bill (S. 429-1) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the North Fork of the Cumberland River at Burnside. Pulaski County, Ky., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The hill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with amendments on page 1, line 7, after the word " near," to strike out "the town of"; and in the same line, lifter the name "Burnside" and the comma, lo insert "Pulaski County," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc.. That the consent of Congress Is hrrrbT granted

to the State highway commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge nnd approaches thereto across the Cumberland Ulver. nt a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Burnslde, I'ulaskl County, Ky., in accordance wilh the provisions of an act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, l!«x>, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act

Sec. I!. 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 Ilie 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 Us approaches, including reasonable Interest and financing cost, as swn 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 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.

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

The amendments were agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, nnd 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 authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and openite a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Burnside, Pulaski County. Ky."

BRIDGE LEADINO TO ZILLAH STATE PARK, WASH.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 3030) making an appropriation for the construction of a bridge and approach road leading to the Zilliih State Park, Wash., which had been rei>orted from the Committtv on Irrigation and Reclamation with amendments. The first amendment was, on page 1, line 3, after the word "hereby," to insert " authorized to be," and in line C, after the words "sum of," to strike out "$4,500" and to insert "$3,000," so as to make the section read:

That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of the special fund in the Treasury created by the act of June 17. 1!>02. and therein designated the "reclamation fund." the sum of $3.000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the construction of a bridge, with an approach road, over the wnstcway operated by the Bureau of Uoclamation of the Department of the Interior In connection with the Sunnyside Irrigation Canal, to replace the bridge and approach road lending to the /illali State Park in the State of Washington which were washed out by the increased volume of water turned Into such wasteway during a cloudburst on Juno 14. 1926. Such bridge and road shall be constructed by the State of Washington or nuy duly authorized agency or political subdivision thereof, under the supervision of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, who may authorize the relocation of such bridge and road.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was. on page 2, section 2, line 8, after the word "herein," to insert the words "authorized to be," so as to make the section read:

Sbc. 2. The sum herein authorized to be appropriated shall be paid t>7 the Secretary of the Treasury to the proper authorities of the State of Washington, as the construction progresses, upon vouchers submitted by such authorities and approved by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. Such sum shall not lie charged to the operation and maintenance expense of the Sunnyside division of the Yakima Irrigation project.

The amendment was 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.

The title was amended so as to read: "A bill authorizing an appropriation for the construction of a bridge and approach road leading to the Zilla State Park, Washington."

OWNERS OF THE BARGE " MARY M."

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider Ihe bill (S. 460) for the relief of the owners of the barge Mary M, which was read, as follows:

Be. it enacted, etc., That the claim of the estate of Mary Mallcy, deceased, owner of the barge Mnri/ if, agalnat the United States for dnmtigcs alleged to have been sustained by reason of a collision between Mid barge and the V. 8. S. Melville, or by reason of the operation of the «ald steamship HeMlle, under the control of the Navy Department, on April lo, 1919, at the south end of Governors Island, New York .lliirhor, may be sued for by raid owners of the barge Mary U In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules governing Bucli court, and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine such suit and to enter a Judgment or decree for the amount of such damages and costs, if any, as shall be found to be due against the United States in favor of said owners of the barge ilary U, or against Biild owners of the barge Uarv Jtf in favor of the United States, upon the same principles and measures of liability ns in like cases in admiralty between private parties, and with the same righto of appeal: Prorided, That such notice of the suit shall be given to the Attorney General of the United States as may be provided by the order of said court, and that it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to cause the United States attorney in snch district to appear and defend for the United States: Provided further, That said suit shall be brought and commenced within four mouths of the date of the passage of this act.

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

ESTATE OF HOSES M. BANE

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (S. 3050) for the relief of the estate of Moses M. Bane, which was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the estate of Moses M. Bane, deceased, who was receiver of public money for the Territory of Utah, and paid office rent at Salt Lake City for the years 1877 and 1878 and for the first quarter of 187!), the sum of $1,080, out of any money lu the TreaHury not otherwise appropriated, the said sum for office rent having been advanced by the officer out of his private means.

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

JESSE E. SHIVERS

The Senate, as Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. 4396) for the relief of Jesse K. Shivers, which was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Treasury he, and he Is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money In the 'J>eusnry not otherwise appropriated and In full settlement agulnst the Government, to Jesse K. Shivers, North Wildwood, N. J., the sum of f7'.)fl.95, for damages sustained to motor boat L-K9, in collision with U. S. Coast Guard patrol boat CQ-110, February 9, 1820.

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

OWNER OF STEAMSHIP "CITY OF BEAUMONT"

The bill (H. R. 8001) conferring jurisdiction upon certain courts of the United Stales to hear and determine the claim by the owner of the steamship City of Heaumont against the United States, and for other purposes, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be U enacted, etc., That the claim of the City of Beaumont Ship CV.rporation. a corporation existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, owner of the American auxiliary bnrkenHnc City of Beaumont, against the United States of America for damages alleged to hnvp been caused by collision between the said vessel and the U. S. S. WtKtland, on the 10th day of December, 1918, may be sued for by the *ald owners of the City of Beaumont In the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York, sitting as a court of admiralty, and acting under the rules governing such court, and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine such suit nnd to enter judgment or decree for the amount of such damages and c"sts, if any, as ahull he found to be due against the United States In favor of the City of Beaumont Ship Corporation, or against the ^alil corporation In favor of the United States, upon the same principles and measures of liability as In like cases In admiralty between private Parties aud with the same rights of appeal, except that no interest shall be allowed on any claim: Provided, That such notice of the suit shall to given to the Attorney General of the United States as may be provlrleil by orders of the said court, and it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to cause the United States attorney In such district to appear and defend for the United States: Provided further, That *»id suit shall be brought and commenced within four months of the <fcte of the passage of this act.

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

JOHN I,. NIGHTINGALE

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. 8810) for the relief of John L. Nightingale, which was read, as follows:

Be U enacted, etc., That the Postmaster General be, and he Is hereby, authorized and directed to credit the account of John L. Nightingale, postmaster at Fort Collins, Colo., In the sum of $34,934.90, the value of funds and t>tumps lost lu the burglary of the post office at Fort Collins, Colo., July 24, 1927.

Mr. KING. I ask for an explanation of the bill.

Mr. I'HIITS. Mr. President, I desire to say that this is the case of the robbery of a post office. The usual procedure has been followed in the case uf this postmaster, who was in no wise responsible for theft from his office. The report was very conclusive, and I think the Senator will be satisfied with it.

Mr. KING. Was the postmaster warranted in retaining so large an amount of stamps and money in the place where he kept It?

Mr. PHIPPS. The vaults were practically blown up. He did not have the valuables in an ordinary safe that anyone could open, but he had them In a place which was authorized for the safekeeping of the stamp. Practically the bulk of the amount was In iK)stape stumps, and it was stolen.

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

ALABAMA NATIONAL, FOREST

The Senate as in Committee of the Whole proceeded to consider the joint resolution (S. J. Res. 130) suspending certain provisions of law in connection with the acquisition of lands within the Alabama National Forest. The joint resolution was read, as follows:

Whereas section 7 of the net of March 1, 1911 (36 Slat. 961), provides " That no deed or other Instrument of conveyance shall be accepted or approved by the Secretary of Agriculture under this act until the legislature of the State in which the land lies shall have consented to the acquisition of such land by the United States for the purpose of preserving the navigability of navigable streams "; and

Whereas the State of Alabama by an act approved November 30, 1907, consented to such acquisitions; and

Whereas the State of Alabama by an act approved September 28, 1923, repealed the aforesaid act of November 30, 1907; and

Whereas the Secretary of Agriculture was not informed of said repeal and continued to contract for the purchase of certain lands within the present exterior boundaries of tbe Alabama National Forest, located in Winston, Lawrence, nud Franklin Counties, in the said State of Alabama; and

Whereas tbe forestry officials of the said State of Alabama approved the policy of consolidation of lands within the present exterior boundaries of the aforesaid Alabama National Forest: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, etc.. That the provisions of section 7 requiring the consent of the said State legislature for the acquisition of such lands be, and tbe same are hereby, suspended as to any unaequired lands within the present exterior boundaries of the said Alabama National Forest until and .including December 31, 1930.

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

The preamble was agreed to.

WOOL STANDARDS

The bill (H. R. 74T>9) to authorize the appropriation for use hy the Secretary of Agriculture of certain funds for wool standards, and for other purposes, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be U enacted, etc.. That there Is hereby authorized to be appropriated for expenditure by the Secretary of Agriculture, for the purposes hereinafter stated, all funds heretofore or hereafter collected by suit, or otherwise, pursuant to appropriations for the completion of the work of tbe domestic-wool section of the War Industries Board, and for enforcing Government regulations for handling the wool clip of 1918 as established by the wool division of said board, pursuant to the Executive order dated December 31, 191K, transferring such work to the Bureau of Markets, now a part of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics of the Department of Agriculture, und for continuing as fur as practicable the distribution among the growers of the wool clip of 1918 of all sums heretofore or hereafter collected or recovered with or without Mult by tbe Government from all persons, firing, or corporations which handled any part of tbe wool clip of 1918, which he finds it impracticable to distribute among said growers, provided that not to exceed $50,000 may be expended in any fiscnl year.

Sec. 2. Said funds may be used for the purpose of acquiring and diffusing among the people of the United States useful information relative to the standardization, grading, preparation for market, marketlug, utilization, transportation, handling, and distribution of wool, and

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