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Mr. TILSON. I understand that the hour allowed will be taken on (lie one bill. The rule provides for one hour's general debate, and I understand all of it will be used, so that those who are studying bills on the Consent Calendar will have at least an hour after we meet to-morrow to study the bills.

Mr. TAYLOR of Colorado. Will the gentleman yield?

Mr. TILSON. Yes.

Mr. TAYLOR of Colorado. I would like to ask the gentleman whether he can give us any information as to when we will be given a hearing on the Boulder Canyon bill?

Mr. TILSON. The matter to which the gentleman refers is pending before the Rules Committee, and there has been no decision on the question, I believe. At least there has been no report from that committee.

Mr. I10LADAY. Will the gentleman yield?

Mr. TILSON. Yes.

Mr. HOLADAY. Under this unanimous-consent request we may be assured the Private Calendar will not be taken up to-morrow?

Mr. TILSON. There will be no Private Calendar business to-morrow if the Consent Calendar is taken up in accordance with my request.

I renew my request, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. TAYLOR of Colorado. Can not the gentleman give us some idea whether the Southwestern States can expect action at this session of Congress on the Colorado River matter?

Mr. TILSON. I can not. This is a matter which is pending before one of the committees of this House and I ought not to undertake to answer for a committee until the committee itself acts.

The SPKAKER. The gentleman from Connecticut asks unanimous consent that to-morrow, at the conclusion of the consideration of the two bills mentioned, it may be in order to consider bills on the Consent Calendar, beginning immediately followng the last bill considered on that calendar. Is there objection?

There was no objection.

CLAIMS OF NORTHWESTERN BANDS OF SHOSHONE INDIANS

Mr. LEAVITT. Mr. Speaker, I call up the conference report on the bill (S. 710) conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, adjudicate, and render judgment in claims which the Northwestern Bands of Shoshone Indians may have against the United States, and ask unanimous consent that the conference report may be agreed to.

The Clerk read the conference report.

The conference report and statement are as follows:

CONFERENCE REPORT

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the House to the bill (S. 710) conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, adjudicate, and render judgment in claims which the northwestern bauds of Shoshone Indians may have against the United States, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the House numbered 2, 3, and 4, and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 1: That the Senate recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the House numbered 1, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: After the words "for the benefit of any" and before the words "of said Indians" insert the words "band or bands," so as to make the amendment read: "Any payment which may have been made by the United States, including gratuities for the benefit of any band or bauds of said Indians or for their support and civilization, shall not operate as an estoppel, but may be pleaded as a set-off in said suit''; and the House agree to the same.

Scott Leavitt,
W. H. Sproul,
John M. Evans,
Managers on the part of the House.

Lynn J. Frazier,
Tiios. I). SciiALr,,
Hknry V. Asiiurst,
Managers on the part of tlie Senate.

STATEMENT

The Senate has receded from its disagreement to the four amendments of the House with an amendment to the first House amendment by the inclusion of the words "band or bands" alter the words "of any," so that the amendment will read: "Any payment which may have been made by the United

States, including gratuities for the benefit of any band or bands of said Indians or for their support and civilization, shall not operate as an estoppel, but may be pleaded as a set-off in said suit."

Amendments 2, 3, and 4 are agreed to as they passed the House.

Amendment No. 2 limits the total attorneys' fees to $25,000. Amendment No. 3 makes the per cent of interest paid on proceeds of the suit 4 per cent instead of 5 per cent, this figure being in accordance with the usual practice in such cases. Amendment No. 4 limits the purposes for which the proceeds may be appropriated by Congress to health, education, and industrial advancement of the Indians involved.

Scott Leavitt,
W. H. Spboul,
John M. Evans,
Managers on the part of the Howe.

The SPEAKER. The question is on agreeing to the conference report.

Mr. BANKHEAD. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object

The SPEAKER. It is not a question of objection. The gentleman has the right to call up the conference report.

Mr. BAXKHEAD. But the gentleman asked unanimous consent that it be agreed to.

Mr. TILSON. Mr. Speaker, before the motion is put I desire to make this statement: Conference reports are privileged matters, and therefore can be brought up practically at any time, but I think, in fairness to the Members of the House, Members who have conference reports to be considered should be here at the opening of the session and call up their reports at that time. I hope the chairmen of the several committees will bear this in mind, and if they have conference reports to be considered try to call them up at the time the House convenes, instead of at the time of adjournment.

Mr. LEAVITT. Will the gentleman from Connecticut yield?

Mr. TILSON. Yes.

Mr. LEAVITT. That has been my practice except in this case, where the Senate receded from its amendment and took the House's position, so that there was no controversy with regard to it,

Mr. TILSON. I say this in the interest of the convenience of Members of the House who wish to feel they can go away safely at the end of the afternoon without having as important matters as conference reports called up. I think it the better practice to call them up in accordance with their privileged status of the opening of the day's session.

The SPEAKER. The question is on agreeing to the conference report.

The conference report was agreed to.

SENATE BILLS REFERRED

Bills of the following titles were taken from the Speaker's table and, under the rule, referred to the appropriate committees, as follows:

S. 116. An act for the relief of R. S. Howard Co.; to the Committee on War Claims.

S. 4203. An act authorizing J. H. Haley, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Missouri River at. or near a point where Olive Street Road, St. Louis County, Mo., if extended west, would intersect the Missouri River; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

8.4382. An act to amend the act (Public, No. 135, 88th Cong.) approved May 24, 1924, entitled "An act for the reorganization and improvement of the Foreign Service of the United States, and for other purposes"; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

ENROLLED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTION SIGNED

Mr. CAMPBELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that they had examined and found truly enrolled bills and a joint resolution of the following titles, when the Speaker signed the same:

H. R. 15. An act authorizing an appropriation to enable the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the provisions of the act of May 20, 1920 (44 Slat. L. 055), to make additions to the Absaroka and Gallatin National Forests, and to improve and extend the winter-feed facilities of the elk, antelope, and other game animals of Yellowstone National Park and adjacent In ml;

H. R. 158. An act to amend chapter 137 of volume 39 of the United States Statutes at Large, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session;

H. R. 107. An act to amend the act of February 12, 1825 (Public, No. 402, C8th Cong.), so as to permit the Cowlltz Tribe of Indians to file suit iu the Court of Claims under said act;

H.R. 332. An act validating homestead entry of Englehard Sperstad for certain public land in Alaska; H.R. 491. An act authorizing the attorney general of the State of California to bring suit in the Court of Claims on behalf of the Indians of California: H. R. 3467. An act for the relief of Giles Gordon; H. R. 4303. An act for the relief of the Smith Tablet Co., of Holyoke, Mass.; H. R. 4396. An act for the relief of Jesse R. Shivers; H. R. 4619. An act for the relief of E. A. Clatterbuck; H. R. 4927. An act for the relief of Francis Sweeney; H. R. 5297. An act for the relief of Christine Brenzinger H. R. 5681. An act to provide a differential in pay for night work in the Postal Service. H. R. 5935. An act for the relief of the McAteer Shipbuilding Co. (Inc.); H. R. 7459. An act to authorize the appropriation for use by the Secretary of Agriculture of certain funds for wool standards, and for other purposes; H. R. 7900. An act granting allowances for rent, fuel, light, and equipment to postmasters of the fourth class, and for other purposes; H. R. 7946. An act to repeal an act entitled “An act to extend the provisions of the homestead laws to certain lands in the Yellowstone forest reserve,” approved March 15, 1906; H. R. 8001. An act conferring jurisdiction upon certain courts of the United States to hear and determine the claim by the owner of the steamship City of Beaumont against the United States, and for other purposes; H. R. 8307. An act amending section 5 of the act approved June 9, 1916 (39 Stat. L. 218), so as to authorize the sale of timber on Class 3 of the Oregon & California Railroad and Coos Bay wagon-road grant lands; H. R. 8337. An act to amend the air mail act of February 2, 1925, as amended by the act of June 3, 1926; H. R. 8474. An act for the relief of Elmer J. Nead : H. R. 8810. An act for the relief of John L. Nightingale; H. R. 9568. An act to authorize the purchase at private sale of a tract of land in Louisiana, and for other purposes; H. R. 96.12. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to allow Norman P. Ives, jr., credit on other lands for compliances made in homestead entry, Gainesville, 0.21032: H. R. 9789. An act for the relief of Sallie E. McQueen and Janie McQueen Parker: H.R. 10067. An act for the relief of Marion Banta; H.R. 10360. An act to confer additional jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims under an act entitled “An act authorizing the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota to submit claims to the Court of Claims,” approved May 14, 1926; H. R. 10799. An act for the lease of land and the erection of a post office at Philippi, W. Va., and for other purposes; H.R. 11026. An act to provide for the coordination of the public-health activities of the Government, and for other purses : H.R. 11245. An act to cancel certain notes of the Panama Railroad Co. held by the Treasurer of the United States; H. R. 11475. An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone; H.R. 11716. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents to Ethel L. Saunders, and for other purposes; H. R. 11852. An act providing for the confirmation of grant of lands formerly the United States barracks at Baton Rouge, La., to the board of supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College; H. R. 11960. An act for the relief of D. George Shorten; H.R. 12049. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to sell to W. H. Walker, Ruth T. Walker, and Queen E. Walker, upon the payment of $1.25 per acre, the southeast quarter section 34, township 2 north, range 14 east, Choctaw meridian, Clarke County, Miss.; H.R. 12379. An act granting the consent of Congress to Howard Seabury to construct, maintain, and operate a dam to retain tidal waters in an unnamed cove which is situated and extends from Cases Inlet into section 28, township 21 north, range 1 west, Willamette meridian, in Pierce County, State of Washington; H.R. 12383. An act to amend section 11 of an act approved February 28, 1925 (43 Stat. 1064, U. S. C., title 39), granting sick leave to employees in the Postal Service, and for other purposes; and H. J. Res. 256. Joint resolution authorizing the United States Bureau of Public Roads to make a survey of the uncompleted bridges of the Oversea Highway from Key West to the main

land, in the State of Florida, with a view of obtaining the cost of the construction of said bridges, and report their findings to Congress; The SPEAKER announced his signature to an enrolled bill of the Senate of the following title: S. 3598. An act authorizing the Dupo Bridge Co., a Missouri corporation, its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a combined highway and railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Carondelet, Mo.

BILL PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT

Mr. CAMPBELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that this day they presented to the President of the United States, for his approval, a bill of the House of the following title:

H. R. 11026. An act providing for the coordination of the public-health activities of the Government, and for other purposes.

AD,Journment"

Mr. TILSON. Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to: accordingly (at 5 o'clock and 19 minutes p. m.) the House adjourned until to-morrow, Saturday, May 12, 1928, at 12 o'clock noon.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Mr. TILSON submitted the following tentative list of committee hearings scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 1928, as reported to the floor leader by clerks of the several committees:

committee on IndIAN AFFAirs (10.30 a. m.)

Authorizing the Federal Power Commission to issue permits. and licenses on Salt River, Ariz. (H. R. 12411).

commit TEE on NAVAI, Arraies (10.30 a. m.)

To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain public works (H. R. 13319). COMMITTEE ON THE POST OFFICE AND POST ROADS (10 a. m.) Providing for the reclassification of watchmen, messengers, and laborers in the Postal and Railway Mail Services of the United States in three grades, with increase in salary (H. R. 390). To amend an act entitled “An act reclassifying the salaries of postmasters and employees of the Postal Service, readjusting their salaries and compensation on an equitable basis, increasing postal rates, to provide for such readjustment, and for other purposes,” approved February 28, 1925 (H. R. 99.55). To provide a shorter workday on Saturday for postal employees (H. R. 9058 and H. R. 6505).

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONs, ETC.

Under clause 2 of Rule XXIV, executive communications were taken from the Speaker's table and referred as follows:

499. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting a deficiency estimate of appropriation for the Treasury Department for the fiscal year 1927, $387.53 (H. Doc. No. 276); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

500. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimates of appropriations for the Department of Commerce for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, amounting to $247,615, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, amounting to $169,500; in all, $417,115, together with proposed drafts of legislation affecting existing appropriations (H. Doc. No. 277); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

501. A letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting draft of a proposed bill “To regulate the distribution and promotion of commissioned officers of the Marine Corps, and for other purposes”; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

502. A letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting draft of a proposed bill “To regulate the distribution and promotion of commissioned officers of the line of the Navy, and for other purposes"; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

503. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting report from the Chief of Engineers on preliminary examination and survey of Skipanon Channel, Oreg. (H. Doc. No. 278); to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors and ordered to be printed, with illustrations.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of Rule XIII,

Mr. HANCOCK: Committee ou Naval Affairs. H. R. 8339. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Minnesota, the bell formerly on the old cruiser Minneapolig; without amendment (Rept No. 1598). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. HALE: Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 12607. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of Naval Post 110 of the American Legion the bell of the battleship Connecticut; without amendment (Rept. No. 1599). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. VINSON of Georgia: Committee ou Naval Affairs. H. R. 13182. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy^ in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the State of Alabama the silver service presented to the United States for the battleship Alabama; without amendment (Rept. No. 1600). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. WILLIAMS of Missouri: Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 13404. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the Louisiana State Museum, of the city of New Orleans, La., the silver service set in use on the battleship Louisiana; without amendment (Rept. No. 1601). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. GRAHAM: Committee on the Judiciary. H. R. 10431. A bill to amend the act establishing the eastern judicial district of Oklahoma; without amendment (Rept. No. 1604). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. ZIHLMAN: Committee on the District of Columbia. H. R. 12530. A bill 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; with amendment (Rept, No. 1605). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. HAUGEN: Committee on Agriculture. H. R. 10958. A bill to amend the definition of oleomargarine contained in the act entitled "An act denning butter; also imposing a tax upon and regulating the manufacture, sale, importation, and exportation of oleomargarine," approved August 2, 1886, as amended; with amendment (Rept. No. 1606). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House ou the state of the Union.

Mr. ZIHLMAN: Committee on the District of Columbia. H. R. 12531. A bill to exempt employees of the public-school system of the District of Columbia from the $2,000 salarylimitation provision of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act, approved May 10, 1916, as amended; with amendment (Rept. No. 1607). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. ZIHLMAN: Committee on the District of Columbia. H. R. 12739. A bill to provide books' and educational supplies free of charge to pupils of the public schools of the District of Columbia; without amendment (Rept. No. 1608). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. ZIHLMAN: Committee on the District of Columbia. H. R. 12956. A bill to amend certain sections of the teachers' salary act, approved June 4, 1924, and for other purposes; without amendment (Rept. No. 1609). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. REECE: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 11722. A bill to establish a national military park at the battle field of Monocacy, Md.; without amendment (Rept. No. 1610). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. GLYNN: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 12953. A bill to authorise the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers to accept the title to the State camp for veterans at Bath, N. Y.; without amendment (Bept. No. 1611). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. HAUGEN: Committee on Agriculture. H. R. 13646. A bill for the prevention and removal of obstructions and burdens upon interstate commerce in cotton by regulating transactions on cotton-futures exchanges, and for other purposes; without amendment (Rept. No. 1612). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. HAUGEN: Committee on Agriculture. S. 2030. An act to provide for research into the causes of poultry diseases, for feeding experimentation, and for an educational program to show the best means of preventing disease in poultry; without amendment (Rept. No. 1613). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. McSWAIN: Committee on Military Affairs. S. 3752. An net to amend section 3 of an act entitled "An act authorizing the use for permanent construction at military posts of the

proceeds from the sale of surplus War Department real property, and authorizing the sale of certain military reservations, and for other purposes," approved March 12, 1926; without amendment (Rept. No. 1614). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. SNELL: Committee on Rules. H. Res. 192. A resolution providing for the consideration of S. 3456, an act allowing the rank, pay, and allowances of a colonel. Medical Corps, United States Army, to the medical officer assigned to duty as personal physician to the President; without amendment (Rept. No. 1618). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. SNELL: Committee on Rules. H. Res. 193. A resolution providing for the consideration of S. J. Res. 129, a joint resolution to provide for eradication of pink bollworm and authorizing an appropriation therefor; without amendment (Rept. No. 1619). Referred to the House Calendar.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of Rule XIII,

Mr. SINCLAIR: Committee on War Claims. H. R. 4387. A bill for the relief of Ida E. Godfrey; with amendment (Rept No. 1590). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. PEAVEY: Committee on War Claims. H. R. 7492. A bill for the relief of Capt. Louis C. Brinton; with amendment (Rept. No. 1591). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. SINCLAIR: Committee on War Claims. H. R. 11239. A bill for the relief of H. W. Dickson and Mary L. Dickson; without amendment (Rept. No. 1592). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. LOWREY: Committee on War Claims. H. R. 11607. A bill for the relief of Capt. Roger H. Young; with amendment (Rept No. 1593). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. SINCLAIR: Committee on War Claims. H. H. 12793. A bill for the relief of Alonzo Durward Allen; with amendment (Rept. No. 1594). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. LOWREY: Committee on War Claims. S. 1480. An act for the relief of the owners of the schooner Addition E. BuHard; with amendment (Rept. No. 1595). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. CRAIL: Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation. H. R. 10974. A bill for the relief of Carl Holm ; without amendment (Rept. No. 1596). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. BURDICK: Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 8464. A bill for the relief of Raymond Nelson Hickman; with amendment (Rept. No. 1597). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. GARRETT of Texas: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 1539. A bill for the relief of Edward J. Costello; with amendment (Rept No. 1602). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. McSWAIN: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 12834. A bill to correct the military record of James W. Smith; without amendment (Rept. No. 1603). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. BURDICK: Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 4264. A bill for the relief of Philip V. Sullivan; with amendment (Rept. No. 1615). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. RANSLEY: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 8597. A bill for the relief of Ernest L. Silvers; without amendment (Rept. No. 1610). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. McSWAIN: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 13260. A bill for the relief of Josiah Harden; with amendment (Rept. 1617). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

Under clause 2 of Rule XXII, committees were discharged from the consideration of the following bills, which were referred as follows:

A bill (H. R. 2432) for the adjudication and determination of the claims arising under the extension by the Commissioner of Patents of the patent granted to Frederick G. Raneford and Peter Low, as assignees of Marcus P. Norton, No. 25036, August 9, 1859; Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads discharged, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

A bill (H. R. 7959) for the adjudication and determination of the claims arising under the extension by the Commissioner of Patents of the patent granted to Frederick G. Ransford and I'eter Low, as assignees of Marcus P. Norton, No. 2503G, August 9, 1859; Committee on the Poet Office and Post Beads discharged, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

A bill (II. R. 11162) granting a pension to Abel T. Rohbach; Committee on Pensions discharged, and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

A bill (H. R. 13329) granting a pension to Fannie M. Fisher; Committee on Pensions discharged, and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

A bill (H. R. 13486) granting an increase of pension to Samantha Coburn; Committee on Invalid Pensions discharged, and referred to the Committee on Pensions.

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 3 of Rule XXII, public bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

By Mr. BRITTEN: A bill (H. R. 13082) to provide ammunition storage facilities for the Navy; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13683) to regulate the distribution and promotion of commissioned officers of the line of the Navy, and fur other purposes; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. CONNER!: A bill (II. R. 13684) for the construction of a private conduit across Thirty-seventh Street NW., in the District of Columbia; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

By Mr. DARROW: A bill (H. R. 13685) to regulate the distribution and promotion of commissioned officers of the Marine Corps, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. HUDSON: A bill (H. R. 13686) to protect the motionpicture industry against unfair trade practices and monopoly, to provide just settlement of complaints of unfair dealings, to provide for the manufacture of wholesome motion pictures at the sources of production, to create a Federal motion-picture commission, to define its powers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. WILSON of Louisiana: A bill (H. R. 13687) authorizing H. M. Wheeler, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Black River at or near Jonesville, La.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. HILL of Washington: A bill (H. R. 13688) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to extend the date of Payments of accrued obligations under contracts with purchasers "/ Indian lands within the boundaries of the West Okanogan 'alley irritation district, Washington; to the Committee on *ndian Affairs.

By Mr. DRIVER: A bill (H. R. 13689) granting the consent

Ot Ongress to the State of Arkansas through its State highway

,pn/JrtTMent. to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge

"fass White River at or near Augusta, Ark.; to the Committee

•* .interstate and Foreign Commerce.

".Mr. O'BRIEN: A bill (H. R. 13690) to widen, straighten,

nd improve Seventeenth Street NW., extending from Street north, known as Roosevelt entrance to Rock r»tir)i; to the Committee on the District of Columbia. &Tr. BRITTEN: A bill (H. R. 13691) relating to the IVIichael Brand collection of coins; to the Committee on the

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By Mr. O'CONNOR of New York: Resolution (H. Res. 194)' authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to investigate the practices of the Interborough Rapid Transit Co., of New York, lity, N. Y.; to the Committee on Rules.

By Mr. HAWLEY: Resolution (H. Res. 195) to print the manuscript Income Tax in Great Britain, Including a Descrip-' Lion of Certain Other Inland Revenue Taxes, as a House Docu- ( ment; to the Committee on Printing.

Affairs.

-. DREWRY: A bill (H. R. 13693) to authorize the Sec.£. War to transfer a portion of the Camp Lee Military Cwf *"""** **on to the Petersburg National Military Park; to the

nmittee on Military Affairs.

Seer «.:!Vlr- THATCHER: A bill (H. R. 13694) to authorize the awtt-0 y of tne Treasurv to prepare and strike a medal, with

m,'r, °*>ri»te emblems, devices, and inscriptions thereon, combv tl°*"***:lve of the enactment of the act of Congress, approved * ^resident on May 25, 1926, providing for the establlsh"**» the State of Kentucky, of the Mammoth Cave National . V*-«> the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures. the "%. "^s^- MORIN: Joint resolution (H. J. Res. 300) authorizin •Statre-s?*<:~*"«tary of War to receive, for instruction at the United KB oir ^*.llttary Academy at West Point, Jose J. Jimenez, a citi

R~. "Venezuela; to the Committee on Military Affairs. 301 > + J**.*r. EVANS of California: Joint resolution (H. J. Res the o 'Correct Public Resolution No. 19, Seventieth Congress; to 3**»3iittee on Ways and Means.

****-. HAUGEN: Resolution (H. Res. 191) for the oonsid ?1 c»f H. R. 13646, a bill for the prevention and removal of ^t" Ions and burdens upon Interstate commerce in cotton by transactions on cotton futures exchanges, and for i-poses; to the Committee on Rules.

PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, private bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

By Mr. FITZPATRICK: A bill (H. R. 13695) granting a lension to John H. Johnston; to the Committee on Invalid .'ensions.

By Mr. FULMER: A bill (H. R. 13696) granting a pension to Jesse H. Hutto; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. HAUGEN: A bill (H. R. 13697) for the relief of Jess T. Fears; to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. HILL of Washington: A bill (H. R. 13698) granting a pension to Elmer E. Hall; to the Committee on Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13699) for the relief of H. E. Mills; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. JENKINS: A bill (H. R. 13700) granting an increase of pension to Elvira J. Ellison; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. NEWTON: A bill (H. R. 13701) for the relief of Howard A. Jussell; to the Committee on War Claims.

By Mr. SOMERS of New York: A bill (H. R. 13702) for the relief of Edna B. Erskine; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. STALKER: A bill (H. R. 13703) granting a pension to Nettie L. Converse; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. TINKHAM: A bill (H. R. 13704) for the relief of Peter Joseph Sliney; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

PETITIONS, ETC.

Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, petitions and papers were laid on the Clerk's desk and referred as follows:

7567. By Mr. CAREER: Petition of Felix Z. Wilson, chairman of the Tennessee Division of the Traveler's Protective Association of Nashville, Teun. in support of House bill 5588; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7568. Also, petition of Osage County Bar Association by the president, Charles R. Gray, and the secretary, William M. Taylor, in opposition to House bill 13407; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

7569. Also, petition of Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation, American Medical Association, Chicago, 111., in opposition to the passage of section 432 of House bill 1, as reported by the Senate Committee on Finance, May 1, 1928; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7570 Also, petition of H. P. Randall, of Enid, Okla., treasurer of the Oklahoma Rural Letter Carrier's Association, in regard to House bill 25; to the Committee on the Civil Service.

7571 Also, petition of Mrs. C. E. Herrlck, historian, American Legion Auxiliary, Guthrle, Okla., in support of the universal draft bill, and others; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7572. By Mr. HUDSPETH: Resolution of Hamilton Fish Camp, No" 2, department of Texas, Spanish War Veterans, that House joint resolution, prohibiting sale of arms and munitions of war by our citizens to belligerent nations, should be defeated; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

7573 By Mr. JENKINS: Petition signed by 26 voters of Ironton, Ohio, urging that immediate steps be taken to bring to a vote a Civil War pension bill for the relief of veterans and widows of veterans; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7574 By Mr. LUCE: Petition from the New England Chapter, the Quartermaster Association, Boston, Mass., opposing Senate bill 1752 • to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

7575 By Mr. O'BRIEN: Petition of the citizens of Clarksburg W Va., protesting against the passage of House bill 78 or any bill enforcing the observance of the Sabbath, or adopt any resolution or bill that will in any way give preference to one religion above another; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

7576. By Mr. O'CONNELL: Petition of William P. Schohl, New York State commander, the American Legion, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) without amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legis

7577 Also, petition of the American Motorists Association, Washington, D. C., favoring the passage of House bill 13323; to the Committee on Roads.

7578. Also, petition of Brooklyn Chapter of Reserve Officers Association, favoring the passage of House bill 11683; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7579. By Mr. PRATT: Petition of officers and members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Hudson, Columbia County, N. Y., urging favorable action on the Sproul and Jones-Stalker bills; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7580. By Mr. SWING: Petition of residents of National City, Calif., in behalf of veterans and widows of veterans of the Civil War; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

SENATE Saturday, May 12, 1928

day of Thursday, Hay S, 1928)

The Senate reassembled at 12 o'clock meridian, on the expiration of the recess.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senate will receive a message from the House of Representatives.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Chaffee, one of its clerks, announced that the House had passed without amendment the bill (S. 777) making eligible for retirement, under certain conditions, officers and former officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States, other than officers of the Regular Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, who incurred physical disability in line of duty while in the service of the United States during the World War.

The message also announced that the House had agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the House to the bill (S. 710) conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, adjudicate, and render Judgment in claims which the Northwestern Bands of Shoshoue Indians may have against the United States.

The message further announced that the House had passed the joint resolution (S. J. Res. 82) providing for the erection of a public historical museum on the site of Fort Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, with amendments, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate.

The message also announced that the House had passed a bill (H. R. 13511) granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War and certain widows and dependent children of soldiers and sailors of said war, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate.

ENBOLLED BIliS AND JOINT BESOLUTION SIGNED

The message further announced that the Speaker had affixed his signature to the following enrolled bills and joint resolution, and they were signed by the Vice President:

H. R. 15. An act authorizing an appropriation to enable the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the provisions of the act of May 26, 1926 (44 Stat. L. 655), to make additions to the Absaroka and Gallatin National Forests, and to improve and extend the winter-feed facilities of the elk, antelope, and other game animals of Yellowstone National Park and adjacent land;

H. R. 158. An act to amend chapter 137 of volume 39 of the United States Statutes at Large, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session;

H. R. 167. An act to amend the act of February 12, 1025 (Public, No. 402, 68th Cong.), so as to permit the Cowlitz Tribe of Indians to file suit in the Court of Claims under said act;

H. R. 332. An act validating homestead entry of Englehard Sperstad for certain public land in Alaska;

H. R. 491. An act authorizing the attorney general of the State of California to bring suit in the Court of Claims on behalf of the Indians of California;

H. R. 3467. An act for the relief of Giles Gordon;

H. R. 4303. An act for the relief of the Smith Tablet Co., of Holyoke, Mass.;

H. R. 4396. An act for the relief of Jesse R. Shivers;

H. R. 4619. An act for the relief of E. A. Clatterbuck;

H. R. 4927. An act for the relief of Francis Sweeney;

H. R. 5297. An act for the relief of Christine Brenzinger;

H. R. 5681. An act to provide a differential in pay for night work in the Postal Service;

H. R. 5935. An act for the relief of the McAteer Shipbuilding Co. (Inc.);

H. R. 7459. An act to authorize the appropriation for use by the Secretary of Agriculture of certain funds for wool standards, and for other purposes;

H. R. 7900. An act granting allowances for rent, fuel, light, and equipment to postmasters of the fourth ciass, and for other purposes;

H. R. 7946. An act to repeal an act entitled "An act to extend the provisions of the homestead laws to certain lands hi the Yellowstone forest reserve," approved March 15, 1906;

H. R. 8001. An act conferring jurisdiction upon certain courts of the United States to hear and determine the claim by the owner of the steamship City of Beaumont against the United States, and for other purposes;

H. R. 8307. An act amending section 5 of the act approved June 9, 1916 (39 Stat L. 218), so as to authorize the sale of timber on Class 3 of the Oregon & California Railroad and Coos Bay wagon-road grant lands;

H. R. 8337. An act to amend the air mail act of February 2, 1925, as amended by the act of June 3, 1926;

H. R. 8474. An act for the relief of Elmer J. Nead;

H. R. 8810. An act for the relief of John L. Nightingale;

H. R. 9568. An act to authorize the purchase at private sale of a tract of land in Louisiana, and for other purposes;

H. R. 9612. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to allow Norman P. Ives, jr., credit on other lands for compliances made in homestead entry, Gainesville, 021032;

H. R. 9789. An act for the relief of Sallie E. McQueen and Janie McQueen Parker;

H. R. 10067. An act for the relief of Marion Banta;

H. R. 10360. An act to confer additional jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims under an act entitled "An act authorizing the Chlppewa Indians of Minnesota to submit claims to the Court of Claims," approved May 14, 1926;

H. R. 10799. An act for the lease of land and the erection of a post office at Philippi, W. Va., and for other purposes;

H. R. 11245. An act to cancel certain notes of the Panama Railroad Co. held by the Treasurer of the United States;

H. R. 11475. An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone;

H. R. 11716. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents to Ethel L. Saunders, and for other purposes;

H. R. 11852. An act providing for the confirmation of grant of lands formerly the United States barracks at Baton Houge, La., to the board of supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College;

H. R. 11960. An act for the relief of D. George Shorten;

H. R. 12049. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to sell to W. H. Walker, Ruth T. Walker, and Queen E. Walker, upon the payment of $1.25 per acre, the southeast quarter section 34, township 2 north, range 14 east, Choctaw meridian, Clarke County, Miss.;

H. R. 12379. An act granting the consent of Congress to Howard Seabury to construct, maintain, and operate a darn to retain tidal waters in an unnamed cove which is situated and extends from Cases Inlet into section 28, township 21 north, range 1 west, Willamette meridian, in Pierce County, State of Washington;

H. R. 12383. An act to amend section 11 of an act approved February 28, 1925 (43 Stat 1064, U. S. C., title 39), granting sick leave to employees in the Postal Service, and for other purposes; and

H. J. Res. 250. Joint resolution authorizing the United States Bureau of Public Roads to make a survey of the uncompleted bridges of the Oversea Highway from Key West to the mainland, in the State of Florida, with a view of obtaining the cost of the construction of said bridges, and report their findings to Congress.

OAIX OP THE ROLL

Mr. SMOOT. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The clerk will call the roll.

The legislative clerk called the roll, and the following Senators answered to their names:

Ashurst Edwards La Follette Sheppard

Barkley Fletcher Locher Shlugtead

Bayard Frazler Mcljenn Shortrldge

Hlngliam George MeMaster Simmons

Black Gerry McNary Smnot

BlalDe Glllctt May-field Steck

Blense Goff Momps Steiwer

Borah Gould Neely Stephens

Bratton Grecue Norbeck Swnnson

Brookhart Hale Norris Thornns

Broussard Harris Nye Tydlngs

Bruce Harrison Oddie Vandenberg

Capper Hawes Overman Wagner

Caraway Harden I'hipps Walsh, Mass.

Copelnnd Heflin Pine Walsh, Mont.

CoiiMMis Howell Pittman Warren

Curtis Johnson Ransdell Waterman

Cutting Jones Reed, Mo. Watson

Dale Kendrick Robinson, 1 ml. Wbceler

Denoen Keyoo Backet t

Dill King Scliall

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