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By Mr. SOMERS of New York: A bill (H. R. 13894) granting an increase of pension to Josephine Alexander; to the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. STRONG of Pennsylvania: A bill (H. R. 13895) granting a pension to Mury S. Hall; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Also, a bill (H. R. 13896) granting an increase of pension to Elizabeth J. Varner; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. WOODRUFF: A bill (H. R. 13897) for the relief of John K. Kelley; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Z1IILMAN: A bill (H. R. 13898) granting a pension to Minnie M. Smith; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. O'CONNELL: Resolution (H. Res. 214) paying additional compensation to the six minority employees, the Deputy Sergeant at Arms in charge of pairs, and the pair clerk and messenger; to the Committee on Accounts.
Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, petitions and papers were laid on the Clerk's desk and referred as follows:
7705. By Mr. BLOOM: 1'etition of the directors of the Flatbush Chamber of Commerce, who add their protest to House bill 8127; to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments.
7706. By Mr. BOYLAN: Resolution adopted by Flatbnsh Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn, N. Y., opposing House bill 8127; lo (he Committee on Rivers and Harbors.
7707. By Mr. BURTON: Memorial of Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati, Ohio, opposing any measure calling for Government operation of Muscle Shoals and urging that steps be taken for the early operation of Muscle Shoals by private enterprise; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
7708. Also, memorial of the Toledo Clearing House Association, Toledo, Ohio, opposing Senate bill 3151, limiting the jurisdiction of district courts of tie United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7709. Also, petition of the Men's Bible Class of the United Church (Congregational) of Oberlin, Ohio, indorsing the estab
lishment in Washington or elsewhere of a national school of diplomatic relations; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
7710. Ry Mr. CARTER: Petition of B. J. Mansfield and many others, of Oakland, Calif., nrging the passage of House bill 11474, known as the old age bill; to the Committee on Pensions.
7711. By Mr. CELLER: Petition of Flatbush Chamber of Commerce (Inc.) : to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors.
7712. By Mr. JOHNSON of Washington: Petition of citizens of Centralia, Wash., praying for increases of pensions of Civil War veterans and widows of veterans; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
7713. By Mr. MANLOVE: Statement from Rev. William Cady, of Neosho, Mo., protesting that the name of Judge George Wood, of Neosho. Mo., was used without his consent in connf-ction with a petition praying for defeat of the compulsory Sunday observance bill (II. R. 78), Judge Wood declaring that he. is a Christian and is unalterably opposed to commercializing of the Lord's Day; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.
7714. By Mr. O'CONNELL: Petition of William J. MacMillan, president Ba.vway Terminal, opposing the passage of the Smith bill (S. 4441) and Vinson bill (H. R. 13646); to the Committee on Agriculture.
7715. By Mr. QUAYLE: Petition of ,7. C. Penney, of New York City, favoring the passage of House hill 10958,' placing a tax on butter made from nuts and products other than milk; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
7716. Also, petition of Travelers' National Legislative Committee of New York, favoring the passage of House bill 668, the repeal of the war-time Pullman surcharge; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
7717. By Mr. PARKS: Petition from citizens of AshleyCounty, Ark., protesting against any change in the place of holding court to the district in which Little Rook is located; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7718. By Mr. PEAVEY: Petition by the Ashland County Board of Supervisors, favoring the raising of the tariff on cheese high enough so that the American farmer can compete with the Canadian farmer; to the Committee on Agriculture.