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CHAP. 383.-An Act For the relief of the dependent widow of Patrick Curran, August 21, 1916.

(H. R. 8141.) civilian employee of the Government, who was killed while in the discharge of his – duties at the United States naval magazine at Iona Island, New York.

(Private, No. 122.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Ellen Curran.

Payment to, for Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out death of husband." of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Ellen Curran, of Haverstraw, New York, the dependent widow of Patrick Curran, civilian employee of the Government, who was killed while in the discharge of his duties on the fourth day of November, nineteen hundred and three, at the United States naval magazine on Iona Island, in the Hudson River, New York, by the explosion of gunpowder and thirteen-inch shell, without his fault or negligence, the sum of $624.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

M. E. Sitters.
Payment to, for loss

August 21, 1916. CHAP. 384.–An Act For the relief of M. E. Sitters.

(Å. R. 8200.1

(Private, No. 123.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Man Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to of husband. M. E. Sitters, widow of Joe Sitters, out of funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,095 as compensation to her for the loss of her husband, who, on the twenty-fourth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifteen, while in discharge of his official duties as a mounted inspector of the United States custom service in Presidio County, Texas, was assassinated by Mexican bandits.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

Farmer's State Bank of Eureka, ni.

August 21, 1916. CHAP. 385.-An Act For the relief of the Farmer's State Bank of Eureka, Wood (H. R. 8630.] ford County, Illinois.

(Privato, No. 124.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the . Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay out of Payment to. any money in the Treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated, to the Farmer's State Bank of Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois, the sum of $200, in full compensation for claims on account of the loss of revenue stamps purchased and paid for by said bank and which were lost in the United States mails in transmission of the same from the Office of the Collector of Internal Revenue at Springfield, Illinois, to Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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August 21, 1916. CHAP. 386.–An Act For the relief of J. M. Potter.

(8. R. 9375.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ? States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

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M. Poti Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of ries. any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to J. M. Potter, of Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, the sum of $140, as a reimbursement for expenses incurred for surgical and medical aid and hospital fees in having wounds treated which were received while in the discharge of his duties as deputy United States marshal, and for loss of time, suffering, and permanent disability resulting from said wounds.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

ing from Sai loss of time of his dutieunds treate

August 21, 1916.

(H. R. 10052.) (Private, No. 126.) J. T. Nance. Reimbursement to.

CHAP. 387.–An Act To reimburse J. T. Nance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $81.78 to J. T. Nance, postmaster at Harrodsburg, Indiana, to reimburse him for losses sustained by reason of robbery of that post office.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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August 21, 1916.

(H. R. 10546.) CHAP. 388.-An Act For the relief of the Illinois Central Railroad Company, (Private, No. 127.) and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Illinois Central Rail- States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of $100 be, Reimbursement to. and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the

Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to reimburse the Illinois Central Railroad Company for the payment by it of a fine of like amount levied and collected by the Secretary of the Treasury for failure on the part of the railroad company to clear a shipment of household goods originating in Habana, Cuba, and destined to Edmondton, Alberta, Canada, through the United States customs at Portal, North Dakota, it having been ascertained by the Secretary of the Treasury subsequent to the payment of the fine by the carrier that the shipment had been duly cleared through the United States customs at Noyes, Minnesota, and that no customs duties were due or collectible thereon.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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CHAP. 389.-An Act For the relief of Fred Henderson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Fred Henderson the sum of $43.75, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for injury sustained on the sixteenth day of September, in the year nineteen hundred and six, while employed by the United States Government in the Government Arsenal at Rock Island, Illinois.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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August 21, 1916. (H. R. 10643.)

CHAP. 390.-An Act For the relief of Theodore Bagge. (Private, No. 129.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Theodore Bagge. Payment to, for inju. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the ries.

Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Theodore Bagge the sum of $221.91, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for injury sustained on the twentyfourth day of April, in the year nineteen hundred and seven, while employed by the United States Government on the United States dredge Ajax.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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CHAP. 391.-An Act For the relief of the owners of the barkentine Mabel I. August 21, 1916. Meyers and her master and crew, and for the relief of the owners of cargo of molasses (H. R. 111 late on board said barkentine.

(Private, No. 130.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

“Mabel I. Meyers," States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of the owners Bå

Barkentine. of the barkentine Mabel I. Meyers and her master and crew, and the Claim of owners of, claim of the owners of the cargo of molasses late on board said barken- district court. tine, in alleged collision with the United States steamer Nebraska about thirty miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on the thirtieth day of July, nineteen hundred and fifteen, for and on account of the losses alleged to have been suffered in said collision by the owners of said barkentine and by her master and crew, and by the owners of said cargo, may be submitted to the United States Court for the District of Massachusetts, the district nearest to which the collision occurred, under and in compliance with the rules of said court sitting as · Jurisdiction of & court of admiralty. And that the said court shall have jurisdiction court. to hear and determine the whole controversy and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of the damages sustained by reason of said collision, if any shall be found to be due, either for or against the United States upon the same principles and measure of liability, with costs, as in like cases in admiralty between private parties with the same rights Proviso. of appeal: Provided, That no award or judgment shall be made for its pros?

int shall ha moda for No prospective profprospective profits.

Sec. 2. That the mode of service of process shall conform to the Vol. 24, p. 506. provisions of the Act of March third, eighteen hundred and eightyseven, entitled “An Act to provide for the bringing of suits against the United States.”

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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August 21, 1916.

H.R. 11984.) CHAP. 392.-An Act For the relief of William E. Heffner.

(Private, No. 131.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the William E. Heffner. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to William E. Heffner, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $525, being the amount of money due said William E. Heffner for the construction of a barracks and bathhouse at West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

August 21, 1916.

CHAP. 393.-An Act For the relief of the estate of Mary H. S. Robertson, deceased. H. R. 12248.]

(Private, No. 132.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Mary H. 8. RobertStates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the son. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of istravimo.

ute of Payment to adminany money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to S. Stephens Stone, administratrix of the estate of Mary H. S. Robertson, deceased, late of McCracken County, Kentucky, the sum of $2,936, in full compensation for use and occupation of real estate situated at Paducah, Kentucky, by United States authorities from September tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, to October eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, as found due by the Third Auditor of the Treasury on February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine: Provided, That said S. Stephens Stone shall Certificate, etc., refile in the Treasury Department a certificate showing her appoint- qui ment as administratrix of said estate and a certified copy of her bond, which bond must be at least equal in amount to the sum hereby appropriated.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

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August 21, 1916. (HR. 14528.

[Private, No. 133.] W. W. Finn. Payment to.

CHAP. 394.-An Act For the relief of W. W. Finn.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to W. W. Finn, of Wesley, Iowa, the sum of $177.83, to compensate him for the loss by burglary of certain war revenue emergency stamps of which he was custodian.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

August 21, 1916. (H. R. 14952.)

Payment to, for loss of husband.

CHAP. 395.–An Act For the relief of Mrs. John A. Fox. (Private, No. 134.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Mrs. John A. Fox.. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,000, to Mrs. John A. Fox, widow of John A. Fox, postmaster at Glenarm, Oldham County, Kentucky, who was killed in the discharge of his duty.

Approved, August 21, 1916.

(Private, No. 135.)

Military record corrected.

discharge First Regind considerne United

August 23, 1916. (S. 1781.]

CHAP. 402.-An Act For the relief of Nathaniel Monroe. (Privato, No. 135.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Be it enacted by the Sen Nathaniel Monroe. States of America in Congress assembled, That in the administration

of the laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits upon honorably discharged soldiers, Nathaniel Monroe, who was a private of Company B, First Regiment East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been discharged honorably from the military service of the United States as a member of said company and regiment on the first day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-three: Provided, That no back pay, bounty, or pension shall accrue to him prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, August 23, 1916.

Proviso.
No back pay, etc.

Military record corrocted.

August 23, 1916.
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CHAP. 403.-An Act For the relief of Nelson T. Saunders. (Private, No. 136.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Nelson T. Saunders. States of America in Congress assembled, That in the administration

of the laws conferring rights, privileges and benefits upon honorably discharged officers, Nelson T. Saunders, late commissary sergeant of the Sixty-fourth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been mustered into service as a second lieutenant of Company F, Sixty-fourth New York Volunteer Infantry, September thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, vice Charles W. Schutt, promoted, and to have been honorably discharged as of that grade and organization October thirteenth,

eighteen hundred and sixty-four: Provided, That no back pay, No back pay, etc.

bounty, or pension shall become due or payable by reason of the passage of this Act.

Approved, August 23, 1916.

Proviso.

August 24, 1916.

(S. 3539.) (Private, No. 137.)

CHAP. 405.–An Act For the relief of John L. Moon.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out

John L. Moon.
Payment to.

of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to John L. Moon, of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, the sum of $200, as a reward for services rendered in the apprehension of criminals in the burglary of the United States post office at Auburn, Alabama.

Approved, August 24, 1916.

Payment to.

August 24, 1916. CHAP. 406.-An Act For the relief of C. Horatio Scott.

(H. R. 4559.)

(Private, No. 138.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the C. Horatio Scott. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to C. Horatio Ścott, postmaster at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, the sum of $596.52 paid to the United States on account of funds embezzled by Frank Higgins, a post-office clerk in the post office at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; and the sum of $596.52 is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of this claim.

Approved, August 24, 1916.

John Dowd.
Homestead

patent

August 25, 1916. CHAP. 410.–An Act To confirm the entry of John Dowd.

(S. 6013.)

(Private, No. 139.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to issue United to. States Government patent on the homestead entry of John Dowd, known as Boise naught six thousand and fifty-four, for the followingdescribed land:

Lot five of section thirty-four, township three north, range four west, and lots two and three and southeast quarter of northwest quarter, section three, township two north, range four west, Boise meridian, Boise land district, Idaho, containing one hundred and

Proviso. forty-seven and eighty-six hundredths acres: Provided, That the Payment. said John Dowd or his transferee shall pay to the United States Government the commutation price of $184.83.

Approved, August 25, 1916.

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idated.

August 25, 1916. CHAP. 411.-An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue patent to (S. 6331.] William H. Ingle for homestead entry in Colorado.

(Private, No. 140.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United William A. Ingle. States of America in Congress assembled, That homestead entry Homestead entry valnaught fourteen thousand three hundred and sixteen, Sterling series, made by William H. Ingle for the southeast quarter of section five, township one north, range forty-nine west, sixth principal meridian, Colorado, be, and it is hereby, validated and permitted to remain intact, in the same manner as though said Ingle had not, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three, made a homestead entry for one hundred and sixty acres and perfected title thereto.

Approved, August 25, 1916.

August 26, 1916. CHAP. 413.–An Act For the relief of Mike G. Womack.

(s. 3533.]

(Private, No. 141.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Mike G. Womack.

Payment to, for injuTreasury be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to pay, out of ries. any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Mike G.

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