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laws, the name of James H. Dunn, late captain of Company I, One hundred and sixty-ninth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. [Private, No. 905.)

Pension increased.

CHAP. 1052.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to John M. Crist.

Be ii enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the John M. Crist, Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension saws, the name of John M. Crist, late of Company K, Two hundred and ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month' in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. (Private, No. 906.)

Charles Blitz.
Pension.

CHAP. 1053.-An Act Granting a pension to Charles Blitz.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Charles Blitz, late of Company C, Sixty-seventh Regiment New York National Guard Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

Evaline Jenkins.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1054.–An Act Granting an increase of pension to Evaline Jenkins.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 907.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Evaline Jenkins, widow of David B. Jenkins, late sergeant, Company F, Second Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, and first lieutenant Company C, Thirteenth Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, and pay her a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

Zebulon A. Ship man.

Pension.

CHAP. 1055.–An Act Granting a pension to Zebulon A. Shipman. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 908.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Zebulon A. Shipman, late private, United States Marine Corps, war with Spain.

June 7, 1902. (Private, No. 909.]

Margaret McCuen.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1056.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Margaret McCuen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniten States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Margaret McCuen, widow of Alexander McCuen, late captain Company E, Two hundred and third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. [Private, No. 910.)

Ole Steensland.
Pension.

CHAP. 1057.-An Act Granting a pension to Ole Steensland.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Ole Steensland, late of Company E, Fifteenth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

(Private, No. 911.)

Mary Scott.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1058.–An Act Granting an increase of pension to Mary Scott.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Mary Scott, widow of Daniel L. Scott, late an unassigned private of the Eightieth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. [Private, No. 912.)

William E. Ball.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1059.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to William E. Ball.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William E. Ball, late of Company H, United States Mounted Rifles, war with Mexico, and pay him a pension at the rate of sixteen dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. (Private, No. 913.)

Matilda C. Clarke.
Pension.

CHAP. 1060.-An Act Granting a pension to Matilda C. Clarke.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension saws, the name of Matilda C. Clarke, former widow of Alphonse

Bietry, late of Company G, Tenth New York Volunteers, and Company A, One hundred and sixty-fifth New York Volunteers, and Seventh Regiment United States Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902,

[Private, No. 914.)

David Topper,
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1061.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to David Topper.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Représentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of David Topper, late of Company C, One hundred and sixty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

(Private, No. 915.] Elizabeth G. Getti. Pension increased.

CHAP. 1062.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Elizabeth G. Getty.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth G. Getty, widow of George W. Getty, late brigadier-general, United States Volunteers, and colonel, United States Army, and pay her a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. [Private, No. 916.

George Chamberlin.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1063.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to George Chamberlin.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of George Chamberlin, late of Company M, Second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Heavy Artillery, and Company E, Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

Eleanor Emerson.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1064.–An Act Granting an increase of pension to Eleanor Emerson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 917.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Eleanor Emerson, widow of Warren C. Emerson, late major and additional paymaster, United States Volunteers, and pay her a pension at the rate of fifteen dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving. Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

CHAP. 1065.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Francis W. Anderton. [Private, No. 918.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Francis W. Ander- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Pension increased. Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the

pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Francis W. Anderton, late first lieutenant Company 1, Eleventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of forty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

[Private, No. 919.)

Melissa Burton.
Pension.

CHAP. 1066.-An Act Granting a pension to Melissa Burton.

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 is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Melissa Burton, widow of William Burton, late of Company A, First Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Light Artillery, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

Pension,

June 7, 1902.

CHAP. 1067.-An Act Granting a pension to Arthur J. Bushnell. [Private, No. 920.)

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

Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Arthur J. Bushnell, late of Company A, First Regi. ment South Dakota Volunteer Infantry, war with Spain, and

pay

him a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902.

(Private, No. 921.]

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CHAP. 1068.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to William H. White.

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

Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William H. White, late of Company I, One hundred and twenty-eighth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

June 7, 1902. (Private, No. 922.)

Mary S. Downing.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 1069.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Mary S. Downing.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension rolí, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension

laws, the name of Mary S. Downing, widow of Robert L. Downing,
late of Company E, Sixty-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry,
and pay her a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month in lieu
of that she is now receiving.
Approved, June 7, 1902.

CHAP. 1070.-An Act For the relief of Thierman and Frost.

June 7, 1902. (Private, No. 923.]

Thierman and Frost.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction is hereby Claim referred given the Court of Claims, any statute of limitations to the contrary Court of Claims. notwithstanding, to hear, try, and determine the claim of Henry Thierman and White Frost, late partners doing business under the firm name and style of Thierman and Frost, by reason of the alleged unlawful seizure and sale by the revenue officers of the United States of the distillery property of the said Thierman and Frost in Concordia, in the State of Kentucky; and the said court shall have full power to determine whether said property was unlawfully seized and sold; and if the same were unlawfully seized or sold, then the said court shall try and determine whether, under the then existing laws of the United States, the said Thierman and Frost sustained any damages by reason thereof and whether the Government is or was liable under such laws for the damages sustained, limiting such damages to the reasonable value of the property seized and sold at the time of such seizure and sale; said case to be tried and determined under the laws, rules, and regulations governing proceedings in said court and upon such evidence as is legally admissible under the ordinary laws and rules of evidence as pursued in the practice of said court, hereby reserving to the Government the right to interpose any defense, whether legal or equitable, that it may have to said cause of action, exce only the defenses based on the jurisdiction of the court and the statute of lim'itations: Provided, however, That said action shall be commenced within six months after this Act shall go into effect: And provided suit. further, That in said action the said court shall try and determine the Proceedings. question, notwithstanding any adjudication that may heretofore have been had, whether at the time of said seizure and sale there was any special tax due or owing by the said Thierman and Frost to the Government of the United States pertaining to said distillery, or growing out of the operation of the same, or on the output or product thereof; and if any such tax was then due or owing to the Government of the United States, the said court shall determine the amount thereof and apply the same as a set-off to any amount that may be found to have been due the said Thierman and Frost as damages sustained by them by reason of the wrongful seizure and sale of said distillery property, and shall only enter a judgment in favor of the said Thierman and Frost for such balance, if any, as may be found to be due after applying as an offset any tax as aforesaid that may be found to be due without awarding any interest to either party: And provided further, That Right of appeal. either party to such action shall have the right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States under the rules, laws, and regulations governing appeals in other cases from the Court of Claims.

Approved, June 7, 1902.

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