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June 27, 1930. [S. 1963.]

[Private, No. 148.]

Claims of crew of, for losses, to be adjusted.

Limitation.

CHAP. 671.-An Act For the relief of members of the crew of the transport Antilles.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the "Antilles," transport. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comppersonal property troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to examine and settle the claims of the crew of the transport Antilles, which was sunk in October, 1917, on the high seas by an enemy torpedo, for the value of private property lost by the sinking of said vessel, and to allow reimbursement of the value of said private property not exceeding the sum of $100 in any one case, and there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, sufficient sums, not exceeding in the aggregate $3,000, for the payment of such of these claims as may be allowed by the Comptroller General of the United States. Approved, June 27, 1930.

Appropriation for.

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CHAP. 672.-An Act For the relief of the Maddux Air Lines (Incorporated). ·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 hereby is, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Maddux Air Lines (Incorporated), of Los Angeles, California, the sum of $42,377.45 as reimbursement for loss by the destruction of its certain tri-motored Ford airplane bearing factory number 5-AT-10, license number NC 9636, destroyed near San Diego, California, on April 21, 1929, without fault on its part, through collision with an airplane belonging to the War Department of the United States, and then and there operated in a wrongful and negligent manner by Lieutenant Howard Keefer, a United States pilot, then and there flying under orders and in line of duty.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [S. 968.]

[Private, No. 150.]

Anna Faceina. Payment to, for personal injuries.

Limitation on attorney's fee.

CHAP. 673.-An Act For the relief of Anna Faceina.

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 Anna Faceina, of New York City, the sum of $5,000, in full settlement of all claims against the Government, and as compensation for injuries sustained when run down by a United States mail wagon on August 20, 1920.

SEC. 2. That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 3 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered or advances made in connection with said claim. Penalty for violation. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 674.-An Act For the relief of Cullen D. O'Bryan and Lettie A. O'Bryan.

June 27, 1930. [8. 304.] [Private, No. 151.]

Cullen D. and Lettie
Pay daughter.

A. O'Bryan.
Payment
death of

Provisos.

to, for

Limitation on attor neys', etc., fees.

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 Cullen D. O'Bryan and Lettie A. O'Bryan, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $5,000 in full settlement against the Government, on account of the death of their daughter, Amy Edith O'Bryan, who died as a result of injuries received when the automobile which she was driving collided with an unlighted Army truck on September 16, 1927, near Bristol, Vermont: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be Excessive, unlawful. unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum which in the aggregate exceeds 10 per centum of the amount appropriated in this Act on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of Penalty for violation. this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 675.-An Act For the relief of DeWitt and Shobe.

June 27, 1930. [S. 2972.] [Private, No. 152.]

De Witt and Shobe. extra work.

for

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Payment to, of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to DeWitt and Shobe, of Glasgow, Missouri, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $8,296 in full settlement for extra work performed under contract dated May 15, 1912, for revetment work at Providence Bend, Missouri River, for which work the Government has received the benefit but for which no payment has been made, the facts in this claim being identical with the facts in the case of Fox and Bristol, allowed and paid by the Comptroller General (volume 21, Comptroller General's Decision, page 750): Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, Excessive, unlawful. to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of Penalty for violation. this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, June 27, 1930.

Provisos. neys', etc., fees.

Limitation on attor

CHAP. 676.-An Act For the relief of The Buck Creek Oil Company.

June 27, 1930. [S. 3284.] [Private, No. 153.]

The Buck Creek Oil

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary company. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to The Buck Creek Oil Company, a Wyoming corporation, such amount as may

Refund of excess ren- be necessary, not in excess of $2,903.08, in reimbursement of amount

tals and royalties.

paid as rentals and royalties, over and above the amounts due under the law and regulations, in connection with oil and gas lease, Cheyenne, Wyoming, serial number 036291, executed December 24, 1927, for the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 5, the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 7, and the north half of the northwest quarter of section 8, all in township 35 north, range 65 west of the sixth principal meridian, Wyoming. Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930.

[S. 3472.]

[Private, No. 154.]

H. F. Frick and

and others. Compensation for loss of pay.

Prorisos.

Limitation on attorneys', etc., fees.

CHAP. 677.-An Act For the relief of H. F. Frick and others.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary to, of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, as follows, to wit: To H. F. Frick, the sum of $371.29; to A. J. Duncan, the sum of $841.23; to H. C. Demoss, the sum of $423; to Robert M. Massey, the sum of $941.78; to John H. Owens, the sum of $725.08; to James E. Dean, the sum of $422.08; said sums representing salary lost by them during suspension while employees of the United States penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in Excessive, unlawful. Connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with Penalty for violation. Said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

June 27, 1930. [8.3623.]

[Private, No. 155.]

James R. Sheffield.
Reimbursement of.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 678.-An Act For reimbursement of James R. Sheffield, formerly American ambassador to Mexico City.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,876.23 to reimburse James R. Sheffield, formerly American ambassador at Mexico City, and in full payment of all expenses personally incurred by him in the fiscal years 1925 and 1926 for the completion, remodeling, and furnishing of the Government-owned embassy building in Mexico City.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930.

[8. 3726.] [Private, No. 156.]

steam tug.

CHAP. 679.-An Act For the relief of the owner of the American steam tug Charles Runyon.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the "Charles Runyon," United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of Owner of, may bring the Crew Transportation Corporation, owner of the American steam ages in district court. tug Charles Runyon, and/or the receiver and/or trustee of the said

suit for collision dam

corporation against the United States of America for damages alleged to have been caused by collision between_said vessels and the United States ship Traffic on or about the 6th day of May, 1919, at or near Pier C, navy yard, Brooklyn, New York, may be sued for by the said owner and/or receiver and/or trustee in the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of New York, Jurisdiction of court. 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 and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of such damages and costs, but without any allowance for interest thereon prior to the entry of such judgment, if any, as shall be found to be due against the United States in favor of the owner of the said American steam tug Charles Runyon and/or receiver and/or trustee of aforesaid, or against the owner of the said American steam tug Charles Runyon and/or the receiver and/or trustee of said corporation, in favor of the United States, upon the same principles, other than as above limited, and same measures of liability as in like cases in admiralty between private parties and with the same rights of appeal: Provided, That such notice of the suit shall be given to the Notice to Attorney Attorney General of the United States as may be provided by order General. 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 said suit shall suit. be brought and commenced within four months of the date of the passage of this Act.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 680.—An Act For the relief of Maude L. Duborg.

Provisos.

Commencement of

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 1509.] [Private, No. 157.J

Compensation for

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Maude L. Maude L. Duborg. Duborg, a civil-service employee of the Government, and performing stenographic service, the duties of a stenographer-typist at Fort Humphreys, Virginia, allowed. is hereby relieved from accounting for or repaying to the Government the sum of $190.66 paid to her, namely: $31.76 in January, 1927; $36.15 in May, 1927; $32.06 in July, 1927; $27.64 in September, 1927; and $63.05 in October, 1927, by or under the direction of the finance officer of the War Department, as compensation for reporting the testimony in certain cases of general courts-martial at Fort Humphreys, said work having been done by her, at the request of the trial judge advocates of the several courts-martial, after office hours and while she was on leave of absence without pay: Provided, That the Comptroller General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed accounts of Major E. T. to credit in the accounts of E. T. Comegys, major, Finance Department, the sum of $190.66, paid to said Maude L. Duborg, now standing as a disallowance in his accounts. Approved, June 27, 1930.

Proviso.
Credit for, allowed in
Comegys.

CHAP. 681.-An Act For the relief of Arthur H. Thiel.

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 Arthur H. Thiel the sum of $28.33 for wages due him for services rendered as a temporary fireman-laborer under the custodian service at Ripon (Wisconsin) post office,

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 1485.] [Private, No. 158.]

Payment to.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 1174.]

[Private, No. 159.]

A. N. Worstell. Credit allowed, for stolen postal funds.

CHAP. 682.-An Act For the relief of A. N. Worstell.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General is authorized and directed to credit the account of A. N. Worstell, postmaster at Valparaiso, Indiana, in the sum of $68,248.12. Such sum represents the amount of a deficit in the account of the said A. N. Worstell caused by the theft, on March 25, 1925, of postage and revenue stamps from the post office at Valparaiso, Indiana.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 910.]

[Private, No. 160.]

William H. Johns.

erty damages.

CHAP. 683.-An Act For the relief of William H. Johns.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Payment to, for prop- of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to William H. Johns, of Gettysburg, of the county of Adams and the State of Pennsylvania, the sum of $887, the estimated cost of restoring to their former condition after being vacated by the United States Army certain tracts of land which were occupied by the United States Army under leases from claimant dated July 1, 1918, as a part of Camp Colt, near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the World War.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 864.] [Private, No. 161.]

W. P. Thompson.
Reimbursement of.

CHAP. 684.-An Act For the relief of W. P. Thompson.

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. P. Thompson the sum of $280, said sum being the amount lost by him through the defalcation of the postmaster at Roachdale, Indiana. Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 609.]

[Private, No. 162.]

James McCann.

of his horse.

CHAP. 685.-An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay certain moneys to James McCann.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Payment to, for loss 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 of the United States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $150 as full compensation to James McCann, of thirteen hundred and sixty DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, for the death of his horse, led by Thomas Gorman along Broadway, Brooklyn, New York, and struck by mail truck numbered 384, driven by Paul V. Mundy, of the mail department, post office, Brooklyn, New York, on January 27, 1920.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

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