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F. Thomas, of Fort Pierce, Florida, as compensation for the death of her husband, Perle S. Thomas, who was killed on the night of February 4, 1927, by certain officers of the United States: Provided, Prison That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of paid agents. 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, 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 this Act Penalty for violation. shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, June 23, 1930.

CHAP. 591.-An Act For the relief of J. W. Nelson.

June 23, 1930. [H. R. 8127.] [Private, No. 117.]

Redemption of lost Treasury note.

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 redeem in favor of J. W. Nelson, Galva, Illinois, United States Treasury note, series B-1927, issued May 15, 1923, matured March 15, 1927, serially numbered 22930, in the denomination of $500, with interest at the rate of 434 per centum per annum from September 15, 1925, to March 15, 1927, without presentation of the said note or the coupons representing interest thereon from September 15, 1925, to March 15, 1927, the note with the said coupons attached having been lost or destroyed: Provided, That the said note shall not have Provisos. been previously presented for payment, and that no payment shall be made hereunder for any coupons which have been previously presented and paid: Provided further, That the said J. W. Nelson Indemnity bond. shall first file in the Treasury Department a bond in the penal sum of double the amount of the note and the interest payable thereon, in such form and with such surety or sureties as may be acceptable to the Secretary of the Treasury, to indemnify and save harmless the United States from any loss on account of the lost or destroyed Treasury note herein described or the coupons belonging thereto. Approved, June 23, 1930.

Condition.

CHAP. 599.-An Act For the relief of C. A. Chitwood.

June 24, 1930. [S. 2465.] [Private, No. 118.]

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United C. A. Chitwood. States Employees' Compensation Commission shall be, and is ployees Compensation hereby, authorized and directed to extend to C. A. Chitwood, former Act extended to. employee in the Forest Service, the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes," approved September 7, 1906, as amended, compensation hereunder to commence from and after the passage of

this Act.

Approved, June 24, 1930.

Vol. 39, p. 743; Vol. 44, p. 772.

June 24, 1930. [H. R. 669.] [Private, No. 119.]

Seth J. Harris.

Payment to,

death of wife.

Proviso.

Limitation on torney's, etc., fees.

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CHAP. 600.-An Act For the relief of Seth J. Harris.

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 of the United States is hereby directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Seth J. Harris, of Marietta, Georgia, in full settlement against the Government, the sum of $4,000, in payment of his claim growing out of the death of his wife, Lillie Harris, who was killed August 8, 1917, by the explosion of a shell fired by United States soldiers in target practice at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of Excessive, unlawful. services rendered in 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 on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any conPenalty for violation. tract 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. Approved, June 24, 1930.

June 24, 1930.

[H. R. 745.]

[Private, No. 120.]

B. Frank Shetter.
Statute of limitations

waived in claim of, for

service disability.

Vol. 39, pp. 746, 747.

June 24, 1930. [H. R. 1312.]

[Private, No. 121.]

J. W. Zornes.
Payment to.

June 24, 1930. [H. R. 3764.]

[Private, No. 122.]

Ruban W. Riley.
Statute of limitations

waived in claim of, for

service disability.

Vol. 39, pp. 746, 747.

CHAP. 601.-An Act For the relief of B. Frank Shetter.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 17 and 20 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes," approved September 7, 1916, as amended, are hereby waived in favor of B. Frank Shetter, who suffered injuries while in the performance of his duties as checker at the arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois.

Approved, June 24, 1930.

CHAP. 602.-An Act For the relief of J. W. Zornes.

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, and in full settlement against the Government, to J. W. Zornes the sum of $686.25 on account of expenses incurred by him for feed of logging teams while claimant's crew was fighting fire on the Kaniksu National Forest during the months of July and August, 1926. Approved, June 24, 1930.

CHAP. 603.-An Act For the relief of Ruban W. Riley.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 17 and 20 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes," approved September 7, 1916, as amended, are hereby waived in favor of Ruban W. Riley, who lost the sight of his right eye as a result of a fall from a cliff while in the performance of his duties as United States

surveyor.

Approved, June 24, 1930.

CHAP. 607.-An Act To authorize the conveyance of certain land in the Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, to the P. F. Connelly Paving Company.

June 25, 1930. [S. 1183.] [Private, No. 123.]

ing Company.

Hot Springs National

Description.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the SecretaryPF. Connelly Pavof the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized in his discretion to Designated land in convey to the P. F. Connelly Paving Company, of Little Rock, Park, Ark., conveyed Arkansas, by the issuance of patent or other appropriate instrument to. of conveyance, and at an appraised value to be approved by said Secretary, that certain tract of land located within the Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the west boundary line of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, said point being the most southerly corner of lot 32, block 128, United States Hot Springs Reservation as surveyed, mapped, and platted by the United States Hot Springs commissioners; thence in a southeasterly direction and at right angles to the boundary of Hot Springs National Park aforesaid, a distance of fifty feet; thence in a northeasterly direction and parallel with the aforementioned boundary line, two hundred and ninety feet; thence in a northwesterly direction a distance of fifty feet to the aforementioned boundary line; thence in a southwesterly direction along said boundary line a distance of two hundred and ninety feet to the point of beginning; and, upon the transfer of title to said land to the said company, the same shall be, and is hereby, eliminated from the said Hot Springs National Park.

Approved, June 25, 1930.

Vol. 41, p. 1407.

CHAP. 608.-An Act For the relief of Stephen W. Douglass, chief pharmacist, United States Navy, retired.

June 25, 1930. [S. 2718.] [Private, No. 124.]

Stephen W.Douglass, Navy.

May receive retired pay of commissioned

warrant officer. Vol. 45, p. 1187.

U. S. C., Supp. IV,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Chief Pharmacist Stephen W. Douglass, United States Navy, who was transferred to the retired list of the Navy on September 4, 1929, upon reaching the statutory age of sixty-four years, after a service of forty-one years in the active regular Navy-ten years as an enlisted p. 5i5. man, fourteen years as a warrant officer (pharmacist), and seventeen years as a commissioned warrant officer (chief pharmacist)-shall hereafter be entitled to retired pay as provided for a commissioned warrant officer with twenty years' creditable commissioned service in the Act approved February 16, 1929. Approved, June 25, 1930.

CHAP. 609.-An Act For the relief of A. R. Johnston.

June 25, 1930. [S. 2788.] [Private, No. 125.]

A. R. Johnston. for traveling expenses.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Reimbursement to, of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to A. R. Johnston, member of the United States Assay Commission, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $120.76, being the amount expended by him for traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of official duty from February 10, 1919, to February 16, 1919.

Approved, June 25, 1930.

June 25, 1930. [H. R. 1306.]

[Private, No. 126.]

Charles W. Byers.
Payment to.

CHAP. 610.-An Act For the relief of Charles W. Byers.

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 is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Charles W. Byers, of Watsonville, California, the sum of $100. Such sum represents the value of services performed by Charles W. Byers in connection with a reward offered by the Post Office Department for the arrest and conviction of Tom McAdew Moore and George Jenkins, who participated in the burglary of the post office at Helendale, California, which reward was not paid by the Post Office Department on the ground that the appropriation out of which this would be paid had lapsed.

Approved, June 25, 1930.

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CHAP. 624.-An Act For the relief of George W. Burgess.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit the account of George W. Burgess, postmaster at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in the sum of $254,272.11, the value of postage-stamp stock lost in the burglary of the post office at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, February 1, 1926.

Approved, June 26, 1930.

June 26, 1930.

[S. 1971.]

[Private, No. 128.]

Buford E. Ellis.

for medical expenses.

CHAP. 625.-An Act For the relief of Buford E. Ellis.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the SecreReimbursement to, tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated and in full settlement against the Government, the sum $495.15, to Buford E. Ellis, BM-2c, United States Navy, of Calhoun City, Mississippi, on account of expenses incurred by him for civilian medical treatment while suffering from cellulitis contracted May 1, 1929, while on leave of absence from the United States ship Mississippi, with orders to report at Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia.

Approved, June 26, 1930.

June 26, 1930.

[S. 3642.]

[Private, No. 129.]

Council. death of son.

CHAP. 626.-An Act For the relief of Mary Elizabeth Council.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Mary Elizabeth United States of America in Congress assembled, That the SecreGratuity pay to, for tary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of the appropriation "Pay, Subsistence, and Transportation, Navy, 1929," to Mary Elizabeth Council, dependent mother of the late Lieutenant Howard Folk Council, United States Navy, who was killed in a seaplane accident at Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, July 31, 1926, an amount equal to six months' pay at the rate said Howard Folk Council was entitled to receive at the date of his death: Dependence to be es- Provided, That it be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Navy that the said dependent mother was actually dependent

Proviso.

tablished.

on said officer, and the determination of such fact by the Secretary of the Navy shall be final and conclusive on the accounting officers of the Government.

Approved, June 26, 1930.

CHAP. 627.-An Act For the relief of Vida T. Layman.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comptroller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to adjust and settle the claim of Vida T. Layman for traveling expenses incurred by her in going from Arlington, Kansas, to Southern Navajo Indian Agency, Arizona, and return in connection with her appointment as a teacher at the Indian Agency, which was not consummated, and to allow in full and final settlement of said claim an amount not in excess of $66.01. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $66.01 for the payment of such claim. Approved, June 26, 1930.

June 26, 1930. [S. 3665.] [Private, No. 130.]

Payment to, for traveling expenses.

Vida T. Layman.

Appropriation.

CHAP. 628.-An Act For the relief of August Mohr.

June 26, 1930. [S. 308.] [Private, No. 131.]

August Mohr.
Redemption of lost

Condition.

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 Treasury notes. redeem in favor of August Mohr United States Treasury 434 per centum notes numbered 118443 for $1,000, and numbered 16641 for $5,000, series B-1927, maturing March 15, 1927, and interest due, without presentation of the said notes or the coupons representing interest thereon, said notes having been lost, stolen, or destroyed: Provisos. Provided, That the said notes shall not have been previously presented for payment and that no payment shall be made hereunder for any coupons which shall have been previously presented and paid: Provided further, That the said August Mohr shall first file in the Treasury Department a bond in the penal sum of double the amount of the note and the interest payable thereon in such form and with such surety or sureties as may be acceptable to the Secretary of the Treasury, to indemnify and save harmless the United States from any loss on account of the lost, stolen, or destroyed notes herein described or the coupons belonging thereto.

Approved, June 26, 1930.

Indemnity bond.

CHAP. 629.-An Act For the relief of Charles E. Anderson.

June 26, 1930. [S. 670.] [Private, No. 132.]

Charles E. Anderson

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Reimbursement to. of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay Charles E. Anderson, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $40 representing loss sustained by him in the purchase of horses for the United States Geological Survey in April, 1910. Approved, June 26, 1930.

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