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CHAP. 686.-An Act For the relief of M. L. Willis.

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 M. L. Willis, Richmond, Virginia, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $437.52, in full settlement for personal damage caused by the Postal Service in Richmond, Virginia, on December 19, 1925.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 687.-An Act For the relief of Marijune Cron.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of subdivision H of section 10 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," as amended by the Act of February 12, 1927, be, and the same are hereby, made to apply to Marijune Cron, widow of Warren M. Cron, who was fatally injured on July 30, 1923, while performing his duties as an employee of the United States Reclamation Service, Department of the Interior, near Boise, Idaho.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 597.]

[Private, No. 163.]

M. L. Willis. sonal injuries.

Payment to, for per

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 478.] [Private, No. 164.]

Marijune Cron. injury to husband.

Payment to, for fatal
Vol. 44, p. 1087.

CHAP. 688.-An Act For the relief of Thomas T. Grimsley.

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 the revenues of the District of Columbia not otherwise appropriated, and in full settlement against the Government, the sum of $652.50 to Thomas T. Grimsley, on account of an injury sustained August 6, 1922, while in the performance of his duty as an employee of the District of Columbia, at the District workhouse at Occoquan, Virginia.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 1510.] [Private, No.165.]

Thomas T. Grimsley. due to personal injuries.

Compensation to,

CHAP. 689.-An Act For the relief of Clifford J. Turner.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 11477.] [Private, No. 166.]

Clifford J. Turner.
Condition imposed

validating home

Vol. 45, p. 1720, amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of April 12, 1928 (45 Stat. L. 1720), validating homestead_entry, on Crookston 018072, now Cass Lake 013632, made by Clifford J. Tur- stead entry of, modiner, August 31, 1923, upon payment of the appraised price of the timber thereon, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to validate the said entry upon payment by the entryman of the sum of $242.74 for the timber on the land described in said Act, which amount shall be placed to the credit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to transfer to the credit of said Chippewa Indians of Minnesota the sum of $184.48, representing the difference between the original appraised value and the actual amount paid by the entryman.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 8491.] [Private, No. 167.]

Bryan Sparks and

L. V. Hahn, assistant cashiers, etc.

Redemption of lost

Liberty bonds, etc., in favor of.

etc.

CHAP. 690.-An Act For the relief of Bryan Sparks and L. V. Hahn.

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 Bryan Sparks and L. V. Hahn, assistant cashiers of the Houston National Bank, Houston, Texas, United States registered notes numbered A-153999, A-154000, C-314008, and C-314009, for $100 each of the Victory Liberty loan 44 per centum convertible gold notes of 1922-23, inscribed "Miss Sadie Scholz," with interest from June 15, 1922, to December 15, 1922, without presentation of the notes, said notes having been lost, stolen, or destroyed Subrogation of rights, after being assigned by the payee in an unknown manner; Bryan

Provisos.
Condition.

Indemnity bond.

Sparks and L. V. Hahn being subrogated to all rights in the notes, having made full reimbursement on account of their loss, theft, or destruction: Provided, That the said notes shall not have been previously presented and paid: And provided further, That the said Bryan Sparks and L. V. Hahn shall first file in the Treasury Department of the United States a bond in the penal sum of double the amount of the principal of the said notes and the unpaid interest which had accrued thereon when the notes were called for payment in such form and with such surety or sureties as may be acceptable to the Secretary of the Treasury with condition to indemnify and save harmless the United States from any loss on account of the notes hereinbefore described.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 8347.]

[Private, No. 168.]

pany.

loss of motor boat.

CHAP. 691.-An Act For the relief of the Palmer Fish Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Palmer Fish Com- United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Compensation to, for of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Palmer Fish Company the sum of $961.71, in full compensation for loss of motor boat Verna, purchased by the Palmer Fish Company at a sale by the United States Government on August 29, 1927, and reseized by former owners in Canadian waters, who, under decision of Canadian court, are entitled to hold same, the seizure and sale by the United States Government having been unlawful.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 7661.]

[Private, No. 169.]

Bown.

of rent, allowed.

CHAP. 692.-An Act For the relief of Margaret Stepp Bown.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Margaret Stepp United States of America in Congress assembled, That the CompClaim of, for refund troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the claim of Margaret Stepp Bown arising out of the revocation by the Secretary of War of a lease for the Rucker Farm on the Fort Logan Military Reservation, whereby she was deprived of the use and enjoyment of the said farm from October 24, 1925, to December 31, 1925, and to allow said claim in an amount not to exceed $274.83 in full and final settlement of any and all claims arising out of said lease or the revocation thereof. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $274.83, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to pay this claim.

Appropriation for.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 693.-An Act To extend the measure of relief provided in the Employees' Compensation Act of September 7, 1916, to Robert W. Vail.

June 27, 1930.

[H. R. 6825.] [Private, No. 170.]

Robert W. Vail. Benefits of Employees Compensation Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States Employees' Compensation Commission be, and it is hereby, ees Compen authorized and directed to extend to Robert W. Vail, on account of the results of an injury sustained on April 19, 1915, while in the performance of duty as an employee of the United States on the Government bridge between Davenport, Iowa, and the Rock Island Arsenal, the measure of relief provided in 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, 1916. The benefits accorded to claimant under this Act shall begin as of date of the passage of this Act. Approved, June 27, 1930.

Vol. 39, p. 742; Vol.

44, p. 772.

U. S. C., p. 77.

Effective date.

CHAP. 694.-An Act For the relief of Michael J. Bauman.

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, the sum of $3,935.99 to Michael J. Bauman for extra work and material furnished in connection with contracts for repairs and alterations in United States ship Sturgeon Bay at Buffalo, New York.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 6718.] [Private, No. 171.]

Michael J. Bauman.
Payment to.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 6663.] [Private, No. 172.]

CHAP. 695.-An Act For the relief of J. N. Lewis.

J. N. Lewis.
Payment to, for dam-

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 ages to automobile. to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to J. N. Lewis the sum of $190 as reimbursement for damage sustained to Ford automobile while in official use of Bureau of Entomology of Department of Agriculture. Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 696.-An Act To authorize an appropriation for the relief of Joseph K. Munhall.

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 $116.25 for payment to Joseph K. Munhall, of Corona, California, in full compensation for the value of equipment belonging to him destroyed in the burning of the Oak Grove ranger station house, Cleveland National Forest, California, on March 25, 1927.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

57894°-31-PT 2-20

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 6210.] [Private, No. 173.]

Joseph K. Munhall. for fire losses.

Reimbursement to,

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 6117.] [Private, No. 174.]

Central of Georgia
Payment to, for dam-

Railway Company.

ages to pile driver.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 5459.]

[Private, No. 175.]

Santa Barbara NaDesignated losses by forest fire in, to be paid.

tional Forest, Calif.

Proviso.

CHAP. 697.-An Act For the relief of the Central of Georgia Railway Company.

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 authorized and directed to pay to the Central of Georgia Railway Company, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,948.74. The sum of $2,948.74 represents the cost of repairs to a pile driver, owned by the Central of Georgia Railway Company, which was damaged while loaned by said company to the authorities of Fort Benning, Georgia, and on August 16, 1920, while being used in repairing a washout on the railroad operated by the War Department between Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Benning Junction, Georgia.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

CHAP. 698.-An Act For the relief of Topa Topa Ranch Company, Glencoe Ranch Company, Arthur J. Koenigstein, and H. Fukasawa.

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 the Topa Topa Ranch Company, of Ojai, California, the sum of $5,966.50; Glencoe Ranch Company, of Santa Barbara, California, the sum of $5,864.13; Arthur J. Koenigstein, of Ojai, California, the sum of $1,819.25; and H. Fukasawa, of Ojai, California, the sum of $1,430.85, all of said sums being in full settlement of claims for loss of property resulting from a forest fire in the Santa Barbara National Forest in November, 1928: 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 conExcessive, unlawful. nection 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 said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Penalty for violation. 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.

Limitation on attorneys', etc., fees.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930.

[H. R. 3430.]

[Private No. 176.]

Anthony Marcum.
Payment to legal re-

of arm, etc.

CHAP. 699.-An Act For the relief of Anthony Marcum.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary presentative of, for loss of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Anthony Marcum the sum of $5,000, said sum to be paid to his guardian or legal representative for the exclusive use and benefit of the boy. Such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States on account of the loss by the said Anthony Marcum of the right arm and other permanent injuries incurred on the rifle and artillery range at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, on May 6, 1928: 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 services rendered in connec

Proviso.

Attorneys', etc., fees forbidden.

tion with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, Contract, etc., void. 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 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.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

Penalty for violation,

CHAP. 700.-An Act For the relief of Samuel F. Tait.

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, the sum of $5,000 to Samuel F. Tait, of Coolspring Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in full compensation for damages sustained by him in the destruction of his barn, farm crops, and farming implements by a fire resulting from a parachute flare dropped by L. W. Bertaud, pilot of a United States transcontinental mail plane, on December 4, 1926.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

June 27, 1930. [H. R. 2983.] [Private, No. 177.]

Samuel F. Tait. property damages.

Compensation to, for

CHAP. 701.-An Act For the relief of the Lowell Oakland Company.

June 27, 1930.

[H. R. 2849.] [Private, No. 178.]

Lowell

Oakland

Payment to.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre Company. tary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Lowell Oakland Company the sum of $100: Provided, That such sum shall be in full settlement and relief to the Lowell Oakland feiture of automobile. Company from the forfeiture of a Buick automobile, engine numbered 836015, seized at Charlestown, Vermont, for violation of the customs-revenue laws.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

Proviso.
Settlement from for-

CHAP. 702.-An Act For the relief of certain lessees or public lands in the State of Wyoming under the Act of February 25, 1920, as amended.

June 27, 1930. [S. 2864.] [Private, No. 179.]

Mineral leases of pub-
Refunds to desig-

Company;
Castle Oil Company.

Ralph E. Wertz.

Vol. 41, p. 437; Vol

44, D. 922.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary lic lands in Wyoming. of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money nated lessees. in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, (1) to the Kinney-Kinney-Coastal Oil Coastal Oil Company the sum of $15,000, (2) to Ralph E. Wertz the sum of $2,910, and (3) to the Castle Oil Company the sum of $2,495, as refund of a part of amounts paid to the United States for the purchase of oil and gas leases under the Act entitled "An Act to promote the mining of coal, phosphate, oil, oil shale, gas, and sodium on the public domain," approved February 25, 1920, as amended, covering, respectively, the following-described lands in the State of Description. Wyoming, exclusive possession of which the Secretary of the Interior was unable to deliver to the said lessees: (1) The southeast quarter northwest quarter and the southwest quarter northeast quarter section 29; (2) the west half southeast quarter section 29; and (3) the northeast quarter southwest quarter section 20, all in township 40

U.S. C., p. 2038.

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