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January 27, 1905. [H. R. 9799.]

[Private, No. 254.]

John Dorsey. Honorable discharge granted.

Proviso.

No pay, etc.

CHAP. 284.-An Act To remove charge of desertion from military record of John Dorsey.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to remove the charge of desertion from the military record of John Dorsey, who was a drummer boy eleven years of age in the Twenty-seventh Missouri Regiment Volunteers, Company E, and to grant him an honorable discharge as of date March sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty three: Provided, That no pay, bounty, or other emoluments shall become due or payable by virtue of the passage of this Act.

Approved, January 27, 1905.

er.

February 1, 1905. [H. R. 2052.]

[Private, No. 255.]

Ramon O. Williams

Payments to.

CHAP. 292.-An Act For the relief of Ramon O. Williams and Joseph A. Springer. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the and Joseph A. Spring- Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Ramon O. Williams, late consul-general at Habana, the amounts necessarily expended by him for clerk hire in excess of his allowances between July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and June fifth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, two thousand two hundred and twenty-two dollars and eight cents; and to Joseph A. Springer, late vice-consulgeneral at Habana, the amounts necessarily expended by him for clerk hire in excess of his allowances between October, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, two hundred dollars and fifty-four cents.

Approved, February 1, 1905.

February 2, 1905. [H. R. 6375.]

[Private, No. 256.]

Henry Lee.

tors of.

CHAP. 294.-An Act For the relief of the executors of the estate of Henry Lee, deceased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid, out of any Payment to execu- money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the executors of the estate of Henry Lee, late a merchant in the city of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, the sum of three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, being an excess of taxes improperly levied and collected on legacies and distributive shares of the personal property of the said estate, which tax was paid by the executors on March fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine; said payment to be in full for all claims by reason of such assessment and collection.

Approved, February 2, 1905.

February 2, 1905.

[H. R. 11370.]

[Private, No. 257.]

cultural Colony, California.

CHAP. 295.-An Act To relieve the Italian-Swiss Agricultural Colony from the internal-revenue tax on certain spirits destroyed by fire.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Italian-Swiss Agri-States of America in Congress assembled, That the Italian-Swiss Agricultural Colony, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, be relieved from the payment of an assess

Relief of.

poration by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, amounting to the sum of nine hundred and fifty-six dollars and eighty-nine cents, said assessment having been placed against said corporation on account of the accidental destruction by fire of ten barrels of spirits, commonly called grape brandy, while being transported by rail from fruit distillery numbered one hundred and eight, located at Asti, California, to winery numbered one hundred and nine, located near Madera, California, and before said spirits could be used in said winery for fortifying pure sweet wine. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue is hereby authorized and directed to cancel the said assessment without the payment of the aforesaid tax or any part or portion thereof.

SEC. 2. That this Act shall take effect immediately after its passage and approval.

Approved, February 2, 1905.

Effect.

CHAP. 300.-An Act For the relief of W. R. Akers, of Alliance, Nebraska. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized to pay, out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, to W. R. Akers the sum of seventynine dollars and fifty cents, to reimburse and satisfy him for that amount paid by him for the Government to W. G. Buehner for his salary as contest clerk in the United States land office at Alliance, Nebraska, for salary for a one-quarter service in the year nineteen hundred and two.

Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 3950.]

[Private, No. 258.]

W. R. Akers.
Payment to.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 130.]

Washington I. Cook,
Pension increased.

CHAP. 301.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Washington I. Cook. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United [Private, No. 259.] 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 Washington I. Cook, late of Company I, Tenth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Infantry, and Company K, One hundred and ninety-first 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, February 4, 1905.

CHAP. 302.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to James P. Griffith.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 132.] [Private, No. 260.]

James P. Griffith.

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 increased. pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of James P. Griffith, late of Company F, Ninety-seventh 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.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 606.]

[Private, No. 261.]

wright.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 303.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Vincent M. Cartwright. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Vincent M. Cart 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 Vincent M. Cartwright, late of Company C, Sixtyfifth Regiment Indiana 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, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 666.]

[Private, No. 262.]

Eva M. Kingsbury.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 304.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Eva M. Kingsbury.

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 Eva M. Kingsbury, widow of Frederick W. Kingsbury, late captain, Second Regiment United States Cavalry, and pay her a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 723.]

[Private, No. 263.]

Thomas Smart.

CHAP. 305.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Thomas Smart.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Thomas Smart, late of Company I, Ninth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 963.]

[Private, No. 264.] Ava D. Benjamin.

CHAP. 306.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Ava D. Benjamin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Ava D. Benjamin, late of Company B, Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving. Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 1905. [H. R. 968.]

[Private, No. 265,]

CHAP. 307.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Charles W. Young. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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

Charles W. Young.

laws, the name of Charles W. Young, late of Company B, Sixteenth Regiment Wisconsin 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, February 4, 1905.

CHAP. 308.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to John Brasch.

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 John Brasch, late of Company M, Third Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving. Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905.
[H. R. 1286.]
[Private, No. 266.]

John Brasch.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 309.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Thomas Skidmore.
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 Thomas Skidmore, late of Company C, Ninety-second
Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the
rate of thirty-six dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.
Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905.
[H. R. 1324.]
[Private, No. 267.]

Thomas Skidmore.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 310.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to John Ellis.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 1445.]

John Ellis.
Pension increased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United [Private, No. 268.] 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 John Ellis, late of Company C, One hundred and nineteenth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, February 4, 1905.

CHAP. 311.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Martin L. Pembleton.

February 4, 1905.

[H. R. 1491.]

Martin L. Pemble
Pension increased,

ton.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United [Private, No. 269.] 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 Martin L. Pembleton, late of Company A, One hundred and fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 1573.]

[Private, No. 270.]

Cyrus Hurd.

CHAP. 312.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Cyrus Hurd.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Cyrus Hurd, late of Company F, First Regiment Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery, and unassigned Veteran Reserve Corps, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 1901.]

[Private, No. 271.]

Warren F. Barnes.

CHAP. 313.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Warren F. Barnes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Warren F. Barnes, late of Company C, Eleventh Regiment Michigan 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, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 2046.]

[Private, No. 272.]

Peter W. Kreeger.

CHAP. 314.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Peter W. Kreeger.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 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 Peter W. Kreeger, late of Company K, Third Regiment Ohio 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, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 2191.]

[Private, No. 273.]

CHAP. 315.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to William C. Pollard. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United William C. Pollard. 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 William C. Pollard, late of Company C, Twentysecond Regiment' Connecticut 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, February 4, 1905.

February 4, 1905. [H. R. 2469.]

[Private, No. 274.]

CHAP. 316. An Act Granting an increase of pension to William Stone.

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 Stone.

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