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of any money in the Treasury not

otherwise appropriated, the sum of $350, to Frank Pinkley, of Blackwater, Arizona, for certain improvements made by him upon the withdrawn land adjacent to the ruin of Casa Grande, Arizona, during the time that he was custodian of said ruin.

Approved, April 14, 1920.

April 14, 1920.

[11. R. 1275.) (Private, No. 46.)

CHAP. 134.--An Act For the relief of W. L. Rose.

W. L, Rose.
Payment to.

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. L. Rose, of Sacramento, California, late of the United States Navy, the sum of $66.12 to indemnify him for clothing and property lost on the United States ship Yosemite, November 13, 1900.

Approved, April 14, 1920.

April 14, 1920. CHAP. 135.-An Act Granting the sum of $549.12 to Clara Kane, dependent parent, [H. R. 6413.) by reason of the death of William A. Yenser, late civil employee, killed as a result of (Private, No. 47.)

an accident at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to, on ac States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the count of death of Wii- Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out A. .

of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $549.12 to Clara Kane, dependent foster parent, by reason of the death of William A. Yenser, late civil employee, killed as a result of an accident at the navy yard, League Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1915, the said William A. Yenser being the adopted son of the said Clara Kane.

Approved, April 14, 1920.

April 15, 1920.

[H. R. 6136.) [Private, No. 48.)

CHAP. 145.--An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain lands to school district numbered twenty-one, of Fremont County, Wyoming.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Fremont County, States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the districtands to school twenty-one, of Fremont County, Wyoming, the west half, southwest Sale of Shoshonch to; Interior is hereby authorized to sell to school district numbered

quarter, southwest quarter, southwest quarter, southeast quarter, section four, township one south, range one west of the Wind River meridian, containing one and one-quarter acres, the same being a part of the Shoshone Agency reserve on the Shoshone or Wind River Indian Reservation.

Approved, April 15, 1920.

April 16, 1920.

(H. R. 3211.) CHAP. 147.-An Act For the relief of Emma J. Spear. [Private, No. 49.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Emma J. Spear. States of America in Congress assembled, That Emma J. Spear, mother ary ol lato Henry w. of Henry W. Spear, late of Troop M, Second Regiment United States Spear.

Cavalry, shall be regarded as the duly designated beneficiary of the Vol. 35, pp. 108, 735. late Henry W. Spear, under the Act approved May 11, 1908, as

amended by the Act approved March 3, 1909.

Approved, April 16, 1920.

CHAP. 148.-An Act For the relief of the King Coal Company, of San Francisco, April 16, 1920. California.

TH. R. 6077.)

[Private, No. 50.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of the King May bring suit for Coal Company, of San Francisco, California, owner of the barge Ruth, damages to barge against the United States for damages alleged to have been caused by collision between the said barge and the United States submarine R-19 in San Francisco Harbor, may be sued for by the said King Coal Company in the District Court of the United States for the Jurisdiction of court. Northern District of California, 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, if any, as shall be found to be due against the United States in favor of the King Coal Company, or against the King Coal Company in favor of the United States upon the same principles and 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 Attorney General of the United States as may be provided by order 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 fur- commencement ther, That said suit shall be brought and commenced within four suit. months of the date of the passage of this Act.

Approved, April 16, 1920.

Provisos.
Notice, etc.

of

CHAP. 149.-An Act For the relief of Lawrence Bendich and Anthony Vezich.

April 16, 1920.

(H. R. 8645.)

(Private, No. 51.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Lawrence Bendich States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of Lawrence and Anthony Vezich. Bendich and Anthony Vezich, citizens of the United States, and Mayebring suit for residents of the city of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, and joint "Protector." owners of the gasoline freighter Protector, against the United States for damages alleged to have been caused by collision between the said freighter and the United States submarine chaser Numbered Three hundred and thirty-six, in the Mississippi River about thirtyfive miles below New Orleans, on the 2d day of February, 1919, may be sued for by the said Lawrence Bendich and Anthony Vezich in the district court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules governing such court, and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear Jurisdiction of court. and determine such suit and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of such damages and costs, if any, as shall be found to be due against the United States in favor of the said Lawrence Bendich and Anthony Vezich, or against the said Lawrence Bendich and Anthony Vezich in favor of the United States, upon the same principles and 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 Attorney General of the United States as may be provided by order 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 be brought and commenced within four months of the date of the passage of this Act.

Approved, April 16, 1920.

Provisos.
Notice, etc.

Commencement of suit.

April 17, 1920.

(H. R. 1791.) [Private, No. 52.) 0. W. Lindsley. Payment to

CHAP. 151.-An Act For the relief of O. W. Lindsley.

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 of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to 0. W. Lindsley, the sum of $300, as compensation for the loss of poles owned by him which were destroyed by a slash-burning fire on August 19, 1915.

Approved, April 17, 1920.

CHAP. 152.–An Act For the relief of E. Willard.

April 17, 1920.

(II. R. 6291.1 (Private, No. 53.) E. Willard. Payment to.

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 E. Willard, of Willard, Washington, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $60 to compensate him for damages and losses sustained by reason of the negligence of employees of the United States Forest Service.

Approved, April 17, 1920.

April 21, 1920.

(H. R. 795.) CHAP. 153.-An Act For the relief of Arthur Wendle Englert. [Private, No. 54.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Arthur Wendle States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Englert. Payment to.

Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Arthur Wendle Englert, late of Albion, Mendocino County, California, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $500, being the value of work done and improvements made by him in good faith during the year 1911 on lands then shown by records of the San Francisco land office to be unpatented, and for which lands patent was issued to said Englert in accordance with law, but which patent was a nullity, said lands having, a long time previously, been patented by the United States to other persons.

Approved, April 21, 1920.

April 29, 1920.
IS. 2442.)

CHAP. 164.–An Act Authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to (Private, No. 55.] convey to the trustees of the Yankton Agency Presbyterian Church, by patent in fee,

certain land within the Yankton Indian Reservation.

to

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Presbyterian Church States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Lands in Indian res- Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to convey to

the trustees of the Yankton Agency Presbyterian Church, by patent in fee, the following-described premises situate within the Yankton

Indian Reservation, county of Charles Mix, State of South Dakota: Description. Beginning at the northwest corner of lot nine, section twenty-seven,

township ninety-four north, range sixty-four west of fifth principal meridian; thence south, twenty-five degrees four minutes west, five and fifty hundredths chains, to the southwest corner of lot two, section thirty-four; thence north sixty-four degrees fifty-six minutes west, one and forty hundredths chains, more or less, to the east boundary of the Presbyterian Church and school reserve; thence north twenty-five degrees four minutes east, five and fifty hundredths chains, more or less, along the east boundary of the said Presbyterian Church and school reserve to the northeast corner thereof; thence

south, sixty-four degrees fifty-six minutes east, one and fifty hun-
dredths chains, more or less, to the place of beginning; containing
seventy-seven hundredths acres, more or less; for the uses of said Payment.
church upon the payment by said trustees to the Secretary of the
Interior of the sum of $75, the value of said premises as heretofore
found by due appraisal thereof.

Approved, April 29, 1920.

derrick.

CHAP. 169.-An Act For the relief of the Merritt and Chapman Derrick and

May 6, 1920. Wrecking Company.

(H. R. 9629.)

(Private, No. 56.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of the owner man Derrick and of the derrick Concord, arising out of collision between said derrick Wrecking Companyia and the United States steamship Robin on January 10, 1919, at the collision damages to north pier of the Merritt and Chapman Derrick and Wrecking Company's dock at the district salvage base, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, for and on account of the losses alleged to have been suffered in said collision by the owner of said derrick Concord by reason of damages to said derrick, may be submitted to the United States court for the eastern district of New York under and in compliance with the rules of said court sitting as a court of admiralty; and that the said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine the whole controversy and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of the legal damages sustained by reason of said collision, if any shall be found to be due either for or against the United States, upon the same principle and measure of liability, with costs, as in like cases in admiralty between private parties, with the same right Notice, etc. of appeal: Provided, That such notice of the suit shall be given to the Attorney General of the United States as may be provided by order 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 suit. shall be brought and commenced within four months of the date of the passage of this Act.

Approved, May 6, 1920.

Jurisdiction of court.

Commencement of

to.

May 10, 1920. CHAP. 180.-An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to correct an error (H. R. 9615.) in an Indian allotment.

[Private, No. 57.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Henry E. Thomas. States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of cor- Land patent in feo recting an error made in the allotment on the public domain of Domatil E. Lafournaise, an Indian of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, whereby the same is in conflict with the allotment of Jenoir Brien, a member of the same band, and to clear title to the land allotted to Jenoir Brien, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to issue a patent in fee to lot five of the southeast quarter of section six, township one hundred and fifty-nine north, range one hundred and three west of the fifth principal meridian in North Dakota, in favor of Henry E. Thomas, holder of a deed to the allotment of Domatil E. Lafournaise (now Patnaude); said patent to issue upon the execution by Henry E. Thomas of a quitclaim deed in favor of E. L. Hugelen, purchaser of the allotment of Jenoir Brien, covering lot three of the same section allotted to Jenoir Brien and erroneously included in the allotment of Domatil E. Lafournaise.

Approved, May 10, 1920.

Condition.

June 4, 1920.

(H. R. 2396.) (Private, No. 58. ] John A. Gauley.

CHAP. 230.-An Act For the relief of John A. Gauley.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to, for in- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the juries.

Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to John A. Gauley, of Arlington, Massachusetts, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,000, and said sum is hereby appropriated as compensation for personal injuries suffered by said Gauley in the course of his duties as an employee of the War Department at the Watertown Arsenal, Watertown, Massachusetts.

Approved, June 4, 1920.

June 4, 1920.

(H.R. 3212.) (Private, No. 59.]

CHAP. 231.-An Act For the relief of legal representative of George E. Payne, deceased.

George E. Payne.

Court of Claims.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Claim of referred to States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of the legal

representative of George E. Payne, deceased, of New Orleans, Louisiana, for personal property taken by United States officers, and for the crop of sugar sold by the sequestration commissioners, and the net proceeds transferred by them to the Quartermaster's Department and used for public good, and for the use and occupancy of the plantation of said deceased, taken by United States Army officers and turned over to the United States Treasury agent, and by said agent leased to William Spear for the year 1864, and for the use and occupancy by the Freedmen’s Bureau for the year 1865, be, and

the same is hereby, referred to the Court of Claims of the United States for adjudication, at the fair and reasonable rental and the value of the property taken and used as aforesaid, on the competent evidence

heretofore presented and that may be adduced, any statue of limitaLoyalty require- tions to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, however, That it be

shown to the satisfaction of the court that said George E. Payne did not give any aid or comfort to the late Civil War, but was throughout the war loyal to the Government of the United States.

Approved, June 4, 1920.

Proviso.

ment.

June 4, 1920. (H. R. 9583.] CHAP. 232.-An Act For the relief of Edward A. Purdy, postmaster of the city of (Private, No. 60.) Minneapolis, Minnesota, for postage stamps, postal-savings stamps, war-savings stamps,

war-tax revenue stamps, and cash from money orders stolen from the branch post office at Minneapolis, Minnesota, commonly known and described as the traffic station and located at numbers six hundred and twenty-one and six hundred and twenty

three First Avenue north, in said city. Edward A. Purdy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Credit in postal ac- States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the counts for funds stolen. Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit

Edward A. Purdy, as postmaster of the said city, in the sum of $13,861.24, said sum being the amount of certain postage stamps, postal-savings stamps, war-savings stamps, war-tax revenue stamps, and cash, from the money order funds taken and stolen by unknown burglars, on or about 4 o'clock in the morning of the 23d day of October, 1918, from one of the branch post offices of the said city of Minneapolis, to wit: That certain branch post office located at numbers six hundred and twenty-one and six hundred and twentythree First Avenue north, in said city, and commonly known and described as the traffic station; and that the said Edward A. Purdy be, and he is hereby, released from payment to the Treasury of the United States of the said sum of $13,861.24 and every part thereof

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