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Wrongfully any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this with holding pension from pen

section, or who shall wrongfully withhold from a pensioner or claimant the whole or any part of a pension or claim allowed or due such pensioner or claimant under this act,

shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conFino and i m- viction thereof shall, for each and every such offence, be prisonment.

fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned at hard labor not exceeding two years, or both, in the dis

cretion of the court. June 30, 1890. For Army and Navy pensions as follows: For invalids, Army

widows, minor children, and dependent relatives; survivors Navy pensions. and widows of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve and

with Mexico, ninety-seven million ninety thousand seven Proviso. hundred and sixty-one dollars: Provider, That the appro

priation aforesaid for Navy pensions shall be paid from the income of the Navy pension fund, so far as the same may be sufficient for that purpose: And provided further, That the amount expended under each of the above items shall

be accounted for separately. Aug. 29, 1890. * * And no officer, clerk, or employee of any execu

tive department who is also a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths, shall charge or receive any fee or compensation for administering oaths of office to employees of such department required to be taken on appointment or promotion therein.

And the Chief Clerks of the several Executive Departments and of the various bureaus and offices thereof in Washington, District of Columbia, are hereby authorized and directed, on application and without compensation therefor, to administer oaths of office to employees required to be taken on their appointinent or promotion.

SEC. 2. Hereafter no officer of the Army, Navy or Marine tired list.

Corps on the retired list shall draw or receive any pension

under any law. Feb. 10, 1891. “Every guardian, conservator, curator, committee, tutor,

or other person having charge and custody in a fiduciary of pension capacity of the pension of his ward, who shall embezzle the

same in violation of his trust, or fraudulently convert the same to his own use, shall be punished by fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or imprisonment at hard labor for a term not exceeding five years, or both, at the discretion

of the court." Mar. 3, 1991. That the appropriation

for Navy pensions Pensions - ac. shall be paid from the income of the Navy pension fund, so retired far as the same may be sufficient for that purpose: And

provided further, That the amount expended under each of the above items shall be accounted for separately: And provided further, That hereafter no pension shall be allowed or paid to any officer, non commissioned officer, or private in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States,

either on the active or retired list. Artificial limb. That section forty-seven hundred and eighty-seven of the A mending act, Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by

striking out the word “five” where it occurs therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “three” so that when amended said section will read as follows: Every officer,

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soldier, seaman, and marine who was disabled during the war for the suppression of the rebellion, in the military or naval service, and in the line of duty, or in consequence of wounds received or disease contracted therein, and who was furnished by the War Department since the seventeenth day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy, with an artificial limb or apparatus for resection who was entitled to receive such limb or apparatus since said date, shall be entitled to receive a new limb or apparatus at the expiration of every three years thereafter, under such regulations as have been or may be prescribed by the Surgeon-General of the Army.

That soldiers and sailors who are shown to be totally July 14, 1892. incapacitated for performing manual labor by reason of Totally disainjuries received or disease contracted in the service of the

Those requir: United States and in line of duty, and who are thereby ing frequent and disabled to such a degree as to require frequent and period- litrea to $50. ical, though not regular and constant, personal aid and attendance of another person, shall be entitled to receive a pension of fifty dollars per month from and after the date of the certificate of the examining surgeon or board of examining surgeons showing such degree of disability, and made subsequent to the passage of this act.

That section pine of the act for the relief of certain vol- July 27, 1892. unteer and regular soldiers of the late war and the war with Mexico, passed March second, anno Domini eighteen, Amending sec. hundred and eighty-nine, be, and the same is hereby, 80 1889. amended as to extend the time for the limitation of the Limitation as operation of said section for the period of two years from tion for removal. the first of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

That the act entitled "An act amending the pension law Aug. 1, 1892. so as to remove the disability of those who, having partici. Pensions to sol. pated in the rebellion, have since its termination enlisted diors and sailors in the Army of the United States, and become disabled," allowed though approved March third, eighteen' hundred and seventy- they had engaged seven, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

" That the law prohibiting the payment of any money on account of pensions to any person, or to the widow, chil. 1877, as amended. dren, or heirs of any deceased person who, in any manner, engaged in or aided or abetted the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, shall not be construed to apply to such persons as afterward voluntarily enlisted in either the Navy or Army of the United States, and who, while in such service, incurred disability from a wound or injury received or disease contracted in the line of duty.”

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That any pension heretofore or that may hereafter be Dec. 21, 1893. granted to any applicant therefor under any law of the Pension not to United States authorizing the granting and payment of be withhold on pensions, on application made and adjudicated upon, shall alter notice.

until be deemed and held by all officers of the United States to be a vested right in the grantee to that extent that pay. ment thereof shall not be withheld or suspended until, after due notice to the grantee of not less than thirty days, the Commissioner of Pensions, after hearing all the evidence,

Vouchers may

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shall decide to annul, vacate, modify, and set aside the decision upon which such pension was granted. Such notice to grantee must contain a full and true statement of any charges or allegations upon which such decision granting such pension shall be sought to be in any manner

disturbed or modified. Aug. 23, 1894. That hereafter, in addition to the officers now authorized

to administer oaths in such cases, fourth-class postmasters be executed be of the United States are hereby required, empowered, and postmasters. authorized to administer any and all oaths required to be

made by pensioners and their witnesses in the execution of their vouchers with like effect and force as officers bay. ing a seal; and such postmaster shall affix the stamp of his office to his signature to such vouchers, and he is authorized to charge and receive for each voucher not exceeding

twenty-five cents, to be paid by the pensioner. Mar. 2, 1895. That from and after the twenty-eighth day of September, Accrued pon eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the accrued pension to sions, how and to the date of the death of any pensioner, or of avy person

entitled to a pension having an application therefor pending, and whether a certificate therefor shall issue prior or subsequent to the death of such person, shall, in the case of a person pensioned, or applying for pension, on account of his disabilities or service, be paid, first, to his widow; second, if there is no widow, to his child or children under the age of sixteen years at his death; third, in case of a widow, to her minor children under the age of sixteen years at her death. Such accrued pension shall not be considered a part of the assets of the estate of such deceased person, nor be liable for the payment of the debts of said estate in any case whatsoever, but shall inure to the sole and exclusive benefit of the widow or children. And if no widow or child survive such pensioner, and in the case of his last surviving child who was such' minor at his death, and in case of a dependent mother, father, sister, or brother, no payment whatsoever of their accrued pension shall be made or allowed except so much as may be necessary to reimburse the person who bore the expense of their last sickness and burial, if they did not leave sufficient assets to meet such expense. And the mailing of a pension check, drawn by a pension agent in payment of a pension due, to the address of a pensioner, shall constitute payment in the event of the death of a pensioner subsequent to the execution of the voucher therefor. And all prior laws relating

to the payment of accrued pension are hereby repealed. Mar. 2, 1895.

That so much of the fourth proviso of an Act 28 Stat. L., 703. entitled "An Act making appropriations for the payment Pensions.

of invalid and other pensions of the United States for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and for other purposes," approved March first,

eighteen hundred and ninety-three, which reads as follows: Alienage to be

“That from and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, no pension shall be paid to a nonresident who

is not a citizen of the United States, except for actual dis Repeal of 1893, abilities incurred in the service," Mar. 1, ch. 187, last clause, p.102.

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That in considering claims filed under the pension laws, Mar. 13, 1896. the death of an enlisted man or officer shall be considered Doath as sufficiently proved if satisfactory evidence is produced sumed from abestablishing the fact of the continued and unexplained absence of such enlisted man or officer froin his home and family for a period of seven years, during which period no intelligence of his existence shall have been received. And _Pension ceases, any pension granted under this Act shall cease upon proof that such officer or enlisted man is still living. SEC. 2.

No master, mate, pilot, or engineer of May 28, 1896. steam vessels licensed under title fifty-two of the Revised Masters, mates. Statutes shall be liable to draft in time of War, except for Dilets and leaves the performance of duties such as required by his license; same pension and, while performing such duties in the service of the rights as soldiers United States, every such master, mate, pilot, or engineer tain cases. shall be entitled to the highest rate of wages paid in the merchant marine of the United States for sin ar services; and, if killed or wounded while performing such duties under the United States, they, or their heirs, or their legal representatives shall be entitled to all the privileges accorded to soldiers and sailors serving in the Army and Navy, under the pension laws of the United States.

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PERJURY.

Sec.
1023. Prosecutions for perjury.
1624. To obtain claims.
5392. Punishment.
5393. Subornation of perjury.

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5396. Form of indictment for perjury.
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SEC. 1023. In prosecutions for perjury committed on Title 13, chap.18. examination before a naval general court-martial, or for Prosecutions the subornation thereof, it shall be sufficient to set forth the for perjury before offense charged on the defendant, without setting forth martial. the authority by which the court was held, or the particu. July 17, 1862, s. lar matters brought before, or intended to be brought 604. before, said court.

SEC. 1624. Art. 14. Fine and imprisonment, or such other Title 15,chap.10. punishment as a court-martial may adjudge, shall be inflcted upon any person in the naval service of the United States pose if obtaining

Mar. 2, 1863, s.

1, v. 12, p. 696. Who, for the purpose of obtaining, or aiding others to obtain, the approval, allowance, or payment of any claim against the United States or any officer thereof, makes, or procures or advises the making of, any oath to any fact or to any writing or other paper, knowing such oath to be false.

SEC. 5392. Every person who, having taken an oath Title 70, chap. 4. before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case

Perjury. in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to Apr. 30, 1790, s. be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or Mar. 3, 1825, s. 13, certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, 1.4, p. 118. deposition, or certificate by him subscribed is true, will. fully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true, is

v. 4, p. 118.

guilty of perjury, and shall be punished by a five of not more than two thousand dollars, and by imprisonment, at hard labor, not more than five years; and shall, moreover, thereafter be incapable of giving testimony in any court of the United States until such time as the judgment

against him is reversed. Subornation of SEC. 5393. Every person who procures another to comperjury.

A pr. 30, 1790, mit any perjury is guilty of subornation of perjury, and s. 18 v. 1, p. 116 punishable as in the preceding section prescribed. Mar. 3, 1825, s. 13,

Form of indict SEC. 5396. In every presentment or indictment prosement for perjury.

Apr. 30, 1790, cuted against any person for perjury, it shall be sufficient s. 19, v.1, p. 116. to set forth the substance of the offense charged upon the

defendant, and by what court, and before whom the oath was taken, averring such court or person to have competent authority to administer the same, together with the proper averment to falsify the matter wherein the perjury is assigned, without setting forth the bill, answer, information, indictment, declaration, or any part of any record or proceeding, either in law or equity, or any affidavit, depo. sition, or certificate, other than as hereinbefore stated, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the

court or person before whom the perjury was committed. Indictment for SEC. 5397. In every presentment or indictment for subsubornation of perjury.

ornation of perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the Ibid., s. 20. substance of the offense charged upon the defendant, with

out setting forth the bill, answer, information, indictment, declaration, or any part of any record or proceeding either in law or equity, or any affidavit, deposition, or certificate, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court or person before whom the perjury was committed, or was agreed or promised to be committed.

PIRACY, ROBBERY.

Sec.

Sec.
536. District courts to have jurisdiction 5370. Robbery upon the high seas.
of cases.

5371. Robbery on shore by crew of pirat4293. Public vessels to suppress piracy.

ical vessel. 4294. Seizure of piratical vessels.

5372. Murder, etc., upon the high seas. 4295. Merchant-vessels may resist 5373. Piracy under color of a commission pirates.

from a foreign power. 4296. Condemnation of piratical vessels. 5374. Piracy by subjects or citizens of a 4297. Seizure of vessels titted out for

foreign state. piracy.

5375. Piracy in confining or detaining 4298. What vessels may be authorized to

negroes on board vessels, etc. seize pirates.

5376. Piracy in landing, seizing, etc., ne. 4299. Duty of officers of customs and

groes on any foreign shore. marshals.

5383. Running away with or yielding up 5323. Accessory before the fact to piracy,

vessel or cargo. etc.

5384. Confederating, etc., with pirates. 5324. Accessory after the fact to robbery 5533. Accessory after the fact of piracy; or piracy.

punishment.
5368. Piracy under the law of nations.
5369. Seaman laying violent hands on his

commander.

Title 13, chap. 3. SEC. 563. The district courts shall have jurisdiction of

Mar. 3. 1823, v. all cases arising under act for the punishment of piracy, 3. p.789;, May 15, when no circuit court is held in the district of such court. 1820, v. 3, p. 600; Jan. 30, 1823, v. 3, p. 721. District courts to have jurisdiction of cases.

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