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one thousand three hundred and fifty dollars, the same being the net value of certain snuff stamps forwarded by said Rutan to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for exchange under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, which stamps were lost in transit, or otherwise, and never accounted for.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

CHAP. 504.-An Act For the relief of Frank J. Burrows.

February 6, 1903. [Private, No. 442.)

Frank J. Burrows.

Credit in postal accounts.

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 cause the account of Frank J. Burrows, late postmaster at Williamsport, State of Pennsylvania, to be credited with the sum of four thousand and twenty-two dollars, and that he cause said credit to be certified to the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Department, being on account of loss of three thousand five hundred dollars in postage stamps and five hundred and twenty-two dollars in postal funds by robbery of said post-office on the thirtieth day of August, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, it appearing that said loss was without fault or negligence on the part of said late postmaster. And the said sum of four thousand and twenty-two dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay said claim.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

Payment to.

istrator of,

February 6, 1903. CHAP. 505.-An Act For the relief of G. H. Sowder. (Private, No. 413.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment de admin. 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 Treasury of the United States, of any money not otherwise appropriated, to G. H. Sowder, of Pineville, Bell County, Kentucky, administrator of the estate of B. H. Sowder, deceased, failing mail contractor, the sum of five hundred and sixty-seven dollars and seventy-seven cents, the amount due to the estate of B. H. Sowder, as shown by the records of the Auditor's Office for the Post-Office Department.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

CHAP. 506.-An Act For the relief of H. Glafcke.

February 6, 1903. (Private, No. 444.] Preamble.

Whereas H. Glafcke, a deputy collector of internal revenue for the district of Colorado during the fiscal year nineteen hundred, failed to receive balance due him on account of traveling expenses for that year; and

Whereas, while said claim is justly due and owing said H. Glafcke, it is now barred by the statute of limitations: Therefore,

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 to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to H. Glafcke the sum of

H. Glafcke.
Payment to.

one hundred and ten dollars and thirty-nine cents, being the balance due for necessary traveling expenses as deputy collector of internal revenue for the district of Colorado for the fiscal year ended June thirtieth, nineteen hundred.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

William Dugdale.
Credit in accounts

CHAP. 507.-An Act For the relief of William Dugdale.

February 6, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United Private, No. 115.

) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster-General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to give credit to William Dugdale, postmaster at Noroton Heights, Connecticut, on his moneyorder account, for the sum of two thousand one hundred and two dollars and eighty-seven cents, being the balance now charged against him on account of certain money orders obtained by fraud in eighteen hundred and ninety-four by one Leroy Harris, who was afterwards arrested for said offense, convicted, and sent to the penitentiary.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

Pension.

CHAP. 508.-An Act Granting a pension to Rebecca Piper.

February 6, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 146.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Rebecca Piper. 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 Rebecca Piper, foster mother of Simpson Eaton, late of Company I, Eighteenth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

ferred to

Court of

CHAP. 509.-An Act For the relief of the heirs of Aaron Van Camp and Virginius

February 6, 1903. P. Chapin.

(Private, No. 447.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim of Aaron Van Aaron Van Camp Camp and Virginius P. Chapin against the United States (Congres- Chupin.

and Virginius P. sional case numbered one thousand and forty-nine), the findings of

Claim of heirs of, refact in which were transmitted to the House of Representatives by Claims. House Miscellaneous Document Numbered Eighty-one, Fifty-first Congress, second session, is hereby referred to the Court of Claims, to hear and determine the question of the liability of the United States for the losses found by said court, in its said sixth finding of fact, with jurisdiction to hear and determine the same upon the principles of law and equity and in compliance with the rules and regulations of said court.

And in the event the said court shall be of the opinion that the Judgment. Cnited States are justly liable, under all the circumstances of the said case, for the losses and damages sustained by the said decedents by reason of the acts of their officers in the premises, the said court shall render judgment in favor of the claimants for the amount found to be due by its sixth finding of fact in the said Congressional case numbered one thousand and forty-nine, as set forth in the report of the said court

mitted.

Limitation waived. eighteen hundred and ninety-one: Provided, That no statute of Jimita Testimony to be ad- tions shall be pleaded in bar of the recovery of said claim: And pro

vided further, That in determining the question of the liability of the United States the said court shall consider the testimony submitted to it in the investigation of said Congressional case numbered one thousand and forty-nine, together with all affidavits and documents; also the reports of officers of the State and Treasury departments of the United States in the settlements of accounts of the officers of the United

States in connection with the said claim. Payment of judg

And furthermore, that if the judgment shall be rendered against the United States for the amount found and fixed by said court in said sixth finding of fact, to wit, the sum of sixty thousand one hundred dollars, the same shall be paid, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to the legal representatives of the said Aaron Van Camp, deceased, and the said Virginius P. Chapin, deceased, as their respective interests may appear, and the new action to be brought under the provisions of this Act sball be in the name of said legal representatives.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

ment.

istrator of.

February 6 1903. CHAP. 510.-An Act For the relief of M. L. Cobb, administrator of W. W. Cobb,

deceased. [Private, No. 448.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United www.eneb to admin. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to M. L. Cobb, administrator of W. W. Cobb, deceased, the sum of one thousand seven hundred and fifty-five dollars and forty-nine cents, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the same being the amount of salary for the unexpired part of the current year in which the said W. W. Cobb, who was consul of the United States at Colon, Colombia, departed this life.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

Clark,

heirs of, in lieu of

February 6, 1903. CHAP. 511.–An Act For the relief of the heirs of Mary Clark and Francis or

Jenny Clark, deceased, and for other purposes. [Private, No. 449.]

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Murr Clark Jeand States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte

or Jenny rior is hereby authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee simple Patents for lands to to the heirs of Mary Clark and Francis or Jenny Clark, deceased, late prior ones.

of Oklahoma Territory, for the northwest quarter of section seventeen in township thirteen north, of range eight west, of the Indian meridian, in said Territory, and the northeast quarter of section twenty-six in township eleven north, of range eight west, of the Indian meridian, in said Territory, said patent to issue in lieu of a patent issued to said Francis or Jenny Clark May twentieth, eighteen hundred and ninetytwo, for said first-described tract, and a patent issued to said Mary Clark on the sixth day of May, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, for

the last-described tract; each of said patents being trust in their charVol. 24, p. 388. acter and issued under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved

February eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as amended by Vol. 26, p. 1007. the Act of March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, said allottees

being members of the Cheyenne or Arapahoe tribe of Indians. Taxation.

SEC. 2. That said lands when so patented shall be subject to taxaation under the laws of the Territory of Oklahoma.

Approved, February 6, 1903.

CHAP. 519.-An Act Directing the issue of a check in lieu of a lost check drawn February 7, 1903. by Captain E. O. Fechet, disbursing officer United States Signal Service Corps, in

[Private, No. 450.) favor of the Bishop Gutta Percha Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Captain E. O. Fechet, Bishop Gutta Percha disbursing officer United States Signal Corps, be, and he is hereby, Duplicate check to. authorized and directed to issue to the Bishop Gutta Percha Company a duplicate of an original check issued by said E. O. Fechet on the twenty-ninth day of September, nineteen hundred, numbered thirtytive thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, upon the assistant treasurer of the United States at New York, in favor of the said Bishop Gutta Percha Company, for the sum of two thousand seven hundred and ninety-three dollars, which check is alleged to have been lost in transmission through the clearing house before reaching the said assistant treasurer of the United States at New York: Provided, That said duplicate check shall be issued under such regulations in regard to its issue and payment as have been prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury for the issue of duplicate checks, under the provisions of section thirty-six hundred and forty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States, including an adequate bond of indemnity.

Approved, February 7, 1903.

Proriso.
Indemnity bond.

R.S., sec. 3616, p. 717.

H. B. Freeman.
Relief of.

CHAP. 520.-An Act For the relief of Colonel H. B. Freeman.

February 7, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 151.] States of America in Congress assembled, That Colonel H. B. Freeman, Twenty-fourth United States Infantry, be, and is hereby, relieved from the obligation to refund the sum of one thousand seven hundred and sixty-one dollars and sixty cents, paid to him under a decision of the Acting Secretary of War as commutation of quarters while on duty as acting Indian agent, Osage Agency, Pawhuska, Oklahoma Territory, from the tenth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, both inclusive, which decision was overruled by the Comptroller of the Treasury, notwithstanding that the monthly claims which were based upon it had been approved by the auditing officers and paid, month by month, for upward of three years.

Approved, February 7, 1903.

George P. White.
Relief of.

CHAP. 521.-An Act For the relief of George P. White.

February 7, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 12.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to release Captain George P. White, Ninth United States Cavalry, from all liability resulting from the loss of four thousand two hundred and ninety-nine dollars and seventy-six cents, the unrecovered balance of stolen quartermaster funds for which he was responsible, the said sum now being charged against him on the books of the Treasury Department.

Approved, February 7, 1903.

February 7, 1903.

James Hunter.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 522.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to James Hunter.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United (Private, So. 153.) 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 James Hunter, late of Captain Hardin's company, Georgia Volunteers, Creek Indian war, and pay him a pension at the rate of sixteen dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

February 7, 1903. (Private, No. 454.]

of.

CHAP. 523.-An Act For the relief of the estate of Leander C. McLelland, deceased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Leander C. McLel. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Payment to estate Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the

estate of Leander C. McLelland, deceased, late of Cobb County, Georgia, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand tive hundred dollars, being for cotton taken by or furnished to the military forces of the United States for hospital purposes during the late war for the suppression of the rebellion.

Approved, February 7, 1903.

February 7, 1903. [Private, No. 455.]

CHAP. 524.-An Act Granting a pension to Carter B. Harrison.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Carter B. Harrison. 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 Carter B. Harrison, late captain Company C, Fiftyfirst Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month.

Approved, February 7, 1903.

February 7, 1903. CHAP. 525.-An Act Granting to Nellie Ett Heen the south half of the northwest [Private, No. 456.] quarter and lot four of section two, and lot one of section three, in township one

hundred and fifty-four north, of range one hundred and one west, in the State of North Dakota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Lande in North Da- States of America in Congress assembled, That the following-described kota granted to. land is hereby granted to Nellie Ett Heen, to wit: The south half of

the northwest quarter and lot four of section two, and lot one of section three, in township one hundred and fifty-four north, of range one hundred and one west, situate in the Minot United States land district, in the State of North Dakota.

Approved, February 7, 1903.

February 7, 1903.
[Private, No. 457.]
Weden O'Neal.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 526.–An Act Granting an increase of pension to Weden O'Neal.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse 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 Weden O'Neal, late colonel Fifty-fifth Regiment Kentucky 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 7, 1903.

February 9, 1903.
(Private, No. 458.]
L. A. Noyes.
Payment to

CHAP. 534.-An Act For the relief of L. A. Noyes.

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand eight hundred and nineteen dollars to L. A. Noves, for services rendered as acting assistant Treasury agent at the island of Saint George, Alaska, from August first, eighteen hundred and eightysix, to May thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, inclusive.

Approved, February 9, 1903.

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