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SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Crzs. 239, 240. 1925. 1565 ship Jeannette Skinner, owned by the United States of America, and being then operated by the War Department in its trans ort service, may be sued for by the said Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Klziisha in the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of New York, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules gov- _ _ erning such court 5 and such court shall have jurisdiction to hear and I°"°d'°°i°" °l °°"'°' determine such suit and to enter a jud ent or decree for the amount of such damage, and costs, if any, as silailll be found to be due against the United States in favor of said Ni pon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, or against the said Nippon Yusen Kahushiki Kaisha, in favor of the United States, upon the same principles and measures of liability as in like cases in admiralt between private parties and with the same _ rights of appeal: Providiid That such notice of the suit shall be given to atto the Attorney General of the United States as may be provided by *°““°Y G°°°”l· 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 in the suit E"“’°“"° °‘*F"““"‘* authorized by this Act any and all of the testimony taken in the suit of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki against the steamshi J eannette Skinner begun by the filing of a libe in the District Ciburt of the United States for the District of Maryland on March 1, 1919, may be offered by or in behalf of the Government or the owner of the Ceylon Maru C and shall be admissible in evidence: And ovided further, That said ¤z¤.,°¤i1i§i¤izl`°°m°°t’ suit shall be brought and commenced witliiin four months of the date of the passage of this Act. Approved, February 16, 1925. February 16 1925. CHAP. 240.-An Act For the relief of the Eastern Transportation Company. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of mmm T ws m_ the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the tion compa];. im claim of the Eastern Transportation Company, a corporation ,,,,{¥{§}2,',,°'§‘3‘,$‘,.§ '{’§ organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware and }*gg;m‘§§wg:¤¤5Bt¥;}g£ doing business in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, owner of the barge man. ’ Sweetser Linthicum, against the United States for damages alleged to have been caused by collision between the said barge and the United States barge Old Dominion in tow of the United States tug Sagamore in Chesapeake Bay on the 25th day of August, 1918, may be sued for by the said Eastern Transportation Company in the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules _ _ governing such court, and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear J'“‘“‘“°“°“ °'°°““· and determine such suit and to enter 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 Eastern Transportation Company, or against the Eastern Transportation 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 §Q‘}'{’§,§"m_, ,0 A,. suit shall be given to the Attorney General of the United States °°*¤°Y G°¤°¤*'- 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 m§f’mm°¤°€m°"° °‘ four months of the date of the passage of this Act. Approved, February 16, 1925. 43822 °—vor. 43—1>·r 2———15