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SIXTY·EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Cus. 332, 333. 1925. 157 7 Florida, on September 11, 1923, may be sued for by the said owner of the Japanese steamer Malta Maru in the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans Division, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules ` governing such court; and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear ·’“'*S‘”°°*°¤ °'°°¤¤‘°- 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 owner of the Japanese steamer Malta Maru or against said owner in favor of the United States, upon the same principles and measure of liability as in like cases in admiralty between private parties, and with the same rights Pr . of appeal: Provided, That such notice of the suit shall be given to N0iiZ°!°é:¤.,mAi¢¤r- the Attorney General of the United States as may be }provided by my G°“°'°*· 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 a pear and defend for the United States: Provided further, That m$§f"”m°°°°m°¤* °' tile said suit shall be brought and commenced within four months E d i of the date of the passage of this Act: Provided further, That the V1 mw mmtmd roceedi s had and testimon taken in the case entitled In re Eokusaiuéisen Kabushiki Kaisha, apjillyling to perpetuate the testimony of the officers and crew of the lta Maru, in Equity Numbered 17352, in the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans Division, may be offered and received in evidence in the suit herein authorized, in like manner and with the same force and effect in all respects as though the said cause in equity applying for the perpetuation of said testimony had been brought and maintained against a private party instead of against the United States of America. Approved, February 25, 1925. CHAP. 333.-An Act For the relief of Charles T. Clayton and others. Em 'vate, No. 194.] Be it enacted by the Semzte and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Uongress assembled, That the Secretary m2’{,”§§§'§,_T‘ C“"‘°" of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay s0§’:,¤g¤:,$;,*is*°B*¤;§; to the parties hereinafter named the various amounts set opposite mus mgm sbldllers at their respective names as comdpensation for personal injuries and H°'“‘°“*T°‘··‘“‘°"· damages suffered by them an each of them at the hands of the mutinous negro United States soldiers, on the night of August 23, 1917, at Houston, Texas, as follows, to wit: Charles T. Clayton, of Resenberg, Texas, $5,000, as compensation u'°°'“’°"’“’“"· for personal injuries inflicted by United States soldiers, aforesaid; Fred Scofield, of Houston, Texas, $5,000, as compensation for personal injuries inflicted by United States soldiers, aforesaid; Mrs. Ira I). Raney, of Houston, Texas, $3,500, as compensation for loss by death of her husband, Ira D. Raney, killed by United States soldiers aforesaid; Mrs. J. E. Chamberlin, née Mrs. E. A. Thompson, of Hempstead, Texas, $2,500, as compensation for loss by death of her husband, E. A. Thompson, killed by United States soldiers, aforesaid; Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Thomlpson, of Hempstead, Texas, $2,500, for loss by death of son, E. A. T ompson, killed by United States soldiers, aforesaid; Mrs. A. R. Carstens, of Houston Texas, $2,500, as compensation for loss by death of her husband, R. Carstens, killed by United States soldiers, aforesaid; Mrs. E. M. Jones, of Houston, Texas, $2,500, as compensation for loss by death of her husband, E. M. Jones, killed by United States soldiers, aforesaid; Mrs. D. R. Patton, of Houston, Texas, $2,500, as compensation for loss by death of her husband, D. R. Patton, killed by United States soldiers,