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SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. CHS. 247, 248. 1925. 1569 to have been caused by collision between the said tug boat and barge and the United States Coast and Geodetio Survey steamer Lydoma in the harbor of Wilmington, North Carolina, may be sued for by the said Beaufort County Lumber Company of North Carolina 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 jur1sdiction to hear Jurisdiction orwurt. 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 Beaufort County Lumber Compan of North Carolina, or against the said Beaufort County Lumber Company of North Carolina in favor of the United States upon the same principles and measures of liability as in like cases between private parties and with the same rights of appeal: _ Provided, That such notice of the suit shall be given to the Attorney mum, `ecc, to at- General of the United States as ma be rovided by order of the “’"‘°’ “°“°'“'· said court, and it shall be the duty ofy the Xttorney 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 m§f’m"‘°"°°m°“‘ °‘ brought and commenced within four months of the date of the passage of this Ad. · Approved, February 16, 1925. CHAP. 248.-An Act For the relief of Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and McAllister Lighterage Line (Incorporated). U’*iV¤t°· N°· 170-} Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 0 the Im,-gl, - · _ United States of America in Uongreas assembled, That the claiicn of ;<;¤<}`mgtg§1;i·1;;i Bdiiii Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, as carrier and bailee of a quantity Lille. me of steel billets laden on board the barge McAllister Numbered 85, ,e}Q§:,°¥° “,°1“*§‘g,,.&’; against the United States for damage to and loss of said billets, and mum the claim of McAllister Lighterage Line (Incorporated), as carrier and bailee of a quantity of steel billets laden on board the barge McAllister Numbered 85 and as owner of the barge McAllister Numbered 85, against the United States for the loss o and damage to said steel billets, and for losses sustained b reason of damage to the barge McAllister Numbered 85, all allegedy to have been caused by collision on the 7th day of November, 1917, between said barge and the United States steamship Aeolus, then in the possession and control of the United States and being} operated by the Navy Department in its transport service, in the sli adjomin Number 1 pier, Hoboken, New Jersey, may be sued for by Lehigh Talley Railroad Company and McAllister Lighterage Line (Incorporated), in the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules governing such court in the suits heretofore commenced in the said district entitled “Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, as bailee of a quantity of steel billets laden on board the bar McAllister Numbered 85, libellant, against steam tug J. P. Mggllister, her engines. boilers, and so forth. McAllister Lighterage Line (Incorporated), claimant,” in which the steamship Aeolus has been impleaded and the United States of America has a peared as claimant, and "McAllister Li hterage Line (Incorporated), libellant, against steamship Aeolus, Ugnited States of America, claimant ”; and such Ju:-rsdicuon emma. court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine such suits and to enter judgments or` decrees for the amount of such damage, and costs, if any, as shall be found to be due against the United States in favor of said Lehigh Valley Railroad Company or said McAllister Lighterage Line (Incorporated), or against the said Lehigh Valley