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726 FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHS. 190,196—198, 209. 1896. in the circuit court for the western district of Wisconsin ,for sixteen hundred dollars, and also one hundred and sixty-five dollars expended for costs by said Ferguson in defending the action, and which judgment was paid in full by said Ferguson, it being for the value of timber cut from certain lands in section live, town forty-five, north of range four, west Ashland County, Wiscon in, by said Ferguson, and claimed. by the United States and which lands were subsequently determined by the Supreme Court in the case of Wisconsin Central Railroad Company against Forsythe, to be owned by the said railroad company through whom said Ferguson obtained his title. Approved, May 15, 1896. Hay 18, 1896. CHAP. 196.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to William W. French. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Fgtys Xg5LB3h- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the ' Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pensionroll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pen sion laws, the name of William W. French, late of Company B, Sixth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of fifty dollars per mon th, in lieu of that he is now receiving. Approved, May 18, 1896. W! 18. 18*6- (IHA?. 197.--An Act For the relief of William Gray. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United gmx:,?!- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the ym Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to issue to William Gray, late ar private in Company D, First Regiment of New York (Lincoln) Cavalry, a warrant for the sum of one hundred and seventy-four dollars and forty-three cents, in full for his claim heretofore allowed by the Treasury Department, and for which claim the said Department i sued to said William Gray Treasury pay warrant numbered thirty-nine hundred and sixty, dated September twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty- live, which warrant was paid on a forged indorsement of the name of said claimant without his authority or knowledge, and for which he has never received any return or benetit, and said reissued warrant shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ,appropriated. Approved, May 18, 1896. ____¥'f{_l’· lm- I CHAP. 198.eAn Act For the relief of A. P. Brown, late postmaster at Ls Mars, OWB. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United -1}; mfg- States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of eight hundred Y and eighty-eight dollars and ninety-eight cents be, and is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of reimbursing A. P. Brown, late postmaster at Le Mars, Iowa, for loss sustained by reason of burglary of postage stamps and money from said post-oflice on January ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four. . Approved, May 18, 1896. M3? 2°· 1896- CHAP. 209.-—An Act To increase the pension of Albert Ellis. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ggkgggxglligeam States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the ' Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the