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1104 Limitation on attor- ney's, etc., fees. Penalty for viola- tion. 7TTH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION-CHS. 892-894-AUGUST 31, 1937 paid in like manner as other appropriations of the District of Colum- bia are paid: And provided further, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any per- son violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, August 31, 1937. [CHAPTER 893] August 31, 1937 [H. R. 2649] [Private, No. 406] Elva T. Shuey. Dual employment, release of liability by reason of. August 31, 1937 [H. R. 6682] [Private, No. 407] Merchants National Bank and Trust Com- pany, Vicksburg, Miss. , and others. Payment to. Proviso. Limitation on attor- ney's, etc., fees. Penalty for viola- tion. Recovery of embez- zled funds. AN ACT For the relief of Elva T. Shuey. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Elva T. Shuey, an employee of the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, is hereby released from any liability to the United States by reason of being employed in two positions, that of teacher in the District of Columbia schools and as clerk in the executive branch of the Government during the period January 13, 1919, to March 15, 1919, and on September 16, 1920, and June 30, 1924. The Acting Comptroller General of the United States has certified that the sum of $192.50 is due the United States from the said Elva T. Shuey under the statute relating to the receiving more than one salary. Approved, August 31, 1937. [CHAPTER 894] AN ACT For the relief of the Merchants National Bank and Trust Company, the First National Bank and Trust Company, and the Vicksburg Infirmary, all of Vicksburg, Mississippi. 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 and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Merchants National Bank and Trust Company, of Vicksburg, Missis- sippi, the sum of $500, to the First National Bank and Trust Com- pany, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the sum of $500, and to the Vicksburg Infirmary, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the sum of $275, in full satis- faction of their claims against the United States for a refund of the value of thirteen invalid postal money orders fraudulently issued from December 9, 1932 to January 13, 1933, by Harry G. Peek, former postmaster at Sondheimer, Louisiana which sums have here- tofore been paid to the United States: Provided,That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with these claims, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwith- standing. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. SEC. 2 . Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the recovery by the United States of funds embezzled by the said Harry G. Peek, or on money orders unlawfully issued by him, except those which are the subject of these claims. Approved, August 31, 1937.