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any money paid by the Government to any party under any settlement entered into, or payment made under the provisions of this Act, if the Government has been defrauded, and the right of recovery in all such cases shall exist against the executors, administrators, heirs, successors, and assigns, of any party or parties: And provided further, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to relieve any officer or agent of the United States from criminal prosecution under the provisions of any statute of the United States for any fraud or criminal conduct: And provided further, That this Act shall in no way relieve or excuse any officer or his agent from such criminal prosecution because of any irregularity or illegality in the manner of the execution of such agreement: And provided further, That in all proceedings hereunder witnesses may be compelled to attend, appear, and testify, and produce books, papers and letters, or other documents; and the claim that any such testimony or evidence may tend to criminate the person giving the same shall not excuse such witness from testifying but such evidence or testimony shall not be used against such person in the trial of any criminal proceeding. (Act March 2, 1919, c. 94, § 1.)

§ 10379. Jurisdiction of Court of Claims in such cases.—The Court of Claims is hereby given jurisdiction on petition of any individual, firm, company or corporation referred to in section 1 hereof, to find and award fair and just compensation in the cases specified in said section in the event that such individual, firm, company or corporation shall not be willing to accept the adjustment, payment or compensation offered by the Secretary of War as hereinbefore provided, or in the event that the Secretary of War shall fail or refuse to offer a satisfactory adjustment, payment or compensation as provided for in said section. (Act March 2, 1919, c. 94, § 2.)

Note.-$ 1 is now § 10378.

§ 10380. Adjustment of foreign war contracts.The Secretary of War, through such agency as he may designate or establish is empowered, upon such terms as he or it may determine to be in the interest of the United States, to make equitable and fair adjustments and agreements, upon the termination or in settlement or readjustment of agreements or arrangements entered into with any foreign government or governments or nationals thereof, prior to November twelfth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, for the furnishing to the American Expeditionary Forces or otherwise for War purposes of supplies, materials, facilities, services or the use of property, or for the furnishing of any thereof by the United States to any foreign government or governments, whether or not such agreements or arrangements have been entered into in accordance with applicable statutory provisions; and the other provisions of this Act shall not be applicable to such adjustments. (Act March 2, 1919, c. 94, 3.)

§ 10381. Protection of subcontractors. Whenever, under the provisions of this Act, the Secretary of War shall make an award to any prime contractor with the respect to any portion of his contract which he shall have sublet to any other person, firm, or corporation who has in good faith made expenditures, incurred obligations, rendered service, or furnished material, equipment, or supplies to such prime contractor, with the knowledge and approval of any agent of the Secretary of War duly authorized thereunto, before payment of said award the Secretary of War shall require such prime contractor to present satisfactory evidence of having paid said subcontractor or of the consent of said subcontractor to look for his compensation to said prime contractor only; and in the case of the failure of said prime contractor to present such evidence or such consent, the Secretary of War shall pay directly to said subcontractor the amount found to be due under said award; and in case of the insolvency of any prime contractor the subcontractor of said prime contractor shall have a lien upon the funds arising from said award prior and superior to the lien of any general creditor of said prime contractor. (Act March 2, 1919, c. 94, § 4.)

§ 10382. Payment of net losses sustained by producers of ores and minerals for war purposes.-That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized to adjust, liquidate, and pay such net losses as have been suffered by any person, firm, or corporation, by reason of producing or preparing to produce, either manganese, chrome, pyrites, or tungsten in compliance

with the request or demand of the Department of the Interior, the War Industries Board, the War Trade Board, the Shipping Board, or the Emergency Fleet Corporation to supply the urgent needs of the Nation in the prosecution of the war; said minerals being enumerated in the Act of Congress approved October fifth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, entitled "An Act to provide further for the national security and defense by encouraging the production, conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of those ores, metals, and minerals which have formerly been largely imported, or of which there is or may be an inadequate supply.”

The said Secretary shall make such adjustments and payments in each case as he shall determine to be just and equitable; that the decision of said Secretary shall be conclusive and final, subject to the limitation hereinafter provided; that all payments and expenses incurred by said Secretary, including personal services, traveling and subsistence expenses, supplies, postage, printing, and all other expenses incident to the proper prosecution of this work, both in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, as the Secretary of the Interior may deem essential and proper, shall be paid from the funds appropriated by the said Act of October fifth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and that said funds and appropriations shall continue to be available for said purpose until such time as the said Secretary shall have fully exercised the authority herein granted and performed and completed the duties hereby provided and imposed: Provided, however, That the payments and disbursements made under the provisions of this section for and in connection with the payments and settlements of the claims herein described, and the said expenses of administration shall in no event exceed the sum of $8,500,000: And provided further, That said Secretary shall consider, approve, and dispose of only such claims as shall be made hereunder and filed with the Department of the Interior within three months from and after the approval of this Act: And provided further, That no claim shall be allowed or paid by said Secretary unless it shall appear to the satisfaction of the said Secretary that the expenditures so made or obligations so incurred by the claimant were made in good faith for or upon property which contained either manganese, chrome, pyrites, or tungsten in sufficient quantities to be of commercial importance: And provided further, That no claims shall be paid unless it shall appear to the satisfaction of said Secretary that moneys were invested or obligations were incurred subsequent to April sixth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and prior to November twelfth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, in a legitimate attempt to produce either manganese, chrome, pyrites, or tungsten for the needs of the Nation for the prosecution of the war, and that no profits of any kind shall be included in the allowance of any of said claims, and that no investment for merely speculative purposes shall be recognized in any manner by said Secretary: And provided further, That the settlement of any claim arising under the provisions of this section shall not bar the United States Government, through any of its duly authorized agencies, or any committee of Congress hereafter duly appointed, from the right of review of such settlement, nor the right to recover any moneys paid by the Government to any party under and by virtue of the provisions of this section, if the Government has been defrauded, and the right of recovery in all such cases shall extend to the executors, administrators, heirs, and assigns of any party.

A report of all operations under this section, including receipts and disbursements, shall be made to Congress on or before the first Monday in December of each year.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to confer jurisdiction upon any court to entertain a suit against the United States: Provided further, That in determining the net losses of any claimant the Secretary of the Interior shall, among other things, take into consideration and charge to the claimant, the then market value of any ores or minerals on hand belonging to the claimant, and also the salvage or usable value of any machinery or other appliances which may be claimed was purchased to equip said mine for the purpose of complying with the request or demand of the agencies of the Government above mentioned in the manner aioresaid. (Act March 2, 1919, c. 94, § 5.)

GENERAL INDEX

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ABATEMENT

Liquor nuisances ...8350e, 8351u
ABORTION
Importation or transportation
of abortion matter

..9944
ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE
Punishments under articles of
war

.1963
ACTIONS

Against carrier for damages...7905
By carriers to recover charges. 7905
Damage for injuries or death
from liquor

.8351s
Enforcement of orders of inter-

state commerce commis-
sion

.7905
Recovery of forfeiture for fail-

ure of carrier to make re-
port

.7916
Recovery of forfeiture-
for violation of order of in-

terstate commerce commis-
sion ...

.7905
Suits in admiralty under mer-
chant marine act

7516
Wrongful death

830a, 7568
ACTUARIES
Enforcement of civil service
retirement act

.2876p
ADJUTANT GENERAL

Composition of department....1481
ADMIRALTY
Suits and claims under mer-
chant marine act

.7516
ADMISSIONS
Revenue taxes

...5631-5632a
ADVANCES

Disbursing officers of army...1640a
ADVERTISEMENTS

Formulas for making liquors..83519
Intoxicating liquors

8351p
Public contracts

.6174
Public health service

.8699b
ADVISORY TAX BOARD

Creation and functions .5633j

AERONAUTICS

Detail of officers for study ...1901b
AEROPLANES
Mail service

..6814–6814 b
AFFIDAVITS

Liquor law violations
AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT

See Department of Agriculture
AGRICULTURE
See Department of Agriculture;

Warehouses
Census

3777, 3801a
Experiment stations

.8256
Licensed warehouses for prod-
ucts

8208, 8220
Operation of anti-trust laws
on organizations

7963
Tax exemptions

..5542
AIRCRAFT

Payment for damages inflicted..512a
Transportation of intoxicating
liquor

....8352a
AIR SERVICE
Creation of department for
army

..1438a-1438b
Damages for injuries to prop-
erty

. 15380
Detail of officers for study....1901b
Enlistment and pay of avia-
tion students

. 1538d
Instruction in schools of avia-
tion

.1438d
ALASKA

Application of mining laws....4381
Census

...3775-3807a
Connection of land and water
carriers

7516r, 7516rr
Land districts and offices...... 4423
Oil and gas permits

and
leases

40231
Sale of male reindeer.. .3146a
ALCOHOL
Administrative provisions of

revenue act applicable to
prohibition law

8353h

....5960a

...8352s

ALCOHOL-continued
Content of beverages under
Volstead act

.8351
Denaturing plants

..8353
Ethyl and denatured.....5602, 5603
Laws inapplicable to indus-

trial alcohol plant .......8352w
Offenses under industrial alco-
hol plant act

.8353e
Operation of distillery as in-

dustrial alcohol plant ....8352u
Permits for operation of indus-

trial alcohol plant .......8352p
Proof of alcoholic content of
liquids

.83521
Punishment for violation of in-

dustrial alcohol act ......8353e
Regulations for alcohol plants 8353c
Release of seized property to
claimant

.8353g
Removal for export

.5622
Repeal of inconsistent laws....8353i
Spirits deemed alcohol for de-
naturation

.8353a
Storage and distribution from
warehouses

.83529
Tax
Tax allowance for waste... .83530
Transfer from one plant or

warehouse to another ...8352r
Withdrawal of alcohol for de-

naturation or lawful pur-
pose

.8353a
ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN
Rights in property transferred
to custodian

....10209
ALIENS

Deportation .3700, 3700b, 3720a
Immigration

..3700—3720a
Leases of minerals in public
lands

..4023a
Property rights during war...10209
AMBASSADORS.

Ambassador to Belgium ......2710a
AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING

Classification of vessels .....75160
AMMUNITION

Transfer by war department...212a
ANARCHISTS
Immigration a n d deporta-
tion

..3700-3700b
ANIMALS
Appropriations for eradication
of diseases

..8292
Census

.3777, 3801a
Compensation to owners for

slaughter of diseased ani-
mals

.8272a
Labeling horse meat for trans-
portation

8258a
Live stock of Indians.

.3552
Mail transportation

..9914

ANIMALS-continued

Stock-raising homesteads .....3957
Transportation of live stock by
carriers

..7884, 7904
Watering places for stock.....3645a
ANNUITIES

See Civil Service
APPOINTMENT CLERK
Census office

.715
APPROPRIATIONS
Buildings in District of Colum-

bia
Canadian boundary line .6071
Estimates, expenses

of war
bond issues

:5974a
fortifications and ordnance 5979a
retirement of employees. .28760

tax refundments .... ..6082
For retirement of employees. .28760
Military academy

.6026
Navy department employees..5982a
Purchase and use of war ma-

terials and supplies .6040a
Purchase of army horses. .1458a
Rivers and harbors.......9477, 9478
Salaries in case of temporary
disability

212f
Signal service

..6024
Tax refundments

...6082
ARMORIES AND MUNITIONS
Appropriations

...5979a, 6046
Demonstration of control of

torpedoes and underwater
carriers of high explo-
sives

.2702a
Interchange of supplies be-

tween army and navy.....27020
Loan and sale of rifles to army
organizations

.2690a
Material for fortifications.. .2701
Operation of contracts for ma-
terials

.2702b
Prosecution of claims by gov-

ernment employees ..2702d
ARMY
See Armories and Munitions; Arti-

cles of War; Courts-Martial;
Military Academy; Militia;
Pay and Allowances; Soldiers

and Sailors
Abolition of regular army re-
serve

. 1567
Adjutant-general's department..1481
Advanced rank of officers on
detail

.....1595a
Advances to disbursing officers 140a
Air service

.1438a-1438c
Appointment of officers... ..1576a
to higher rank in time of
war

.1599b
Appropriations for officers'
quarters

...1658
Articles of equipment for Red
Cross

..1636

...1663

...1648a

...1454C

.....1972

ARMY-continued
Assignment of officers

.1454b
Buildings for Red Cross.
Cavalry organization

.1455
Chaplains

.1549
Chemical warfare service.. .1530a
Civilian passengers in army

transports
Classification of officers

. 1574
Coast artillery corps

. 1461
Composition of regular army...1453

of United States army.. .1452
Computation of time of service
of officers

.1578
Date of officers' rank... .1599c
Detached officers and enlisted
men

.1678
Detail of officers for general
study

.1901a
Detail of officer to Red Cross...1520
Discharge of soldier on account

of dependent relative .1565
Engineers corps

. 1521, 1522
Enlisted reserve corps

..1570
Extra pay for warrant officers. 1462a
Field artillery

1464
Filling of vacancies

.1597
Finance department

.1504
General of armies of United

States
General staff corps

1478
Infantry

.1467
Inspector general's department. 1485
Interchange of supplies with
Navy

...2702c
Judge advocate general's de-
partment

.1486
Medals of honor

.1613
Medical department

.1506
Mexican border medals ..1613a
Military academy

.1841-1901b
Military forces defined

.5514
Motor ambulances

.6182
Nurse corps

..1514
Officers carried as additional
numbers

.1595a
Officers of regular army.

1454
Officers reserve corps

1540
Ordnance department

. 1526
Pay and allowances... 1747a-1808a
Pay of captive employees....10377a
Pay of translators

.1690
Peace establishment

.1474
Philippine scouts

1470a
Porto Rico regiment

.1472
Promotion of officers. .1573, 1575
Protection of uniform

1620a
Purchase of horses

.1458a
Quartermaster's corps

.1495
Repeal of provisional appoint-

ment of officers laws. .1596
Reserve officers on active duty.1541
Reserve officers' training
corps

...1544–1549
Retention of emergency offi-
cers

. 1595b

ARMY-continued

Retirement of officers....1710–1744a
Sale of surplus dental out-
fits

.1515a
Seryice considered in deter-

mining rank and increase

of pay of officers... ...1599a
Service of detached officers in

war with Germany. .1678a
Signal corps

...1531
Temporary appointment of
officers

.1595c
Term of enlistment

1562
Transfer of officers

..1576
War council

.1480
Transportation

...9577
Voluntary enlistments ..10227
War offenses

.1977-1984
Warrant officers

.1454a
ARREST
Offenders' under articles of
war

.1971-1976
ARSON

Offense under articles of war..1995
ART

Excise tax on articles..5632d, 5632e
ARTICLES OF WAR
Actions on charges against

offenders
Aiding enemy

..1983
Appointment of members of

courts-martial ..1910–1913
Arrest and confinement of
offenders

.1971, 1972
Arrest of deserters by civil
officials

....2008
Authority to administer oaths. .2016
Command where different corps

or commands happen to
join

.2022
Complaints of wrongs by offi-
cers and soldiers

.2023
Composition of courts-mar-
tial

.1906–1909
Conduct unbecoming an officer
and a gentleman

.1997
Copy of record of trial by
court-martial

2013
Courts-martial classified ...1905
Courts of inquiry

.1999-2005
Dealing in captured or aban-
doned property

.1982
Definitions

.1903
Delivery of offenders to civil
authorities

.1976
Desertion

...1960–1963
Discharge of soldiers on sep-

aration from service
Disciplinary powers of com-
manding officers

..2006
Disposition of effects of de-
ceased persons

.2014
Disrespect and insubordina-
tion

...1964-1970
Drunkenness of soldier on duty.1987

......2010

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