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BRIDGE ACROSS THE MONONGAHELA RIVER, PENN

SYLVANIA.

DECEMBER 11, 1906.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. WANGER, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 20988.) The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 20988) to amend an act entitled “ An act to authorize Washington and Westmoreland counties, in the State of Pennsylvania, to construct and maintain a bridge across the Monongahela River, in the State of Pennsylvania," approved February 21, 1903, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the indorsements attached and which is made a part of this report.

(Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, December 8, 1906. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The object of the accompanying bill, H. R. 20988, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, is to amend an act approved February 21, 1903, authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mononga hela River, so as to extend the time for commencing and completing the structure.

The original act being satisfactory to navigation interests, and the time for constructing the bridge having been twice previously extended by Congress, I see no objection to the further extension proposed by the bill.

A. MACKENZIE,
Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineers, U. 8. Army.

[Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 8, 1906. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, inviting attention to the preceding indorsement.

ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,

Assistant Secretary of War. O

59TH CONGRESS, | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.S REPORT 2d Session.

LIFE-SAVING STATION AT ISLES OF SHOALS, OFF

PORTSMOUTH, N. H.

DECEMBER 11, 1906.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed.

Mr. WANGER, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 189.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred to the bill (H. R. 189) to establish a life-saving station at the Isles of Shoals, off Portsmouth, N. H., having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the Treasury Department, as will appear by the letters attached and which are made a part of this report.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 12, 1906. SIR: I have the honer to acknowledge the receipt of your letter transmitting bill H. R. 189, Fifty-ninth Congress, first session, “ To establish a life-saving station at the Isles of Shoals, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire,” and asking for suggestions touching the merits of the bill and the propriety of its passage.

The matter was referred to the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service for his report, which has been received and is herewith transmitted with my concurrence. Respectfully,

L. M. SHAW, Secretary. The CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

House of Representatives.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 12, 1906. SIB: I have the honor to acknowledge your reference for report of a letter of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, transmitting bill H. R. 189, Fifty-ninth Congress, first session." To establish a life-saving station at the Isles of Shoals, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire," and asking for suggestions touching the merits of the bill and the propriety of its passage.

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A bill (H. R. 4869) of like import was introduced in the Fifty-eighth Con. gress, first session, and referred to me for my views touching its merits and the propriety of its passage. In my report dated January 18, 1905, I said:

“ The matter was submitted to the officers of the first life-saving district, which embraces the group of islands referred to in the bill, for their views. Their reports, which are accompanied with a number of letters expressing the views of parties interested in commerce and shipping upon the need of such a station and the most desirable place for its location, have been received. The officers unite in the belief that the station referred to in the bill ought to be established, and the examination I have made of the documents submitted and the reasons given leads me to the same belief, and to recommend the passage of the bill as desirable in the interests of commerce and humanity.

“The letters and papers referred to, which are quite voluminous, are on file in this office, and copies will be forwarded to the committee if desired.”

I know of no reason for changing the views above expressed, and therefore beg to request that the foregoing may be accepted as my report at this time on the bill now under consideration. Respectfully,

S. I. KIMBALL,

General Superintendent. The SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.

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