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DAMS ON BEAR RIVER IN TISHOWINGO COUNTY, MISS.

JANUARY 14, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. RICHARDSON, of Alabama, from the Committee on Interstate and

Foreign Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 21194.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 21194) to authorize J. F. Andrews, J. W. Jourdan, their heirs, representatives, associates, and assigns to construct dams and power stations on Bear River, on the southeast quarter of section 31, township 5, range 11, in Tishomingo County, Miss., having considered the same, report thereon with amendment, and as so amended recommend that it pass.

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

Amend as follows: On page 2 strike out all of line 1, after the word "same," and all of lines 2, 3, and 4, and insert the following: in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress entitled "An act to regulate the construction of dams across navigable waters," approved June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and six. That this act shall in no manner interfere with or impair the rights of any person, company, or corporation heretofore authorized by Congress to erect a dam or other structure for the development of water power on Bear River.

Strike out all of sections 2, 3, and 4, and renumber section 5, making it section 2.

[Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, December 28, 1906. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War with recommendation that the accompanying bill, H. R. 21194, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, be amended as indicated in red thereon. As thus amended, I know of no objection to the

favorable consideration of the bill by Congress so far as the interests of navigation are concerned.

Attention, however, is invited to the fact that by act of Congress approved April 23, 1906, the North Mississippi Traction Company was authorized to develop water power on Bear River in the same section, township, and range as that specified in this bill, the only difference in location being that the act specifies the northeast quarter of the section, while the bill specifies the southeast quarter. In view of this, it is suggested that it may be appropriate to insert in the bill the following provision :

"That this act shall in no manner interfere with or impair the rights of any person, company, or corporation heretofore authorized by Congress to erect a dam or other structure for the development of water power on Bear River."

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

(Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

December 29, 1906. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, inviting attention to the foregoing report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, and to amendments to the bill as indicated in red on accompanying copy.

ROBERT SHAW OLIVER. Assistant Secretary of War.

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CONGRESS

DAM ACROSS SAVANNAH RIVER AT GREGG SHOALS.

JANUARY 14, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

merce, submitted the following

KEPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 21402.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 21402) permitting the building of a dam across the Savannah River at Gregg Shoals, having considered the same report thereon with amendment, and as so amended recommend that it pass.

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

Amend the bill as follows:

On page 1, in line 3, strike out the words “consent of Congress is hereby granted to."

On page 1, in line 5, after the word “ assigns,” insert “is hereby authorized."

On page 1, at the end of line 11, add the following: “in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled 'An act to regulate the construction of dams across navigable waters,' approved June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and six."

On page 2 strike out from line 1 to 15, inclusive.
Strike out all of section 3.

[Second indorsement. )

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, December 14, 1906. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War with recommendation that the accompanying bill, H. R. 21402, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the construction of a dam across the Savannah River, at Gregg Shoal, be amended as indicated thereon.

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As thus amended, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the bill by Congress, so far as the interests of navigation are concerned.

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

[Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. O. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, inviting attention to the foregoing report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, and to the accompanying copy of amended bill referred to.

ROBERT SHAW OLIVER, Assistant Secretary of War.

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CONGRESS

DAVENPORT WATER POWER COMPANY.

JANUARY 14, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed. I

Mr. BURKE, of South Dakota, from the Committee on Interstate and

Foreign Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 21677.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 21677) to amend an act granting to the Davenport Water Power Company rights to construct and maintain a canal, power station, and appurtenant works in the Mississippi River in Scott County, Iowa, 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 are made a part of this report.

The necessity for this legislation is fully set forth in a communication from the Davenport Water Power Company, with a statement, which is hereto attached and made a part of this report.

[Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, December 14, 1906. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The object of the accompanying bill, H. R. 21677, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, is to extend the time for commencing and completing a dam across the Mississippi River, the construction of which was authorized by act of Congress approved April 5, 1904.

So far as the interests of navigation are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the bill by Congress.

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

[Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 14, 1906. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House of Representatives, inviting attention to the foregoing report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army.

ROBERT SHAW OLIVER, Assistant Seoretary of War.

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