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59TH CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

2d Session.

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BRIDGE ACROSS COLUMBIA RIVER, WASHINGTON.

JANUARY 15, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. CUSHMAN, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

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The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 23560) to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Columbia River between Benton and Franklin counties, in the State of Washington, by the North Coast Railroad Company, having considered the same, report thereon with amendment and as so amended recommend that it pass.

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

Amend the bill as follows:

On page 1 strike out lines 11, 12, and 13, and on page 2 strike out lines 1 and 2 and the word "war” in line 3.

(Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 11, 1907.
Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill, H. R. 23560, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Columbia River between Franklin and Benton counties, Wash., by the North Coast Railroad Company, makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests, and I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress so far as those interests are concerned.

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

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CONGRESS

REPORT No. 6393.

BRIDGE ACROSS COLUMBIA RIVER, WASHINGTON.

JANUARY 15, 1907.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 23561.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 23561) to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Columbia River between Walla Walla and Benton counties, in the State of Washington, by the North Coast Railroad Company, having considered the same, report thereon with amendment and as so amended recommend that it pass.

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

Amend the bill as follows:

On page 1, strike out all of line 11 after the word “Washington” and all of lines 12 and 13.

On page 2, strike out lines 1 and 2 and the words “ of War" in line 3.

(Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 11, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill, H.R. 23561, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the North Coast Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Columbia River between Walla Walla and Benton counties, Wash., makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests, and I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress so far as those interests are concerned.

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

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59TH CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

2d Session.

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BRIDGE ACROSS BLACK RIVER, ARKANSAS.

JANUARY 15, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Ryan, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 23578.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 23578) to authorize the county of Clay, in the State of Arkansas, to construct a bridge across Black River at or near Bennetts Ferry, in said county and State, having considered the same report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill bas the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the indorsement attached and made a part of this report.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 11, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill, H. R. 23578, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the county of Clay, Arkansas, to construct a bridge across Black River at or near Bennetts Ferry, makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests, and I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress so far as those interests are concerned.

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

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PROPOSED ADDITION TO ROCK CREEK PARK,

JANUARY 15, 1907.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. BARTHOLDT, from the House joint committee on limit of cost of

certain public buildings, etc., submitted the following

REPORT. To the Congress:

Your joint committee authorized by section 25 of an act to increase the limit of cost of certain public buildings, etc., to take into consideration the advisability of purchasing a proposed addition to Rock Creek Park, the so-called Meridian Hill site, the so-called Carpenter and Pennsylvania Avenue Heights tracts, and the so-called Montrose tract on Georgetown Heights, for park purposes, beg leave to report as follows:

Your committee has given much attention to the hearings held at various times before the District committees of both Houses, and after thoroughly examining the testimony presented made a careful personal inspection of each of the proposed sites.

It found in reference to the proposition for the purchase of the socalled Carpenter tract that beyond the eastern branch of the Anacostia River there is no large public park and that there is a popular demand and necessity for such a reservation. This tract is beautifully located, covered with timber, and affords a magnificent view of the city. It contains about 140 acres and can be purchased at a much lower price now than in the future.

The committee found that that section of the city formerly known as Georgetown is entirely lacking in parks, and are of the opinion that the Montrose tract, on Georgetown Heights, is the most desirable and reasonable in that locality.

The proposed addition to Rock Creek Park runs along the western boundary of Rock Creek and extends up the valley of a small branch running approximately parallel to Massachusetts avenue. The valley of this branch is very deep and the land abutting the creek is covered with a growth of large and beautiful trees. This land has been owned by two or three different estates and up to the present time the prop erty remains undeveloped. It comprises about 88 acres, and its addition to Rock Creek Park would be of great benefit not only to that section of the city but to the beautification of the park itself. It is easy of access and within a few years will undoubtedly be surrounded by quite a dense population.

The acquisition of the land contained in Hall & Elban's subdivision, or Meridian Hill, is believed to be particularly desirable. About 10 acres lie between Euclid street, Columbia avenue or Fifteenth street W street or Florida avenue and Sixteenth street extended. The reservation proposed is similar to the smaller reservations or parks now existing throughout the District of Columbia, such as Lincoln Park, Judiciary square, Franklin and Lafayette squares. There are no parks of this type north of Florida avenue nor south of Pennsylvnnia avenue, the breathing spaces nearest thereto being located about a mile from each of said sections. The territory surrounding it is being rapidly improved, and a park in the midst of one of the densely populated portions of the city would demonstrate its utility as well as its beauty. In addition this proposed reservation might also be utilized for govermental purposes, such as the construction of buildings, the laying out of gardens, etc. From the crown of the hill there is a commanding view

of the city and the Potomac River. For these reasons your committee are unanimously of the opinion that the bills now pending before Congress should be enacted into laws. It is believed that the prices indicated are as good as can be secured and considerably less than they will be for many years to come. The Senate has already placed itself on record as favoring the procurement of these tracts, and it is hoped that the House will take similar action.

RICHARD BARTHOLDT.
E. C. BURLEIGH.
J. H. BANKHEAD.
N. B. SCOTT.
J. H. GALLINGER.
Jo. C. S. BLACKBURN.

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