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69TH CONGRESS, | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I REPORT 2d Session.

DAM ACROSS PEND D'OREILLE RIVER, WASHINGTON.

JANUABY 29, 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. 24760.)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 24760) authorizing the construction of a dam across the Pend d'Oreille River, in the State of Washington, by the Pend d'Oreille Development Company, for the development of water power, electrical power, and for other purposes, 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.

(Second Indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 28, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill (H. R. 24760, 59th Cong., 2d sess.), authorizing the construction of a dam across Pend d'Oreille River near the mouth of Pierwee Creek, Stevens County, Wash., makes sufficient 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.

Attention is invited, however, to the fact that the proposed location is within a few miles of the international boundary line, which the river crosses and empties into the Columbia in British Columbia, and also that, by act of Congress approved June 1, 1906, the same company was authorized to construct a dam for similar purposes at Big Falls, a distance of 6 or 7 miles above the location covered by the bill under consideration.

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

[Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

January 28, 1907. 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 Secretary of War. O

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REPORT No. 6905.

BRIDGE ACROSS CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER.

JANUARY 29, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Adamson, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 24821.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 24821) to authorize the Georgia Southwestern and Gulf Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Chattahoochee River between the States of Alabama and Georgia, 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.

[Second indorsement. )

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 26, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill, H. R. 24821, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Chattahoochee River between the States of Alabama and Georgia, makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests, and I know of no objection to its passage by Congress, so far as those interests are concerned.

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

[Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 28, 1907. 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 Secretary of War.

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CONGRESS,

ADDITIONAL TERM OF COURT AT QUINCY, ILL.

JANUARY 29, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. ALEXANDER, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the

following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 19752.]

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 19752) to amend section 10 of the act approved March 3, 1905, providing for an additional division in the seventh district of Illinois and an additional term of court at the city of Quincy, after having had the same under careful consideration report it back with the recommendation that it do pass with the following amendments:

Strike out all after the enacting clause to and including line 2, page 3, and amend the title so that the bill and title will read as follows:

AN ACT For an additional term of court at Quincy, Illinois.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an additional term of the circuit and district court in and for said southern district of Illinois shall be held at the city of Quincy on the first Monday of March of each year.

The purpose of this act is to give to Quincy two terms of court. As matters now stand prisoners arrested for boot-legging or petty infractions of the postal or internal-revenue laws have to wait for trial six months or a year until the court to which they were bound over is held. If in jail for want of bail this is an outrage, as they may be found not guilty. If on bail or not on bail they are entitled as American citizens to a speedy, impartial trial by a jury of the country. This is guaranteed by the United States Constitution. In like manner railway damage cases removed to the United States court will have to be taken to the next Federal court, thus saving interminable delay of justice and the expense of waiting and perhaps loss of evidence meanwhile. It brings the Federal courts and the practice therein closer to the people. It will add no expense to the Government. Locally Quincy has a fine Federal court room in the post-office building and excellent arrangement for juries and the Officers of the court, as well as a deputy United States marshal and a deputy clerk of the United States circuit and district court.

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CONGRESS,

BRIDGE ACROSS MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IOWA.

JANUARY 29, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

submitted the following

REPORT.

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[To accompany H. R. 24657.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 24657) to authorize the New Albany Bridge Company or the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company to reconstruct a bridge across the Mississippi River, 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 indorsements attached and which are made a part of this report.

Amend the bill as follows:
Strike out all of section 2.

On page 2, in line 24, and on page 3, in line 1, strike out the words " the privileges conferred hereunder shall cease” and insert in lieu thereof the words “this act shall be null and void."

On page 3, in line 2, strike out the words “two” and “five” and insert in lieu thereof the words “one ” and “three;” and in line 3 strike out “the passage” and insert in lieu thereof “approval;” and in line 2, page 3, strike out the word " is.”

Renumber section 3 to section 2 and section 4 to section 3. All of the amendments suggested by the Chief of Engineers of the War Department have been agreed to by the committee and are included in the amended bill accompanying this report.

[Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPABTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 23, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The object of the accompanying bill (H. R. 24657, 59th Cong., 2d sess.) is to authorize the enlargement of the existing bridge across Mississippi River at Clinton, Iowa, or the replacing of the said bridge and its approaches with a new

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