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CONGRESS

DAM ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

FEBRUARY 1, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 24817.)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 24817) to amend an act entitled “An act permitting the building of a dam across the Mississippi River in the county of Morrison, State of Minnesota," approved June 4, 1906, 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 object of the accompanying bill, H. R. 24817, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, is to extend the time for commencing and completing a dam authorized to be built across Mississippi River by act of Congress approved June 4, 1906. The act required that the structure should be commenced within one year and completed within three years from date of approval, and the bill proposes to extend this time about one year.

So far as the interests of navigation are concerned, I see no objection to the passage of the bill by Congress.

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

[Third indorsement. )

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 29, 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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FEBRUARY 1, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. CUSHMAN, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

(To accompany H. R. 24928.]

pass.

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 24928) authorizing the construction of a dam across the Snake River, in the State of Washington, by the Benton Water Company, having considered the same report thereon with amendment and as so amended recommend that it

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:

On page 1, in lines 9 and 10, strike out the words“ at a point to be selected by the said company, its successors or assigns.”

[Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 30, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

With a slight amendment, indicated in red thereon, I am of the opinion that the accompanying bill (H. R. 24928, 59th Cong., 2d sess.) to authorize the construction of a dam across Snake River, in the State of Washington, will make 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. 8. Army. (Third Indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

January 30, 1907. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives. inviting attention to the foregoing re port 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. 0

CONGRESS,

DAM ACROSS MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MORRISON COUNTY,

MINN.

FEBRUARY 1, 1907.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 24988.)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 24988) to authorize the Pike Rapids Power Company, a Minnesota corporation, its successors or assigns, to construct a dam across the Mississipppi River in Morrison County, Minn., having considered the same report thereon with amendment and as so amended recommended that it pass.

The bill 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: In line 7, page 1, strike out the word “any” and insert “a.” Add a new section as section 2, as follows:

SEC. 2. The act of Congress approved June fourth, nineteen hundred and six, entitled "An act to authorize the Pike Rapids Power Company, a Minnesota corporation, its successors and assigns, to construct a dam across the Mississippi River in Morrison County, Minnesota,” be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Change section 2 to section 3.

(Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, January 31, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

With a slight amendment indicated thereon in red, the accompanying bill, H. R. 24988, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, to authorize the Pike Rapids Power Company to construct a dam across the Mississippi River in Morrison County, Minn., will, in my opinion, make ample provision for the protection of navigation interests.

It is deemed proper to say, however, that an act of Congress approved June 4, 1906, authorized this company to construct a dam across the Mississippi River in the same county, but at a slightly different location. This act is still in effect. and it is probable that the bill now under consideration is designed to take its place, as it is not thought that it is intended to build two structures of this kind which would not be less than 1 nor more than 3 miles apart.

With this understanding I see 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, January 31, 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, and to amendment indicated in red on copy of bill herewith.

ROBERT Shaw OLIVER,

Assistant Secretary of War. O

CONGRESS

BRIDGE ACROSS CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER, GEORGIA.

FEBRUARY 1, 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

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 25043.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 25043) to authorize the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Chattahoochee River, in the State of 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 31, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill (H. R. 25043, 59th Cong., 2d sess.) to authorize the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Chattahoochee River, 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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(Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

January 31, 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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