Water Power Bill: Hearings Before the Committee on Public Lands, House of Representatives. Sixty-third Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 14893, to Provide for the Development of Water Power and the Use of Public Lands in Relation Thereto, and for Other Purposes
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Page 497 - ... all surplus water over and above such actual appropriation and use, together with the water of all lakes, rivers, and other sources of water supply upon the public lands, and not navigable, shall remain and be held free for the appropriation and use of the. public for irrigation, mining, and manufacturing purposes subject to existing rights.
Page 166 - The property is held in private ownership and it is that property, and not the original cost of it, of which the owner may not be deprived without due process of law.
Page 499 - By the preceding course of reasoning we have arrived at these general conclusions.: First, the shores of navigable waters, and the soils under them, were not granted by the Constitution to the United States, but were reserved to the States respectively.
Page 637 - No. • that he is the of , the corporation described in and which executed the foregoing instrument; that he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to said instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so...
Page 18 - Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Interior be, and hereby is, authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him, to permit the use of...
Page 107 - The full scope of this paragraph has never been definitely settled. Primarily, at least, it is a grant of power to the United States of control over its property.
Page 2 - Reclamation Act, approved June 17, 1902, and for past production 20 per centum, and for future production 37^ per centum of the amounts derived from such bonuses, royalties, and rentals shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury after the expiration of each fiscal year to the State within the boundaries of which the leased lands or deposits are or were located, said moneys to be used by such State or subdivisions thereof for the construction and maintenance of public roads or for the support...
Page 166 - As the company may not be protected in its actual investment, if the value of its property be plainly less, so the making of a just return for the use of the property involves the recognition of its fair value if it be more than its cost.