River and Harbor Appropriation Bill. Hearings on H.R. 10069

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1918 - 182 pages
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Page 53 - I might say that the local officer has been supported by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors and by the Chief of Engineers in that matter.
Page 162 - THE COLUMBIA RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES ABOVE CELILO FALLS TO THE MOUTH OF THE SNAKE RIVER, OREGON AND WASHINGTON.
Page 154 - ... the Secretary of War may, in his discretion, cause proceedings to be instituted in the name of the United States for the acquirement by condemnation of said land or easement, and it shall b?
Page 172 - ... Senator HASTINGS. My understanding about your being in haste about it is that you have it in mind that if that was decided in your favor it would not be necessary for us to do the other things we are about to do ? Mr. HAMPTON. Yes. Senator HASTINGS. I think we will take that up later. Mr. HAMPTON. Now, if you will permit me, Mr. Chairman, I would like to make an inquiry as to the counting of the ballots. Is it the intention that each party to the contest will be permitted to name half the personnel...
Page 154 - Provided, That whenever any person, company, or corporation, municipal or private, shall undertake or shall have undertaken to secure any land or easement therein, which in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury is needed for the site of or in connection with the proper and convenient construction, maintenance, and operation of such...
Page 154 - War may, in his discretion, cause proceedings to be instituted in the name of the United States for the acquirement by condemnation of said land or easement, and it shall be the duty of the...
Page 52 - Col. NEWCOMER. That has never been brought to my attention before. Mr. DEMPSEY. As a usual rule, it is a cheap cargo. Mr. KENNEDY. I do not know whether it does not carry well or it would not pay them to do so. Col. NEWCOMER. The only reason I can see is that they get a better paying cargo at some other point, some other commodity which they can load easily at better rates, and therefore they would not want to take this lower-class commodity. This is the first time this has been brought to my attention,...
Page 66 - Continuing improvement with a view to securing a permanent channel depth of nine feet, six million dollars, which sum shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War in accordance with the plans, specifications, and recommendations of the Mississippi River Commission, as approved by the Chief of Engineers...
Page 154 - States free of cost, or for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating locks, drylocks, or other works to be conveyed to the United States free of cost, and of constructing, maintaining, and operating dams for use in connection therewith, and shall be unable for any reason to obtain the same by purchase and acquire a valid title thereto, the Secretary of War may. in his discretion, cause proceedings to be instituted in the name of the United States for the acquirement by condemnation...
Page 5 - From deep water in the upper bay to the Brooklyn Navy Yard 40 feet deep and 1,000 feet wide; from the...

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