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62D CONGRESS,

1st Session.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. {

REPORT
No. 76.

BRIDGE ACROSS ST. CROIX RIVER, WIS. AND MINN.

JULY 29, 1911.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. MICHAEL E. DRISCOLL, from the Committee on Interstate and

Foreign Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 6747.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 6747) to authorize the Wisconsin Central Railway Co. to construct a bridge across the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota, 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 the title and insert in lieu thereof the following: To reenact an act authorizing the construction of a bridge across Saint Croix River, and to extend the time for commencing and completing the said structure.

Strike out all of section 1 after the enacting clause, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

That the act entitled "An act permitting the Wisconsin Central Railway Company to construct, maintain, and operate a railroad bridge across the Saint Croix River between the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota,” approved March twelfth, nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby reenacted; and the time for commencing and completing the bridge therein authorized is hereby extended one year and three years, respectively, from the date of approval hereof.

(Second indorsement,)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, April 26, 1911. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

The accompanying bill (H. R. 6747, 62d Cong., 1st sess.), to authorize construction of a bridge across the St. Croix River, by the Wisconsin Central Railway Co., is practically identical with an act approved March 12, 1910, the validity of which has been impaired by reason of the failure of the grantee to commence the erection of

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the structure within the time limit prescribed by the act, to wit, March 12, 1911. The object of the bill is therefore assumed to be to extend the life of the privilege granted by the aforesaid act. I know of no objection to this proposition, but it is believed to be preferable to make the extension in express terms, rather than to duplicate the existing statute.

The bill has been amended accordingly and as thus amended is believed to be unobjectionable so iar as navigation interests are concerned.

W. H. BIXBY, Chief of Engineers, United States Army. [Third indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, April 27, 1911. 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 accompanying copy of amended bill referred to.

ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,

Assistant Secretary of War. O

62D CONGRESS,

1st Session.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. {

REPORT
No. 77.

BRIDGE ACROSS ARKANSAS RIVER.

JULY 29, 1911. - Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 2954.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 2954) to authorize the construction, maintenance, and operation of a bridge across and over the Arkansas River, 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 is made a part of this report.

(Second indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

Washington, April 14, 1911. 1. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

2. The accompanying bill (H. R. 2954, 62d Cong., 1st sess.), to authorize the construction of a bridge across Arkansas River near Muskogee, Okla., is in the usual form and makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests.

3. So far as those interests are concerned, I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress.

W. H. BIXBY, Chief of Engineers, United States Army.

(Third indorsement.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, April 15, 1911. 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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62D CONGRESS,

1st Session.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. {

REPORT
No. 78.

BRIDGE ACROSS BAYOU BARTHOLOMEW, DREW

COUNTY, ARK.

JULY 29, 1911.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. GOLDFOGLE, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 11021.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 11021) to authorize the Levitte Land & Lumber Co. to construct a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, in Drew County, Ark., 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, June 7, 1911. 1. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.

2. The accompanying bill (H. R. 11021, 62d Cong., ist sess.) to authorize the construction of a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, Ark., is in the usual form and makes ample provision for the protection of navigation interests.

3. So far as those interests are concerned, I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress.

W. H. Bixby, Chief of Engineers, United States Army.

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62D CONGRESS, | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

1st Session.

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BRIDGE, ETC., ACROSS TUG FORK OF BIG SANDY RIVER,

MINGO COUNTY, W. VA.

JULY 29, 1911.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 11477.]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 11177) authorizing the construction of a railroad, tramroad, conveyor, wagon, or foot bridge, and approaches thereto, across the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River at or near Matewan Station, in Mingo County, W. Va., 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:

Insert after the word “at,” on page 1, line 9, the words “a point suitable to the interests of navigation at or near.”

Strike out, in line 10, page 1, the words “at or” and insert in lieu thereof the word "and."

Strike out, in lines 11 and 12, page 1, and line 1, page 2, the words “where the same forms the boundary line between the States of Kentucky and West Virginia, in the State of West Virginia.”

On page 2, line 3, after the word “waters,” add the words “approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six."

Add a new section as follows:

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

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