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low water. This map shall be accompanied by others drawn on the scale of one inch to two hundred feet, giving for a space of one-half mile above the line of the proposed bridge and one-fourth mile below an accurate representation of the bottom of the river, by contour lines two feet apart, determined by accurate soundings, and also showing over the whole width of this part of the river the force and directions of the currents at low water, at bigh water, and at at least one intermediate stage by triangulated observations on suitable floats. The maps shall also show the location of other bridges in the vicinity, and shall give such information as the Secretary of War may require for a

full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and the construci

tion of the proposed bridge shall not be commenced until the location

and plans thereof are approved by the Secretary of War. Changes

Sec. 8. That any bridge constructed under the authority of this Act shall be built under the general supervision of the Secretary of War, and no changes or alterations in plans shall be made during construction of said bridge or after its completion unless said changes or alterations conform to the provisions of this Act and are authorized by the Secretary of War; that such alterations and changes as may be required by the Secretary of War in said bridge so as to preserve free and conyenient navigation shall be made under the direction of the Secretary of War, at their own expense, by the company or persons owning, controlling, or operating said bridge; that during original construction or in carrying out any authorized changes or repairs of said bridge a navigable channel shall he preserved at the site of the bridge at all times, and the waterway of the river shall not be obstructed to a greater extent than is absolutely necessary; and such lights and buoys shall be kept on all cofferdams, piles, and so forth, as may be

necessary for the security of navigation. Use by other com Sec. 9. That all railroad companies desiring the use of the bridge panies.

authorized by this Act shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of railway trains or cars over the same and over the approaches thereto upon the patment of a reasonable compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridge and the several railroad companies, or any one of them, desiring such use shall fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid, and upon rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters at issue between them shall be decided by the Secre

tary of War upon a hearing of the allegations and proofs of the parties; Telegraph, etc., and equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all

telegraph and telephone companies. Lawful structure SEC. 10. That the bridge constructed, maintained, and operated and post route.

under this Act and according to its limitations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post route, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the transportation over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for the transportation of said mails, troops, and munitions over the railroads and public highways leading to said bridge; and the United States shall have the right of way for

postal telegraph and telephone purposes over said bridge. Time of construc- 7 SEC. 11. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction

of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year

and completed within three years from the date of approval thereof. Amendment. Sec. 12. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is heteby

expressly reserved.

Approved, December 21, 1905.

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Ch. 3

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December 21, 1906.

(H. R. 480.) [Public, No. 3.)

construction of.

Post, pp. 33, 76), 136A.
Vol. 32, p. 481,

CHAP. 3.-An Act Supplemental , to an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans," approred June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and making appropriation for Isthmian Canal construction, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the two per cent bonds of sthmian Canal: the United States authorized by section eight of the Act entitled “An ed bonds issued for Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of Vol. 32, p. 484. the Atlantic and Pacific oceans," approved June twenty-eight, nineteen hundred and two, shall have all the rights and privileges accorded by law to other two per cent bonds of the United States, and every national banking association having on deposit, as provided by law, such bonds issued under the provisions of said section eight of said Act approved June twenty-eight, nineteen bundred and two, to secure its circulating notes, shall pay to the Treasurer of the United States, in the months of January and July, a tax of one-fourth of one per cent each balf year upon the average amount of such of its notes in circulation as are based upon the deposit of said two per cent bonds; and such

Taxes. taxes shall be in lien of existing taxes on its notes in circulation imposed by section fifty-two hundred and fourteen of the Revised R.8., sec.5214, p.1008. Statutes. Sec. 2. That there is hereby appropriated out of any money in the

Appropriation for

continuing construcTreasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of eleven million dollars tion. to continue the construction of the Isthmian Canal, to be expended under the direction of the President in accordance with the said Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and for each and every purpose connected with the same, the said suni to continue available until expended: Provided, That all expenditures from the appropriation herein made shall be reimbursed to the Treasury of the United States out of the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized in section eight of the said Act -approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two.

Sec. 3. That the President shall annually, and at such other periods Reports.
as may be provided, either by law or by his order, require full and com-
plete reports to be made to him by the persons appointed or employed
by him in cbarge of the government of the Canal Zone, the construc-
tion of the Isthmian Canal, and the operation of the Panama Railroad,
i cluding an itemized account of all moneys received and expended,
which said reports shall be by the President transmitted to Congress.
The President shall annually cause to be made, by the persons appointed

Annual estimates. and employed by bim in charge of the government of said Canal Zone and the construction of said canal, estimates of expenditures and appropriations, in detail as far as practicable, which estimates shall cover all anoual salaries paid to persons employed on said work, excepting laborers and skilled laborers, and shall be submitted to Congress in the manner provided in section five of the Act entitled “An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, and for other purposes. And no money sball be expended for any of the purposes of constructing and maintaining said Isthmian Canal, or for any expenses incident thereto, except in accordance with appropriations made by Congress.

Approved, December 21, 1905.

Proviso.
Reimbursement.

Vol. 32, p. 484.

Vol. 81, p. 1009.

Restriction.

Alaska.
Council City and

tion extended.

Vol. 30, p. 410. l'oxt, p. 1225.

tion,

Vd. 30, p. 410.

January 11, 1906. CHAP. 4.–An Act To aid the Council City and Solomon River Railroad (H. R. 99.)

Company. '[Public, No. 4.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the time of the Council Solomon River Rail City and Solomon River Railroad Company to comply with the proTime of construc- visions of sections four and five of chapter two hundred and ninety

nine of the laws of the United States, entitled “An Act extending the homestead laws and providing for the right of way for railroads in the district of Alaska, and for other purposes," approved May fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, in acquiring and completing its railroad now under construction in Alaska, is hereby extended as

follows: Filing map of loca

First. That the time to file the map and profile of definite location of its first section of at least twenty miles with the register of the land office in the district of Alaska, as provided in said sections four and five, is hereby extended to and including the thirty-first day of Decem

ber, nineteen hundred and six. Time of completion extended.

Second. That the time to complete the first section of at least twenty miles of its railroad, as provided in said section five, is hereby extended

to and including the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred Vol. 80, p. 410.

and six, and the time for completing its entire railroad, as provided in said section five, is bereby extended to and including December thirty

first, nineteen hundred and nine. May operate with.

Third. That it shall be lawful for the Council City, and Solomon River Railroad Company to hereafter operate its railroad in the district of Alaska for a period to and including December thirty-first,

nineteen hundred and nine, without the payment of the license fee of Vol. 31, p. 831. one hundred dollars per mile per annum on each mile operated, as

provided in section twenty-nine of chapter one of the Act entitled

An Act for making further provision for a civil government for Alaska, and for other purposes,” approved June sixth, nineteen hundred.

Approved, January 11, 1906.

out payment of license fee.

Secretary of War to

January 20, 1906. (8. 2558.)

CHAP. 5.-An Act Authorizing the Washington Bridge Company to construct

a bridge across the Columbia River near the city of Wenatchee, Washington. (Public, No. 5.).

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Columbia River, Washington Bridge

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Washington Bridge Company may bridge Company, a corporation crganized under the laws of the State of at Wernichee, Wash. Washington, its successors and assigns, be, and it is hereby, authorized

and empowered to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto over and across the Columbia River at a point at or near Wenatchee, in the county of Chelan, State of Washington, for

the purposes hereinafter set forth. approve plans, etc.

SEC. 2. That any bridge constructed under the authority of this Act shall be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of the navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and to secure such object said bridge company, or its assigns, shall submit to the Secretary of War for his examination and approval a design and drawing of the bridge and piers and a map of the loca

tion; and until the said plan and location are approved by the SecreChanges.

tary of War the bridge shall not be commenced or built; and sbould any change be made in the plan of said bridge during construction or after completion, such change shall be likewise subject to the approval of the Secretary of War, and any changes in said bridge req

ed by the Secretary of War at any time shall be made promptly by the said

Proviso.
Opening draw.

Street car, wagon,

Lawful structure

bridge company, or its assigns, at its or their expense: Provided, That
if the bridge herein authorized be built as a drawbridge, the draw
shall be opened promptly upon reasonable signal for the passage of
boats; and whatever kind of a bridge is built the said company or its Lights, etc.
assigns shall maintain thereon, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or
other signals as the Light-House Board shall prescribe.

Sec. 3. That said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the pas- and foot bridge
sage of wagons, carriages, automobiles, and vehicles of all kinds,
street and suburban car lines, animals and foot passengers, and to pro-
vide for telegraph and telephone lines, and two pipe lines to convey Pipe, etc., lines.
water to the east side of the river for irrigation, power, and domestic
use; and the said bridge company or its assigns shall bave the right to Toll.
charge, collect, and receive therefor such reasonable rates of toll and
under such reasonable rules and regulations for the use of said bridge
as the said bridge company or its assigns may prescribe from time to
time, subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.

Sec. 4. That the bridge to be built under this Act and subject to its and post routes limitations shall be a lawful structure and shall be recognized and known as a post-road, upon which no higher charge shall be made for the transportation over the same of the mails, troops, and munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for such transportation over public highways leading to said bridge; and suid bridge shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post-roads in the United States, and the United States shall have the right of way across said bridge and its approaches for postal, telegraph, and telephone purposes; and equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted Telegraph, etc., to all telegraph and telephone companies and to all street and suburban railways.

SEC. 5. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridge berein authorized is not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date hereof.

Sec. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, January 20, 1906.

Time of construction.

Amendment.

CHAP. 6.-An Act Authorizing the Jasper and Eastern Railway Company, its January 26, 1906. successors and assigns, to construct and operate a railroad bridge across the Sabine

(S. 2159.) River, in the States of Texas and Louisiana.

(Public, No. 6.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Jasper and Eastern Sabine River, Tex. Railway Company, a corporation under the laws of the State of Texas, Jasper and Eastern its successors and assigns, be, and it is hereby, authorized to construct,

Railway Company

may bridge. maintain, and operate a railroad bridge, and the approaches thereto, over and across the Sabine River, in the States of Texas and Louisiana, at any point where said river divides Newton County, in the State of

Location. Texas, and Calcasieu Parish, in the State of Louisiana, such point to be subject to approval by the Secretary of War, for crossing said river with its railroad and for the operation of railroad trains, engines, and cars thereon. The said bridge shall be constructed with a draw

Drawbridge. span therein over the main channel of the river, and the opening on each side of the pivot pier shall not be less than ninety feet in the clear, unless otherwise expressly directed by the Secretary of War, and if so directed, shall be according to such directions, and the said openings shall be accessible at all stages of the water, and the spans shall not be less than two feet above high water. And said draw shall Opening drew. be opened promptly upon reasonable signal for the passage of boats,

Unobstructed navi.

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Changes.

Proviso.

Lights, etc.

and said company sball maintain at its own expense, from sunset to
sunrise, such lights or other signals on such bridge as the Light-House

Board may prescribe.
Lawful structure SEC. 2. That the bridge built under this Act and subject to its lim-
and post route.

itations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known
as a post route, upon which no bigher charge shall be made for the
transmission over the same of the mails, troops, and munitions of war
of the United States than the rate per mile paid for the transportation
over the railroad leading to the said bridge; and it shall enjoy the
rights and privileges of other post-roads in the United States; and

equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all teleTelegraph, etc., graph and telephone companies; and the United States shall have the rights.

right of way across said bridge and its approaches for postal, tele-
graph, and telephone purposes.

SEC. 3. That no bridge shall be erected and maintained under the gation.

authority of this Act which shall at any time substantially or materially
obstruct the free navigation of said river, and if any bridge erected
under such authority shall, in the opinion of the Secretary of War,
obstruct such navigation, he is hereby authorized to cause such change
or alteration of said bridge to be made as will effectually obviate such
obstruction, and all such alterations shall be made and all such obstruc-

tions shall be removed at the expense of the owner or owners of said Litigation.

bridge. In case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or
alleged obstruction to the free navigation of said river caused or alleged
to be caused by said bridge, suit or suits may be instituted in the dis-
trict court of the United States for the eastern district of Texas or in
any district court of the United States where any portion of said bridge

may be located: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be so con-
Existing laws not
Affected.

strued as to repeal or modify any provisions of law now existing with
reference to the obstruction of the navigution of rivers or to exempt

said bridge from the operation of the same.
Secretary of War to
approve plans, etc.

Sec. 4° That the bridge authorized to be constructed under this Act shall be built and erected under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation in said river as the Secretary of War sball prescribe, and to secure that object said railway company, its successors or assigns, shall submit to the Secretary of War for his examination and approval a design or drawing of said bridge, and a map of the location, giving for the distance of one-half mile above and one mile below the proposed location the meanders of the river and such other particulars as may be required by the Secretary of War, and until the plan and location of the bridge are approved by the Secretary of War the structure shall not be commenced, and should any change be made in the plan of said bridge during the progress, of the construction thereof such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary

of War. Ise by other roads.

Sec. 5. That all railroad companies desiring the use of said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of railway trains over the same and over the approaches thereto upon the payment of a reasonable compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridge and the several railroad companies, or any of them, desiring such use sball fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid and upon the rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters at issue between them shall be decided by the Secretary of War upon a hearing of the allegation and proofs of the parties.

SEC. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

SEC. 7. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridge herein authorized shall not be commenced within one year and-completed within three years from the approval of this Act.

Approved, January 26, 1906.

Amendment.

Time of construction.

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