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dollars per annum, in connection with the settlement of claims for damages incident to changes of grade, this sum to be expended under the provisions of said Acts, and to continue available until expended, fifty thousand dollars.-----------------------------------------

ASSESSMENT AND PERMIT WORK: For assessment and permit work, one hundred and forty-seven thousand dollars.------

WORK ON STREETS AND AVENUES: For work on streets and avenues named in Appendix W, Book of Estimates, nineteen hundred and seven, seventy thousand dollars, to be expended in the discretion of the Commissioners upon streets and avenues specified in the schedules named in said appendix and in the aggregate for each schedule as stated herein, namely.------

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GEORGETOWN SCHEDULE: Three thousand dollars.
NORTHWEST SECTION SCHEDULE: Eight thousand dollars.
SOUTHWEST SECTION SCHEDULE: Twelve thousand dollars.
SOUTHEAST SECTION SCHEDULE: Twenty-three thousand dollars.
NORTHEAST SECTION SCHEDULE: Twenty-four thousand dollars:

Provided, That streets and avenues named in said schedules already paved with Belgian block or granite shall not be paved or otherwise improved under this appropriation, and the remaining streets and avenues, except as herein specified, shall be contracted for in the order in which they appear in said schedules, and be completed in such order as nearly as practicable, and shall be paved, in the discretion of the Commissioners, instead of being graded and regulated.

Under appropriations contained in this Act no contract shall be made for making or relaying aspbalt pavement at a bigher price than one dollar and sixty-five cents per square yard for a quality equal to the best laid in the District of Columbia prior to July first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and with same depth of base, nor more than one dollar and eighty cents per square yard for laying standard asphalt block pavement equal to the best laid in the District of Columbia prior to July first, nineteen hundred and four: Provided, That these conditions as to price and depth of base shall not apply to those streets on which, in the judgment of the Commissioners, by reason of heavy traffic, poor foundation, or other causes, a pavement of more than ordinary strength is required, in which case the limit of price may be increased to two dollars per square yard.

GRADING STREETS, ALLEYS, AND ROADS: For purchase and repair of cars, carts, tools, or the hire of the same, and horses, to be used by the inmates of the Washington Asylum in the work of grading, and pay of dump men needed to carry out the work, ten thousand dollars-..

CONDEMNATION OF STREETS, ROADS, AND ALLEYS: For purchase or condemnation of streets, roads, and alleys, one thousand dollars......

OPENING ALLEYS AND MINOR STREETS: For opening, widening, and extending alleys and minor streets in the District of Columbia under the provisions of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia, fifty thousand dollars, to be paid wholly from the revenues of the District of Columbia, and this sum, together with any balance of appropriations heretofore made for said purpose, shall be available for use in opening, widening, extending, and straightening alleys and minor streets under the provisions of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia; and the Commissioners of said District are hereby authorized to employ, for such time as may be necessary, an assistant to the corporation counsel, at a compensation of one hundred and fifty dollars a month, whose duty it shall be to institute proceedings for the condemnations necessary to be taken in opening, widening, extending, and straightening alleys and minor streets, and the compensation of such assistant to the corporation counsel shall be included in the costs and expenses of such proceedings and shall be assessed against lands benefited by reason of such opening, extension, widening, and straighten

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ing, as provided in section sixteen hundred and eight of said Code of Law; said appropriation to be reimbursed by the payment of assessments for benefits to be made under the provisions of said Code..---.

CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY ROADS: For construction of county roads and surburban streets, as follows:

Massachusetts avenue, grade and improve, ten thousand dollars;

Connecticut avenue extended, grade and improve, twenty thousand dollars;

Lincoln road, north of R street, grade and improve, five thousand dollars;

Pennsylvania avenue extended, grade and improve, five thousand dollars; Nichols avenue, Anacostia, grade and improve, five thousand dollars; .

T street, North Capitol street to First street, west, pave, seven thousand three hundred and fifty dollars;

Thirteenth street, Clifton to Euclid (Roanoke) street, pave, five thousand three hundred dollars;

Girard street, between Twelfth street and Brentwood road, northeast, grade, four thousand five hundred dollars;

Massachusetts avenue from Sheridan circle to S street, pave, six thousand nine hundred dollars;

Massachusetts avenue, from S street to Belmont road, grade and improve, five thousand nine hundred dollars;

Florida avenue between P and Q streets northwest, city of Washington, contiguous to Twenty-second street and north of the south line of lot twenty-four, block tbree, of Kalorama Heights addition to the city of Washington, pave, one thousand dollars;

Kalorama road from Columbia road to Nineteenth street extended, pave, one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars;

Rhode Island avenue, east of Brentwood road, grade and improve, provided the land necessary for the opening of this street be dedicated to the District of Columbia without cost, nine thousand five hundred dollars;

Good Hope road (Harrison street extended), grade and improve, three thousand dollars;

Sixteenth street extended, grade, ten thousand dollars;
Bryant street, east of First street west, pave, one thousand dollars;
Gresham (Dearborn place), grade and improve, one thousand five
hundred dollars;

Monroe street (Sheridan avenue), Fourteenth to Seventeenth, grade and improve, five thousand dollars;

Shepherd (Philadelphia) street, Brightwood avenue to Eighth street, and Eighth street, Shepherd (Philadelphia) to Upshur (Richmond), grade and improve, three thousand and fifty dollars;

Lanier place (Lanier street), grade and improve, four thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars;

Clifton street, grade and improve, two thousand dollars;

Monroe street (Lydecker avenue) from Fourteenth street to Holmead place (avenue), and Thirteenth street, Park road (Whitney avenue) to Otis (Lamar) place, grade and improve, six thousand dollars; in all, one hundred and twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars...

For condemnation of land necessary for extending Massachusetts avenue from Wisconsin avenue to Nebraska avenue, and toward grading and improving said part of Massachusetts avenue, twenty-five thousand dollars, the proceedings for condemnation hereunder to be in accordance with the terms and provisions of sections four hundred and ninety-one a to four hundred and ninety-one n, inclusive, of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia as established by Act of Congress approved April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, entitled "An Act to amend an Act entitled 'An Act to establish a code of law

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for the District of Columbia' regulating proceedings for condemnation of land for streets” ..........................................--.

For repairing sustaining wall along canal road, one thousand dollars.

REPAIRS STREETS, AVENUES, AND ALLEYS: For current work of repairs of streets, avenues, and alleys, including resurfacing and repairs to concrete pavements with the same or other not inferior material, three hundred thousand dollars; and this appropriation shall be available for repairing the pavements of street railways when necessary; the amounts thus expended shall be collected from such railroad company as provided by section five of “An Act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia," approved June eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and shall be deposited to the credit of the appropriation for the fiscal year in which they are collected ----------

------ ----::--- ---- ---- - ----::: vnde For replacing and repairing sidewalks and curbs around public reservations and municipal buildings, six thousand dollars .....

REPAIRS COUNTY ROADS: For current work of repairs of county roads and suburban streets, ninety thousand dollars............

BRIDGES: For construction and repairs of bridges, fourteen thousand dollars .... ..-.-............

Highway bridge across Potomac River: For salaries of employees, lighting, power, and miscellaneous supplies, and expenses of every kind necessarily incident to the operation and maintenance of the bridge and approaches, eleven thousand six hundred dollars, and estimates in detail shall be submitted hereunder for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eight, and annually thereafter.......

For completing the construction of the bridge across Rock Creek on the line of Connecticut avenue extended, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars -------

For completion of the bridge across Piney Branch on the line of Sixteenth street extended, thirty thousand dollars....

For reconstruction of the K Street Bridge over Rock Creek, thirtyeight thousand dollars

For continuation of work on the reconstruction of the Anacostia Bridge, two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars ---------...

For purchase or condemnation of an approach to the Anacostia end of the new Anacostia Bridge, and the grading and improving of such approach, and grading and improving the extension of Monroe street to the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River, and for constructing a suitable bridge to carry said extension of Monroe street over the tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, all in accordance with plans approved by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, tifty-four thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and the said Commissioners are authorized to enter into a contract with the said railroad company or other parties for the construction of such bridge and approaches; and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized and directed to acquire, by purchase or condemnation, the land necessary for the extension of Monroe street with a width of sixty feet from Harrison street northward to the Anacostia River and of the south approach to the new Anacostia Bridge, with a width of sixty feet, to connect with said extension of Monroe street by a curve passing over the tracks of the Alexandria branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; and such condemnation proceedings as may be necessary for this purpose shall be conducted under the provisions of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia, and such sums as are necessary to pay the expense of said condemnation proceedings and to pay any damages or excess of damages over benefits that may be allowed to owners of land taken is hereby appropriated: Provided, That such portion of this cost shall be borne by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company as is provided

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in section ten of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for a union rail. road station in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes,' approved February twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and three, and said sum shall be paid by the said company to the Treasurer of the United States, one-half to the credit of the District of Columbia and the other half to the credit of the United States, and the same shall be a valid and subsisting lien against the franchises and property of the said Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, and shall be a legal indebtedness of said company in favor of the District of Columbia, jointly for its use and the use of the United States as aforesaid, and the said lien may be enforced in the name of the District of Columbia by bill in equity brought by the Commissioners of the said District in the supreme court of the said District, or by any other lawful proceeding, against the said Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company: And provided further, That the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company shall pay toward the balance of the cost of the construction of said approaches and bridge over the said tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company the sum of three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, to be collected in the same manner as the cost of laying pavements between the rails and tracks of street railways, as provided for in section five of 'An act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia,' approved June eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and paid into the Treasury, one-half to the credit of the United States and one-half to the credit of the District of Columbia -------...

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$54, 000.00 And the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company is hereby i and indefinite. authorized and directed to construct and operate a double-track street railway along the said south approach and extension of Monroe street provided for herein, to intersect with its existing tracks at Monroe and Harrison streets, said line to be completed and equipped by September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, and within thirty days thereafter the said Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company shall remove its rails from and restore the paving on the portion of its line hereby directed to be abandoned, to wit: Along Harrison or Bridge street, lying west of Monroe street and on the present Anacostia or Navy-Yard Bridge: Provided, That the said Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company shall within sixty days after the completion of its new line herein specified, pave that portion of the approaches to the Anacostia Bridge now being constructed and Monroe street extended lying between lines two feet exterior to the outer rails of its track, said paving to be of such character as the Commissioners of the District of Columbia may determine: And provided further, That when in the judgment of said Commissioners they shall deem it safe and proper to construct over the newly filled approach to said bridge the necessary conduits and appurtenances to operate a street railway by the underground or conduit system, they are hereby authorized and directed to notify said Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company to construct such necessary conduits and appurtenances over so much of its lines between the said new bridge and Franklin street, Anacostia, and upon failure or neglect of said railroad company to complete the work of installing such conduits and appurtenances within six months after the date of such notification said railroad company shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars for each and every day during which it fails or neglects to install such conduits and appurtenances which fine shall be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction at the suit of said Commissioners.

And the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad Company is hereby required to pay a final sum of fifteen thousand dollars toward the cost of construction and the use of the new Anacostia River bridge, in addition to any sum to be paid or expended by said Anacostia and

Potomac River Railroad Company for approaches, and in addition to any sums required to be expended by said railroad under existing law for construction, maintenance and repairs, and the said sum of fifteen thousand dollars is hereby declared a valid and subsisting lien against the franchises and property of said street railroad company, and shall be a legal indebtedness of said company in favor of the District of Columbia jointly for its use and the use of the United States. And the said sum when paid or collected shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, one-half to the credit of the United States and one-half to the credit of the District of Columbia.

[Total amount for Improvements and Repairs, $1,446,100.]

SEWERS.

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For cleaning and repairing sewers and basins, thirty-eight thousand dollars.------.-.--.-.--.-.--.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-..----...---...-

For the employment of mechanics, laborers, and watchmen, and the purchase of coal, oils, waste, and other supplies, thirty-seven thousand two hundred and ninety-five dollars; and estimates in detail shall be submitted hereunder for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eight and annually thereafter....

For main and pipe sewers and receiving basins, forty-four thousand dollars .....................

For suburban sewers, one hundred thousand dollars...............

For purchase or condemnation of rights of way for construction, maintenance, and repair of public sewers, one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary ------ --------...-------....

For completing construction of the sewage-disposal system pumping station, and for machinery therefor, sixty-five thousand dollars.--.

For machine tools and furniture for sewage-pumping station, complete, ten thousand dollars

For continuing construction of the Arizona avenue sewer, including its completion to the river and for its continuation to Tenleytown, with a diameter not exceeding twenty-four inches, and for necessary lateral sewers, fifty thousand dollars. -------

- -----For sewer in valley of Falls Branch, forty-one thousand dollars....

For beginning work on extension of east side intercepting sewer from boundary sewer to Brookland, forty thousand dollars.......-

All balances of former appropriations remaining after the execution of contracts for works of the sewage-disposal system may be applied by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia in the execution of other portions of said sewage-disposal system. [Total amount for Sewers, $426,295.]

STREETS.

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SPRINKLING, SWEEPING, AND CLEANING: For sprinkling, sweeping, and cleaning streets, avenues, alleys, and suburban streets, including rent of storage rooms; maintenance and repairs of stable, purchase, and maintenance of horses; purchase, maintenance, and repair of wagons and harness, and necessary incidental expenses, and work done under existing contracts, as well as hand work done under the immediate direction of the Commissioners without contract: Provided, That whenever it shall appear to the Commissioners that said latter work can not be done under their immediate direction at nineteen cents or less per thousand square yards, in accordance with the specifications under which the same was last advertised for bids, it shall at once be their duty to advertise to let said work under said specifications to the lowest responsible bidder, and if the same can not be procured to be done at a price not exceeding twenty cents per thousand

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