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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review
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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review
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12 feet 1891 Submitted act of August additional adopted Amount appropriated amount available amount covered Amount estimated amount expended Appendix appropriated by act August 11 balance available breakwater Bridge channel charge close commerce completion of existing compliance with requirements construction continued Corps of Engineers covered by existing Creek cubic yards dams depth distance dredging ending June 30 entrance estimated cost examination exclusive of liabilities existing contracts existing project expended during fiscal expended in fiscal expenditures feet at mean feet deep feet wide fiscal year ending funds further harbor acts improvement increased Island jetty Lake liabilities outstanding July locks mean low water Michigan miles mouth navigation necessary obstructions officers operations original outstanding liabilities piers places Point profitably expended proposed reasons removal repairs required for completion requirements of sections resulted river and harbor rock Secretary shoals snags Submitted in compliance survey transmitting United vessels width
Page 434 - That any bridge constructed 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 transmission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States, than the rate per mile paid for their transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to said bridge; and the United States shall have the right of way for postal telegraph purposes...
Page 13 - That where it is made manifest to the Secretary of War that the establishment of harbor lines is essential to the preservation and protection of harbors he may, and is hereby, authorized to cause such lines to be established, beyond which no piers, wharves, bulkheads, or other works shall be extended or deposits made, except under such regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by him...
Page 15 - ... of the channel of any navigable water of the United States, unless the work has been recommended by the Chief of Engineers and authorized by the Secretary of War...
Page 444 - That the structure herein authorized, shall be bniit and plans etoPPn>¥8 located nuder and subject to such regulations for the security of the navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe ; and to secure that object the said company or corporation shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and...
Page 442 - 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...
Page 417 - ... at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or bridges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plan and location of the bridge...
Page 412 - ... and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject ; and until the said plan and location of the bridge are approved by the...
Page 418 - Grounds, at six hundred and sixty dollars each, one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars. For two night-watchmen in Smithsonian Grounds, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars. For one watchman for Judiciary Square, and one for Lincoln Square and adjacent reservations, at six hundred and sixty dollars each, one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.
Page 425 - ... one mile above and one mile below the proposed location, the topography of the banks of the river, the shore-lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the current...
Page 427 - War, on satisfactory proof that a necessity exists therefor, to require the company or persons owning said bridge to cause such aids to the passage of said bridge to be constructed, placed, and maintained at their own cost and expense, in the form of booms, dikes, piers, or other suitable and, proper structures for the guiding of rafts, steam-boats, and other water-craft safely through the passage-way, as shall be specified in his order in that behalf...