Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year ..., Part 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1887
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Page 2682 - An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors and for other purposes...
Page 2674 - That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to repeal or modify any of the provisions of law now existing in reference to the protection of the navigation of rivers, or to exempt this bridge from the operation of the same.
Page 2763 - River, which sum shall be immediately available and shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War in accordance with the plans, specifications, and recommendations of the Mississippi River...
Page 3143 - Rivers; thence east to the place of beginning, is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people...
Page 2591 - There are eighteen offices connected with these lines, the main battery being at this office. The lineman is constantly engaged in the care of the main and local batteries and such necessary repairs and extensions as a system of wires of this kind requires. He is industrious, efficient, and capable, and has won the confidence of all with whom he has come in contact by faithful attention to his duties.
Page 2763 - Provided, however. That the Commission is authorized to repair and build levees if, in their judgment, it should be done as part of their plan to afford ease and safety to the navigation and commerce of the river and to deepen the channel.
Page 2674 - That any bridge authorized to be constructed under this act shall be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe ; and to secure that object the said company...
Page 2661 - ... 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 said rafts, steamboats, and other water-craft safely through said opening as shall be specified in his order in that behalf...
Page 2677 - ... as shall be specified in his order in that behalf; and on failure of the company or persons aforesaid to make and establish such additional structures within a reasonable time, the said Secretary shall proceed to cause the same to be built or made at the expense of the United States, and shall refer the matter without delay to the Attorney-General of the United States, whose duty it shall be to institute, in the name of the United States, proceedings in any circuit or district court of the United...
Page 2688 - ... 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 Secretary of War, the bridge shall not be...