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for improvements now under way or hereafter to be undertaken, to be paid for from the amounts herein appropriated or authorized.

Improving Mississippi River, South Pass channel: A contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be, necessary for the maintenance of said channel, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate fifty thousand dollars, exclusive of the amounts heretofore provided by law.

Improving Osage River, Missouri: Continuing improvement and for maintenance, eighty thousand dollars.

Improving Gasconade River, Missouri: Continuing improvement and for maintenance, fifteen thousand dollars.

Continuing improvement Missouri River at Saint Joseph, Missouri, and protecting work already done, all new work to conform to the established harbor line, fifty thousand dollars, provided the same is required in the interest of navigation: Provided, further, That no work shall be done at Saint Joseph until the public authorities shall contribute toward defraying the expense of said work an additional fifty thousand dollars, making the sum so contributed subject to the order of the Secretary of War in such manner as he may direct, so that the expense of any work done under the provisions of this Act shall be borne equally by the Government and out of the contribution herein provided for.

Improving Missouri River: General improvement by. snagging and maintenance of open channel work, one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, of which amount ninety thousand dollars may be expended between the mouth and Sioux City, Iowa; ten thousand dollars for improvements at Hermann, Missouri, and seventy-five thousand dollars above Sioux City, Iowa.

Improving harbor at San Diego, California: For maintenance, ten thousand dollars.

Improving Wilmington Harbor, California: Continuing improvement, one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for the completion of said project, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, exclusive of the amounts herein and heretofore appropriated.

Împroving harbor at San Luis Obispo, California: Continuing improvement, twenty-five thousand dollars.

Improving harbor at Oakland, California: Continuing improvement in accordance with project numbered three of the report submitted in House Document Numbered Two hundred and sixty-two, Fifty: sixth Congress, second session, with a view to obtaining a channel three hundred feet wide and twenty-five feet deep from San Francisco Bay to Fallon street, one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to prosecute said improvement, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, exclusive of the amounts herein and heretofore appropriated.

Improving Sacramento and Feather rivers, California: The Secretary of War may expend the balance remaining to the credit of the Sacramento and Feather rivers, California, and the Sacramento River below Sacramento, California, for the improvement and maintenance of both of said rivers, including snagging, and for such projects as have been heretofore adopted in the Feather River and in the Sacramento River, both above and below Sacramento, and for the purposes of said improvement and maintenance the Secretary of War may, in

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his discretion, buy or construct from the amount herein made available another snag boat. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to appoint Sacramento: San.

Joaquin, and Feather a board consisting of three engineers of the United States Army (one rivers, etc., Cal. of whom shall have had experience on the Sacramento River and two noworolning over on the Mississippi River) for the purpose of making a general examination of the Sacraniento, San Joaquin, and Feather rivers, California, and their tributaries, and of corrsulting with any engineers, commissioners, or officers who have been appointed by the State of California to determine a method of controlling the overflow of said rivers and their tributaries, with a view of considering what, if anything, the United States can or should do in conjunction with said State to improve the navigation of said rivers and their tributaries, and the probable cost to the United States of such improvement.

Improving San Joaquin River, California: Continuing improvement San Joaquin River, and for maintenance, twenty thousand dollars.

Improving Mokelumne River, California: Continuing improvement Mokelumne River, and for maintenance, two thousand five hundred dollars.

Improving Napa River and Petaluma Creek, California: Contin- „Napa River and Petuing improvement and for maintenance, three thousand dollars.

Improving Tillamook Bay and bar, Oregon: For maintenance, teno thousand dollars.

Improving Coquille River, Oregon: Continuing improvement and Coquille River, for maintenance, fifty-five thousand dollars.

Improving Coos River, Oregon: Such amount as may be necessary Coos River, Oreg. for the maintenance of this improvement is hereby diverted from the moneys now available for the improvement of the entrance to Coos Bay and Harbor, Oregon. Improving upper Columbia and Snake rivers, Oregon: Washington, Columbia and Snake

rivers, Wash. And and Idaho: Continuing improvement and for maintenance, twenty-five Idaho. thousand dollars, which may be expended in completing the improvement and for maintenance of the Snake River between Riparia and Lewiston, and between Lewiston and Pittsburg Landing. Improying Columbia River at the Cascades, Oregon: Continuing the Cascades, Oreg.

Columbia River at improvement, thirty thousand dollars.

Improving Willamette River above Portland and Yamhill River, Willamette River, Oregon: Continuing improvement and for maintenance, fifty thousand dollars. · Improving the lower Willamette and Columbia rivers below Port- lumb

lumbia rivers below land, Oregon: Continuing improvement, one hundred thousand dollars: Portland. Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into by the Sec- Proviso. retary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to prosecute said project, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, exclusive of the amounts herein and heretofore appropriated.

Columbia River, Improving the mouth of Columbia River, Oregon and Washington: Oreg. and Wash." Continuing improvement in accordance with the report submitted by a board of engineers January twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and three, four hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or contracts contracts. may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to prosecute said project, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate three hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of the amounts herein and heretofore appropriated. Improving the Columbia River between the foot of The Dalles Rap. to Centro Faus. more

The Dalles Rapids ids and the head of Celilo Falls, Oregon and Washington: Continuing and Wash. improvement' by means of canals and locks in accordance with the modified project submitted by the Board of Engineers appointed pur

etc., above Portland.

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Chehaliz River.

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suant to the river and harbor Act of June thirteenth, nineteen hundred and two, fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to prosecute said project, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate two hundred and fifty thousand dollars

exclusive of the amounts herein and heretofore appropriated. Grays Harbor, Wash.

Improving Grays Harbor and bar entrance, Washington: For main

tenance, thirty thousand dollars. Inner portion and

Improving Grays Harbor, inner portion, between Aberdeen and the entrance to said harbor, and Chehalis River, Wasbington: Continuing improvement, thirty thousand dollars.

Improving New Whatcom Harbor, Washington: Continuing improvement, thirty-five thousand dollars.

Improving the waterway connecting Puget Sound with Lakes Union Union and Washing- and Washington, Washington: Continuing improvement, one hundred

and twenty-tive thousand dollars: Provided, That this appropriation, together with the unexpended balance to the credit of said improvement, shall be expended in securing by dredging a deeper and wider low-water channel from Shilshole Bay through Salmon Bay to the wharves at Ballard. Nothing herein shall be construed as the adoption of any project for the construction of the waterway connecting

Puget Sound with Lakes Union and Washington. Tacoma Harbor, Improving Tacoma Harbor, Washington: For improvement of the

Puyallup waterway by dredging a channel five hundred feet in width and three thousand six hundred and fifty feet in length from its northern end, and to a depth of twenty-eight feet at extreme low water, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered Five hundred and twenty, Fifty-eighth Congress, second session, forty thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to complete said project, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate two hundred thousand dollars exclusive of the amounts herein appropriated: Provided further, That the United States shall be under no expense for the construction of bulkheads, groins, or filling; and before any portion of this appropriation shall be expended, or any contract let for this improvement, suitable provision shall be made, to be approved by the Secretary of War, that in the prosecution and completion of the work of dredging said channel the cost and charges for the construction of necessary bulkheads and groins, or for necessary filling, will be furnished upon the demand ui the United States engineer in charge, and the design and location of said bulkheads and groins shall be subject to his supervision; and all

necessary filling shall be made in accordance with the plans and specifiExpenditures. cations furnished by said engineer: And provided further, That no

expenditure shall be made under this appropriation unless provision satisfactory to the Secretary of War is made for the permanent maintenance of said project, when completed, without expense to the United

States. Gauging waters.

For gauging waters of Columbia River and measuring tidal and

river volumes, one thousand dollars. Youth of Willamette to Vancouver, Wash,

Improving the Columbia River between the mouth of the Willamette River and the city of Vancouver, Washington: Continuing improvement in accordance with the project approved and recommended by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, contained in House Document Numbered Fifty-six, Fifty-eighth Congress,

second session, thirty thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or Contracts.

contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to prosecute said project, to be

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paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not
to exceed in the aggregate thirty thousand dollars, exclusive of the
amounts herein and beretofore appropriated: Provided further. That Modifications.
such modifications may be made as conditions existing at the time the
work is begun indicate to be advisable: And provided further, That

Maximum cost. such modifications shall not cause the total cost of the work to exceed sixty thousand dollars. Improving Cowlitz and Lewis rivers, including the North Fork of Cowlitz and Lewis

rivers, etc., Wash. the Lewis River, Washington: Continuing improvement and for maintenance, ten thousand dollars.

Improving Puget Sound and its tributary waters, Washington: Con- Puget Sound, etc., tinuing improvement and for maintenance, twenty thousand dollars, of which amount so much as may be necessary may be expended in the removal of Star Rock, Bellingham Bay, and of rock obstructions at the entrance of Roche Harbor

Improving Swinomish Slough, Washington: Continuing improve- Swinomish Slough, ment, five thousand dollars.“ Improving the Okanogan and Pend Oreille rivers, Washington: For Okanogan and Pend

Oreille rivers, Wash. maintenance of the Okanogan River and for continuing improvement and maintenance of the Pend Oreille River, fifteen thousand dollars.

Snohomish River at Stretchs riffle, Washington: Completing im- Snohomishkiver, provement in accordance with the approved project contained in House Document Numbered One hundred and sixty-three, Fifty-eighth Congress, second session, six thousand five hundred dollars. There is hereby granted to the Nome Improvement Company, a cor- Snake River, Alaska.

Nome Improvement poration organized under the laws of the State of Washington, the company granted right to dredge Snake River, which enters Bering Sea at or near Nome, right to dredge. Alaska, for a distance of not exceeding five thousand feet from the mouth thereof, and to extend such channel seaward not bevond a point where the water is twelve feet deep, and to construct jetties on both sides of the channel so dredged, and bulkheads at the outer end thereof, in accordance with plans to be approved by the Secretary of War, with a view to making said Snake River available for harbor purposes for vessels drawing not less than six feet of water, and providing an entrance thereto.

Upon the completion of the dredging of said Snake River and the Toll. construction of the bulkheads and jetties, so as to form a channel from the ocean into Snake River not less than fifty feet wide and six feet deep at mean low tide, the said Nome Improvement Company shall have the right, during the time it may maintain the channel aforesaid, to collect as toll on freight and passengers entering or leaving the mouth of the jetties so.constructed, as follows: On all freight carried Schedule. in or out, one dollar per ton; passengers, twenty-five cents each; horses and cattle, one dollar per head; hogs and sheep, twenty-five cents each: Provided, however, Tbat these rates of toll and any wharfage rates Provisos.

Revision, etc. charged or imposed by the said company may be revised, modified, or changed by the Secretary of War whenever he becomes satisfied that the same are unreasonable or oppressive: Provided further, That all Indians and Eskinative Indians and Eskimos shall have the right of free ingress and Right of ingress, etc. egress through said channel and jetties to and from Snake River with their boats, provisions, and personal effects.

The said improvement company shall have the right to occupy and Reclaimed land... use land by it reclaimed on each side of its said jetties and channels constructed by it where such land is not at the time of approval of this act legally held or owned by any person, company, or corporation: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting Proviso8.

Title to tide lands. the rights of any State which may be hereafter organized from said Territory of Alaska to assert title to tide lands: Provided further, That the United States may, upon notice to said company of not less Right of possession, than one year, take possession of and acquire full title to all such har-etc.

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bor or channel improvements constructed and rights in land reclaimed

by said Nome Improvement Company under authority hereof, upon Commencement of payment to said company of the reasonable value thereof, excluding improvements. the value of the franchise: Provided further, That the work of improve

ment herein described shall be begun within one year from the date of Failure to maintain approval of this Act: Provided further, That if after the lapse of two channel depth.

years from date of approval of this Act the said improvement company shall, at any time during the season of navigation, permit any portion of said channel between the jetties, including that partion of the river improved by it, for three consecutive months to be of less depth than six feet at mean low tide, for a full width of fifty feet, then all rights of said company as herein determined shall cease, and the harbor improvements constructed, including bulkheads, jetties, and rights

in reclaimed lands, shall become the property of the United States withRestriction. out recompense to the company: Provided further, That no exclusive

privileges to dredge in Snake River as an incident to mining are herein conferred; and the said improvement company shall assume all liability

for damages that may arise as the result of work undertaken by it under Prior rights not af- the authority of this Act: Provided further, That this Act shall not be

held to authorize the infringement or impairment of the legal rights of Free to vessels in any person, company, or corporation: And provided further, That said stress of weather.

harbor, when duly constructed, shall, under uniform regulations to be adopted by said company, and approved by the Secretary of War, be free to such vessels as may be able to enter the same as a harbor of refuge in stress of weather.

Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal any of the

provisions of this Act in so far as it relates to this franchise. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Improving harbor at Honolulu, Hawaii: In accordance with the report and surveys made by the land department of the government

of the Sandwich Islands prior to annexation and the further report of Proviso.

Lieutenant Slattery, two hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That a contract or contracts may be entered into for such materials and work as may be necessary to prosecute said work, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate two hundred thousand dollars in excess of the amount herein appropriated. The amounts herein appropriated and authorized may be expended upon sections one, two, and three, it being the intention to provide first for the completion of section one, and the Secretary of War is authorized and directed to cause a resurvey of said harbor to

be made. Emergencies appro- For emergencies: To provide for the restoration of channels, or

river and harbor improvements heretofore established or made by the Government, or herein provided for, where by reason of emergency occurring after the passage of this Act the usual depth of such cbannels or customary use of such improvement can not be maintained and there is no sufficient fund available for such restoration, three hundred

thousand dollars. The amount herein provided shall be allotted by Provisos.

the Secretary of War: Provided, That in no case shall such allotment Allotments.

be made unless recommended by the local engineer having such chan

nel or improvement in charge, and by the Chief of Engineers, respecMaximum allot- tively: Provided further, That for no single channel or improvement

shall a sum greater than ten thousand dollars be allotted. Tidal water depth. The depth of water in tidal waters whenever referred to in this Act.

shall be understood to mean the depth at mean low water unless other

wise expressed. Use of appropria. Appropriations made for the respective works herein named, or so

much thereof as may necessary, may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be used for maintenance and for the repair and restoration of said works whenever from any cause they have become seriously impaired as well as for the further improvement of said works.

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