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The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

LIGHTHOUSE RESERVATION IN CHICAGO

The bill (S. 4309) to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to. dispose of a certain lighthouse reservation and to acquire certain land for lighthouse purposes, was considered as in Committee of the Whole. The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with amendments. The first amendment was in section 2, page 4, line 2, after the word "pier," to strike out "at" and insert "for," so as to make the section read:

Sec. 2. The said conveyance of the aforesaid property to be given iu exchange for and dependent upon the city of Chicago conveying to the United States of America the fee simple title, as evidenced by a quitclaim deed and abstracts acceptable to the Attorney General of the United States, to the following tract of land, described by metes and bounds as follows:

Beginning at the point of Intersection of the west side of the dock on the cast side of the Ogden Slip with the north line of the tract of land conveyed by the city of Chicago to the United States of America by deed dated August 10, 1020, and recorded December 8, 1921, as document 7347325 in book 1C8DO, page 532; running thence east on the north line of said tract a distance of 80 feet; thence north at right angles to the north line of said tract 217 feet; thence west on a line parallel to and 217 feet north of the north line of said tract 100 feet, more or less, to the west side of said dock on the east side of the Ogden Slip; thence south and southeasterly on the west side of eaid dock to the place of beginning, the said tract of land conveyed by the city of Chicago to the United States of America, being described as follows: A parcel of land adjacent to the north Government pier, and bounded on the east by Lake Michigan, approximately 500 feet long in an easterly and westerly direction and 100 feet wide, described as commencing at the junction of the north side of the United States Government pier (running east from the Ogden Slip) with the east side of the north and south municipal pier for place of beginning, siiid place of beginning being 700 feet, more or less, south measured at right angles from a point In north line of East Illinois Street extended 1,500 feet, more or less, east of the east line of Peshtigo Court; thence northerly along the said north and south pier 108 feet; thence westerly at an angle from the south to west of 91 degrees, a distance of 500 feet, more or less, to the west side of the dock on east side of the Ogden Slip; thence southerly at an angle from east to1 south 74 degrees 30 minutes along the concrete dock 103 feet, more or less, to the United States Government pier; thence easterly at an angle from north to east 100 degrees -10 minutes along the United States Government pier for a distance of -180 feet, more or less, to place of beginning.

The amendment was agreed to.

The next amendment was, on page 4, after line 4, to Insert a new section, as follows:

Sec. 3. That In the exchange herein provided the city of Chicago shall provide suitable access or right of way to the property to be conveyed to the United States.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the uuieiidmeiits were concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

BILLS PASSED OVEB

The bill (H. R. 4926) for the relief of the Pocahontas Fuel Co. (Inc.) was announced as next in order.

Mr. ROBINSON of Arkansas. I ask that that bill go over.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The bill will be passed over.

The bill (S. 4370) for the relief of Harry M. King was announced as next in order.

Mr. KING. I ask that that bill go over.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The bill will be passed over.

H AVERT 8. SEALY AND PORTEUS R. BURKE

The bill (H. H. 3470) granting relief to Havert S. Scaly and Porteus R. Burke was announced as next in order.

Mr. ROBINSON of Arkansas. I ask that thnt go over.

Mr. BROl'SSARD. Will the Senator be good enough to withhold the objection for a moment?

Mr. ROBINSON of Arkansas. I withhold it.

Mr. BROUSSARD. I should like to make a brief explanation of this bill. When the flood in the Mississippi reached my section of the State there hapimned to be threatened a United States experimental station which was located in that vicinity. The manager of the station used the property belonging to the claimants in this bill which was across the river from the experimental station. When the waters rose he moved one of his employees into the home of the claimants under this bill. The employee erected a stove in the psintry of the house, over the protest of the caretaker. As the result of putting up the stove

with an improper connection, and, despite the protest of the caretaker, the house, which was a two-story brick structure, was destroyed by fire. The claimants got a favorable report from the management of this farm, from the Secretary of Agriculture, and from the committee.

Mr. ROBINSON of Arkansas. I withdraw my objection.

Mr. BROUSSARD. They asked for $35,000. The House reduced the amount to .$10,000. I should like to see the bill passed for this amount.

The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill, which had been reported from the Committee on Claims with an amendment, on page 1, line 6, after the word "New," to strike out "I hernia" and insert "Iberia," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That the Secretary of the Treasury be. and lie is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $10,000, to Havvrt 8. Sealy and Porteus R. Burke, of New Iberia, La., in full compensation against the Government for destruction by "tire of a residence on the Rosedale I'lantntion. situated in the Parish of Iberia, La., on the 1st day of June, 1!I27, due to the fault and negligence of an agent of the Department of Agriculture.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The amendment was ordered to be engrossed and the bill to be read a third time.

The bill was read the third time and passed.

BILL AND RESOLUTIONS PASSES OVER

The bill (H. R. 1C16) for the relief of Carl C. Back was announced as next in order.

Mr. ROBINSON of Arkansas. Let that go over.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The bill will be passed over.

The resolution (S. Res. 113) favoring a restriction of loans by Federal reserve banks for speculative purposes was announced as next in order.

Several Senators. Let that go over.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The resolution will be passed over.

The resolution (S. Res. 150) to investigate the affairs and management of the Federal Land and Intel-mediate Credit Bank of Columbia, S. C., was announced as next in order.

Mr. NORBECK. Mr. President, in view of the fact that the author of this resolution is absent I suggest that it go over.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The resolution will be passed over.

DBT VALLEY ROAD, GEORGIA

The bill (S. 3881) to provide for the paving of the Government road, known as the Dry Valley Road, commencing where said road leaves the La Fayette Road, in the city of Rossvillp, Ga., and extending to Chickainauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, constituting an approach road to said park, was considered as iu Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be « enacted, etc., That the Secretary of War Is authorized to Improve und pave the Government road, known as the Dry Valley Road, commencing where said road leaves the La Fayette Road, in the city of Rosaville, Ga., and extending to Chlckamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in the length of approximately 4 miles, for which an appropriation of not to exceed $60,000 is hereby authorized out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated: Propided, That should the State of Georgia or any county or municipality or legal subdivision thereof, or any State or county or municipal highway commission, or equivalent public authority desire thnt the poaltion of MM road be in such manner as would involve an expenditure of more than $60,000, the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to expend such sum as may be contributed by said local interests concurrently with the appropriation herein authorized in the improvement and pavement of said road: Provided further, That should the State of Georgia or any county or municipality or legal subdivision thereof, or any State or county or municipal highway commission, or equivalent public authority desire that the position of said road be changed in any particular from the present Government-owned right of way, and should such local interests acquire title to the land necessary to effect such changes, the Secretary of War may expend the funds herein authorized for the improvement and pavement of such road as changed: And prorWtv/ further, Tnat no part of this appropriation shall be expended until the State of Georgia, or the counties or municipalities thereof concerned, h:\ve obligated themselves in writing to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War that they will accept title to the present Government-owned road known as the Dry Valley Road and will maintain said road as bniit under the provisions of the act approved March 8, 1925 (43 Slat. I/. 1104), Immediately upon the completion of such improvements as may be made under this appropriation.

Mr. HARRIS. Mr. President, this bill is somewhat similar to the other bill that I referred to to-night. The War Department lias been trying to get rid of these Government roads on account of tin* great expense of their upkeep. This bill will turn the roud over to the State of Georgia, and after that the State will have to bear all the expense of maintaining it. The bill is recommended by the War Department, and has the unanimous report of the committee.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

FRANK HARTMAPT

The bill (H. R.'G509) for the relief of Frank Hartman was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. Mr. President, if the Senate will look at the bill I think they will agree that the second section is not necessary. The first is a direction to pay and the second is an authorization. Certainly there is no sense in passing both.

Mr. DILIi. Mr. President, I aui perfectly willing to strike out one of the provisions.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania. I do not mean to ask that the bill go over. It seems to be a perfectly proper claim: but in order to make it proper legislation I move that section 2 be stricken out.

Mr. DILL. I have no objection to that.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The question is on the amendment offered by the Senator from Pennsylvania.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The amendment was ordered to be engrossed, and the bill to lie read a third time.

The bill was read the third time, and passed.

Mr. REED of Pennsylvania subsequently said: Mr. President, when House bill CfillO was up, I objected to section 2 of the bill. In order to avoid any possible doubt, I move a reconsideration of the vote by which the hill was passed, and move to amend by inserting in line 4, after the word "pay," the words "out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated."

Mr. DILL. I am glad the Senator returned to that bill. I had just come over to this side of the Chamber for the purpose of taking up that subject with him.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Without objection, the vote whereby the hill was passed will be reconsidered. The question Is on the amendment i.ffered by the Senator from Pennsylvania.

The iimendment was agreed to.

The tuuendinents were ordered to be engrossed and the bill to be read a third time.

The bill was read the third time, and passed.

SIOUX BENEFITS

The bill (H. R. 9046) to continue the allowance of Sioux benefits was considered as In Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

YANKTON SIOUX TRIBE OK INDIANS

The bill (S. 2792) reinvesting title to certain lands in the Yanktou Sioux Tribe of Indians was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That nil claim, right, title, and interest In nnd to certain lands on the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation In the State of South Dakota, now reserved for agency, schools, and other purposes (embracing 1,000 acres, more or lessi pursuant to the act of Congress dated August 15, 1894 (28 Stat. p. 286). be, nnd is hereby, reinvested in the Ynnkton Sioux Tribe of Indian!* subject to the continued use of such lands for agency, schools, nnd other purposes, until they are no longer required for such purposes: Froridtd. howrcer, That this act shall not be construed to make any such land available for allotment purposes.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

Mr. KING subsequently said: Mr. President, may I have the attention of the Senator from South Dakota [Mr. Mcmaster]? The bill which we passed a moment ago calls for the reinvestment—whatever that means—of the title to certain lands in the Yankton Sioux Tribe of Indians.

Mr. McMASTER. Yes.

Mr. KING. My attention has recently been called by a number of Indians who have visited my office to the fact that in many instances lands, the title to which was vested in them, have been sold for taxes, and they have suffered great disadvantages by the policy which the Government has pursued. I was wondn'ing whether this bill would subject these lands to any inconvenience or any iucumbrance or any menace uot now existing.

Mr. McMASTER. Mr. President, the statements made by the Senator from Utah are correct in regard to certain Indian lands; but this particular bill does not apply to that class of lands. This bill applies to a certain 1,000-acre tract the title to which is now in the Government of the United States. When this land was ordered placed on the homestead file the Indians were supposed to receive $3.75 an acre, which they did receive; but the Government made $165,000 profit, and retained these 1.000 acres for Government buildings.. This is simply to reinvest this land, to give the title back to the Indians, not for allotment hut for reservation purposes, buildings, and so forth.

PINE RIDGE SIOUX INDIANS OF SOUTH DAKOTA

The bill (S. 4231) to authorize a per capita payment to the Pine Ridge Sioux Indians of South Dakota was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Indian I Affairs with an amendment, on page 1, line 8, to strike out "may be prescribed" and insert "he may prescribe "; so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc.. That the Secretary of the Interior be, nnd he Is hereby, authorized to withdraw from funds on deposit In the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Pine Illdge Sioux Indians of South Dnkotn, a sum sufficient to make n $10 per capita payment to said Indians, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

LAGRANGE GROCERY CO.

The bill (H. R. 7895) for the relief of the Lagrange Grocery 'Co. was considered as In Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, \ ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

WEST POINT WHOLESALE GROCERY CO.

The bill (H. R. 78!)7) to ratify the action of a local board of sales control in resiwct of contracts between the United States and the West Point Wholesale Grocery Co., of West Point. Ga., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

LAGRANOE GROCERY CO.

The bill (H. R. 7898) to ratify the action of a local board of sales control in respect of contracts between the United States and the Lagrange Grocery Co.. of Lagrange, Ga., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

B. H. JENNINGS AND OTHERS

The bill (H. R. 9620) for the relief of E, H. Jennings. F. L. Johauns, and Henry Blank, officers and employees of the post office at Charleston, S. C., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Seriate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

.1ESSE W. BOISSEAU

The bill (H. R. 5930) for the relief of Jesse W. Boisseau was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

PRIZE FIGHTING AND AMATKUR BOXING IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The bill (S. 4085) to prevent professional prize fighting and to authorize amateur boxing in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That whoever shall in the District of Columbia voluntarily engage In a pugilistic encounter shall be Imprisoned for not more than five years. By the term "pugilistic encounter," ss herein used, is meant any voluntary fight by blows by means of fists or otherwise, whether with or without gloves, between two or more men, for money or anything of value, except n suitably inscribed wreath, diploma, banner, badge, medal, or timepiece, not exceeding the value

'. of $30, or upon the result of which any money or anything of value is bet or wugcred, or to see which an admission fee of more than $2 is directly or indirectly charged.

S»c. 2. (a) There is hereby created for the District of Columbia a boxing commission to be composed of three ini'ioberH appointed by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. No person shall be eligible for appointment to membership on the commission unless such person

I at the time of appointment is and for at least three years prior thereto has been n resident of the District of Columbia. The terms of office of the members o£ the commission first taking office after the approval of this act shall expire at the end of two years from the date of the approval of this act. A successor to a member of the commission shall be appointed in the same manner as the original members and shall have a term of office expiring two years from the date of the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed; except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed, shall be appointed for the remainder of euch term. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall furnish to the boxing commission such office space and clerical and other assistance as may be necessary.

(b) Subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, the commission shall have power (1) to cooperate with organizations engaged in the promotion and control of amateur boxing, (2) to supervise and regulate amateur boxing within the District of Columbia, and (3) to make such orders, rules, and regulations as the commission deems necessary for carrying out the powers herein conferred upon it.

(c) No person shall hold a boxing exhibition in the District of Columbia without a permit from the commission, but the commission shall not issue any such permit except to a club, university, college, school, or other organization or Institution which the commission finds Is interested In the promotion of amateur athletics. Each such permit shall be limited to n period of one day, except that In case of any Interscholastlc boxing meet or similar contest a permit may be used for the duration of such meet or contest. No such permit shall be Issued to any person unless such person agrees to accord to the commission the right to examine the books of accounts and other records of such person relating to the boxing exhibition for which such permit Is issued, and such permit shall so state on its face. A permit may be revoked at any time in the discretion of the commission.

(d) No Individual shall engage in any boxing exhibition In the District of Columbia without a license from' the commission. Such license shall entitle the licensee to engage in amateur boxing exhibitions in the District of Columbia for the period specified therein, but the commission shall not issue any such license to any Individual If the commission finds that such Individual has at any time or place engaged in any professional prize flght or In any boxing exhibition for which he received money ns compensation or reward, and the commission shall revoke any such license If at any time, after notice and hearing, it makes such finding in respect of the licensee, and may revoke any such license at any time for violation by the licensee of any order, rule, or regulation of the commission, or for other cause.

(e) Any permit or license Issued by the board shall not be valid for the purpose of holding or engaging in, respectively, any boxing exhibition which does not conform to the following conditions: (1) Such exhibition may consist of one or more bouts, but no such bout shall continue for more than four rounds; (2) no round shall exceed two minutes: (3) there shall be an interval of one minute between each round and the succeeding round; and (4) each contestant shall uie gloves of not less than 8 ounces each in weight.

(f) The commission may charge for permits and for licenses such fees as will, in Its opinion, defray the cost of issuance thereof and other necessary expenses of the commission.

(g) Any person who (1) holds any boxing exhibition in the District ot Columbia without a permit valid and effective at the time, or (2) engages in any boxing exhibition in the District of Columbia without a license valid and effective at the time, or (3) violates any lawful order, rule, or regulation of the commission shall, upon conviction thereof, bo fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(h) The term "person," as used In this act Includes Individuals, partnerships, corporations, and associations.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

RESOLUTION PASSED OVER

The resolution (S. Res. 213) to Investigate certain circumstances connected with the matter of additional tax assessments upon Hon. James Couzens was announced as next in order.

Mr. METCALF. Let that go over.

The VICE 1'RESIUENT. The resolution will be passed over.

B. WILSON SELBY

The bill (S. 1364) for the relief of R. Wilson Selby was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Claims with an amendment, to strike out all after the enacting clause and to insert:

That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to redeem in favor of R. Wilson Selby, of Middlcburg, Va., one United States coupon note in the denomination of $100 of the Victory Liberty loan 4<Ji per cent notes of 1922-1023, with interest

at the rate of 4% per cent per annum, from June 15, 1920, to ilay 20, 1923, the said note, together with coupons due December 15, 1920, to May 20, 1923, inclusive, having been destroyed by fire, charred tugments of which have been presented to the Treasury Department: Provided, That the said note shall not have been previously presented or ascertained to be in existence and that no payment shall be made hereunder for any coupons which shall have been previously presented and paid: And provided further, That the said E. Wilson Selby shall file in the Treasury Department a bond In the penal sura of double the amount of the principal of said note and the unpaid Interest which had accrued when the principal became due and payable in such form and with such surety or sureties ns may be acceptable to the Secretary of the Treasury, with condition to indemnify and save harmless tie United States from any loss on account of the note or the coupons thereof hereinbefore described.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

MISSOURI RTVEB BRIDGE, KANSAS CITY, KANS.

The bill (S. 4345) authorizing the Interstate Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Missouri River at or near Kansas City, Kans., was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That In order to facilitate interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and provide for military and other purposes, the Interstate Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Missouri River, at a point suitable to the Interests of navigation, at or near Kansas City, Kaiw., in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1908, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sec. 2. There Is hereby conferred upon the Interstate Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, nil such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of such bridge and Its approaches as are possessed by railroad corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State in which such real estate or other property is situated, upon making Just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of such State, and the proceedings therefor shall be the same ns in the condemnation or expropriation of proi>crty for public purposes in such State.

Sic. 3. The said Interstate Bridge Co., Its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to fix and charge tolls for transit over such brill**, and the rates of toll so fixed shall be the legal rates until changed liy the Secretary of War under the authority contained in the act of March 23, 1900.

Sbc. 4. After the completion of such bridge, as determined by tl" Secretary of War, either the State of Kansas, the State of Missouri, »»!f public agency or political subdivision of either of such States within or adjoining which any part of such bridge Is located, or any two or more of them jointly, may at any time acquire and take over all ris1"' title, and interest in such bridge and Its approaches, and any i"*"" est In real property necessary therefor, by purchase or by condemnation or expropriation, In accordance with the laws of either of &*& States governing the acquisition of private property for public P"r~ poses by condemnation or expropriation. If at any time after the expiration of 20 years after the completion of such bridge the came is acquired by condemnation or expropriation, the amount of dnntafT8 °r compensation to be nllovred shall not Include good will, going \&.loe, or prospective revenues or profits, but shall be limited to the sum of (" the actual cost of constructing such bridge and Its approaches, less" reasonable deduction for actual depreciation in value; (2) thp cost of acquiring such Interests in real property; (3) actual fl and promotion costs, not to exceed 10 per cent of the sum of t W ws of constructing the bridge and its approaches and acquiring suc'1 interests In real property; and (4) actual expenditures for ne-Ws"r' improvement*.

Sec. 5. If such bridge shall at any time be taken over or acquired W the States or public agencies or political subdivisions thereof, or W either of then*, as provided in section 4 of this act, and If tolls are thereafter charged for the use thereof, the rates of toll shall be >° adjusted ns to provide n fund sufficient to pay for the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and its appro***** under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund 8ufflc'en to amortize the amount paid therefor, Including reasonable Interest an financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but wl"1"1 a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of acquiring the *»»"• After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have bee" "° provided, sucli bridge shall thereafter bo maintained and operated >' of tolls, or the rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to P*8" vide a fund of not to exceed the amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the bridge and its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the amount paid for acquiring the bridge and its approaches, the actual expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, and of the daily tolls collected shall be kept and shall be available for the information of all persons interested.

SEC. 6. The Interstate Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, shall within 90 days after the completion of such bridge file with the Secretary of War and with the highway departments of the States of Kansas and Missouri, a sworn itemized statement showing the actual original cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches, the actual cost of acquiring any interest in real property necessary therefor, and the actual financing and promotion costs. The Secretary of War may, and upon request of the highway department of either of such States shall, at any time within three years after the completion of such bridge, investigate such costs and determine the accuracy and the reasonableness of the costs alleged in the statement of costs so filed, and shall make a finding of the actual and reasonable costs of constructing, financing, and promoting such bridge; for the purpose of such investigation the said Interstate Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, shall make available all of its records in connection with the construction, financing, and promotion thereof. The findings of the Secretary of War as to the reasonable costs of the construction, financing, and promotion of the bridge shall be conclusive for the purposes mentioned in section 4 of this act, subject only to review in a court of equity for fraud or gross mistake.

SEC. 7. The right to sell, assign. transfer, and mortgage all the rights, powers, and privileges conferred by this act is hereby granted to the Interstate Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, and any corporation to which or any person to whom such rights, powers, and privileges may be sold, assigned, or transferred, or who shall acquire the same by mortgage foreclosure or otherwise, is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the same as fully as though conferred herein directly upon such corporation or person.

SEC. 8. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed. white River BRIDGE NEAR clakeNDoN, ARK.

The bill (S. 4344) granting the consent of Congress to the State Highway Commission of Arkansas to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across White River near Clarendon, Ark., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with amendments, on page 1, line 7, after the word “Arkansas,” to strike out “within five miles of the ferry on the highway between Clarendon and Stuttgart in the county of Monroe, in the State of Arkansas"; and on page 3, after line 2, to insert:

Sec. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

So as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the State Highway Commission of Arkansas to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the White River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Clarendon, Ark., in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled “An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters,” approved March 23, 1906.

SEc. 2. If tolls are charged for the use of such bridge, the rates of toll shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient (1) to pay the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and its approaches; (2) the interest on borrowed money necessarily required and financing charges necessarily incurred in connection with the construction of the bridge and its approaches; and (3) to provide a sinking fund sufficient to retire the bonds issued and sold in connection with such original construction. All revenue received from the bridge shall be applied to the foregoing purposes, and no bonds issued in connection with the construction of the bridge and its approaches shall be made to mature later than 25 years after the date of issue thereof.

After a fund sufficient to retire such bonds in accordance with their provisions shall have been so provided the bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated as a free highway bridge upon which no tolls shall be charged. An accurate and itemized record of the original cost of the bridge and its approaches, the expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, the interest charges paid, and the tolls charged and the daily revenues received from the bridge shall be kept by the State Highway Commission of Arkansas, and shall be available at all reasonable times for the information of all persons interested.

Sec. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

The amendments were agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendments were concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

The title was amended so as to read: “A bill granting the consent of Congress to the State Highway Commission of Arkansas to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across white River at or near Clarendon, Ark.”

KANAWHA RIVER BRIDGE

The bill (S. 4353) authorizing Huntington Clarksburg Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and Operate a bridge across the Kanawha River at or near Winfield, Putnam County, W. Va., was considered as in committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment, on page 1, line 8, before the word "KanaWha,” to strike out “Great,” so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That in order to promote interstate commerce, improve the Postal Service, and provide for military and other purposes, the Huntington Clarksburg Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Kanawha River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation at or near Winfield, W. Va., in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled “An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters,” approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act. Sec. 2. After the completion of such bridge, as determined by the Secretary of War, either the State of West Virginia, any political subdivision thereof within or adjoining which any part of such bridge is located, or any two or more of them jointly, may at any time acquire and take over all right, title, and interest in such bridge and its approaches, and any interest in real property necessary therefor, by purchase or condemnation or expropriation, in accordance with the laws of such State governing the acquisition of private property for public purposes by condemnation or expropriation. If at any time after the expiration of 20 years after the completion of such bridge the same is acquired by condemnation or expropriation, the amount of damages or compensation to be allowed shall not include good will, going value, or prospective revenues or profits, but shall be limited to the sum of (1) the actual cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches, less a reasonable deduction for actual depreciation in value; (2) the actual cost of acquiring such interests in real property; (3) actual financing and promotion cost, not to exceed 10 per cent of the sum of the cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches and acquiring such interests in real property; and (4) actual expenditures for necessary improvements. Sec. 3. If such bridge shall at any time be taken over or acquired by the State of West Virginia, or by any municipality or other political subdivision or public agency thereof, under the provisions of section 2 of this act, and if tolls are thereafter charged for the use thereof, the rates of toll shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay for the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and its approaches under economical management and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the amount paid therefor, including reasonable interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of acquiring the same. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or the rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exceed the amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the bridge and its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the amount paid for acquiring the bridge and its approaches, the actual expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, and of the daily tolls collected, shall be kept and shall be available for the information of all persons interested. Src. 4. The Huntington Clarksburg Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, shall, within 90 days after the completion of such bridge, file. with the Secretary of War and with the highway department of the State of West Virginia a sworn itemized statement showing the actual original cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches, the actual cost of acquiring any interest in real property necessary therefor, and the actual financing and promotion costs. The Secretary of War may, and at the request of the highway department of the State of West Virginia shall, at any time within three years after the completion of such bridge, investigate such costs and determine the accuracy and the reasonableness of the costs alleged in the statement of costs so. filed, and shall make a finding of the actual and reasonable costs of constructing, financing, and promoting such bridge; for the purpose of such investigation the said Huntington Clarksburg Bridge Co., its. successors and assigns, shall make available all of its records in connection with the construction, financing, and promotion thereof. The findings of the Secretary of War as to the reasonable costs of the construction, financing, and promotion of the bridge shall be conclusive

for the purposes mentioned In section 2 of this net, subject only to review In a court of equity for fraud or grogs mistake.

Sec. 5. The right to cell, assign, transfer, and mortgage all the rights, powers, and privileges conferred by this act Is hereby granted to Huutiugton Clarksburg Bridge Co., Its successors and assigns; and any corporation to which or any person to whom such rights, powers, and privileges may be sold, assigned, or transferred, or who shall acquire the same by mortgage foreclosure or otherwise Is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the same ns fully as though conferred herein directly upon such corporation or person.

Skc. 6. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act Is hereby expressly reserved.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

The title was amended so as to read: "A bill authorizing Huntington Clarksburg Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Kanawha River at or near Winfield, Putnam County, W. Va."

DES MOINE8 RIVER BRIDGE, CKOTON, IOWA

The bill (S. 4357) authorizing Henry Horsey, Winfleld Scott, A. L. Ballegoin, and Frank Schee, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct and operate a bridge across the Des Moines River at or near Croton, Iowa, was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee on Commerce with an amendment, on page 2, line 14, after the word "compensation," to strike out " theefor" and insert " therefor," so as to make the bill read:

Be ft enacted, etc., That in order to facilitate interstate commerce, Improve the postal service, and provide for military and other purposes, Henry Horsey, Winfleld Scott, A. I.,. Ballogoln, and Frank Schec, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, be, and arc hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Des Moines Btver, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Croton, Iowa, in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 2.'?, 1906, and subject to tbe condition and limitations contained in this act.

Sec. 2. There Is hereby conferred upon Henry Horsey, Winfield Scott, A. L. Ballegoin, and Frank Schec, their heirs, legal representalies, and assigns, all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of such bridge and its approaches as are possessed by railroad corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State In which such real estate or other property Is situated, upon making Just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of such State, and the proceedings therefor shall be the same as in the condemnation or expropriation of property for public purposes in such State.

Sec. 3. Tbe said Henry Horsey, Winfleld Scott, A. I,. Ballegoin, and Henry Scln-e, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, are hereby authorized to fix and charge tolls for transit over such bridge, and the rates of toll Bo fixed Kholl be the legal rates until changed by the Secretary of War under the authority contained In the Act of March 23, 1006.

Sec. 4. After the completion of such bridge, as determined by the Secretary of War, either the State of Iowa, the State of Missouri, any public agency or political subdivision of cither of such States within or adjoining which any part of such bridge is located, or any two or more of them jointly, may at any time acquire and take over all right, title, and interest in such bridge and its approaches, and any interest in real property necessary therefor, by purchase or by condemnation or expropriation, in accordance with the laws of either of such States govcrnlng the acquisition of private property for public purposes by condemnation or expropriation. If at any time after the expiration of 10 years after tbe completion of such bridge the same is acquired by condemnation or expropriation, the amount of damages or compensation to be allowed shall not include good will, going value, or prospective revenues or profits, but shall be limited to the sum of (1) the- actual cost of constructing such bridge and its approaches, less a reasonable deduction for actual depreciation In value; (2) the actual cost of acquiring such Interests in real property; (3) actual financing and promotion costs, not to exceed 10 per cent of the sum of tbe cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches and acquiring such Interests in real property; and (4) actual expenditures for necessary improvements.

Skc. 5. If such bridge shall at any time be taUen over or acquired by the States or public agencies or political subdivisions thereof, or by either of them, ns provided Id section 4 of this act, and If tolls are thereafter charged for the use thereof, the rates of toll shall be so

adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay for tbe reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and Its approaches under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the amount paid therefor, including reasonable Interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 10 years from the date of acquiring the same. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or the rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exceed the amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the bridge and Its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the amount paid for acquiring the bridge and Its approaches, the actual expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, and of the dally tolls collected, shall be kept and shall be available for the information of all persons interested.

Skc. 0. The said Henry Horsey, Wtnfleld Scott, A. L. Ballegolu, and Frank Schee, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, shall witliin 90 days after the completion of such bridge file with the Secretary of War and with the highway departmenta of the States of Iowa and Missouri a sworn Itemized statement showing the actual original cost of constructing the bridge and its approaches, the actual cost of acquiring any interest In real property necessary therefor, and the actual financing and promotion costs. The Secretary of War may. and npon request of the highway department of either of such States shall, at any time within three years after the completion of such bridge investigate such costs and determine the accuracy and the reasonableness of the costs alleged In the statement of costs so filed, and shall make a finding of the actual and reasonable costs of construct ing, financing, and promoting such bridge; for the purpose of such Investigation the said Henry Horsey, Winfleld Scott, A. L. Ballegoin, and Frank Schee. their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, shall make available all of their records in connection with the construction, financing, and promotion thereof. The findings of the Secretary of War as to the reasonable costs of the construction, financing, and promotion of the bridge Khali be conclusive for the purposes mentioned In section 4 of this act, subject only to review In a court of equity for fraud or gross mistake.

Sec. 7. The right to sell, assign, transfer, and mortgage all the rights, powers, and privileges conferred by this act Is hereby granted to Henry Horsey, Winfleld Scott, A. L. Ballegoin, and Frank Schee, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, and any corporation to which or any person to whom such rights, powers, and privileges may be sold, assigned, or transferred, or who shall acquire the same by mortgage foreclosure or otherwise. Is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the same as fully as though conferred herein directly upon such corporation or person.

Sec. 8. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

The title was amended so as to read: "A bill authorizing Henry Horsey, Winfield Scott, A. L. Ballegoin, and Frank Sehee, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Des Moines River at or near Croton, Iowa."

MISSOURI 1UVEB BRIDGE, NIOURARA, XEBB.

The bill (S. 4381) authorizing H. A. Rlnder. his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and oj>erate a bridge across the MLssouri River at or near Niobrara, Nebr., was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

The bill had been reported from the Committee ou Commerce with an amendment, on page 5, line 12, after the words "all of," to strike out "its " and insert "his," so as to make the bill read:

Be it enacted, etc., That in order to facilitate interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and provide for military and other purposes, II. A. Kinder, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, be. and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Missouri River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Niobrara, Nebr., in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate tbe construction of bridges over navigable waters,'1 approved March 23. 11*00. and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sec. 2. There is hereby conferred upon H. A. Kinder, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, all such rights and powers to enter up«Mi lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needi><! for the location, construction, operation, ami maintenance of such bridge and its approaches as are possessed by rail road corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes In tbe State in which such real estate or other property is situated, upon making Just compensation therefor, to be ascertained

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