A History of the Jetties at the Mouth of the Mississippi River

J. Wiley & Sons, 1880 - 383 páginas
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Página 248 - Congress; and that the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the cost of said survey.
Página 364 - An act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes, approved June 20, 1872.
Página 298 - ... not simply to secure the wide and deep channel first above named, but likewise to provide for the construction of thoroughly substantial and permanent works by which said channel may be maintained for all time after their completion.
Página 260 - ... offense against the United States or to defraud the United States in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such parties do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, all the parties to such conspiracy shall be liable to a penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars, or to imprisonment for not more than two years, or to both fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
Página 66 - ... eccentricity of the river, its scouring and depositing action, its caving banks, the formation of the bars at its mouth, the effect of the waves and tides of the sea upon its currents and deposits...
Página 259 - ... from the date when a channel of said depth and width was first obtained; making a total aggregate of four million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the aforesaid payments, the respective depths and widths of channel being measured at average flood tide, as ascertained and determined by the Secretary of War. When a channel thirty feet in depth, and three hundred and fifty feet in width, shall have been obtained by the effect of said jetties and auxiliary works aforesaid, the remaining...
Página 19 - SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Louisiana...
Página 104 - War, and whose duty it shall be to report the depth of water and width of channel secured and maintained from time to time in said channel, together with such other information as the Secretary of War may direct.
Página 257 - ... to construct such permanent and sufficient jetties and such auxiliary works as are necessary to create and permanently maintain, as hereinafter set forth, a wide and deep channel between the South Pass of the Mississippi Eiver and the Gulf of Mexico...
Página 258 - Eads and his associates shall fail to comply with the foregoing conditions, us to depth of water, and time, for any period of twelve months in excess of the time fixed, as aforesaid, then the privileges herein granted, and the obligations herein assumed in relation to the said South Pass, shall absolutely become null and void without action by Congress.

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