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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, AND 27, 1912

ON

H. R. 6746

BY MR. SMITH OF NEW YORK: A BILL TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE
FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED

STATES AND CANADA, SIGNED JANUARY 11, 1909

AND

H. R. 7694

BY MR. SIMMONS : A BILL TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE FIFTH ARTICLE
OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND

GREAT BRITAIN, SIGNED JANUARY 11, 1909

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
(Committee room, gallery floor, west corridor. Telephone 230. Meets on call.)

WILLIAM SULZER, New York, Chairman.
HENRY D. FLOOD, Virginia.

CHARLES M. STEDMAN, North Carolina,
JOHN N. GARNER, Texas.

EDWARD W. TOWNSEND, New Jersey.
GEORGE S. LEGARE, South Carolina.

BYRON P. HARRISON, Mississippi.
WILLIAM G. SHARP, Ohio.

DAVID J. FOSTER, Vermont.
CYRUS CLINE, Indiana.

WILLIAM B. MCKINLEY, Illinois.
JEFFERSON M. LEVY, New York,

HENRY A. COOPER, Wisconsin.
JAMES M. CURLEY, Massachusetts.

IRA W. Wood, New Jersey.
J. CHAS. LINTHICUM, Maryland.

RICHARD BARTHOLDT, Missouri.
ROBERT E. DIFENDERPER, Pennsylvania.

GEORGE W. FAIRCHILD, New York.
W. S. GOODWIN, Arkansas.

N. E. KENDALL, Iowa.
FRANK S. Cisna, Clerk.

WASHINGTON
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CONTENTS.

Page.

Statement of Representative James S. Simmons.

1-8

House bill No. 7694, Sixty-second Congress .

8

House bill No. 6746, Sixty-second Congress.

8-9

Statement of Representative Charles B. Smith.

8, 298–305

The Burton law..

10

House joint resolution extending operation of the Burton law.

11

Treaty between the United States and Great Britain.

11-17

Protocol of exchange....

17

Statement of-

Representative Daniel E. Driscoll.

17-18

Representative Frank E. Doremus.

19

Mr. George P. Sawyer..

20-27

Gen. Wm. H. Bixby, Chief of Engineers, United States Army.

27-40

Mr. Richard B. Watrous..

36, 169–179, 292–294, 324, 328

Mr. Edward A. Wickes.

38

Rome G. Brown.

41-78, 294–297

Rules of law as to Federal control.

43

Rules of law as to State control and as to vested property rights of ripa-

rian owners..

44

Engineer's report on navigable capacity of river and lake.

56

Permits for diversion..

58

Summary of reports published in Senate Document 105 and in House

Document 246, Sixty-second Congress.

67-75

Memorandum on Senate joint resolution 143.

76–77

Senate joint resolution 143.

77

Gen. Francis V. Greene:

Oral statement of....

78-96, 202-204, 325–328

Written statement of..

96–104

Supplementary statement of.

321-324

Statement of -

Edward T. Williams..

104-105

Mr. Morris Cohn.

106-110, 294, 320

Mr. A. C. Morrison..

110-113

Mr. Millard F. Bowen.

113–129

Brief, for Erie and Ontario Sanitary Canal Co.

128

Mr. Oscar E. Fleming..

129-134
Maj. W. B. Ladue.

134-135, 150, 190-204, 308, 311

Written statement of Mr. Isham Randolph.

118-120

Contract form with municipalities..

121-123

Changes in Smith bill suggested by Mr. Bowen.

123

Petition in behalf of Erie and Ontario Sanitary Canal Co.

124-125

Act granting Keokuk and Hamilton Water Power Co. right to construct dam

across Mississippi River...

125-127

Proposed bill giving effect to treaty of Jan. 11, 1909.

127, 323

Statement of

Mr. George F. Monahan

136-143

Mr. J. Boardman Scovell.

143-167

Letter of Gov. John A. Dix, of New York.

157

Statement of-

Mr. Albert F. Eells...

167-169

Mr. J. Winthrop Spencer

179-189

Paper on “Evolution of the Falls of Niagara," by J. W. Spencer.

185

Letter of Referendum League of Erie County.

187

Opinion by Secretary of War Taft.....

191–198

Act of June 29, 1906, for the control and regulation of the waters of Niagara

River, etc..

198

Permit to Niagara Falls Electrical Transmission Co. and other companies..

202

Senate Document No. 242, 59th Congress..

205-229

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