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officer of the Quartermaster's Department of the United
States Army, both of whom shall be designated by the
Secretary of War, and one official of the Treasury Depart-
ment, who shall be an expert in electrical engineering, who
shall be designated by the Secretarj^ of the Treasury.

Sec. 2. That this commission shall examine and report
upon the following propositions:

First. Whether there will be any surplus water flowing
over said dams not needed for the purpose of navigation
wliich might be available for mechanical or commercial
power.



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Second. Whether such power, or any part thereof, could J^°^ buiidL'g"'
be economically utiHzed for furnishing the Hght and power etc.. st. Paui;
now needed or which hereafter may be needed in the F^snem'ng""**
buildings and property of the United States at Saint Paul,
Minneapohs, and Fort Snelhng, Minnesota, and, if so, to
what extent, and what proportion or amount of the avail-
able power could be so utilized by the United States or
disposed of in anv manner to the advantage of the United
States.

Third. If it shall appear to said commission feasible and Plana for using
economical for the United States to use or dispose of such^""'"'^'
power or any part thereof, then said commission shall re-
port a plan or plans, with terms and conditions for such
use or disposition, and an estimate of the cost thereof to
the United States.

Sec. 3. That the said commission shall meet at such Report.
time and place as may be directed by the Secretary of
War, and shall transmit said report witliin two years after
the passage of this Act.

Approved, June 25, 1906.



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Chap. 3300. — An Act Permitting the building of a dam across the June 14, 1906.
Mississippi River above the village of Monticello, Wright Coimty, ^ ol- 34, p. 264.
Minnesota. [S. 5357.]

[Public, N o .

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives -'^^■'i
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That j^^^^^^l^^ipp*
the consent of Congress is hereby granted to The Mis- xheMississippi
sissippi River Power Company, a corporation organized compan/'°ma^y
under the laws of the State of Minnesota, its successors 'iani^-^^^,^^
and assigns, to build a dam across the Mississippi River voi. 34, p 1235.
between the township of Monticello, in Wright County,
Minnesota, and the township of Becker, in Sherburne
County, Minnesota, and above the village of Monticello,
in said Wright County, for the development of water
power, and such works and structures in connection
therewith as may be necessary or convenient in the devel-
opment of said power and in the utilization of the power
thereby developed: Provided, That the plans for the con- Provisos.^
struction of said dam and appurtenant works shall be sub- warTo'^Ipprove
mitted to and approved by the Chief of Engineers and p'*^"^®' ^*'^-
the Secretary of War before the commencement of the
construction of the same: And provided further. That p,^jfg'^'fi



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