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FIFTYFOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 314. 1896. 229 the mouth of the Missouri River and the mouth of the Ohio River, or so much thereof as may be necessary, sh all be expended in the construction of suitable dredge boats, portable jetties, and other suitable appliances, and in the maintenance and operation of the same, with the view of ultimately obtaining and maintaining a navigable channel from Saint Louis to Cairo not less than two hundred and fifty feet in width and nine feet in depth at all periods of the year except when navigation of the river is closed by ice. That of the money herein appropriated for the improvement of the Specific objects- Mississippi 1fiver between Cairo and the mouth of the Missouri River m,f’u{,·;$§<i;i;g;¤£lr?*¤·.` there may be expended, under the direction of the Secretary of \Var, ` not exceeding iiity thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, in order to impi·ove the channel of the river, and to protect the east bank of the Mississippi River from caving in and being washed away at or near a point opposite the mouth of the Missouri River and _ extending south along said east bank, and thirty thousand dollars, or so B¤r.Che¤ter,Iu. much thereof as may be necessary, shall be expended in removing the ‘ bar in front of Chester, Illinois, and protecting the west bank of the Mississippi River opposite Chester. That of the money herein appropriated and authorized to be expended for the improvement of the Mississippi River from Saint Paul to the mouth of the Missouri River there shall be expended the following respective amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, under the direction of the Secretary of War, in improvements at the following places, to wit: For the protection from erosion of the east bank of the Mississippi Sny Island Levee. River along and in front of the Sny Island Levee in the counties of °t°` Adams, Pike, and Calhoun, in the State of Illinois and for the improvement and maintenance of the channel of the river, by revetment work or otherwise, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, in the opinion of the Secretary of War. For the removal of the bar in the Mississippi River, on the east side Dubuqualowa. thereof, opposite the city of Dubuque, in the State of Iowa, five thousand dollars. For the repair and maintenance of the natural and artificial banks of H,“'€r¤=p* *0 Q¤i¤¤y· the Mississippi River from Warsaw to Quincy, in the State of Illinois, " "" °‘ five thousand dollars. For dredging the channel at Quincy Bay, at Quincy, in the State of Q¤i¤··>¤ UL Illinois, fifteen thousand dollars. For removing the sand bar in front of the steamboat landing at Quincy, in the State of Illinois, ten thousand dollars. For maintaining the harbor at Rock Island, Illinois, five thousand R<><=kI¤¤¤¤¤·¤¤· dollars. For maintaining the harbor at La Crosse, Wisconsin, five thousand M C"’”"·“"‘“· dollars. For the purpose of constructing a harbor of refuge on the west shore Lake Pepin, mm. of Lake Pepin, Mississippi River, at or near Kings Coulee, between Lake City and Reeds Landing, Minnesota, thirty thousand dollars. For the purpose of continuing the work of constructing artificial banks mMf¤*l¤ 0* FHM *0 between the mouth of Flint River, in Des Moines County, Iowa, and ° mm` running along the west bank of the Mississippi River to the mouth of the Iowa River, seventy-tive thousand dollars. And the Secretary of \Var, out of the money herein appropriated and S¤¤‘¤y¤,¤¢¢- authorized to be expended for the improvement of the Mississippi River from Saint Paul to the mouth of the Missouri River, shall cause surveys to be made and cost of improvements to be estimated as follows: On the east side of the Mississippi River, commencing at Drurys mD’;})*§B{3*;,gS‘{;:€· Landing, in Rock Island County, State of Illinois, and running along " ` the east bank of said river to New Boston, with a view to the improvement of navigation by preventing the overflow of the natural and artiiicial banks, and by deepening the channel; also along the east bank of said river, from at or near the city of Oquawka, Illinois, to at or near 0‘l¤°Wk°·m Dallas City, in the said State, with a view to the improvement of