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Σελίδα 45 - It Is the settled law of this country that the ownership of and dominion and sovereignty over lands covered by tide waters within the limits of the several states belong to the respective states within which they are found with the consequent right to use or dispose of any portion thereof, when that can be done without substantial impairment of the interest of the public In the waters, and1 subject always to the paramount right of Congress to control their navigation so far as may be necessary for...
Σελίδα 9 - ... the public peace; or, 3. Being assembled attempt or threaten any act tending towards a breach of the peace, or an injury to person or property, or any unlawful act; Such an assembly is unlawful, and every person participating therein by his presence, aid or instigation, is guilty of a misdemeanor. But this section shall not be so construed as to prevent the peaceable assembling of persons for lawful purposes of protest or petition.
Σελίδα 45 - It is the settled law of this country that the ownership of and dominion and sovereignty over lands covered by tide-waters, within the limits of the several States, belong to the respective States within which they are found...
Σελίδα 73 - ... have reached the original rocky floor, yet the depth of the buried valley is suggested by the channel close upon the northern side of lake Ontario, now submerged to 474 feet, which is deep enough to drain the last drop of water out of lake Huron. "We have now found one continuous channel from lake Michigan through lake Huron and Georgian bay, and thence buried beneath Drift deposits until it is again recognizable throughout nearly the whole length of lake Ontario, being joined at the western...
Σελίδα 43 - ... examined the statutes of the State for fourteen years last past, to ascertain what rights have been granted, and the decisions of the courts, which are of assistance in determining what claim the State of New York has to the waters of the Niagara river and the soil thereunder. On the twenty-eighth day of July, some of the members of your committee visited Niagara Falls and made a personal examination of the river, and the work which has been done by the companies already authorized by law to...
Σελίδα 9 - No charter, license or privilege to divert from their natural channel the waters of the Niagara River, or any portion thereof, above Niagara Falls, shall be granted to any corporation, association, person or persons, except for sanitary, domestic or fire purposes and such water shall not be diverted for any purpose except as herein indicated.
Σελίδα 73 - ... feet below the lake-level. But farther east in this trough there are several deep wells, in one of which the Drift is 500 feet below the floor of the side of the valley, or 350 feet below the surface of lake Huron*. Hence we have established the great depth of the buried valley between the southern part of lake Michigan and lake Huron, whose ancient river I name the Iluronian.
Σελίδα 43 - Falls," a charter for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating, in connection with the Niagara river, a hydraulic tunnel or sewer for public use of sewerage and drainage, and for furnishing hydraulic power in the town of Niagara, Niagara county. The charter of this company •was amended and its powers increased by chapter 589 of the Laws of 1886, chapter 109 of the Laws of; 1889, chapter 253 of the Laws of 1891, chapter 513 of the Laws of 1892, and chapter 477 of the Laws of 1893....
Σελίδα 72 - It is, in part, bounded by vertical submerged escarpments, one of which, upon the eastern side, has a height of 500 feet. Whilst the deepest sounding at the modern outlet of the lake is only 252 feet, there are adjacent channels buried to unknown depths. But these have been imperfectly explored. Into this shallower portion of the lake, however, the fjord of Grand Traverse Bay has a northernly trend ; it is 612 feet deep. This and the lesser fjords indicate the existence somewhere of a deep channel...
Σελίδα 70 - Features of the Erie Basin. The floor of Lake Erie is a broad flat plain, now rarely submerged to a depth of more than 84 feet, and usually less. Only a small area, situated directly south of the western end of Lake. Ontario, is of greater depth, and there the greatest sounding is 210 feet. || But from this region the Erie valley was drained by the Grand river and Dundas Valleys into the western end of Lake Ontario, as was shown in 1881; for the Niagara river did not then exist. Numerous tributaries...

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