Huntsville Weekly Mercury (AL)
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Description: River Delegation - Appear Before Committee;
Assistant Chemist - Rep. Richardson

Date: February 24 1904

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2

Their Appearance Before the
River and Harbor Committee
A delegation headed by Representatives Richardson, of Atlanta, and Moon, of Tennessee, appeared before the Rivers and Harbors Committee today to ask that a liberal appropriation be given the Tennessee River in the bill to be reported next winter, says a Washington special to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The delegation included, among others, District Attorney Roulhac, of Alabama; A. B. Price of Decatur; Lawrence Cooper, of Huntsville; Milton Humes, of Huntsville; J. H. Nathan, of Sheffield; D. L. Martin, of Courtland; G. F. Milton, of Knoxville, and G. M. Stewart, of Chattanooga. The last Rivers and Harbors Bill carried $600,000 for improvements on this river. The engineer’s reports show that it will require about $2,000,000 to complete the work, including the amount already appropriated. The main points of improvements are at Colbert Shoals, mountain section, and the lower section of the river. Representatives Richardson urged that the policy of working up from the mouth of the river be continued, and therefore asked that the bulk of the appropriation be applied to the work of Colbert shoals. The delegation received close attention throughout and it is believed the river will get a liberal appropriation at the next session.
Assistant Chemist
A Washington special says: “Representative Richardson has secured the appointment of assistant in the chemical laboratory of the agricultural department for Prof. Percy H. Walker, formerly of Huntsville.”

[Transcription Note: This weekly paper is a composite of articles from the prior week. Articles in this column are usually from 7 days prior to this issue.]

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