In the Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States, Ninth Circuit

In the Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States, Ninth Circuit : United States of America, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Southern Pacific Company, et al., Defendants and Appellants, in Equity; Appellants' Brief Upon the Facts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from In the Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States, Ninth Circuit: United States of America, Plaintiff and Respondent, Vs. Southern Pacific Company, Et Al., Defendants and Appellants, in Equity; Appellants' Brief Upon the Facts Sylvester was a dentist, Packard was the mar shal of Bakersfield, Farnum was a brick maker, and practically all of the other locators of these speculative claims were men without experience in the oil business. (tr. 257, 358-9) A few com petent oil men were also probably carried along by the wave of enthusiasm, but, as a rule, they realized the uncertainties of untried territory and therefore confined their activities close to the main range, where prior development in certain localities had shown the presence of oil in commercial quan tities. W. G. Sylvester testifies that during this excitement a great many competent oil men came into that country but that they did not go into the Elk Hills. (tr. 360) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 784 pages
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