The Forester Volume 4-5

The Forester Volume 4-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... of taking from the public lands adjacent to the line of road such timber as may be necessary for the construction of the road. This provision of the statute was literally construed in a subsequent ruling of the Interior Department, thus permitting the use of timber from public lands by railroad companies, or their agents or contractors, for purposes of con: /ruclian only and nolfor repairs. It would seem that the prohibition in this case should be based, not on the fact that the contracting tiecutter was a non-resident of the State in which it was proposed to cut the timber, but rather on the fact that the railroad, for which the supplies were to be cut, was not constructing a new line in the meaning of the law, but proposed to use the supplies so obtained as repairs. Indeed, in the present instance, the contracting railroad, the Oregon Short Line, 1s not only not constructing a line of road adjacent to the land from which the timber is being cut, but it has no line, either in existence or projection, in the State of VVyoming! Of the transactions of the lumber company reported as operating at Alamogordo, N. M., less is known, but it is certain that there is no law that authorizes the cutting of timber to supply the needs of railways beyond the national boundary, and it is no less certain that New Mexico has no timber to spare for such purposes. Every day the necessity for a further extension of the forest reservation policy becomes more apparent. So long as an adequate supervision of the public timber lands is lacking, cupidity, dishonesty and law evasion will be manifest. It has indeed been well said that " No good reason can be given for the maintenance of the present reserves which does not also demand the withdrawal more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803442
  • 9781236803443