Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1913 Volume 2

Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1913 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the Central Pacific Railroad Co. Mr. Sherley. One attorney or an attorney in each of 26 suits? Mr. Knaebel. One attorney. Mr. Sherley. Who was he? Mr. Knaebel. Frank Hall. Mr. Sherley. How much did he receive? Mr. Knaebel. I think he received $4,000; I can not give it to you exactly. But he did other work at the same time--that is, such work as he could do incidentally. The Chairman. Have you anybody employed now? Mr. Knaebel. And we recovered 8,000 acres of mineral land from the railroad company; very valuable land. In fact, it eventuated in a compromise, but we" got everything that we were entitled to in the compromise. Now, other expenditures that have been made, and which go to make up that $30,000. arose in connection with litigation in Oregon against the Oregon & California Railroad Co., which involves the forfeiture of some 2,360,000 acres of land, the proceedings having been begun under a joint resolution of Congress of 1908, 1 think it was. It is estimated that those lands are worth about $60,000,000. The Chairman. Were they recovered? Mr. Knaebel. The Government filed its bill, and the defendants demurred to the bill; the courts rendered a decision sustaining the Government's position on the demurrer in every respect, and the case is now at issue and the evidence is being taken. Mr. Cannon. The case has yet to be tried? Mr. Knaebel. On its merits; yes. The purpose of this estimate is to meet a part of the expenses of that litigation. There is another suit against the Southern Oregon Co. to recover about 96,000 acres of land conveyed by a grant of the Coos Bay military wagon road, it being alleged that the condition of the grant was not lived up to. The litigation was also under a joint resolution of Congress. Mr. Cannon. How do...show more

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  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,030g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591062
  • 9781236591067