Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Convention of the California Miners' Association Held at Native Sons' Hall, San Francisco November 21st and 22d 1898

Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Convention of the California Miners' Association Held at Native Sons' Hall, San Francisco November 21st and 22d 1898

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...in fact, a very elaborate treatise on the subject of mining laws, and meant a very radical alteration of the governinenrbal policy. The report was presented by Mr. Moore, a delegate from Colorado, and was ably defended by W. S. Key'es Of California. The minority report was in favor of the present mining laws, with the two following exceptions: First, to do away altogether with the local laws and customs which are now recognized by the 131W, and second, to force the end lines to be made perpendicular to the strike of the vein at the first location, all subsequent locations being required to have end lines parallel to the first location. ' There was quite a vigorous discussion in the Convention on these two reports. Judge Heybu-rn of Idaho led the debate for the minority report, and very ably; but it was soon shown to the satisfacti-on of the Convention that his report made matters worse than they were before. The amendment forcing the end lines to be perpendicular to the course of the vein would evi-r dently work a hardship to subsequent locators in case the course of the vein changed so as to reduce the amount of that claim, and in the next place it would prevent a man from swinging his end lines so as to includle an inclined shoot of ore; it would cut liim off, and not enable him to flollow the ore shoot in depth, except in the rare case where the ore shoot followed down the dip of the vein. It soon became evident, from.the discussion, that the minority report would not carry. On the-other hand, while the debate showed that the great majority of the delegates present were in favor of the abolition of the extra-lateral right, there were ta number of minor provisions in the majority report in the way of restrictions upon the location...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123699373X
  • 9781236993731