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Issued Thursdays. Clifton, Ariz., March 15, 1900. Vol. 1, No. 48. Use of Government Timber. W. A. Richards, acting1 com missioner of the general land of fice, has prescribed the follow ing rules and regulations regard ing "An act authorizing the citizens of Colorado, Nevada and the territories to fell and remove timber on the public domain for mining and domestic purposes." 1. The -act applies to the States of Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah, and the Territories of New Mexico and Arizona, and all other mineral districts of the United States. 2. The land from which tim ber may be felled or removed under the provisions of this act must be known to be of a strict ly mineral character and "not subject to entry under existing laws of the United States, ex cept for mineral entry. " Parties who take timber from the pub lic lands under assumed author ity of this act must stand pre pared to show that their acts are within the'prescribed terms of the law granting such privi lege, the burden being on such parties of proving by a prepond erance of evidence that the land from which the timber is taken is "mineral" within the meaning of the act. 3. The privileges granted are confined to citizens of the Unit ed States, and other persons, bona fide residents of the States, D. W. WICKERSHAM, Pres. A. G. SMITH, Cashier. I. E. SOLOMON, Vice-Pres. C. F. SOLOMON, Asst. Cashier. JLOJLPJULUL8JUULAJULSJt. The Gila Valley Bank, Solomonville, .Arizona.. DIRECTORS D. W. Wlckenham, A. G. Smith, I. E. Solomon, C. F. Solomon, B. B. Adams, Geo. A. Olney, Adolpn Solomon. Capital Stock, Paid up, $25,000. This Bank solicits accounts, offering to depositors liberal treatment and every facility consistent with sound banking. . Territories and other mineral districts, provided for in the act. 4. The uses for which timber may be felled or removed are limited by the wording of the act to "building, agricultural, mining, or other domestic pur poses." 5. No timber is permitted' to be felled or removed for pur poses of sale or traffic, or to manufacture the same into lum ber or other timber product as an article of merchandise, or for any other use whatsoever, ex cept as defined in section 4 of these rules and regulations. 6. No timber cut or removed under the provisions of this act may be transported out of the State or Territory where pro cured. 7. No timber is permitted to be used for smelting purposes, smelting being a separate and distinct industry from mining. 8. No growing trees of any kind whatsoever less than eight inches in diameter are permitted to be cut. 9. Persons felling or remov ing timber under the provisions of this act must utilize all of each tree cut that can be profit ably used, and must dispose of the tops, brush and other refuse in such manner as to prevent the spread of forest fires. 10. These rules and regula tions shall take effect February 15, 1900, and all existing rules and regulations heretofore pre scribed under said act by this Department are hereby re scinded. " ' It is estimated that in the last six months of 1899 the value of the candy output in New York City was at least $20,000,000 and that for the United States during the year was $75,000,000. About 500 men are now work ing on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek railroad, and the contractors are endeavoring to increase their gang to 1,000.