OCR Interpretation

The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, March 15, 1900, Image 1

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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
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.
The Gila Valley Bank,
Solomonville, .Arizona..
D. W. Wlckenham, A. G. Smith, I. E. Solomon, C. F.
Solomon, B. B. Adams, Geo. A. Olney, Adolpn Solomon.
Capital Stock, Paid up,
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.

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