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In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, in Bingham City, in said District, this 4th day of April, A. D., 1876. (SEAL.]

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder,

per J. T. MOKINNON, Deputy. TERRITORY OF UTAH,

County of Salt Lake, 88.

Henry Thompson, of lawful age, being by me first duly sworn, deposes and swears: I am the duly elected and qualified Recorder of the West Mountain Mining District, situated in Salt Lake County, Utah Territory; that I am, as such Recorder, the custodian of the books and records of the said Mining District; that the above and foregoing is a true, full and correct copy of the By-laws of the said West Mountain Mining District, as appears of record in my office, amended and adopted on the 17th day of December, A. D., 1864, and in full force and effect from the said last mentioned date, until the 26th day of June, A. D., 1872.

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this the 10th day of April, A. D. 1876. (SEAL.)

LAWRENCE A. BROWN, Notary Public. MINERS' MEETING AT BINGHAM CANYON. Notice is hereby given to all persons owning interests in West Mountain Mining Distriot, that a meeting will be held at the Recorder's office, at janction of Carr Fork and Bingham Canyon, on Wednesday, June 26, 1872, for revising the By-Laws of the West Monntain Mining District and electing a Recorder and doing such other business as may come before the meeting. Bingham Canyon, West Mountain Mining District, June 5, 1872.

I. N. MERRILL, Recorder. At a meeting of the miners of West Mountain Mining District, held pursuant to call on June 26, 1872, A. D. Heaton was called to the Chair, and John Brunton was elected Secretary.

The following committee was than appointed to revise the By-Laws of said District: S. B. Kinney, John Brunton, I. N. Merrill, G. W. Crowley and J. B. Hickman. The meeting then adjourned to meet at the Recorder's at 2'P. M., July 6, 1872.

A. D. HEATON, Chairman. JOHN BRUNTON, Secretary.

BINGHAM CANYON, June 26, 1872. We, the undersigned, Judges and clerks of an election held in Bingham Canyon, June 26, 1872, for the purpose of electing a Recorder of quartz claims for the West Mountain Mining District, Salt Lake County, U. T., do hereby certify the following to be the result of said election: I. N. Merrill received 199 votes; S. C. Perrin received 158 votes; Whole number of votes cast, 357, making a majority of 41 votes for I. N. Merrill. We, therefore, declare I. N. Merrill duly elected to said office for the ensuing year.

L. B. KINNEY,
N. J. TEACHENOR,

Judges. Attest:

CHAS. W. STRAIT,
J. E. HUGHES,

Clerks.

At an adjourned meeting of the miners of West Mountain Mining District, Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, the following comunittee, consisting of L. B. Kinney, I. N. Merrill, G. W. Crowley, John Brunton and J. B. Hickman, previously appointed to revise the By-laws of said District, met at the Recorder's office July 6, 1872, and prepared the following code of laws, which were adopted:

ARTICLE 1. This District shall be known and styled by its former name, the West Mountain Mining District and is bounded as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the confluence of the river Jordan with Great Salt Lake, and running thence in a southerly direction along the east bank of said river, to its point of oxit from Lake Utah, to the 40th degree of north latitude, thence alongside 40th degree of north latitude to the east boundary of Tooele County, thence along said boundary to the Great Salt Lake, and from thence easterly to the place of beginning.

Art. 2. A Recorder shall be elected on the third Saturday of June, in each year, who shall reside in said District and keep his office at least within one mile from what is known as the Heaton & Campbell saw-mill. He shall keep his office open at all reasonable hours of the day for the transaction of business and for the inspection of the District Record books by the miners of the said District. He shall keep two series of books, one of which to record all locations, and the other all transfers of claims in this District, the same to be styled Book A, B, C, etc., of claims, and Book A, B, C, etc., of transfers, for which he shall be entitled to receive the following fees: For recording location notices, the sum of two dollars; and for recording transfers, one dollar and fifty cents, and one dollar for each extra certificate officially furnished. The Recorder may appoint a deputy, who shall be empowered to transact any business pertaining to the ofice, and the Recorder shall be held responsible for any and all his official acts. The examination of the District records shall be made only in the presence of the Recorder or his deputy. At the expiration of the Recorder's term of office, he shall, upon the election of his successor, deliver over to him all books, papers and property appertaining or belonging to said office.

Upon application of ten or more eligible miners of this District, the Recorder shall call special meetings, giving ten days notice in writing by posting notice in three public places in the District, stating the tini, place and object of said meeting. A majority of the miners present may legally transact business, but it shall require at least iwenty-five legally constituted niners to form a quorum.

ART. 3 All claims shall be located on the general course of the lode and must be measured on the course of the croppings and as near on a lovel as practicable.

Art. 4. Any person or persons who havo mining claims or an interest in any mine in this District that is valid, shall be entitled to vote at any District election.

Art. 5. A miner's claim, whether located by one or more persons, may equal, but shall not exceed fifteen hundred feet in length along the vein or lode, but no location of a mining claim shall be made, until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of the claim locatod. No claim shall exceed more than one hundred feet on each side from the middle of the vein or lode on the surface. Nor shall any claim be limited to less than one hundred feet except where adverse rights existed at the adoption of the By-Laws which shall render such limitation necessary. When it may become necessary for building or other purposes that an appurtenant or adjacent tract is requisito, the same shall not oxceed in its limits a space three hundred feet square, and such tract may be situated at the nearest available point within the limits of the District.

Art. 6. All records of mininig claims or tunnel sites hereafter made, shall contain the name or names of the locators, the date of tho location and such a description of the claim or tunnel located, by reference to some natural object or permanent monument as will clearly identify the said claim or tannel. Al locations, whether of claims or tunnel, shall be recorded within ten days after location, unless the locator or locators shall hold the same by constant labor thereon, otherwise the same shall be considered abandoned. The Recorder shall in no caso record a notice unless the same accurately describes the said mine and its locality.

ART. 7. On each claim located since the passage of the law of Congress, May, 1872, to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States, at least one hundred dollars worth of work shall be performed for each and every succeeding year, until a patont shall be issued therefor. Fifty dollars worth of work, equivalent to one-half of the said amount, must be actually performed within the first six months, and the balance before the expiration of the year.

Art. 8. Any claimant or claimants claiming the right to relocate any claim, lode or tunnel, may apply to the Recorder in writing, And he shall appoint five disinterested persons to examine said claim, lode or tunnel. Any person or persons claiming the right of relocation shall object to three of the said persons so appointed, and the remaining two with the Recorder, shall visit, examine, and assess the work performed and the improvements made, and if a majority of said committee (including the Recorder) shall report in writing, and file with the Recorder, that the former locators or claimants of said lode, mine or tunnel have not complied with the mining laws of the District or of the United States, such claimant shall be entitled to relocate said lode, mine or tannel, and the Recorder shall 80 certify and record the same, and the Recorder shall receive $5 for examining said mine.

ART. 9. Any person or persons shall have the right to locate for mining purposes any ledge, lode or deposit, and work the same through, and by means of a tunnel, and any work done on such tunnel claim shall be considered as work done on the claim or claims located, provided said tunnel notice distinctly designates the claim or claims intended to tap.

Art. 10. That when a tunnel is run for the development of a vein or lode, or for the discovery of mines, the owners of such tunnel shall have the right of possession of all veins or lodes within three thousand feet from the face of such tunnel on the line thereof, not previously known to exist, discovered in such tunnel to the same extent as if discovered from the surface and locations on the line of such tunnel, of veins or lodes not appearing on the surface, made by other parties after the commencement of the tunnel, and while the same is being prosecuted with reasonable diligence, shall be valid, but failure to prosecute the work on the tunnel for six months shall be considered as an abandonment of the right to all undiscovered veins on the line of said tunnel.

Apt. 11. All meetings for the purpose of elections or changing these By-Laws must be called by posting written notices in at least three places in the District

, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the Territory nearest this Mining District, said publioation to be made by the District Recorder, twenty days previons to such meeting. ART. 12. All laws or parts of laws in this District conflicting with these laws are hereby repealed.

L. B. KINNEY,

Chairman and Secretary of Committee. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a miners' meeting held in Bingham Canyon, West Mountain Mining District, for electing a Recorder and revising the By-Laws of said District

I. N. MERRILL, Recorder. MINERS' MEETING AT BINGHAM CANYON. Notico is heteby given that there will bo a Miners' meeting held at the Recorder's office, in West Mountain Mining District, July 24th, 1875, at two o'clock P. M., for the purpose of amending and revising the laws of said District. Bingham, June 28, 1875.

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder. At a meeting of the Miners of West Mountain Mining District, held pursuant to a call on July 24th, 1875, Henry Thompson was elected Chairman and Frank Hoffman Secretary. On motion, the following committee was elected to revise the laws of said District, viz: J. W. Turnbull, J. W. Burton, S. C. Perrin, John Brunton, Henry Thompson. The meeting then adjourned to meet at the Recorder's office, July 31st, 1875, at seven o'clock P. M.

HENRY THOMPSON, Chairman. FRANK HOFFMAN, Secretary.

At an ajourned meeting of the Miners of the West Mountain Mining District, held at the Recorder's office, July 31st, 1875, the committee appointed at the previous meeting to revise the Laws of said District, reported the following, which was unanimously adopted :

ARTICLE. 1. This District shall be known and styled by its former name, the West Mountain Mining District, and is bounded as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the confluence of the river Jordan with Great Salt Lake, and running thence in a southerly direction along the east bank of said river, to its point of exit from Lake Utah, thence along the line of the fortieth degree of north latitude to the eastern boundary of Tooele County, thence along said boundary to the Great Salt Lake, and from thenco easterly to tho place of beginning.

Art. 2. A Recorder shall be elected on the third Saturday of June, in each year, who shall reside in said District and keep his office within one mile from the junction of Carr's Fork and Main Bingham Canyon. Ho shall keep his office open at all reasonable hours of the day for the transaction of business and for the inspection of the District Record books by the minors of the said District. He shall keep two series of books, one of whieh to record all locations, and the other all transfers of claims in this District, the same to be styled Book A, B, and C, etc., of claims, and Book A, B, and C, etc , of Transfers, for recording which said claims and transfers he shall be

entitled to roceive the following fees: For recording each notice of location two dollars; for recording each transfor, two dollars, and one dollar for each extra certificate officially furnished. The Recorder may appoint a deputy, who shall be empowered to transact any business pertaining to the office, and the Recorder shall be held responsible for any and all his official acts. The examinations of the District records shall be made only in the presence of the Recorder or his deputy. At the expiration of the Recorder's term of office, he shall, turn over to his successor, all books, papers and property appertaining or belonging to said office at any time within a period of ten days from the date of his successor's election.

Upon application of ten or more elligible minors of this District, the Recorder shall call special meetings, giving ten day's potice in writing by posting notices in ten public places in the District, stating the time, place and object of said meeting. A majority of tho miners present may legally transact business, but it shall require at least twenty-five legally constituted miners to form a quorum.

ART. 3 All claims shall be located on the general course of the lode, and must be measured on the course of the croppings and as near on a level as practicable

.. ART. 4. No person or persons but male citizens of the United States, of lawful age, and owners of valid mining property in this District, duly recorded before the day of eloction, shall be entitled to vote at any election either for the purpose of settling disputes or electing officers for said District.

Art. 5. A miner's claim, whether located by one or more persons, may equal, but shall not exceed fifteen hundred feet in longth along the voin or lode, but no location of a mining claim shall be made, until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of tho claim located. No claim shall exceed more than one hundred feet on each side from the middle of the vein or lode on the surface. Nor shall any claim be limited to less than one hundred feet except where adverse rights existed at the adoption of these By-Laws which shall render such limitation necessary. When it may become necessary for building or other purposes that an appartenant or adjacent" tract" of land is requisite, the same shall not exceed in its limits a space three hundred feet square, and such tract may be situated at the nearest available point within the limits of the District.

ART. 6. All records of mininig claims or tunnel sites hereafter made, shall contain the name or names of the locators, the date of the loction and such a description of the claim or tunnel location by reference to some natural object or permanent monument as will clearly identify the said claim or tunnel. All locations, whether of claims or tunnels, shall be recorded within ten days after location, unless the locator or locators shall hold the same by constant labor thereon, otherwise the same shall be considered abandoned. The Recorder shall in no case record a notice unless the same accurately describes the said mine and its locality.

Art. 7. On each claim located since the passage of the law of Congress, May 10th, 1872, entitled an "Act to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States," at least one hundred dollars worth of work shall be performed or improvements made for each and every year, until a patent shall be issued therefor.

ART. 8. Any person or persons shall have the right to locate for mining parposes any ledgo, lodo or deposit, and work the samo through, and by means of a tunnel, and any work done on such tannel shall be considered as work done on the claim or claims located; prorided said tunnel notice distinctly designates the claim or claims intended to tap.

Art. 9. When a tannel is run for the development of a vein or lode, or for the discovery of mines, the owners of such tunnel shall. have the right of possession of all veins or lodes within three thousand feet from the face of such tunnel on the line thereof, not previously known to exist, and discovered in such tunnel to the same extent as if discovered from the surface, and locations on the line of such tunnel of veins or lodes not appearing on the surface, made by other parties after the commencement of the tunnel and while work on the same is being prosecuted with reasonable diligence, shall be invalid; but failure to prosecute the work on the tunnel for six months shall be considered as an abandonment of the right to all undiscovered veins on the line of said tunnel.

Art. 10. All meetings for the purpose of elections or changing these By-laws must be called by posting written notices in at least ten public places in the District, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the Territory, nearest this Mining District, said notice to be given by the District Recorder at least twenty days previous to such meetings.

Art. 11. At all meetings or elections held for the purpose of electing the Recorder for this District, the polls shall bo opened at soven o'clock a. M., and close at sundown.

The above is a true and correct copy of the laws adopted at the miners' meeting, held in West Mountain Mining District, July 31st, 1875.

HRNRY THOMPSON, Chairman. FRANK HOFFMAN, Secretary. TERRITORY OF UTAH,

County of Salt Lake, 88. Henry Thompson, first being sworn, on his oath, says he is the Mining Recorder of West Mountain Mining District, in said County and Territory, duly elected and qualified, and as such Recorder, the custodian of the records and papers belonging to the said office; that the printed pamphlet hereto attached contains on pages three, four, five, six and seven, the Mining Laws, approved at a meeting of the miners of this District on the 26th day of June, A. D. 1872; that they were in full force from that date until the 31st day of July, A. D., 1875; that the pamphlet contains on pages seven, eight, nine and ten, the revised laws adopted at a meeting of the miners of said District, held on the 31st day of July, A. D., 1875; that the last named laws are now and have been in full force since the 31st day of July, A. D., 1875.

HENRY THOMPSON, Recorder. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this the 13th day of April, A. D., 1876. (SEAL.

STILL. P. TAFT, Notary Public.

TOOELE COUNTY.-RUSH VALLEY MINING DISTRICT. REPORT OF A MEETING OF MINERS HELD AT GOVERNMENT RESERVE, RUSH VALLEY, JUNE 11TH, 1864.

RECORDER'S OFFICE, STOCKTON, July 28th, 1875. At a meeting of the miners of Rush Valley Mining District, held at the Government Reserve, Rush Valley, June 11th, 1864, Mr. M. G Lewis was called to the Chair, and Henry R. Miller appointed Secretary.

The Chairman stated that the objects of the meeting were to create a new mining district within the limits fo the West Mountain Mining District, elect a Recorder, and establish By-Laws for the government of said District

A committee consisting of 8. E. Jocelyn, E. O. Chase, A. Heitz and James A. Gibson were appointed to draft By-Laws.

The following laws having been presented by the committee, were acted upon seriatim, and adopted by the meeting.

BY-LAWS. ARTICLE I. This District shall include that portion of Territory situated in the Territory of Utah, as follows: Beginning at a point on the northern boundary line of West Mountain Mining District, where it intersects the Eastern line of Tooele County; to follow this line to the point of its intersection with the southern boundary line of West Mountain Mining District, thence along said line to its point of intersection with the one hundred and fourteenth (114) degree of longitudo west from Greenwich, thence along said 114th degree of longitude to the forty-first (41st) parallel of latitude north, thence east to place of beginning; the same to be known as the Rash Valley Mining District.

ARTICLE II. The extent of a claim on any mineral vein shall be two hundred (200) feet along the lode, with a width of one hundred (100) feet on each side of the lode, including all its dips, spurs, angles, depths, widths, off-shoots and outcroppings, variations, and all the minerals and other valuables therein contained; and priority of location shall determine the ownership of all cross or other leads traversing ground claimed under these laws; the discoverer and locator of a lead shall be entitled to one claim additional for discovery.

ARTICLE III. No person shall hold more than one claim by location on any one vein; by purchase, any number of claims may be held.

ARTICLE IV. All claims shall be measured in a horizontal line and numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., if from the discotery claim, either way,

ARTICLE V. Each Company shall do one faithful day's work on their claim each month. On a failure to do so, such claim or claims will be subject to relocation; prorided, however, that should the Company be prevented from working by local insurrection or rebellion, their claims shall not be forfeited ; and provided, farther, that no claim belonging to a soldier shall be subject to relocation until six months shall have elapsed after his discharge from the service of the United States; unless he shall sign an agreement or articles of incorporation to the contrary.

ARTICLE VI. Work done or caused to be done by the owners in any tunnel, cut, shaft, water ditch, or privilege in good faith for the benefit of any claim, shall be considered as done on the claim owned by said person or Company.

ARTICLE VII. All claims shall be recorded within ten days after a notice of location shall have been posted thereon. But a notice filed for record in the Recorder's Office shall be considered in all cases equivalent to a record.

ARTICLE VIII. Claims on gold surface diggings shall be each two hundred (200) feet square.

ARTICLE IX. Locators on veins of coal or iron shall be entitled to five hundred (500) feet for each location, and five hundred (500) feet additional for discovery; and in all other respects shall be subject to and enjoy all the privileges and immunities of these laws.

ARTICLE X. Whenever three hundred ($300.00) dollars shall have been expended upon the claims of any Company in this District, the ground so claimed by said Company, shall be deemed as belonging in fee to the owners and their assigos, and the same shall not be subject to relocation by other parties ever, after; except by an acknowledged abandonment of the ground by the company, which shall be so construed after said ground shall have lain idle for one year, and except in cases where claims are in litigation.

ARTICLE XI. All voters at meetings to regulate mining interests, shall be claim owners in this District.

ARTICLE XII. All meetings for the purpose of election or changing these laws, must be called by posting written notices in at least three public places in the District, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the Territory; said publication to be made by the Recorder in either case, during at least twenty (20) days previous to such meeting, stating the object thereof.

ARTICLE XIII. There shall be a Recorder chosen from among the miners of the District, who shall hold his office during a term of one year, unless a successor be duly elected, which can only be done by a majority of the legal voters present at a meeting for that purpose.

ARTICLE XIV. He shall record all claims presented for that purpose, and be entitled to receive therefor a sum not exceeding one ($1) dollar for each separate claim or Company; provided, that it shall not be lawful for him to record any claim in conflict with a prior location. He shall endorse on all notices placed on file in his office, the exact time of presentation for record. It shall be his duty (if required by the locator) to furnish each share holder with a certificate of his claim, attested by the seal of his office, for each of which he shall be entitled to receive the sum of fifty (50) cents. Before recording any claim, he shall satisfy himself that no rights are infringed.

ARTICLE XV. The records of all claims located in this District and heretofore recorded under the laws of West Mountain District shall be transcribed into the books of this District, but from the date of the adoption of these laws such claims shall be in all respects except as to dimensions subject thereto.

ARTICLE XVI. The Recorder shall keep two series of books, in one of which to record all locations, and in the other all transfers of claims in this District, to be styled Book A, B and C, of Transfers, and Book A, B and C, of Claims, in the former of wbich be shall place on record all deeds of shares presented for that purpose, for which lie shall be entitled to receive a sum not exceeding one (1) dollar, on each case, and all such records with the necessary revenue stamps affixed, shall be deemed legal evidence of sale or ownership as the case may be.

ARTICLE XVII. All examinations of records shall be made in the presence of the Recorder or his deputy. When relieved, the Recorder shall turn over to his successor all books and papers pertaining to his office; he shall have a seal, and attest all acknowledgements and certificates made by him; Prorided that he may use his private seal until the proper seal of office shall be procured.

ARTICLE XVIII. All records and copies thereof properly certified, shall be legal evidence of their contents in all Courts in this Territory.

On motion, the District was declared established, and the By-Laws as above were adopted.
On motion, Andrew Campbell was unanimously elected Recorder.
On motion, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned.

M. G. LEWIS, President. HENRY R. MILLER, Secretary.

I, J. C. Reynolds, Mining Recorder of Rush Valley Mining District, Tooele County, U. T., and legal custodian of the records of said mining District, which are now in my possession, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a

true and complete copy of the By-Laws of the Rush Valley Mining District, as adopted June 11, A. D. 1864. Recorded in Book E, page 257 (commencing.)

Witness my hand and seal of office this 9th day of August, A. D. 1875. (SEAL.)

J. C. REYNOLDS, Recorder.

RECORDER'S OFFICE, STOCKTON, July 28th, 1875. BY-LAWS OF THE RUSII VALLEY MINING DISTRICT AS AMENDED WITH RESOLUTIONS APPENDED, MARCH 4, A. D. 1865. ARTICLE I. This District shall include that portion of Territory situated within the Territory of Utah, as follows: Beginning at a point on the northern boundary line of West Mountain Mining District, where it intersects the eastern line of Tooele county, to follow this line to the point of its intersection with the southern boundary line of West Mountain Mining District. Thence along said line to its intersection with the one hundred and fourteenth (114) degree of longitude west from Greenwich; thence along said one hundred and fourteenth (114) degree of longitude to the forty-first (41) parallel of latitude north; thence east to place of beginning. The same to bo known as the Rush Valley Mining District.

ARTICLE II. The extent of a claim on any mineral vein shall be two hundred (200) feet along the lode with a width of one hundred (100) feet on each side of the lode, including all its dips, spurs, angles, depths, widths, offshoots, out-croppings, variations and all the minerals and other valuables therein contained, and priority of location shall determine the ownership of all cross or other leads traversing ground claimed under these laws. The discoverer and locator of a lead shall be entitled to one claim additional for discovery.

ARTICLE III. No person shall hold more than one claim by location on any one vein; by purchase any number of claims may be held.

ARTICLE IV. All claims shall be measured on a horizontal line and numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., if from the discovery claim either way.

ARTICLE V. Each company shall do one faithful day's work on their claim each month, each individual claimant doing, or causing to be done, his or her pro rata amount of said day's work. On a failure to do so, such claim or claims will be subject to relocation; Provided, however, that should the Company be prevented from working by local insurrection or rebellion their claims shall not be forfeited; and provided, further, that no claim belonging to a soldier shall be subject to re-location until six months shall have elapsed after his discharge from the service of the United States, unless he shall sign an agreement or articles of incorporation to the contrary.

ARTICLE VI. Work done or caused to be done by the owners in any tunnel, cat, shaft, water ditch, or privilege in good faith for the benefit of any claim shall be considered as done on the claim, owned by said person or company. ARTICLE VII

. All claims shall be recorded within ten days after a notice of location shall have been posted thereon. But a notice filed for record in the Recorder's office shall be considered in all cases equivalent to a record.

ARTICLE VIII. Claims on gold surface diggings shall be each two hundred (200) feet square.

ARTICLE IX. Locators on veins of coal or iron shall be entitled to five hundred (500) feet additional for discovery, and in all other respects shall be subject and enjoy all the privileges, etc., of these laws.

ARTICLE X. Whenever a mound of stone three feet in diameter on the ground and two feet high, shall be erected having a permanent notice posted thereon, naming the lodo and company, and the sum of three cents per foot shall have been expended upon the claims of any company of this District, the ground so claimed by said company shall be deemed as belonging in fee to the owners and their assigns, and the same shall not be subject to re-location by other parties ever after; Prorided, that whenever an individual claim owner owning in any company in this district shall on such company's claim have erected or cause to be erected, a mound of stone three feet in diameter on the ground, and two feet high with a permanent notice thereon, naming the lode and company, and shall have expended in addition thereto, three cents per foot for each foot owned by said claim owner in said company's claim, his or her interest shall be deemed as belonging in fee to the owner, and the same shall not be subject to re-location by other parties ever after; and, prorided further, that it shall not be necessary for individual claim owners to erect mounds on company's claims where such mounds may be already erected.

ARTICLE XI. A certificate from the Recorder attested by the seal of his office certifying that any claim belongs to the owner in fee shall be legal evidence thereof in all courts iu this Territory; Provided, that it shall be unlawful for the Recorder to certify that any claim belongs in fee to the owner until he shall be satisfied that said owner has complied with the conditions of Article Tenth (10th).

ARTICLE XII. Whenever any claim owner or owners in any company in this District shall see proper to work or develop their claims, they shall call a meeting of all the Company claim owners by posting notices, one at the Recorder's office, and one in the most conspicuous place in this District, naming the time, place and object of the meeting; and should the Company fail to agree in regard to working or developing their claim, any person or persons owning in the claim shall be at liberty to work said claim and levy an equal assessment pro rata per foot upon each individual claimant to defray the necessary expenses of such work or development, the same to be adjudged by three disinterested claim owners in this District who shall be chosen in the following manner: One by the party or parties doing or causing said work to be done. One by the owner or owners in said claim who may not have joined in doing or causing said work to be done, and the third by the two first. Should any of the claimants fail to pay their assessments, those doing the work shall be at liberty to take the same from delinquents portion of the proceeds from the mineral of said claim, and in no other way shall they be able to force a collection of the said assessments unless an agreement shall have been entered into to the contrary.

ARTICLE XIII. All voters at meetings to regulate mining interests shall be claim owners in this District.

ARTICLE XIV. All meetings for the purpose of election or changing these laws must be called by posting written notices in at least three public places in the district, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the Territory, said publication to be made by the Recorder in either case, during at least twenty (20) days previous to such meeting, stating the object thereof.

ARTICLE XV. There shall be a Recorder chosen from among the miners of the district, who shall hold his office during a term of ono year, unless a successor be duly elected which can only be done by a majority of the legal voters present at a meeting for that purposo.

ARTICLE XVI. He shall record all claims presented for that purpose, and be entitled to receive therefor a sum not exceeding one (1) dollar for each separate claim or company; Prorided that it shall not be lawful for him to record any claim in conflict with a prior location. He shall endorse on all notices placed on file in his office the exact time of presentation for record. It shall be his duty (if required by the locator) to furnish each share-holder with a certificate of his claim attested by the seal of his ofice, for each of which he shall be entitled to receive the sum of fifty (50) cents. Before recording any claim, he shall satisfy himself that no rights are infringed.

ARTICLE XVII. The records of all claims located in this District, and heretofore recorded under the laws of West Mountain District, shall be transcribed into the books of this District. But from the date of the adoption of these laws such claims shall be in all respects, except as to dimensions, subject thereto.

ARTICLE XVIII. The Recorder shall keep two series of books, in one of which to record all locations, and in the other all transfers of claims in this District, to be styled Book A, B and C, of Transfers, and Book A, B and C, of Claims. In the former of which he shall place on record all deeds of shares presented for that purpose, for which he shall be entitled to secure a sam not exceeding one (1) dollar

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