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Votice of Election and Meetings It shall be the duty of the President to give at least ten days notice of the time and place of holding any election of officers of tho District naming the officers to be elected and shall call a meeting of the miners upon the application of five legal voters of the District stating the object for which said meeting is called and he shall proside at all meetings and perform all other duties pertaining to his said office
Deputics The President shall have power to deputize any one or more of the miners to serve papers &c. tbat he may deem proper and any person so deputized shall proceed to discharge the duties required of him by law upon the commencement of any suit the judge may at his discretion require the Plaintiff to Deposit money or give security for all costs that may accrue
Judgment S. Execution A Judgment shall be a lien upon all property of the Defendant from the timo of its being rendered and the Judge shall issue executiou forth with upon Judgments including interest and costs which shall be made returnablo ten days after the date thereof and the Sheriff shall give public notice of the time and place of salo of all property levied upon by him which shall be by written advertisement posted in three public places in the District at least six days before the sale thereof and such property shall be sold to the highest bidder at public out cry to satisfy execution and accruing costs but if the said property cnunot be sold for want of bidders unless at great sacrifice or if the Plaintiff order him so to do the officer having charge of the sale may adjourn said sale any length of timo not exceeding ten days. In all cases of real estate sold upon execution the defendant shall have the privilege of paying the principal interest and costs with ten per cent per annum thereon and said property shall revert to said Defendant or his legal representatives the same as if such sale had not been mado and the officer selling any real estate as afore said shall not executo a deed to the purebaser thereof until after the expiration of thirty days. Common wearing apparel bedding twenty dollars worth of tools and three months provision shall be exempt from execution
Probate The Judge and Recorder shall have power to choose a third person and have probato jurisdiction of a deceased person it said deceased had no relatives within the knowledge of said oftlocrs but if the deceased had relatives or creditors in the District they may apply and take out letters of administration by complying with such rules as the President may adopt and property shall be disposed of by the Court or administrator to the best advantage to the creditors and heirs of the deceased and the proceeds paid orer to the proper person entitled thereto according to direction of the President
Lawyers No practicing lawyer or any other person having been admitted as such in any state or territory shall be permitted to appear in any cause pending in this District as attorney or agent of any person except he himself is a legal party to said suit and if a lawyer should be a legal party to any suit the opposite party may also employ council in his if chooses so to do but in all otber cases lawyers shall not be adınitted
Outside Debts No debts or demand of any kind shall be collected by suit in this District which has not origiuated either in coming to this mining region or since the arrival of such debtor therein
Duties of Recorder fc It shall be the duty of the Recorder safly to keep the books and records of the District and to file and record all proper papers upon payment of his fees and to act as secretary at all public meetings of the District The Books of Records shall be always open to the inspection of all persons never to be taken from the possession of the Recorder. All persona sliall be entitled to cops any record at any time and the Recorder shall deliver over all books and records to his successor in ofice. lu case of absence interst or juability to of the Present the said Recorder may act in all cases in his stead He shall be entitled to fifty cents for each deed mortgage or bill of sale or orther writing necessary to be recorded containing one hundred and fifty or less number of words or fraction thereafter in aldition twenty five cents
In all cases fees must be paid in advance. Each Deed Mortgage or bill of sale must be witnessed by two witnesses. No transfer of any claim of any kind shall be valid unless the fees are paid for all original records lieretofore nade in regard to said Claim.
All certificates of clains of any description remaining in the Recorders office upon which the fees are not paid on or before the first day of July next shall be advertised to be sold stating the time and place of salo the number and kind of clain which shall be sold by said Recorder at public salo to the bighest bidder after giving ten days notice and if said claim shall be sold for a greator sum tban will pay the Recorders fees all overplus shall go into the District Treasury for the use of the District. The purchases at said sale shall acquiro a valid title therefor by the Recorder certifying on the back of said certificate a transfer hy said sale for which the Recorder may receive twenty five cents from the purchaser in addition to the amount bid for said claim
Frits of Attachment Upon the application of any person holding a legal claim against a non-resident debtor about to abscond or move ont of the jurisdiction of the Court or about convoying or concealing his property to the injury of his creditors or socreting himselt within the District so that legal service cannot be had or fraudulently conveying or concealing bis property to defraud his creditors upon filing and affidavit setting forth any of the aforesaid facts and the amount and nature of bis claim and paying or securing tho costs as the Court direct the Judge shall issue a writ of attachment to attach all the good and chattels lauds and tenemcuts monoys credits and offects of the Debtor within the District Notice of the issue of said writ shall bo given by the Plaiutiff by posting up written advertiscmcuts in five conspicuous places places in said District within twenty four hours after the issue of said writ stating the time and place whero said cause will be tried which shall be not less than six nor more than ten days from the issue of said writ and if the Dofondant or his legal agent appears he shall have a fair trial and if he fails to appear the Court shall proceed to hiar and determine the case according the law and the equity of the caso and render judgment and award execution as in other cases and the property attaclied by tho oflicer sball remain in possession of said officer until the final determination of said suit and be sold as other property of the samo nature upon the execution issued upon such judgment. But if the Defendant is a resident he shall be served with a personal notice
Garnishee Garnishee process may issue as part of the original writ to be served on both Defendant and Garnishee where the Defcudant is a resident or separately as the nature of the casc may require or it may issuo after execution is returned unsatisfied and in either oase if the Garnishee shall pay the demand over to the Defendant after legal notice he shall be still held liable to the amount of the Plaintiffs Judgment and costs if he was indebted to that amount when service was made and if in a smaller sum tbc amount lie was indehted at the time notice was served
Writ of replevin Any person being possession of personal property of another the opposite party may tilo with the Judge au attidavit setting forth the name of the Defendant or Defendants with a description of the property claimed and that he is justis entitled to the possession thereof and that said Defendant or Defendants refuse upon demand thereof to give it up and upon bailPlaintiff paying or securing costs to the Satisfaction of the Court tho Court shall issue a writ of replevin for said property and a sumwons for the Defendant or Defendants to appear before him at a time and place in said summons mentioned to answer unto said Plaintiff for the nulawful detention of said property and the officer to whom said writ is delivered shall tako possession of the same and notify tho Defeudlant or Defendants to appear before the Court at the time and place mentioned in said writ to answer unto said Plaintift for the unlawful detention thereof and if the plaintiff' file a bond with security to the satisfaction of the Defendant or Defendants or the court within tweuty fuur hours from the service of said writ said property shall be delivered to the Plaintiff and if he shall fail so to do the property shall bo returned to the Defendant or Defendants and the Plaintiff and his securities shall be liable on their boud for all costs and damages to bo assessed forthwith by the Court or a jury as the parties may elect and if it appear npop the trial of therause which may be bad eejo other
civil cases that the right of possession is in tho Plaintiff then the Court shall render Judgment against the Defendant for damages and costs of suit accruing to the award of Judgment or verdict as the case may require and issue execution as in other civil casos
Ejectment Any person being in possession of Real property claimed by another the claimant may institute his sait of ejectinent which sball be proceeded in as in other civil casce and decided according to the law and the equity of the case and if the claimant shall sustain his action the Defendant shall be removed by order of Court within five days from the trial of the cause and pay all costs and in Default thereof tho Judge thereof shall issue a writ of possession or execution as the nature of the case may require. If the Plaintiff fail to establish his case he shall be liable to the Defendant for all costs and damages to be determined as in other civil cases
Liens Any person performing labor or furnishing material for any building claim or other kind of work at the request of the owner or agent thereof shall be entitled to a lien upon the samo for the amount of such labor performed or material furnished provided said lien is filed and recorded within thirty days from the time such labor was performed or material furnished and all conflicting liens shall have priority according to their respective origin if filed and recorded as aforesaid
Sunday The officers of this District shall not be compelled to perform any civil business on Sunday
Public Highways Any person obstructing any public road or highway to the hinderment or inconvenience of the public shall bo liable to any fine that may be assessed against him or them by the Court or jury together with all costs of suit and morcover be liablo to a like fine for overy twenty four hours that said obstruction shall remain
Tunnel Claims If any person shall locato a tunnel claim for the purpose of working the same be shall first file a specification of tho samo with the recorder whose duty it shall be to record the same upon payment of fees.
Said specification shall stato the commencement and termination of said tunnel together with the names of the parties interested tberein
A square stake shall be placed at its mouth having written thereon the saine things hereby made necossary to record. Any person or persons working a tunnel provided he or they shall comply with the requirements of this law shall be entitled to two hundred and fifty feet on each side of the center of said tunnel on all lodes that they are the original discovery of and also fifty feet on each side of tho center of said tunnel of all lodes that they are the original discovery of and also fifty foot on each side of the center line of all lodes discovered by other person after the commencement of said tunnel said hundred feet last mentioned shall belong to the owners of said tannel Claim so soon as said tunnel shall be worked to intersoct said lodes and such part of lodes as said tunnel owners are entitled to by this law shall bo hold as discovery claims The line of all tunnel claims shall be surveyeil and plainly staked or marked from the commencement to the termination thereof prior to the commencement of the work every tunnol company shall be required to commenco work within thirty days from the time their claim was recorded and shall do at least throe mouths labor for one laborer in each six inonths or they shall forfeit their claim to said tunnel but not to the claims they have discovered and hold by virtue of such discovery before the time of said forfeiture. Tunnel claims shall bave only the right of way across all lodes that may be in the course of said tunnel that is recorded according to law
Towns and villages Any person or persons laying out any village town or city in this District hear they shall be entitled to every tenth lot and shall erect somo permanent monument as a starting point and file with the Recorder a plat of said village town or city within fifteen days giving a full description of the starting point the course and width of streets size of block and lots and numbers of each and all things necessary for the location of said village town or city and the Recorder shall record the same upon the payment of his fees
Claims All claims made on loddes by Discovery shall be two hundred feet by filty wido Measurement in all cases to bo horizontal. Gulch claims shall be one hundred feet up and down the Gulch extending from bank to bauk. Patelı claims shall be one hundred feet square Discovery claims shall be staked and marked as such All legal claims shall be held as Vested rights by roprosenting once a year in person by signing their names upou a book kept by the recorder for that purpose in the months of August September and October. Any person shall bo оntitled to hold ono inill sito ono gulch claim on each gulch one patch claim one building lot and one village town or city lot one lodo claim on each lode and ono tunnel claim by preemption. Filing claims shall be free and hold for ten days
No claims shall be valid unless taken by a person rosiding iu the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains
No lode or crovice shall be recorded unless the same is exposed by actual work. The discoverer may have sixty days to open & provo the lode and file for recording and no lodo claim shall be valid as a preemption nntil the discovery claim is filed and a name giro to said lode
Mill clainis shall be two hundred and fifty feet up and down the gulch avd from bauk to bank and fifty feet up each bank all timber on said mill claims shall belong to said mill clair
Timber All timber on Quartz claims shall belong to the owners of the claims and where lodes ruu near each other the timber shall be equally divided between the respective owners and timber on all other claims shall belong to the owners thereof
Water companies When water companies are engaged in bringing water into any portion of tho mines they shall have the right of way secured to them and may pass over any claim road or ditch but shall so guard themselves in passing as not to injure the party over which ground they pass Sheriff's fec: Tho sheriff shall receive for his service the following fees towit Serving summons for each person therein named. .25 Talesmen ...
Appraisement of property.......
.75 Advertising property besides actual expenses. .75
Selling property on execution or order of sale..
Making deed for property sold on execution....... 1.50
2. 50 Neue lodes Owners of newly discovered lodes running parallel and within twenty-five feet of some previously discovered lode shall be entitled to work the same and occupy ono balf of the surface between the two crovices for waste dirt quartz oto Hereafter Do lodo
shall bo recognized as crossing a gulch and whoovor shall discover the course and prove up the lodo on the opposite sido of the gulch shall havo the right of discovery as the law provides and shall also bavo the right to namo the lodes but the lodes staked and claimed across a gulch or an extonsion of ouo already discovered on the opposito side shall be legal provided they do not interfer with lodes or claims already recorded or boing discovered.
Cro88 Lodes Owners of cross lodes shall have the right to work their crevice up to the previously discovered lode and one half of the surface for wasto dirt Quartz &c
Murder Any person found guilty of wilful murder shall be hauged by the neck until dead and theu given to his friends if calle for and if not to be decently buriod anıl all other crimos not enumerated in theso laws shall be punished as the Court or Jury of men shall decide
l'erjury or Theft Any person found guilty of porjury or theft shall receive not inoro than twenty tivo nor less than ten lashes on the bare back and banished from tho District and their property confiscated to pay cost of prosecuted and damage
Selling out Fire Any person who shall willfully maliciously or through noglect sot out any fire in this District or so that it comes into this District and destroy any timber or other property shall bo guilty of a misdemeanor and ou conviction thereof shall be punisher as tho Court or Jury may direct and be liablo to all parties injured thereby
Vuisances Every act of commission or omission which may affoct tho health or conveniouco shall bo regarded ils vuisanco and the porson or persons causing the samo shall be liablo to a fine of not more than one hundred nor less than five dollars and remain so liablo for overy twenty four hours tho samo may continue to bo determined by the Court or jury according to the aggravated nature of the offenco and it shall be the duty of the officer of the District to sce that this section of the law is put in force
Theso laws shall take effect from ind after their adopting and shall not be altered changed or amendod without the authority aud Bauction of a majority of tho legal voters of the District at some public meeting logally called for that purpose
CUSTER COUNTY.-CHEYENNE MINING DISTRICT.
In June, 1875, thero then being 30 to 40 miuers on French Creek in and about Custer, a meeting was beld and the Cheyenne Mining District formed. A few laws were passed, and a recorder electeel.
On January 5th 1876, the miners again came together. D. K. Snively was elected Chairmau, and G. E. Thornton Secretary.
J. P. Harlow offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That all claims on French Creek, hold or proteuded to bo bold by persons uot wow in the Black Hills, atro hereby declareil to bo vacaut and open to re-location by citizens of tho United States, and those who baro declared their intentions to become such.
This was adopted.
Mr. S. R. Shankland moved that claim No. 42 above discovery, belonging to James Saunders, should be reserved, as Saunders was then on his way into the Hills, with a saw-nill. This also was adopted, and then the meeting adjourned until the following Saturday.
According to agreement, the miners came together Jauuary 8th 1876, and the following laws were adopted, all previous regulations being declared null and void.
LAWS OF THE CUEVEXXE MINIXG DISTRICT.
SECTIOX I Tho Cboycuno Mining District shall oxtend from discovery, at a point called tho Bear Hole, duwu Frunch Creek as far as Whito's Rock, whero it intersects tho Energetic Mining District, and up the Crcok from discovery to tho sourco of the creek.
(At a meeting held April 26 1879, at which Cyrus Cole was elected Chairman, and S. R. Shankland, Secretary, Sections I, IV, XV, and others wero amended. I give the amendments under cach section.)
SECTION 1-Amended April 2614 1879.
The Cheyenno Mining District shall estond from tho extrome head of French Creek to a point calleel White's rocks on säil French Crcek about ono and a half miles below Custer, and 5 miles in width on oach sido of said creek.
Section II–There shall bo two kinds of placer claims : gulch claims and hill claims. Gulch claims shall include all bauks and bars not more than thirty (30) feet abovo tho surfaco of tho Croek. Hill claims shall includle all elevations aboro tho height of gulch claims.
At a meeting held January 15th 1876, with P. J. Kcefer in the chair, and S. R. Shankland, Secretary, this section was amended as follows:
SECTION 2-Amended Jan. 15th 1876.
“Thoro shall be two kinds of placer claims, gulch claims and bill claims. Gulch claims shall includo all banks and bars uot word than 30 feet above the surface of the creek, and 300 feet in length. Hill claims shall include all elerations above tho height of gulch claims".
At a meeting held April 30th 1876—D. K. Snively, chairman, S. R. Shankland, secrotary-this wils gain atended, as folloirs : SECTION 2-Amended April 30th 1876.
Thoro shall be two kiuds of placor claims, gulch claims and hill claims. Gulch claims shall include all grouud lying betweon the first outside rim of adjoining bars on oaclı side of tho main channel of tho gulch.
Section 2-Amended April 26th 1879.
“Thero shall be four kinds of claims, to wit: Gulch or Creek Claims, Bar Claiins, Hill Claims, and Dry Sag Claiins. Gulch or Creek claims embrace all the ground lying botwcon tho two rims of tho gulch. Bar claims embraco 150 fcot in width from the rim of Gulch or Crook claims. Hill claims, Gulch claims, Bar claims and Dry Sag claims shall be 300 foot in longth and 150 feet in width, except gulou or Creek claims wbich shall be confined to the space lying betwoen the two rims''
SECTION III—Gulch claims shall oxtend 300 foot parallel with the creek and 100 feet back on each side. (This section was stricken out at the meeting held Jan. 15th 1876.)
Syution IV-All citizens of the United States, or who have declared their intention to become such, may locato a claim in this distriet; but no one shall be entitled to hold more than one gulch claim, nor more than one hill claim by location
Section 4-Amended April 26th 1879.
" Any citizen of tho Vuited States, or who has declared his iutcution to become such, may locato a claim of each charactor as described in Section 2 of these laws, but no person shall be entitled to hold more than one claim of each kini by location in the samo guleh. but in case of sale or abandonment of a claim, a claim can be located in any other gulch".
SECTIOS V-Location of a claim must be made in person.
Serios VI–Notice of a claim must be conspicuonsly stakeal :nt each end of the claim, with name of locator, dato of location, and nature of the claim plainly written on the stakes.
SLOTION VII-('laims inust be recorded in 5 days after their location, or continually worked. All recorded claims must be represented by one day's labor every 10 days. Working of one of a company's claims shall be proper representation of all their joint claimes. Failure to coinply with this section subjects the claim to relocation.
Section 7 — Amended April 30th 1876.
** (laivox must be recorder in live days after their location or continually workeil. All recorded clainis must be represented by four dav. Jalus in every week."
Amendeıl April 25th 1879.
** 111 claims must be recorded in 5 days after location or continually worked, and all recorded claims must be worked one day in each werk or the same shall be subject to relocation, Work upon aux one of a Company's adjoining claims shall bo considered proper Ir presentation for all claims held by the company adjoining":
SECTIOX VIII-Claim owners shall have the right to run ditches, cauals or tunucly through claims abovo or below thoir owu, but must leave a sluice head of water in the creek for the working of claims abovo, and nust return tho wnter turned from the creek to its natural channel at the lower, and of their claims, unless otherwise arranged between parties interested.
Section 8-Amended April 30th 1876.
"Claim owners shall have the right to run ditches, cauals or tunnels throug la claimis above their own, but must lcavo a sluice head of water in tho creok for the working of claims above, and must return the water turned from the creek to its natural channel at tho lower end of their claims, unlesy otherwise arranged between parties interesteel".
Sucros IX-No person shall be allowed to dump tailings on claims not their own, except by consent of owners.
SECTION XI-A recorder of the district shall be elected by ballot on the eth day of January of each year. His terin of office shall be one year, wuless sooner removed. It shall bo his duty to stake off all claims in the district and number the same. lle shall hcep a proper book of recoril, which shall be open to public inspection at any time, in which ho sball make a correct entry of all claims presentod for reconl, with name of locator, date of location, and number and nature of claim. He shall issue a certiticato for each claim recorded, anıl shall be entitloel to : fee of $190 for recording each placer claim.
SECTION XII–The recorder of this district may be removed from ofico by il tiro-third vote of a meeting of not less than 75 miners holding claims in this district, for malfeasance in office, or incompetency.
SECTION XIII-Adverse claims, or grievances may bo brought before and decided by a meeting of ininers of this district sitting as a court of arbitration, or inay be decided by a committee of an even nnruber of miners of which number either party in contest chooses one-hall.
Src110XXIV-A miners' inceting in this district shall bo called by the recorder upon the written application of not less thau 10 miners holding claims in the district, and written notice of such meeting shall bo postod at least 5 days beforo such mecting is to tako place, in 2 different places in the district.
Srcros XV–The foregoing laws and regulations cannot be altered, changed or annulled, oxcept by a two-third voto of a meeting of not less than 40 miners holding claims in this district.
Section 15-Amended April 26th 1879.
" The foregoing But we cannot be altered, changed or annullod, escopt by a two-thirds vote of vot less than 12 muera holding claims in this district".
MFCTION XVI–These laws and regulations shall take effect and bo in forco from and after their passage:
SECTION XVII-(Adopted April 26th 1879) Any discoverer of a new gulch or channel shall be entitled to an aditional claim by right of diarorery.
LAWRENCE COUNTY.-WHITEWOOD QUARTZ MINING DISTRICT.
LAWS OF THE WHITEWOOD QUARTZ DISTRICT. In accordance with a notico published in the Black Hills Pioneer, on the 9th day of December 1876, and with other notices posted in conspicuous places before and after advertising above, of which notice, the following is a copy:
Notice is hereby giveu that is inceting of the Quartz Miners of Whitewood District, will be held at Gayrille, on the 29th day of December, A. D. 1876, at 2 o'clock, P. M., at the house of Thomas Campbell, for the purpose of making local and adopting general laws. It is of vital importance that all those who have any interest in that respect shoald bo present. "Whitowood District " is that portion of the Black Hills which omlıracra Whitewooul Creek and all its tributaries.
T. II. CARR, “ Recorder."
The meeting convened in pursuance to call of notice at 2 o'clock P. M., at the house of Thomas Campbell, at Gayville, in the Black Hills, D. T.
On motion of T. H. Carr, Mr. D. E. Costigan was elected temporary president of the meeting.
On motion of S. P. Romans, Mr. D. E. Costigan was chosen permament president and T. H. Carr permament secretary.
On motion, the president appointed John M. Murphy, S. P. Romans, John Bell, Henry Spruce, and George L. Houghton as a committee of five, with the first named as chairman, “to draft local, and to adopt general laws for this district," and they were instructed to report at an adjourned meeting to be held December 30th 1876. Upon this, the meeting adjourned.
On December 30, the miners again came to-gether, and the committee presented their report in writing, which upon being read, was adopted section by section. It was as follows:
Be it enacted by the Quartz Miners of Whitewood Mining District in mass meeting assembled Docenuder 30th 1876. The following laws rules and regulations governing the locations of quartz claims in said district, to-wit:
Sec. 1. Whitewood District shall consist of all that section of country drained by Whitewood Creek and tributaries. "The officers of Whitewood District shall consist of a Recorder and Secretary. The Recorder to be ex-officio Secretary and shall keep the records of all meetings.
Sec. 2. We hereby adopt the United States mining laws of May 10th 1872, with acts, amendments, thereto, with the following local rules and requirements.
SEC. 3. From and after the approval of these laws, all citizens of the United States of lawful ago and those who have declared their intentions to become such, under the regulations specified by law shall have the right to locato claims in Whitewood mining district npon veins or lodes of quartz or other rock in place bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, tin, copper or other valuablo deposits.
SEC. 4. A mining claim located after the adoption of these laws, whether located by one or more persone, may oqual but shall not exceed 1,500 feet in length along the vein or lode; no claim shall extend more than 150 feet on each side of the middle of the vein at tho surface. the end lines of each claim shall be parallel to each other.
SEC. 5. In order to entitle any person or persons to record any lead, lodo or leads of quartz claim either of gold, silver, civvabar, lead, tiu, copper or other valuable deposits, there shall first be discovered a vein, lode or mineral deposit, lying in place, upon the ground claimed, the said claimant or claimants shall place a post or monument at each corner of the land claimed ; also a post or monument at each end of the land claimed, marking the centre of the land claimed; also a post or monument at the centre of each side line; also at discovery shaft, a stake or board upon which shall be designated the naine of the lode or claim, the name or names of the locators, the number of feet of ground claimed and in what direction from the point of discovery, and the number of foet claimed on each side of the vien or crevice, and such a description of the claim by reference to somo natural object or permament mound as will identify the claim, euch as prominent buttes, the confluenco of streams and other land marks in the vicinity of the mines.
Sec. 6. A copy of a location notice of a mining claim tunnel site or mill site, shall be handed to the Recorder of this district within 20 days from the posting of said notice on the claim or the location shall be held as abandoned.
Sec. 7. In order to hold a possessory right to a claim, there shall be not loss than one hundred dollars ($100) worth of work dono thercon during each year, and in performing such labor, 500 cubic foet in picking ground, and 125 cubic foet in blasting rock shall lyo estimated at one hundred dollars.
Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the Recorder to call inectings of the quartz miners of this district, whenever a petition is handled him signed by ten or moro persons owning quartz claims in this district or the legal representatives of such quartz claim owners, requesting him to give notice of such meeting for the purpose of altering or amending the laws of this district or for the election of 4 quarte recorder, and such notices shall be posted in at least tive conspicuous places in the district for at least ten days provious to the mecting, and it shall be the duty of the recorder to record all location notices upon the payment of his fecs. Ho shall have the rigut 10 :ppoint one or more deputies and shall be entitled to the following fees: For recording quartz claims, mill sites, and tunnol rights, caclı two dollars, and for deeds, bonds, mortgages and other instruments of writing, oue dollar for each folio and fisty cents for each aditional folio, and certified copies of location notices shall be furnished for ono dollar each.
(To this, the following amendment was offered, carried and incorporated in the section :-"That any meeting hereafter called, it shall require a two-thirds majority of the quartz miners present to decide any measure before said meeting.")
Sec. I. Tho District Recorder is hereby authorized to administer oaths or aftimations when the mining laws of the United States require the same, relatire to miving purposes.
Sec. 10. The present Recorder, T. H. Carr, is hereby declared elected recorder for the year ending December 31st 1877.
SEC. 11. Tho records are liereby declared to be the property of the district. The Recorder shall turn over to his successor in offico all books, records, papers and documents belonging to his office, and in the event of the organization of a county in this district, ho sball turn over to tho recorder of the county all the records of his office when such county organization is completed.
On the 6th day of March, 1877, the miners again met and passed this resolution:
SEC. 12—“Rcsolựcd, That we the quartz miners of Whitewood Quartz Mining District, iu mass meeting assembled, re-evact avd legalize the laws heretofore passed and adopted in this district and that Thomas H. Carr, the present recorder bo elocted and is hereby declared recorder of this district for ono year from this dato”.
S. P. Romans was in the Chair, and Geo. 8. Houghton acted as secretary.
Sec. 13. " Be it Enacted by the quartz miners of Whitewood Quartz Mining District, in mass meeting assembled, That the quartz recorder of said district is ereby authorized to turn ov all records, laws, papers and documents, belonging to said oftico to tho Recorder of Deeda of Lawrence county, D. T., within thirty days from date, and the recorder is reqocetod to tako roceipts for the same whon delivered".
S. P. Romans also presided at this meeting, and T. B. Carr performed the duties of secretary,