The Irrigation Age, Volumes 9-10

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D.H. Anderson Publishing Company, 1896

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Page 240 - ... injures or damages the possession of any settler on the public domain, the party committing such injury or damage shall be liable to the party injured for such injury or damage.
Page 201 - The individual who causes two blades of grass to grow where but one grew before, is held in highest emulation as a benefactor of his race.
Page 18 - All patents granted, or pre-emption or homesteads allowed, shall be subject to any vested and accrued water rights, or rights to ditches and reservoirs used in connection with such water rights, as may have been acquired under or recognized by the preceding section.
Page 18 - That whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes, have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized ana acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same...
Page 80 - ... in quality or diminution in quantity. But in some of the western and southwestern states and territories, where the year is divided into one wet and one dry season, and irrigation is necessary to successful cultivation of the soil, the doctrine of riparian ownership has by judicial decision been modified, or rather enlarged, so as to include the reasonable use of natural water for irrigating the riparian land, although such use may appreciably diminish the flow down to the lower riparian proprietor;...
Page 18 - ... and other like purposes, is hereby recognized and acknowledged to have vested and accrued, as a primary right, to the extent of, and reasonable necessity for such use thereof, under any of the following circumstances...
Page 127 - That the right of way through the public lands and reservations of the United States is hereby granted to any canal or ditch company formed for the purpose of irrigation and duly organized under the laws of any State or Territory, which shall have filed, or may hereafter file, with the Secretary of the Interior a copy of its articles of incorporation, and due proofs of its organization...
Page 128 - A grant passes some estate of greater or less degree, must be in writing, and is irrevocable unless it contains words of revocation; whereas a license is a personal privilege, can be conferred by parol or in writing, conveys no estate or interest, and is revocable at the pleasure of the party making it.
Page 165 - A conveyance of land without mention of a water right cannot be taken to transfer an interest in a ditch, although the water carried may have been used upon the land. In this State it is regarded as an independent right, which may be the right of subject of sale and conveyance, but a technical transfer is essential to vest in the transferee a title to the water.
Page 29 - Wire frames (chicken-yard fencing) are built on low truck wagons and stretched from four wagon stakes and heaped over with wet manure. Dirt is then thrown on the wagon beds to protect them, and pots of burning tar are set underneath the straw roof. A barrel of water on the wagon is used to keep the straw wet. The wagons are driven about and do the best work, as they can go wherever the most needed.

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