Report of the Special Committee of the United States Senate on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands: v. 3. Rocky Mountain region and Great Plains

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Page 7 - 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 and 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 ; and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed...
Page 252 - The board of directors must declare elected the person having the highest number of votes given for each office. The secretary must immediately make out and deliver to such person a certificate of election signed by him and authenticated with the seal of the board. In case of a vacancy in the...
Page 250 - Act any territory within the boundaries of the district proposed by said petitioners which is susceptible of irrigation by the same system of works applicable to the other lands in such proposed district...
Page 253 - The use of all water required for the irrigation of the lands of any district formed under the provisions of this Act, together with the rights of way for canals and ditches, sites for reservoirs, and all other property required in fully carrying out the provisions of this Act, is hereby declared to be a public use, subject to the regulation and control of the State, in the manner prescribed by law.
Page 265 - The court, in inquiring into the regularity, legality or correctness of said proceedings, must disregard any error, irregularity or omission which does not affect the substantial rights of the parties...
Page 259 - ... the outstanding bonds as they mature. The secretary of the board must compute and enter in a separate column of the assessment book the respective sums, in dollars and cents, to be paid as an assessment on the property therein enumerated. When collected, the assessment shall be paid into the district treasury, and shall constitute a special fund, to be called the 'Bond Fund of Irrigation District.
Page 7 - ... and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed ; but whenever any person, in the construction of any ditch or canal, 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 256 - The matter recited in the certificate of sale must be recited in the deed, and such deed duly acknowledged or proved is prima facie evidence that — First.
Page 251 - Directors shall cause notices to be posted in three public places in each election precinct, of the time and place of holding the election, and shall also post a general notice of the same in the office of said Board, which shall be established and kept at 'some fixed place to be determined by said Board, specifying the polling places of each precinct.
Page 258 - The board of directors, or other officers of the district, shall have no power to incur any debt or liability whatever, either by issuing bonds or otherwise, in excess of the express provisions of this title; and any debt or liability incurred in excess of such express provisions shall be and remain absolutely void...

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