Report of the Surveyor General of the State of California

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California State Print. Office, 1882

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Page 33 - 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 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...
Page 28 - ... all surplus water over and above such actual appropriation and use, together with the water of all lakes, rivers, and other sources of water supply upon the public lands, and not navigable, shall remain and be held free for the appropriation and use of the public for irrigation, mining, and manufacturing purposes subject to existing rights.
Page 19 - CALIFORNIA. thence running in a straight line, in a south-easterly direction, to the river Colorado, at a point where it intersects the thirty-fifth degree of north latitude...
Page 27 - Constitution has provided that "the use of all water now appropriated, or that may hereafter be appropriated, for sale, rental, or distribution, is hereby declared to be a public use, and subject to the regulation and control of the state, in the manner to be prescribed by law...
Page 20 - Any person desiring to purchase any of the lands uncovered by the recession or drainage of the waters of inland lakes. and inuring to the state by virtue of her sovereignty...
Page 19 - ... [The rates established by said commission shall go into effect within ten (10) days after the same are promulgated by said commission and from and after that time the schedule of rates so established, shall be prima facie evidence in all the courts of this state that such rates are reasonable through rates for tho transportation of freight and cars upon the railroads for which such schedule shall have been fixed...
Page 19 - ... of his own knowledge, that there are no settlers thereon; or, if there are, that the land has been segregated more than six months by authority of the United States...
Page 20 - ... that he is a citizen of the United States, or has declared his intention to become such, and that the entry is made for his exclusive use and benefit, and for actual settlement and cultivation.
Page 26 - Every person elected or appointed to any office under this Constitution shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and also an oath of office.
Page 27 - Board or body failing to pass the necessary ordinances or resolutions fixing water rates, where necessary, within such time, shall be subject to peremptory process to compel action, at the suit of any party interested, and shall be liable to such further processes and penalties as the Legislature may prescribe. Any person, company, or corporation collecting water rates in any city and county, or city, or town in this State, otherwise than as so established, shall forfeit the franchises and waterworks...

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