Hearings Held Before the Committee on the Public Lands of the House of Representatives January 27 and 30, 1911, on H.R. 32080 "to Provide for the Leasing of Coal Lands in the District of Alaska and for Other Purposes."

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - 99 páginas
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Página 6 - ... much of the product of any mine or mines opened upon the lands sold under the provisions of this act as may be necessary for the use of the army and navy, and at such reasonable and remunerative price as may be fixed by the President; but the producers of any coal so purchased who may be dissatisfied with the price thus fixed shall have the right to prosecute suits against the United .States in the Court of Claims for the recovery of any additional sum or sums they may claim as justly due upon...
Página 65 - An Act to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in the District of Alaska, and for other purposes...
Página 7 - An act to regulate commerce," approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and all acts amendatory thereof, and...
Página 33 - The incompleteness of these figures can best be illustrated by some examples. The Bering River field may be extended into the mountains and have many times its present known area. If the entire eastern and western extensions of the Matanuska Valley are underlain by coal beds, as may be the case, it will increase the tonnage of this field many times that used in the present estimate.
Página 6 - That the United States shall at all times have the preference right to purchase so much of the product of any mine or mines opened upon the lands sold under the provisions of this act as may be necessary for the use of the Army and Navy, and at such reasonable and remunerative price as may be fixed by the President; but the producers of any coal so purchased who may be dissatisfied with the price thus fixed shall have the right to prosecute...
Página 44 - ... payment in advance of a rental of 25 cents per acre for the first calendar year or fraction thereof, 50 cents per acre for the second, third, fourth, and fifth...
Página 52 - ... Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming, be repealed. Second, that the coal deposits of the Government be leased after advertisement inviting competitive bids, for terms not exceeding fifty years, with a minimum rental and royalties upon the coal mined, to be readjusted every ten or twelve years, and with conditions as to maintenance which will secure proper mining, and as to assignment which will prevent combinations to monopolize control of the coal in any one district or market....
Página 33 - ... times its present known area. If the entire eastern and western extensions of the Matanuska Valley are underlain by coal beds, as may be the case, it will increase the tonnage of this field many times that used in the present estimate. In the Cook Inlet and Susitna regions the estimates for tonnage are based on a coal field of 30 to 40 square miles. As a matter of fact, it is not improbable that the whole Cook Inlet-Susitna depression may be underlain by coal-bearing rocks at no depth prohibitive...
Página 38 - Representative! of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all vacant surveyed or unsurveyed public lands in the district of Alaska containing workable deposits of coal are hereby classified as coal lands; and such lands and the coal deposits therein shall be disposed of only in the manner prescribed by this act. SEC. 2. That every citizen of the United States above the age of twenty-one years, who has not acquired title to coal deposits or coal lands from the United States...
Página 7 - Interior is hereby authorized to make all necessary rules and regulations in harmony with the provisions and purposes of this Act for the purpose of carrying the same into effect.

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