Report of the commissioners and evidence taken by the committee of mines and mining of the house of representatives of the united states, in regard to the sutro tunnel, together with the arguments and report of the committee recommending a loan by the government in aid of the construction of said work

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Էջ 6 - ... company to redeem said bonds, or any part of them, when required so to do by the Secretary of the Treasury...
Էջ 430 - Suppose, now, one of these engines to be going along a railroad at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, and that a cow were to stray upon the line and get in the way of the engine ; would not that, think you, be a very awkward circumstance ? "
Էջ 398 - An act granting to A. Sutro the right of way and other privileges to aid in the construction of a draining and exploring tunnel to the Comstock lode, in the State of Nevada," approved July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
Էջ 123 - During the time when said party of the second part shall use said tunnel or drift; as means of transportation, as hereinbefore contracted for, the party of the second part will pay to the parties of the first part, for each ton of ore, rock, earth, or...
Էջ 225 - That a mine, when properly ventilated and drained, and when both the main and side passages are of tolerable height, is not only not unhealthy, but, the temperature being moderate and very uniform, it is considered as a place of work more salubrious, and even agreeable, than those in which many kinds of labor are carried on above ground.
Էջ 382 - And the said A. Sutro, his heirs and assigns, are hereby granted the right to purchase, at five dollars per acre, such mineral veins and lodes within two thousand feet on each side of said tunnel as shall be cut, discovered, or developed by running and constructing the same, through its entire extent, with all the dips, spurs, and angles of such lodes...
Էջ 400 - States in hand paid to the said party of the first part by the said party of the second part, and...
Էջ 428 - I thought of the inconceivable millions of money which have been spent about Malta, four or five of which might have been the means of extending double lines of iron railway from London to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Holyhead, Milford, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Dover, and Portsmouth.
Էջ 430 - My learned friends," said he, " almost endeavoured to stop my examination ; they wished me to put in the plan, but I had rather have the exhibition of Mr. Stephenson in that box. I say he never had a plan — I believe he never had one — I do not believe he is capable of making one. His is a mind...
Էջ 35 - July 25, 18u(J, with special reference to the importance, feasibility, cost, and time required to construct the same; the value of the bullion extracted from the mines on the Comstock lode ; their present and probable future production; also, the geological and practical value of said tunnel as an exploring work, and its general bearing upon our mining and other national interests in ascertaining the practicability of deep mining.

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