||APPLICABLE TO UTAH. 69 Sec. 2334. The surveyor general of the United States f?a7teoy°rp?en" may appoint in each land district containing mineral lands g^ ££JgJ as many competent surveyors as shall apply for appoint- clalms>&c-ment to survey mining claims. The expenses of the survey of vein or lode claims, and the survey and subdivision of 10 May, i872,c. placer claims into smaller quantities than one hundred and pf95!'12> v# 17> sixty acres, together with the cost of publication of notices, shall be paid by the applicants, and they shall be at liberty to obtain the same at the most reasonable rates, and they shall also be at liberty to employ any United States deputy surveyor to make the survey. The Commissioner of the General Land Office shall also have power to establish the maximum charges for surveys and publication of notices under this chapter; and, in case of excessive charges for publication, he may designate any newspaper published in a land district where mines are situated, for the publication of mining notices in such district, and fix the rates to be charged by such paper; and, to the end that the Commissioner may be fully informed on the subject, each applicant shall file with the register a sworn statement of all charges and fees paid by such applicant for publication and surveys, together with all fees and money paid the register and the receiver of the land office, which statement shall be transmitted, with the other papers in the case, to the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Sec. 2335. All affidavits required to be made under this ^SgSKJfi, chapter may be verified before any officer authorized to ad- &Ct minister oaths within the land district where the claims may be situated, and all testimony and proofs may be taken be-10 May, iwa, c. fore any such officer, and, when duly certified by the officer pf&*- ^'v# 17> taking the same, shall have the same force and effect as if taken before the register and receiver of the land office. In cases of contest as to the mineral or agricultural character of land, the testimony and proofs may be taken as herein provided, on personal notice of at least ten days to the opposing party ; or if such party cannot be found, then by publication of at least once a week for thirty days in a newspaper, to be designated by the register of the land office as published nearest to the location of such land; and the register shall require proof that such notice has been given. Sec. 2336. Where two or more veins intersect or cross XrSf&k each other, priority of title shall govern, and such prior location shall be entitled to all ore or mineral contained within 10 May, 1872,0. -the space of intersection : but the subsequent location shall p. 96'