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included within the boundaries of said location as thus recorded, upon proof to be submitted to the register and receiver of the proper land office, upon proof that he is a citizen of the United States, and upon the further proof required by section twenty-two hundred and ninetyone of the Revised Statutes of the United States as heretofore and herein amended, and under the procedure in the obtaining of patents to the unsurveyed lands of the United States, as provided for by section ten of the Act hereby amended, and under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior as hereinbefore provided, without the payment of any purchase price or other charges, except the ordinary office fees and commissions of the register and receiver except one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre on land commuted: And provided always, That no title shall be obtained hereunder to any of the mineral or coal lands of the district of Alaska: And it is further provided, That the right of any homestead settler to transfer any portion of the land so settled upon, as provided by section twenty-two hundred and eighty-eight of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shall be restricted and limited within the district of Alaska as follows: For church, cemetery, or school purposes to five acres, and for the right of railroads across such homestead to one hundred feet in width on either side of the center line of said railroad; and all contracts by the settler made before his receipt of patent from the Government, for the conveyance of the land homesteaded by him or her, except as herein provided, shall be held null and void.
Act March 3, 1903, c. 1002, 32 Stat. 1028.
Act May 14, 1898, c. 299, § 1, mentioned in the title to this act as amended thereby, is set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1412.
Rev. St. $ 2291, mentioned in this act, and Act March 3, 1877, c. 172, amending that section, with subsequent provisions relating to the same subject, are set forth in Comp. St. 1901, pp. 1390–1394.
Kev. St. $ 2292, mentioned in this act, is set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1394; and Rev. St. § 2305, also mentioned therein, is set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1413.
Section 10 of the act amended by this act, Act May 14, 1898, c. 299, also mentioned in this act, is set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1469.
Rev. St. § 2288, also mentioned in this act, is set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1385.
Mineral Lands and Mining Resources.
Provisions, similar to those of this chapter, for the reservation from sale of public lands in the Philippine Islands valuable for minerals, and the purchase of mineral deposits and the location of mining claims thereon, are contained in the act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes, Act July 1, 1902, c. 1369, $8 20–62, 32 Stat. 697-706.
ACT FEB. 11, 1897, c. 216. Entry of petroleum or other mineral oil lands ander placer mining laws.
Provisions relating to the annual assessment labor upon oil lands located as placer mining claims are contained in Act Feb. 12, 1903, c. 548, set forth below.
ACT FEB. 12, 1903, c. 548.
ments on Oil Mining Claims. (32 Stat. 825.) Assessment work on contiguous oil lands, located as placer mining
claims, of same owner. Be it enacted, &c., That where oil lands are located under the provisions of title thirty-two, chapter six, Revised Statutes of the United States, as placer mining claims, the annual assessment labor upon such claims may be done upon any one of a group of claims lying contiguous and owned by the same person or corporation, not exceeding five claims in all: Provided, That said labor will tend to the development or to determine the oil-bearing character of such contiguous claims.
Act Feb. 12, 1903, c. 548, 32 Stat. 825.
The entry of lands containing petroleum or other mineral oils, under the laws relating to placer mineral claims, is authorized by Act Feb. 11, 1897, c. 216, Comp. St. 1901, p. 1434.
ACT JUNE 6, 1900, c. 796.
No title to any mineral or coal lands in Alaska can be obtained under the amendment of Act May 14, 1898, c. 299, § 1, Comp. St. 1901, p. 1412, which extends the homestead laws to Alaska, by a provision of Act March 3, 1903, c. 1002, ante, under chapter 5 of this Title.
Reservation and Sale of Town-Sites on the Public Lands.
Commutation for town-site purposes in Oklahoma, of homestead entries of certain ceded Indian lands, is authorized by Act March 11, 1902, c. 180, post, under chapter 11 of this Title, subc. “Ceded Indian Reservations and Lands."
This chapter of the Revised Statutes is extended to and declared to be applicable to ceded Indian lands in Minnesota, by Act Feb. 9, 1903, c. 531, post, under chapter 11 of this Title, subc. "Ceded Indian Reservations and Lands."
[TOWN-SITES IN OKLAHOMA.]
ACT MAY 2, 1890, c. 182, § 22. Town-site laws made applicable; lands open to entry; reservations for parks, etc.; rights of homestead settlers.
The provisions of this section for commutation for town-site purposes of homestead entries is made applicable to certain ceded Indian lands in Oklahoma, by Act March 11, 1902, c. 180, post, under chapter 11 of this Title, subc. "Ceded Indian Reservations and Lands."
Survey of the Public Lands.
Sec. 2399. [As amended 1890, 1894.]
This section is further amended by Act April 26, 1902, c. 592, set forth below.
ACT APRIL 26, 1902, c. 592.
Ninety-Nine of the Revised Statutes of the United States. (32
Be it enacted, &c., That section twenty-three hundred and ninetynine of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by Act of Congress of October first, eighteen hundred and ninety (Statutes at Large, volume twenty-six, page six hundred and fifty), and Act of Congress of August fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninetyfour (Statutes at Large, volume twenty-eight, page two hundred and eighty-five), be further amended so as to read as follows, namely:
"Séc. 2399. The printed manual of surveying instructions for the survey of the public lands of the United States and private land claims, prepared at the General Land Office, and bearing date January first, nineteen hundred and two, the instructions of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the special instructions of the surveyor-general, when not in conflict with said printed manual or the instructions of said Commissioner, shall be taken and deemed to be a part of every contract for surveying the public lands of the United States and private land claims.”
Rev. St. $ 2399, as amended by Act Oct. 1, 1890, c. 1262, and Act Aug. 15, 1894, c. 288, mentioned in this act, is set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1474. The amendment by this act consists in the substitution, for the Manual bearing date June 30, 1894, inserted by the last previous amendment, of the Manual bearing date Jan. 1, 1902, as set forth here.
ACT MARCH 3, 1901, c. 853, § 1.
Nevada, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, and
The provision of this act, set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1482, is repeated in the same language in the sundry civil appropriation acts for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1903, and June 30, 1904, Act June 28, 1902, c. 1301, § 1, 32 Stat. 453, and Act March 3, 1903, c. 1007, § 1, 32 Stat, 1116.
[CHAPTER NINE A.]
The provisions of Act Oct. 2, 1888, c. 1069, § 1, and subsequent provisions mentioned in the note under this chapter in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1487, relating to investigation by the Geological Survey of the arid regions of the United States, for the purpose of determining whether the same can be redeemed by irrigation, are to a great extent superseded by the provisions, relating to the same subjects, of Act June 17, 1902, c. 1093, post, under chapter 11 of this Title, subchapter "Irrigation in Arid Regions; Grants of Desert Lands to States for Reclamation."
ACT MARCH 3, 1887, c. 362.
Notes, in the annual Book of Estimates, under each item of appropriation under "General Expenses of the Geological Survey,” showing the number of persons employed and the rate of compensation paid to each from each of said appropriations during the preceding fiscal year, are required by a provision of Act June 28, 1902, c. 1301, § 1, post, under Title XLI, “Appropriations."
The purchase of professional and scientific books and periodicals for the scientific divisions of the Geological Survey is authorized by a provision of Act June 28, 1902, c. 1301, § 1, post, under Title XLI, “Appropriations."
RES. MARCH 3, 1887, No. 16.
Further provisions relating to the printing and distribution of the publications of the Geological Survey, subsequent to the provisions referred to in the note under this resolution in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1490, are contained in Res. May 16, 1902, No. 22, and Act March 3, 1903, c. 1007, 8 1, post, under Title XLV, "Public Printing, Advertisements, and Public Documents."
Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to the Public Lands.
[DISPOSITION OF SUSPENDED ENTRIES AND CLAIMS; INVALID AND
DEFECTIVE CLAIMS AND PATENTS THEREFOR.]
ACT MARCH 3, 1903, c. 994, § 1.
ervation is extended, for other land. * *
and any private lands occupied by actual settlers over which an Indian reservation has been or may be extended by Executive order may be exchanged, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, and at the expense of the owner thereof, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, for vacant, nonmineral, nontimbered, surveyed public lands of like area and value, and situated in the same State or Territory.
Act March 3, 1903, c. 994, § 1, 32 Stat. 1000.
This is a provision of the Indian appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904, cited above.
ACT MARCH 3, 1891, c. 561, § 24.
The time within which bona fide settlers in forest reserves created under the provisions of this section, who have failed to place their claims of record within the statutory time, under certain specified circumstances, may file their claims, is extended by Act April 15, 1902, c. 507, set forth below.
ACT JUNE 4, 1897, c. 2, § 1.
Provisions for the relief of bona fide settlers in forest reserves, created under Act March 3, 1891, c. 561, $ 24, Comp. St. 1901, p. 1537, who have failed to place their claims of record within the statutory time, whereby the filing of such claims is permitted within a period of two years, are contained in Act April 15, 1902, c. 507, set forth below.
Settlers and owners of tracts within the Wind Cave National Park established by Act Jan. 9, 1903, c. 63, may relinquish them and secure other land, in accordance with the provisions for relinquishment of lands in forest reserves, by section 5 of that act, post, under subc. "Parks and Reservations.".
ACT MARCH 3, 1901, c. 853, § 1.
The provision of this act set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 1544, is repeated in substantially the same language in the sundry civil appropriation acts for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1903, and June 30, 1904, Act June 28, 1902, c. 1301, § 1, 32 Stat. 452, and Act March 3, 1903, c. 1007, § 1, 32 Stat. 1115.