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of the amount he was lawfully required to pay under such laws, such excess shall be repaid to such person or to
his legal representatives. Amounts to be SEC. 3. That when the Commissioner of the General
. retary of the In. Land Office shall ascertain the amount of any excess terior.
moneys, purchase moneys, or commissions in any case
An Act For relief of applicants for mineral surveys.
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemMineral land bled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is Refund of un- hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of the moneys used deposits.
heretofore or hereafter covered into the Treasury from deposits made by individuals to cover cost of work performed and to be performed in the offices of the United States surveyors-general in connection with the survey of mineral lands, any excess in the amount deposited over and above the actual cost of the work performed, including all expenses incident thereto for which the deposits were severally made or the whole of any unused deposit;
and such sums, as the several cases may be, shall be Permanent ap: deemed to be annually and permanently appropriated for propriation for refunding. that purpose. Such repayments shall be made to the
Repayments to person or persons who made the several deposits, or to depositors.
his or their legal representatives, after the completion or
Approved, February 24, 1909 (35 Stat. 645).
States land offices.
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemRefund to reg: bled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is ceivers for can- hereby, authorized and directed to refund, out of any cellation notices.
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to registers and former registers of United States land offices money earned by them for issuing notices of the cancellation of entries subsequent to July twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, which money, under
Amended by the act of Dec. 11, 1919.
the instructions of the Secretary of the Interior, they were erroneously required to deposit in the United States Treasury, contrary to the provisions of the Act approved July twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two: Provided, That such refund shall be made only of money deposited subsequent to the approval of the Act of July twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and shail be made upon accounts stated and certified by the Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That said refund shall be made of only such fees which have not entered into the compensation paid to such registers out of the appropriation for salaries and commissions of registers and receivers for any fiscal year.
Sec. 2. That hereafter all money or fees received or Accounting collected by registers of United States land offices for issuing notices of cancellation of entries shall be reported and accounted for by such registers in the same manner as other fees or moneys received or collected.
Approved, March 4, 1911 (36 Stat. 1351).
to provide for the repayment of certain commissions, excess pay.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an Act approved March 26, 1908 (Thirty-fifth Statutes at Large, page 48), entitled “ An Act to provide for the repayment of certain commissions, excess payments, and purchase moneys paid under the public land laws," be amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 1. That where purchase moneys and commissions Repayment of paid under any public land law have been or shall here- etc., in rejected after be covered into the Treasury of the United States entries in under any application to make any filing, location, selection, entry, or proof, such purchase moneys and commissions shall be repaid to the person who made such application, entry, or proof, or to his legal representatives, in all cases where such application, entry, or proof has been or shall hereafter be rejected, and neither such applicant nor his legal representatives shall have been guilty of any fraud or attempted fraud in connection with such application: Provided, That such person or his legal represent- Time limit for atives shall file a request for the repayment of such pur
applications. chase moneys and commissions within two years from the rejection of such application, entry, or proof, or within two years from the passage of this Act as to such applications, proofs, or entries, as have been heretofore rejected.
“ SEC. 2. That in all cases where it shall appear to the Repayment » satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that any person has heretofore or shall hereafter make any payments to the United States under the public land laws in excess
Amounts to be certified to Secretary
of the amount he was lawfully required to pay under such
laws, such excess shall be repaid to such person or to his Time limit for legal representatives: Provided, That such person or his application.
legal representatives shall file a request for the repay. ment of such excess within two years after the patent has issued for the land embraced in such payment, or within two years from the passage of this Act as to such excess payments as have heretofore been made.
“SEC. 3. That when the Commissioner of the General
the Land Office shall ascertain the amount of any excess Treasury.
moneys, purchase moneys, or commissions in any case where repayment is authorized by this statute, the Secretary of the Interior shall at once certify such amounts
to the Secretary of the Treasury, who is hereby authorPayment au-ized and directed to make repayment of all amounts so
certified out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated
and issue his warrant in settlement thereof. Rules to “Seo. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby prescribed.
authorized to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this Act into full force and effect.”
Approved, December 11, 1919 (41 Stat. 366).
Act of October 2, 1888--Reservation of storage reservoirs in arid regions.
voir sites reserved.
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation Act approved October 2,
1888 (25 Stat. 505-526). For the purpose of investigating the extent to which Storage reser
voirs the arid region of the United States can be redeemed by region.
Investigativn. irrigation, and the segregation of the irrigable lands in such arid region, and for the selection of sites for reserroirs and other hydraulic works necessary for the storage and utilization of water for irrigation and the prevention of floods and overflows, *
And all the lands which may hereafter be designated or selected by such United States surveys for sites for reservoirs, ditches or canals for irrigation purposes and all the lands made sus- trom ndier
Lands reserved ceptible of irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches or canals are from this time henceforth hereby reserved from sale as the property of the United States, and shall not be subject after the passage of this act, to entry, settlement, or occupation until further provided by law: Provided, Reopening of That the President may, at any time in his discretion, by ment. proclamation open any portion or all of the lands reserved by this provision to settlement under the homestead laws.
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation Act approved August 30,
1890 (26 Stat. 371-391). And so much of the act of October second, eighteen ari desenatio from hundred and eighty-eight, entitled “An Act making ap- entry repealed. propriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes," as provides for the withdrawal of the public lands from entry, occupation and settlement, is hereby repealed, and all Existing bona entries made or claims initiated in good faith and valid validated. but for said Act, shall be recognized and may be perfected in the same manner as if said law had not been enacted, except that reservior sites heretofore located or selected shall remain segregated and reserved from entry or settlement as provided by said Act, until otherwise
* Repealed by the Act of Aug. 30, 1890, but withdrawals already made to remain segregated. Limited as to area by Act of Mar. 3, 1891.
Reserveireaites provided by law, and reservoir sites hereafter located or
selected on public lands shall in like manner be reserved from the date of the location or selection thereof.
An Act To repeal the timber-culture laws, and for other purposes.
Limit on reservoir sites.
Sec. 17. That reservoir sites located or selected and to be located and selected under the provisions of “An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,
eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purLands of actual poses," and amendments thereto, shall be restricted to
and shall contain only so much land as is actually necessary for the construction and maintenance of reservoirs; excluding so far as practicable lands occupied by actual settlers at the date of the location of said reservoirs;
Approved, March 3, 1891 (26 Stat. 1095–1101).