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this Act or any existing law were granted, he would be able to secure water sufficient to effect reclamation of the irrigable land in his entry or any legal subdivision thereof, the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, allow such entryman or assignee five years from notice within which to perfect the entry in the manner required of a homestead entryman.

That any desert-land entryman or his assignee entitled to the benefit of the last preceding paragraph may, if he shall so elect within sixty days from the notice therein provided, pay to the receiver of the local land office the sum of 50 cents per acre for each acre embraced in the entry, and thereafter perfect such entry upon proof that he has upon the tract permanent improvements conducive to the agricultural development thereof of the value of not less than $1.25 per acre, and that he has, in good faith, used the land for agricultural purposes for three years and the payment to the receiver, at the time of final proof, of the sum of 75 cents per acre: Provided, That in such case final proof may be submitted at any Cancellation or time within five years from the date of the entryman's entry. election to proceed as provided in this section, and in the event of failure to perfect the entry as herein provided, all moneys theretofore paid shall be forfeited and the entry canceled.

An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act making appropriations to

supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen and for prior years, and for other purposes."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the last three para- Public lands. graphs of section five of the Act of March fourth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, “ An Act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for prior years, and for other purposes,” be, and the same are Hereby, extended and made applicable to any lawful for completing pending desert-land entry made prior to March fourth, desert - land nineteen hundred and fifteen : Provided, That in cases Mar. 1, 1915. where such entries have been assigned prior to the date of the Act the assignees shall, if otherwise qualified, be in assignments entitled to the benefit hereof.

Approved, March 21, 1918 (40 Stat. 458).

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An Act To exempt from cancellation certain desert-land entries in

Riverside County, California. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no desert-land entry heretofore made in good Deserie lana en faith under the public-land laws for lands in townships tries in River. four and five south, range fifteen east; townships four Calif.,

allowed and five south, range sixteen east; townships four, five, extension of time and six south, range seventeen east; townships five, six, and seven south, range eighteen east; townships six and seven south, range nineteen east; townships six and seven south, range twenty east; townships four, five, six, seven, and eight south, range twenty-one east; townships five, six, and sections three, four, five, six, seven, eight, eighteen, and nineteen, in township seven south, range twenty-two east; township five south, range, twenty-three east, San Bernardino meridian, in Riverside County, State of California, shall be canceled prior to May first, nineteen hundred and nineteen, because of failure on the part of the entrymen to make any annual or final proof falling due upon any such entry prior to said date. The requirements of law as to annual assessments and final proof shall become operative from said date as though no suspension had been had. If the said entrymen are unable to procure water to irrigate the said lands above described through no fault of theirs, after using due diligence, or the legal questions as to their right to divert or impound water for the irrigation of said lands are still pending and undetermined by said May first, nineteen hundred and nineteen, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to grant a further extension for an additional period of not exceeding two years.s

Approved, April 11, 1916 (39 Stat. 49).

An Act To exempt from cancellation certain desert-land entries in

Riverside County, California.

Calif.

Territory

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemPublic lands.. bled, That no desert-land entry heretofore made in good for final proof, faith under the public-land laws for lands in townships etc. of desert four and five south, range fifteen east; townships four Riverside County, and five south, range sixteen east; townships four, five,

in- and six south, range seventeen east; townships five, six, cluded.

and seven south, range eighteen east; townships six and seven south, range nineteen east; townships six and seven south, range twenty east; townships four, five, six, seven, and eight south, range twenty-one east; townships five, six, and sections three, four, five, six, seven, eight, eighteen, and nineteen, in township seven south, range twenty-two east; township five south, range twenty-three east, San Bernardino meridian, in Riverside County, State of California, shall be canceled prior to May 1, 1923, because of failure on the part of the entrymen to

make any annual or final proof falling due upon any Assessments such entry prior to said date. The requirements of law May 1, 1923. as to annual assessments and final proof shall become no fault of theirs, after using due diligence, or the legal questions as to their right to divert or impound water for the irrigation of said lands are still pending and undetermined by said May 1, 1923, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to grant a further extension for an additional period of not exceeding two years.

operative from said date as though no suspension had Further exten. been made. If the said entrymen are unable to procure available. water to irrigate the said lands above described through

sion if water not

* See the act of June 24, 1921, following.

Approved, June 24, 1921 (42 Stat. 66).

An Act Relating to desert land entries.

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Desert-land en

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the right to make a desert-land entry shall not y Desert land en be denied to any applicant therefor who has already larged homestead made an enlarged homestead entry of three hundred and

Conditions. twenty acres: Provided, That said applicant is a duly qualified entryman and the whole area to be acquired as an enlarged homestead entry and under the provisions of this Act does not exceed four hundred and eighty acres.

Approved, February 27, 1917 (39, Stat. 946).
An Act for the protection of desert-land entrymen who enter the

military or naval service of the United States in time of war.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tires of the United States of America in Congress assem-
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no desert-land entry made or held under the Public lands. provisions of the Act of March third, eighteen hundred tries. and seventy-seven, as amended by the Act of March third, for expenditures eighteen hundred and ninety-one, by an officer or enlisted while serving in

present war. man in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or: Organized Militia of the United States shall be subject to contest or cancellation for failure to make or expend the sum of $1 per acre per year in improvements upon such claim, or to effect the reclamation thereof, during the period said entryman or his successor in interest is engaged in the : military service of the United States during the present war with Germany, and until six months thereafter, and the time within, which such entryman or claimant is required to make such expenditures and effect reclamation of the land shall be, exclusive of the time of his actual service in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Organized Militia of the United States: Provided. That said desertland entry shall have been made by the said officer or enlisted man prior to his enlistment: Provided further, ter to be filed. That each such entryman or claimant shall, within six months after the passage of this Act, or within six months after he is mustered into the service, file in the local land office of the district wherein his claim is situate a notice of his muster into the service of the United States, and of his desire to hold said desert claim under this Act: Provided further, That the term "enlisted Service speciman,” as used in this section shall include any person

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selected to serve in the military forces of the United States as provided by the Act entitled "An Act author. izing the President to increase temporarily the Military Establishment of the United States," approved May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen.

Approved, August 7, 1917 (40 Stat. 250).

An Act To authorize certain desert-land claimants who entered the

military or naval service of the United States during the war with Germany to make final proof of their entries.

Vol. 41, 1202, amended.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of RepresentaPublic lands.

Completion of tives of the United States of America in Congress assemFriese bea settiers bled, That the act of March 1, 1921 (Forty-first Statutes, serving in World

page 1202), entitled “ An Act to authorize certain homeWar.

p.stead settlers or entrymen who entered the military or

naval service of the United States during the war with Germany to make final proof of their entries,” be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding thereto at the end thereof the following matter, which shall be known and designated as section 2 of said Act:

“ Sec. 2. That any entryman under the desert-land serving laws, or any person entitled to preference right of entry physically una- under section 1 of the Act approved March 28, 1908 plish reclama: (Thirty-fifth Statutes at Large, page 52), who after aption,

plication or entry for surveyed lands or legal initiation

, Vol. 35, p. 52. of claim for unsurveyed lands, and prior to November 11,

1918, enlisted or was actually engaged in the United States Army, Navy, or Marine Corps during the war with Germany, who has been honorably discharged and because of physical incapacities due to service is unable to accomplish reclamation of and payment for the land, may make proof without further reclamation thereof or payments thereon under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and

receive patent for the land by him so entered or claimed, Proviso.

if found entitled thereto: Provided, That no such patent Prior survey re- shall issue prior to the survey of the land.” quired.

Approved, December 15, 1921 (42 Stat. 348). NOTES.-For desert-land entries on lands containing coal, oil, phosphate, etc., see these subjects under “Homesteads.”

For desert-land entries within Government reclamation projects see the Acts of June 27. 1906, July 24, 1912, and Aug. 26, 1912, under “ Reclamation lands."

For desert-land entries on withdrawn lands, see the Acts of June 25, 1910, and Aug. 24, 1912, under “Withdrawals and restorations."

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ARKANSAS.-Act of January 17, 1920--Drainage districts in Arkansas.
MINNESOTA.-Act of May 20, 1908-—Drainage of certain lands in Min-

nesota
Act of September 5, 1916-Amendment of the act of May 20, 1908_
Act of March 3, 1919–Certain entries in drainage district validated --
OKLAHOMA.-Act of February 24, 1921-Drainage of certain Indian

lands in Oklahoma

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An Act Authorizing local drainage districts to drain certain public

lands in the State of Arkansas, counties of Mississippi and Poinsett, and subjecting said lands to taxation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of those unentered, unreserved public lands,, Arkan sa s and all of those entered lands for which no final certifi- drainage laws apcates have been issued, within the areas hereinafter described, are hereby made and declared to be subject to the laws of the State of Arkansas relating to the organization, government, and regulation of drainage districts to the same extent and in the same manner, except as hereinafter provided, in which lands held under private ownership

are or may be subject to said laws: Provided, Rights, etc., in That the United States and all persons legally holding Poinsett Coununpatented lands under entries made under the publicland laws of the United States shall be accorded all the rights, privileges, and benefits given by said laws to persons holding lands in private ownership, said lands being those public lands in Mississippi County, Arkansas, in townships fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen north, range nine east, and townships fifteen and sixteen north, range ten east, fifth principal meridian, according to the official surveys thereof approved October 12, 1915, and all of those unentered public lands, and all of those entered lands for which no final certificates have been issued in Poinsett County, Arkansas, in townships eleven and twelve north, range six east, fifth principal meridian, according to the official surveys thereof approved July 30. 1913.

Sec. 2. That the construction and maintenance of Draina ge canals, ditches, levees, and other drainage works upon State laws and across the lands subject to the operation of this Act thorized. are hereby authorized, subject to the same conditions as Apportionment are imposed by the laws of the State of Arkansas upon lands held in private ownership, and that the cost of con

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