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thousand five hundred and sixty acres in the Territory of Alaska, the lease thereof shall be forfeited by appro

priate court proceedings. Royalties to be

SEC. 9. That for the privilege of mining and extracting paid.

and disposing of the coal in the lands covered by his lease the lessee shall pay to the United States such royalties as may be specified in the lease, which shall not be less than two cents per ton, due and payable at the end

of each month succeeding that of the shipment of the Annual rental. coal from the mine, and an annual rental, payable at the

beginning of each year, on the lands covered by such lease, at the rate of twenty-five cents per acre for the first year thereafter, fifty cents per acre for the second, third, fourth, and fifth years, and $1 per acre for each and

every year thereafter during the continuance of the lease, Credit against except that such rental for any year shall be credited against the royalties as they accrue for that year. Leases

. may be for periods of not more than fifty years each, subTerms of lease. ject to renewal, on such terms and conditions as may be

authorized by law at the time of such renewal. All net profits from operation of Government mines, and all

royalties and rentals under leases as herein provided, Doisposal of re-shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States in ceipts.

Reimburso: a separate and distinct fund to be applied to the reimment for railroad bursement of the Government of the United States on

account of any expenditures made in the construction Ex.0038 to of railroads in Alaska, and the excess shall be deposited

in the fund known as The Alaska Fund, established by the act of Congress of January twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and five, to be expended as provided in said

last-mentioned act. Limited permits Sec. 10. That in order to provide for the supply of supply local strictly local and domestic needs for fuel the Secretary

of the Interior may, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe in advance, issue to any applicant qualified under section three of this act a limited license or permit granting the right to prospect for, mine, and dispose of coal belonging to the United States on specified tracts not to exceed ten acres to any one person or association of persons in any one coal field for a period of not exceeding ten years, on such conditions not inconsistent with this act as in his opinion will safeguard the public

interest, without payment of royalty for the coal mined No conflict bo-or for the land occupied: Provided, That the acquisition and other leases..or holding of a lease under the preceding sections of this

act shall be no bar to the acquisition, holding, or operating under the limited license in this section permitted. And the holding of such a license shall be no bar to the

acquisition or holding of such a lease or interest therein. Easement rights SEC. 11. That any lease, entry, location, occupation, reserved.

or use permitted under this act shall reserve to the Government of the United States the right to grant or use such easements in, over, through, or upon the land leased, entered, located, occupied, or used as may be necessary or appropriate to the working of the same or

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other coal lands by or under authority of the Government
and for other purposes: Provided, That said Secretary, in Disposal of sur.
his discretion, in making any lease under this act, may lands.
reserve to the United States the right to lease, sell, or
otherwise dispose of the surface of the lands embraced
within such lease under existing law or laws hereafter
enacted in so far as said surface is not necessary for use
by the lessee in extracting and removing the deposits of
coal therein. If such reservation is made, it shall be so
determined before the offering of such lease.

That the said Secretary during the life of the lease is Permits
authorized to issue such permits for easements herein public lands.
provided to be reserved, and to permit the use of such
other public lands in the Territory of Alaska as may be
necessary for the construction and maintenance of coal
washeries or other works incident to the mining or treat-
ment of coal, which lands may be occupied and used
jointly or severally by lessees or permittees, as may be
determined by said Secretary.

SEC. 12. That no lease issued under authority of this stAssignments react shall be assigned or sublet except with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior. Each lease shall con

operating, safety, tain provisions for the purpose of insuring the exercise etc., required. of reasonable diligence, skill, and care in the operation of said property, and for the safety and welfare of the miners and for the prevention of undue waste, including a restriction of the workday to not exceeding eight hours Eight-hour in any one day for underground workers except in cases of emergency; provisions securing the workers complete freedom of purchase, requiring the payment of wages Wagas. at least twice a month in lawful money of the United States, and providing proper rules and regulations to secure fair and just weighing or measurement of the coal mined by each miner, and such other provisions as are needed for the protection of the interests of the United Preventing mo

nopoly, etc. States, for the prevention of monopoly, and for the safeguarding of the public welfare.

Sec. 13. That the possession of any lessee of the land Property rights or coal deposits leased under this act for all purposes involving adverse claims to the leased property shall be deemed the possession of the United States, and for such purposes the lessee shall occupy the same relation to the property leased as if operated directly by the United States.

Sec. 14. That any such lease may be forfeited and Forfeiture
canceled by appropriate proceeding in a court of compe-
tent jurisdiction whenever the lessee fails to comply with
any provision of the lease or of general regulations pro-
mulgated under this act; and the lease may provide for
the enforcement of other appropriate remedies for breach
of specified conditions thereof.

SEC. 15. That on and after the approval of this act no
lands in Alaska containing deposits of coal withdrawn this act.
from entry or sale shall be disposed of or acquired in any

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Coal lands hereafter subject to to .

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OD claims.

Sworn statements required.

Pending on cases manner except as provided in this act: Provided, That

the passage of this act shall not affect any proceeding now pending in the Department of the Interior, and any such proceeding may be carried to a final determination

in said department notwithstanding the passage hereof: Lessees to await Provided further, That no lease shall be made, under the og uponding provisions hereof, of any land, a claim for which is pend

ing in the Department of the Interior at the date of the passage of this act, until and unless such claim is finally disposed of by the department adversely to the claimant.

SEC. 16. That all statements, representations, or reports required, unless otherwise specified, by the Secretary of the Interior under this act shall be upon oath

and in such form and upon such blanks as the Secretary of Punishment for the Interior may require, and any person making false

oath, representation, or report shall be subject to pun

ishment as for perjury. Regulations to SEC. 17. That the Secretary of the Interior is authorbe prescribed.

ized to prescribe the necessary and proper rules and regulations and to do any and all things necessary to carry

out and accomplish the purposes of this act. Conflicting laws

SEC. 18. That all acts and parts of acts in conflict repealed.

herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, October 20, 1914 (38 Stat., 741).

false oaths.

HOMESTEADS.

laws extended to Alaska.

An Act Extending the homestead laws and providing for right of way for

railroads in the district of Alaska, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Homestead that the homestead land laws of the United States and

the rights incident thereto, including the right to enter surveyed or unsurveyed lands under provisions of law relating to the acquisition of title through soldiers' additional homestead rights, are hereby extended to the district of Alaska, subject to such regulations as may be

made by the Secretary of the Interior; and no indemnity, Location of lieu deficiency, or lieu lands pertaining to any land grant

whatsoever originating outside of said district of Alaska

shall be located within or taken from lands in said disEntries on nav-trict: Provided, That no entry shall be allowed extend

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ing more than eighty rods along the shore of any naviga

ble water, and along such shore a space of at least eighty Alternate rods shall be reserved from entry between all such claims,

and that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to authorize entries to be made, or title to be acquired,

to the shore of any navigable waters within said disLimit of home-trict: And it is further provided, That no homestead shall

exceed eighty acres in extent.

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An Act To amend section one of the act of Congress approved May

fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled "An act extending the homestead laws and providing for a right of way for railroads in the district of Alaska.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Homestead of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Alaska.

* all the provisions of the homestead laws of the United States not in conflict with the provisions of this act, and all rights incident thereto, are hereby extended to the district of Alaska, subject to such regulations as may be made by the Secretary of the Interior; and no indemnity, deficiency,

Restriction

indemnity, or lieu-land selections pertaining to any land grant out-etc., selections. side of the district of Alaska shall be made, and no land scrip or land warrant of any kind whatsoever shall be located within or exercised upon any lands in said district except as now provided by law: And provided further, That no more than one hundred and sixty acres shall be entered in any single body by such scrip, lieu selection, or soldier's additional homestead right: And provided further, That no location of scrip, selection or right along any navi-tel peation on wagable or other waters shall be made within the distance of eighty rods of any lands, along such waters, theretofore located by means of any such scrip or otherwise: And provided further, That no commutation privileges shall be Commutation. allowed in excess of one hundred and sixty acres included in

any homestead entry under the provisions hereof: Provided, That no entry shall be allowed extending more than one hundred and sixty rods along the shore of any navi. Reservations on gable water, and along such shore a space of at least navigable waters. eighty rods shall be reserved from entry between all such claims; and that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to authorize entries to be made or title to be acquired to the shore of any navigable waters within said. No entries of district; and no patent shall issue hereunder until all the Patent requirorequirements of sections twenty-two hundred and ninetyone, twenty-two hundred and ninety-two, and twentythree hundred and five of the Revised Statutes of the United States have been fully complied with as to residence, improvements, cultivation, and proof, except as to commuted lands as herein provided: And it is further provided, That every person who is qualified under existing laws to make homestead entry of the public lands of Maximum the United States who has settled upon or who shall here-try increased. after settle upon any of the public lands of the United States situated in the district of Alaska, whether surveyed or unsurveyed, with the intention of claiming the same under the homestead laws, shall, subject to the provisions and limitations hereof, be entitled to enter three hundred and twenty acres or a less quantity of unappropriated public land in said district of Alaska. If any of the land so settled upon, or to be settled upon, is unsurveyed, then Location on un the land settled upon, or to be settled upon, must be surveyed land. located in a rectangular form, not more than one mile in length, and located by north and south lines run accord

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ing to the true meridian; that the location so made shall be marked upon the ground by permanent monuments at each of the four corners of the said location, so that the boundaries of the same may be readily and easily traced;

that the record of said location shall, within ninety days Records to be from the date of settlement, be filed for record in the

recording district in which the land is situated. Said record shall contain the name of the settler, the date of the settlement, and such a description of the land settled upon, by reference to some natural object or permanent monument, as will identify the same; and if, after the expiration of the said period of five years, or at such date as the settler may desire to commute, the public surveys

of the United States have not been extended over the Issue of patent. land located, a patent shall nevertheless issue for the land

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 ninety-one 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 hereinPayments. before 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 Transfers per- settler'to transfer any portion of the land so settled upon,

as provided by section twenty-two hundred and eightyeight of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shåll 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 Contracts vold- 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.

Approved, March 3, 1903 (32 Stat., 1028).

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LAND DISTRICTS.

An Act Extending the homestead laws and providing for a right of way

for railroads in the District of Alaska, and for other purposes.

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SEC. 12. That the President is authorized and empow

ered, in his discretion, by Executive order from time to Land districts. time to establish or discontinue land districts in the Dis

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