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Provided further, That no person shall hold by assignment Assignments more than one farm unit prior to final payment of all charges for all the land held by him subject to the reclamation law, except operation and maintenance charges not then due. Sec. 14. That any person who

and or entry has here- Notification of tofore become subject to the reclamation law, who desires by private ownto secure the benefits of the extension of the period of payments provided by this act, sball, within six months after the issuance of the first public notice hereunder affecting his land or entry, notify the Secretary of the Interior, in the manner to be prescribed by said Secretary, of his acceptance of all of the terms and conditions of this act, and thereafter his lands or entry shall be subject to all of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 15. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby General authorauthorized to perform any and all acts and 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.

SEC. 16. That from and after July first, nineteen hun-JuExpenses after dred and fifteen, expenditures shall not be made for carry-ited to specific ing out the purposes of the reclamation law except out of appropriations. appropriations made annually by Congress therefor, and the Secretary of the Interior shall, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen, and annually thereafter, in the regular Book of Estimates, submit to Congress estimates of the amount of money necessary to be expended for carrying out any or all of the purposes authorized by the reclamation law, including the extension and completion of existing projects and units thereof and the construction of new projects. The annual appropriations made hereunder by Congress for such purposes shall be paid out of To be paid from the reclamation fund provided for by the reclamation law.

Approved, August 13, 1914 (38 Stat., 686).

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An Act To authorize the reservation of public lands for country parks

and community centers within reclamation projects, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives mLands in pocela of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That reserved for counthe Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, author-try parks, etc. ized to withdraw from other disposition and reserve for country parks, public playgrounds, and community centers for the use of the residents upon the lands such tracts as he may deem advisable not exceeding twenty acres in any one township in each reclamation project or the several units of such reclamation projects undertaken under the act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, known as the reclamation act. SEC. 2. That subject to the provisions hereinafter con

ply. tained every such tract of land so set apart shall be supplied with water from the Government irrigation system, the cost thereof to be charged to the remaining lands of

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the project as a part of the construction charge of such project, and shall be maintained and used in perpetuity by the people upon said reclaimed lands for a pleasure park, public playground, and community center.

SEC. 3. That for the purpose of carrying out and effectirrigation organic

ing the objects of this act the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into a contract with the organization formed by the owners of the lands irrigated within said project or project unit pursuant to section six of the act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, stipulating and providing that the organization will maintain and use such of the lands so reserved for the purposes prescribed in this act as such organization may desire, and that upon failure to so maintain and use such lands, or in the event that same shall be permitted to be used or occupied for other purposes than those stipulated in this act, the control of the lands shall revert to the United

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SEC. 4. That any of such lands not contracted for in accordance with the provisions of section three of this act within ten years from the time water is available for the same, or sooner, if the Secretary of the Interior may deem it desirable, shall be disposed of in accordance with the public-land laws applicable thereto, and the proceeds from the disposition of lands reverting to the United States under the provisions of this act, and from sales of water rights, shall be covered into the reclamation fund and placed to the credit of the project wherein the lands are situate.

Approved, October 5, 1914 (38 Stat., 727).

lands not taken.

An Act For the relief of homestead entrymen under the reclamation

projects of the United States. Relinquish- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ment of homestead entries un of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That actif land not any person who has made homestead entry under the act irrigable. of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two (Thirty

second Statutes at Large, page three hundred and eightyeight), for land þelieved to be susceptible of irrigation which at the time of said entry was withdrawn for any contemplated irrigation project, may relinquish the same, provided that it has since been determined that the land embraced in such entry or all thereof in excess of twenty

acres is not or will not be irrigable under the project, and Selocit in nied in lieu thereof may select and make entry for any farm farm unit lieu.

unit included within such irrigation project as finally established, notwithstanding the provisions of section five of the act of June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten, entitled "An act to authorize advances to the recla

mation fund," and so forth, and acts amendatory thereof: Residence cred- Provided, That such entrymen shall be given credit on the

new entry for the time of bona fide residence maintained on the original entry.

Approved, March 4, 1915 (38 Stat., 1215).

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Revised Statutes, sections 2334-2347.-Appointments--Bonds

Salaries-Fees—Oath of office..
Act of June 16, 1874 (18 Stat., 72).-Actual traveling expenses,

only, allowed..
Act of March 3, 1883 (22 Stat., 484). –Testimony fees—Compen-

sation for plats showing status, and lists furnished States... Act of August 4, 1886 (24 Stat., 239).—All fees above $3,000 each

and cost of clerical service to be deposited in Treasury. Act of January 11, 1894 (28 Stat., 26).-Not to hear or determine

cause in which iřterested-Substitution of other officer... Act of March 2, 1895 (28 Stat., 807).-Not to duplicate reports.. Act of March 22, 1904 (33 Stat., 144).-Fees for furnishing tran

script of records to individuals—Transcripts as evidence..... Act of March 4, 1909 (35 Stat., 985).—Not to incur expenses

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SEC. 2234. There shall be appointed by the President, Appointment by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a recolvors. register of the land office and a receiver of public moneys for each land district established by law.

The above section (2234) was amended by an act of Congress approved January 27, 1898, which reads as follows:

“There shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a register of the land office and a receiver of public moneys for each land district established by law, who shall have charge of and attend to the sale of public and Indian lands within their respective districts, as provided by law and official regulations, and receivers shall be accountable under their official bonds for the proceeds of such sales, and for all fees, commissions, or other moneys received by them under any provision of law or official regulation.” SEC. 2235. Every register and receiver shall reside at

register and rethe place where the land office for which he is appointed ceiver. is directed by law to be kept.

SEC. 2236. Every register and receiver shall, before entering on the duties of his office, give bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, with approved security, for the faithful discharge of his trust.

Sec. 2237. Every register and receiver shall be allowed isteklaries of reg. an annual salary of five hundred dollars.

SEC. 2238. Registers and receivers, in addition to their Fees and salaries, shall be allowed each the following fees and com- ter and receiver. missions, namely: First. A fee of one dollar for each declaratory state

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One per cent on Second. A commission of one per centum on all moneys moneys.

received at each receiver's office. Homestead ap- Third. A commission to be paid by the homestead plications.

applicant, at the time of entry, of one per centum on the cash price, as fixed by law, of the land applied for; and a like commission when the claim is finally established, and the certificate therefor issued as the basis of a patent.

Fourth. The same commission on lands entered under any law to encourage the growth of timber on western prairies, as allowed when the like quantity of land is

entered with money. scrip.

Fifth. For locating military bounty-land warrants issued since the eleventh day of February, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and for locating agricultural college land scrip, the same commission to be paid by the holder or assignee of each warrant or scrip as is allowed for sales of the public lands for cash, at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.

Sixth. A fee, in donation cases, of two dollars and fifty cents for each final certificate for one hundred and sixty acres of land; five dollars for three hundred and twenty acres; and seven dollars and fifty cents for six hundred and forty acres.

Seventh. In the location of lands by States and corporations under grants from Congress for railroads and other purposes (except for agricultural colleges), a fee of one dollar for each final location of one hundred and sixty acres; to be paid by the State or corporation making such location.

Eighth. A fee of five dollars per diem for superintending public-land sales at their respective offices; [and to each receiver mileage in going to and returning from depositing the public moneys received by him.??

Ninth. A fee of five dollars for filing and acting upon each application for patent or adverse claim filed for

mineral lands, to be paid by the respective parties. Taking Tenth. Registers and receivers are allowed jointly,

at the rate of fifteen cents per hundred words for testimony reduced by them to writing for claimants, in establishing preemption desert land and homestead rights. (As amended May 29, 1908.)

Eleventh. A like fee as provided in the preceding subdivision when such writing is done in the land office, in establishing claims for mineral lands.

Twelfth. Registers and receivers in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, are each entitled to collect and receive fifty per centum on the fees and commissions provided for in the first, third, and tenth subdivisions of this section.

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SEC. 2239. The register for any consolidated land Transcript district, in addition to the fees now allowed by law, shall be entitled to charge and receive for making transcripts for individuals, or furnishing any other record information respecting public lands or land titles in his consolidated land district, such fees as are properly authorized by the tariff existing in the local courts of his district; and the receiver shall receive his equal share of such fees, and it shall be his duty to aid the register in the preparation of the transcripts, or giving the desired record information.

SEC. 2240. The compensation of registers and receivers, compensation for including salary, fees, and commissions, shall in no case registers and reexceed in the aggregate three thousand dollars a year each; and no register or receiver shall receive for any one quarter or fractional quarter more than a prorata állowance of such maximum.

Sec. 2241. Whenever the amount of compensation Excess of com. received at any land office exceeds the maximum allowed paid into Treasby law to any register or receiver, the excess shall be ury. paid into the Treasury, as other public moneys. Sec. 2242. No register or receiver shall receive any alty.

Illegalfees; poncompensation out of the Treasury for past services who has charged or received illegal fees; and, on satisfactory proof that either of such officers has charged or received fees or other rewards not authorized by law, he shall be forthwith removed from office.

SEC. 2243. The compensation of registers and receivers, Compensation both for salary and commissions, shall commence and be receivers, when

to calculated from the time they, respectively, enter on the commence. discharge of their duties.

SEC. 2244. All registers and receivers shall be appointed Duration for the term of four years, but shall be removable at and receivers. pleasure.

SEC. 2245. The receivers shall make to the Secretary Monthly of the Treasury monthly returns of the moneys received of receivers. in their several offices, and pay over such money pursuant to his instructions. And they shall also make to the Commissioner of the General Land Office like monthly returns, and transmit to him quarterly accounts current of the debits and credits of their several offices with the United States.

SEC. 2246. The register or receiver is authorized, and it shall be their duty, to administer any oath required by and receivers. law or the instructions of the General Land Office, in connection with the entry or purchase of any tract of the public lands, but he shall not charge or receive, directly or indirectly, any compensation for administering such oath.

Sec. 2247. If any person applies to any register to in Penalty for false enter any land whatever, and the register knowingly register. and falsely informs the person so applying that the same has already been entered, and refuses to permit the person so applying to enter the same, such register shall be liable

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