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the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior; and if not
less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: ProRights of actual vided, That any settler who was in actual occupation of
any portion of any such reservations prior to the location
lands, subdivisions or lots not heretofore sold by the Appraisement United States authorities, to be appraised in the same
of such lands, subdivisions, and lots, and shall cause the
cash, at not less than the appraised value of such land
private sale for not less than the appraised value: ProLandsfirst to be vided, That where buildings or improvements have been of buildings and heretofore sold by the United States authorities the land improvements.
upon which such buildings or improvements are situate
vations in Flor.
mineral land laws
SEC. 4. That the provisions of the act of August Military reser: eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, relative to ida. military reservations in the State of Florida, and the sixth section of the act of June twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, relative to the sale of military sites be, and same are hereby, repealed.
SEC. 5. Whenever any lands containing valuable min- Lands containeral deposits shall be vacated by the reduction or aban-posits subject to donment of any military reservation under the provisions of this act, the same shall be disposed of exclusively States. under the mineral land laws of the United States.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of War shall have authority, in secretary of his discretion, to permit the extension of State, county, certain privileges; and Territorial roads across military reservations; to per- bridges, extension mit the landing of ferries, the erection of bridges thereon; or roads, etc. and permit cattle, sheep or other stock animals to bé driven across such reservation, whenever in his judgment the same can be done without injury to the reservation or inconvenience to the military forces stationed thereon.
Approved, July 5, 1884. (23 Stat., 103.)
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved March 3,
1893 (27 Stát., 593). Provided, That the President is hereby authorized by Grants to mu. proclamation to withhold from sale and grant for public tions. use to the municipal corporation in which the same is situated all or any portion of any abandoned military reservation not exceeding twenty acres in one place.
An Act To provide for the opening of certain abandoned military reserva
tions, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
Lands opened of the United States of America in Congress assembled, to entry. That all lands not already disposed of included within the limits of any abandoned military reservation heretofore placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior for disposition under the act approved July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, the disposal of which has not been provided for by a subsequent act of Congress, where the area exceeds five thousand acres, except such legal subdivisions as have Government improvements thereon, and except also such other parts as are now or may be reserved for some public use, are hereby opened to settlement under the public-land laws of the United States and a preference right of entry for a period of six months from the date of this act shall be given all bona fide settlers who are qualified to enter under the homestead law and have made improvements and are now residing upon any agricultural lands in said reservations, and for a period of six months from the date of settlement when that shall occur after the date of
Preference homestead tlers.
to this act: Provided, That persons who enter under the
ment, nor less than the price of the land at the time of Payment.
the entry, and such payment may, at the option of the
construed to suspend or to interfere with the operation
Approved, August 23, 1894. (28 Stat., 491.)
An Act To amend and extend the provisions of an act entitled “An act
to provide for the opening of certain abandoned military reservations,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
That the provisions of the act approved August twenty-
fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four. Preference
SEC. 2. That the preference right of entry given to homestead
actual settlers by the terms of the act to which this is an
Approved, February 15, 1895. (28 Stat., 664.)
ALLOTMENTS.-Act of May 17, 1906 (34 Stat., 197)—Allot
ments to Indians....
laws, Secs. 2347–2352, R. S., extended to Alaska...
daries—Notice-Patents--$10 per acre— Not allowed for shores
of navigable waters—Adverse claims..
cated prior to November 12, 1906—Right to purchase for Army
and Navy_Unlawful trust-Forfeiture...
ceeding 2,560 acres—Railroads and common carriers-Consoli-
by act of March 3, 1903 (3ž Stát., 1028)—Homestead laws ex-
and coal lands—Transfer for church, cemetery, etc., purposes..
dent authorized to establish land districts..
ing laws made applicable to Alaska-Indians not to be dis
corded—Gold explorations on Bering Sea-Miner's regula
of 40 acres—$100 annually in labor or improvements—Loca
tion by attorney restricted..
ligious societies conducting schools, etc...
Stat., 409)-Railroad right of way–Minerals—Materials
Wharves-Map of location-Wagon roads—Toll-Forfeitures..
construct and operate railroads, telegraph and telephone lines,
tions 16 and 36—Section 33 in Tanana Valley for agricultural
surveys extended to Alaska.
trustee under Sec. 2387, R. S..
1898. (30 Stat., 413)-Purchase of not exceeding 80 acres con-
An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to allot homesteads
to the natives of Alaska.
Homestead al. lotments to natives.
Allotments inalienable and nontaxabha.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and empowered, in his discretion and under such rules as he may prescribe, to allot not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres of nonmineral land in the district of Alaska to any Indian or Eskimo of full or mixed blood who resides in and is a native of said district, and who is the head of a family, or is twenty-one years of age; and the land so allotted shall be deemed the homestead of the allottee and his heirs in perpetuity, and shall be inalienable and nontaxable until otherwise provided by Congress. Any person qualified for an allotment as aforesaid shall have the preference right to secure by allotment the nonmineral land occupied by him not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres.
Approved, May 17, 1906 (34 Stat., 197).
An Act To extend the coal-land laws to the district of Alaska.
Coal-land laws extended to Alaska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That so much of the public-land laws of the United States are hereby extended to the district of Alaska as relate to coal lands, namely, sections twenty-three hundred and forty-seven to twenty-three hundred and fifty-two, inclusive, of the Revised Statures.
Approved, June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 658).
Coa l-land en tries.
An Act To amend an act entitled “An act to extend the coal-land laws to the district of Alaska,” approved June sixth, nineteen hundred.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person or association of persons qualified to make entry under the coal-land laws of the United States, who shall have opened or improved a coal mine or coal mines
on any of the unsurveyed public lands of the United Location of de States in the district of Alaska, may locate the lands upon veloped mineral
which such mine or mines are situated, in rectangular tracts containing forty, eighty, or one hundred and sixty acres, with north and south boundary lines run according
to the true meridian, by marking the four corners thereof Boundaries.
with permanent monuments, so that the boundaries thereof may be readily and easily traced. And all such locators shall, within one year from the passage of this act, or within one year from making such location, file for record
1 Amended by the act oi Apr. 28, 1904,