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the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior; and if not sold at such second offering for want of bidders, then the Secretary of the Interior may sell the same at private sale, for cash, at not less than the appraised value, nor

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 of such reservation, or settled thereon prior to January first, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, in good faith for the purpose of securing a home and of entering the same under the general laws and has continued in such occupation to the present time, and is by law entitled to make a homestead entry shall be entitled to enter the land so occupied, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres in a body, according to the Government surveys and subdivisions: Provided further, That said lands were subject to entry under the public land laws at the time of their withdrawal *

SEC. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior shall cause any improvements, buildings, building materials, and other property which may be situate upon any such

lands, subdivisions or lots not heretofore sold by the Appraisement United States authorities, to be appraised in the same etc. , and public manner as hereinbefore provided for the appraisements

of such lands, subdivisions, and lots, and shall cause the

same, together with the tract or lot upon which they are Conditions of situate, to be sold at public sale, to the highest bidder for

cash, at not less than the appraised value of such land and improvements, first giving the sixty days' notice as hereinbefore provided; or he may, in his discretion, cause the improvements to be sold separately, at public sale for cash, at not less than the appraised value, to be removed by the purchaser within such time as may be prescribed, first giving the sixty days' public notice before provided; and if in any case the lands and improvements, or the improvements separately, as the case may be, are not sold for want of bidders, then the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, cause the same to be reoffered for sale, at any subsequent time, in the same manner as above provided, or may cause the same to be sold at

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 not exceeding the smallest subdivision or lot provided for by this act upon the reservation on which said buildings are situate shall be offered for sale to the purchaser of said improvements and buildings at the appraised value of the lands and if said purchaser shall fail to sixty days after notice to complete said purchase of lanus the same shall be sold under the provisions of this act

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Sec. 4. That the provisions of the act of August validits "In resor 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-ingaminerantado eral deposits shall be vacated by the reduction or aban-posits subject to donment of any military reservation under the provi- of the United sions 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 vsecretary of his discretion, to permit the extension of State, county, cortalo privileges and Territorial roads across military reservations; to per- bridges, extension mit the landing of ferries, the erection of bridges thereon; of roads, etc. and permit cattle, sheep or other stock animals to be 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.)

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Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved March 3,

1893 (27 Stát., 593). Provided, That the President is hereby authorized by Grants to muproclamation 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

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to this act: Provided, That persons who enter under the homestead law shall pay for such lands not less than the value heretofore or hereafter determined by appraise

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 purchaser, be made in five equal installments, at times and at rates of interest to be fixed by the Secretary of

the Interior. Appraisomonts, SEC. 2. That nothing contained in this act shall be

construed to suspend or to interfere with the operation of the said act approved July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, as to all lands included in abandoned military reservations hereafter placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior for disposal, and all appraisements required by the first section of this act shall be in accordance with the provisions of said act of July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four.

Approved, August 23, 1894. (28 Stat., 491.)

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An Act To amend and extend the provisions of an act entitled "An act

to provide for the opening of certain abandoned military reservations, and for other purposes," approved August twenty-third, eighteen hundred and ninety-four.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives abandoned milltary reservations. of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That the provisions of the act approved August twentythird, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled "An act to provide for the opening of certain abandoned military reservations, and for other purposes,” are hereby extended to all abandoned military reservations which were placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior under any law in force prior to the act of July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four.

SEC. 2. That the preference right of entry given to actual settlers by the terms of the act to which this is an amendment shall, so far as the lands to which the provisions of said act are extended, take effect and continue for six months from the date of this amendatory act.

Approved, February 15, 1895. (28 Stat., 664.)

Preference to homestead settlers extended.

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ALLOTMENTS.-Act of May 17, 1906 (34 Stat., 197)—Allot

ments to Indians.... COAL LANDS.-Act of June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 658) Coal-land

laws, Secs. 2347–2352, R. S., extended to Alaska.. Act of April 28, 1904 (33 Śtat., 525)—Qualifications-Boun

daries-Notice-Patents--$10 per acre- -Not allowed for shores

of navigable waters—Adverse claims... Act of May 28, 1908 (35 Stat., 424)—Consolidation of claims lo

cated prior to November 12, 1906—Right to purchase for Army

and Navy-Unlawful trust-Forfeiture.... Act of October 20, 1914 (38 Stat., 741)—Leases of tracts not ex

ceeding 2,560 acres-Railroads and common carriers—Consolidation of small leases—Interest only in one lease-Royalties— Term of lease-Domestic purposes-Easements—SurfacePermits for washeries—Assignment of leases—Prior claims not

affected... HOMESTEADS.-Act of May 14, 1898 (30 Stat., 409)— Amended

by act of March 3, 1903 (32 Stat., 1028)—Homestead laws extended to Alaska-Lieu selections Location of scrip-Soldier's additional homestead-Shores of navigable watersSettlers—320 acres allowed, surveyed or unsurveyed-Mineral

and coal lands—Transfer for church, cemetery, etc., purposes.. LAND DISTRICTS.-Act of May 14, 1898 (30 Stat., 414)--Presi

dent authorized to establish land districts... MINERALS LANDS.--Act of May 17, 1884 (23 Stat., 26)—Min

ing laws made applicable to Alaska-Indians not to be dis

turbed-Missionary stations
Act of May 14, 1898 (30 Stat., 415)—Mining rights to citizens of

Canada.
Act of June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 327, 329)—Instruments to be re-

corded—Gold explorations on Bering Sea-Miner's regula

tions-Roadway Act of March 2, 1907 (34 Stat., 1243)—$100 in annual improve

ments-Forfeiture Act of June 7, 1910 (36 Stat., 459)—Time for filing adverse

claims. Act of August 1, 1912 (37 Stat., 242)-Placer claim not in excess

of 40 acres—$100 annually in labor or improvements—Loca

tion by attorney restricted. MISSION SITES.-Act of June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 330)-Re

ligious societies conducting schools, etc.. RAILROADS AND RIGHTS OF WAY.-Act of May 14, 1898 (30

Stat., 409)-Railroad right of way–Minerals—Materials-

Wharves—Map of location-Wagon roads—Toll-Forfeitures.. Act of March 12, 1914 (38 Stat., 305)—President authorized to

construct and operate railroads, telegraph and telephone lines,

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SCHOOL GRANTS.-Act of March 4, 1915 (38 Stat., 1214)—Sec

tions 16 and 36-Section 33 in Tanana Valley for agricultural college-Lieu selections—Leases-Mineral lands excepted.... SURVEYS.-Act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat., 1098)—System of

surveys extended to Alaska. TIMBER.-Act of May 14, 1898 (30 Stat., 414)—Sale and use of

timber.. TOWN SITES.--Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stat., 1099)— Entry by

trustee under Sec. 2387, R. S.. Act of June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 332)—Jail and courthouse sites.. TRADE AND MANUFACTURING SITES.-Act of May 14,

1898 (30 Stat., 413)—Purchase of not exceeding 80 acres containing improvements—Navigable waters—Use of wharves and roadway-Suitable tracts along water front for use of natives--Procedure for patent-Adverse claim...

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ALLOTMENTS.

Homestead al. lotments to natives.

An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to allot homesteads

to the natives of Alaska. 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 undersuch 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, Allotments in 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 nontaxProserence able until otherwise provided by Congress. Any person rights. 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).

alienable and nontaxable.

COAL LANDS.

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. 1

Approved, June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 658),

Cos I-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 do; 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

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permanent monuments, so that the boundaries thereof may be readily and easily traced. And all such loca

tors shall, within one year from the passage of this act, or Filing notice. within one year from making such location, file for record

1 Amended by the act of Apr. 28, 1904.

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