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WAUSAU.

1929, 1931, 1933 to 1937 inciusive, 1939 to 1943 inclusive, 4413 inclusive, 4415 to 4418 inclusive, 4420, 4422,- 4423, No. 1370. Indian Lands.

1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 4424, 4428, 4429, 4430, 4432, 4435 to 4438 inclusive, 4440

Nos. 1380, 1398, 1406, 1411, 1412, 1416, 1438, 1410, 1442, 1445,

1967 to 1973 inclusive, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1989 to 4441, 4443, 4441. 4445, 4447 to 1452 inclusive. 4454, 4455 1452, 1454, 1455, 1457 to 1461 inclusive, 1463 to 1471 inclu

1997 inclusive, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 4456, 4460 to 4473 inclusive, 4475 to 4481 inclusive, 4483 to

ve, 1473, 1474, 1475, 1477, 1479, 1480, 1481, 1483, 1484, 1486,

2015, 2017, 2020, 2024, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 4487 inclusive, 4489, 4490, 4492, 4493. 4497 to 4500 inclu. 1487. 1491, 1494, 1496, 1498 to 1503 inclusive, 1505 to 1509 in

2038, 2039, 2010, 2041, 2044, 2017, 2018, 2049, 2109. sive, 4502, 4505, 4506. 4409 to 4513 inclusive, 4516 to 4524 clusive. 1513 to 1517 inclusive, 1520 to 1526 inclusive,

Nos. 1483. 2051, 2054, 2056, 2007, 2001, 2064, 2067, 2 2073 to inclusive. 4526. 4528 4529, 4531 to 4534 inclusive, 1538 to 1529. 1534 to 1538 inclusive, 1542, 1543.

2084 inclusive, 2086 to 2090 inclusive, 2092, 2095, 2096, 4539 inclusive, 4541, 4513 to 4549 inclusive, 4551, 4552,

2097, 2099, 2101, 2104 to 2108 inclusive, 2111, 2113 to 2116 4553. 4556 to 4560 inclusive, 4562, 4563, 4564, 4566, 4569 to

nclusive, 2120, 2122 to 2126 inclusive, 2128, 2130, 2131, 4572 inclusive. 4576, 4577, 4580 to 4596 inclusive, 4590,

2133. 2135 to 2140 inclusive, 2142 to 2156 inclusive. 4591, 4592, 4591, 4595, 4596, 4597.

CASH PATENTS ISSUED.

No. 2069 in favor of R. E. Bell.
MISSOURI.
Copp's LAND OWNER for this month reports

IDAHO.
BOONVILLE.
the issuance of patents on the Cash Entries

BOISE CITY. Nos. 2358, 2995, 3314, 3323, 3340, 3363, 3465 to 3492 inclu- numbered below, which patents have been sent Nos. 4827, 485, 503, 563, also Xos. 11 and 12 Desert sive. to the below-named land-offices.

Lands.
SPRINGFIELD.

KANSAS.
Nos. 3577, 4387, 4390 to 4397 inclusive. 4399 to 4413 in

ALABAMA.

INDEPENDENCE. clusive, 4416 to 4436 inclusive, 4438 to 4415 inclusive.

MONTGOMERY.

Nos, 5, 321, 353 to 395 inclusive, 1752, 1763, 1764, 1765. MISSISSIPPI.

Nos. 17272, 17368, 17369, 17370, 17374, 17730, 17741, 17748, 1767, Cherokee Strip.
17757, 17766, 17773, 17777, 17788, 17789, 17791, 17794, 17795,

KIRWIN.
JACKSON.
No. 1390.
17798, 17799, 17817, 17820.

Nos. 1678, 1796, 1815, 1850, 1952, 2139, 2592, 2594 to 2597
CALIFORNIA,

inclusive, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2615, 2617, 2618, 2619, 2624, NEBRASKA.

2626, 2629, 2631, 2635 to 2638 inclusive, 2640, 2644, 2648, 249, BLOOMINGTON.

LOS ANGELES.

2650, 2651, 2898, 2910, 3009, 3045, 3048, 3059, 3063. Nos. 3582, 3625, 3713, 3715, 3716, 3717, 3718, 3720 to 3726 inNos. 773, 939, 940, 942, 943, 944, 945, 350, 351, 954, 955, 358,

LARNED. clusive, 3728, 3729, 3731 to 3736 inclusive. 3738. 3739. 3741 | 964, 987, 989, 992, 998, to 3745 inclusive, 3747, 3749, 3750, 3752, 3753, 3751, 3755,

MARYSVILLE

Nos. 672, 679, 685, 687, 690, 692, 696, 699, 700, 704, 706, 719, 3757, 3758, 3762, 3761, 3765, 3767, 3771

R. & R. No. 2, Surveyor General's Certificate.

778, 779, 781, 791, 798, 804, 821.
LINCOLN

SACRAMENTO.
Nog. 1881, 2257, 2335, 7355, 9199, 9212, 10389, 10519, 10531, Nos. 2366, 2517, 2519, 2520, 25:22, 2523, 2526, 2527, 2531, 2546,

. OBERLIN. 10532 to 10536 inclusive, 10539 to 10544 inclusive. 2565 to 2569 inclusive, 2572, 2573.

Nos. 1, 4, 5, 6, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 33, 37, 38, 42, 48, 49, 54, 55,

58, 59, 61, 68, 75, 83, 87, 95, 106, 107, 109, 110, 124, 136, 138. NIOBRARA, STOCKTON.

SALINA. Nos. 943, 962, 1138, 1209, 1285, 1290, 1320, 1437, 1451, 1472, No8. 6534, 7601, 7663, 7664, 7665, 7667, 7671 to 7674 inclu1483, 1544, 1548, 1553, 1556, 1558, 1581, 1595, 1611, 1613, 1632 to sive, 7676 to 7680 inclusive, 7686 to 7689 inclusive, 7692,

Nos. 4380, 4383, 4406, 4407, 4409, 4414, 4440, 4501, 4502, 4505, 1639, inclusive, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1652, 1653, 1658, 1560, 1663, 7695 to 7705 inclusive, 7709, 7727, 7735, 7736, 7737, 7742, 7743,

| 4511, 4515, 4516, 1524, 4525, 4527, 4531, 4533, 4535, 4540, 4542, 1665, 1666, 1667, 1668. 7744, 7751, 7755, 7756, 7757, 7763, 7774, 7776, 7779.

4543, 4564, 4566, 4568, 4615, 4617, 4622, 4623, 4625, 4629, 4636, NORTH PLATTE.

4639, 4642, 4643, 4646, 4656, 4652, 4654, 4662, 4664'to 4667 in.

VISALIA. Nos. 284, 435, 453, 493, 536, 541, 542, 561, 564, 565, 570, 571,

clusive, 4671, 4672, 4675, 4703, 4755, 4761, 4762, 5759.

Nos. 3383, 3386, 3387, 3388, 3390, 3397, 3398, 3402, 3408, 3409, 572, 575, 576, 577, 585, 589, 593, 594, 5996, 597, 599, 600, 601, 606, 1 3411. 3412, 3413, 3418, 3420.

TOPEKA. 606, 617, 620, 623, 624, 626, 628, 629, 630.

Nos. 4237 to 4246 inclusive, 4249, 4251, 4257, 4258, 4259, OREGON.

DAKOTA.

4260, 4262, 4265, 4268, 4273, 4274.

BISMARCK.
DALLES.

WICHITA.
Nos. 235, 283, 288, 298, 299, 300, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 308,

Nos. 10146, 12871, 12876, 19885, 12993, 12894, 12932, 12939, Nos. 86, 103, 113, 125, 126, 140, 168, 174, 188.

12942, 12951, 12981, 12991, 12995, 13002, '13004, 13006, 13007, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 319.

FARGO.

13067, 13070, 13072, 13074, 13076, 13078, 13083, 13084, 13085, LAKE VIEW.

R. and R. No, 2, Surveyor General's Certificate. 13087, 13093, 13096, 13097, 13101, 13106, 13107, 13111, 13434, Nos. 50, 52 to 58 inclusive.

Nos. 1645, 1649, 262, 2955, 2960, 2966, 2967, 2970, 2975, 2976, 13445, 13446, 13447, 13441, 13455, 13462, 13465, 13467, 13468,

2978, 2979, 2991, 2995, 2996, 3001, 3002, 3005, 3008, 2009. 3011. | 13470, 13474, 13475, 13488, 13491, 13493, 13513, 13536, 13545, LE GRAND

3012 to 3015 inclusive, 3020, 3024, 3026, 3028, 3030, 3031. 303213546, 13551, 13553, 13555, 14156, 14160, 14162 to 14178 inclu. Nos. 241, 347, 403, 439, 442, 455, 473, 478, 479, 483, 497, 525, 3035, 3043, 3050, 3051, 3054, 3056, 3059, 3070, 3074, 3075, 3076 sive, 14729, 14986, 15500, 15501, 15502, 15512, 15513, 15525, 605, 653, 657, 659, 668, 669, 699, 715, 716, 717, 718. 719, 720, 721, 3077, 3081, 3082, 3083, 3086 to 3090 inclusive, 3095, 3096, 3100 | 15527, 15540, 15551, 15573, 15574, 15576, 15577, 15587, 15605, 722, 723, 724, 726 to 748 inclusive, 750, 752, 753.

to 3103 inclusive, 3105, 3112, 3113, 3115, 3116, 3119, 3122 15606, 15611, Osage Trust Lands.
OREGON CITY.

3127, 3131, 3132, 3133, 3135, 3138, 3139, 3140, 3141, 3144, 3148
3152, 3160, 3162, 3164, 3171, 3175, 3176, 3178, 3180, 3181, 3183,

LOUISIANA.
Nos. 854, 1114, 1132, 1370, 1414, 1431, 1471, 1474, 1512 to 1518
3186, 3189, 3892, 3893, 3194, 3199, 3202, 3206, 3210, 3211, 3214,

NEW ORLEANS. inclusive, 15-20 to 1524 inclusive, 15:27 to 15:29 inclusive,

3215, 3216, 3218, 3220, 3221, 3223, 3224, 3232, 3237, 3240, 3:252, 1531 to 1513 inclusive, 1530.

Nos. 5123 to 5129 inclusive, 5131, 5132, 5133, 5135 to 5138 3254. 3262, 3266, 3273, 3279, 3280, 3281, 3282, 3284, 3290, 3292, inclusive. 5140,5141, 5145 to 5152 inclusive, 5154 to 5163 UTAH.

3298 3299, 3303, 3308, 3333, 3336 to 3340 inclusive, 3343, inclusive, 5167 to 5180 inclusive.

3344, 3345, 3351, 3352, 3357, 3358, 3361 to 3364 inclusive, 3367,
SALT LAKE.
3369, 3370, 3371, 3377, 3379, 3384, 3386, 3387, 3388, 3389, 3391,

MICHIGAX.
Nos. 2022, 2080, 2090 to 2099 inclusive, 2100 to 2107 in- 3392, 3393, 394, 3395, 3396, 3398, 3402, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3417.
clusive, 2109, 2111 to 2121 inclusive, 2123, 2125 to 2131 in- 3419, 3420, 3429, 3430, 3431, 3432, 3436, 3439, 3443, 3145, 3446.

MARQUETTE. clusive, 2134 to 2137 inclusive, 2139 to 2143 inclusive, I 347, 3449, 3460, 3463, 3465, 3467, 3475, 3476, 3485, 3487, 3488

R. and R. Nos. 26 to 33 inclusive, 2145 to 2148 inclusive, 2150 to 2160 inclusive, 2162 to 2168 3490, 3492, 3493, 3494, 3495, 3597, 3498, 3499, 3500, 3503, 3506 to 3, Surveyor General's Certificate. inclusive, 2170 to 2179 inclusive, 2181 to 2189 inclusive, 3509 inclusive, 3512, 3515, 3518, 3532, 3533, 3539, 3641, 3542, Nos. 11471, 12:225. 2191, 2192.

3544, 3549, 3550, 3552, 3554, 3560, 3570, 3571, '3575, 3581.' 3590 | Nos. 11767, 11768, 11837, 11838, 11839. Nos. 22, 327, 544, 1427, 1459, 1584, 1630, 1672, 1714, 1800, 3592, 3596, 3602, 3603, 3605, 3608, 3609, 3611, 3621, 3622, 3623, 1872, 1902, 1913, 1966 to 1970 inclusive, 1973 to 1977 inclu- 3627, 3628, 3629, 3630, 3633, 3636, 3641, 3642, 3645, 3660, 3676

MINNESOTA. sive, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986 to 2004 inclusive, 2006 to 3080, 3683, 3688, 3694, 3695, 3697, 4089, 4168, 4170, 4176, 4178,

CROOKSTOX. 2011 inclusive, 2013 to 2021 inclusive, 2023 to 2035 inclu. | 4183, 4185, 4187, 4188, 4194, 4196, 4202, 4206, 4208, 4209,' 4210, sive, 2037 to 2051 inclusive, 2054, 2055, 2956, 2058 to 2064 4213, 4:218, 219, 4231, 1233, 4240, 4247, 4250, 4255, 1256, 4267, 1268, 1381, 1428, 1527, 1570, 1626, 1671, 1793, 1798, 1850, 1853,

Detroit and Crookston Series, Nos. 625, 707, 1170, inclusive, 2066 to 2070 inclusive, 2072, 2073, 2077, 2078, 4273, 4277, 4278, 4279, 4280, 4286, 4287.

1907, 1908, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1930, 1951, 1954, 1956 2079, 2081 to 2089 inclusive.

GRAND FORKS.

1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1993, 2462.
WASHINGTON TY.
Nos. 1464, 1596, 1599, 1604, 1612, 1613, 1614, 1618, 1619, 1620,

MISSOURI.
COLFAX.

1622, 1624, 1626, 1628, 1629, 1630, 1633, 1644, 1645, 1646, 1654,
1656, 1657, 1658, 1667, 1669, 1673, 1674, 1678, 1679 1680 1681,

BOONVILLE,
Nos. 23, 24, 40, 158, 196, 382, 388, 399, 400, 401, 403 to 412

1686, 1693 1695, 1700, 1701, 1703, 1705, 1707, 2943, 2952, 3137, Nos. 39507, 39640, 39641, 42053, 42087, 42173, 42194, 42197 to inclusive, 414, 415, 417, 418, 419, 420. 3486, 3527, 3667.

42200 inclusive, 42202, 42207, 42212, 42215, 42228, 42231, OLYMPIA.

HURON.

42290, 42298, 42311, 42327, 42328, 42340, 42343, 42344, 42345,

42348, 42351, 42352, 42353, 42356, 42357, 42374, 42388, 42389

R. and R. No. 1, located at Watertown. Surveyor
Xos. 979, 983. 998, 1031, 1083, 1179, 1180, 1460 to 1463 inclu-
sive, 1466 to 1469 inclusive, 1471, 1472, 1475 to 1478 inclu-
General's Certificate.

42391

Mitchell Series, Xos. 7455, 7479, 7482, 7504, 7524, 7594, sive, 1480, 1481, 1483 to 1493 inclusive.

IRONTON. 7605, 7609, 7631, 7642, 7700.

Nos. 43314, 14391, 44471, 44527, 44528, 44661, 44679. WALLA WALLA.

MITCHELL. Nos. 281, 569, 570, 680, 710, 715, 716, 717, 720 to 735 inclu

NEBRASKA.
sive, 738, 739 and 740.
Nos. 4313, 7170, 7462, 7484, 7585, 7487, 7492, 7496, 7501, 7521,

GRAND ISLAND.
7525, 7532, 7553, 7573, 7574, 7575, 7578, 7582, 7591, 7695, 7603,
WISCONSIN.

7606, 7619, 7627, 7628, 7646, 7667, 7671, 7680, 7685, 7689, 7695. Nos. 343 to 349 inclusive, 379, 380, 381, 382, Pawneo
EAU CLAIRE.
7702, 7603, 7704, 7726, 7730, 7748, 7749, 7752, 7755, 7760, 7761. | Reservation.

OREGON
No. 2305, Indian Lands.

WATERTOWN.
Nos. 2007, 2624, 2638, 2656 to 2666 inclusive, 2668 to 2672 Mitchell Series. Nos. 3668, 4908, 7451, 7483, 7489, 7493,

OREGON CITY. inclusive, 2674, 2675, 2676, 2678 to 2693 inclusive, 2695, 7558, 7559, 7561, 7577, 7616, 7621, 7633, 7641, 7723, 7728, 1729. Nos. 447, 1531, 1630, 1797. 1818, 1820, 1840, 1842, 1858, 1860, 2697 to 2703 inclusive, 2706 to 2710 inclusive, 2712 to 2721

YANKTOX.

| 1861, 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872.
inclusive. 2723, 2725 to 2837 inclusive, 2739 to 2746 inclu-
sive, 2749 to 2755 inclusive, 2757, 2760, 2762, 2763, 2764.
R. and R. No. 8, located at Sioux Falls, Surveyor

.WASHINGTON.
General's Certificate.
LA CROSSE.

OLYMPIA.
Nos. 812, 823, 897, 903, 919, 937, 938, 997, 1004, 2005. 1032,
Nos. 2700, 2710, 3186, 3637, 3751, 3755, 3804, 3996, 4491, 4538, 1054, 1073, 1075, 1076, 1077, ioso, '1082, 1087, 1088, 1097, 1112

Nos. 4446, 4461, 6290, 6408, 6414, 6430, 6464, 6507, 6509, 6512 4556, 4558, 4562, 4629, 4639, 4640 to 4659 inclusive, 4661, 4662 | 1122, 1176, 1510. 1511. 1513. '1519.' 1520.' 1527. 1531. 1533 1834 to 6516 inclusive, 6518 to 6522 inclusive, 6024 to 5328 10. 4664, 4666, 4667 to 4691 inclusive. 1538, 1541, 1519, 1551, 1564.

clusive, 6531, 6534 to 6539 inclusive,6541, 6545, 6546. MENASHA, FLORIDA.

WISCONSIN. Nos. 628, 688, 701, 704, 741, 748, 759, 760, 762 to 772 inclu

GAINESVILLE.

MENASHA. eive, 774, 176 to 790 inclusive, 793, 194, 795. FALLS ST. CROIX.

Nos. 1231, 1559, 1632, 1647, 1795, 2053, 2070, 2102, 2103, 2157. 1. Surveyor General's Certificates, R. and R. Nos, 5, 6,

2108, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167. 2170 2172 to 2128 1 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 26. Nos, 2304, 2507, 2575, 2594, 2631 to 2643 inclusive, 2666 to inclusive, 2178, 2179, 2180, 2105, 2186, 2190, 2191, 2193, 2199,

WAUSAU. 2680 inclusive, 2682 to 2715 inclusive, 2717 to 2723 inclu. 2200 to 2203 inclusive, 2206, 2207, 2209, 2011, 2213 to 2217 Nos. 16326, 16437. sive, 2726, 2727, 2729, 2731 to 2742 inclusive, 2744, 2745, inclusive.

| Surveyor' General's Certificate, R. and R. Nos. 492 2746.

Nos. 1345,

1715, 1740, 1777, 1886, 1891, 1916, 1928, 1 to 484 inclusive, 499, 500.

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ANGELES COUNTY.

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27

No portion of the State is enjoying a entitled “Railway Influence in the Land

Apartment Buying...

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Land Laws..

30 much more than in any other portion of

CAPTAIN John MULLAN represents in

Cash Patents Issued.

33 the State well-to-do people from the At- Washington the land interests of three

Homestead Patents Issued

lantic States are buying land and settling states, and thousands of individual land

down to its cultivation in fruit, grapes,

PROFESSIONAL CARDS.

claimants.

Redington & Hill, Washington, D. C...

I corn, oranges, nuts, etc. They are greatly The mining interests on public lands

Page & lauke, Washington, D.C...

Curtis & Burdett, Washington, D. C..

encouraged thereto by the demand that are to be congratulated on the appoint-

Capt. John Mullan, San Francisco & Washington. exists for all products of the ground. ment of Joseph Tyssowski as chief of the

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M. D. Brainard, Washington, D. C...

Everything raised in Los Angeles and ad- Mineral Lands Division of the General

Ellery C. Ford, Washington, D. C....

Sickels & Randall, Washington, D. C.

i joining counties finds a ready and profit- Land Office. Mr. Tyssowski unites a

Drummond & Bradford, Washington, D.C. able market in Arizona. When the South-clear, logical mind with strict integrity

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Julian & Meloy, Washington, D. C....

ern Pacific Railroad was built into Ari- and rare industry.

W. C. Hill, Washington, D.C..

W. J. Johnston, Washington, D. C..

IV zona, some two years ago, landed interests The appointment of John G. Evans, of

Chas. & William B. King, Washington, D. C..

of all kinds in the southern portion of the Colorado, completes the list of Inspectors,

Walter H. Smith, Washington, D. C....

H.J. Frost, Washington, D. C.

IV State were in a vere depressed conditon. under the recent laws of Congress. He

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few were greatly discouraged. Prices of

PAGE produce were low and the surplus had The provision made by S. L. Landes, of

Land Directory..

American Settler's Guide.

no profitable market. But all this has Mt. Carmel, Ill., for his wife and children

Copp's Land Owner-Bound.

III changed, and nearly everybody is pros- took the form of planting 100,000 walnuts,

Copp's Public Land Laws.

Munn & Co., Patents..

III perous and making money. Los Angeles is which, with proper care, should produce

Copp's U. S. Mineral Lands

Copp's American Mining Code

v to-day by far the most prosperons town in trees fifteen inches in diameter in twenty

General Price List

the State.--Magee's Circular,

years and yield an independent fortune.

II

III

MINES AND MINERALS. the lode must be known to exist at the patent issue for the Shonbar lode claim; ROBINSON VS. ROYDOR. " date of the application."

but by your decision of June 3, 1882, you Patent issued for placer claim in January, 1876.

I am of the opinion that the Register declined to recall your former decision, Robinson applied for patent for his lode claim and Receiver should not have rejected holding the matter to be beyond the juriswithin the limits of the placer claim, August Robinson's application because of its con- diction of your office. 30, 1880, alleging that said lode was known flict with the patented Roydor placer. I This case, so far as it relates to the to exist at date of application for placer pat- therefore direct that all proceedings sub- question of the existence of a known

ent. Held, That Robinson's application should have sequent to said Robinson's application for lode, is within the rule established by this

been received, and thereafter adverse claim a patent for the Mammoth lode be dis- Department under date of the 19th instant, might be filed and the question in contro- missed without prejudice, and that Robin- in the matter of the Mammoth Quartz versy settled in the courts.

son be permitted to proceed in compli- Mine, wherein it was ordered that the SECRETARY TELLER to Commissioner Mc Far- ance with the statute.

lode claimants be permitted to proceed land, March 19, 1883.

The adverse claim can then be made, pursuant to statutory provisions by apI have considered the case of William and the controversy settled by the court plication for patent upon the lode claim, T. Robinson, claimant of the Mammoth in the manner directed by the statute. by regular publication, subject to the Quartz · Mine, vs. Joseph D. Royador, pat

filing of an adverse claim and the instituentee of the N. 1 of the N. 1 of the N. W.

tion of suit in a court of competent jurisof the S. W. I and S. } of the S. } of the ANTHONY H. BARRETT ET AL. 8. W. 1 of the N. W. of Sec. 5, Tp. 5, Lode Claim within a Placer.—Where lode claim

diction.

But the present claim exceeds twentyR. 12 E., placer location, Sacramento, California.

ants fail to file adversely to a placer applica- five feet in width on each side of the vein.

tion which embraces their lode claim, they The application has been allowed, publicaYour office having denied Robinson's

are entitled to only 25 feet of surface ground tion regularly had, and the entry made. right to appeal, the record in the case is on each side of the vein.

In fact said claimants had completed their brought to this Department by certiorari SECRETARY TELLER to Commissioner Mc Far- proofs, and the same were matter of record allowed upon the petition made in be land, March 26, 1883. half of the owners of Mammoth Quartz I have considered the appeal of An- the issuance of the placer patents, and no

in your office, for several months prior to Mine.

thony H. Barrett et al., applicants for pat- adverse claim was filed. It would not be Roydor made application for a patent ent for the Shonbar Lode, from your de practicable, therefore, at this stage of the on his placer claim October 23, 1874, and cisions of March 28th aud June 30, 1882, cause, to remit these claimants to the perpatent was issued to him therefor Janu- the former holding the Helena, Montana, formance de novo of such preliminary reary 14, 1876.

Mineral Entry No. 611 of the premises quirements. In the absence of an adverse The record shows that on the 30th day for cancellation, and the latter declining claim they are entitled to take their lode of August, 1880, Robinson made applica- to recall the former.

and twenty-five feet on either side. The tion for patent for said Mammoth Lode. You held the entry for cancellation beThe Register and Receiver refused to en-cause the ground covered thereby had

only question remaining is whether or not

the excess over that width of surface tertain the application, because it con- been previously patented as placer claims

ground can be allowed. flicted with the patented Roydor placer upon mineral entries numbered 575 and

I think this cannot be done. The lode aforesaid.

553, per patents issued April 15th and claimants, in order to protect their right September 30, 1880, Robinson made May 16th, 1881, respectively.

to the full extent of their claim, should affidavit that Roydor knew at the time It appears that said applicants located have filed adversely to the placer applicawhen he applied for his patent of the ex- their claim May 5, 1879, filed application tion within the statutory period ; but havistence of the quartz vein located by affi- for patent November 2, 1880, notice ing failed so to do, they are expressly reant, and with his affidavit filed two affida- whereof was regularly published from stricted by the statute to their lode, "and vits of third parties in support of the alle. November 5th to January 6th, 1881, twenty-five feet of surface on each side gation. whereupon they made mineral entry No.

thereof." December 6, same year, your office 611, January 14, 1881. Their application ordered a hearing to determine “ whether calls for “ 1497 linear feet of the Shonbar and if on examination the proofs are

Your decision is accordingly reversed; a vein was known to exist at the date of vein, lode or deposit, bearing silver and found regular and sufficient, you will rethe issuance of said placer patent.” Hear- other metals, together with surface ground quire a corrected plat, properly defining ing was accordingly had." The Register varying from 464 to 538 feet in width the restricted surface ground, upon which and Receiver found from the testimony

being situated in the Summit

patent will issue. that at the time of the issuance of the pat- Valley Mining District, county of Deer ent to Roydor, January 14, 1876, there Lodge, Territory of Montana." Such was no “known ledge or lode of quartz claim is designated as “Lot No. 175,"

A. B. PAGE. or other rock in place bearing gold, containing an area of 17.19 acres, and is

Timber— Mill-site.---The owner of a mill-site may silver, cinnabar, lead, tin, copper, or other so delineated by the official survey thereof

remove the timber thereon for the purpose of valuable deposits.” And upon appeal to made by U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor his mining improvements, but not for sale or your office, you reviewed the testimony Baker, June 26, 1880, plat whereof was speculation. and affirmed the finding of the local offi- approved by Ú. S. Surveyor General COMMISSIONER MCFARLAND 10 A. B. Page, Jascers.

Mason, September 3d ensuing. These per, Colorado, March 22, 1883. (J. S. P.) Although your office directed the in- applicants claim to have acquired title If the mill-site claim is timbered, there quiry to be made as to whether the lode" by purchase from original locators." would seem to be no good reason why the was known to exist at the date of the is It further appears that, under date of lawful claimant should not be permitted suance of the placer patent, Robinson's May 29, 1882, the applicants' attorney to cut and remove the timber thereon for affidavit averred that Roydor knew of its filed in their behalf the affidavits of cer- the purpose of constructing a mill, reducexistence at the time that he made appli- tain persons resident in said district, al- tion works, tramways or other accessory cation for his said patent.

leging that the Shonbar lode is a well required in the development of his minThe averments in the aflidavit, there-defined vein, rich in minerals; and that sing interests. In permitting the removal fore, brought the case within the rule es- its existence was known at, and long an. of the timber from such mill-site or tract tablished by this Department in the late terior to, the date of said placer applica- of non-mineral land prior to the issuance case of Becker vs. Sears and War Dance tion.

of patent therefor, it is strictly forbidden Lode vs. Church Placer (9 Copp's L. O., Wherefore said attorney requested that to make such timber an article of sale for 211 and 212), in which it was held that your former decision be recalled and that private gain or speculation,

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HOMESTEADS.

years

of
age

at the date of his settlement, In the latter case (Sec. 2172 R. S.), it THOMAS vs. THOMAS.

by reason whereof he was not a qualified is provided that the children shall be Contest--DivorceSix Months.--Residence-Res- pre-emptor.

deemed citizens if they were under twentyidence is largely a question of intent. A con Although such allegation was unsworn, one years of age at the time of the naturtest by a divorced wife against her absent and although it could not be regarded as alization of their parents. husband's homestead entry should be treated " newly discovered evidence”-it not hav In section 2168 the word “ children” is

as between parties who were never married. ing been shown that a knowledge of such used in its natural sense, and is not qualiCOMMISSIONER MCFARLAND to Reg: and Rec., material fact could not have been pre-fied by reference to minority. Salina, Kansas, March 7, 1883. (G. B. C.)

viously procured—I deemed it advisable “In this case the period of residence of The case of Thomas vs. Thomas in. to suspend said decision, in order to per- the widow and children is immaterial, nor volves H. E. No. 20, 199 in the name of mit Ball to furnish such duly verified pre- is any distinction made between minor Wm. R. Thomas, and is before me on ap- liminary proof as might serve as a basis children and adults.".

Hon. C. P. Daly, peal from your decision adverse to the for a new trial.

Ch. J., N. Y. C. C. P. in Am. Cyclopædia, contestant.

By your letter of the 17th inst., you ed. 1881, v. 12, p. 164. It appears that the contestant, who was transmitted such proof; which consists of I construe the words in section 2168 the wife of claimant, obtained a divorce the affidavit of Ball' touching. Myers'||. upon taking the oaths prescribed by from him, the decree being dated March minority as alleged, and of his inability law,” to refer to the final oaths required 18, 1882. It was conclusively shown that to prove the same in the first instance ; upon admission to citizenship. W. R. Thomas abandoned the tract and also the affidavit of one John F. Brazil, The pre-emption laws provide that his family in the spring of 1880, and at the who alleges that he is the parish priest of entries of the public lands may be made date of the hearing—June 5, 1882—had St. Ambrose (Romish) church of the by persons who are citizens of the United not returned thereto. You, however, de- city of Des Moines, Iowa, and as such ex States, or have “filed a declaration of incide against the contestant, for the reason officio custodian of the record or register tention to become such.” that at the time of complaint, six months of baptisms in said parish; that such In the case submitted by you, therefore, had not elapsed subsequent to the date of record contains the following notation: the declaration of intention by the father the decree of divorce. This apparently pro

“Entry 120, John Myers, born Decem- being in law the declaration of the ceeds on the assumption that the prolonged ber 2, 1858, legitimate son of Samuel daughter, she is legally qualified to exerabsence from his land by a homestead Myers and and Elizabeth Ebby, his wife,"cise the right of pre-emption. claimant is not cause for cancellation, if his and that “said entry is under date of family continues to reside on the same. do not consider this assumption well child's baptism. December 25," which was the date of the

McKITTRICK AND ANDREWS. founded. The question of residence is

Unlawful EnclosureSettlement.—The enclosure

Inasmuch as such allegations suggest of large tracts of public land for grazing purone largely depending on the intent of the false swearing by Myers, touching his per poses is unlawful, and a trespass. Persons party. While, therefore, the residence of sonal qualifications as a pre-emptor at the desiring to become bona fide settlers may tear one's family may ordinarily be considered date of his filing his declaratory statement,

down the fences surrounding such tracts. prima facie the residence of himself, in to wit: May 31, 1879, I deem it advisable SECRETARY TELLER to Commissioner McFarthis case the absence of the claimant ap- to direct that a rehearing be ordered to

. pears to have been intentional and willful; the end that Ball may duly verify his alle

You transmit under date of the 10th inso much so, that, as before stated, the gations by proper documentary proof.

stant, for my consideration and action, local courts have granted a divorce to his

“a petition and resolution of citizens of wife.

Barbour county, Kansas, relative to the

W. S. JACKSON. This seems to me to be good cause for

unlawful enclosing of large tracts of vathe cancellation of his entry. Contests Naturalization. -The daughter of an alien who, cant Osage Indian lands in said county, by a wife against her husband have been after filing his declaration of intention to be amounting in all to about two hundred discountenanced on sound principles of

come a citizen, died before taking out final thousand acres,” and also sundry affida

papers, is deemed a citizen upon taking the vits corroborating the alleged facts, and public policy, in harmony with the general

prescribed oath. Before doing so, she may system of practice in the courts; but in initiate a pre-emption claim.

showing that, among others, one John this case the marriage relation has ceased COMMISSIONER McFarland to W. S. Jackson, McKittrick and one Andrews, his to exist, and the parties have the same Streator, Ii., March 22, 1883.

partner, have enclosed, for grazing purlegal relations to each other as if it never Relative to the right of a party who poses, a tract of about six thousand acres, had existed. I think, therefore, that there has made a pre-emption entry, claim- subject to pre-emption, situate wholly or is no good reason why the contest of Mrs. ing the right of citizenship through the in part in Tp. 31, R. 13 W., in said county, Thomas should not be entertained. And naturalization of her father while she and by such enclosures and by threats and in view of the foregoing, I am constrained was a minor, but who now finds that her violence, have prevented bona fide settleto reverse your decision, and adjudge the father declared his intention to become a ment on the enclosed tract. You also entry forfeited.

citizen, and died without taking out his state that like enclosures are believed to

naturalization papers, I have to state that exist in adjoining counties, and recomPRE-EMPTIONS.

section 2168 Revised Statutes of the mend that speedy action be taken for the MYERS VS. BALL.

United States provides that when any relief of settlers intending to locate on

alien who has declared his intention to such enclosed lands, and that the fences Pre-emptor's Minority –Unsicorn Letter--Decis- become a citizen, dies before he is actually be removed.

I need not advise you that enclosures hearing is ordered in view of the documents naturalized, the widow and children of submitted.

such alien shall be considered as citizens of the character described are unauthorSECRETARY TELLER to Commissioner Mc Far- of the United States, and shall be entitled ized and illegal, or that settlement on such land, March 22, 1883.

to all rights and privileges as such upon lands is limited to one hundred and sixty Under date of September 21st last, I taking the oaths prescribed by law. acres, or that such mere occupation withsuspended my decision, rendered July 7th Under this statute, the declaration of out settlement is trespass only, and gives preceding, in the case of John E. Myers the deceased husband and father becomes no right to the occupant, or that such ocvs. Joseph Ball, upon the receipt of a let- in law the declaration of the widow and cupation does not legally exclude bona ter from the latter asking for a rehearing children, thus supplementing the statutes fide settlement by another. Such trespass in the premises, and alleging that Myers, that make the citizenship of the husband on the public land is equally offensive to to whom eighty acres of the land in ques- or father the citizenship of the wife or law and to morals as if upon private tion was awarded, was not twenty-one' children.

property, and lands not legally appro

priated are vacant and subject to disposal It appears that Mr. Chaffee is the agent line of its road, and within the terminal to whomsoever legally applies for them. of the said R. R. Co. for the purpose of points thereof. Until settlement is made under the settle- securing ties for that road; but it is al I do not see any objection to allowing ment laws, there is no objection to the leged that he cuts ties by men not borne the agent of the company to employ men grazing of cattle, or cutting hay, on gov- on the rolls of the company, and buys ties not borne on the company's roll to cut ernment land, provided such unappro- of men who have cut the same on the ties, and it is immaterial whether they cut priated lands are left open to all alike. public land. The railroad company comes such ties by the day or for a certain price To allow a few wealthy stockmen to fence within the provisions of the act of March per tie.

In either case the company is these lands, and thus not only practically 3, 1875, and is entitled to take timber from liable, if they go beyond the authority withdraw them from the operation of the the adjacent public lands for the purpose conferred on the company by the act of settlement laws, but deprive men of small of the construction of its road. I do not March 3, 1875. means of the advantage of acquiring a understand the word " adjacent "to mean If the Georgetown, Breckenridge and settlement, will not be allowed under any that the lands from which timber is taken Leadville Railroad Company cut ties on pretense whatever. Attempts, therefore, must adjoin the line of the road. The the public land and sell the same to the by persons in illegal occupation of such word "adjacent" may mean" adjoining," Union Pacific Railroad Company, such tracts to prevent their settlement by fence and it may mean " in the vicinity of.” cutting becomes a trespass, for the right or threats or violence, will be discounte The act of March 3, 1875, was passed given is not to cut timber to sell, but to nanced by this Department, and should be for the benefit of railroad companies, and use; and the government may proceed by all good citizens.

now to restrict the word " adjacent,” and against such company for such cutting, It is immaterial that such enclosures make it synonymous with the word “ ad- and will doubtless also have its remedy are for stock-range purposes. The law joining " is not justified by any canon of against the Union Pacific Railroad Comrecognizes no such purpose. The grazier interpietation. Webster defines " adja- pany for the value of the ties so cut, if it may as equitably claim any other as the cent” as “lying near or close adjoining; choose to secure its damages from that landed property of the government, but contiguous; neighboring, etc.". So it company instead of the original trespasser. neither is permissible. He may have only appears that timber growing within the Mr. Chaffee will be allowed to remove what is allowed all others.

neighborhood of a railroad that comes the ties cut, and if used in the construcThe enclosure of McKittrick and An- within the provisions of the act of March tion of the Georgetown, Breckenridge and drews is illegal, and against the right of 3, 1875, may be cut for ties to be used in Leadville Railroad, or in the construction others who desire to settle or graze their the construction of the road, although the of an extension of the Colorado Central cattle on the enclosed tracts. It gives land may not be contiguous. What is Railroad, neither he nor said companies them no exclusive right to such tracts, meant by “ within the neighborhood can be charged with any violation of the and they cannot thereby, or by threats or must be determined by the circumstances law. If other disposition is made of such violence, prevent entry thereon by others of the case. If the initial point is in a sec- ties, you will determine the right of the who desire to graze the same land, or to tion destitute of timber, and no timber matter in the light of the circular of July enter thereon for any purpose within the grows on the land along the side of such 15, 1881, and this letter. law. Tbis Department will therefore in- road for a considerable distance, it is conterpose no objection to the destruction of sistent with the spirit of the act that the JOHNSON vs. ST. PAUL AND Sioux City their fences by persons desiring to make company be allowed to cut timber at or

RAILROAD COMPANY. bona fide settlements on such enclosed even beyond the terminus of the road, if Patent-Certification:—The title to lands passes tracts, should McKittrick and Andrews timber otherwise could not be obtained ;

to the State for this railroad company by patendeavor to prevent the same by their and it is not a fair construction to put Declaratory Statement. -A declaratory state

ent and not by certificate. fences, or their threats or violence; but on the word " adjacent ” to say that tim ment on file at date of definite location of the wili rather lend its influence to their ap- ber must grow opposite the line of the road opposite the tract in question, excepts propriate punishment under the law for road, and within the terminal points of the land from the grant. their trespass. You will therefore cause the road. The right is given to cut tim- Cancellation-Notice.--In view of the want of them (and all others enclosing tracts of ber, and it is immaterial to the govern

notice of cancellation of entry and the facts

shown, patent will issue on the reinstated the public land beyond that allowed by ment whether it is within one mile of the homestead entry, law) to be notified by a circular letter that road, or fifty miles distant. The spirit of COMMISSIONER McFarland to Reg. and Rec.; the government will prosecute or other the act is, that from the country having Worthington, Minn., March 23, 1883. (F. B.) wise express its disapprobation of their the benefit of the railroad the timber must G. W. Johnson made Homestead entry trespass whenever, after such notice, it come. The country beyond and away of N. E. 1,5-105-27, December 8, 1863. shall appear that, by such enclosure, they from the terminus of the road may receive March 22,1866, it was canceled upon the reprevent settlement on the enclosed tracts equal and perhaps greater benefit than the cords of this office, because at date of enby persons entitled thereto under the law. country within the terminal points. The try the land was withdrawn and reserved

railroad company should be allowed to cut for the benefit of the St. Paul and Sioux RAILROADS.

timber at any point within the neighbor City Railroad, which was definitely located GEORGETOWN, BRECKENRIDGE AND LEAD hood of the line of road so being con- opposite said tract in June, 1857. JohnVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY.

structed. If it is found necessary to take son enlisted in the army after making the Adjacent Public Lands Defined.-Material to earth and stone for such construction, entry, and died in service in 1865. His .construct a right-of-way railroad may be such material must be taken where it is family, consisting of a wife and three chil. taken from any of the public lands within found most practicable for the company to dren, remained upon the land. the neighborhood. Such lands need not adjoin or be near the road.

take it. If the adjoining land is of such a In March, 1869, his widow was allowed TrespassAgent.--The agent of such a railroad character that no stone can be had on it, by the local officers to inake final proof,

company may hire men to cut ties, or contract the company must be allowed to go away there being no record on the local office at a certain price per tie. But such company from the line of the road where it can be tract books of the cancellation of the entry

cannot sell the ties so obtained to other par- obtained. Any other construction will de- by this office. The land is within the 15 SECRETARY TELLER to Commissioner Mc Far- feat the intent of the act. In all cases mile indemnity limits by act of March 3, land, February 7, 1883.

where the timber can be obtained in the 1857, of the St. Paul and Sioux City RailI have your letter of the 1st inst., con- immediate vicinity and along the line of road, and was certified to the State for cerning the cutting of railroad ties by A. the road, it should be so taken ; but the the benefit of said road on March 7, 1872, J. Chaffee, in Clear Creek county, Colo- company must not be deprived of the having been previously selected August rado, as agent of the Georgetown, Breck- benefit of the act because the timber may 1, 1871. The certification of the land to enridge and Leadville R. R. Co.

not be found on the land adjoining the 'the State did not convey title to the land,

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