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age survey thereof, which addition shall be disposed of the same as the other proceeds of said land.

Approved, May 20, 1908 (35 Stát. 169).

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An Act To amend sections: five and six of an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the drainage of certain lands in the State of Minne sota," approved May twentieth, pineteen hundred and eight,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section five of the Act entitled " An Act to au Minnesota thorize the drainage of certain lands in the State of Min- ments charged. nesota," approved May twentieth; nineteen hundred and eight, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 5. That at any time after any sale of unentered lands has been made in the manner and for the purposes tered lands on mentioned in this Act patent shall issue to the purchaser paying

ment price. thereof upon payment to the receiver of the minimum price of $1.25 per acre, or such other price as may have been fixed by law for such lands, together with the usual fees and commissions charged in entry, 'of. like lands under the homestead laws. But purchasers at a sale of unentered lands shall have the qualification of homestead entrymen, and not more than one hundred and sixty acres of such lands shall be sold to any one purchaser under the provisions of this Act. This limitation shall Limitations not apply to sales to the State, but shall apply to pur- excepted. chases from the State of unentered lands bid in for the State. Any part of the purchase money arising from the sale of any lands in the manner and for the purposes pro. 1 vided in this Act which shall be in excess of the drainage Extess of charges then delinquent shall be paid to and used by the .to be used for county in which such land is located for the purpose of maintenance. maintenance, improving, and extending such drainage works within the area benefited by the drainage project in which such land shall have been assessed for such drainage charge."

That section six of said Act be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows: ; - Sec26. That any entered lands sold in the manner Patents to pur: and for the purposes mentioned in this Act may be pat-Tands on paying ented to the purchaser thereof at any time after the expi-Government ration of the period of redemption provided for in the drainage laws under which it may be sold (there having been no redemption) upon the payment to the receiver of the fees and commissions and the price mentioned in the preceding section, or so much thereof as has not already been paid by the entryman; and if the sum received at any such sale shall be in excess of the payments herein required and of the drainage assessments and cost of the salė, such excess shall be paid to the proper county officer for the benefit of and payment to the entryman: That Disposal ol. unless the purchasers of unentered lands shall, within exces

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ninety days after the sale provided for in section three, pay to the proper receiver the fees, commissions, and

purchase price to which the United States may be entiForfeitureftled, as provided in section five, and unless the purchasers charges not paid in 90 days. of entered lands shall, within ninety days after the right

of redemption has expired, make like payments, as proRights of sub- vided for in this section, any person having the qualifisequent purchas

cations of a homestead entryman may pay to the proper receiver for not more than one hundred and sixty acres

of land for which such payment has not been made: Payment to be First, the unpaid fees, commissions, and purchase price made.

to which the United States may then be entitled; and, second, the sum due at the sale for drainage charges; and, in addition thereto, if bid in by the State, interest on the amount bid by the State at the rate of seven per centum per annum from the date of such sale, and thereupon the person making such payment shall become subrogated to the rights of such purchaser to receive a patent for said land. When any payment is made to effect such

subrogation the receiver shall transmit to the treasurer Disposal of of the county where the land is situated the amount paid drainage charges.

for drainage charges, together with the interest paid thereon."

Approved, September 5, 1916 (39 Stat. 722).

An Act To validate and confirm certain erroneously allowed entries

in the State of Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemChippewa. In bled, That in all cases where Chippewa Indian lands in dians of Minne Minnesota, ceded under the Act of Congress approved

January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine (Twenty-fifth Statutes at Large, page six hundred and forty-two), were assessed under the State drainage laws prior to the opening of the lands to entry, where the lands were subsequently opened to entry and were thereafter sold under the said drainage laws, and where cash entries for the lands were subsequently made as though authorized by the Act of Congress approved May twen

tieth, nineteen hundred and eight (Thirty-fifth Statutes Erroneously; at Large, page one hundred and sixty-nine), such erroceded lands of, neously allowed entries, if otherwise regular, be, and the

same are hereby, validated and confirmed.

Approved, March 3, 1919 (40 Stat. 1321).

validated.

OKLAHOMA.

An Act Amending an Act to provide for drainage of Indian allot

ments of the Five Civilized Tribes, approved March 27, 1914 (Thirty-eighth Statutes, 310, Public, Numbered 77).

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of RepresentaFive Civilized tives of the United States of America in Congress assem

Vol. 38, p. 310, bled, That Public Act Numbered 77 (Thirty-eighth Statamended. utes, 310), approved Mar. 27, 1914, an Act to provide for

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Pro rata share

Review of ag. sessment.

drainage of Indian allotments of the Five Civilized Tribes, be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

" That whenever a drainage district is organized in any county in the Five Civilized Tribes of the State of Okla- lands of allottees homa, under the laws of that State, for the purpose of may be paid from draining the lands within such district, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to pay from the funds or moneys arising from any source under his control or under the control of the United States, and which would be prorated to such allottee, the assessment for drainage purposes against any Indian allottee or upon the lands of any allottee who is not subject to taxation, or whose lands are exempt from taxation or from assessment for taxation under the treaties or agreements with the tribes to which such allottee may belong, or under any Act of Congress; and such amount so paid out shall be charged against such allottee's pro rata share

to be charged. of any funds to his credit under the control of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the Secretary of the Provisos. Interior, before paying out such funds, shall designate some person with a knowledge of the subject of drainage, to review the schedules of assessment against each tract of land and to review the land assessed to ascertain whether such Indian allottee, or his lands not subject to taxation, have been assessed more than their pro rata share as compared with other lands located in said district similarly situated and deriving like benefits. And Payment. if such Indian lands have been assessed justly when compared with other assessments, then, in that event, said funds shall be paid to the proper county in which said drainage district may be organized, or, in the option of the Secretary of the Interior to the construction company Maximum, etc., , or bondholder shown to be entitled to the funds arising omitted. from such assessment: Provided further, That nothing legal rights in this Act shall be so construed as to deprive any allot

not impaired. tee of any right which he might otherwise have individually to apply to the courts for the purpose of having his rights adjudicated.”

FH GILLETT
Speaker of the Ilouse of Representatives.

Thos. R. MARSHALL
Vice President of the United States

and President of the Senate.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

February 24, 1921. The President of the United States having returned to Passage by the the House of Representatives, in which it originated, the House of Reprebill (H. R. 517) entitled “An Act amending an Act to provide for drainage of Indian allotments of the Five Civilized Tribes, approved March 27, 1914 (Thirtyeighth Statutes, 310, Public, Numbered 77),” with his

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objections thereto, the House proceeded in pursuance of the ('onstitution to reconsider the same; and

Resolred, That the said bill pass, two-thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same. Attest:

W TYLER PAGE

('lerk.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

February 24, (calendar day, March 2), 1921. Passage by the

The Senate having proceeded to reconsider the bill Senate. (H. R. 517) “An Act amending an Act to provide for

drainage of Indian allotments of the Five Civilized Tribes, approved March 27, 1914 (Thirty-eighth Statutes, 310, Public, numbered 17),” returned by the Presi. dent of the United States to the House of Representatives, in which it originated, with his .objections, and

passed by the House on a reconsideration of the same. ; it was

Iteeolied, That the bill pass, two-thirds of the Senators present having Toted in the affirmative. Attest:

GEORGE A. SANDERSON

Secretary

February 24, 1921 (41 Stat. 1204).

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FOREST RESERVES. .

Page. Also see "Timber

597 For homesteads within forest reserves, see Homesteads

159 "Act of March 3, 1891, sec. 24-President authorized to establish forest reservations.

105 Act of June 4, 1897—Established only to protect forests and water supply-Mineral and agricultural lands-Egress of settlers allowed-President may change boundaries.--

105 Act of February 1, 1905-Control transferred to Agricultural Department. 107 Art of February 6, 1905--Employees in national forests and parks way make arrests

107 Act of March 3, 1905—Timber may be exported from State in which forest is located.

107 Act of March 4, 1907--Further reservations in certain States to be made only by Congress

109 Act of March 1, 1911--Purchase of watersheds--r--

109 Act of August 10, 1912-Segregation and survey of agricultural lands--- 105 Act of March 4, 1913--Same

108 Act of March 4, 1915--Permits for summer homes, hotels, etc_L.

109 Act of March 20, 1922—Exchange of lands within forests.

112 Arts relating to individual forests.-r

113 The following are the principal Acts generally affecting lands within the National Forests:

An Act To repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes.

SEO. 24. That the President of the United States may, Forer i trserva

tions. from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations; and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservation and the limits thereof.1

Approved, March 3, 1891 (26 Stat. 1095-1103).

Extracts from the sundry civil appropriation Act, approved June 4,

1897 (30 Ştat. I1, 34, 36). 111 public lands heretofore designated and reserved by Foret laide, the President of the United States under the provisions of the Act approved March third, eighteen hundred and pinety-one, the orders for which shall be and remain in full force and effect, unsuspended and unrevoked, and all public lands that may hereafter be set aside and reserved a public forest reserves under said Act, shall be as far as

Ree art of Mar. + 1907. prohibiting the creation of or additious !!! tri pats lo certain States except by act of congress. Also, California *an added by the art of Ann 21. 1912. p 637.

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