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a s sessments land officers.
struction and maintenance of canals, ditches, levees, and other drainage works incurred in connection with any drainage project under said laws shall be equitably apportioned among all lands held in private ownership, all un
entered public hands and all lands embraced in unpat, Certificates of ented entries affected by such project. Officially certified
lists showing the amount of charges assessed against each !!! smallest legal subdivision of such lands shall be furnished
to the register' and 'receiver of the United States land
office of the district in which the lands affected are situ1:ated as soon as said charges would become a lien if the lands were held in private ownership:
Sec. 3. That all charges legally assessed pursuant to charges.
the drainage laws of the State of Arkansas by a drainage district against any unentered public lands, or against any lands embraced in unpatented entries, subject to the provisions of this Act, shall be a lien upon said lands, which may be enforced by sale in the same manner and subject to the same conditions, except as hereinafter set forth, under which said charges shall be enforced against lands held in private ownership, and whenever any of
said lands shall be sold for nonpayment of such charges, Har inclusive of lands bid in for a drainage district, a state
ment showing the name of the purchaser, the price at which each legal subdivision was sold the amount asessert against it together with penalties and interest, if any and the cost of the sale, and the amount of excess,
If any, over and above all lawful assessment charges and Certificates of the cost of sale, shall be officially certified to the register Teceipts from
Peter for and receiver of the United States land office of the district * nonpayment. in which the lands are situated immediately after the com
pletion of such' sale; but nothing in this Act shall be Noeliability of construed as creating any obligation on the United States therefor. to pay any of said charges. Moneys in ex-"' Sec. 4. That all moneys received from the sale of ten
tered or unentered lands subject to the operation of this "Act which shall be in excess of assessments due thereon, together with penalties and interest and the costs of the sales, shall be paid by the proper county officer to the receiver of the United States land office of the district in which the lands are situated, and such excess monėys shall be covered into the United States Treasury
as proceeds from the sales of public ) Unentered' Sec. 5. That at any time within ninety days after the purchaseratim not sale of unentered public lands and at any time within redeemed.
ninety days after the expiration of the period of redemption provided for in the drainage laws lunder which the lands are sold, no redemption having been made, after the sale Wf lands lembraced within unpatented entries, the purchaser at such sale, a drainage district being herein expressly excepted from the operation of this proVision, 'shall; upon the filing of an application therefor and an affidavit containing proof of necessary qualifica
assess ments to be cov. ered into Treas.) ury.
tions with the register and receiver of the United States,
notices to be filed
Deposit of bal. entitled. All remaining moneys to which the United
States may be entitled shall be covered into the United
disposal of the proceeds from the sale of public lands. Drainage laws
Sec. 7. That a copy of all notices required by the in district land drainage laws of the State of Arkansas to be given to
the owners and occupants of lands held in private ownership shall, as soon as such notice is issued, be delivered to the register and receiver of the United States land office of the district in which the lands are situated where any of the lands subject to the operation of this Act are affected, and the United States and the entry
man claiming under the public land laws of the United Rights of en. States shall be accorded the same rights to be heard by trymen.
petition, answer, remonstrance, appeal, or otherwise, as are given to persons holding lands in private ownership, and all entrymen shall be given the same rights of redemption as are given to the owners of land held
in private ownership. Effect on pend SEC. 8. That this Act shall not be effective as to any ing suits.
lands involved in suits instituted on behalf of the United States with a view to quieting title in the Government to such lands until and unless such suits shall be finally determined in favor of the United States.
Approved, January 17, 1920 (41 Stat. 392).
An Act To authorize the drainage of certain lands in the State of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congre88 assemMinnesota subject bled, That all lands in the State of Minnesota, when to state drainage subject to entry, and all entered lands for which no final
certificates have issued, are hereby made and declared to be subject to all of the provisions of the laws of said State relating to the drainage of swamp or overflowed lands for agricultural purposes to the same extent and in the same manner in which lands of a like character
held in private ownership are or may be subject to said Rights, etc., to laws: Provided, That the United States and all persons be accorded.
legally holding unpatented lands under entries made under the public-land laws of the United States are accorded all the rights, privileges, and benefits given by said laws to persons holding lands of a like character in
private ownership. Apportionment of cost.
SEC. 2. That the cost of constructing canals, ditches, and other drainage works incurred in connection with any drainage project under said laws shall be equitably apportioned among all lands held in private ownership,
all lands covered by unpatented entries, and all unenCertified lists of assessed charges.'tered public lands affected by such project; and officially
certified lists showing the amount of the charges assessed against each smallest legal subdivision of such lands shall be furnished to the register and receiver of the land district in which the lands affected are located as soon as said charges are assessed, but nothing in this Act shall United States be construed as creating any obligation on the United not liable. States to pay any of said charges.
SEC. 3. That all charges legally assessed may be en- Sale for charges. forced against any unentered lands, or against any lands covered by an unpatented entry, by the sale of such lands subject to the same manner and under the same proceedings under which such charges would be enforced against lands held in private ownership.
Certificate of Sec. 4. That when any unentered lands, or any lands sale to land office. covered by an unpatented entry, have been sold in the manner mentioned in this Act, a statement of such sale showing the price at which each legal subdivision was sold shall be officially certified to the register and received immediately after the completion of such sale. Sec, 5. That at any time after any sale of unentered
Patents to pur
chasers on paying lands has been made in the manner and for the purposes price. mentioned in this Act patent shall issue to the purchaser thereof upon payment to the receiver of the minimum price of one dollar and twenty-five cents 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 not apply to sales to the State, but Sale to state shall apply to purchases from the State of unentered excepted. lands bid in for the State. Any part of the purchase Disposal of er money arising from the sale of any lands in the manner and for the purposes provided in this Act which shall be in excess of the payments herein required and of the total drainage charges assessed against such lands shall also be paid to the receiver before patent is issued. Sec. 6. That any unpatented lands sold in the manner
patented entries. and or the purposes mentioned in this Act may be patented to the purchaser thereof at any time after the expiration 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
Payment of exherein required and of the drainage assessments and cost of the sale, such excess shall be paid to the proper county
cess of charges.
Purchase of un
* Secs. 5 and 6 amended by the act of Sept. 5, 1916, following.
officer for the benefit of and payment to the entryman. For feiture, ' Thatunless the purchasers of unentered lands shall, paid in ninety within ninety days after the sale provided for in sco days.
tion three, pay to the proper receiver the fees, commissions, and purchase price to which the United States may be entitled, as provided in section five, and unless the purchasers of entered lands shall, within ninets days after the right of redemption has expired make like pak.
ments, as provided for in this section, any person having Rights of sub- the qualifications of a homestead entryman may pay to sequent purchas
the proper receiver for not more than one hundred an!
sixty acres of land for which such payment has no Disposal of pro- been made: First, the unpaid fees, commissions, and ceeds.
purchase price to which the United States may then be entitled; and, second, the sum at which the land was sold 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 subrogatel 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 of the county where the land is situated the amount at which the land was sold at the sale for drainage charges.
together with the interest paid thereon, if any, less anr 14. sum in excess of what may be due for such drainage
charge, if the land when sold was unentered. : Right of ap- Sec. 7. That a copy of all notices required by the peal.
drainage laws mentioned in this Act to be given to the owners or occupants of lands held in private ownership shall, as soon as such notices issue, be delivered to the register and receiver of the proper district land office in cases where unentered lands are affected thereby and to the entrymen whose unpatented lands are included therein, and the United States and such entrymen shall be given the same rights to be heard by petition, answer. remonstrance, appeal, or otherwise as are given to persons holding lands in private ownership: and all entrymen shall be given the same rights of redemption as are
given to the owners of lands held in private ownership. Chippewa in- SEC. &. That hereafter homestead entries and final dian landa.
Homestead en proofs may be made upon all ceded Chippewa Indian
Act of June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and six, enti-
fourth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and twentyPaterts, etc. five), and patents may issue thereon as in other home
stead cases, upon the payment by the entryman of the