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An Act Providing for the appraisal and sale of the Vashon Island
Military Reservation in the State of Washington, and for other
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 shall cause the Vashon Islands, land in the Vashon Island abandoned military reserva
, . tion in sections one, two, and three, all in township rected of aban: twenty-one north, range two east, Willamette meridian, reservation. in the county of King, in the State of Washington, to be surveyed and subdivided into tracts and lots to conform as far as practicable to the tracts and lots lawfully occupied by the tenants thereon as lessees or sublessees on May 1, 1920.
SEC. 2. That after said survey and the approval thereof Occupants unby the Commissioner of the General Land Office the plat
der former lease
may purchase a thereof shall be filed in the office of the register and re- surveyed tract at ceiver in the manner provided by law, and thereafter any person who as lessee or sublessee was in actual occupation of any portion of the lands described in section 1 hereof on the ist day of May, 1920, who made actual settlement thereon in good faith under the terms of a certain lease held of the War Department by one James Bachelor, or a sublease thereunder, or anyone who has since said date succeeded to the occupation and interest of any such prior settler, his heirs or assigns, shall be entitled to purchase for the appraised value one of such surveyed tracts so occupied, no right of purchase to exceed the tract actually occupied and improved by a lawful lessee or sublessee on May 1, 1920, and in no case exceeding twenty acres in a body, according to Government surveys and subdivisions thereof, upon the payment to the Government of a sum of money equal to the appraised value thereof, such appraisement to be made as provided by law: Provided, That in making such appraisement the Provisos. appraisers shall not include the improvements thereon strition made by the occupants of such lands: Provided further, Installment That payment to the Government may be made in one lowed. sum, or not less than one-tenth cash and the balance in nine or less number of equal annual installments, with interest at 5 per centum per annum, payable annually, as the purchaser may elect, and with the option in the purchaser, his heirs and assigns, to pay the remaining installments on any date when installment becomes due.
Sec. 3. That if any tract of the lands described in section 1 hereof be not purchased by the lessee or sublessee, shaped to be sold his heirs or assigns, as provided in section 2 of this Act, within ninety days after the same becomes subject to purchase under tħe provisions of this Act, then and in that event the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to dispose of the remaining lands under the provisions of the Act of Congress of July 5, 1884, entitled "An Act to provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless
Tracts tot pur.
military reservations," and the said lessees, sublessees,
heirs or assigns, who do not purchase such tracts shall have Removal of buildings by les: the privilege within a period to be fixed by the Secretary
of removing from their tracts any buildings placed thereon, and the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to reappraise any unsold tracts from time to time before
offering the same for sale under said Act of July 5, 1884. Reserva tions
Sec. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior in making for lighthouse or the survey provided for by this Act shall ascertain what
part of said lands, if any, are needed for lighthouse or · roadway purposes, and any lands needed for such purposes shall be segregated or reserved for such use, and the lands so segregated or reserved shall not be subject to disposal hereunder.
Approved, July 15, 1921 (42 Stat. 142).
NOTE.—There are numerous old acts relating to the disposition of individual abandoned military reservations, but they are not considered of sufficient importance to be given here.
Page ALLOTMENTS AND RESERVATIONS.-Act of March 3, 1891--Annette Islands reserved for Indians_
20 Act of May 17, 1906-Allotments to Indians.
20 COAL LANDS.--Act of June 6, 1900—Coal land laws, sections 2347-2352, R. S., extended to Alaska -
21 Act of April 28, 1904—Qualifications of applicants-Boundaries—No
tice Patents-$10 per acre- Not allowed for shores of navigable waters-Adverse claims..
21 Act of May 28, 1908-Consolidation of claims located prior to November
12, 1906--Right to purchase for Army and Navy-Unlawful trustForfeiture
22 Act of October 20, 1914—Leases of tracts not exceeding 2,560 acres
Railroads and common carriers—Consolidation of small leases-Inter-
23 Act of March 4, 1921--Prospecting permits for coal.
29 HOMESTEADS.--Act of May 14, 1898_Homestead laws extended to Alaska.
30 Act of March 3, 1903—Homestead-Lieu selections—Location of scrip
Soldier's additional homesteads-Shores of navigable waters-Settlers 320 acres allowed-Mineral and coal lands—Transfer for church, cemetery, etc., purposes.
30 Act of July 8, 1916-Homesteads limited to 160 acres.
32 Act of June 28, 1918-Survey of homesteads..
33 Act of June 5, 1920—80-rod shore space not required -
35 Act of March 8, 1922—Surface entries of coal, oil, etc., lands
34 LAND DISTRICTS.-Act of May 14, 1898—-President authorized to es
tablish land districts. Act of February 14, 1902–One land district in Alaska.
36 Act of March 2, 1907-Two land districts in Alaska..
36 MINERAL LANDS.--Act of May 17, 1884-Mining laws made applicable to Alaska
37 Act of May 14, 1898—Mining rights to citizens of Canada.
38 Act of June 6, 1900—– Instruments to be recorded-Gold explorations on
Bering Sea-Miner's regulations—Roadway-
40 Act of June 7, 1910_Time for filing adverse claims.-
41 Act of August 1, 1912—Placer claim not in excess of 40 acres-$100 an
nually in labor or improvements-Locations by attorney restricted ---- 42 Act of January 25, 1919—Performance of annual assessments not required while in the military service --
42 Act of February 28, 1919-Performance of annual assessments not required during years 1917, 1918, and 1919...
43 MISSION SITES.-Act of June 6, 1900—— Religious societies conducting schools
43 RAILROADS AND RIGHTS OF WAY.-Act of May 14, 1898—Railroad
right of way-Minerals-Materials Wharves--Map of location • Wagon roads-Toll-Forfeitures.
44 Act of March 12, 1914President authorized to construct and operate railroads, telegraphs, and telephone lines, etc.
50 Act of March 4, 1915--Use of materials from forest reserves.
53 Act of October 7, 1919--Additional appropriation for construction of railroad .
53 Act of November 18, 1921–Additional appropriation for construction of railroad
SCHOOL GRANTS.-Act of March 4, 1915—Sections 16 and 36—Section
33 in Tanana Valley for agricultural colleges—Lieu selections
Leases-Mineral lands excepted.-
2387, R. S. Act of June 6, 1900-Jail and courthouse sites--TRADE AND MANUFACTURING SITES.-Act of May 14, 1898-Pur
chase of not exceeding 80 acres containing improvements-Navigable waters—Use of wharves and roadway-Suitable tracts along waterways for use of natives—Procedure for patent-Adverse claim----
ALLOTMENTS AND RESERVATIONS.
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 Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congress asHomestead ali sembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby lotments to natives.
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, Allotments in- and who is the head of a family, or is twenty-one years de femtabele and non- 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 Preference rights.
provided by Congress. Any person qualified for an allotment as a foresaid 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 repeal the timber-culture laws, and for other purposes.
Annette Islands reserved for Met
Sec. 15. That until otherwise provided by law the lakahtlan Indians. body of lands known as Annette Islands, situated in
Alexander Archipelago, in southeastern Alaska, on the north side of Dixon's entrance, be, and the same is hereby, set apart as a reservation for the use of the Metlakahtla Indians, and those people known as Metla kahtlans who have recently emigrated from British Columbia to Alaska, and such other Alaskan natives as may join them, to be held and used by them in common, under such rules and regulations, and subject to such restrictions, as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of the Interior.
Approved, March 3, 1891 (26 Stat. 1095–1101).